Monday, August 15th, 2011


MAC Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 for Fall 2011

Launch Date: September 22nd, 2011 for U.S./Canada, September 2011 for International (Except Asia), September 2012 (Asia)

With our all races credo, we’re redefined what a perfect match should be with new Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 technoloigy, using translucent pigments to create a formula that enables a fully personalized finish influenced by the subtleties of your own skin tone. Adding to Matchmaster’s true-to-life appeal is its moisturizing demi-matte finish, medium buildable coverage, and line-reducing soft focus powders. Add the fact that this formula reduces excess shine-creating oil, and who could resist?

Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 ($32.50 U.S. / $39.00 CDN) (Permanent)

Available in 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0, 9.5, 10.0

193 Brush ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Permanent)

Angled foundation brush.

  • I’m still waiting to hear back from MAC about a comparison chart for foundation matching!

Matchmaster Number | Approximate Shade Matches

  • 1.0 | NC15
  • 1.5 | NW15
  • 2.0 | NC20, NC25, NW20
  • 3.0 | NC30
  • 4.0 | NC 35, NC37, NW30
  • 5.0 | NC40, NC41, NC42
  • 6.0 | NW33, NW35, NC44
  • 7.0 | NW40, NW43, NC45
  • 7.5 | NC50, NC55
  • 8.0 | NW44, NW45
  • 8.5 | NW46, NW47
  • 9.0 | NW48
  • 9.5 | NW50, NW55
  • 10.0 | NW58, NW60

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Monday, August 15th, 2011


MAC Styledriven Collection for Fall 2011

Launch Date: September 22nd, 2011 for U.S./Canada, September 2011 for International

“Drive,” she said… and there’s no mistaking a woman on a mission to get what she wants! And in this case, that would be the ultimate in future-forward pro-longwear technology: a creamy new eyeshadow, plus lipglass that juices up gloss for six extended hours of lasting shine, lip pencil that won’t skip-and-drag, and they go for 15 hours – that’s about the time it takes to drive from Paris to Monte Carlo… plus five hours of still looking flawless for dinner.

Pro Longwear Lipcreme ($17.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Soft Sell Light yellow-pink (Cream)
  • Dress It Up Light blue-pink (Cream)
  • So Very Good Mid-tone plum with pearl (Frost)
  • Till Tomorrow Mid-tone dirty mauve (Cream)
  • To the Future! Dirty neutral pink with pearl (Frost)
  • Good to Go Loudmouth orange (Cream)
  • Positively Dashing Mid-tone berry blue-red (Cream)
  • Extended Play Dirty red, yellow undertone (Cream)
  • Prolong Clean red with blue undertone and pearl (Cream)
  • Endless Drama Deep berry blue-red (Frost)
  • Soulfully Rich Deep dirty purple with red pearl (Frost)

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Monday, August 15th, 2011


MAC Art of Powder Collection

Launch Date: September 29th, 2011 at all North American MAC locations, October 2011 at select MAC locations internationally

A collection of three M·A·C Artist Powders inspired by the Masters & modern art movements. There’s an op art Optical Bronzer that explores the depth, dimension and sheer illusion of bronze. A Street Art Eye Shadow personalizes the eye with a madcap act of pure graffiti – and for those who love random acts of light and shade, an In The Abstract Highlighter. These palettes empower creation…make some art!

Highlighter ($38.00 U.S. / $46.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • In the Abstract Soft pink base with yellow gold lines and lavender and mid-tone pink dots

Eyeshadow ($38.00 U.S. / $46.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Street Art Graffiti design with light brown, white, light cool blue, warm orange, pastel pink, and pastel blue

Bronzer ($38.00 U.S. / $46.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Optical Bronze with gold pearl and neon pink with gold pearl

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Monday, August 15th, 2011


Charlotte Ronson Beauty @ Sephora

Inspired by the concept of effortless beauty, under any spotlight, The Charlotte Ronson Beauty collection products are created with Light Filter Technology™ to diffuse and filter light. Like your own personal “lighting guy,” these formulas automatically adjust to changing light, giving your skin radiance and flawlessness under any spotlight. Charlotte Ronson also collaborated with her celebrity friends and muses, like Nicole Richie, and sister, Samantha Ronson, to ensure products met the needs of a fast-paced lifestyle. They asked for it and she created it: portable packaging, buildable formulas and universal colors that are flirty and feminine with a decidedly downtown feel. Experience Charlotte Ronson Beauty, presented exclusively at Sephora.

3x a Charm Luminizer, Blush, Bronzer ($28.00)

It’s a whole new wardrobe for your cheeks: mix and match this trio of colors to create a range of looks. Each features LFT™ (Light Filter Technology) to automatically adjust its pigments based on your lighting. The result is the perfect glow under any light, day or night. Made with long-lasting, jet-milled talc, these three silky powders glide on evenly to create a natural, healthy-looking glow. Moisturizers and vitamins calm and soothe thirsty skin.

