Tuesday, September 11th, 2012


Dior Grand Bal Collection for Holiday 2012

“Now that cinderella’s fairy godmother no longer exists, the couturier must be the magician,” said Christian Dior. From Monsieur Dior’s extravagant parties in Granville, his childhood home, to the Parisian balls of the Roaring Twenties, the couturier was profoundly fascinated by the transformative qualities of the ball gown and the fantasy of a fabulous fete. Now, Dior debuts a makeup collection inspired by Dior’s love for entertaining: the limited edition Palette Grand Bal, four new shades of Diorific, Dior’s most haute couture lipstick, two shades of Ultra-Gloss, and four new shades of Dior Vernis.

Palette Grand Bal Carnet de Maquillage ($85.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by the dance cards held by young women in the 18th-century to help keep track of their dance partners, this essential beauty kit is bound to be a must-have for the modern day party girl. The glamorous gold clutch features a pearl eyeshadow duo of platinum and gold, two shades of gloss, a mirror, and deep black eyeliner for quick touch-ups.

Rouge Diorific ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Diorling #037
  • Diva #038
  • Lady #039
  • Marilyn #040

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($28.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Lame Gold #424
  • Ceremony Red #774

Dior 5-Couleurs Eyesahdow ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

Night Golds #524
Fairy Golds #764

Diorific Vernis ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Lady #011
  • Diorling #207
  • Marilyn #751
  • Diva #901

Dior Expert Eye Palette ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

This all-in-one compact features Dior’s must-haves for a sophisticated eye look: shadows in shades of brown, taupe, and champagne in a serum-infused base, brow liner, eyeliner, a Diorshow New Look Mini Mascara, and two double-sided applicators.

Dior Expert Lip Palette ($62.00) (Limited Edition)

The perfect rosy pink lip is just a few steps away with this ingenious palette. Prep the lips of Creme de Rose, mix and match three complementary shades of pink Rouge Dior lipstick, fill in with a pink mini lip liner and finish off with a boost of Dior Lip Maximizer.

Dior Holiday Mini Brush Set ($62.00) (Limited Edition)

Back for the holiday is a Dior favorite: the mini brush set. This chic, sleek patent case unfolds to reveal a powder brush, cheek brush, eyeshadow brush, and lip brush.

Dior Manicure Essentials Set ($62.00) (Limited Edition)

Housed in a classic black case, the Dior Manicure Essentials Set features all of Dior’s manicure must-haves: Mini Vernis Pelline Cuticle Remover, Mini Vernis Base Coat, Mini Vernis Top Coat, and a full size Creme Abricot. Orange wood cuticle sticks and a nail file round out this travel-friendly kit.

Golden Tattoos ($120.00) (Limited Edition)

From the early years of his career, Christian Dior was fascinated by gold and its mysterious powers. It wasn’t long before gold became a refined signature of the house and Dior’s most magnificent couture outfits were adorned with gold accessories. Now, Camille Miceli, Dior’s creative director of costume jewelry, has created a limited edition set of Golden Tattoos, comprised of 24-karat gold micro particles that melt onto the skin. The set includes seven exclusive designs: two wrist chains, a Dior Dollisimio charm, pearl drop charm with the Christian Dior logo, three rings, and a Line A interlaced bangles.

Grand Bal Lashes ($28.00) (Limited Edition)

Grand Bal Lashes are available in deep black or vibrant gold. Pearl Drops are available with silver pearl drops or soft gold.

Availability: October 2012

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012


Chanel Les Twin-Sets de Chanel for Fashion’s Night Out

Luxury and festivity come together for the new edition of Fashion’s Night Out. For one exceptional evening, exclusive get-togethers and creations are showcased in a jubilant atmosphere in CHANEL boutiques. Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, celebrates fashion in colours with a collection of matching duos. For the lips: ROUGE ALLURE VELVET ($32.50), the luminous velvety lip colour sets a modern, elegant style. For the nails: LE VERNIS ($26.00) complements the lip range by taking on bursting shades. Three unique harmonies for three attitudes to be worn like a twin-set: stylish and resolutely feminine.

