Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer for Spring 2011

Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer for Spring 2011

“Nail Lacquer has really become a fashion statement like a must have accessory. This collection compliments the runway trends we saw for Spring 2011 and comes in a range of soft and bold shades to capture your favorite look. ‘‘ ‘‘ – Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder

Avant-garde glamour coats the nails in chic, shiny splendor with the new Pure Color Nail Lacquer by Estée Lauder and Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux. The new, instantly gratifying collection of eight in-line nail lacquers in painted shades of sophistication has a decadently full-coverage formula with a long lasting finish. A luxurious range of hues from perfect neutrals to smoky charcoals to romantic purples and riveting reds, delight the senses and turn nails into mini accessories to match any look. An additional, limited edition collection of eight high-fashion shades explode at your fingertips in vibrantly rich hues. Relish in the new look for luxe nails… introducing Pure Color Nail Lacquer.

Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($19.00)

  • Chocolate Crave (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Enchanted Garnet (Permanent)
  • Fuchsia Flame (Permanent)
  • Frozen Fantasy (Permanent)
  • Hot Coral (Permanent)
  • Mega Fuchsia (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Oyster Cult (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Perfect Storm (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Pure Red (Permanent)
  • Purple Passion (Permanent)
  • Rosa Rosa (Permanent)
  • Sizzling Taupe (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Ultra Violet (Permanent)
  • Violet Diva (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Wicked Green (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • Wild Blue (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Availability: The in-line shades of Pure Color Nail Lacquer will be available at select Estée Lauder counters nationwide and starting in March 2011. The limited collection shades will be exclusive to Nordstrom stores starting in March 2011 for a limited time.

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Brown & Green Look with Chantecaille

Brown & Green Look with Chantecaille

This is one of the looks I wore when I swatched the Sheen Supreme lipsticks.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249.  Apply the base eyeshadow to the inner half of the lid and tearduct with the 239.  Next, apply the eye color eyeshadow to the outer half of the lid with the 239.  Then, apply the eye definer eyeshadow to the outer fourth of the lid.  Highlight the brow bone with base eyeshadow with the 239.  Apply #12L liner on the lower lash line.  Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.

For cheeks, apply Tea Petal cremeblend blush on the apples of the cheeks and pat towards the temple with fingers.

For lips, apply Kissable slimshine for a complementing lip.

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MAC Sheen Supreme: Overall & Recommendations

OVERALL, it’s a good formula, and I think it adds some nice shades to MAC’s permanent range.  I feel like there’s easily at least one shade that catches the eye.  There is a good balance of cool, more neutral, and warm shades here, as well as brights and darks and everyday kind of shades.  The majority of shades have some past shade compares closely, but for the most part, each shade doesn’t have five shades that are exactly the same either.  (One must always keep in mind that not everyone has every past or present shade, and so what is easily duped for one person is a new holy grail shade for another!)  It’s a solid release, and even better because they are permanent.

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Video Tutorial: Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me” Makeup by Make Up For Ever

Make Up For Ever Britney Spears “Hold it Against Me” Make Up Look

Make Up For Ever’s David Hernandez dishes on how to get Britney’s eye-catching make up look from her new music video for “Hold It Against Me.”


  • Prep the skin with HD Microperfecting Primer by applying to the entire face with Nylon Brush #30N.
  • Next, apply HD Invisible Cover Foundation all over to achieve a flawless complexion.


  • Use HD Microfinish Blush #14 to highlight the cheeks, shading from top to bottom.
  • To add a slight contour to the cheeks, use the darker shade from our Sculpting Kit and shade just under the cheekbones.
  • Finish by blending Star Powder #941 onto the cheeks, an iridescent white with silver highlights that provides a soft glow.


  • Apply Aqua Cream #4 in white all over the eye lids with Brush #14S. Then, add Aqua Cream #2 in steel to the crease.
  • Line the top and bottom lash lines with Aqua Eyes #2L. Next, add intensity to the eyes with Aqua Black, placing it inside the top waterline with Brush #2S.
  • Apply a thick coat of Aqua Smoky Lash Mascara.
  • For added drama, apply Faux Lash #157 to the middle of the lash line first, then lifting the corners until the lashes are secured in place.
  • Finally, apply Aqua Cream #2 to the outer corners of the eyes and blend.


  • Apply Rouge Artist Intense #18 in nude as a base to the lips.
  • To add dimension, apply Lab Shine #M16 at the edges and center of the lips.