Sunday, July 31st, 2011


NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss

Launch Date:  Now — available exclusively at Sephora

Outrageously lustrous color meets serious shine in this NARS gloss. Its stay-in-place dramatic shade glides on smoothly and evenly for lips that are more luminous and voluminous than ever before. Long-lasting, high-shine hues are infused with ingredients that nourish and fight free radicals while natural lip enhancers pump up with volume. A new, shorter bristle brush delivers the most precise application possible. However you want to express yourself, Larger Than Life Lip Gloss says it boldly, brilliantly, and brazenly.

Larger Than Life Lip Gloss ($26.00)

  • Place Vendome Strawberry pink
  • Norma Cherry red
  • Piree Rosy pink
  • Como Shimmering berry
  • Tiber Cool beige
  • Odalisque Cantaloupe
  • Spring Break
  • Gold Digger Sparkling peach shimmer
  • Coeur Sucre Shimmering bright pink
Saturday, July 30th, 2011


Kiehl’s Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream for amfAR

Maintaining its long-standing tradition of supporting HIV/AIDS charities, Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care, is pleased to announce a continued partnership with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.

Kiehl’s will introduce Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream, a Limited Edition version of its customer favorite to benefit amfAR. 100% of Kiehl’s net profits from the sale of this product, up to $25,000, will benefit amfAR.

The Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream will launch during the second annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR, a seven-day charity motorcycle ride up the Eastern coast, to benefit and raise awareness for amfAR. The Limited Edition product features a specially-designed motorcycle and flame motif inspired by the ride.

Civic responsibility and a commitment to helping others has been an intrinsic part of the Kiehl’s heritage since the company’s inception in 1851. In fact, The Mission of Kiehl’s states that “a worthwhile firm must have a purpose for its existence. Not only the everyday work-a-day purpose to earn a just profit, but beyond that, to improve in some way the quality of the community to which it is committed.”

HIV/AIDS awareness has long been at the forefront of Kiehl’s philanthropic efforts, and through partnerships with organizations like amfAR, as well as the Magic Johnson AIDS Foundation, and YouthAIDS, Kiehl’s has proudly raised more than $1,000,000 for the cause.

Also:  LifeRide takes place July 31st through August 6th, and in honor of LifeRide, for every customer that visits Kiehl’s free-standing stores on these dates, Kiehl’s will donate $5 to amfAR, up to the $75,000 total donation.   King of Prussia Mall (July 31st, 12:30-1:30pm), Walnut Street, Philadelphia (August 1st, 11:00-1:00PM), Burlington Mall, MA (August 4th, 10:00-11:00am), Newbury Street, MA (August 4th, 12:00-2:00pm), NYC Flagstrip Store (August 6th, 12:00-4:00pm). 

availability: It will retail for $46 and will be available at Kiehl’s freestanding stores, www.kiehls.com as well as through select specialty retailers worldwide beginning in August.

Saturday, July 30th, 2011


NARS Fall 2011 Collection

Launch Date: July 15th @ narscosmetics.com, August at all other locations

The Fall 2011 campaign was designed and photographed by NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars. Under his supervision, makeup artist Diane Kendal created the season’s look on model Mariacarla Boscono. The Italian beauty was chosen for her sophistication and chameleon-like ability to become the character she is made up to portray.

Diane began by creating an immaculate complexion, applying Siberia Sheer Matte Foundation to the center of the face with her fingertips, blending outward, and setting with Snow Loose Powder. To add contour to the cheeks, she brushed Oasis Blush just below the cheekbone and blended the color toward the temple. Mariacarla’s eyelids were prepped with PRO-PRIME Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, blending with a fingertip for a fresh finish. Diane then applied Outremer Single Eyeshadow to the lid, layering the color to build intensity.

To create a winged effect, she extended the color to the inner corner of the eye and up along the outer corner toward the brow bone. Next, she swept the sheer white side of Pandora Duo Eyeshadow on the brow bone, blending it softly into the bold blue hue. She lined the upper lash line with Rue Saint-Honoré Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Pencil and the lower lash line with Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Pencil to open the eyes. The silvery taupe shade of Grand Palais Duo Eyeshadow was blended along the lower lash line, extending the color into the inner corner of the eye.

Brows were defined with Bali Single Eyeshadow, and lashes were curled and finished with two coats of Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara. Lastly, Diane lined and filled the lips with Fantasia Lipliner Pencil—blending with a finger to soften the color—followed by Striptease Lip Gloss topped with Pago Pago Lipstick.

The Fall 2011 collection is resolutely avant-garde. Daring shots of color are tempered with softer, subtler tones. Eyes range from bright true blue to silvery taupe, dazzling peach and matte dove gray. Lips run the gamut from statementmaking matte red to sophisticated plum and sparkling champagne pink. A stormy gray nail color adds a mysterious finishing touch. The effect is confident, edgy and intense.

