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MAC Stroke of Midnight Collection for Holiday 2013

MAC Stroke of Midnight Collection
MAC Stroke of Midnight Collection

For all those devoted to life from dusk to dawn. After-dark glamour comes in mini kits for seductive spirits seeking nocturnal pleasures. Lavish sets evoke the intoxicating essence of evenings out, in glossy black boxes embellished in white and gold. M·A·C Stroke of Midnight Pigments and Glitter features five convenient jars, giving you smoky eyes in three scintillating shade waves. Stroke of Midnight Lip Gloss provides high-impact colour in three sumptuous shades of coral, pink and nude. With just a whisper of polish for your pout, Stroke of Midnight Tastitints condition in barely-there shades and four different flavours: peppermint, vanilla, lavender and guava.

Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag/Nude ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Softly Lit Soft beige with pink frost (Cremesheen Glass)
  • Creme d’Nude Pale muted peach beige (Cremesheen) (Lipstick) (Permanent)
  • Boldly Bare Dirty red brown (Lip Pencil) (Repromote)

Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag/Violet ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Art of Seduction Cool nude with gold frost (Cremesheen Glass)
  • Dark Deed Darkened blood red (Amplified) (Lipstick) (Repromote)
  • Vino Intense violet purple (Lip Pencil) (Permanent)

Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag/Nude ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Utterly Becoming Cremy beige (Paint Pot)
  • In Extreme Dimension Lash Black (Mascara) (Permanent)
  • Past Twilight Blackened plum (Fluidline)
  • 209 Eyeliner/239 Eye Shader Double-ended brush

Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag/Gold ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Genuine Treasure Reflects antique gold (Paint Pot) (Repromote)
  • In Extreme Dimension Lash Black (Mascara) (Permanent)
  • Blitz & Glitz Intense black with gold pearl (Fluidline) (Permanent)
  • 209 Eyeliner/239 Eye Shader Double-ended brush

Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag/Violet ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Frozen Violet Frosted purple silver (Paint Pot) (Permanent)
  • In Extreme Dimension Lash Black (Mascara) (Permanent)
  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Fluidline) (Permanent)
  • 209 Eyeliner/239 Eye Shader Double-ended brush

Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit/Mineralize ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 287SE Duo-Fibre Eyeshadow Brush
  • 268SE Duo-Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
  • 159SE Duo-Fibre Blush Brush
  • 187SE Duo-Fibre Face Brush

Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit/Essentials ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 217SE Blending Brush
  • 239SE Eyeshader Brush
  • 212SE Flat Definer Brush
  • 193SE Angled Foundation Brush
  • 168SE Large Angled Contour Brush

Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit/Smoky Eye ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 211SE Pointed Liner Brush
  • 266SE Small Angle Brush
  • 214SE Short Shader Brush
  • 219SE Pencil Brush
  • 227SE Large Fluff Brush

Stroke of Midnight Eyes/Cool ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fair Sex Light frosted pink (Frost)
  • Deception Frosty golden brown (Frost)
  • Romance Me Warm plum with gold pearl (Lustre) (Repromote)
  • Shadowy Lady Blackened plum (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Frisco Soft pastel pink (Matte)

Stroke of Midnight Eyes/Warm ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Femme-fi Frosty golden cream (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Amber Lights Peachy brown with shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Socialite Warm copper (Satin)
  • Mulch Red-brown with bronze pearl (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Midnight Hour Warm blackened plum (Velvet)

Stroke of Midnight Eyes/Smoky ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Chillproof Frosty white (Frost)
  • Retrospeck Beached blonde (Lustre) (Permanent)
  • Gaelic Gold Metallic gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Well Put Together Black with gold frost (Velvet)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)

