Thursday, August 9th, 2012


Coming in September: Essie Stylenomics

This autumn, leave nothing to chance. Consolidate your power with color that heralds the return of the woman of substance. It’s no secret, women are major players in the economy, and what fashionable purse-strings they hold! Wise to the credit debacles of the past, they are playing it safe in spending and in style. Classic, statement dressing is the look of the moment, and serious silhouettes require a fabulous match of full-force color. “I absolutely love hearing from women about how essie color makes them feel,” essie founder, Essie Weingarten explains. “And when they tell me it made them feel powerful and poised in a business meeting, to me, that’s just the best!” Her own storied rise to the top of the nail color world began at a time when the fashion & beauty world was populated mostly by men. “Now, I get such a thrill from rubbing elbows with more fabulous women than ever. I created this collection with those can-do women in mind!”

stylenomics (stahyl-NoM-iks), noun: opulent color that lends an upscale look without breaking the bank.

There’s a sense of ease in refinement and confidence in restraint. No need to overdo things and above all, don’t sweater it! Profound green plays the role of black beautifully this season, creating a glorious counterpoint to striking red and lush burgundy. Austerity measures be damned, miss fancy pants always keeps it classy with graceful greige. Take a tip from the crush-worthy head mistress who whips everything into shape, without skirting the issue. It’s an ambitious wardrobe of color that’s sure to inspire every recessionista.

  • Miss Fancy Pants Refined, chic greige
  • Recessionista Millionheiress magenta
  • Stylenomics On the money opulent green
  • Head Mistress Bold, take-charge red
  • Don’t Sweater It Warm & cozy mauve
  • Skirting the Issue Slinky & subversive burgundy

Availability: Sepetmber 2012 at salons and beauty destinations worldwide, $8.00 each

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012


Now Available: Burberry Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection

Inspired by the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2012 runway collection, discover an effortless blend of English countryside hues and elegant city textures, featuring the new Velvet Foundation, a breathable, long wear innovation.

Eyeshadow ($29.00)

  • Gold Trench Gold beige
  • Dark Sable Rich brown
  • Mulberry Berry
  • Porcelain White White

Velvet Foundation Long Wear Fluid Foundation ($54.00)

Like a trench coat for the skin, Velvet Foundation is a sophisticated, long-lasting formula that provides effortless protection with a flawless, velvety finish for a radiant, matte look.

Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base ($48.00)

Burberry Fresh Glow is a lightweight, luminous fluid base that gives the skin a gentle fresh shimmer and sheer dewy finish. The unique pink color complements all skin tones and enhances the complexion for an effortlessly radiant, healthy look. The beautifying formula contains wild rose extract, which provides moisturizing benefits and regenerating properties. The skin is hydrated, protected and has a natural healthy glow.

Lip Cover Lipstick ($30.00)

  • Nude Rose Soft pink
  • Sepia Pink Pink brown
  • Mocha Glow Brown

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012


Now Available: Essie Mirror Metallics

Step into a pristine and polished world of reflective metallics that will change your perception of nail color forever! Strike it rich with foolproof formulations that deliver reflection, sheen and a quantum leap forward in silvery chromes and incandescent golds. Metals apply like molten silk for seamless fluidity and a salon look – effortlessly.

“I was obsessed,” says Essie Weingarten, Chief Creative Officer. “The appearance of beautiful foils on the runway ignited a year-long search to realize that kind of overall, even reflectivity in a paintable polish.” Aluminum pearl coated in silver was Essie’s ticket for high-shine, helping her create this off-the-catwalk collection. Highly reflective, these metallics are the latest and greatest in the essie roster: “I am thrilled with my metallics!” Weingarten continues, “No one will metal around with you while wearing these babies!”

Amazing, high-impact effects add mesmerizing novelty to this luxurious palette of precious metals, but the shades were formulated with an eye on fashion and longevity. More than just the colors of the moment, they are carefully crafted classics of a mercurial nature – suitable for lunching ladies and newly launched rock stars alike. This is highshine nail fashion at its chicest!

This season, adorn yourself in a spectrum of metals from a to zinc and chart a course for futuristic fantasy in five fantabulous hues. Visionary color makes rocketing to the forefront of fashion a cinch, so don’t get left behind: select the mineral that casts you in a gorgeous light or mix them up for a French Manicure gilded in molten metal. No need to agonize over which to invest in – in this case a bright penny and rich nickel are worth their weight in gold!

  • No Place Like Chrome Richly oxidized nickel
  • Blue Rhapsody Heavy metal air force blue
  • Nothing Else Metals Ultramodern lilac alloy
  • Penny Talk Statement-making incandescent copper
  • Good as Gold Pure, rock-solid classic

Availability: Now at salons and beauty destinations worldwide, $8.00 each

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012


This August: Estee Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine Launches

This Fall, Estée Lauder and Tom Pecheux dare you to play in a world of bold, luminous and impactful color with new Pure Color Vivid Shine – the latest wave of shades that dazzle eyes, lips and nails with sparkling shine and chromatic color. This modern spectrum of color features new finishes and textures. Eyes are heightened with hyper metallics that accentuate and entice, lips come alive with amplified, vivid color in lustrous shades that offer unprecedented shine, and
nails sparkle with alluring chromatic hues to complete the look. Whether it’s to create a striking and dramatic or soft and luminous effect, Pure Color Vivid Shine is a collection of bold shades for women and makeup artists who want to indulge their love of color.

