MAC To the Beach Look: Humid, Shimmermoss, and “Sweet & Punchy”

MAC To the Beach Look: Humid, Shimmermoss, and “Sweet & Punchy”

If you’ve been collecting MAC for years, you and I both know that we own near-dupes of coming attractions, no matter how pretty the newest, shiniest thing may look. Since MAC To the Beach is out in the UK already, I thought I’d try a look using some of the products from the faux peek earlier this week. I used True Chartreuse as a base with Lucky Green eyeshadow layered over it to fake “Sweet & Punchy,” so if you have your To the Beach goodies, try using that on the lid instead :)

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. With the 239 and water-based mixing medium (or water), apply True Chartreuse pigment all over the lid area. Using the 239, apply Lucky Greeneyeshadow on the lower lid. Next, apply Humid eyeshadow into the crease with the 226, lightly blending outwards and upwards to fade to the brow bone. With the 239, apply Shimmermoss eyeshadow into the crease directly and then blended towards the outer corner and lid. Blend Nylon eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying #7L eyeliner on the lower lash line and Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow lightly patted below the lower lash line with the 219 brush. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Sun Rush lustre drops on the apples and upper cheekbones. Then, apply Hipness blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Thrills lipstick first, and then layer Sugar Overload superglass for a complementing lip.

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China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection for Fall 2010

China Glaze Vintage Vixen

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection for Fall 2010

For Fall 2010, the China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection captures the vivid and saturated hues of the 1940’s with this seductively complex palette. These classic shades of the season recreate the timeless tableau of movie land mystique, perfect red pouts and steamy nights where swing was the scene!

Step out with these multi-faceted jewel tones, rich reds, titillating taupes and smoldering sands. This collection deliverers a high octane 40’s era glamour with a sophisticated edge! The 12 colors in this collection include:

  • Goin’ My Way Brown frost with copper shimmer
  • Riveter Rouge Deep red shimmer
  • Classic Camel Khaki crème with gold micro glitter
  • Emerald Fitzgerald Turquoise green frost with shimmer
  • Midnight Mission Navy blue frost with silver micro glitter
  • First Class Tocket Deep purple frost with shimmer
  • Jitterbug Grey chrome with silver micro glitter
  • Bogie Plum frost with shimmer
  • Hey Doll Rose frost with shimmer
  • Foxy Burgundy frost with shimmer
  • Ingrid “Greige” crème with copper micro glitter
  • Swing Baby Taupe frost with silver micro glitter

Availability: The China Glaze Vintage Vixen collection starts shipping June 6th internationally and July 6th, 2010 domestically. All 12 colors will be available as open stock, in 6 piece box collections, a 12 piece counter display and a 36 piece rack. China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

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This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, May 8th, 2010

This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, May 8th, 2010

  • Illamasqua‘s BODY ELECTRICS will launch in select Sephora stores and online at Sephora.com this month.
  • Kiehl’s will launch SUPER FLUID UV DEFENSE SPF 50+ this May. It contains stabilized Parsol 1789 and Oxybenzone, as well as Homosalate, Octocrylene, and Octisalate for both UVA and UVB protection. It will retail for $32.
  • Beauty.com has paired up with Lela Rose to launch the Lela Rose Feather Painted Linen Beauty Clutch, which is available with purchase of $100 or more.
  • Smashbox’s Naked Beauty Collection has launched on Nordstrom.
  • Kate Somerville launches CYTOCELL, which comes at a pricey $150 for 1.7 oz.
  • TEMPTU has their SUMMER GLAM kit, which includes a limited edition blush and highlighter just in time for summer.

Seems like a slow week… Ha!

La Prairie Whisper Shades Collection for Summer 2010

La Prairie Whisper Shades

La Prairie Whisper Shades Collection for Summer 2010

La Prairie’s newest colour collection is a juxtaposition of past and present, sweet and sultry, subtle and sparkling. A comprehensive collection of products for the face, eyes and lips, “Whisper Shades” provides a natural segue from the deeper, richer colours of winter to the more light, carefree shades of spring and summer. With an emphasis on bright, lush lips and muted eyes lined in black, “Whisper Shades” begs to be on the vanities and in the makeup bags of modern women of all ages everywhere.

Says noted New York City makeup artist, founder of Cheek to Chic makeup consultancy and La Prairie Colour Ambassador Raychel Wade, “This collection is quite literally spring / summer in a package – a chic, silver package that is! Not only are the colours completely wearable, but there are a wide array of shades to allow for women to experiment with subtly different looks depending on the day – something I strongly advocate with my clients. These are colours you’ll rely on every day to bring light and beauty to your face.”

“Our customers depend on La Prairie for the very best in beauty, and that extends beyond skincare to makeup. Our colour système brings the same level of luxury and innovation we’re known for in skincare to life in stunning colour palettes,” says La Prairie President Lynne Florio.

Les Lignes et Lumieres Cellular Treatment Eye Colour Ensemble ($70.00) (Limited Edition)

  • A quad of soft pastel eye shadows (ivory, lilac, gold, grass green) with a contrasting black powder eye liner shade

Cellular Treatment Illuminating Face Powder ($60.00)

  • Warm Glow Warm sunny beige

Cellular Luxe Lip Colour ($55.00)

  • Quiet Rose Universally flattering warm, woody rose
  • Tender Pink Delicate, pastel shimmering pink
  • Sunset Coral Medium, bright true coral
  • Tawny Soft, neutral rosy brown
  • Pink Coral Modernized versio

Cellular Lip Colour Effects ($40.00)

  • Quiet Fig Hint of brown combined with cranberry
  • Cocoa Perfect nude, with a soft shimmer
  • Breezy Coral Pink tinted color (Limited Edition)
  • Guava Spice Coppery peach (Limited Edition)
  • Island Orchid Light raspberry lilac (Limited Edition)
  • Pink Shell Sheer blush pink (Limited Edition)

Availability: Nordstrom

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