Stroke of Midnight Face Palette/Cool ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Scene Muted blue-grey (Satin) (Eyeshadow) (Permanent)
  • All Races Cool light mauve taupe (Matte) (Eyeshadow) (Repromote)
  • Magic Moor Rich blackened plum with pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Eyeshadow) (Repromote)
  • Sparkling Rose Soft pink with gold frost (Iridescent Pressed Powder)
  • Ebony Intense black (Eye Kohl)
  • Sublime Pleasure Soft mauve cream (Lustre) (Lipstick)
  • Romantically Inclined Cool plum cream (Cremesheen) (Lipstick)

Stroke of Midnight Face Palette/Warm ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Tenderly Soft warm pink with frost (Frost) (Eyeshadow)
  • Showstopper Deep blackened brown (Matte) (Eyeshadow) (Repromote)
  • After Dusk Mid-tone rosy pink with pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Eyeshadow)
  • Golden Muted golden tan-beige with shimmer (Bronzing Powder) (Permanent)
  • Coffee Intense bronze (Eye Kohl) (Permanent)
  • Myself Light dirty mauve with traveling pearl (Lustre) (Lipstick)
  • Love Talk Mid-tone cool nude (Cremesheen) (Lipstick)

Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous ($30.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Viva Glam I Intense brownish blue-red (Matte) (Lipstick)
  • Viva Glam I Intense brownish blue-red (Lipglass)

Kids Helping Kids (Limited Edition)

  • Greeting Cards ($10.00 U.S. / $12.00 CDN)
  • Gift Tags ($10.00 U.S. / $12.00 CDN)

Stroke of Midnight Lip and Cheek Bag/Pink($59.50 U.S. / $71.50 CDN) (Limited Edition) (Retailer Exclusive)

  • Formal Soft pink (Blush)
  • How Darling! Warm pink cream (Cremesheen) (Lipstick)
  • Soft Spoken Soft pink with red frost (Lipglass)
  • 129SE Powder/Blush Brush
  • Slim Mirror Mirror

Stroke of Midnight Lip and Cheek Bag/Coral ($59.50 U.S. / $71.50 CDN) (Limited Edition) (MAC Store Exclusive)

  • Margin Peach with golden shimmer (Blush) (Permanent)
  • Night to Remember Warm red frost (Cremesheen) (Lipstick)
  • Pure Sophistication Gold frost (Lipglass)
  • 129SE Powder/Blush Brush
  • Slim Mirror Mirror

Stroke of Midnight/Grooming Kit ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition) (MAC Store Exclusive)

  • Slim Mirror Mirror
  • Duo Lash Comb/Brow Brush Dual-ended brush
  • Manicure File Nail file
  • Tweezers/Slant Slanted tweezers

Availability: October 24th, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International November 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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MAC Divine Night Collection for Holiday 2013

MAC Divine Night Collection
MAC Divine Night Collection

Enjoy yourself – past midnight, the darkness keeps the secrets. Gorgeous colours in rich finishes captivate at every angle, inspiring an evening of lavish living, on the scene and to be seen. Blush and Skinfinish rise to the occasion, pairing rich, contrasting shades with the graphic impact of a limited-edition powder design. Sultry eyes are done with Mineralize Eye Shadow, Fluidlines and Kohl Power Eye Pencil in glittering shades of pearl, from red to green to gold. The ingenious double-lush brush of False Lashes strokes each lash with dramatic volume, sharpening eyes with ultimate definition. Experience finishing touches that are fit to fire up everyone’s envy: lustrous lip shades in nude, satin taupe, red and plum and glossy nails in velvet gold, darkest silver suede and blackened burgundy.

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Captivating Bright white gold base / deep gold (Frost)
  • Exquisite Ego Bronze base / soft white champagne (Frost)
  • Gilded Night Bright gold wth silver pearl base / black with pearl (Frost)
  • Past Midnight Blackish purple with violet pearl base / soft white pink frost (Frost)
  • Until Dawn Soft gold base / purple taupe (Frost)
  • Tonight’s Temptation Black with pearl base / royal blue (Frost)

Fluidline ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Deliciously Rich Shimmering dirty taupe (Repromote)
  • Macroviolet Deep smoked violet with red pearl (Permanent)
  • Stares & Speculation Dirty olive with gold pearl

