Giorgio Armani Holiday 2011 Collection: Madre Perla
An inspiring era… The elegance of the 30s is setting the tone for the season. Pure lines, sophisticated colours, luxurious details… Art Deco in all its glory with one of its iconic materials: Madre Perla. Madre Perla inlaid in a precious case, heralding a must-have product. Madre Perla, too, in Linda Cantello’s colour inspiration, with subtle reflections and iridescent effects.
“Like a 1930s’ boudoir… A touch of lacquer and patinated metals add a sophisticated feel to satiny, pearlescent tones. Delicate shades reminiscent of the silk lingerie of the time.” — Linda Cantello
Madreperla Palette ($59.00) (Limited Edition)
Irresistible… Inspired by Art Deco style, Giorgio Armani’s famous black case is decorated in real Madre Perla. Precision work done entirely by hand in the purest tradition of luxury craftsmanship. Utter refinement: a silver logo adorns this exclusive limited edition case, which just 3,000 women in the world will have the privilege of owning. Decidedly unique… Inside are found three luminous, satiny powders in sand, champagne and aqua. Silky shadows that skilfully combine a featherlight texture with radiant colour. Blended over the eye area, the three shades sculpt and illuminate the eyes. Lightly dabbed onto the facial contours, the sand and champagne tones catch the light to increase the radiance of the complexion. The Face & Eye Palette is also available in Giorgio Armani’s iconic black lacquer case.
- Harmony 1 (Face and Eyes)
- Harmony 2 (Eye)
Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow ($32.00) (Limited Edition)
Giorgio Armani’s most spectacular shadow is revealed in a limited edition of three metallic shades subtly patinated: a gold, as an echo to antique gilt, a toned down silver plutonium, and an intermediate shade blending gold and silver. Thanks to Colorfil color matrix, these creamy, powder-free shadows adhere to the eyelid like a second skin, without ever fading or flaking. At the heart of their formula is a very high concentration of pigments captured in a supple polymer complex resistant to humidity and heat. The result: a vibrant film of colour, as if cast in metal, which stays true for 24 hours.
- #17 Silver
- #18 Gold
- #19 Blended gold and silver
Gloss d’Armani ($32.00) (Limited Edition)
A play of light and shade for the eyes… while the lips are adorned in vibrant lacquered shades. A real weave of colour, Gloss d’Armani offers comfortable, long-lasting hold, expressed in four limited edition shades: barely iridescent rosewood enhances the natural colour of the lips, while a velvety “amaranth” red and sienna intensely emphasise their shape. And an unexpected choice: a bold amethyst, which is vivid yet so translucent on application that it matches any skin tone.
- Pink Iridescent rosewood
- Red Velvety amaranth red
- Brown Sienna
- Purple Amethyst
availability: Now @ Nordstrom (you may have to poke around, but I saw them all available!)
China Glaze Eye Candy Collection for Holiday 2011
Forget diamonds! This winter China Glaze introduces a nail industry first: utilizing 3-D glitters in its new “Eye Candy” collection. Inspired by Marilyn Monroe and her timeless allure, this innovative new glitter technology provides a knock-your-eyes-out, super sparkly effect to your manicure. Multi-sized and differently shaped glitter particles are cleverly combined to create a sexy, super decadent, 3-D finish in six bright, eye-popping shades. Whether you prefer gleaming gold or glamorous smoky grey, China Glaze’s “Eye Candy” collection adds a dazzling finish to your holiday look with a glimmer that is sure to catch everyone’s eye! Colors in this collection include:
- Love Marilyn Vivacious red with shimmering silver particles
- Blonde Bombshell Glistening multi-dimensional gold flecks
- Lorelei’s Tiara Sterling silver infused with blue sprinkles
- Material Girl Posh pink with holographic bubblegum glitter
- Some Like It Haute Graphite gray with holographic glitter
- Marry a Millionaire Alluring amethyst with multi-tonal fibers
Snooki by Nicole Polizzi
Inspired by her favorite treats (no, not pickles) comes the namesake fragrance by Nicole Polizzi, Snooki. This premiere fragrance embodies the essence of Snooki from head to toe (all 4 ft 9’inches of her). The perfume formula is playful, flirty, sweet and sexy, created with delicious notes reminiscent of sweet cotton candy from the boardwalk. Categorized in the fragrance world as a “fruity gourmand,” to Snooki, it is simply “the kind of fragrance that makes gorilla juice heads want to cuddle up next to you.”
availability: November 10th on HSN, November 25th at Perfumania; $45 for 3.3 fl. oz.
