Monday, February 28th, 2011


Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer for Spring 2011

“Nail Lacquer has really become a fashion statement like a must have accessory. This collection compliments the runway trends we saw for Spring 2011 and comes in a range of soft and bold shades to capture your favorite look. ‘‘ ‘‘ – Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder

Avant-garde glamour coats the nails in chic, shiny splendor with the new Pure Color Nail Lacquer by Estée Lauder and Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux. The new, instantly gratifying collection of eight in-line nail lacquers in painted shades of sophistication has a decadently full-coverage formula with a long lasting finish. A luxurious range of hues from perfect neutrals to smoky charcoals to romantic purples and riveting reds, delight the senses and turn nails into mini accessories to match any look. An additional, limited edition collection of eight high-fashion shades explode at your fingertips in vibrantly rich hues. Relish in the new look for luxe nails… introducing Pure Color Nail Lacquer.

Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($19.00)

  • Chocolate Crave (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Enchanted Garnet (Permanent)
  • Fuchsia Flame (Permanent)
  • Frozen Fantasy (Permanent)
  • Hot Coral (Permanent)
  • Mega Fuchsia (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Oyster Cult (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Perfect Storm (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Pure Red (Permanent)
  • Purple Passion (Permanent)
  • Rosa Rosa (Permanent)
  • Sizzling Taupe (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Ultra Violet (Permanent)
  • Violet Diva (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Wicked Green (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Wild Blue (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Availability: The in-line shades of Pure Color Nail Lacquer will be available at select Estée Lauder counters nationwide and www.esteelauder.com starting in March 2011. The limited collection shades will be exclusive to Nordstrom stores starting in March 2011 for a limited time.

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Friday, February 25th, 2011

Guerlain Rouge Automatique to Launch

In April, Guerlain will launch Rouge Automatique, a 25-color range of lipstick. Each shade is named for a Guerlain fragrance from the past, present, or future. Olivier Echaudemaison, Guerlain’s creative director, stated that it’s supposed to be somewhere between Guerlain’s Rouge G and Kiss Kiss Lipstick Lines. It’s texture is to be a balance of shiny and long-lasting (3 hours), have a “second skin effect” such that it becomes liquid when it touches the lips. The pigments are encapsulated in glass, which are supposed to make the colors truer and more vivid. Though no price was listed, it sounds like it will be in the upper $30s range (KissKiss being $31 and Rouge G being $46).

Source: WWD

Friday, February 25th, 2011


Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Collection for Spring 2011

“The pinks and purples in this collection are inspired by peonies, my favorite flower. Peonies are lush, decadent and delicate — just like the colors in the limited palette. I’ve also incorporated grey, a color that was big on the runways this season. A great neutral, it’s totally versatile and a cool counterpoint to pink. And because I love accessories just as much as the next girl, I asked Tibi to design a makeup case to match.” — Bobbi Brown

Peony & Python Palette ($50.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by lush peonies and the casual chic sensibility of world-renowned fashion label Tibi, Bobbi introduces the Peony & Python Palette. Soft pink lilacs merge with sumptuous greys to create a distinctive eye look that’s equal parts lovely and edgy. The shadows are housed in an eye catching compact embellished with a whimsical yet modern print created exclusively for Bobbi Brown by Amy Smilovic, designer and founder of Tibi.

Peony & Python Collection ($95.00) (Neiman Marcus Exclusive)

Created especially for Neiman Marcus, this limited edition Beauty Kit offers up an exclusive preview of Bobbi’s take on the color trend of the season. Contains Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer, Black Mauve Shimmer Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Pink Lilac Brightening Lip Gloss, Mini Face Blender Brush, Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush.

Peony & Python Beauty Case ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

A take-anywhere makeup case in a print custom-designed for Bobbi Brown by Tibi.

Rich Color Gloss ($22.00)

  • Pale Peony (Limited Edition)

Rich Lip Color SPF 12 ($22.00)

  • Lilac (Limited Edition)

Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara

  • Black (Permanent)
  • Plum (Limited Edition)

availability: Bobbi Brown

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011


MAC Jeanius Collection

MAC Jeanius Collection

Launch Date: March 3, 2011 for North America, March 2011 for International.

