Thierry Mugler Gold Collection for Summer 2010

Thierry Mugler Gold Collection

Thierry Mugler Gold Collection for Summer 2010

“Gold is the most beautiful and precious source of light. It gives every woman an exceptional aura, like only a sun goddess of an evening would.” — Thierry Mugler

It is the divine nature of the material that has truly inspired Thierry Mugler. The ,wonderment that gold causes when it sweeps over skin and eyes invites each one of us to embrace new horizons. Gold rules over matter and reveals its magic in all its forms: caressing patinas, radiating stones, sensual lamés… Thierry Mugler reinvents gold to offer each and everyone a new kind of perfection, fluid and daring. Radiant divinity, heroine of the light, solar butterflies, it’s your turn to enjoy composing your own partition. As with every Color Event, the Gold Collection has new treasures:

Precious Gold Stones ($60.00)

Wonderful baroque nuggets, precious beads with fanciful shapes for instantly bewitching eyes: dazzling in the warmth of this marvelous luxury, they are reflected in the mirror of their elegant see-through silver compact.

  • Gold Dust Golden glints for day and night seduction

Ombre Stellaire ($40.00)

Intense and precious, seemingly flowing from a stream of pure gold, the Gold Leaf eyeshadow unravels its silky-soft golden pressed powder. Filled with dazzling particles, this color catches the light as if by magic, and sprinkles eyelids with spectacular golden glints. Its stunning effects make eyes sparkle with a glittering and glistening glow.

  • Gold Leaf Gold leaf effect for magnetic eyes

Latex Gloss ($33.00)

In this collection, LATEX GLOSS comes in five new, very chic and highly pigmented shades: lacquered, iridescent or sequined, colors result from a sublime balance of sensual elegance and mouth-watering daring. Their ultra glossy aspect, with fruit jelly colors and a honey flavour, sends the senses senseless.

  • Raspberry (2) Raspberry pink coulis, good enough to eat
  • Hearty Pink (3) Fresh pink with sequined effects, delicious like a sweet
  • Light Pink (4) Seemingly subtle pink, enriched with shimmering particles
  • Beige (5) Rosy-beige, bewitched by a pearly shimmer
  • Chocolate Brown (6) Rich brown, irresistible and melting like milk chocolate

Availability: May 2010

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Make Up For Ever Look: #21 Turquoise Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever Look: #21 Turquoise Aqua Cream

You know what’s frustrating? When you do your makeup, think it’s rockin’, and then you see it in close-up photos and can’t figure out why it didn’t translate!  But anyway, it’s all part of the journey–the learning, that is–so why not share it with you despite some imperfections?

How’s your Monday going? I really love Mondays, but today feels a little slow–normally so many things are happening on Monday for me!

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Stay Don’t Stray as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. With the 249, apply #21 Turquoise aqua cream all over the lid area. Using the 239, apply #101 eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid. Next, apply #171 eyeshadow on the middle third of the lid. With the 239, apply #93 eyeshadow to the outer third of the lid and brush into outer crease. Define the crease by applying #159 eyeshadow with the 226, lightly blending outwards and upwards to fade to the brow bone. With the 239, apply #93 eyeshadow into the crease directly and then blended towards the outer corner and lid. Blend #101 eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone, then light overlay the edge of the faded crease area with #171 eyeshadow. Bring everything together by applying #7L eyeliner on the lower lash line and #171 eyeshadow lightly patted below the lower lash line with the 219 brush. Finish by sweeping lashes with Opulash mascara.

For cheeks, apply #5 Peach aqua cream on the apples and upper cheekbones with a stippling brush.

For lips, apply Beachbound lipstick first, and then layer Flurry of Fun lipglass for a complementing lip.

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Win MAC Hipness Blush from MAC To the Beach!

Win MAC Hipness Blush from MAC To the Beach!

One (1) lucky winner will receive MAC Hipness Blush from MAC’s upcoming To the Beach Collection! (Retail value $18.50!)

RULES: All entries must be submitted by May 27th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

Two Ways to Win

You can do one, the other, or both to maximize your chances of winning…

1.) Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite way to make your cheeks pop!

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Congratulations to Amie!

Smashbox to be Acquired by Estee Lauder Companies

Smashbox to be Acquired by Estee Lauder Companies

Today, Estee Lauder Companies announced that they will be acquiring Smashbox Cosmetics.  The acquisition is expected to finish in July 2010.  Snippets from the press release below…

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics, Inc., a privately held, photo studio-inspired prestige cosmetics company based in Los Angeles, California. The acquisition is expected to close in July 2010, subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approval. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, the Company said that the transaction is expected to be accretive to earnings in fiscal year 2011, before transaction and integration costs.

“The Estée Lauder Companies is the ideal home for Smashbox,” said Dean Factor, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics, Inc. “The Company possesses the scale and vision to help transition Smashbox into its next phase of growth, and its track record of nurturing and growing prestige brands is second to none. Moreover, we share a similar cultural heritage and dedication to consumer-inspired innovation and creativity. We expect to benefit greatly from The Estée Lauder Companies’ extensive knowledge in product development, operational execution, and international marketing and distribution, and we look forward to the next great period of growth for the brand.”

The Estée Lauder Companies will collaborate with the Smashbox organization to develop a comprehensive integration plan to transition Smashbox into The Estee Lauder Companies’ family after closing. Dean Factor, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Davis Factor, co-founder, Chief Creative Office and celebrity photographer, and Budd Taylor, President, will each play key roles with respect to these activities and the continued success of Smashbox. Smashbox will continue operating out of its Los Angeles, California office.