  • La Provocante & Provocation Unique autumn plum harmony
  • L’Infidele & Infidele Intense pink with a burst of energy
  • La Delicate & Delicatesse Refined expression of beige to play on the natural side of sophistication

Availability: Chanel.com, Chanel Boutiques on September 6th

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012


Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund

This September, Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund has launched a campaign to raise awareness on the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women. You can donate directly online, wear teal on September 7th (National Wear Teal Day), or shop for a cause. Laura Mercier is donating 100% of profits from the sale of the Bonne Mint Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Creme Colour Palette ($48.00) and Rose Hope Lip Glace ($24.00) to the fund.

Additionally, for every tweet with #LMOCF, Marie Claire will donate $1 to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Happy tweeting!

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012


This September: Chanel Bleu Illusion de Chanel Collection

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, borrows the intangible hues of summer blue. Like a cloud-strewn sky, eyes take up shimmering reflections that change with the light. The juvenile grace of an almost nude face showcases eyes with marine depths, mellowed by the radiance of blue tones.

On eyelids, ILLUSION D’OMBRE takes on a scintillating and satiny effect that makes eye makeup glow with each bat of the lashes. Two airy shades of grey blue, one pale, DESTINATION, and the other more intense, APPARITION, adapt to all faces. Eyeshadows are applied according to inspiration: in sheer washes or deep colour blocks, in monochrome or gradations. Mascara-laden lashes accentuate the graphic tracing of the eye contour with a sophisticated note. LE CRAYON YEUX BLEU AÉRIEN borders the eyelids with an intense stroke, like a horizon line over the ocean.
For the final step of this chromatic journey, LE VERNIS SKY LINE sweeps nails with a delicate shade of pearly blue that captures and softens the light in its pearly reflections.

Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36.00)

  • Apparition Intense grey-blue
  • Destination Silver-blue

Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer ($29.00)

  • Bleu Aerien Intense, luminous blue

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($30.00)

  • Sky Line Pale, pearlescent, nearly metallic blue

Availability: Now @ Chanel; September 2012 for Chanel department stores and boutiques

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012


Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Relaunches

An alluring statement of elegance, the iconic lipstick ROUGE ALLURE dresses lips with unmistakable attitude. A true symbol of authentic luxury, its sleek signature black column opens with a click…now to reveal a dramatic new formulation for colour that’s radically intense.

New ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour represents the next generation of this classic lipstick. Its stunning colour is the result of a concentration of ultra-thin pigments, specially designed to magnify shade intensity. Lighter hues have a unique presence, revealing nuances and depth. Darker tones heighten the drama, with audacity and pure elegance for an ultra-feminine effect. Colour brilliance is only part of the story of new ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour. Special hydrating agents and antioxidants, rich in green tea and sappan wood, leave lips supple and protected for lasting comfort, while tea butter ensures colour endures for the ultimate wear.

A range of sixteen seductively intense shades, from a delicate beige to a black-red. $34.00.

Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($32.50)

  • Seduisante Soft pink
  • Secrete Blue soft pink
  • Exaltee Intense fuchsia
  • Extatique Blue intense pink
  • Incandescente Fire red
  • Coromandel Orange-red
  • Pirate Blue-red
  • Palpitante Raspberry red
  • Passion Blue intense red
  • Inimitable Intense pearly red
  • Enjouee Pink coral
  • Excentrique Intense apricot
  • Gracile Pink-beige
  • Pimpante Soft peach
  • Determinee Violine brown
  • Rouge Noir Black Red

Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer ($29.00)

  • Fuchsia Intense pink
  • Rouge Profond Red
  • Orange Intense Intense coral

Aqua Crayon Lip Colour Stick ($26.00)

  • Brown Copper Brown copper (Limited Edition)
  • Rosewood Pink brown (Limited Edition)

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($26.00)

  • Coromandel Orange-red
  • Beige Beige

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012


MAC Middle Eastern Lipsticks – Shade Extensions

MAC Middle Eastern Lipsticks – Shade Extensions

Lipsticks go lush in full-bodied shades inspired by the sultry tones of the Middle East. Be marvelous in Mehr’s rosy mauve, or for a more dramatic look, try Tabla for a rich chocolate brown. Yash is luxurious and chic in a soft sandy neutral and Double Shot promises to keep you savvy in chestnut.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Yash Deep neutral (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Mehr Dirty blue pink (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Double Shot Full bodied mocha cream (Amplified)
  • Tabla Chocolate brown (Amplified)

Availability: Online at maccosmetics.com September 6th, in-stores September 13th (North America), September 2012 (International)