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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What makeup remover do you use? Oil-based, wipe? Is it a face cleanser that does double-duty?

Thanks to CG for the question!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Chanel Exceptionnel Mascara

Chanel Exceptionnel Mascara ($28.00) recently debuted as part of their winter launch (Smoky Eyes).

Let me first say that it is important to master the correct application technique. Chanel has set-up a special website devoted to their newest mascara, which I did find helpful. But to summarize, you apply by twirling the wand and then pulling upwards to the tips of your lashes. It’s not the wiggle method! So Chanel has done a pretty good job of creating buzz and hype and anticipation over this mascara because samples were made via Allure’s beauty program (I’m not part of it, so I don’t know anything about it, other than a ton of Allure readers got samples of this mascara!). Overall response has been raves–the point of contention being the price.

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Dior Holiday 2008 | Black Diamond Collection

Star Product- Dior Black Diamond
Dior Black Diamond Diamond-Effect Powder for Face & Decollete is the ultimate in holiday luxury, featuring a Dior-logo engraved compact with crystal-shaped gems. This finishing powder illuminates the complexion with an exclusive formula that features an intense concentration of mother-of-pearls. Sweep the face and decolletage with this beigey, shimmering powder to create an instant glow. $80.00

Star Product: Holiday Face Palette
This all-over, lumizing face powder creates a festive holiday glow. Featuring Dior logo packaging. $45.00

The Collection

  • 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Twilight #029($54.00)
  • Crème de Gloss in Honey Delight #291 ($25.50)
  • Rouge Dior in Eternal Beige #394 ($27.00)
  • Sparkle Shine Lip Gloss #002 ($24.50)
  • Styleliner in Silver Light #334 (Sephora.com only) ($30.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Pure Diamonds (Specialty Only) ($19.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Black Sequins (Sephora Only) ($19.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Poison Blue (Dept. Stores only) ($19.00)

Available: Holiday 2008

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

“One should always be tempted to untie a woman’s clothes” – Yves Saint Laurent

A symbol of femininity and the love that Monsieur Yves Saint Laurent had for women, the bow — be it demure or sexy, a velvet loop or a satin tie — has woven its way through his collections. Here, gracefully placed at the small of the back. There, tied around the neck in a protective, airy gesture to veil a lovely décolleté in transparent chiffon. Or just there, on the hip to highlight the endless length of a leg.

For the 2008 year-end holidays, the BOW COLLECTION reinterprets the symbol and pays tribute to the Couturier. With a look created by Val Garland, the sparkling, mischievous eyes of Coco Rocha are hidden behind a thick fringe of hair and her laughing lips are defined with an intense, plumping lipstick.

THE BOW COLLECTION, festive and colorful, unveils four Limited Edition, “must-have” accessories — Palette Duo Pour Les Levres, Palette de Maquillage Mutli-usage, Fard a Paupieres 4 Couleurs, and Touche d’Or pen-brush – as well as a new Golden Gloss, Fard a Levres Rouge Pur, and La Laque shades.

NEW PRODUCTS IN LIMITED EDITIONS:

  • Palette Duo Pour Les Levres ($65.00)
  • Palette de Maquillage Mutli-usage ($90.00)
  • Fard a Paupieres 4 Couleurs ($60.00)
  • Touche d’Or / Golden Touch for Face ($40.00)

NEW BASIC SHADES:

  • Golden Gloss ($28.00) in N 16 – Golden Burgundy
  • Rouge Pur Lipstick ($29.00) in N 142 – Honey Beige
  • Nail Lacquers ($19.00) in N 37 – Deep Blue, N 38 – Moonlight White

Availability: November 2008

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

MAC Mineralize Collection

The mania for mineral-rich makeup-foundation, powders, blush, eye shadows — is ever on the ascendant. Minerals will glorify and galvanize MAC’s latest mineral earth-offerings, and showcase our permanent Mineralize collections. The Artists have only but to ask: We are delighted to bring back our best-selling Mineralize Eye Shadow and Mineralize Blush at their request: three eye shadows from A Muse, three from Antiquitease, and six blush shades from Sonic Chic. Two shimmer shades of Mineralize Skinfinish will be permanent as well. In addition, brushes that are the most effective with Mineralize products will prove indescribably indispensable. Now available together in one permanent collection.