All Eye Need Eyeshadow Palette ($22.00)

  • Dani Pink, plum, lavender, purple
  • Henrietta Beige, peach, brown, dark brown
  • Nicole Gold, brown, pink, dark brown
  • Drea Beige, peach, blue, gray

A Perfect Kiss Lipgloss ($14.00)

  • Annabelle Sheer red
  • Eleanor Pearlized pink brown
  • Hilary Shimmering plum
  • Samantha Pale shimmery pink
  • Sophia Creamy coral
  • Tessa Shimmering blue-pink

A Perfect Mess Beach Hair ($20.00)

This styling spray helps you achieve Charlotte’s signature beach-chic tousled hairstyle. To develop waves and texture, spray it throughout wet or moist hair. Marine botanicals give hair bounce, flexibility, and long-lasting hold. Infused with LFT™ (Light Filter Technology), it delivers an unbeatable beach shine that automatically adjusts based on your lighting. Plus, its light scent is reminiscent of a perfect beach day—taking you back to summer, all year long.

Camo Clutch Makeup Bag ($28.00)

Designed for versatility, this camo clutch is small enough to fit in a handbag yet large enough to use as a purse for a night on the town.

Closer Finishing Powder ($20.00)

Get ready for your close-up with a finishing powder that neutralizes skin imperfections for a flawless complexion. Like your own personal lighting guy, this powder’s LFT™ (Light Filter Technology) has pigments that self-adjust based on your lighting. Available in just one shade, its translucent coverage adjusts to you and your complexion. The convenient brush dispenser is perfect for touch-ups when on the go.

A Summer’s Kiss Face & Body Glow ($18.00)

This weightless bronzer gives skin a shimmery, sun-kissed glow while evening and brightening the complexion. Like having your own personal lighting guy, its LFT™ (Light Filter Technology) adjusts to absorb and reflect light, creating exceptional glowing effects under any light. Enhanced with vitamins C and E, these ingredients help skin look luminous—never flat or dull. Its soothing and moisturizing formulation is oil-free.

availability: September 2011 at Sephora

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Sunday, August 14th, 2011


LORAC Fall 2011 Collection

Naked Lace ($28.00) (ULTA Exclusive)

This barely-there, lingerie-inspired collection contains everything you need for easy, flirty makeup. 2 silky-smooth eyeshadows, 1 rose-colored blush, 3 mini Couture Shine liquid lipsticks, in a vintage style luxe bag.

Ooh La Lace Baked Shimmer & Matte Eye Shadow Palette ($36.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

6 x Eye Shadows in Lust (cream with shimmer), Smolder (matte gray), Risqué (matte black), Stunner (light bronze with shimmer), Knockout (bronze with shimmer), Racy (matte brown)

Close Up ($39.00)

In this tutorial’s simple steps, Carol Shaw shares her professional tips that take you from real life to red carpet by teaching you how to master a Natural Day and Dramatic Night looks in minutes. This kit contains a step-by-step look book and her favorite must-have products—everything you need to do makeup like a pro. Contains 0.15 oz Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in LORACstar, 0.02 oz Front Of The Line Pro in Black, 0.43 oz Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara in Black, 0.12 oz Blush in Soul, 0.17 oz Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Trend Setter, Tutorial Look Book

Baked Eyeshadow Trio ($26.00)

  • Popstar

PEFfection Baked Perfecting Powder ($32.00)

  • Available in Fair, Light, Light/Medium, Medium, and Tan.

availability: Now at Sephora & ULTA

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Friday, August 12th, 2011


Photo by Michael Webber | STUDIOWEBBER.COM

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pretty Boy Collection for Fall/Winter 2011

Who says makeup is only for girls? From David Bowie and Boy George to Adam Lambert, Jared Leto and today’s crop of glam rockers, the impact men have made on the art of makeup is one that still resonates through the present day and boys keep swinging!

Pretty Boy, OCC’s new Fall/Winter 2011 Colour Collection, takes its inspiration from these artists and performers to present a palette created to empower all genders to express themselves with colour.

The creative process began backstage at the Fall/Winter 2011 Collections where the runways were littered with brightly coloured makeup including intense neons and saturated pastels, not typical of what to expect from makeup trends meant for the later months of the year. At BESS NY, under the direction of Makeup Artist Vincent Oquendo, male and female models alike took to the runway in bold neon lips, multi-colored eyes and with some literally covered head-to-toe in glitter. At Eva Minge, Makeup Artist Kristi Matamoros created a look that showcased almost-neon red lips, and at Logan Neitzel, Makeup Artist Victor Henao’s look featured a graphic green/black eye makeup look that made models of both sexes look equally mysterious and androgynous.

OCC’s take on the trend features 6 new intense shades of Lip Tar, alongside new Nail Lacquers, Loose Colours, Pure Pigment powders (a pro favorite!) and Glitter to finish off the look with a bold and dramatic flourish.  Available September 6th @ occmakeup.com.

Lip Tar ($13.00)

  • Butch Pastel periwinkle
  • Femme Pale flamingo pink
  • Banjee Freshly sliced mango
  • Queen Screaming neon red
  • Narcissus Creamy pink/lavender
  • Pretty Boy Deep, true fuchsia

Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.00)

  • Cruising Brassy gold shimmer
  • Poison Primordial forest green
  • Jubilee Pastel blue with intense green/yellow shimmer

Pure Pigment ($12.00)

  • Magenta Intense red-violet
  • Turquoise Intense teal/green

Glitter ($12.00)

  • Mirrorball Disco-era silver with rainbow reflections

Nail Lacquer ($8.00)

  • Pool Boy Creme blue
  • Pansy Creme purple
  • Palare Deep fuchsia with blue/violet duochrome
  • Femme Shimmering flamingo pink, matches Femme
  • Extravaganza Rich pink/coral with gold shimmer overlay
  • Cruising Brassy gold shimmer, matches Cruising

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