Wednesday, August 31st, 2011


Paperself False Eyelashes @ Sephora

Paperself has recently launched at Sephora, and the line has made six of their elaborate false eyelashes available through the major retailer. The six include: Peacock ($19), Under the Sea ($19), Small peach Blossom ($17), Dear & Butterfly ($19), Peach Blossom ($19), and Small Under the Sea ($17). You can view the full range at Paperself.

Known for their unconventional use of paper, London-based design firm Paperself has taken faux lashes to a whole new level. Inspired by the art of Chinese paper-cutting, these first-ever paper eyelashes are each intricately designed, blending an element of traditional culture with contemporary design. Each style carries a symbolic meaning. The Peacock style represents luck; the Deer and Butterfly symbolize freedom. Available exclusively at Sephora, this collection pushes the envelope with its eye-opening and artistic eye jewelry.

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Saturday, August 27th, 2011


Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color for Fall 2011

Inspired by Dick Page’s photography and travels around the globe, the NEW Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color glides over eyelids creating a luxurious and deeply pigmented look in an instant. There is no need to apply an eye shadow base or powder shadow on top as the Shimmering Cream Eye Color delivers strong color definition with maximum performance as well as unprecedented luster and lasting brilliance.

These lightweight, long-wearing cream shadows maintain a smudge-free and dewy finish that won’t crease or fade for up to 16 hours. Each shade can be worn separately or blended together for a variety of looks and effects.

With light-capturing power to outshine jewels, these shadows are smooth, blendable and remain stunning all day long using a combination of unique technologies including:

  • Jewel Reflecting Powder – a shimmering powder that reflects different colors from every angle, emitting an intense radiance.
  • Smooth Fit Base – uses Shiseido’s exclusive patent-pending emulsification technology to quickly remove excess oil and water after application, leaving only the essential reflective pearl and moisturizing ingredients behind on lids. This exceptional adhering quality is what gives the shadow its strong resistance to creasing and fading.
  • Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE – a Shiseido-original ingredient that moisturizes and improves dryness to give eyes a fresh look all day long.

Shimmering Cream Eye Color ($26.00)

  • Mist (WT901) Soft pearly white
  • Magnolia (PK302) Fresh bright pink
  • Techno Gold (GD803) Brilliant yellow gold
  • Meadow (BE204) Warm, glowing beige
  • Purple Dawn (VI305) Intense violet
  • Leather (BR306) Rich, reddish brown
  • Patina (GR707) Lustrous metallic bronze
  • Moss (GR708) Vibrant bright green
  • Sable (BR709) Luxurious taupe
  • Tin (SV810) Rich silver
  • Angel 9BL711) Deep, teal-toned blue
  • Caviar (BK912) Glossy, shimmering black

availability: August 2011 at all Shiseido counters, online at macys.com, bloomingdales.com, nordstrom.com, saks.com, sephora.com

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Friday, August 26th, 2011


NARS Concealer (Re)Launches

NARS Concealer boasts a lightweight, creamy texture enriched with Vitamin E for crease-resistant coverage that stays in place all day. Aside from new slim packaging, the formula will grow its shade range from a total of six shades to ten to help achieve a NARS Immaculate Complexion. Whether applied to camouflage darkness under the eyes or to reduce the appearance of redness and skin imperfections, the new range reaches a broader scope of skintones and is targeted to more closely match NARS’ Sheer Matte & Sheer Glow Foundation shades. Apply with a brush for even application and precise spot coverage.

Concealer ($22.00)

  • Chantilly For fairest of complexions, true ivory
  • Vanilla For fair complexions, tiny cast of pink tones
  • Honey For light to medium complexion, warm peach tones
  • Custard For light to medium complexions, yellow tones
  • Ginger For medium complexions, golden tones
  • Biscuit For medium to dark complexions, natural balance of pink and yellow tones
  • Caramel For medium to dark complexions, yellow and golden tones
  • Amande For medium to dark complexions, golden olive tones
  • Café For dark complexions, warm red tones
  • Cacao For dark complexions, deep-gold-brown tones

Duo Concealers ($30.00)

  • Vanilla/Honey
  • Custard/Ginger
  • Caramel/Amande

availability: September 1st @ narscosmetics.com

Saturday, August 20th, 2011


MAC for Mariza Collection

For Fall, something new to flaunt: Limited Edition makeup bags by M•A•C Mariza! Lightweight, simple, sensuous. Two softly tailored styles: three colour choices. The surprise element -a mock leather fob with a hidden mirror!

