Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Weekly Beauty Report

This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

  • Sephora beauty insiders will save 15% from April 12th-19th — so make sure you sign up, but we’ll remind you come the 12th :) So, consider this a heads up to save up!  The code will be BI15.   It is also valid in-store, but you will need the coupon and be a Beauty Insider (free to sign-up).
  • For Sephora V.I.B.s (aka you spent $350+/year), you should receive a postcard with a coupon for 15% off your entire purchase April 8th through the 19th.  You can also shop online and use promo code V48ML6.   Inside the postcard is also a coupon for a friend, but it’s only valid on April 8th (the Bring-a-Friend Shopping Event).
  • Are you the world’s first reality hair star? Pantene is holding a contest where you can upload a video and America will vote to choose a winner. 12 semi-finalists will be flown to NYC for an in-person test shoot in may.
  • Darphin wants you to share your favorite $50 luxury! For every tip shared, a donation will be made to the IDEAL Providence Farms, and the donations will help to purchase school supplies for children in Ghana. On April 21st, the 50 most creative entries will win a preview of Darphin’s $50 luxury–a full-size Hydraskin Essential. One grandprize winner will win a NYC Spa getaway!
  • St. Tropez just launched its Wash Off Collection, which includes Wash Off Face ($15), Wash Off Body ($18), and Wash Off Mousse ($22.50). You’ll get that summery bronze sans the sun that washes off with soap and water at the end of the night.
  • Dior releases Ultra Gloss ($26.50) in eighteen different shades! PSST! Addicted to Dior is (at least, partially!) available on Nordstrom’s website… but you have to hunt around a bit.
  • Kiehl’s Açaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist is now specially packaged with a limited edition label as designed by either Jeff Koons, Malia Jones, Julianne Moore, or Pharrel Williams in honor of Earth Month. 100% of net proceeds (amounting to $200,000) will be raised worldwide to benefit Rainforest Alliance with this collection. To support the project, celebrity photographer David LaChapelle will capture each personality in his unique style.
Saturday, March 27th, 2010

This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, March 27th, 2010

  • Did anyone else notice an explosion of Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives? I almost thought it was anniversary time with so many… but that’s not until July!
  • Beauty-full luggage tags, anyone? Dior’s Addicted to Dior Lip Gloss luggage tags popped up on Nordstrom this morning. (Can you tell I *STALK* Nordstrom’s beauty site?) Who’s shelling out $60 for one of these?
  • CND launches Shellac Hybrid Nail Color, is a new move to rejuvenate the nail salon business. It’s designed to wear for at least fourteen days and takes thirty minutes to complete. It’s applied like a polish manicure, but each coat is set under a UV lamp like a gel. The removal and reapplication process is estimated to take amoutn forty-five minutes. Will you be trying Shellac when it hits your local salon?
  • Has anyone tried Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner? Hmm… I might have to!
  • Tom Ford will launch twelve shades of Private Blend Lip Color–April in Europe, June in the U.S.–revolving around classic lip colors. In the U.S., we’ll see it launched in approximately 30 doors, including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bergdorf Goodman.  Kind of cool that Europeans will see this before the U.S., yeah?  I mean, not cool for me, but cool for some of you 😉
  • Illamasqua will launch body products come April with two shades of Illumine Oils (tinted shimmering dry body oils) and Gleam Cream, a body highlighter.
  • Benefit and Tweezerman have partnered to create a cobranded line-up of Slant Tweezers ($25) and Pointed Slant Tweezer ($30), as well as a Brow Shaping Brush ($12) and ProCurl Curler ($20).
  • Kiehl’s will launch a new body care range just for men called Cross-Terrain. The line-up will include All-in-One Hair & Body Refueling Wash, UV Skin Protector with SPF 50, Dry Run Foot Cream, and 24-Hour Strong Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Dry Stick.
  • Caudalie is having a Friends & Family sale through Monday, March 29th, 2010. Use code BFF at checkout and receive free shipping on all orders over $50.
Saturday, March 20th, 2010

This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, March 20th, 2010

  • Jemma Kidd is having a contest on their Facebook page, which ends on March 31st, 2010. To enter to win a professional kit (valued at $1,000+), create a step-by-step look based on a look from London’s Fashion Week. Learn more @ Jemma Kidd.
  • Make Up For Ever‘s Alliance member James Vincent created a smoky eye for Joan Jett for the NY premiere of “The Runaways.” He used HD Elixir and HD Invisible Cover (117) to create a luminous canvas with just a bit of HD Invisible Cover Concealer and HD Microfinish Powder. On the eyes, he used #35 from brown to lash for a base, then swept Diamond Powder #11 across the brow bone to highlight. He used Eyeshadow #13 to give depth to the crease and to line the top and bottom lashes. To line eyes, he used Aqua Eyes #0L with #2L to add richness. On cheeks, he used Eyeshadow #13 to contour and Powder Blush #69 on the apples of cheek and a touch of Matte Bronze #2 to add life. He finished the lips with Aqua Lip Pencil #3C and Fascinating Lip Gloss #9.
  • Carol’s Daughter has a new collection out — Rosemary Mint Collection, which includes a purifying shampoo ($12.50) and conditioner ($16.00). The two work together to lift away product build-up, soothe, and condition the hair and scalp.
  • For all orders placed before Sunday night, March 21st, YSL is offering a complementary miniature size Gommage Natural Exfoliator. Use promo code GIFT10 at checkout.
  • Guerlain launched new Super Aqua products, which includes Super Aqua-Eye Anti-Puffiness Soothing Eye Patch ($115 for 6 satchets), Super Aqua-Day Triple Protection Shield SPF 30 ($84.00), Super-Aqua Hands Anti-Aging Hand Cream SPF 15 ($65.00), and Super Aqua-Body Serum ($110.00).
Saturday, March 13th, 2010

I personally just find it wicked awesome that Carmindy says “Temptalia readers.”

