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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

MAC COSMETICS | HOLIDAY 2007

Sign up at MAC Cosmetics to get the latest news and information regarding the Holiday 2007 collections by heading here. Getting excited about the upcoming holiday collections? We are!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Scenario: It’s been a great skin week – it looks flawless, healthy, and glowy. But alas, you notice a nasty pimple blemishing your otherwise outstanding skin in the afternoon, what’s your cure? Have any miracle overnight treatments to banish the unsightly bugger? Products you’d recommend in a heartbeat to help fight and significantly reduce the size/appearnace in 24 hours? Can it be done?

Share with us your recipes, products, and general advice in fighting against acne and blemishes. Let us know if you’ve found a miracle 24-hour cure or if it requires more time.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Presenting the CARGO Holiday 2007 Collection Indulge Yourself and Others This Holiday Season

In keeping with tradition, CARGO’s 2007 Holiday Collection is inspired by best sellers of seasons past with an added fun and festive spin. This collection offers an incredible value gift set and gifts that give back. The collection is both playful and functional with offerings that encourage women to indulge themselves and, in the sprit of the season, help others. No matter what you are celebrating this holiday season, CARGOS 2007 Holiday Collection will help get you in the gift-giving mood.

CARGO | HOLIDAY 2007

Limited Edition GlossyGreetings Cards – Boxed set of 5 cards – $10
Limited Edition GlossyGreetings Tags – Set of 5 tags – $7.50
CARGO is donating 100% of profits from the sale of GlossyGreetings Cards and Tags to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Presenting the CARGO 2007 Fall Color Collection

This fall, go au naturale with the Fall 2007 Collection from CARGO. Complete with earthy shades ranging from bronzes and browns to greens and blues, these brand new additions to the CARGO collection make selecting makeup to match your new fall wardrobe a breeze.

The Fall 2007 Collection includes:

CARGO | FALL 2007

New Bronzing Kit ($35 US): How do you make your summer glow last well into fall? With the brand new Bronzing Kit from CARGO! The gorgeous bronze tin houses CARGO’s cult-favorite Bronzing Powder in Medium, a brand new EyeBronzer which is exclusively available in this Bronzing Kit, PurseGloss in Baja and a matching mini kabuki Bronzing Brush. Eyes, lips and cheeks look naturally bronzed in a cinch with the new Bronzing Kit from CARGO.

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | MAC COSMETICS BACKSTAGE

LUCA LUCA
Tom Pecheux was on a seventies supermodel tip  but it wasn’t Lauren Hutton. “I have in mind the young Jerry Hall,” he described. When she was starting out, she had a babyface but the sophistication of a woman. That manifested in the idea of playing with colour, just as Pecheux did he does bright Parrot blue shadow on the eyelids, then covered the creases with a shimmery dark grey to give what he called true sophistication. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | BACKSTAGE WITH MACThere was an obvious lack of cheek colour, and the mouths were dabbed with N3 lipstick a putty-ish pink nude. The effect? A grown up in the eyes and a tender young girl in the mouth.

Face – MAC Face and Body Foundation was applied all over the face. Blot Loose Powder was then dusted over skin with Brush # 136.

Eyes – Sea Me, a blue-green M.A.C Shadestick was applied all over the lid and under the bottom lash line. Knight Divine Eye Shadow was then applied densely in the crease and faded out toward the brow for a subtly colorful eye. MAC Pro Lash in black was used for both top and bottom lashes.

Lips – For a neutral mouth, Hug Me Lipstick was patted gently onto the lips.

PHILOSOPHY DI FERRETTI
The Philosophy show was a study in dark minimalism at least in the faces. While the clothes were perky stripes and checks, the face by Charlotte Tilbury was bare (except for concealer) but for soft and charcoal grey crescents painted under the eye. So instead of the south of France lushness we’ve been seeing all week, it was a dose of Italian modernity.

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | BACKSTAGE WITH MACNANETTE LEOPORE
To complete Nanette Lepore’s inspiration of Picasso’ Mistresses, Polly Osmond channeled, well  the look of a Picasso. So of course she did a heavy brow, clumpy spiky lashes achieved with rows of MAC lashes on the top and individuals on the bottom. A peachy cheek was followed by a juicy orange lip of Morange lipstick with lip conditioner added. It was absolutely Andalusian. Think Guernica hanging in the Prado.

