Saturday, June 9th, 2012


LUSH Launches Happy Feet for Summer 2012

With summertime right around the corner it’s time to start thinking strappy sandals and flirty flip-flops. If your feet aren’t feeling up to par, don’t fret! LUSH has wrapped up some positively perfect products to help perk up your pedicure. The new limited edition Happy Feet kit will keep your tootsies looking terrific all summer long.

Start with a soothing soak with our Geo Phyzz bath bomb, then scrub up with Stepping Stone foot scrub, be sure to dip into the detoxifying Volcano foot mask and finally, slather on some Fair Trade Foot Lotion to keep heels hydrated. One round of this treatment will have your feet stepping pretty come sandal season!

Availability: Happy Feet ($24.95) is available while supplies last at LUSH shops and LUSHUSA.com starting June 11th

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012


L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow 24 Hour — New Shades for Summer 2012

Known for its long-wear color authority, L’Oréal Paris’ Infallible collection introduces Infallible Eye Shadow – the first 24-hour formula in the mass marketplace. Available in a range of 12 irresistible and wearable shades, Infallible Eye Shadow was purposefully formulated to be long-wearing and to not settle into eyelid creases and lines – two of the top concerns of eye shadow-wearers. Its revolutionary velvet-soft texture comes in a lightly pressed form. This luxurious shadow blends easily and provides a pop of luminous color with a smooth, even finish. From softly shimmering to intensely rich, eye shadow wearers can now experience the colors they crave with the long-wearing benefits they’ve been dreaming about. New shades will be available in July 2012 for $7.95 nationwide.

  • Liquid Diamond Diamond
  • Golden Emerald Green
  • Endless Sea Blue
  • Glistening Garnet Burgundy
  • Bottomless Java Brown
  • Smoldering Plum Plum purple

 

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Paul & Joe Beaute for Summer 2012

Paul & Joe’s Summer 2012 is every girl’s Midsummer Night’s Dream…literally! Inspired by the whimsical Shakespeare play, this make up collection is full of fun and fairy-inspired colors that will help you feel dainty even in the summer’s hottest temperatures!

Face Color G ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

Fall in love this summer with Paul & Joe’s Limited Edition Face Color G. Inspired by the warm tones of a midsummer sky, the dreamy blushes contour cheeks and provide a natural, enchanting glow. Soft and romantic, these new shades compliment any skin tone with good-for-you ingredients like Rosemary Leaf Extract and Orange Flower Water for a healthy kiss of color and a beautiful complexion. Available in three fresh, heartwarming hues, Face Color G is sure to leave a striking impression on the most eligible suitor.

  • Nymph Pop of pink to add a bold burst of color
  • Nubile Soft, flirty peach to flatter every skin tone
  • Faune Deep rose to create elegant contours

Nail Enamel ($14.00)

Perfectly poised for a summer of romance and pleasure, Paul & Joe’s newest Nail Enamel launches are a whimsical ode to Shakespeare’s timeless “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Three playful, sheer shades are beautiful on their own and instantly add a touch of enchantment and extravagance coated on top of any hue. With just the point of a finger, Paul & Joe nail enamels add a little sparkle to your summer!

  • Fairie Queen Specs of glittering pale pinks, purples and blues perfectly pepper this shimmering translucent shade
  • Sprite A watery, whimsical shade of pastel green dotted with pearls of precious pink adds a gradated finish to fingers
  • Pixie Striking silver sparkles create a holographic effect that creates depth and dimension on any manicure

Lip Gloss G ($22.00)

Paul & Joe introduces a new collection that will send your taste buds dancing. The Lip Gloss G collection consists of three new enchanting shades that instantly melt onto your lips for a punch of sheer shimmering color that coolly completes your sexy, summer style. Even more delicious, each hue is infused with a hint of heavenly flavor inspired by the juicy fruits we crave during the warm months. Succulent strawberry, invigorating green apple and refreshing orange each blend deliciously with creamy vanilla for lips that are hydrated, healthy, and undeniably kissable.

