Thursday, October 6th, 2011


Chanel Holiday 2011 Collection: Les Scintillances de Chanel

The iconic colours of Chanel — gold, red, beige and black — are a never-ending source of inspiration for Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup. The glamorous proof: his Holiday 2011 Collection, Les Scintillances de Chanel. Golden reflections delicately sculpt the face with light, while eyes and lips shimmer in festive tones.

Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder ($72.00) (Limited Edition)

A true visionary, Mademoiselle Chanel found inspiration everywhere. Today, the Paris Makeup Studio does similarly — capturing the gilded beauty of Mademoiselle’s treasured belt buckle in LUMIÈRE SCULPTÉE DE CHANEL Highlighting Powder, an illuminating powder that gently highlights the skin with a sheer blend of tender pink and pearlescence. Shades of ivory and pink dusted with tone-on-tone mother-of-pearls make this palette the height of glamour and sophistication.

Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Enivree Shimmering pink (Limited Edition)
  • Famous Bright shimmering red (Limited Edition)

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rouge Carat Luminous red (Limited Edition)

Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder ($52.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Feerie Soft shimmering pink

Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Brun Rose Brown rose

Ligne Extreme Liquid Eye Liner ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Or Gold

Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow ($28.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Blazing Gold Shimmering gold
  • Beige Lame Bright shimmering beige

Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow Duo ($42.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Noir-Ivoire Black, ivory

Rouge Allure Laque Luminous Satin Lip Colour ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Empire Pink rose

Levres Scintillantes Glossimer ($28.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Sparkle d’Or Gold shimmer
  • Sweet Beige Beige shimmer

Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Pure Shine Intense Colour Long Wear Lip Gloss ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Discretion Luminous beige
  • Triomphal Shimmering red

availability: October 2011

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011


Laura Mercier Holiday 2011 Collection

Baked Eye Color Palette ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Sienna Rich, chocolate brown
  • Terracotta Warm bronze, copper
  • Ballet Pink Soft peachy pink
  • Pink Petal Pale baby pink
  • Lilac Smoky lavender violet

Eye Portfolio ($98.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes 12 eye colors (0.05 oz. each): Rich Sienna, Morning Dew, Black Coffee, Pink Crystal, Sable, Royal Gold, African Violet, Mica, Golden Cream, Fig, and Sparkling Night. Three travel brushes: Ponytail, Crease, and Smudge.

Color Portfolio ($98.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes six eye colors (0.05 oz. each): Primrose, African Violet, Merlot, Truffle, Topaz, Stellar. Three Tightline Cake Eye Liners (0.04 oz. each): Ground Espresso, Black Ebony, and Burgundy Wine. Two Second Skin Cheek Colors (0.12 oz. each): Rose Petal and City Pink. Three travel brushes: Ponytail, Crease, and Flat Eyeliner.

Travel Brush Set ($85.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes: Double-Ended Secret Camouflage Powder Brush, Double-Ended Allover Eye Color Ponytail Brush, Double-Ended Flat Eyeliner/Smudge Brush, Double-Ended Brow Definer/Brow Grooming Brush, Finishing Brush.

Mini Kohl Eye Pencil Set ($32.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

5 x 0.04 oz mini Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Copper (coppery brown), Antique Jade (metallic deep green), Black Turquoise (black with turquoise pearl), Black Violet (black purple charcoal), Purple Sapphire (bright eggplant)

The Nudes Mini Lip Glace Set ($38.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

4 x 0.1 oz Lip Glacé in Bare Blush (deep champagne taupe), Bare Naked (beige champagne), Bare Pink (light pink), Bare Beige (light neutral brown)

availability: Now @ Nordstrom; Sephora exclusives at Sephora

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011


Bare Escentuals Holiday 2011 Launches

Coming this October/November, Bare Escentuals has over thirty holiday offerings to tickle your fancy.

Box of Gems ($89.00) (QVC Exclusive)

A Box of Gems is a 20-piece treasure-trove of jewel-infused eyecolors and dazzling lipglosses. With this lavish box, you’ll always be decked out in jewels.

Things That Make You Glow Collection ($85.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

This 15-piece collection is filled to the brim with limited edition favorites including 10 hard-to-find bareMinerals Eyecolors, an All-Over Face Color, bareMinerals Blush and two never before paired together mini Pretty Amazing and 100% Natural Lipcolors.

Oh La Luxe ($79.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

With 10 mesmerizing colors for eyes and five blushing face colors all in one chic bag, you’ll never be without ways to turn heads.

Year of Beauty ($72.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Our collection of bareMinerals Eyecolors includes 12 dazzling shades to take you through the seasons in style. Silky soft and unbelievably blendable, these plush shades glide on effortlessly for stunning, vibrant color to match every month.

