Thursday, July 12th, 2012


Dolce & Gabbana Lace Collection for Summer 2012

This provocative scene symbolizes a never ending contradiction, encapsulating the extremities of immaculate and intimate, pure and passionate. An enduring inspiration to Dolce & Gabbana and a recurrent theme in many of the Designers’ collections over the years, lace inspires the delicate drama of the Dolce & Gabbana Intenseyes new mascara which is the hero of the Lace Collection, offering a powerful sense of seduction tempered with intensely feminine beauty.

Intenseyes ($31.00)

  • Black Intensity

Intense Nail Lacquer ($22.00)

  • Pink (100)
  • Nude (210)
  • Perfection (220)

Ultra-Shine Lipgloss ($32.00)

  • Shimmer (55)
  • Honey (137)
  • Perfection (133)

Sicilian Lace Bronzer ($57.00)

  • Desert (20)

Lace Brush Set ($110.00)

  • Mini Brush Collection

Availability: Dolce & Gabbana intenseyes mascara and Lace Collection are on counter from July 2012 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and Saks.com.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012


Le Metier de Beaute Pallid Incandescence Kaleidoscope Eye Kit (Bergdorf Goodman Exclusive)

From runways to red carpets, the playful pops of color have made a name for themselves and with summer in full swing it’s safe to say the shades are here to stay. ‘Bright’ on trend, Le Metier de Beaute introduces a new Kaleidoscope Eye Kit that flaunts serious color: Pallid Incandescence. Blending electric and pastel hues, Pallid Incandescence is the ‘go-to’ for a brighter-than-bright must-have look this summer.

Inspired by complexity of light and transforms from pastel days to neon nights, Pallid Incandescence brings with it the summer’s brightest and boldest hues. Each shade playfully reflects on another with just the right amount of luminosity and beam for a sun goddess glow.

“Layer shades for more intensity or wear alone for a softer look,” comments Dustin Lujan, Le Métier de Beauté Resident Artist, Bergdorf Goodman. “Either way, the fierce flash of pop-­‐hued tones will liven up any look this summer season with statement and flair.”

This summer palette includes (top to bottom): Flush, a pastel pop of peach and pink, Lambent, an electric green with lively lime tones, Refulgent, an orangey/pink neon and Ultraviolet, a lightening punch of lilac.

Experience each rich hue through the previous, as all four pigments intertwine to create a prism for the ultimate color contrast with the wearer’s eye shape and color. Using
the Le Métier de Beauté signature eye shadow application technique, “Couches de Couleur” (the layering of color), each shade is selected to evoke one element in a sequence of crescendo: 1. Warm 2. Cool 3. Hot 4. Cold. The combination is famed for increasing the femininity of the eyes, while adding a dash of mystery.

Ladies, it’s time to get your neon on.

A Bergdorf Goodman exclusive, Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Pallid Incandescence ($95 USD) will be available in early July 2012. For order information, please call Dustin Lujan at (212) 872-8612.

Sunday, July 8th, 2012


Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

The ultimate beauty balm, Bobbi’s new BB Cream SPF35 is a skin care/makeup hybrid that combines moisturizer, treatment, SPF and foundation all-in-one. Plus, this unique skin tone correct formula leaves skin looking flawless and perfectly natural. Consider it skin’s new best friend.

This multi-tasking correcting cream is also designed to give skin a natural glow. And when used over time, it provides long-term benefits – brighter, more even skin tone; diminished appearance of fine lines; reduced redness and minimized pores. SPF 35 boosts the formula with daily protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays and environmental hazards.

True to Bobbi’s philosophy, BB Cream SPF 35 is available in 5 skin tone correct shades for all complexions, from very fair to very deep. This lightweight formula is extremely buildable and blends seamlessly into skin for smooth, natural-looking coverage.

Ingredients & Benefits

  • Scutellaria Extract helps reduce the appearance of discolorations and dark spots for a brighter, more even skin tone.
  • Argireline®, a natural peptide, helps boost natural collagen production, minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and preventing future signs of aging.
  • Caffeine and Sucrose helps prevent redness associated with irritation and blemishes.
  • Vitamin E and Rice Bran Extract help protect skin from free radical damage.
  • SPF 35 provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate attracts moisture to skin.
  • Emollients enhance skin’s luminosity and offer long-term moisture.
  • Light Reflective Pearls instantly brighten dull skin.

How to Use

Apply a thin, even layer using fingertips, sponge or brush. Can be used as a makeup base and/or lightweight foundation.

Shades

  • Extra Light
  • Light
  • Fair
  • Medium
  • Medium to Dark

Availability: $42, July 2012 @ Nordstrom

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Sunday, June 24th, 2012


Le Metier de Beaute Indian Summer Collection for Summer 2012

Just when summer seems to be winding down, there it is again, making a final attempt to keep the temperatures up and the days from getting shorter. Indian Summer, when summer and fall meet for a brief, but gorgeous moment, the inspiration for Ken Downing’s Indian Summer Collection with Le Métier de Beauté for summer 2012.