Pure Matte Lipstick ($25.00)

  • Mascate True red
  • Montego Bay Rose pink

Eyeshadow ($23.00)

  • Outremer Bold blue

Eyeshadow Duo ($33.00)

  • Grand Palais Silvery taupe and dusty rose (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow Trio ($45.00)

  • Delphes Sparkling sheer peach, matte dove gray, frosted sage (Limited Edition)

Lipgloss ($24.00)

  • Oasis Sparkling pink champagne (Limited Edition)

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24.00)

  • Train Bleu Deep aubergine

Lipstick ($24.00)

  • Pago Pago Petal pink

Nail Polish ($17.00)

  • Galion Deep gray (Limited Edition)

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Friday, July 29th, 2011


Lancome Doll Lashes Mascara

This eye-opening new mascara, which was seven years in the making, delivers this doll-lash effect in two ways. First, the cone shaped, triple patented I-conic brush provides an extremely smooth application and defines even the hard-to-reach corner and lower lashes. The bristles offer ultimate separation, making it easy to layer without any clumping. The glide-on formula is enriched with nylon powders that meticulously sculpt and curl each lash for a voluminous, jet-black finish. A combination of hard and soft waxes volumize and curl while shaping polymers lengthen. The result? An instant wide-eye look!

availability: Exclusively at Dillard’s now, nationally in September 2011

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2011


Le Metier de Beaute Fall/Winter 2011 Collection: Bordeaux

For his second season with Le Métier de Beauté, Neiman Marcus’s Fashion Director Ken Downing took the essence of the fall runways and distilled it into a beauty collection that mixes and matches essential color combinations into feminine, elegant beauty duos.

“The fall runways were filled with a return to polished sophistication and elegance. The message: ‘Lady Chic,’ remarks Mr. Downing. “Ensemble dressing – elbow length gloves, a sexy pump and coordinating handbag look right for the fashion moment. Color is paramount! Bordeaux and deep magentas became my inspiration and palette for the matched sets I created for Le Métier de Beauté. Now, the fashion message for the season is on everyone’s lips and fingertips!”

Introducing “The Bordeaux Collection” for Fall 2011 – designed exclusively by Ken Downing for Le Métier de Beauté – three exclusive sets of coordinating lipsticks and nail lacquers that will make you want to carry your gloves. Each set will retail for $49.00.

  • Ken, Red My Lips (Lip) & Gypsy Rose Me (Nail) Subtle red with a blushing pinot undertone
  • Ken’s Wine on the Vine (Lip) & Ken’s Bodacious Bordeaux (Nail) Rich, crimson cabernet
  • I’m Worn this Way (Lip) & Vintage Ken (Nail) Bold berry with a deep grape undertone

availability: Available September 2011, exclusively at Neiman Marcus and neimanmarcus.com.

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2011


Le Metier de Beaute Fall/Winter 2011 Collection: Silk Road

For almost 3000 years, a vast network connected Eastern civilization to the outside world. Silk, satin, spices and jewels made the journey, connecting east and west, along what would become known as the “Silk Road.” As the Silk Road evolved, a true cultural exchange took place as ideas and knowledge changed hands. This fusion of culture and trade, of luxury and texture comes together in Le Métier de Beauté’s Fall|Winter 2011 Collection. Introducing Silk Road, a journey of discovery and luxurious sensuality.

Silk Road Kaleidoscope Eye Kit ($95.00)

Le Métier de Beauté’s new Fall|Winter 2011 Kaleidoscope Eye Kit transfixes with rich and opulent hues reminiscent of the luxe fabrics of an ancient world. A selection of four sumptuous shadows come together (from top to bottom):

  • Tapestry Shimmering, translucent plum
  • Damask Polished brass
  • Ikat Silk-matte pinot noir
  • Brocade Deep chocolate with sequined copper effervescence

Experience each jewel-toned hue through the previous hue, as all four pigments intertwine to create a prism for the ultimate color contrast with the wearer’s eye shape and color. Using the Le Métier de Beauté signature eye shadow application technique, “Couches de Couleur” (the layering of color), each hue is selected to evoke one element in a sequence of crescendo: 1. Warm 2. Cool 3. Hot 4. Cold. The combination is famed for increasing the femininity of the eyes, while adding a dash of mystery.

Empress Kaleidoscope Lip Kit ($95.00)

Le Métier de Beauté’s new Fall|Winter 2011 Kaleidoscope Lip Kit mixes rich, luxurious hues reflective of the majestically jewels traded along the Silk Road. A selection of four delicate shades come together for a luscious pout. Using Le Métier de Beauté’s exclusive “Couches de Colour” application technique, layer the four shades (from top to bottom):

  • Imperial Silk Pale pink for a nude base
  • Plum Satin Creamy plum for rich contrast
  • Empress Delicate mauve mixed with soft champagne
  • Silk Road Shimmering red for sheer highlight

East Meets West Nail Lacquer Collection ($10.00 each)

The winding and impossibly distant channel of the Silk Road extended from as far as China to Indonesia, through Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula and Egypt, until reaching Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean civilizations. Le Métier de Beauté’s East Meets West Nail Collection brings together a wealth of color reminiscent of the jewels, spices and luxurious fabrics that traveled this ancient path.

  • Dynasty Deep, shimmering fuchsia
  • Anatolia Rich plum illuminated with bronzy, golden shimmer
  • Silk Road Metallic, bronzed copper
  • Urban Dweller Rich chocolate plum with golden effervescence

Specifically formulated to be 3-Free without formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Proposition 65-compliant and fortified with strengthening proteins and hydrators, Le Métier de Beauté Nail Lacquers are highly pigmented for rich, glossy, long-wearing color.

availability: The Silk Road Collection is available September 2011 in Neiman Marcus, neimanmarucs.com, select Nordstrom stores and nordstrom.com.

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