Mineralize Satinfinish SPF15 ($26.50)

  • NC15, NC20, NC25, NC30, NC35, NC37, NC40, NC42, NC44 , NC45, NC50
  • NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW43, NW45, NW50

Mineralize Skinfinish $25.00)

  • Soft And Gentle Gilded peach bronze
  • Gold Deposit Gold copper bronze with gold sparkle

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ($25.00)

  • Light Soft pale beige
  • Light Medium Pale golden beige
  • Medium Soft creamy beige
  • Medium Plus Tan beige
  • Medium Dark Caramel beige
  • Medium Deep Rich golden tan
  • Dark Deep caramel
  • Deep Dark Rich golden bronze

Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation/Loose ($29.00)

  • Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Plus, Medium Dark, Medium Deep, Dark, Deep Dark, Deeper Dark

Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos ($17.50)

  • Engaging Pinky beige and yellow gold with rose veining (frost)
  • Earthly Riches Deep plum and dirty deep grey with pink veining (frost)
  • Family Silver Dirty light silver and midtone dirty silver with gold veining (frost)
  • Heat/Element Rich yellow gold/rusty red brown (frost)
  • Illusionary/Burning Ambition White gold with gold pearl/deep milk chocolate (frost)
  • Bright Side/Gallery Gal Champagne gold/soft olive green (frost)

Mineralize Blush ($19.50)

  • Dainty Light yellow pink with gold pearl (frost)
  • Warm Soul Midtone beige with gold pearl (frost)
  • Gleeful Deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl (frost)
  • Gentle Raspberry with gold pearl (frost)
  • Love Joy Warm midtone brown with gold pearl (frost)
  • Love Thing Dirty burgundy with gold pearl (frost)

Brushes

  • 109 Small Contour
  • 187 Duo Fibre Face
  • 188 Small Duo Fibre Face
  • 190 Foundation
  • 217 Blending
  • 239 Eye Shader
  • 182 Buffer

Available: North America October 16th, 2008 at all MAC locations,1.800.387.6707 and www.maccosmetics.com. International October 2008 at all MAC locations.

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

MAC for Emanuel Ungaro

Emanuel Ungaro From a Paris couture house long-celebrated for its romantic use of pattern and colour, to the modern evolution of Ungaro today, it’s an exciting debut! Collections, It-Boy designer, Esteban Cortazar, and MAC have come together to create a special colour collection as dreamy, refined, and, well, Parisienne as anything this side of the Avenue Georges V, exclusively ours! A limited edition for lips, cheeks, eyes ‘chez Ungaro, only for MAC.

Lipstick ($14.00)

  • Pure Rose Pastel pink with white pearl
  • Freckletone Neutral yellow-toned beige

Lipglass ($14.00)

  • Pastel Emotion Pastel pink with white pearl

See-thru Lip Colour ($14.00)

  • Not So Shy! Jewel-tone berry stain

Eyeshadow ($14.50)

  • Soft Flower Clean, mid-tone coral
  • Lilac Touch Dirty mid-tone violet
  • Mineral Deep cool brown
  • Phloof! Frosted off-white (not shown)

Cream Colour Base ($16.50)

  • Crushed Bougainvillea Jewel-tone berry stain
  • Fresh Morning Soft muted pastel pink

Beauty Powder ($22.00)

  • Flower Mist Dew Clean brightening pink

Technakohl Liner ($14.50)

  • Auto-de-blu Amethyst

Zoom Lash ($12.00)

  • Lofty Brown Ultra-rich blackened cocoa brown

Brow Set (13.50)

  • Mink Dirty brown

Available North America October 9, 2008 at all MAC locations, 1.800.387.6707 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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