Monday, February 13th, 2012


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) The Garden Collection for Spring/Summer 2012

Introducing The Garden, OCC’s S/S 2012 Colour Collection. Spring has sprung at OCC and hidden among the lilacs and pansies is a different shade of floral. Inspired by psychotropic and poisonous plants, this collection turns traditional spring pastels upside down, injecting them with hallucinatory notes of nearly-neon vibrancy. Mixed in are more subtle neutral lip shades, meant to be paired with a dizzying flash of color on the eyes, in this garden of earthly (and unearthly) delights.

Lip Tar ($13.50)

  • Chlorophyll True, denseteal
  • Belladonna Ultra, ultra violet
  • Digitalis Pink-tinged lavender
  • Ophelia Pure petal pink
  • Kava Kava True peach neutral
  • Pennyroyal Roasted peach-brown

availability: March 2012


Sunday, February 12th, 2012


Burberry Beauty Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

The Burberry Beauty Spring/Summer 2012 look celebrates the British Summer with warm shades.  Colour palette inspired by the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 runway collection.

Light Glow ($42.00)

  • Blossom Blush Pink
  • Tangerine Blush Peach

Sheer Eyeshadow ($29.00)

  • Pale Barley Nude
  • Rosewood Pink
  • Tea Rose Dirty pink

Lip Cover ($30.00)

  • Tulip Pink Pink
  • Devon Sunset Coral
  • Golden Peach Peach
  • Primrose Hill Pink Pink

Lip Glow ($27.00)

  • Hibiscus Berry
  • Nude Rose Pink

availability: February 2012

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Saturday, February 11th, 2012

 

 


Lancome Rouge In Love Lipcolor & Le Vernis

Fall in love with lipstick again as Lancôme launches its longest wearing lipstick yet – Rouge In Love. Wrapped in delectable shine, this wardrobe of high potency color is the perfect high fashion accessory for your lips. The petite silver case houses a full-sized bullet, while stocking-inspired red stitching accents the back. Lancôme’s new ambassadress, Emma Watson, is the fresh face of Rouge In Love. The ideal embodiment of modern romanticism, Emma continues to enchant us with her spontaneity and style.

Rouge In Love Lipcolor ($25.00)

  • Rouge Rendez Vous Pinkish beige
  • Delicate Lace Nude mauve-y rose
  • Divine Seduction Deep coppery brown
  • Cocoa Couture Deep reddish brown
  • Jolie Rosalie Natural mauve
  • Sultry Simplicity Chocolate brown
  • Roses in Love Rosy pink
  • Lasting Kiss Nude pinkish brown
  • Rose Boudoir Bright rose-y pink
  • Violette Coquette Deep violette
  • Midnight Rose Fuchsia
  • Sweet Embrace Nude baby pink
  • Fiery Attitude Deep berry wine
  • Jolis Matins Soft peach
  • Corail in Love Pink-y coral
  • Miss Coquelicot Bright coral
  • Madame Tulipe Light coppery red
  • Sequence of Love Cool true red
  • Rouge Valentine Clean warm red
  • Rouge Saint Honore Deep warm red
  • Ever So Sweet Fresh peach-y pink

Vernis In Love ($15.00)

  • Cristal Quartz Sheer
  • Rouge In Love Red
  • Rouge Valentine Pink-red
  • Miss Coquelicot Raspberry red
  • Chocolate Mordore Brown
  • Rose Plumeti Soft pink
  • Jolie Rosalie Pink
  • Rose Pitimini Rose
  • Rose Soft rose
  • Rose Boudoir Fuchsia rose
  • Gris Angora Gray
  • Violette Coquette Violet
  • Midnight Rose Berry
  • Rouge Reglisse Brown-red
  • Noir Angora Teal

availability: February 2012; Vernis In Love exclusively at Nordstrom and lancome.com from February 2012 through April 2012; at all counters in May 2012

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Thursday, February 9th, 2012


Le Metier de Beaute Northern Lights Collection for Spring 2012

Spring is looking up, literally. For hues inspired by nature’s most mysterious phenomenon, look no further than the night skies of the north and onto the runways of Fashion Week’s favorites. The Aurora Borealis (a.k.a. the Northern Lights) dazzle the skyline with a light show only nature could create, inspiring fashion to continue its love affair with color for Spring 2012, but with a softer touch.