Transformational Treatment Collection ($58.00) (QVC Exclusive)

Introducing the bareMinerals Transformational Treatment Collection, an exclusive collection of ground breaking solutions for younger-looking skin. Experience the incredible results, including faster cell turnover, smaller-looking pores, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – and the famous bareMinerals Naturally Luminous glow.

RSVP – Ravishing, Stunning, Vibrant, Pretty ($54.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Experience R.S.V.P., our 9-piece collection for face, eyes, and lips that will leave you Ravishing, Stunning, Vibrant and Pretty. It’s the most coveted invitation in town, and be prepared for an all-nighter with the launch of our new Round the Clock™ Eyeliner.

Putting on the Glitz ($54.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

This show stopping 10-piece collection glistens and dazzles with brand new shades for eyes, cheeks and lips for a look that is downright glitz and glam.

The Glamorous Life Collection ($49.00) (Ulta Exclusive)

It’s time to paint the town glam with this 9-piece collection that creates a classic look with some added panache.

Naturally Luminous Moisturizing Trio ($49.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Introducing the bareMinerals Naturally Luminous Moisturizing Trio, an exclusive collection of groundbreaking solutions. Powered by our proprietary RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, bareMinerals Skincare is clinically proven to reveal smoother, younger-looking, more luminous skin. Available in Normal-to-Dry, Combination.

Brush with Fame Deluxe Brush Collection ($45.00) (QVC Exclusive)

Brush with Fame includes a trio of eye brushes designed to give off-the-chart gorgeous eyes every time, and face and cheek brushes that provide flawless coverage day in and day out.

Strike It Rich Mini Prime Time Primer Shadow Kit ($28.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Prepare to Strike it Rich for the holidays with this fabulous fivesome of Mini Prime Time Primer Shadows. This metallic collection provides vivid, rich, light-reflective color in an amazing lightweight waterproof texture for long-lasting results.

Buxom More to Love ($42.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

Reach your full Buxom potential with this remarkably versatile 5-piece collection for eyes and lips. With glistening lips, blacker-than-black eyeliner, intensely solemnized lashed and sparkling cream shadow, you’ll always leave them wanting more.

High Shine Trio ($36.00) (Ulta Exclusive)

These three new high-intensity shades of pure drama are a must-have for achieving gorgeous eyes that dazzle. Experiment, mix and match with the versatile silver, gold and pink shades for a look that is subtle or dramatic.

Brightening Pearl Beauty Duo ($29.50) (Ulta Exclusive)

BareMinerals Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil finishing powder, infused with genuine Honora Cultured pearls, provides the ultimate finishing touch to makeup, casting a glow of subtle pearlescent softness and light. It dispenses the perfect amount of Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil finishing powder every time for fast, easy touch-ups and includes a matching pink pearl Retractable Buff & Go Brush for effortless application.

Buxom Armed & Gorgeous ($29.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

These six shades of mass seduction shadow, line, smoke take no prisoners for a sultry smoky eye. Each Waterproof Smoky Eye Stick includes an original matte, most wanted shade on one end and a new metallic shade on the other.

Buxom Babes Party Central Collection ($28.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

This collection of Buxom Big & Healthy™ Lip Polishes includes three dazzling new shades and a festive fave that’s sure to get noticed.

Pretty Amazing Lip Collection ($28.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Now available in two spectacular and unique finishes: Lipcolor for rich, velveteen color and Lipgloss for a sumptuous, glistening sheen. With four exhilarating shades in a petite portable size, there is even more reason to max out on amazing.

The Golden Touch Mini Brush Collection ($28.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

The Golden Touch, a stunning collection of four mini brushes for face and eyes is the key to glamour from every angle. With one new brush and three tried-and-true angled tip favorites, these good-as-gold minis are the way to shaping and defining a gorgeous look.

Cocktail Party Collection ($26.00) (QVC Exclusive)

Cheers to four mini, perfectly blended pink and berry lipgloss shades drenched in dazzling color and delicious shine.

Light Show Eyeliner Collection ($24.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

This dazzling full-size eyeliner trio will take eyes to bold and beautiful extremes. These new and innovative Metallic Eyeliners have mega-watt sheen that’s guaranteed to get anyone’s attention.

Out of This World Eyeliner Trip ($24.00) (QVC Exclusive)

This dazzling full-size eyeliner trio will take eyes to bold and beautiful extremes. These new and innovative Metallic Eyeliners have mega-watt sheen that’s guaranteed to get anyone’s attention.

