Wednesday, May 16th, 2012


Dior Summer Mix Collection for Summer 2012

Introducing Summer Mix, a charming new color collection that captures the carefree spirit of summer with four infectiously fun shades of new Dior Vernis Nail Gloss and two shades of Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss.

In 1962, Dior was the very first Couture House to launch its own brand name nail lacquer to match its already iconic lipsticks. A Dior slogan from the period captures the popularity of the new product: “Today, the four shimmering letters of Dior have come to the tips of your ten fingers.” In the 1970’s, Dior became a leading brand in terms of color range by launching forty matching nail and lipstick shades. And now, in 2012, Dior celebrates 50 years of nail lacquers that have since become stand alone fashion accessories. Inspired by a couture spirit, the Dior Vernis collection currently features 25 permanent shades, from the classic Red Royalty #999, the favorite color of Christian Dior, to the trendy Gris Montaigne #707, inspired by the Louis XVI-style chairs of the original Dior reception rooms on Avenue Montaigne. In addition, each Dior color collection features limited edition Vernis shades that instantly become the must-have accessory of the season.

Vernis Gloss ($23.00)

Brand new translucent, glossy formula with a “sorbet-like” finish perfect for the summer months.

  • Cosmo (178) Cheerful watermelon pink
  • Calypso (158) Bright candy apple red
  • Acapulco (118) Tart lemon yellow
  • Lagoon (198) Cool swimming pool blue

Addict Ultra-Gloss ($28.00)

  • Rouge Croisiere (854) Happy red
  • Rose Bikini (664) Perfect pink
  • Gold Sunrise (224) Gold
  • Orange Pareo (542) Orange

Availability: June 2012 at dior.com

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012


MAC for Beth Ditto Collection for Summer 2012

Availability: June 7th, 2012 (North America), June 2012 (International)

MAC Cosmetics has signed the singer to create a limited edition collaboration with products expected to hit counters in June. In celebration of the partnership, Ditto will attend this evening’s Gala Sidaction Dîner de la Mode as a guest of John Demsey, group president of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. and chairman of the MAC AIDS Fund, and Karen Buglisi, MAC global brand president. The MAC AIDS Fund will donate 190,000 euros, or $246,620, to Sidaction this year. — WWD

Pro Longwear Lipcreme ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Booyah!!! Bright orange (Limited Edition)
  • Dear Diary Bright neon pink (Limited Edition)
  • Heart Hangover Deep purple (Limited Edition)
  • Love Long Distance Light mauve (Limited Edition)
  • You’re Perfectly Already Neutral pale pink (Limited Edition)

Lip Pencil ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Embrace Me Vivid pinkish fuchsia (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Entertain Me Clearly orange (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • In Synch Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Nightmoth Blackened plum (Permanent)

Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Beth mask Reddish brown bronze liner / Golden peach pink shadow (Limited Edition)
  • Little Miss Moffet True black liner / True white shadow (Limited Edition)
  • Drag, Strip Smoky navy liner / Pale blue shadow (Limited Edition)
  • Beth or Glory Deep brown liner / Bright blue shadow (Limited Edition)

Cheek Powder ($38.00 U.S. / $45.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Powder to the People Deeply polka dotted powder (Limited Edition)

Liquidlast Liner ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Point Black Black (Permanent)

Zoom Lash Mascara ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Plum Reserve Light violet purple (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Blue Charge Deep navy blue (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • New Hue Blackened burgundy (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Vagabondage Mid-tone lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Near Beth Experience Light yellow (Limited Edition)
  • Life and Beth Milky peach (Limited Edition)
  • Nocturnelle Black (Permanent)

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Monday, May 14th, 2012


Sugarpill Heart Breaker Eyeshadow Palette Launches

On May 18th, Sugarpill will launch the final palette in their Heart series, which features four new matte eyeshadow shades, which include:

  • 2am Matte purple with a slightly pearl sheen
  • Acidberry Perfect vibrant green, matte with a slightly pearl sheen
  • Mochi Matte mint seafoam with a slightly pearl sheen
  • Velocity Vibrant matte royal blue

The palette will retail for $34.00.

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Saturday, May 12th, 2012

 

Givenchy Summer 2012 Collection — Ete a Fleur de Peau

Nicolas Degennes invites us to a summertime break and discover once again the strength and wisdom of taking things slowly. With second skin textures that barely enhance eyes and the lips while the complexion is subtly sun kissed. The Givenchy woman gives into the softness of a draped dress, to the light and tingling caress of sea breezes, to the sweetness of the first rays of daylight… in an airy-light Collection.

