Friday, February 27th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics | Double Dazzle

Launch Date: April 30th, 2009 (North America), May 2009 (International).

All you need is Love… Lips and Lashes! Summer simplified for the modern makeup minimalist. Double Dazzle will daze the closest competition with colour-changing, light-reflecting pearl-shine lips; paired with a new formula for the ultimate in voluptuous lashes, et voilà! Lips lead: seven new Dazzleglass shades bring the scintillating selection up to 18! The flotilla-of-lights formula imparts the pearl combination with mega-glisten shine, creamy comfort and the subtle sensation of vanilla. Lashes follow: multiplied, volumized, utterly glorified by our newest eye innovation…This sly new small-and-mighty brush has been developed to capture and emphasize each and every lash. Lips, Lashes, Lovers…Look out!

Dazzleglass ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

  • Sugarrimmed Milky pale pink with red, teal and white pearl
  • Goldyrocks Sheer soft yellow with pink and gold pearl
  • Moth to Flame Sheer neutral beige with violet pearl
  • Smile Light coral with pink and gold pearl
  • Steppin’ Out Clean yellow pink with red pearl
  • Utterly Posh Mid-tone orange with pink and gold pearl
  • Love Alert Raspberry red with red pearl
  • Date Night Deep plum with blue and gold pearl
  • Funtablulous Purple with violet pearl
  • Extra Amps Sheer bright blue pink with blue and pink pearl
  • Like Venus Clean light bubble gum pink with red pearl
  • Stop! Look! Sheer violet mauve with blue and pink pearl
  • Money Honey Mid-tone rosy mauve with red pearl
  • Rags to Riches Plumm y pink with teal and red pearl
  • Baby Sparks Pale pink with violet pearl
  • Bare Necessity Caramel apricot with red and gold pearl
  • Girl’s Delight Sheer mid-tone tan with gold pearl
  • Get Rich Quick Warm yellow brown

Dazzle Lash ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN)

  • Star Brunette Brown
  • Black Dazzle Black

Available: April 30th, 2009 (North America), May 2009 (International).

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Friday, February 27th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics | Style Warriors

Launch Date: May 28th, 2009 (North America), June 2009 (International).

Every woman has an inner Wild Thing, and we’ve captured it with Style Warrior, a bronzing collection that paints a bold new portrait of the ultimate international ingénue. Exotics defy definition, combine and cross-multiply cultures, open up the borders of beauty. Like the beautiful boys and girls on a beach in Brazil, we celebrate every combination imaginable: Solar Riche or Refined Golden Bronzing Powder, Deep Dark Skinsheen, Golden Bronze Iridescent Powder/Loose, 182 Buffer Brush to apply, and now, new Lustre Drops for instant glow…leopard gold and ebony brown, violet purples and rich earth come together to make a New People, a new standard for what’s sexy NOW. New beauty comes in kaleidoscopic colours… Diverse, Divine, Dramatic is how we do it!

Bronzing Powder ($21.00)

  • Solar Riche Mid-tone deep orange brown
  • Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish

Lustre Drops ($18.50)

  • Pink Rebel Blue pink with gold pearl
  • Sun Rush Peachy bronze with gold pearl
  • Bronze Hero Hot bronze with fine gold pearl

Skinsheen ($22.50)

  • Medium Dark Sheer soft bronze with golden tan pearl
  • Dark Golden bronze
  • Deep Dark Deep warm bronze with rich golden pearl

Iridescent Powder/Loose ($21.00)

  • Golden Bronze Golden brown with golden bronze shimmer

Brush ($45.00)

  • 182 Buffer A full, dome-shaped brush of extra soft goat hair. Specially created to flawless ly blend powder onto the skin for an immaculate polished finish. Excellent for all MAC powders and pigments.

Available: May 28th, 2009 (North America), June 2009 (International).

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Friday, February 27th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics | Style Warriors

Launch Date: May 28th, 2009 (North America), June 2009 (International).

Emerging from every corner of the glamorous globe, a new Style Warrior. Made to celebrate the cross-cultural sophistication of the modern Amazon Princess, African Queen, Crouching Tigress… Never before have we seen the “Wild Things” of the world come together in quite so many bold new combinations. Introducing a dramatically different and deliberately diverse colour story, an eclectic and expressive way to exalt and admire the strength and solidarity of beauty with no barriers. A selection of all-over summer bronzing shades for Lips, Cheeks, Eyes, Nails, featuring the innovation of Impassioned, Bronzescape and Scatterrays Solar Bits – sunbursts to unleash the animal in every woman. All exotically packaged in stylized zebra and leopard prints to keep it wild and free – the way it always ought to be.

