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Monday, August 4th, 2008

2008: The make-up collections pay tribute to the couturier and celebrate thirty years of beauty, taking inspiration from the house’s legendary icons. The starring chapters for Autumn/Winter 2008/2009: the tuxedo and color.

MASCULINE-FEMININE
The tuxedo. A diaphanous complexion. Deep, deep eyes – metallic and smoky. Shocking pink lips. A provocative, intriguing allure. With the divine brushstrokes of Val Garland, Artistic Adviser for YSL Make-Up, Coco Rocha personifies the Yves Saint Laurent woman – feline and mysterious.

BLACK OR WHITE
The tuxedo, a fashion icon of the Yves Saint Laurent universe created in 1966, is the standard of the masculine-feminine style. Emblematic of the collection, two limited edition palettes – for eyes and for the complexion – offer a free, graphic interpretation, between light and shadow.

COLORFUL SENSATIONS
New Ombres 5 Lumieres reinterpret the Yves Saint Laurent palette and take a monochrome stand to make an elegant, subtle color play with fashion. Four colors – dark, iridescent and satiny shades plus a highlighter – in each of the six compacts give eyes natural-looking or spectacular depth.

PINK FOREVER
As the signature touch, the lips are inimitable in shocking pink. Autumn/Winter ’08/’09 introduces dark, spicy, fuchsia, ROUGE PURE SHINE N 31 Tuxedo Pink and the tamer ROUGE PUR N 141 Pink Satin.

With this collection, the following also make their debut:

  • Blush Variation N 17 Silky Nude
  • Everlong Mascara N 6 Ever Green
  • Eyeliner Moire N 9 Emerald Reflections
  • Fard A Levres Rouge Pur N 140 Purple Velvet
  • Rouge PurE Shine N 30 Shimmering Pink
  • Golden Gloss N 14 Golden Purple
  • Golden Gloss N 15 Golden Berry
  • La Laque N 35 Tuxedo Grey
  • La Laque N 36 Rich Coffee

Availability on counter is September 1st, but product information will pop on www.yslbaeutyus.com in mid-August.

Monday, August 4th, 2008


Red Flame

Here are some product photos of the Lustre Twins Pro Longwear Lustre Lip Colours!

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Monday, August 4th, 2008

August may be the sweatiest, frizziest month of the year, but it has an upside—34,328 of them, in fact. That’s the number of free fashion and beauty items we’re giving away this month. Every weekday in August, check the calendar below, then go to allure.com/freestuff for details. To have a daily reminder sent to your cell phone, text “FREESTUFF” to ALLURE (255873).* Happy dog days!

Allure Magazine is giving away 34,328 free products for the montho f August.Â

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Sephora’s Genius Report on Fall Beauty Trends 2008 has some interesting information about what we should expect to see this fall!

#1: Drama
With sultry smokey eyes, ultra thick lashes, and even brick red semi-matte lipstick, the drama queen is back. Sephora’s picks are Bare Escentuals’ Rocker Eye, Givenchy’s Phenomen’eyes, and NARS Shanghai Express.

#2: Pop Art
Bright bursts of color will be found on lids, softly blended, but still vibrant. While eyeshadow is bold, lashes are kept feathery rather than super thick and lengthy and lips a matte and neutral. Try Pop Beauty’s Lid Neon, Fresh’s Firebird, and NARS Honolulu Honey.

<#3: Perfect Complexion
When is good skin NOT in style? Sephora recommends Cosmedicine’s Speedy Recovery Acne Treatment System and Philosophy’s Never Let Them See You Shine.

#4: Scent Vacations
Fragrances that take you to different places and eras take center stage. Consider Emilio Pucci’s Vivara (green floral) or Kenzo’s Vintage Edition (unisex, reminiscent of the 70s).

#5: Metallic Sheen
Nails are going to be metallic, industrial. Look for heavy metals, matte grays, textured blacks. Check out Sephora by OPI (54 sahdes).

#6: Go HD
To perfect the skin canvas, try Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation and HD Powder.

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What’s the one product that instantly makes you look awake? Is it mascara? A good pop of color on the cheeks?

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, we will be giving away today’s prize to THREE lucky winners. You know you love to get together with the girls and GOSSIP…

  • Zoya’s Gossip Nail Lacquer Sampler

This prize package is worth $34.00! To enter to win, leave a comment telling me what your BEAUTY guilty pleasure is, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by August 4th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules).

Good luck!