Sunday, March 25th, 2012


Guerlain Shine Automatique Launches

For the fun and flirty girl who wants to add a little sparkle into her life, Guerlain introduces Shine Automatique! Given the success of Rouge Automatique’s smooth texture and stunning outer case, Guerlain’s newest innovation is made up of the same core formula but now reveals a sheer and sparkling side. With 12 new shades to compliment their predecessor, this lipstick will give you a bold yet shimmery look.

Formulation:

  • Second-Skin Texture: Sensory oils + waxes with different fusion points gradually liquefy during application, depending on temperature of the lips. The result is a soft sensory film that becomes one with skin, offering impeccable coverage that is neither too oily nor too thick.
  • Cristal Pigments: a non-opaque pigment that makes it possible to obtain luminous, clear and pure colors. The result is more transparent, giving purity and radiance to colors with no whitening effect.
  • Pearly particles: various shimmering, pearly particles boosts lips with discreet yet exceptional shine.

Chic Beiges

  • 200 Sous Le Vent
  • 201 Vague Souvenir
  • 202 Mi-Mai

Seductive Reds

  • 220 Pour Troubler
  • 221 Rouge De Damas

Flamboyant Orange

  • 240 Pamplelune

Mischievous Pinks

  • 260 Jardin de Bagatelle
  • 261 Rose Impérial
  • 262 Extrait de Rose
  • 263 A La Parisienne
  • 264 Rose Pompn
  • 265 Pao Rosa

availability: April 2012, $35 each, at select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, and Sephora

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Thursday, March 15th, 2012


Behind the Scenes with Illamasqua’s Human Fundamentalism Collection

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism is such a gorgeous campaign with really dramatic, artistic looks and costumes. I’m so pleased to be able to share several photos from behind-the-scenes that Illamasqua has provided! I’ve also included additional campaign imagery, because it’s truly stunning and inspiring!

Illamasqua also recently relaunched their website, and they’re one of the few brands that really takes the time to create real swatches shown on real people. I mean, seriously — check out their moving skin swatches! They’ve also launched an interactive Socialise aspect that includes how-tos, swatches, and more.  I know that they’re going to be posting a ton of extras for their recent collection on the Socialise section!

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Friday, December 16th, 2011


MAC Metal-X Collection for Winter 2011

availability: December 26th, 2011 (North America), December 2011 for International

A cutting-edge formula that transforms powdery cream into liquid metal before your very eyes – on your very eyes (or cheeks, brow bone, décolletage…anywhere a multi-dimensional metall ic effect is desired). Created with a new mélange of pigments that allow superior blendability and spreadability, our luxurious highlighter goes from medium to high intensity coverage in a simple one-stroke applicat ion. This molten magic is sure to elevate any look with its extreme brilliance, shine and dimension!

Metal-X Cream Eyeshadow ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Virgin Silver White with silver pearl
  • Fusion Gold Light pinky beige with gold pearl
  • Palladium Metallic ash
  • Cyber Metallic silver with silver pearl
  • Rusty Dirty peach gold
  • Red Hot Copper Warm copper
  • Venetian Tarnish Golden tarnished bronze
  • Vintage Coin Metallic olive green
  • Gold Carbon Metallic taupe

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Friday, December 16th, 2011


MAC Naturally Collection Winter 2011

availability: January 5th, 2012 (North America), January for International

Hey, Nature Girl! For a look that is simple, sensuous and understatedly sexy, here are nothing-to-hide hues that make you look fresh, relaxed, gloriously “undone.” Brilliantly sheer, high-mineral Skinfinish make your look fresh-as-the-sun radiant. Lipsticks and Lipglass lushly tinted to reflect the wholesome. Eye Pencils with a touch of jojoba, mango and meadowfoam seed oils. M·A·C, Naturally is just what you need to do your own thing and keep your look, dreamily, down to earth…

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • A Perfect Day Light neutral pink (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
  • Beach Sand Light tan (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Sweet Sunrise Light neutral peach-pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Pillow Talk Neutral pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • The Wee Coquette Naked neutral pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Fresh Air Light pink (Limited Edition)
  • Naked Space Creamy mid-tone nude peach (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Hot Spell Bronze with multi-colored pearl (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Daylight Peach with dirty blue lavender veining (Limited Edition)
  • In the Sun Gold with violet veining (Limited Edition)
  • Summer Haze Palest gold with deeper gold veining (Limited Edition)
  • Cloudy Afternoon Cream with gold, grey, and pink veining (Limited Edition)
  • Twilight Falls Cool brown with bronze veining (Limited Edition)

Eye Pencil ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Ebony Soft black (Permanent)
  • Coffee Muted brown (Permanent)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Redhead Gold to salmon pink degrade (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Blonde Soft pink to rose degrade (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Mineralize Blush ($22.00 U.S. / $26.50 CDN)

  • Subtle Breeze Blue-pink (Limited Edition)
  • Fresh Honey Warm apricot (Limited Edition)
  • Early Morning Peachy pink (Limited Edition)

Brushes

  • 187 Duo-fibre stippling brush (Permanent) ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)
  • 286 Duo-fibre tapered brush (New & Permanent) ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)

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Friday, December 16th, 2011


MAC and Iris Apfel Collection for Winter 2011

availability: January 5th, 2012 (North America), February for International

A colour collection inspired by a rare bird who has always been ahead of her time, Mrs. Iris Apfel. Subject of her own exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and larger-than-life star, Apfel boldly mixed flea market finds with haute couture decades before doing it was considered de rigueur. M·A·C presents Lipsticks, Beauty Powder and Eye Shadows with as much fabulous flair and joie de vivre as the woman who helped create it.

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. $17.50 CDN)

  • Pink Pigeon Bright cleanest pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Scarlet Ibis Bright orange-red (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Party Parrot Bright red-pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Flamingo Light milky bright coral (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Morange Loudmouth orange (Permanent)

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

  • Entertain Me Clearly orange (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Embrace Me Vivid pinkish fuchsia (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Redd Red (Permanent)

Beauty Powder ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Too Chic Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Eyeshadow ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Silver Gull Blue-gray with sparkle (Velvet) (Limited Edition)
  • Robins Egg Mid-tone teal (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Diamond Dove Deep gray-brown (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Early Bird Bright coral (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Howzat Deep gray with silver sparkle (Satin) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Oriele Orange Bright orange coral (Limited Edition)
  • Toco Toucan Bright blue-fuchsia (Limited Edition)
  • Sandpiper Creamy pale stone beige (Limited Edition)

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011


theBalm Balmbini Vol. 2

theBalm Balmbini Vol. 2

Volume 2 includes…

  • Promisculous Pearl (Highlighter/Shadow)
  • Jinxy Jasmyne (Shadow/Liner)
  • Manic Maribel (Shadow/Liner)
  • Open to Offers Olwen (Shadow/Liner)
  • Lavish Latoya (Shadow/Liner)
  • Strawberry (Lip/Cheek Stain)
  • Nude (Lipgloss)

availability: Now @ theBalm, $28 and limited edition