Kohl Power Eye Pencil ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Orpheus Intense black with gold pearl
  • Raven Intense black with red pearl
  • Mystery Intense black with green pearl
  • Feline Intense black with black pearl (Permanent)

Mineralize Blush ($27.50 U.S. / $32.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Talk of the Town Warm brown base with yellow bronze (Satin)
  • Lured to Love Coral pink base with pink frost (Satin)
  • Lavish Living Violet with silver pearl base with gold pearl (Satin)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($33.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Centre of Attention Pastel peachy pink with fine pink shimmer / 24 carat gold shimmer
  • Perfectly Poised Bronzy coral with golden tones / creamy beige with pinkish purple sheen
  • Scene to be Seen Mauve with pink sheen / brick rose with gold reflects

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • You’ve Got It Pink undertone with gold frost (Frost)
  • Flair for Finery Cool pink nude (Lustre)
  • Exclusive Event Taupe brown (Satin)
  • Private Party Dirty plum mauve (Satin)
  • Prepare for Pleasure Clean magenta red (Cremesheen)

Cremesheen Glass ($22.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • You’ve Got It Nude taupe with green pearl
  • Flair for Finery Cool nude
  • Private Party Plum mauve with pearl
  • Prepare for Pleasure Bluish red

Nail Lacquer ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fierce Entrance Rich gold bronze (Velvet)
  • Military Black matte with silver suede pearl (Frost)
  • Gadabout Girl Blackened plum (Cream) (Repromote)

Availability: Online October 14th, 2013; October 17, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International November 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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NARS x Guy Bourdin Color Collection for Holiday 2013

NARS x Guy Bourdin Color Collection
NARS x Guy Bourdin Color Collection

As a child, NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars discovered Guy Bourdin’s work in the pages of French Vogue. It was then that Nars was first inspired to become a makeup artist. Today François Nars honors Bourdin’s legacy with an entire limited edition collection for Holiday 2013, created in the spirit of Guy Bourdin: bold, uncompromising color and high-impact finishes in shades that launch us into his intriguing, high-fashion world.

Cinematic Eyeshadow ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Wishful Thinking Macaw blue
  • Rage Electric orchid
  • Bad Behaviour Deep pewter
  • Cambodia Pink Copper
  • Mississippi Mermaid Champagne

Cinematic Lipstick ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Future Red Cherry
  • Short Circuit Fire coral
  • Last Tango Dusty rose
  • Goodbye Emmanuelle Hot pink
  • Full Frontal Rose violet

Blush ($29.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Exhibit A Matte, vivid red
  • Coeur Battant Magenta
  • Day Dream Peachy pink

Nail Polish ($19.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Tomorrow’s Red Scarlet flame
  • Follow Me Deep fuchsia
  • No Limits Bright pink violet
  • Union Libre Blosso pink

Availability: The Color collection launches on October 15 at NARS boutiques and www.narscosmetics.com.

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NARS x Guy Bourdin Gifting Collection for Holiday 2013

Update: Thanks to our highly knowledgeable and thoughtful readers for bringing Guy Bourdin’s background to my attention. After taking time to learn more about Bourdin’s background, body of work, his aesthetic, and so forth, I have decided to abstain from reviewing the NARS x Guy Bourdin collaboration at this time and spend longer doing additional research. It’s important for each person to do their own research and inquiry into an issue, and I found the following links helpful:

Art is and always has been controversial, edgy, daring, and many great artists push boundaries and limits during their lifetimes. There seems to be no dispute that Bourdin was an important influence on fashion and photography, but it does not mean his images can be viewed in a vacuum.  Imagery that glamorizes violence against women may be nothing new in fashion or art, but we need to understand how it impacts today’s culture and tomorrow’s generations.

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As a child, NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars discovered Guy Bourdin’s work in the pages of French Vogue. It was then that Nars was first inspired to become a makeup artist. Today François Nars honors Bourdin’s legacy with an entire limited edition collection for Holiday 2013, created in the spirit of Guy Bourdin: bold, uncompromising color and high-impact finishes in shades that launch us into his intriguing, high-fashion world.