  • Love Potion The perfect pink to swipe on for day or night with a light Strawberry & Vanilla flavor
  • Fairie Kisses A bright yellow gloss that appears translucent on lips with a light Green Apple & Vanilla flavor to refresh your pucker on a sweltering day
  • Dream a Little Dream An enchanting orange sherbet tint with a creamy cool Orange & Vanilla flavor

Availability: Beauty Habit

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012


butter LONDON Olympic Heavy Medal Trio

To celebrate the London 2012 Summer Olympics, butter LONDON introduces a Commemorative Olympic Heavy Medal Trio (MSRP $36 – available this month), a set of three metallic nail lacquers worthy of standing upon the winner’s podium – The Full Monty, Diamond Geezer and The Old Bill

  • The Full Monty Does what it says on the bottle. Full-on molten gold. A beautiful colour that is always classy, never brassy.
  • Diamond Geezer Proper platinum, silvery and shiny. It’s finger-bling that sparkles like the real thing, but doesn’t cost it!
  • The Old Bill Burnished bronze with a beautiful antique patina. For sophisticated metal heads.

Availability: June 2012, $36 for the trio

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012


Essie Bikini So Teeny Collection for Summer 2012

Now is the time to suit up. Whether you prefer to strike a pose poolside or relax at the beach, the myriad maillot varieties provide endless inspiration for this season’s hottest shades. Wherever you may fall on the swimsuit spectrum, there’s a color for it — and it’s invariably essie.

  • Bikini So Teeny Provocative lustrous sky blue
  • Cascade Cool Frosty, shimmery carnation pink
  • All Tied Up Naughty molten bronze
  • Off the Shoulder Daring, scorching hot pink
  • Fear or Desire Obsession-worthy bright orange
  • Mojito Madness Fun-loving party lime

Availability: June 2012

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

MAC & Beth Ditto Collection: Behind-the-Scenes

Ride along with Beth Ditto and her mother as she arrives to shoot the fun-filled image for her limited-edition colour collaboration. Not only does she get the polka dot treatment, but her mother also gets a “spot-on” look that only a M∙A∙C Artist could dream up.  (See full collection details here.)

Can you tell us some of your experience with cosmetics?

By the time I was in high school, all of my friends asked me to do their makeup for prom, and makeup is a big part of who I am. I love that it has the potential to transform a person; you can become a clown or a princess. Makeup offers someone the unique freedom to become someone else for the day, 10 minutes or the rest of their life. It is something that you can hide behind, but also something that can give you confidence. That’s why I love makeup so much!!

Do you have a beauty icon?

Peggy Moffitt and Grace Jones are definitely my ultimate beauty icons. Their looks are timeless. They can constantly transform themselves without losing their own identities. To this day, their signature looks are still very relevant.

How would you describe your look?

My look is “put together.” I am not really into high glam, because I am not that… ambitious, but I am really into makeup. I always have my eye liner on, my hair done, and a nice pair of black flats.

What is the correlation between your music and makeup?

I am a child of the 80s. When I was about five years old, MTV was made illegal in my hometown, so it felt like I was stuck on a deserted island with both Cyndi Lauper and Boy George’s music. They didn’t want you to pay attention only to their music or makeup – they wanted you to pay attention to both! I am obsessed with their music and also the looks they cultivated that ultimately defined the decade. So, for me, there is always a very strong correlation between music and makeup.

Where does your instinct for colours come from?

I’m passionate about colour. My best friend and I sit and look at Pantone books for fun. We’ll be like, “Oh my God, Pantone 93 is amazing!” That’s the kind of stuff I do – it’s inspiring, I’ve always loved colour. Maybe it has something to do with the Wizard of Oz. I remember that being the most amazing moment ever, when the colour comes in.

Do you have a favourite product in the collection?

M·A·C Liquidlast Liner – I can’t live without it! A close second is the Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner with dual colours, I really love versatility in makeup, it’s my favourite thing. I hardly ever use a product in the way it’s meant to be used.

What was the inspiration for the colours in the collection? Is there a theme?

Being able to combine the colours, and the ability to look good on girls of all skin tones and types. From the darkest skin to the palest skin and everyone in between!

What was the inspiration for the shoot?

Polka dots. A lot of off the cuff things are going on in the shot – the cranberry bob was important to me. I was having dreams about cranberries at the time. The Makeup Artist also had the idea of using a potato to create polka dots on my body – so potatoes! It’s a combination of Peggy Moffitt and Priscilla Presley!