Flawless & Fearless Duo ($17.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

This dynamic duo of portable lip and lash faves. The perfectly daring duo includes Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara, which plumps lashes up to 600%, while Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Fearless drenches lips in high-impact, rosy mauve color and insatiable shine.

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011


Illamasqua Freak Eau de Parfum to Launch in October 2011

“Illamasqua is undoubtedly the most vibrant and fastest growing British make-up brand of this generation. When creating all the elements of this fragrance, from the scent to the bottle, the packaging to the image, the prime focus has been to deliver a groundbreaking concept that delivers an irresistible assault on the senses, whether you have heard of the Illamasqua brand or not. Freak by Illamasqua has succeeded on every point of that intention. Illamasqua make-up captures the essence of night-time transformations, unleashing your alter ego and celebrating self-expression. We have now managed, with great care, to distil that attitude into a fragrance and bottle it. It’s time to dress up and howl at the moon. Get your Freak on!” — Joseph Corre, Illamasqua Joint MD

  • top notes: Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna bewitch the senses into uncontrollable lust and passion.
  • heart notes: Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom, caress and kiss.
  • base notes: Aromas of Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh, addictively mesmerises and captures the senses.

The rich and daringly provocative opening notes of Black Davana cast a magical spell of desire across the senses to celebrate the night. This compelling burnt orange bloom base is highly prized the world over for its ability to enhance the wearer’s natural perfume. The subtle mustiness of Poison Hemlock haunts the background tone of Freak, adding alluring depths of mystery.

Datura, the Moonflower, an intoxicating scent that has long been used as a heady aphrodisiac. The exquisitely rare Queen of the Night blooms fleetingly for a single night each year, and completes this daringly provocative concoction with its warm, soft floral scent touched with sweetness. With the help of Master Perfumer, Azzi Glasser, Illamasqua has created a powerfully addictive potion.

Freak is encased in a beautifully ornate art deco-inspired bottle, tilted to one side, as though confirming to the dictates of an alternative reality. Its smoked glass dances in the light and features a delicate silver snail and its trail, symbolising an addictive passionate path of desire that is both distinctive and unusually provocative.

To accompany the launch of Freak, Illamasqua have created a capsule collection of three limited edition products, whose shades reflect the rare blooms that make up this most exotic of scents. Embracing the mysterious histories of their namesakes are hardwearing Nail Varnish in Hemlock (pale opal green iridescent), the nocturnal heart of Pure Pigment in Queen of the Night (blackened plum), and a sensual Sheer Lipgloss in Datura (neutral mauve).

  • availability: illamasqua.com, pre-order October 3rd, launching October 20th for £59 (75 ml eau de parfum); November 2011 at select Sephora & SpaceNKs

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Friday, September 30th, 2011


Color Club Backstage Pass Collection for Holiday 2011

Color Club, the veteran nail polish brand, announced today the debut of Backstage Pass, a new rockin’ glitter nail polish collection. The aptly named collection features six nail polishes — from Wish Upon a Rock-star to Platinum Record — that are sure to “rock your world.” Whether you’re a rocker – or just aspire to look like one – this new vegan, Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP and paraben-free collection from Color Club is your ultimate backstage pass and sure to be a hit!

Collection includes…

  • Take the Stage Gold glitter with silver flakes
  • Wish Upon a Rock-Star Multi-colored glitter with purple
  • Backstage Pass Silver and purple hex glitter
  • Platinum Record Silver glitter
  • It’s a Hit Purple big glitter
  • Fame & Fortune Red base with silver flakes

availability: shopcolorclub.com

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Thursday, September 29th, 2011


MAC Giftable, Viva Glam, Kids Helping Kids Collections for Holiday 2011

Launch Date:  October 27th, 2011 (North America), November (International)

Accessorized with a new shade of red Viva Glam Lipglass exclusive for the season: Viva Glam I Special Edition. Our other opulent offering is
the Viva Glam Lip Bag, containing two Lady Gaga shades of Viva Glam Lipstick. Every cent of your purchase goes toward th e M∙A∙C AIDS Fund, benefiting
women, men and children affected by HIV /AIDS everywhere.

Shimmering on sparkling stock, th ese cards feature illustrations created by kids affected by HIV /AIDS . With all proceeds going to the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund, what better way is there to send your warmest winter wishes?

Viva Glam Melt Your Heart Lip Bag ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Viva Glam Gaga Pink (Lustre)
  • Viva Glam Gaga 2 Nude (Amplified)

Kids Helping Kids Teddy Bear Ornament ($18.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Silver Teddy Bear
  • Viva Glam 1 (SE)

Kids Helping Kids Holiday Cards ($10.00 U.S. / $12.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 6 Greeting Cards with Envelopes
  • 12 Greeting Cards with Envelopes

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