Splendor in the Grass Blush Palette ($49.00) (Limited Edition) (NARScosmetics.com/Boutique Exclusive)

  • Sex Appeal Matte soft peach
  • Albatross Luminous glow
  • Dolce Vita Matte dusty rose
  • Angelika Cotton candy pink with gold and silver sparkle

Cosmetic Pochette ($75.00)

Makeup bag with black and red heart design.

Fling Lip Set ($49.00) (Limited Edition

  • Dolce Vita Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Dusty rose
  • Baroque Mini Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil Raspberry sorbet
  • Roman Holiday Lipstick Pretty pastel with delicate hint of pink
  • Damage Lipstick Sheer muted grape
  • Keepsake Lacquered Lip Case Case

Crime of Passion Set ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Deep Throat Larger Than Life Lipgloss Shimmering sheer peach (New)
  • Jezebel Eyeshadow Shimmering sable (New)
  • Naiade Eyeshadow Metallic rose (New)
  • Pandora Eyeshadow Rich black matte
  • Deep Throat Blush Sheer peach
  • Laguna Bronzing Powder Brown powder with golden shimmer

Voyeur Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Set ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Via Appia Copper brown
  • Most Wanted Cyan blue (New)
  • Blue Dahlia Deep violet (New)
  • Santa Monica Blvd. White
  • Via Veneto Jet black

Beautiful Stranger Nail Polish Set ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Lost Red Bright red
  • Shameless Red Bright pink
  • Dance Dance Dance Bright purple
  • Manosque Deep smoky lavender

One Night Stand Blush Palette ($65.00 (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

  • Devotee Highlighting Blush Alabaster glow (New)
  • Mistinguette Blush Bright pink (New)
  • Goulue Blush Fleshy pink (New)
  • Laguna Bronzer Brown powder with golden shimmer
  • Orgasm Blush Peachy pink with golden shimmer
  • Deep Throat Blush Sheer peach

Promimscuous Lip Set ($45.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

  • Cruella Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Passionate scarlet red
  • Sex Machine Mini Velvet Lip Pencil Innocent pink mauve
  • Dolce Vita Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Dusty rose
  • Never Say Never Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Pink lilac
  • New Lover Mini Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil Gold infused strawberry pink

Availability: The Gifting collection launches on November 1st at NARS boutiques and www.narscosmetics.com, department and specialty retailers, Sephora/sephora.com

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Tom Ford Beauty for Men Skincare & Grooming Launches

Tom Ford Beauty for Men
Tom Ford Beauty for Men

Purifying Face Cleanser ($48.00)

It features the Tom Ford Purifying and Skin Calming Complexes to leave skin exceptionally clean without tightness or dryness. Its lightweight formula conditions and hydrates the skin as it unclogs pores and prepares skin for a smooth shave. It rinses beautifully without drying, so your face looks and feels smooth, refreshed and energized.

Concealer for Men ($40.00)

Every man’s face occasionally suffers from redness, blemishes, under-eye circles or razor nicks. These things can be swiftly camouflaged with concealer in a natural-looking way. Tom Ford For Men Concealer is a practical, simple tool: a twist-up stick that is offered in three shades. It can be applied with your fingers after your moisturizer or eye treatment, and it will seamlessly blend into the skin as it hides imperfections.

Hydrating Lip Balm ($25.00)

One of the simplest things a man can do to improve his looks is to combat dry lips and improve their smoothness and texture. The Tom Ford ultra-emollient lip balm contains a unique blend of natural oils, vitamins and butters to soothe and condition. The balm seals in moisture, helping to protect lips from the effects of any kind of weather so they look and feel comfortable.

Bronzing Gel ($48.00)

Developed to mimic the look of a few minutes of sun on the skin and lift the complexion with a healthy-looking touch of color, the Tom Ford Bronzing Gel is made with a water-based, oil-free formula that blends in easily without masking your skin’s natural features. It features the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes to calm and comfort the skin. The Bronzing Gel can be used all over the face, or simply swiped onto the places the sun would naturally hit you harder: the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and the top of the forehead.