“There is just something about the seasons mingling, when the nights begin to cool and the dog days of summer have gone to rest – bronzed skin lingers, but the shades of fall make their debut.” explains Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus’s Fashion Director. “It always brings me back to that Bianca Jagger, 1970’s Halston moment. It wasn’t just the clothing, it wasn’t just the makeup, it was how it all came together, so carefree, bohemian and easy. That is Indian Summer.”

This sultry mix is the inspiration for Ken Downing’s summer collection with Le Métier de Beauté, Indian Summer. “A summer dress with tawny, coral makeup – it’s so simple and perfect” says Downing. “Shades of bronze, orange, gold, they look gorgeous on every woman and every skintone”

Ken Downing’s Indian Summer hues evoke the warm, dreamy feel of the end of the season. Coat fingers and toes in Penny Lane Nail Lacquer ($18), a bold burnt orange reminiscent of the dark skin tones of women sun bathing in Ibiza, or drench nails in the brighter-than-bright Wild Ginger Nail Lacquer to liven up a sleepy July afternoon.

KEN DOWNING FOR LE METIER DE BEAUTE COLLECTIONS ARE available at exclusively at Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com and Bergdorf Goodman.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012


Giorgio Armani Skin Lacquers Collection

For sheer coverage. The Skin Lacquers collection captures a nude chromatic palette to enhance lips and cheeks. An innovative approach to soft color that fuses a shine varnish with lip tone pigments bringing natural color to perfection. Inspired by the lacquered perfection of a flawless porcelain doll.

Gloss d’Armani ($28.00)

  • 514 Petal
  • 513 Roseperla
  • 515 Vintage
  • 516 Coral
  • 517 Hot
  • 518 Rosewood

Rouge d’Armani Sheers ($30.00)

  • 200 Terra
  • 201 Boudoir
  • 202 Dolce
  • 503 Blush
  • 504 Cult
  • 505 Dewy

Availability: Now @ Giorgio Armani Beauty

Sunday, June 17th, 2012


Stila Summer 2012 Collection

All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer ($20.00)

  • Pink Shimmer
  • Bronze Shimmer
  • Rose Gold Shimmer
  • Kitten Shimmer

One Step Illuminate ($36.00)

This innovative serum instantly illuminates, primes and nourishes the skin to improve tone and texture, diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The oil-free formula features Stila’s revolutionary Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex. It melts into the skin and dries down to hydrate and balance while controlling oil production. One Step Illuminate contains a swirl of three illuminating bronzers (pale pink, champagne & Kitten).

Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara ($22.00)

This innovative waterproof mascara contains a unique polymer with an extremely high resistance to water for the ultimate in long-wear performance. Unlike other waterproof mascaras, Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara leaves lashes soft and protected without smudging, budging or flaking. The rich, buildable formula contains a conditioning agent, coconut oil and antioxidant-rich mango butter. A unique 3D brush with three rows of combing bristles expertly applies a generous coat of mascara for dramatic volume and lift, to lengthen and define each lash.

Baked Setting Powder ($34.00)

Developed using a unique baking technique, these sheer, lightweight setting powders are velvety soft. One to illuminate, one to mattify, and one to bronze – each 3-in-1 compact comes with a mirror and an ingenious shaver that evenly distributes three different shades, mixing them into a fine, silky powder for easy application. The luxurious formulas contain Vitamin E, antioxidants and jojoba oils to moisturize and condition skin while providing beautifying benefits.

  • Set & Illuminate Powder Three brightening powders (pale pink, champagne & Kitten) containing specialty pearls and pigments illuminate cheekbones, under eye brows and/or décolleté
  • Set & Correct Powder Three color-correcting powders (peach, green & lavender) color-correct and mattify skin – the combination brightens and evens skin tone, setting makeup with a flawless, satin finish
  • Set & Bronze Powder Three bronzing powders (matte bronze, Kitten shimmer & bronze shimmer) give skin the appearance of a healthy, natural, sun-kissed glow

Passion Fruit Crush Lip & Cheek Stain ($24.00)

Stila’s latest “crush” creates a beautiful blush red shade with just the right amount of subtle shimmer for lips and cheeks. The formula contains vitamin-rich passion fruit extracts to soften and nourish the skin and antioxidants to help neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals.

Self-Adjusting Bronze Custom Color Blush ($20.00)

The newest addition to Stila’s Custom Color Blush family, this perceptive one-shade-fits-all powder blush comes in a natural bronze hue, with a hint of shimmer for a customized sun-kissed summer glow. The innovative powder blush reacts to each individual’s pH to create a perfect, personalized shade with its unique one-shade-fits-all technology. This blendable velvet-soft formula smoothes the appearance of fine lines and imperfections to leave the skin with a luminous, flawless flush.

Availability: Stila

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