Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Dior Cristal Boreale Collection

Dior Cristal Boreale Collection for Holiday 2009

Influenced by the ornate, corseted gowns and decorative broaches of the 18th Century Louis XVI style and inspired by the delicate light-reflecting qualities of crystal, each product in this exquisite color collection is like a tiny jewel. Featuring shades of petal pink, deep silver and a wide range of purples to create a luxurious and festive look for holiday.

Cristal Boreal Gloss Pendant ($80.00)

In the mid Fifties, inspired by the magnificence of Versailles, Christian Dior asked the Swarovski House to create a crystal that evoked the reflections of the sunlight going through the famous Galerie des Glaces in Versailles. This led to the creation of the Aurore Boréale crystal with its unique multi-colored reflections.

For its 2009 Christmas Look, Christian Dior Parfums has collaborated for the very first time with the Swarovski House to create an exceptional Star Product using the legendary Aurore Boréale crystal : “Cristal Boréal”. The oval pendant, inspired by the shape of the neo-Louis XVI chairs that Christian Dior loved, is adorned with 52 Swarovski crystals of which 4 are Aurore Boréale.
This pendant contains a crystal-effect gloss declined in one easy-to-wear shade: Pink Crystal. A true makeup jewel for precious iridescent lips. Availability: Specialty Stores

Cristal Boreal Silver Eyeshadow ($30.00)

This jewel-toned eyeshadow feature light-reflecting qualities and subtle colors for a delicate, shimmering effect. Embossed with a “crystal pattern” effect. Cristal Boreal Eyeshadow in Silver Gem.

Collection

  • 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow in Smoky Crystal #089 ($56.00)
  • Style Liner in Sparkling Purple #174 ($31.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Silver Purple #782 ($20.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Black Sequins #905 (Sephora Only) ($20.00)

Cannage Palettes

Dior Couture Silver Cannage Clutch ($70.00)

This chic reusable clutch is a one-stop shop for all things glam, featuring a DiorBlush in a pretty pink shade, plum gloss, shimmering gold and matte brown eyeshadows and two brushes for easy application. Products can be removed to transform the gun-metal silver cannage outer case into the perfect carryall for a night out on the town. Availability: Sephora

Dior Red Cannage Lip Palette ($40.00)

This chic red patent palette makes the perfect holiday beauty accessory. Featuring a sheer balm, plum and berry lipstick shades and a light pink gloss, lips go easily (and stylishly) from day to night. Availability: Sephora

Dior Black Cannage Eye Palette ($40.00)

Create virtually any look—from work-appropriate subtlety to show-stopping party eyes—with this versatile palette. Featuring shades of brown, peach, copper and a must-have gold highlighter in Dior’s silky iridescent eyeshadow formula. Availability: Department Stores & Sephora

Dior Black Cannage Lip Palette ($40.00)

This festive black patent palette eliminates the need for lugging several lipsticks at once with its sleek packaging and go-anywhere shade range of plum, pinks and beige. Slips easily from work tote to evening clutch. Availability: Department Stores

Availability: October 2009 at Dior Beauty Counters Nationwide (except where specified).

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Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Laura Mercier Holiday 2009

Laura Mercier for Holiday 2009

Lots of palettes, sets, and value sets!

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Palette ($48.00, value of $108.00)

A first for the brand, Laura Mercier launches five perfectly paired baked eye colours in one convenient palette. Contour and define eyes with the mini double ended brush for on-the-go glamour. Create endless looks by using it wet or dry.

  • Included Shades: Champagne, Sepia, Mink, Malt and Sterling
  • Included Brushes: Crème Eye Detail Brush and Eye Colour Brush

Laura Mercier Petite Eye Palette ($28.00)

Perfect for every gal on every gift giving list, these pocket-size portable compacts contain four of the most flattering shades in warm and cool tones. Wear two for day or all four for sexy smoky evening eyes. This palette is the ultimate stocking stuffer or jet-setting sidekick.