Caused by a collision of naturally charged atomic particles in the atmosphere, the Aurora Borealis turn the sky from green to purple to blue – magnetic color abounds. Beauty becomes a natural extension with soft focus, yet edgy hues flattering every face. “I think of the Northern Lights like watercolors in the sky,” explains Mikey Castillo, Director of Color and Education for Le Métier de Beauté. “No matter what the color, the sheer background of the night sky grounds the look, creating a subtle color that looks amazing on every woman.”

For an Aurora aura of your own, try Le Métier de Beauté’s new spring collection, The Northern Lights. A patina of golden neutrals, silvery blues, bronzes and violets creates a collision of color for a prismatic finish.

The Northern Lights Kaleidoscope Eye Kit contains Ionic, a satin/matte neutral sunset, Sky, a pale shimmering skyline blue, Magnetic, a blazing copper and Equinox, a satin/matte twilight violet. Applied using Le Métier de Beauté’s signature Couche de Couleur layering format, the result is multi-dimensional, turning color on its axis. $95.

Lips deserve the best spring has to offer as well. The Aurora Kaleidoscope Lip Kit has four options in Le Métier de Beauté’s delicious Lip Crème lip gloss formula. Begin with Illuminate, a shimmering hot pink with a sheer finish. Next, layer on Voltaic, a satin-y nude mauve. For a pop of color try Dynamos, an effervescent coral-tangerine. And finish with Eos, an opaque fuchsia. $95.

With the winter gloves off and sky-high heels still ruling the runways, striking colors on hands and feet extend the trend. Begin with Le Métier de Beauté’s Two in One Top & Base Coat to lock in color. Next, choose from Aurora, an icy blue, Solar Flare, a dusky rose-pink and Faraday, a shimmering lavender taupe. At $18 each, the Northern Lights are at your fingertips.

availability: Purchase the Le Métier de Beauté’s Northern Lights Collection at Neiman Marcus, Neiman Marcus.com, Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com and Bergdorf Goodman.

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012


Paul & Joe Beaute for Spring 2012

Fashion-forward and elegantly designed, Paul & Joe introduces a chic collection of Face & Eye Colors in their famously feline-inspired packaging. In honor of Paul & Joe’s 10th Anniversary, all spring 2011 items are inspired by owner and designer, Sophie Albou’s love of cats.

In trend for the season, each shade is subtle yet playful to enhance natural beauty and add depth and character to the eye area. Each package includes a trio of contrasting textures – matte, pearlescent and shiny – for an effect that looks like it was applied by a makeup artist. What’s more, these dual purpose palettes can be blended onto cheeks with brush and used as a blush.  Available now at b-glowing.com.

Face & Eye Color CS ($36.00)

  • Siamese, Please Neutral yet elegant bronzes and beiges blend together for a natural beautiful look
  • Kittycat Matte nude and pearly pink are the perfect pairing for a feminine effect
  • Purr-fect Smoky yet subtle ivory and moss add intrigue and depth for a daring look

Nail Enamel ($14.00)

  • Tigress Pearlescent nude hue that enhances your feminine allure
  • Kitten Claws High society, soft pink color for picture perfect fingers
  • Manekineko Bright, hot pink that is as romantic as it is playful

Blusher Sticks ($28.00)

  • Glamour Puss Pearlescent beige that instantly highlights and contours the cheeks
  • Minou Romantic and subtle pink for a fresh yet glamorous look
  • Catfight Bold and beautiful tangerine for a burst of bright, energetic color

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012


MAC Viva Glam – Ricky Martin & Nicki Minaj for Viva Glam

The fearless Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj introduce Nicki’s lipstick in a scene-stealing pink and Ricky’s colourless Lip Conditioner in a Tube that goes from day to dance floor! With every cent of the selling price supporting the MAC AIDS Fund, it doesn’t get any hotter. They’ve teamed up to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among young people around the globe. Nicki and Ricky dare you to be bold. Be beautiful. Be safe.

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

  • Viva Glam Nicki Bright yellow pink (Satin)

Lip Conditioner (Tube) ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Lip Conditioner Clear

availability: February 15th, 2012 through February 2013 (North America), March 2012 (International), at all MAC locations and online at maccosmetics.com

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