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Guerlain Noir G de Guerlain Mascara Launches


Guerlain Noir G de Guerlain Mascara

As reported by WWD, Guerlain will debut its newest mascara–Noir G de Guerlain–in January 2012. If you’re familiar with the Rouge G de Guerlain Lipsticks, the packaging will seem familiar. The “tubes” are made of Zamac with black lacquer. WWD mentions that both products’ packaging has mirrors and is refillable (could it be? Rouge Gs will be refillable in 2012?).

The Noir G formula is designed to lengthen and curl lashes, provide lash regeneration with artemia salina, and stimulate the production of keratin. It is also scented with peach, rose, jasmine, and white musk. Noir G will retail for $49.00 ($26.00 for refills), and it will launch initially at Saks Fifth Avenue on December 26th and roll out to other locations in January.

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MAC Ice Parade Pearl Iced Delights Eye Bag

MAC Pearl Iced Delights Eye Bag
MAC Pearl Iced Delights Eye Bag

MAC Ice Parade Pearl Iced Delights Eye Bag

MAC Pearl Iced Delights Eye Bag ($45.00) includes Taupeless (lavender pink), Celestial Black (rich blue-black with red pearl), and Purple Dash (purple), along with a full-sized Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara and 275SE brush. There are three different Eye Bags and all three contain both the mascara and special edition brush, but the eyeshadow duo and eyeliner vary. MAC Ice Parade launches on October 27th, 2011 in-stores.

  • Taupeless is an icy pink with subtle cool undertones and silver sparkle. It has a lustre finish, which means it is prone to fall out. The pigmentation is so-so with some underlying sheerness. This particular shade is a repromote. It is similar to MAC Seedy Pearl, which has a smoother finish.
  • Celestial Black is a burgundy-tinted black with red shimmer. It has a velvet finish. It’s dry, stiff, and tends to work better when used with a fluffy brush (like the 222). The color payoff is underwhelming. MAC Beauty Marked isn’t as black-based.
  • Purple Dash is a purple-plum with fuchsia-purple shimmer. It’s creamier than the limited edition Technakohls from the holiday colour collection. This is part of the permanent range. It is similar to Make Up For Ever #4L.

This kit would be a skip for me, because the fall out from Taupeless combined with the stiffness of Celestial Black make it less than appealing at $45. The mascara and special edition 275 are nice additions but likely not the reason you were interested in it! I think some will love the bag, while others will hate it. It’s very soft and squishy, so it feels cheap to me, though it is lined and feels durable enough.

MAC Ice Parade Pearl Iced Delights Eye Bag

C+
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
77%
Total

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The Beauty Social: Win Tickets!

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The Beauty Social: Win Tickets!

Tomorrow, I’m heading out to southern California to attend The Beauty Social, which is a beauty event featuring many speakers from the sphere; from brand founders to industry insiders to vloggers to bloggers, there is a whole host of panels and topics to learn more about.  I will be a speaker on the Blogging as a Business panel on Sunday (1:45PM), which really just means I have ten tickets that I can giveaway to readers 🙂

When: Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:00AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, CA

Winners have all been emailed:

  • Katherine H.—Sunday
  • Karen P.—Sunday
  • Kristen I.—Sunday
  • Taylor F.—Saturday
  • Hollie F.—Saturday
  • Kim V.—Sunday
  • Merrissa H.—Sunday
  • Christina M.—Sunday
  • Nathalie M.—Saturday
  • Jennifer S.—Saturday

Rules:

  • Leave a comment indicating which day you want to attend (either Saturday, 10/22 or Sunday, 10/23).
  • You must click “I did this!” on the Rafflecopter widget and you must include your first and last name in the “Extra info” text box.  We are drawing winners at 9:01AM PST but will be forwarding your information to The Beauty Social to ensure your ticket for Saturday or Sunday.
  • Please make sure you can attend the day that you comment with!
  • All entries must be received by October 21, 2011 9:00am PST.

MAC Glitter & Ice Dazzleglasses

MAC Glitter & Ice Dazzleglass
MAC Dressed to Dazzle Dazzleglass

MAC Glitter & Ice Dazzleglasses

MAC Glitter & Ice Dazzleglasses ($19.50 for 0.06 oz. each) include six limited edition shades: Dressed to Dazzle (pale dirty pink red and gold pearl), Glitter & Ice (light nude with white and gold pearl), Love Alert (raspberry red with red pearl), Pleasure Principle (clear white violet, teal, and white pearl), She-zam (sheer silver with silver and red pearl), and Spanking Rich (raspberry pink with red and gold pearl). The collection is slated to hit stores on October 27th.

  • Dressed to Dazzle is a pale, pink-tinted gloss with silver sparkle. It adds a pink tinge but mostly glossy shine and some sparkle.
  • Glitter & Ice is a pale, beige-tinted gloss with silver sparkle. On me, it doesn’t impart much color, but it gives shine and sparkle.
  • Love Alert is a pinky-red with fuchsia sparkle. This is one of the more opaque Dazzleglasses, and it is semi-opaque on me. This is part of the permanent range.
  • Pleasure Principle is a yellow-tinted gloss (which shows up virtually clear) with multi-colored sparkle (the sparkle matches the nail polish from this launch). This one has the most interesting sparkle, because it is multi-colored so it dazzles more than the others.
  • She-zam is a clear color base with silver sparkle. It gives my lips a cooler-tone overall.
  • Spanking Rich is a darkened raspberry red with silver and fuchsia sparkle. It is semi-sheer with less color payoff than Love Alert but more than the other four. Dior Outrageous Fuchsia is similar but seems less pink.

Dazzleglasses have a medium-thick consistency with micro-glitter and shimmer. They tend to be sheerer in color with more oomph coming from the dazzle than the base color. The big catch with Dazzleglasses is that despite the seemingly-large tube, each contains only 0.06 oz. (as compared to 0.17 oz. in a Lipglass). When it comes to dupes, just browse through the Sheer Lipgloss Swatch Gallery, because they are, inevitably, similar to each other. I think Pleasure Principle is the most complex of the six, and it will be nice for layering. Love Alert is better for those who want a punch of color, while She-zam may get you closer to foil-like lips for the holidays, so it’s a fun shade.

MAC Glitter & Ice Dazzleglasses

B
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

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