  • Warm Eye Colour Palette: Sandstone, Stellar, Bamboo, Truffle
  • Cool Eye Colour Palette: Morning Dew, Rose, African Violet, Twilight Grey

Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glacé Set ($48.00, value of $55.00)

Never be caught with less-than-perfect lips this holiday season. Protect them with five perfectly portable Lip Glacés, each infused with Laura’s Lip Complex to help keep lips shiny and healthy. Layer with a favorite Lip Colour or wear solo for a translucent tint.

  • Included Shades: Pink Diamond, Babydoll, Violet, Ambre Rose and Bellini

Laura Mercier Colour Wardrobe ($100.00, value of $235.00)

Laura’s new Colour Wardrobe is the perfect accessory this holiday season. The two-tiered compact holds multiple Eye, Cheek and Lip Colours along with two finishing Lip Glazes and expert tools that will have you looking flawless in a flash.

  • Top Level Contents: Black Plum Eye Colour, Stellar Eye Colour, Café au lait Eye Colour, Sandstone Eye Colour, Celestial Eye Colour, Coffee Ground Eye Colour, Plum Cheek Colour, Rose Cheek Colour, Nude Cheek Colour, Eye Colour/Corner Eye Colour Double Ended Brush
  • Bottom Level Contents: Mocha Lip Colour, Scarlet Lip Colour, Melon Lip Colour, Mulberry Lip Colour, Nude Lip Colour, Rosette Lip Colour, Brown Lip Glaze, Pink Lip Glaze, Double Ended Lip Brush

Laura Mercier Deluxe Mini Brush Set ($85.00, value of $274.00)

The ultimate array in professional tools has arrived this holiday season! Laura’s expert brushes for eyes, cheeks, lips and brows are in space-saving sizes so you can travel light but always look your best. Each double-ended brush fits neatly in a chic zipper case that rivals even your favorite clutch!

  • Included Double-Ended Brushes: Crème Cheek Colour/Cheek Colour, Secret Camouflage/Camouflage Powder, Ponytail/Eye Colour, Brow Groomer/Lip, Flat Eye Liner/Smudge

Laura Mercier Touch-up Brush Set ($45.00, value of $129.00)

No need to redo when you can retouch! Laura’s travel-friendly tools make it easy to perfect your look from power shopping to happy hour. The sleek holiday case accommodates four mini brushes and a pocket-sized mirror.

  • Included Brushes: Cheek Colour Brush, All Over Eye Colour Brush, Eye Crease Brush, Flat Eye Liner Brush

Laura Mercier Soufflé Sampler ($50.00)

Always a favorite of Laura’s, ultra-rich whipped Soufflé Body Crèmes are scented with blends of the finest gourmande notes, including Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûleé and Crème de Pistache. The active ingredients in the silky smooth formula instantly nourish the skin and enrich it with much deserved vitamins and protein derivatives, while shea butter and macadamia nut oil provide conditioning benefits. The sampler set of four ounce plastic jars is just perfect for travel.

Laura Mercier Candles – Almond Coconut, Crème Brûleé and Warm Roasted Chestnuts ($48.00)

Let the heavenly aroma of Laura Mercier candles drift through any space to create a warm, welcoming ambiance. Treat your senses to and share it with the people you love this season. Each candle is ozone friendly and has a 100% cotton wick for a clean, even burn.

Laura Mercier Foiled Eye Colour ($22.00)

Celebrate the holidays with glam limited edition shades of gold and silver for a night out on the town.

  • VIP Gold
  • VIP Silver

Laura Mercier Lip Glace ($22.00)

Dress lips in the perfect shade of pink this holiday season with the limited edition After Hours Lip Glace with a hint of sparkle.

  • After Hours

Availability: October 2009 at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Sephora and www.lauramercier.com.

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Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Too Faced for Holiday 2009

Queen For a Day Makeup Collection ($40.00)

Too Faced treats you with royal admiration this Holiday season by offering a mix of everything her majesty might desire to create a luxe look for any opulent occasion. Filled with Too Faced’s most celebrated products, the Queen For A Day Makeup Collection also offers an exclusive shadow quad to create a variety of shimmery, rich combinations.  This limited-edition Collection comes in a custom-designed makeup clutch perfectly crafted to hold a Queen’s ransom of beauty items and includes:

  • Eyeshadow Quad (Set Exclusive!)
  • Snow Bunny Bronzer (winter bronze)
  • Lip of Luxury Lipstick in Free Love (pale pink)
  • Shadow Insurance (translucent beige)
  • Mini Lash Injection Pinpoint (black)
  • Flatbuki Brush

French & fabulous beauty collection ($28.50)

Transform into beauty royalty complete with a legion of followers that cater to your every whim and fancy! Of course you’ll mesmerize the masses with the new French & Fabulous Beauty Collection from Too Faced. This Parisian-inspired set includes six silky eye shadows that are rich, crease-resistant and long-wearing, plus the complexion-correcting Pink Leopard Highlighting Bronzer, and Sun Bunny, one of Too Faced’s most-coveted bronzers. A queen’s treasure of Too Faced’s most legendary shades, this chic, wearable collection will be ranked amongst your favorite French confections, transporting easily from an intimate French bistro to the hottest night club in the City of Lights!  French & Fabulous includes:

  • Pink Leopard Highlighting Bronzer
  • Sun Bunny Bronzer
  • Totally Toasted Brown
  • Totally Toasted Beige
  • Poodle Puff Raisin
  • Poodle Puff Pink
  • Ooh & Aah
  • Mess In A Dress

Glamour To Go III ($19.50)

Designed to offer anything you need to get your glam on while on-the-go, Too Faced introduces Glamour to Go III, the third installment of the sought-after Glamour To Go series. Get your glam-on-the-go anytime with this pocket-sized beauty arsenal packed with everything a girl needs to get out the door in minutes! Eight silky shadows, four juicy lip shades, and one beautiful blush are all packed up and perfectly coordinated for a complete look or easy touch-ups anytime and anywhere! Slip this sleek and petite slice of pretty into the palm of your hand and dip into an oasis of color options for eyes, cheeks and lips.

Glamour Revolution Beauty Collection

Unite in Too Faced’s quest to overthrow the confining rules of conservative beauty and revel in the illustrious light and soul-enhancing effects of pure glamour! This holiday, start a mutiny against ordinary makeup kits and march straight to Too Faced’s new Glamour Revolution Beauty Collection. Pledge your allegiance to the glossiest of lips, flushed cheek perfection and bronzed, beautiful skin with this all-inclusive, show-stopping kit that offers it all. The Glamour Revolution Beauty Collection houses an assortment of everything needed to overthrow an old beauty routine. This limited-edition makeup book includes 9 of Too Faced’s best-selling eye shadow shades, 3 lip glosses, the delectably indulgent Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, a gorgeous new shade of Brightening Blush, plus 3 Get-the-Look Cards to inspire a variety of glamorous looks.

  • Milk Chocolate
  • George & Weezie
  • Boy Toy
  • Label Whore
  • London Calling
  • Glamazon
  • Dirt Bag
  • Party Girl
  • Neptune
  • Bronzer – Chocolate Soleil
  • Brightening Blush – La Vie En Rose
  • Shadow Insurance

Availability: Now available at Sephora and TooFaced.com.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Chantecaille Les Pétales Collection for Holiday 2009

For the holidays, Sylvie and Olivia have created three beautiful and unique products encased in small compacts, delicately etched with Chantecaille’s signature rose in a rose-gold metallic finish. The collection includes a sheer pressed powder, a luminous highlighter and a rose lip gloss.

Voile de Rose Poudre Délicate ($36.00)

Luxurious and velvety smooth, this innovative, super-lightweight formula glides on effortlessly to create a smooth, long-adhering invisible finish. Smooth, soft and unnoticeable, this powder embossed with the Chantecaille Rose gives an unprecedented natural and radiant look. Perfect for an evening touch up. Intensely hydrating and never drying due to PCA treated spherical powder. Micronized and elastic coated pigments assure all-day wear and optimal blendability. This distinctive roe-gold compact contains a mirror and a small, ultra-soft puff with a delicate white satin top.

Rêve de Rose Lip Gloss SPF 15 ($36.00)

A soothing and intensely hydrating lip gloss that nurtures lips all day long. This light but supremely moisturizing formula is packed with Aloe and Chamomile to calm, Vitamin E and Rice bran to hydrate and protect and Ceramides and Ginko Biloba to condition and rebuild. Also includes SPF 15. Reve de Rose comes in a beautiful and elegant universally flattering rich rose color with a touch of shimmer- ideal for day or in your evening clutch.