This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, March 13th, 2010

  • Burberry Sport for Women (and for Men) launched recently. It’s described as a “fresh, zesty floral fragrance.”
  • La Prairie is revolutionizing the try-before-you-buy market! Stop by your nearest La Prairie counter at Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, or Saks Fifth Avenue for an at-counter skincare consultation. Those who stop by for the consultation will receive complimentary essential trial samples (in deluxe tubes and jars, no packets!). This promotion begins March 15th at La Prairie counters nationwide.
  • Kim Kardashian signs with Fusion Beauty as the face of Fusion Beauty’s Colorceuticals’ LipFusion franchise and new IllumiFill Line Filling Luminizer.
  • Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gio is supporting UNICEF’s Tap Project by donating $1 of each purchase of Acqua di Gio fragrance sold in the U.S. Those customers who purchase the large bottle of the scent will receive a bpa-free water bottle as a token of appreciation. Additionally, for every fan who joins the Acqua di Gio Facebook page, $1 will be donated.
  • Physicians Formula is now on Twitter!
  • Voting has begun for Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful contest! For every vote cast, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will donate $1 to Dress for Success (up to $10,000), an organization close to Bobbi’s heart that provides underprivileged women with interview suits and career development advice.  Bobbi Brown launched Natural Finish Foundation this month. It’s an oil-free, long-wearing foundation designed for oil-balancing and combination skin for a soft-matte complexion. I expect to try this out soon, so keep an eye out for a review!
  • Bliss Spas are offering their Triple Oxygen Treatment Facial for just $135 (which was its original price, as compared to the normal price of $160), from March 15th through March 31st.
  • Still dying for an Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette? Enter Urban Decay’s contest to get a chance to win a gorgeous $875 necklce designed by Tom Binns and the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows. 10 runner-ups will also receive the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows.
  • ACUVUE launched their See Spring Sweepstakes which goes through April 30th, where you can win a grand prize of $10,000, plus $100 Visa gift cards are awarded daily throughout the sweepstakes entry period.
  • John Frieda is celebrating blondes by kicking off on March 18th in NYC at the Highline Ballroom for a private performance by Natasha Bedingfield. The concern is free for all those who sign up.

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

This Week’s Beauty Report: Sunday, March 7th, 2010

  • continues with its designer bag series with Chris Benz’s “Globetrotter Beauty Case.” It was “inspired by the glamour Golden Age of travel.” It includes several sample-sized products in an aqua-blue train case. It’s valued at $130 and available free with any $100 purchase beginning March 1st while supplies last.
  • CoverGirl announces their Stand Up for Beauty video contest. Enter by March 12th with a one-minute video of you and how you stand up for beauty. Winner wins $50,000 in cashalong with a year’s supply of CoverGirl. Head over to the contest promo page for all the details.
  • SK-II launches Cellumination Essence Hydrating Serum and Cream Illuminating Moisturizer. It’s the “next-generation” skincare line-up designed to brighten the complexion. Each retails for $150 a pop.
  • Ojon donates 10% of Restorative Hair Treatment sales at Sephora to Rainforest Alliance during the month of April, aka Earth Month!
  • Cake Beauty launches their sweet treat line-up at Congratulations, Cake Beauty!
  • Chantecaille is now available at Nordstrom! Say what? I wish it was also available in-store, but maybe some day…
Sunday, February 28th, 2010

This Week’s Beauty Report: Sunday, February 28th, 2010

  • Chanel Rouge Coco makes it much-anticipated debut in-store and online with thirty shades to choose from (and at $30 a piece!).
  • MAC Viva Glam’s Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga are having an exclusive discussion as hosted by Sharon osborne on Monday, the 1st, @11AM (EST). To catch the stream, head on over to MAC’s Facebook.
  • H&M does skincare, which will debut in stores in the beginning of March. It’ll include shower gel, body scrub, body lotion, hand cream and lip balm, in either raspberry and melon or lavender and mint. The products have natural and organic ingredients that are certified by Ecocert.
  • Givenchy launched a new scent called Ange ou Demon Le Secret, which they describe as “a delicate, radiant floral fruity fragrance.” Top notes are Italian Winter Lemon, Cranberry, Green Tea Leaves; middle notes are Sambac Jasmine, White Peony, Water Flowers; and Bottom: Blond Woods, Patchouli, White Musk.
  • Philosophy Color of Grace Collection launched recently (spotted it on Nordstrom!) with Heavenly Light Pink Illuminator ($28), Amazing Grace Shimmering Face Powder ($29.50), Art of Blushing ($35), Amazing Grace Coloring Book ($37.50), Go with Grace Face Brush ($20), Eyelighting Shadow Duo ($22), Angel Kiss Lip Gloss ($17.50). Philosophy also launched Wild Blackberry Blossom in a shower gel and body lotion. (MMM, want!)
  • Estee Lauder introduced Resilience Lift Extreme Makeup. It’s supposed to “offer all-day continuous moisture, ultra-radiance, incredible lift, and exceptional spreadibility.” It’s now available and retails for $36.50.
  • Make Up For Ever is hosting The Runways contest whewre you could win a trip to the NYC premiere. To enter, visit the website!
  • Bobbi Brown Color Strips hit counters this week with three varieties. Can’t wait to see them in person!