Monday, May 18th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Style Warrior Collection

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 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • 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 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • 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 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

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

Eye Kohl ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Smolder Intense black

Pro Lash Mascara ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN)

  • Coal Black Honest-to-goodness black

Beauty Powder Blush ($18.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

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

Solar Bits ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

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

Nail Lacquer ($11.00 U.S. / $13.00 CDN)

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

Brush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

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

Available: May 20th, 2009 in North America. June 2009 internationally. (Yes, the release date has been changed–officially!)

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Friday, May 8th, 2009

Smashbox Mother Earth Palette ($45.00)

An eco-friendly color palette containing four eyeshadows and a blush. Smashbox Mother Earth Palette includes four certified-organic shadows and a blush housed inside a compact and sleeve made from sustainable materials. Mix and match the blendable shades to create a perfectly pigmented frame for the eyes and add a pop of the tangerine-hued blush for a flush of color on the cheeks. Being green has never been so easy! With each purchase, a tree will be planted by Trees for the Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable environments through forestation throughout the world.

Availability: Exclusively at Sephora.com

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Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Sephora.com has their famous Sephora Sun Safety Kit ($22.50) back in stock and available for you to purchase. I love their kit, because it contains a whole slew of trial-sized suncare products (13 in total). It also comes in a yellow beach bag made out of recycled plastic. But you know the best part? 100% of the net profits of the kit sales go towards The Skin Cancer Foundation.

  • 0.14 oz Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15
  • 0.23 oz DDF Protect and Correct UV Moisturizer SPF 15
  • 0.5 oz Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20
  • 0.25 oz Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Lotion SPF 30
  • 1.0 oz Anthony Logistics Facial Moisturizer SPF 15
  • 0.1 oz Clarins UV Plus Day Screen High Protection SPF 40
  • 0.34 oz Korres Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30
  • 0.33 oz Cosmedicine Medi-matte Oil Control Lotion SPF 20
  • 0.08 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 PA+++
  • 0.25 oz Ole Henriksen Herbal Day Cream SPF 15
  • 0.4 oz Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 20
  • 0.25 oz Smashbox Photo Finish UVA/UVB SPF 15
  • 0.01 oz Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Well-Rested for Eyes SPF 30

Plus, here are current codes for sample freebies…

  • Free portable, reusable tote. EARTHDAY
  • Free Smashbox Photofinish sample. PRIMER.
  • Free DuWop Prime Venom sample. DUWOP.
  • 8 Free natural & organic beauty samples. NATURALBAG
  • Purchase a pink NoNo, receive 2 free buffers and 5 blades. NONO.
  • Free deluxe sample of Fresh Umbrian Clay Face Treatment. FRESH.
  • Free Bare Escentuals 10-day sample and mini kabuki. PEACELOVE
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

shu uemura Eternal Gold Collection for Summer 2009

Pressed Eyeshadow ($20.00)

  • Gold #350 (Metallic)
  • Brown #850 (Metallic)

Cream Eyeshadow ($30.00)

  • Pink (Pearl)
  • Brown 7A (Pearl)

UV Under Base Shimmer ($35.00)
Limited Edition legendary UV Under Base with a shimmering texture for a natural glow. A weightless mousse makeup base with an ultra thin veil of shimmering pearls that helps to even out skintone and texture, reduce redness and minimize the appearance of pores. Use before makeup application to prepare the face for flawless makeup.

Bronzing Powder ($38.00)

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Dark

Natural 50H Goat Brush ($75.00)

Glow On Blush ($21.00)

  • Amber #83 (Pearl)
  • Pink #31 (Pearl)

Gloss Unlimited ($22.00)

  • #755N (Brown)

Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine ($23.00)

  • #901 (Beige)
  • 301 (Pink)

Available: Now available at shuuemura.com.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009


This is NOT an official promotional image for the collection.

MAC Cosmetics Graphic Garden Collection for Nordstrom Anniversary

U.S. Launch Date: July 17th (July 9th at The Bay)

Brush Bags ($49.50)

A black and white twill bag with a separate brush holder featuring a rose or poppy pattern.

  • Define & Blend 129SE, 190SE, 209SE, 219SE, 252SE
  • Shape & Perfect 168SE, 187SE, 194SE, 212SE, 275SE

Eye Shadow 6 Palette ($38.00)

A black metal compact with a black and white plaque featuring the repeat signature MAC logo that morphs (holographic) into a black and white floral pattern when viewed from different angles.

Fresh Cut Palette

  • Floral Inc. (Frost)
  • Sun-Shy (Lustre)
  • Fresh Cut (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Poppy Noir (Velvet)
  • Bloomcycle (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Part Peony (Lustre)
  • 213SE Brush

Graphic Garden Palette

  • Social Climber (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Botancial Blue (Frost)
  • Straight Hedge (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Wild Wisteria (Lustre)
  • Linear Lilac (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Graphic Garden (Velvet)
  • 213SE brush

Lip Bags ($34.50)

A black and white twill makeup bag featuring a rose or poppy pattern.

Summer Crop Lip Bag

  • Lipstick: Semi-Annual (Lustre)
  • Lipstick: Garden Bed (Lustre)
  • Lipglass: Summer Crop (Frost)

Baby Blooms Lip Bag

  • Lipstick: Soft Illusion (Frost)
  • Lipstick: Spiceflower (Amplified Cream)
  • Lipglass: Baby Blooms (Frost)

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Kat Von D for Summer 2009

True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Gypsy
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Gypsy is the key to a sexy smoky eye with a hot summer twist. Designed by reality television star Kat Von D especially for Sephora, this artistic spectrum of shades brings an edgy-glam creativity to your makeup. The pigment-rich shadows deliver major impact to make the eyes pop! The sleek black palette is stenciled with silver roses and arrives packaged in a silk-screened black and silver box that is itself a work of art—and inspired by Kat’s favorite tattoo.

The Gypsy palette contains the shades:

  • Lucifer
  • Stryker
  • Frankie
  • Hawkwind
  • Brass Knuckles
  • Birdcage
  • Ego Sum
  • Gunner

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