Ombre a Fleur de Peau Luminescent Cream Eyeshadow ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

For this 2012 Summer devoted to lightness, softness and simplicity, the creamy & airy-light texture of this new eyeshadow blends into your eyelids like a second skin, adapting effortlessly and providing an immediate sensation of freshness and comfort. A creamy texture that transforms into a smooth powder upon application for an airy-light result. It is very easy to apply with the fingertips and very resistant, even to the water… Perfect for the hot, sticky summer!

  • Pearly Rose Rose
  • Pearly Nude Nude

Magic Kajal Eye Pencil Intense Look ($22.50)

  • Delicate Nude #2 Nude (Limited Edition)

Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick ($30.00)

  • Delicate Rose #56 Light pink (Limited Edition)

Rouge Interdit Shine Ultra-Shiny Lipstick ($30.00)

  • Delicate Brown #28 Transparent brown (Limited Edition)

Vernis Please! Nail Lacquer ($17.00)

  • Delicate Brown #179 Delicate brown (Limited Edition)

availability: June 2012 at Sephora

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012


theBalm to Launch Schwing

Hit it out of the park with Schwing: A rich, long-lasting liquid eyeliner that lines and defines with a marvelously matte-black finish. This specially formulated, easy-to-use eyeliner is smudge proof, non-flaking, and fast-drying (perfect for girls on the go).

Lining and defining eyes has never been easier. Built with a uniquely tapered, felt-tip applicator, Schwing gives you careful control over subtle strokes and bold lines. Create winning looks with this rich, matte-black finish that won’t smudge, flake, or take forever to dry. Cool and compact, Schwing fits wherever you need it. Whether you’re home or away, get ready to bat those eyes and play the field…

Schwing is:

  • Easy to apply
  • Smudge-proof
  • Paraben-free
  • Suitable for contact lenses

availability: May 2012, $17

Monday, May 7th, 2012


Meet Benefit’s SpyGal — a Marvel Comic Book Action Hero Inspired by the POREfessional

Get ready for thrills, frills & espionage! Marvel Custom Solutions, the custom publishing division of Marvel Entertainment, and Benefit Cosmetics, the San Francisco beauty brand known for its fun instant beauty solutions, have co-created SpyGal, the FIRST EVER beauty-inspired comic book hero.

“The superpowers of our bestselling pore minimizer, the POREfessional, created such an international sensation, we knew it was destined for greatness! Marvel, the world’s top storytellers, helped us bring our action hero SpyGal to life in the first ever beauty-inspired comic book.” – Julie Bell, EVP Global Marketing at Benefit Cosmetics

SpyGal’s pore-zapping persona was modeled after the POREfessional pore minimizing primer. With over 1 million products sold worldwide, the POREfessional is an international sensation. The POREfessional action figure, SpyGal, has her own a pore-zapping ray gun and touch-up pro case. She’s smooth! She’s sexy! She’s your secret weapon against pores!

“Marvel and Benefit both know that humor and intelligence can be a heroes’ greatest strength, especially when faced with life’s modern problems,” said Marvel Custom Solutions Editor Bill Rosemann. “SpyGal dispenses justice, beauty tips and witty life advice with an effortless grace, while also grappling with work and dating worries. Can SpyGal ever find Mr. Right…or must she sacrifice romance to the demands of her job helping powerful women spread their influence around the world? Writer James Asmus and artist Phil Noto reveal all in SpyGal #1!”

Inspired by SpyGal’s covert mission to empower women around the world, Marvel and Benefit assembled a dynamic creative team including fan favorite writer James Asmus (Uncanny X-Men, Captain America) and acclaimed artist Phil Noto (Avengers: The Origin, X-Men Origins) to bring SpyGal to life in her collectors’ item debut comic book. Together they seamlessly blended the trademark humor of Benefit with the iconic action & drama of Marvel storytelling to create a witty, globe-trotting espionage adventure.

“It’s exciting to bring Benefit Cosmetics and Marvel Custom Solutions together for such a historic collaboration,” said John Dokes, Marvel SVP of Integrated Sales and Marketing, Publishing and Digital Media. “SpyGal is a dynamic, nuanced hero for a new generation and combining that with the unparalleled storytelling of Marvel brings fans one of the most unique comics they’ll read all year.”

In addition to pulse-pounding beauty action, readers can use the FREE Marvel AR app to access video content from the glamorous world of makeup using their smartphone or tablet!

This limited edition SpyGal comic is available in May at Benefit counters everywhere. It’s undercover…and over the top!

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