MAC Nail Trend F/W ’09 Collection: Review

OVERALL, the shades are creamy and cool-toned, going on mostly opaque with two medium-thick coats of lacquer, and they have a soft glossy sheen.  These are not matte polishes (as I know some have asked me), but they’re definitely colors perfect for the fall and winter season.  I liked For Fun and Cool Reserve the most, though Rich, Dark, Delicious is lovely and I’ll find myself wearing at least once in the next few months.  Dry Martini, while different, just didn’t suit my skin tone, and Beyond Jealous was a bit too dark for my personal taste.  Dance All Night is classic, so it just depends on your taste/collection on whether it’s worthwhile to pick up.

Recommendation: Nail polish fanatics hoping for an improved MAC formula might find in the latest lacquers created by nail guru Jin Soon Choi!

Availability: MAC Cosmetics (August 27th)

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Stila Barbie Loves Stila Collection for Fall 2009

Stila Barbie Loves Stila Collection for Fall 2009

Inspired by looks created for the first ever Barbie runway show – Fall 2009 New York Fashion Week – the new Barbie™ Loves Stila fall collection has everything your readers need to get all dolled up. The collection will be available on the Stila Cosmetics site in September, and you can even snatch up the ultra-glam Barbie™ Loves Stila Smudge Pot and Barbie™ Loves Stila Lip Glaze NOW on as a special preview.

All Doll’d Up Palette ($28.00)

A must-have for any glam girl, this adorable refillable compact – decorated with a lenticular of the iconic Barbie stare contains FOUR eye shadow trios (TWELVE eye shadow shades!) for endless looks and countless levels of glamour.

Lip Enamel Trio ($32.00)

  • Joy Red
  • Happiness Light pink
  • Tickled Pink Signature Barbie power pink

Lip Glaze ($22.00)

  • Pale Pink
  • Bright Pink
  • Red

Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner ($20.00)

Created especially for the Barbie collection, this new marker-like pen glides on with precision and ease and won’t smudge or run. The intense carbon black color creates definition for day and drama for night.

Smudge Pot ($20.00)

  • Cobalt Clutch Blue with blue shimmer
  • Purple Pumps Purple with pink shimmer
  • Little Black Dress Black with pink shimmer

Avaliability: September 2009.

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Shiseido Fall 2009 Makeup Collection

Shiseido Fall 2009 Makeup Collection

Shiseido introduces its Fall 2009 Makeup collection, created by Shiseido’s Artistic Director Dick Page. The inspiration for this line was drawn from mosaic art, bringing a variety of different shades together to create a “full wardrobe” of colors, one that would fulfill a woman’s basic needs for every occasion. These colors are reflected in the new Luminizing Satin Eye Color Line, an elegant collection with the luminous look of fine silk. Available in 15 unique shades, this new interpretation of neutrals, pastels and brights makes choosing a color an adventurous pleasure. Each shade is meant to wear alone or in combination for an unlimited variety of looks for the season.

Luminizing Satin Eye Color ($25.00)

  • Squirrel (BR303)
  • Buillon (GD810)
  • Solaris (YE306)

Perfect Rouge Lipstick ($25.00)

  • Almond Pink (BR702)

Natural Eyebrow Pencil ($20.00)

  • Deep Brown (BR602)

Perfect Mascara ($22.00)

  • Black
  • Brown

Advanced Hydro-Liquid Conmpany Foundation SPF 15 ($30.00)

  • 11 new shades

Translucent Loose Powder ($38.00)

  • Translucent

Avaliability: August 2009.

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