Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

SEE REVIEWS, PHOTOS, & SWATCHES FOR: Lipsticks | Lipglasses | Eyeshadows

MAC By Request for Summer 2014
MAC By Request for Summer 2014

Hundreds of thousands of M•A•C Fans voted for their favourite rare shades of Lipstick from the 90s. Now is your chance to get them before they disappear forever! Available only online while supplies last.

Eyeshadow ($15.00 U.S.) (Limited Edition)

Available online April 3rd.

  • Butterscotch Matte warm beige (Matte) (Circa Pre-1990)
  • Diesel Cool grey frost (Frost) (Freedom Colour Additions, 1994)
  • Fiction Muted green with shimmer (Frost) (Colour Abstractions/Additions, 1997)

Lipstick ($16.00 U.S.) (Limited Edition)

Available online April 1st.

  • Glam Vivid, bright pinky-red (Matte) (Viva Glam, 1992)
  • Hoop Mid-tone rosy pink (Matte) (Le Groove Colour, 1991)
  • Pink Poodle Vivid fuchsia-pink (Glaze) (Valentine’s Day Collection, 2000)

Lipglass ($15.00 U.S.) (Limited Edition)

Available online April 1st.

  • Glam Vivid, bright pinky-red
  • Hoop Mid-tone rosy pink
  • Pink Poodle Vivid fuchsia-pink

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014

NARS Artistry Brushes
NARS Artistry Brushes

NARS Cosmetics leverages its makeup artistry heritage with a 16 piece Artistry Brush Collection. From base to bristle, this comprehensive collection features an exquisite design conceived by Founder and Creative Director François Nars and Fabien Baron, of New York design firm Baron & Baron. Each brush is designed with the finest quality hairs and delicately weighted to provide the necessary balance for a professional and precise makeup application. The custom brush and packaging feature the iconic matte black finish with sharp debossed logo and signature pop of red.

“You cannot achieve good makeup without good tools.” – François Nars

Powder Brush #10 ($52.00)

Blends, buffs, and diffuses loose powder for a lustrous finish. Double domed with layers of full, soft hair to pick up and deposit powder evenly.

Bronzing Powder Brush #11 ($52.00)

An artist essential for controlled application. The dense concentration of soft, natural hair holds and applies product for an even, all-over glow.

Cream Blending Brush #12 ($28.00)

A versatile, multi-use brush for face and eyes. Designed for gentle application of concealer around the eyes and effortless blending of cream textures.

Precision Blending Brush #13 ($26.00)

For precision application of concealer. Ideal for focused use on spots, pigmented areas, or around the eyes and nose.

Blush Brush #20 ($42.00)

Professional domed shape deposits blush pigments perfectly. Diffuses as it blends for smooth, effortless application.

Contour Brush #21 ($42.00)

Expertly angled for sculpting and highlighting the cheekbones. An artist essential to define and blend with controlled application.

Eye Shadow Brush #40 ($32.00)

Deposits the perfect amount of pigment for a masterful sweep of all-over shadow.

Diffusing Brush #41 ($32.00)

A must-have for blending and creating the smoky eye. Lush bristles softly apply shadow for a light veil of color.

Blending Eyeshadow Brush #42 ($32.00)

Ideal tool for applying high-shimmer shadows and effortless blending for a soft-focus effect due to softer, longer hair design.

Wide Contour Eyeshadow Brush #43 ($32.00)

The go-to artist essential that does it all: tap, blend, or sweep shadow with ease. Angled shape allows for all-over or precise application.

Precision Contour Brush #44 ($28.00)

The firm, flexible hair design of this brush is ideal for applying concentrated color in the eye crease.

Smudge Brush #45 ($28.00)

The smoky eye artist essential. Expertly deposits color along the lash line and diffuses and softens eyeliner.

Push Eyeliner #46 ($28.00)

Transforms any cream or powder eyeshadow into an eyeliner for a smooth, fine line at the base of the lashes. Use wet to apply powders for stronger color impact.

Angled Eyeliner Brush #47 ($28.00)

Designed for impeccable glide when applying liquid and cream textures along the lash line. Perfect for use with NARS Eye Paint to create a variety of effects, from natural to dramatic.

Brow Defining Brush #48 ($26.00)

Define, shape and fill in sparse brows. Firm bristles provide control and deposit powder for a hair-like effect.

Precision Lip Brush #30 ($26.00)

Designed with a wide, flat surface to evenly apply lipstick with precision.

Availability: April 1st, 2014 @ NARS; April 2014 at other retailersand NARS Boutiques, April 1st at all other retailers

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014

NARS Contour Blush
NARS Contour Blush

NARS Cosmetics introduces Contour Blush, the ultimate essential in makeup artistry and the secret weapon to creating natural-looking definition with a luminous finish. The beautifully balanced duos feature a lighter shade to illuminate the highpoints of the face and a deeper shade to enhance definition. Ultra-smooth, lightweight texture lends itself to a luminous finish and the specially designed contouring formula visual depth and dimension in a single swipe. To create the perfect contour on cheeks, apply the deeper shade of the Contour Blush to the hollows of the cheek and along the hairline, sweep the light shade across the cheekbone toward the temple to soften and highlight. Finish the look with a pop of your favorite blush shade on the apples of the cheek.