Lipstick ($14.00)

  • Sunsational Sheer frosted beige gold
  • Brave New Bronze Creamy mid-tone pink nude
  • Purple Rite Mid-tone frosty orchid
  • Tribalist Creamy blackened berry

Lipglass ($14.00)

  • Liberated Sheer yellow gold with pearl
  • Gold Rebel Sheer copper bronze with pearl
  • Fierce & Fabulous Bright magenta purple with pearl
  • Style Warrior Blackened bronze brown with pearl

Eyeshadow ($14.50)

  • Soft Force Frosty pale white gold
  • Bright Future Frosty bright yellow gold
  • Tempting Sinfully rich coco
  • Vibrant Grape Bright magenta purple
  • Night Maneuvers Deep charcoal brown with pearl

Eye Kohl ($14.50)

  • Smolder Intense black

Pro Lash Mascara ($12.00)

  • Coal Black Honest-to-goodness black

Beauty Powder Blush ($18.00)

  • Eversun Neutral peach bronze with gold pearl
  • On A Mission Pearly mid-tone plum

Solar Bits ($19.50)

  • Scatterrays Soft metallic peach with gold pearl
  • Bronzescape Clean yellow brown with gold pearl
  • Impassioned Frosty cool taupe

Nail Lacquer ($11.00)

  • Peaceable Pearly pale golden beige
  • Violet Fire Bright creamy magenta purple
  • Mercenary Frosted blackened bronze

Brush ($23.00)

  • 242 Firm fibre Brush with rounded edge for smooth, even application of powder, emollient and concealer products

Available: May 28th, 2009 (North America), June 2009 (International).

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Monday, February 23rd, 2009

MAC Cosmetics | A Rose Romance

U.S. Launch Date: April 23rd, 2009

International Launch Date: May 2009

Suggesting Sonnets celebrated for centuries: “Come into my garden, I would like my roses to see you!” poet Sir Richard Brinsley Sheridan once said, and what lady could resist such flattery?

Lipstick

  • Way To Love Creamy light yellow pink
  • A Rose Romance Mid-tone pink with gold pearl
  • Odyssey Spiked-up plum

Lipglass

  • Virgin Kiss Sheer pale pink with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Magnetique Frosted violet fuchsia
  • Steal My Heart Sheer bright pink with multi-dimensional pearl

See Thru Lip Colour

  • Loving Touch Sheer pearly light pink
  • Tender Tryst Sheer pearly plum
  • Secret Crush Sheer red berry

Pigment

  • Mutiny Clean sky blue with gold pearl
  • Circa Plum Frosty dirty mid-tone laevnder

Eyeshadow

  • Of Summer Frosted light dirty mauve
  • Et Tu, Bouquet? Frosted pale pink gold
  • Creme de Violet Vivid pinkish-violet flecked with gold shimmer
  • Silverthorn Mid-tone gray with silver pearl
  • Shadowy Lady Darkly veiled plum

Nordstrom Exclusive Quad

  • Solar White Golden white (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Contrast Dark purple/blue (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Seeds of Love frosted peach (Frost)
  • Petal Worship Light, blue-based pink (Frost)

Just A Pinch Gel Blush ($18.50 U.S / $22.50 CDN)

Sheer gel cheek blush in a pot delivers a rosy glow of coverage for a healthy complexion. Dewy texture blends into a thin film on skin, giving low to medium transparent coverage.

  • Just A Pinch Sheer red pink tint

Beauty Powder

  • Blush of Youth Clean pink with gold pearl
  • Summer Rose Soft violet pink with pearl

Nail Lacquer

  • Love & Friendship Creamy dirty mid-tone lavender

Creations Hue: Dejarose

A striking bouquet of lush Bulgarian, Turkish, and Tea Red Roses is ruffled with dewy watery and luminous green nuances. Velvety petals of exotic orchid, lily, jasmine and peony are teased with a hint of crimson red raspberry and the gentle texture of pink pepper. The interplay of light and dark woods, weathered teak contrasting with patchouli, adds to the intensity, while hypnotic incense vapours and amber crystals lend a sense of intrigue and allure to this sensuous creation.

Fix+ Rose

An aqua-spritz of vitamins and minerals, infused with a Calm-the-Skin blend of green tea, Chamomile, Cucumber, topped off with the scent oF 100% natural rose water. Adds radiance, finishes makeup.

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Friday, February 13th, 2009

Clinique Upgrades Their Sun Care

Reader KaylaK told us how Clinique was revamping their sun care line, and I thought to myself, “Why? What’s wrong with it?!” Nordstrom.com is showing the newly re-done sun care line, and it all looks STUNNING! I have to give Clinique kudos on making it fun, summery, and just cool. The packaging is sleek and stands out without being wasteful. I haven’t heard if they’ve changed up formulations yet, but I’m diggin’ the new look. What about you?

Friday, February 6th, 2009

According to WWD, Guerlain will be launching a revolutionary new lipstick called Rouge G de Guerlain, launching April 1st worldwide. Some of the goals behind the new lipstick formula was creating a lightweight, long-lasting lipstick with plenty of color. It nicludes ruby powder that will be radiant when it interacts with ultraviolet rays as well as mother-of-pearl to smooth and even lip surfaces. You’ll also find hyaluronic acid microspheres, which will help plump your lips. Other ingredients included will be aimed at reducing the appearance of lip lines and filling them.

When the lipstick launches, Guerlain expects it to reach about 100 doors, including Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and select Bloomingdales and Nordstroms. They have not designed this lipstick as being affordable luxury, but they describe it as an “aspirational lipstick line.” Rouge G de Guerlain will launch with 25 shades, and each one will retail for $45 in the U.S. or 38 euros in France.

The packaging is described as…

Each generally had a hidden hinge, which is an element in Rogue G packaging. The new product’s wholly metal case that lies on its side also makes a gentle clicking sound when the tube is removed, causing the case to flip open and reveal two mirrors. A high-tech magnet holds the holder’s two parts together.

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