Is there anything more enduring (besides love and heartbreak) than denim? Jeanius is a celebration of the journey – country cousin to haute couture – the whole world wanted to go on since America made it a national obsession. Since tooth-and-nail workwear jumped the pond in farmer’s overalls to gussy up in the glam of the great Paris couture houses…France may take the credit for creating it in 18th-century Nimes (de Nîmes = DeNim), but bright young American women took it higher! M∙A∙C keeps up with a Jeanius collection of moody blues and indigo ink, the quantum of modern cool, with four new limited-life denimized Eye Shadows, along with new limited-life shades of Lipstick, Lipglass, Blush and Biker Blue & Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer. Like the faux-metal “snap” on the Eye Shadow…completely riveting.

Eyeshadow ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Diva In Distress Mid-tone gray with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Motorhead Mid-tone blue with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Stove Pipe Black Black with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
  • White Jeanius White with silver pearl (Limited Edition)

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

  • Docile Chrome pink peach with gold (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Fabulous Felines, ’10)
  • Indigo Pink Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Painted On Grayish beige with gold pearl (Limited Edition)

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

  • Acid Washed Grayish beige with gold pearl (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
  • Pretty Please Pale pink pearl (Lustre) (Permanent)
  • Riveting Rose Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Biker Blue Black base with purple and blue pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Frayed-to-Order White matte with soft pink duochrome pearl (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Blush ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Overdyed Bright magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Pink Cult Mid-tone neutral pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Brow Maker ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

Penultimate Eye Liner ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011


MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick

U.S./Canada Launch Date: March 3rd, 2011
International Launch Date: March 2011

Gloss is good, but there’s nothing quite as wonderfully, worldly cinematic as a Lipstick – and they’re coming back! We’ve updated formulas to make it all plausible. Sheen Supreme is the combination of the strong, sensually saturated colour of, say, Tilda Swinton’s I Am Love Milanese Lipstick, leavened with the light feel and clear vibrancy, the see-through sheen of a modern New York City Girl Gloss. Imagine no muddy undertones, gliding in pearl or creme finish, moisturizing with no sticky/tacky feel. It’s a new medium, with M∙A∙C in the lead. This is retro/modern – and
devastatingly chic.

Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Bare Again Pinky neutral beige
  • Behave Yourself Light blue pink
  • Can’t Get Enough Beige neutral
  • Can’t Resist Golden purplish red
  • Full Speed Bright clean yellow pink
  • Good to Be Bad Deep burgundy
  • Gotta Dash! Pale coral
  • Impressive Neutral gilded plum
  • Insanely It Watermelon pink
  • Look at Her! Metallic copper
  • New Temptation Vivid blue red
  • Quite the Thing! Deep blue plum
  • Supremely Confident Pale nude
  • Ultra Darling Mid-tone yellow pink

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011


MAC Cremeblend Blushes for Spring 2011

U.S. & Canada Launch Date: March 3rd, 2011
International Launch Date: March 2011

For every contour control freak, for every persistent perfectionist comes this wondrous way to play with blush that gives you the most magnificent flexibility you’ve ever had…Starts creamy, stays creamy and proves once and for all that powder is NOT your only prerogative. You can get back to a new build for that retro “rouge” look – Old Hollywood Glamour made modern – or stop at subtle and natural; it’s all in your hands. In three aspects, two shades of each: One matched to skin, one for a brighter glow and one darker for cream contouring, it’s perfect for all skin colours, minus the silicone, particularly adept at preventing ashiness on darker complexions. Make powdery a thing of the past.

Cremeblend Blush ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Brit Wit Dusty rosy mauve
  • Ladyblush Warm neutral coral
  • Posey Warm peach
  • So Sweet, So Easy Bright yellow pink
  • Something Special Light coral
  • Tea Petal Mid-tone reddish brown

availability: March 3rd, 2011 at all North American locations; March 2011 for international locations.

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