Mariza 1 ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

Designed by Mariza Scotch, this simple deep zippered pouch features a surprise element – a mock leather fob that holds a small mirror. Lightweight nylon-blend Italian fabric. Brilliantly lipstick red. 8×5 in.

Mariza 2 ($50.00) (Limited Edition)

Designed by Mariza Scotch, this soft envelope-style bag has two zippered pockets, a divided inner compartment & features a mock leather fob that holds a small mirror. Lightweight nylon-blend Italian fabric. Cool grey. 11 x 6 in.

Mariza 3 ($50.00) (Limited Edition)

Designed by Mariza Scotch, this soft envelope-style bag has two zippered pockets, a divided inner compartment & features a mock leather fob that holds a small mirror. Lightweight nylon-blend Italian fabric. Dark grey. 11 x 6 in.

availability: August 25th @ MAC Stores

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Saturday, August 20th, 2011


Burberry Body Launches

Burberry BODY is the first-ever fully integrated fragrance launch across all platforms of the brand and represents the next chapter in 155 years of history. The scent is a feminine and effortlessly sensual fragrance with an eclectic combination of refined ingredients – green absinthe, freesia, and illuminating peach which form the top notes; natural rose, iris, and sandalwood at the heart; woody cashmeran, creamy vanilla, sensual amber, and musk which compose the base.
Designed by Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, the bottle itself is a multi-faceted, iconic glass bottle with rose gold engraved check and made with the same craft, intensity and modernity of the classic trench coat. The jewel-like, elegant and feminine design combines with the sophisticated packaging to create a feeling of pure luxury!

Burberry Facebook fans will be able to exclusively sample the new Burberry Body fragrance. Burberry has developed a bespoke application allowing exclusive sampling directly via the brand’s Facebook page.

  • availability: September 2011

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Friday, August 19th, 2011


Chanel N°19 Poudre Eau de Parfum Launches

availability: Saks, $85.00/1.7 fl. oz., $115.00/3.4 fl. oz.

One day, having ordered labels with the name “Coco” on them, she realized that it didn’t work for that fragrance. And so she called it “N°19”. Why N°19? Not long before her death, Coco explained why to her friend and confi dante, Carmen Tessier.

“It is the day of my birthday, August 19. I was born under the sign of Leo – the lion. And I am just like the lion: I will bring out my claws to protect myself against being hurt. But believe me, it is harder for me to lash out at someone than to have someone lash out at me.”

“So what do you think of this fragrance?” she asked, while spraying us with more. “Believe it or not but a man once stopped me in the street because of it. As I was leaving the Ritz, I felt someone touch my shoulder. I turned around and saw a stranger. Before I could sharply brush off this intruder, he said, with an American accent: ‘Excuse me, I’m with two ladies who would like to know what perfume you are wearing.’

“I told him: ‘Why don’t you all follow me.’ And I took them to the CHANEL boutique, where – once we arrived – they realised who I was (…).”

Created in 1970 by Henri Robert, at the height of the women’s revolution, N°19 is a bold fragrance, a daring combination of crisp green notes and powdery iris. The last fragrant masterpiece from the rebellious Gabrielle Chanel, it is still aimed at women who have a taste for all things avant-garde and exceptional. With iris as the recurring theme, N°19 now has four ways to express itself. A relationship that is as subtle as it is remarkable.

“I wanted to underline the importance of iris at CHANEL, while giving a new facet to N°19,” revealed Jacques Polge. “The desire to rework the original accord with other, more contemporary, powdery notes, came naturally to me.” And so it is that the latest generation of the most sophisticated, beautifully soft and light musks has joined the world of N°19. Although clearly less green, N°19 POUDRÉ diffuses an incisive freshness on fi rst contact with a zesty sensation of Grasse neroli and mandarin. Then Iris pallida appears, clinging to the dry swirls of Haitian vetiver root, bringing hints of powder cases and lipstick wax, archetypes of noble femininity. Iris fully expresses itself, enveloped in comforting and velvety white musk. A light almond impression from tonka bean gives the musk an even cosier feel. And then there’s that irresistible sensation of a cloud of scent on the skin…

  • Top Notes: Grasse Neroli, Mandarin Orange
  • Middle Notes: Jasmine Absolute, Iris Pallida
  • Base Notes: White Musk Notes, Haitian Vetiver, Tonka Bean

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