Zoya Feel Collection for Winter 2011
Every season the color experts at Zoya create dozens of new color collection options. This year, one of those “secret collections” just had to be seen now rather than later. The Feel Nail Polish Collection by Zoya delivers six new, highly pigmented, full coverage, neutral creams that are ideal for right now. Zoya polish retails for $8.00 per bottle.
- Kristen Full coverage, gull gray cream
- Carey Full coverage, periwinkle gray cream
- Megan Full coverage, taupe gray cream
- Kendal Full coverage, rose quartz beige cream
- Kennedy Full coverage, pale french beige cream
- Avery Full coverage, blonde beige cream
availability: November 15th, 2011 @ zoya.com
Le Metier de Beaute Holiday 2011 Nail Kits
‘Tis the season for decadent holiday feasts and fêtes – ones we look forward to with both anticipation and trepidation. Just thinking what-to-wear and what-to-gift is enough to lose some beauty sleep. Leave it to Neiman Marcus’ Fashion Director Ken Downing to put the glam and glimmer back in the holiday season. With his latest collaboration with Le Metier de Beaute, two irresistible sets of four mini nail lacquers will bring the glitz and glamour right to your fingertips.
Merry Metallics ($32.00) (Limited Edition)
- Plum Puddin’ Rich plum spun with sheer silver
- Red-E and Waiting Sheer red with metallic gold undertones
- Tarnished Silver Moonlit platinum
- Lame Entertain You Shimmering copper with silver undertones
All That Glitters ($32.00) (Limited Edition)
- Spruce It Up Shimmering evergreen
- Hot to Trot Juicy red cherry with silver undertones
- Midnight Heron Deep sapphire flecked with subtle shimmer
- All That Glitters Sheer gold with metallic shine
availability: November 2011 @ Neiman Marcus stores and neimanmarcus.com
Bobbi Brown Party Collection for Holiday 2011
Bobbi’s NEW Party Collection is inspired by those memories—and by the glitz and glamour of screen sirens like Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall. To get the party started, Bobbi’s iconic Shimmer Brick is now available in silver and gold and embossed for the first time ever with martini glass and shaker—a toast to the 20th anniversary of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics! Metallic Eye Paint Palettes also make an appearance, but the life of the party is the elegant yet modern Bobbi’s Party Fragrance, a rich bouquet of violet leaves, rose petals and sandalwood that makes a lingering statement. Party is about feeling like a star—glamorous and with all eyes on you. It is sure to be a collection to remember…
Lip Color ($23.00) (Limited Edition)
Eye Paint Palette ($45.00) (Limited Edition)
- Chocolate & Gold Gold, Bronze, Black Gold, Chocolate
- Onyx & Silver Tinsel, Silver, Blue Onyx, Lava
Party Shimmer Brick ($40.00) (Limited Edition)
Our iconic Shimmer Brick dressed up in silver and gold. It’s the perfect choice when you want to achieve that holiday glow. Even more festive, it’s embossed with a martini glass and shaker.
Dual Ended Eye Liners ($24.00) (Limited Edition)
- Jet Black / Chrome Silver
- Bronze Bronze / Chocolate Brown
- Caviar Black-brown / Gold Gold
Bobbi’s Party Eau de Parfum ($60.00)
Destined to be a classic, Bobbi’s most feminine scent makes any moment feel special. With a rich bouquet of violet leaves, rose petals and sandalwood, you’re sure to be the belle of the ball.
availability: Now @ Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bobbi Brown