Pure Color Gelée Powder Eyeshadows bring color to life in two weightless, incredibly smooth finishes:

  • Limited-Edition Vivid Shine Finish: In the collection there are 6 Vivid Shine shadows that feature a unique blend of specially treated glow and metallic pearl duo complex. This luminous finish catches and reflects light, creating the purest levels of multidimensional color illumination for unforgettable eyes that glow!
  • Cyber Metallic Finish: These 10 shimmering Cyber Metallic shades transform eyes to a hyper-metallic, futuristic look.

Vivid Shine Eyeshadow ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Magenta Pink-purple
  • Electric Orchid Purple
  • Fire Sapphire Blue
  • Ultra Marine Teal
  • Lights Out Black
  • Pop Pistachio Green

Cyber Metallic Eyeshadow ($24.00) (Permanent)

  • Cyber Pink Light pink
  • Cyber Ruby Burgundy
  • Cyber Ice Platinum (Limited Edition)
  • Cyber Silver Silver
  • Cyber Lilac Purple
  • Arctic Sky Pale blue (Limited Edition)
  • Cyber Gold Gold
  • Cyber Copper Copper
  • Cyber Teal Teal
  • Cyber Green Green

Vivid Shine Lipstick ($25.00) (Permanent)

  • Power Pink Pink (Limited Edition)
  • Pink Voltage Coral
  • Pink Riot Pink coral
  • Magnetic Magenta Fuchsia
  • Mauve Struck Plum brown (Limited Edition)
  • Electric Mauve Plum
  • Violet Electra Violet
  • Rebel Raspberry Dark pink
  • Brilliant Bare Nude brown (Limited Edition)
  • Copper Flash Warm brown
  • Spiked Toffee Caramel nude
  • Spiced Cocoa Brown (Limited Edition)
  • Hot Corraline Light coral
  • Fireball Orange-red
  • Poppy Love Dark red
  • Forbidden Apple Deep red
  • Pearlescent Luminizer Pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Gunmetal Luminizer Gunmetal (Limited Edition)
  • Foil Luminizer Foil (Limited Edition)
  • Lame Luminizer Gold (Limited Edition)

Vivid Shine Nail Color ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Purple Velvet Pink
  • Dressed to Kill Deep red
  • Black Turquoise Blackened teal

Availability: August 2012

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012


MAC By Request Collection for Fall 2012 – Results

I reviewed this collection in its entirety here.

Updated @ 8/5 at 10:09 PM PST: You can purchase the lipsticks now – best to go to the direct page, here.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Candy Yum-Yum Neon pink (Matte) (77,517 votes)
  • Moxie Bright pink (Matte) (74,957 votes)
  • Rocker Burgundy-red with glitter (Matte) (72,299 votes)

Lipglass ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Bait Iris-pink with gold pearl (Frost) (34,045 votes)
  • Cult of Cherry Clean red with red pearl (Frost) (29,466 votes)
  • Flash of Flesh Light nude pink with pearl (Frost) (27,707 votes)

Eyeshadow ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Guacamole Light green with gold pearl (Frost) (50,536 votes)
  • Jete Sandy coral (Veluxe Pearl) (40,245 votes)
  • Moth Brown Soft metallic grey/brown (Frost) (39,563 votes)

Availability: Lipsticks on August 6th, Lipglasses on August 8th, Eyeshadows on August 13th — online only at maccosmetics.com; press release indicates international as “fall 2012″ but I do not have any additional information

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012


YSL Fall 2012 Collection – Contemporary Amazon

She moves through Paris as she would an urban jungle, exuding a tailored take on the basics. A matte yet luminous complexion, smoky gold eyes, red lips and garnet lacquers for daring sophistication.

Pure Chromatics ($55.00)

  • No. 10 Greens/olives
  • No. 11 Grays & navies

Contemporary Amazon Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara ($30.00)

  • Graphite Green Green

Dare to Glow Illuminator ($28.00)

A silky complexion illuminator, between a highlighter and an enhancer, Dare to Glow is an essential for women seeking that gorgeous glow. The melting, ultra-fresh gel texture leaves skin soft and comfortable. Enriched with optical mother-of-pearl particles, Dare to Glow forms an impalpable veil for a natural-looking shimmer on the skin.

  • Tempting Gold Gold
  • Fatal Red Red
  • Naughty Pink Pink

Rouge Pur Couture – The Mats ($32.00)

  • Orange Imagine Orange
  • Rouge Rock Red-plum
  • Grenat Satisfaction Burgundy

La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer ($25.00)

  • Khaky Arty Khaki
  • Rouge Expressioniste Red

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom, YSL

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