Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Prescriptives Exhilarating Collection for Summer 2009

Calyx Sheer Exhilaration ($38.50)

Limited edition all-over fragrance is a light, refreshing form of the original Calyx. With notes of passion fruit, mango, guava, lily, jasmine, sandalwood, and vetiver, this formula is delicate and invigorating.

Calyx Exhilarating Lip Gloss ($14.50)

  • Mango (Warm)
  • Pink Grapefruit (Cool)
  • Guava (Neutral)

Exhilarating Lipcolor ($17.50)

  • Nectarine (Y/O)
  • Papaya (R/O)
  • Strawberry (R)
  • Raspberry (B/R)

U-Pick Eye Color ($14.00)

  • Lemondrop (Warm)
  • Calyx Green (Warm)
  • Caviar (Warm)
  • Teal (Cool)
  • Chiffon (Cool)
  • Cobalt (Cool)

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Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Looks like Stila Cosmetics just might have lucked out. Stila CEO Deanna Kangas confirmed a deal with Patriach Partners (venture capital firm)…

According to WWD

Struggling indie brand Stila Cosmetics has found a last-minute savior: venture capital firm Patriarch Partners LLC. The deal is expected to be finalized on Monday.

According to several sources, it’s been a rocky several weeks for the brand, which is said to have furloughed its entire workforce the last week in March due to the company’s inability to make payroll. Former owner Sun Capital Partners, which had acquired the brand from the Estee Lauder Cos., is said to have pulled the plug on the company’s financing at that time. The deal was confirmed late Sunday afternoon by Stila ceo Deanna Kangas and Patriarch Partners spokesperson Taylor Griffin. — WWD

Saturday, April 18th, 2009


Navy Design #208

Dior 5-Colour Designer Quints for Summer 2009

Dior’s new 5-Colour Designer is the all-in-one artistry palette for the eyes. Featuring five unique formulas—Base, Eyeshadow, Contouring Shade, Highlighter and Liner— housed in one palette, these four tailor-made color harmonies, come complete with a pro-technique instruction sheet. Where runway becomes reality.

5-Colour Designer Eyeshadow Palettes ($58.00)

  • Smokey Design #008
  • Navy Design #208
  • Nude Pink Design #508
  • Amber Design #708

Available: June 2009 at Dior Beauty Counters Nationwide

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection for Summer 2009

“I love sheer washes of color for summer—they’re wearable, easy and look good on everyone.” — Bobbi Brown

Sheer Color Cheek Tint ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

Sheer Color Cheek Tint gives cheeks a sheer tint of natural-looking color. The translucent, lightweight formula glides on smooth and blends evenly onto skin. Packaged in a swivel-up stick for convenient and easy application. Available in six shades.

  • Sheer Raspberry
  • Sheer Lilac
  • Sheer Pink
  • Sheer Mauve
  • Sheer Coral
  • Sheer Blackberry

Sheer Color Lip Gloss ($20.00)

Our newest gloss formula is super sheer and super wearable. The see-through finish makes it easy for any woman to wear the season’s punchy shades. Available in four shades for a limited time.

  • Marina Pink
  • Cabana Coral
  • Sailor
  • Popsicle

Available: May 2009 at all Bobbi Brown Counters and on www.bobbibrown.com

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Friday, April 17th, 2009

Here are some low res images from MAC’s upcoming Colour Craft Collection!

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Friday, April 17th, 2009

Maybelline to Launch Color Sensational Lipsticks

Due to a new, innovative color dispersion system, the color seen on a Color Sensational lipstick bullet is what will transfer on the lips. “Color Sensational’s pigments are dispersed in a patented polymer and emollient blend. This blend saturates the pigment and allows the color to bloom,” said Debra Coleman Nally, director, R&D, L’Oréal USA. Creating a lipstick that feels soft on the lips was found to be the second most important lipstick trait. Color Sensational formulas address this concern by adding honey nectar.

In addition to the lipsticks, there are 12 shades of lip gloss — using the same technology — and 10 lip liners. Lip items fall into one of four shade families: red, pink, plum and natural, as consumers generally bucket themselves into one of these categories. Displays on the cosmetics wall group shade families together, so consumers can immediately deselect a family they know doesn’t work for them. — WWD

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