Lumière de Rose Face Highlighter ($36.00)

Introducing a new and innovative formula with a unique mix of pigment and pearl for the most flattering and gentle metallic pearl effect. Perfectly coated micronized pigments impart a creamy and soft touch and provide perfect adherence for all day wear. Triglycerides impart high emollience and will never make skin feel dry. This mini touch of light is beautiful on cheeks and eyelids anytime.

Availability: October 2009 at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Frédéric Fekkai Salons, Neiman Marcus, select Saks Fifth Avenue locations, and Space NK; also available online at www.Chantecaille.com.

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Urban Decay Holiday 2009 Collection/Offerings

As per usual, Urban Decay doesn’t disappoint with an early release of some very delectable holiday offerings!

24/7 Super Stash ($36.00)

  • Five Existing Shades: Zero, Graffiti, Ransom, Rockstar, Stash
  • Four New Shades: Corrupt (chocolate-brown with sparkle), Binge (navy), Eldorado (golden), and Oil Slick (black with glitter)

Book of Shadows Vol. 2 ($48.00)

  • Seven New Shades: AC/DC (dark purple), Nylon (brown sparkle), Mushroom (gunmetal with taupe shift), Sphynx (pink w/glitter), Jinx (bright blue), Homegrown (bright green), Misdemeanor (dark teal)
  • Nine Existing Shades: Perversion, Sellout, Gunmetal, Ecstasy, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Twice Baked, Half Baked, Flipside, YDK
  • Also included are must-have travel size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in best-sellers Zero and Bourbon, AND a travel size Eyeshadow Primer Potion in a new curvy bottle!

Apocalyptic Nail Kit ($26.00)

  • White Widow (white sparkle)
  • Gunmetal (gunmetal sparkle)
  • Apocalypse (black-purple)
  • Grunge (metallic peacock)
  • Meltdown (royal purple)
  • Big Bang (sparkling hot pink)
  • Fbomb (true red)

Show Pony Shadow Box ($30.00)

  • Snatch (peachy-pink with glitter) (NEW)
  • Mildew (deep green)
  • Flash (electric purple)
  • Painkiller (turquoise shimmer) (NEW)
  • Smog (deep bronze)
  • Toasted (copper)
  • 24/7 Eye Pencil Zero (black)
  • Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Smoke Out Kit ($34.00)

  • Sweet Lucy Blacks/greys
    Ju-Ju Browns/neutrals
    Yerba Deep greens

Urban Decay Rocks ($18.00)

More sophisticated than “body bling”, these resplendent crystals come in a variety of 24 silver, gold, and iridescent stones. Use just one in the inner or outer corner of your eyes, try a smattering of different stones on one cheek, or ghetto-fabu-lize your nails. Get creative!

Availability: Secret Stash, Book of Shadows Vol. 2, Show Pony Shadow Box can be purchased at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s West locations. Or, online at sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com. Apocalyptic Nail Kit can be purchased at Sephora and select Macy’s. Or, online at sephora.com, macys.com and urbandecay.com. Urban Decay Rocks! Available for $18 at select Macy’s West locations. Or, online at macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com.

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Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Bobbi Brown Chrome Collection for Holiday 2009

For the holiday season, Bobbi Brown has you covered with a masterpiece of colors and shades in a new, limited edition palette.

Chrome Palette

For the eyes:

  • White Eye Shadow White Eye Shadow
  • Polar Ice Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow
  • Storm Cloud Sparkle Eye Shadow
  • Iron Eye Shadow
  • Thunder Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Moonlight Sparkle Eye Shadow
  • Cyber Grey Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow
  • Foil Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Chrome Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Charcoal Haze Eye Shadow

For the lips:

  • Pink Mist Shimmer Lip Gloss
  • Winter Bronze Glitter Lip Gloss
  • Berry Glitter Lip Gloss
  • Chrome Pink Shimmer Lip Gloss

Chrome Lip Color

  • Port Lip Color
  • Chrome Metallic Lip Color
  • Plum Pearl Metallic Lip Color

Availability: October 2009.

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