Intensive Purifying Mud Mask ($60.00)

A weekly clay mask treatment is integral to your personal grooming routine. Tom Ford developed this time-signaling Mud Mask to counter the dulling and irritating effects of a busy lifestyle on the skin. As the mask turns light gray, it draws out oil, dirt and toxins and diminishes tension lines. When you rinse it off, your skin feels clean, hydrated and conditioned, and you look revitalized and younger.

Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment ($75.00)

The eyes are the first place people look when they meet you. They are also the first part of your face to show signs of aging and fatigue. This multi-beneficial, restorative eye treatment is infused with the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes, to lift and firm the look of the skin around the eyes, helping to diminish the look of lines and wrinkles. The silver-tip applicator helps to cool your skin to help reduce visible puffiness, leaving your eyes looking refreshed and awake.

Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer ($105.00)

A hydrating and conditioning moisturizer is essential to achieving well-kept skin. This lightweight, quick-absorbing, skin-mattifying moisturizer uses the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes with a combination of luxurious butters to hydrate your skin, help reverse dullness and help reduce the look of fine lines and pores. It leaves your face looking toned, polished and reenergized.

Skin Revitalizing Concentrate ($150.00)

When your skin is depleted or dry, adding a multifunctional treatment oil into your regimen before moisturizing is one of the simplest ways to energize and regenerate it. This concentrate contains the highest concentration of the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes, plus essential oils and other enriching natural ingredients. It deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin and it conditions it before shaving and soothes it afterwards. Your skin has fewer fine lines and greater resilience against damage.

Availability: Pre-order online at Neiman Marcus now

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Chanel Nuit Infinie de Chanel Collection for Holiday 2013

Chanel Nuit Infinie de Chanel Collection for Holiday 2013
Chanel Nuit Infinie de Chanel Collection for Holiday 2013

Setting a captivating tone for Holiday, a new makeup collection expresses the magic and mystery of an endless night. The refinement of beige is emboldened by a sweep of bronze on the eyes. Deep ruby red lingers alluringly on lips, for a seductive invitation to the season. Experience the pleasure of intense colour… and glamour that’s revealed from within.

Ombres Matelassees / Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00) (Limited Edition)

This limited-edition eyeshadow unveils a seductive shade spectrum for the season’s most striking eye looks. From soft beige to rich purple, matte and pearlized shadows create glamorous effects alone or offer endless opportunities for custom blending. The emblematic quilted motif of CHANEL embosses the silky shadows for an added touch of elegance.

  • Charming Soft beige, metallic beige, bronze khaki, bronze brown, dark matte purple

Mascara Gel Irise / Sparkling Mascara Top Coat ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

An exciting flourish for lashes makes the holidays even brighter. Designed to be worn either alone or over black mascara, a new shimmering top coat enchants with every brushstroke of sheer, bronze-platinum iridescence.

  • Bronze Platine Platinum bronze

Joues Contraste / Powder Blush ($43.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Accent Luminous pink beige

Poudre Universelle Libre / Natural Finish Loose Powder ($52.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Moon Light Luminous peach beige

Illusion d’Ombre / Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Fatal Silver purple
  • Initiation Platinum bronze

Ligne Graphique de Chanel / Liquid Eyeliner Intensity-Definition ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Bronze Bronze khaki

Rouge Allure / Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Radieuse Blue pink
  • Indecise Shimmering pink beige (Repromote)
  • Farouche Shimmering chocolate brown (Repromote)

Rouge Allure Velvet / Luminous Matte Lip Colour ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

  • La Precieuse Vivid red
  • La Desiree Burgundy red

Le Vernis / Nail Colour ($27.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rouge Rubis Vivid red
  • Accesoire Deep red brown (Repromote)

Availability: October 2013 at department and specialty stores and on chanel.com; Nordstrom has it online now! 🙂

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