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Friday, January 4th, 2008

In celebration of the 2008 Golden Globe Awards, L’Oréal Paris continues its tradition of honoring Hollywood’s most talented women in film and television with an exclusive, luxury compact. Designed by Kwiat, one of Hollywood’s favorite diamond jewelry companies, the L’Oréal Paris 2008 Red Carpet Compact will be presented to the Golden Globes’ female nominees in all categories.

The L’Oréal Paris 2008 Red Carpet Compact is inspired by the glamour of awards season and the stars that make the night so special. In a beautiful, star-inspired design of Swarovski crystals set in 18K white gold on classic plated 18K yellow gold, this exclusive compact is a stunning design of beauty and brilliance. Complete with a “red-carpet” ruby crystal embedded in the push-button opening holding together two makeup mirrors on the inside, the L’Oréal Paris 2008 Red Carpet Compact is a luxurious, must-have red carpet accessory for each nominee to ensure she looks her best throughout the evening.

This stunning compact isn’t just for the stars. The L’Oréal Paris Red Carpet compact will be available to purchase at L’Oréal Paris retail stores (888-270-7743; suggested retail price $50). In keeping with L’Oréal Paris’ longstanding support of the OCRF, 20 percent of the retail sale price will benefit this vital organization.

For those who want the true Golden Globes experience of luxury and glamour, L’Oréal Paris has commissioned a limited edition gold and diamond version of the L’Oréal Paris Red Carpet Compact, valued at $4,900, to raise additional funds for the OCRF. Two of these compacts will be listed for sale through eBay Giving Works, eBay’s dedicated program for charity listings, with all funds generated benefiting the OCRF. The compacts will be auctioned on www.ebay.com/lorealparis beginning January 4 through January 14 with an opening bid of $500.

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Why must it always be an international site that manages to break the stories the quickest?  Sadly, I am only an English speaker (I took French for five years, but please, let’s not go there).  Zghzp delivered this color story, in Chinese (see Google translation here), and I must tell you, I certainly hope that as we get closer to February, information for the US launch trickles out, because I am hard-pressed to believe that a collaboration collection would feature as many repromotes/permanent colors as the site says. (Source)

This is why I’m not a fan of incomplete info!  I want everything – product photos, full color story, and exact descriptions and names.

Are you still excited over Fafi?

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Here’s a full peek at MAC’s N Collection, slated to release next Thursday, January 10th, 2008.  You can see a photo of the eyeshadows, PLUS the color story… Continue reading →

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Do you buy products you know don’t work for you? For example, is a product’s pretty packaging something that might get you to buy something or a color you know just won’t be right for you?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

create a fusion of color withTHE TECHNOTROPICS, Prescriptives’ Spring 2008 Color Collection

Infuse your look with a splash of color and a slight edge this spring with The TechnoTropics. A mix of cool and bright creates an exciting downtown meets tropical dynamic. Eyes take on a hip, fresh look in shades of plum, blue, brown and taupe offset by pastel shimmer and lined with metallic precision. Cheeks glow with sultry shades of fuchsia and soft rose. Lips pop in tropical hues of vibrant fuchsia and fresh tangerine glossed with a warm sizzle. Be bold and experience the fusion.

Blush More Or Less Creamy Cheek Color ($21.50) | This unique, silky cheek color has the smoothness of a cream and the ultra-light texture of a mousse. Packaged in a small silver-toned compact for easy portability, it blends effortlessly to give cheeks a soft veil of buildable color for a look that is seamless and radiant.

  • Key Benefits: Easy buildability to customize subtle or dramatic looks. Non-drying powdery finish – Dimethicone and Squalane prevent powders from absorbing skin’s natural moisture. Contains spherical powder for a smooth application. Color stays true and wears evenly with micronized pigments. Longwearing formula.
  • Shades: Nantucket Dune (Y/O) , Corsica Hibiscus (R/O) — LIMITED EDITION, Pink Sand (R), Thai Orchid (B/R) — LIMITED EDITION

Lip Strips ($29.50) | Five complimentary sheer lip gloss shades in cream, shimmer and sparkle finishes all in one compact! Wear alone or blend together to customize endless modern lip looks.

  • Key Benefits: Contains Vitamin E to help protect against harsh free radicals. Contains skin conditioning ingredients to keep lips soft and supple
  • Shades: Tropical Warm, Techno Cool

Colorscope Eye Color ($14.00) | Grey is a key color this spring and Prescriptives offers the perfect shade for layering.

  • Universal Shade: Pewter — LIMITED EDITION

Colorscope Lipcolor ($17.50) | This lightweight lipstick delivers medium coverage and extraordinary shine while leaving lips moist and comfortable. Introducing two new refreshing hues that will make lips pop.

  • Shades: Mandarin (R/O) , Pink Dahlia (R) — LIMITED EDITION

Perfect Every Line Gel Eyeliner ($17.50) | Combines the precision of a liquid liner in an easy-to-use gel formula. This gel eyeliner provides the flexibility to customize any eye look — from a strong, precise line to a softer finish with a smudged line — all in one unique product.

  • Universal Shades: Icing — LIMITED EDITION, Twig — LIMITED EDITION, Carbon, Allspice

Availability: Beginning January 15, 2008 at Prescriptives counters nationwide, exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada and www.prescriptives.com.

See product photos… Continue reading →

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Part two of the Chanel Glossimer experiment, and while I might not have converted into a Chanel-gloss-only kind of gal, I definitely wouldn’t pass them up when offered them! The six up for review this time around are Pin-up, Constellation, Equinox, Scintillantes, Sundress, and Sungold. Quick summary? Sungold is one of my favorite glossimers I’ve tried to date, while Pin-up gives me a great barely-there pale, pink pout.

Check out swatches and read an in-depth review… Continue reading →

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