The Scarlet Season: MAC Rockocco Lipstick

MAC Rockocco Lipstick ($14.00) was a limited edition shade of fiery orange-based red with a creamy texture, semi-matte finish, and a subtle sheen. It’s definitely one of my favorite orange-based reds, and I love the way it clings to lips without drying them out. This is probably one of my top three red lipstick shades I wish MAC would repromote, because it really just has something extra about it that nothing in the permanent line brings to the table.

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

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Givenchy New Impressions Collection for Spring 2010/Summer 2010

Givenchy New Impressions

Givenchy New Impressions Collection for Spring 2010/Summer 2010

For Spring/Summer, Givenchy launches New Impressions, designed by Nicolas Degennes.

Printed Lips

  • Pink Impresion
  • Rose Impression

Pop Gloss Crystal

  • Coral Impression

Gloss Interdit

  • Magenta Impression

Rouge Interdit

  • Rose Impression

Rouge Interdit Shine

  • Coral Impression

Le Prisme Blush

  • Inspiration Rose
  • Vintage Pink
  • Aficionada Peach
  • It-girl Purple
  • In Vogue Orange
  • Fashionista Brown

Phenomen-Eyes Effet Extension

  • Purple Impression

Parad’eyes Liner

  • Mauve Impression
  • Nude Impression

Vernis Please

  • Purple Impression

Availability: January/February 2010

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Givenchy Le Prisme Yeux Mono Collection for Spring 2010

Givenchy Le Prisme Yeux Mono

Givenchy Le Prisme Yeux Mono Collection for Spring 2010

In January, Givenchy will release sixteen shades of single eyeshadows with four distinct squares that differ just slightly from each other.

  • 01 Showy Black
  • 02 New Look Mauve
  • 03 Hip Grey
  • 04 Must-Have Blue
  • 05 Stylish Green
  • 06 Chic Coral
  • 07 Fashion Pink
  • 08 Fancy Coffee
  • 09 Modish Brown
  • 10 Smart Nude
  • 11 Dressy Indigo
  • 12 Casual Khaki
  • 13 Trendy Plum
  • 14 Elegant Taupe
  • 15 Couture Beige
  • 16 Signature White

Availability: January 2010

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Clarins Gold Attraction Face Palette

It’s a particularly pretty to look at with the texture and design of the palette itself, and the overall shimmer and shade of it is quite lovely, too.  It swatches as a shimmery, sunny yellow gold with just a little peachiness to it. It’s shimmery, has a golden sheen, and it does warm up the complexion (but not in a bronzy way, as Lancome’s Sparkling Cherub does).

I would say it can run a little too shimmery, so if you’re more of a subtle-barely-there kind of gal, this might not make the best highlighter for your face.  (For your body?  Oh, yeah, dust this on your decolletage for some va-voom!)  I don’t mind using it as a face highlighter, though, and if you use a stippling brush (like MAC’s 187), you can get a more toned-down look than if you used a denser blush brush.

Bottom Line: It’s certainly not a must-have highlighter at $57 (which is a little spend-y), but it is an item that is worth a look at and perhaps purchased as a splurge during the holiday season.   The packaging is particularly luxe (has some heft to it), with a brilliant faux gold finish.

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