Face – The face was primed with Face and Body Foundation to even out the skin. Select Moisture Cover was applied under the eyes and evenly over skin. Pleasureful and Lady Blushcremes were applied gently the cheeks.
Eyes – When Daryl Kerrigan says her collection is about body-conscious silhouettes, she’s not referring to bustier tops and form-fitting frocks. It’s about how everything feels on your body,  she explained. In other words, her clothes are easy with a capital E: T-shirt dresses, drawstring vests, relaxed shorts and trousers, all to typical louche effect. Despite the sporty undercurrent pulsing throughout, Kerrigan managed to work in plenty of that rocker reference, from studs embellishing necklines, hems and sleeves to belt-like straps that crisscrossed low on the hips. When Daryl Kerrigan says her collection is about body-conscious silhouettes, she’s not referring to bustier tops and form-fitting frocks. It’s about how everything feel…

Lips – MAC Morange Lipstick was mixed with Orange Dare Lipstick and applied with a #228 brush. Gloss Texture was layered on top for a soft, juicy look.

CAROLINA HERRERA
The Carolina woman is always very chic, but Diane Kendal made her eve a tad chicer, with a sophisticated minimalist face. The brows were filled in naturally, the eyes were glossed and shiny. But it was the mouth that was the standout. To go with Carolina’s fruity palette, the lips were dabbed with orange lipstick, then double dabbed with red in the centers of their mouths. Then a light wash of fuchsia was applied all over in a filmy layer the effect was a tangerine berry colour that was more like a Sex and the City cocktail colour, or the hue of a faded sunset, than a lipstick shade.

Face - Moisture Cover Concealer was applied to face with #242 Brush and set with Loose Blot Powder to create a velvety texture. MAC Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk was sprinkled onto the bridge of the nose and cheek bones for a highlight.

Eyes - MAC Retrospeck Eye Shadow was applied to the entire lid. Boot Liquid Eye Liner was lightly wedged in between lashes for a thick lash line and Plush Lash Mascara in Black was used to coat top lashes. MAC Retrospeck Eye Shadow was applied to the entire lid.

Lips - Orange Lip Mix was feathered onto lip with a Concealer Brush. MAC Pro Lipstick in Full Fuchsia and Mattene Lipstick in Classic Dame were then mixed and layered onto the center of the lip for an intense, burst of color. For a touch of shine, Clear Lip Glass was patted onto the lips.

Monday, September 10th, 2007

It’s one of my favorite, and yet, least favorite, times of the year… my birthday is on September 28th, and it means I need to compile a list of potential gifts to receive to distribute amongst friends and family. What’s the problem? I think the problem is I never have a very long list of wants, but mostly that’s a result of the fact that I don’t ask my friends or family to purchase beauty products for me as gifts.

615 PROJECT | LINDA CANVAS COAT

It took me a bit of deliberation, but I think I will ask my parents for a “designer” coat, which I fully blame my wanting on Karen, because if I wasn’t a regular reader of her blog, I would have totally never seen this coat. Damn her! It was designed by The 615 Project, and they had a runway show during San Francisco Fashion Week for their Spring 2008 collection. This is the coat pictured above, and it is the “Linda Canvas” coat, retailing at $368, but in natural (white, in the box as shown). Anyone know of a knockoff? LOL. Seriously, I’ve scoured the ‘net and have come up empty.  really am NOT into couture or designers or anything of the sort. This would be the most valuable piece of clothing I’d own!

I have been falling in love with fall/winter coats (I know, I know, SPRING 2008, whatev!) for months now, and even though I’ve acquired a gorgeous off-white Guess? wool coat a month or so ago (below), I can’t help but want this far-too-expensive one.

GUESS? | JENNIE WOOL COATAlthough, I have several MAC items on my “wishlist” so-to-speak:

208 brush
212 brush
239 brush (another)
266 brush (another)
BoomBox & MAC Book (UK release only, boo!)
Face & Body Foundation
Coral cream colour blush (PRO)
Guava gloss (PRO)
Lip Erase in Dim (PRO)
Pink cream colour blush (PRO)
Sculpting Powder (PRO, I think I want all!)
Shaping Powder (PRO, Lightsweep, Soft Focus, Warm Light)
Strobe cream (I’m out!)
Stylistics perfume (Not out yet!)

It seems apparent that I really do need to head to the San Francisco PRO store at some point in the near future, because there are far too many items I want! I’m tempted to order them over the phone (hate parking at Union Square), but I’ve yet to play…

What do you have on your wishlist at the moment?