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Cosmoprof 2011 Day 1

Cosmoprof Day 1

Whew!  Cosmoprof is a huge show – I haven’t even walked the floor yet (hopefully tomorrow!) – but I did see a really cool product:  Layla Nail Polish’s Magneffect, which is a magnetic nail polish that will launch later this year in the states (expected retail price is around $15.50).  The magnetic part is cool, but the coolest part is that you don’t need a base coat or a top coat–it’s SUPER shiny without a top coat–and you really only need one thick coat.  Will post more details later when I’ve been able to test it out!  I spoke on a panel with BellaSugar, DailyMakeover, and Clio Makeup in the morning, and then spent the afternoon in the Beauty Blogger lounge area.

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Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Collection for Fall 2011

Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Collection for Fall 2011

Launch Date: August 2011 at select Estee Lauder counters nationwide, esteelauder.com

Estée Lauder introduces a new and visionary color trend collection for Fall 2011. The Pure Color Modern Mercury Collection is a limited edition, texturally graphic collection inspired by modern, avant-garde architecture. Molten metallic eyes become the focus on a soft shimmering canvas and are complemented by edgy matte lips and a twisted shade of green on the nails. Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux debuted pieces from the collection at the Derek Lam Fall 2011 show, creating a look reminiscent of rogue femininity combined with modern minimalism that was truly passionate and chic.

In this architectural inspired collection, skin is softly blurred with just a hint of shimmer, eyes are boldly graphic and flaunt the metallic trend of the season while lips are dusted with a matte finish in contagious shades of beige, pink and red.
Nails are finished in a manic shade of green for an unexpected accent.

Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

A new “tribrid” system of liquid, powder and gel revolutionizes makeup application and wear with the new Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée. This first-of-a-kind, “multi-powder” formula creates a theatrical blur of shimmer on the skin when applied dry and a fierce flush of color when applied wet. The unique suspension of golden pigments and pearls float on top of the skin, resulting in a truly unique sensorial experience for skin. The futuristic powder is flexible and uses a luminosity boosting complex that makes the complexion appear perfectly smooth, sexy and glowing with a polished finish.

Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick ($24.00)

  • Fuchsia Fever Fuchsia (Limited Edition)
  • Scarlet Siren Red
  • Beige Beige

Pure Color Velvet Lipstick ($24.00)

  • Nude Velvet Raw beige (Limited Edition)
  • Fuchsia Velvet Pretty magenta (Limited Edition)
  • Red Velvet True red (Limited Edition)

Pure Color Eyeshadow Duo ($30.00)

  • Black Chrome (Limited Edition)
  • Modern Mercury (Limited Edition)
  • Platinums (Limited Edition)

Pure Color Liquid Eyeliner ($21.00)

  • Black Quartz (Limited Edition)
  • Graphite (Limited Edition)
  • Silver Zinc (Limited Edition)

Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($19.00)

  • Metallic Sage Green (Limited Edition)

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Givenchy Lune Mordoree Les Ombres de Lune

Givenchy Lune Mordoree Les Ombres de Lune

Givenchy Fall 2011: Lune Mordoree Les Ombres de Lune

Givenchy Lune Mordoree Les Ombres de Lune ($58.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a two-in-one product that includes an illuminating powder (for cheeks and eyes) and “intense eyeshadow.” Mordoree is described as a “night blue moon in a golden sky.”

The moon-shaped shade is a dusky navy blue with a hint of purple and a pearled sheen. It had a drier texture than I’d like to see, because drier textures often make for more difficult blending and application. For something that is described as “intense,” I also expected better pigmentation. It reminded me of MAC Later, and I imagine a comparison could be drawn to MAC Contrast as well.

The sky shade is a pale, yellowed gold with a fair amount of sheen in its finish. The texture of this shade is much better–it’s smoother, softer, and silkier. It blends out better and doesn’t have the dryness of the darker shade. It looks a bit like theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer when blended out. It’s darker than MAC Nylon.

Givenchy did an outstanding job on the packaging–the outer packaging reflects what you should expect to see inside, while the product itself is practical in size so that both sections can be used as intended. There is a pull-out drawer with three sponge-tipped applicators, and while they’re softer than super cheap sponge-tipped applicators, they aren’t noteworthy. I’d rather them omit those and make the compact even slimmer. Inside the compact is also a mirror.

Givenchy Lune Mordoree Les Ombres de Lune


Sunday Link Love, Volume #062

So excited for a new Petrilude tutorial!

Happy Sunday!

It’s a big day for me — I’ll be speaking on a panel at Cosmoprof at 11AM later on this morning, which isn’t something I do all the time! I’ll be talking to brands about The Glossover we have here on Temptalia. 🙂 Wish me luck, LOL!  What are you up to?

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