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This is a “column” I used to have in my old, old online magazine from years ago, but people seemed to like it then, so let’s try it… beauty-style!
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Julie Hewett Film Noir Sheer Lipstick ($22.50) is one way to take the dark lip trend for fall into a subtler, day time/work appropriate lip. Film Noir might look bold in the sleek, classy gold tube, but on the lips its a sheer touch of reddish berry — very, very subtle. Perfect for someone looking to start wearing deeper colors!
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What makeup remover do you use? Oil-based, wipe? Is it a face cleanser that does double-duty?
Thanks to CG for the question!
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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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
- 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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“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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