MAC Cremeblend Blushes for Spring 2011 Official Photos & Information


MAC Cremeblend Blushes for Spring 2011

U.S. & Canada Launch Date: March 3rd, 2011
International Launch Date: March 2011

For every contour control freak, for every persistent perfectionist comes this wondrous way to play with blush that gives you the most magnificent flexibility you’ve ever had…Starts creamy, stays creamy and proves once and for all that powder is NOT your only prerogative. You can get back to a new build for that retro “rouge” look – Old Hollywood Glamour made modern – or stop at subtle and natural; it’s all in your hands. In three aspects, two shades of each: One matched to skin, one for a brighter glow and one darker for cream contouring, it’s perfect for all skin colours, minus the silicone, particularly adept at preventing ashiness on darker complexions. Make powdery a thing of the past.

Cremeblend Blush ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Brit Wit Dusty rosy mauve
  • Ladyblush Warm neutral coral
  • Posey Warm peach
  • So Sweet, So Easy Bright yellow pink
  • Something Special Light coral
  • Tea Petal Mid-tone reddish brown

availability: March 3rd, 2011 at all North American locations; March 2011 for international locations.

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MAC Viva Glam Gaga & VivaGlam.com


MAC Viva Glam Gaga & VivaGlam.com

MAC Viva Glam has launched a new campaign for Viva Glam featuring Lady Gaga. The site has soft launched with an introductory video but will launch in full on March 17th into an interactive global network where fans can upload their Viva Glam photos, share HIV/AIDS information, and interact with friends through Facebook and Twitter. You can check out the beginnings of the campaign at vivaglam.com.

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Estee Lauder Wild Blossom Pure Color Lipstick

Estee Lauder Wild Blossom Pure Color Lipstick

Estee Lauder Wild Blossom Pure Color Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium pink-beige with soft, pale gold micro-shimmer hidden within a creamy finish. It’s opaque on my lips, and the lightness of the color does make it seem creamier than other shades from this launch.

my thoughts on the formula: The coverage is excellent, and it feels lightweight despite its pigmentation. It’s also more moisturizing than your average lipstick, which makes it comfortable to wear. I get about five hours of wear with this shade in particular, because it is more pigmented. Estee Lauder’s lipsticks are scented with a lightly sweetened fig but are taste-free to me.

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final thoughts: This is a nice shade that can be worn everyday and paired with any eye or cheek–whether it’s bold and smoky or soft and neutral.

where to buy: Nordstrom

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NARS Illuminators for Spring 2011


NARS Illuminators

Following the success of the Orgasm Illuminator, NARS introduces three new iconic shades to the Illuminator category. This collection of light-reflecting liquids glides on to refresh the skin, enhance the complexion and create a shimmering incandescence. The Illuminators can be used to highlight bare skin or to light up your makeup as it lights the skin from within. Non-comedogenic. Dermatologist-tested.

Illuminator ($29.00)

  • Copacabana Like its namesake Multiple, Copacabana Illuminator will impart a pearlescent sheen and can be applied all over the face, mixed with foundation, and used to highlight the neck, shoulders and décolleté.
  • Super Orgasm Infused, like the blush, with golden shimmer and a peachy-gold hue that can be applied all over the face, mixed with foundation, and used to highlight the neck, shoulders and décolleté.
  • Laguna A golden-bronze hue, just as in Laguna Bronzer, that will give a sun-kissed glow and can be applied to the face or mixed with foundation.

Key ingredients include

  • Polar Berries, known for their antioxidant properties
  • Bisabolol, known as an anti-inflammatory (obtained from the Chamomile plant)
  • Indian Frankincense, known for its soothing and comforting properties
  • Vitamin B5 to, known to condition skin
  • Sodium Hyaluronate, known to hydrate skin

availability: Now @ NARS