Contour Blush ($42.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Gienah Honey/amber
  • Olympia Ivory/rose
  • Paloma Pink beige/deep rose

Availability: Now available for pre-order @ Nordstrom, March 15th @ NARS and NARS Boutiques, April 1st at all other retailers

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Collection
Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Collection

Availability: Exclusively at Sephora

Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

This satin finish moisturizing lipstick offers rich, matte color in a stunning Radiant Orchid shade. Infused with orchid essence for nourishment, and collagen for a subtle plumping effect, the creamy formula glides on and provides comfortable, all-day wear that rivals the lasting power of a lip stain. Designed to evoke the sleek, modern lines of the iconic Pantone Chip, and newly imagined with a captivating Radiant Orchid ombre color variation, 2014’s Color of the Year Collection makes a stunning presentation. Each product features Sephora Collection’s high performance formulas—including orchid essence infusion—for rich color payoff and luxurious feel during wear. Refined finishes like matte, cream, metallic, and lacquer allow for a fuller expression of this radiant shade, from petal-sheer luminosity to wildly rich pigments.

Radiant Femme Artistry Set ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

From soft nudes and earthy tones to brilliant bursts of color and sultry, smoky hues, this palette was specifically designed to complement the Color of the Year and complete various looks inspired by Radiant Orchid. The exclusive collection of high-quality, high-pigment shades are enclosed in a limited-edition ombre case that also pays tribute to the Color of the Year. A large mirror in the lid aids in application.

Color Gaze Brush Set ($68.00) (Limited Edition)

Apply, blend, line, and set with this complete, professional brush set in shades of the Color of the Year—Radiant Orchid. The unique, limited-edition case can be stand up when open for easy access to the brushes. When closed, it is slim enough to fit into a purse or travel bag while still being able to hold the brushes and your essential cosmetics.

Radiant Femme Artistry Set ($75.00) (Limited Edition)

This kit features everything you need to create chic trendy looks around the Sephora+Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. The Liquid luminizer features a soft Radiant Orchid-hued shimmer for a sophisticated glow. The hued cream blush is easy to wear, universally flattering, and features variable coverage for a soft flush or dramatic look. The all-day liquid eyeliner has a metallic finish in a shimmering Radiant Orchid hue. The shimmering nail lacquer pulls the look together.

Rush Luster Cheek Sweep ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

The innovative formula of this light powder blush provides a flawlessly smooth blended effect. Top the limited-edition Radiant Orchid hue with either of the two specially chosen luminizers for a shimmery iridescent glow. The colors are enclosed in a Radiant Orchid ombre case complete with a mirror for ease of application.

Venus Lure Lip Balm ($16.00) (Limited Edition)

This cooling, lip-plumping balm provides a natural-looking shine and tone. It is infused with lip treatments including hyaluronic acid to support natural collagen and make lips appear firmer and more defined. It smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with deep hydration, increases lip volume and softness, and works to soothe dry lips with moisture enhancers. The hue was inspired by the Color of the Year to complete this year’s most trendy looks.

Nail Ambrosia Trio ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

This set of three luscious lacquers displays, complements, and highlights the 2014 Color of the Year. Each flattering shade was specially picked to set off a Radiant Orchid look. 3 x 0.3 oz Nail Lacquers in Lilac Sachet (light pink), Radiant Orchid (Color of the year), Brick Dust (nude).

Radiant Paint Gloss Trio ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

This exclusive, limited-edition set includes three shades of gloss including the Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, plus two complementary shades: lilac and nude. They can be worn separately or together to create an ombre effect and complete a trendy Radiant-Orchid look for 2014.

Gazing Paint Liquid Eyeliner ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

This limited-edition liner boasts intense color payoff and provides bold definition to the eyes. The long-wear formula ensures lasting performance to set off any trendy Radiant Orchid look. The soft, flexible brush makes application foolproof.

Availability: Exclusively at Sephora

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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow for Spring 2014
Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow for Spring 2014

These gorgeous shadows glide on instinctively, hugging the curves of the eyelid, and then dry down to a powdery finish for up to 16 hours of long-wearing, waterproof color. The chic, saturated shades can be layered or mixed to create your own unique signature color or ombre combination.

Ombre Coutoure Cream Eyeshadow ($23.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Top Coat Blanc Satin (1) Top Coat
  • Beige mousseline (2) Beige
  • Rose Dentelle (3) Old pink
  • Bleu Soie (4) Marine blue
  • Taupe Velours (5) Taupe
  • Kaki Brocart (6) Khaki green
  • Gris Organza (7) Gray
  • Prune Taffetas (8) Plum
  • Brun Cachemire (9) Brown

Availability: Now @ Sephora

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Giorgio Armani Beauty Cheek & Sun Fabric for Spring 2014
Giorgio Armani Beauty Cheek & Sun Fabric for Spring 2014

Inspired by Giorgio Armani’s refined choice of fabrics, Cheek & Sun Fabric compact powders premiere this Spring in a variety of sun-infused shades.

Giorgio Armani laboratories reveal “Color Essenza” technology: a unique formulation process dedicated to the most full and loyal expression of pure colors in ultra-fine, lightweight velvet textures.

The purest pigments are meticulously selected and milled separately for exceptional color purity. They are then combined with a transparent, non-whitening base to deliver exact shades. What you see, is what you get.

Cheek Fabric Blush comes in a small, irresistible, easy-to-carry case. The Sun Fabric Bronzer is draped in “sun pleats” with pearl effects reproducing sun light reflexion on the Mediterranean Sea. The double layered palette contains a half moon brush and a mirror for on the go retouches.

Cheek Fabric ($46.00) (New, Permanent)

  • 200
  • 305
  • 306
  • 502
  • 503
  • 506
  • 507
  • 509

Sun Fabric ($54.00) (New, Permanent)

  • 100
  • 200
  • 400
  • 500

Availability: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks

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