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Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge Launches


This August:  New Aqua Rouge

Calling all lip color addicts. MAKE UP FOR EVER is adding another make up bag must-have to its award winning Aqua range – Aqua Rouge. This new collection of smudge-proof, high-impact liquid lip color delivers the intensity and long-lasting coverage of a lip stain, with the eye-catching shine of a gloss.

Gina Brooke, Madonna’s longtime make up artist, has collaborated with MAKE UP FOR EVER to create the official lip color for the Material Girl’s highly anticipated MDNA tour — new Aqua Rouge #8 in an iconic shade of red. Brooke, a beauty expert in her own right whose work has appeared in every major fashion magazine, approached MAKE UP FOR EVER after falling in love with their Aqua Rouge collection for fall 2012. Together, MAKE FOR EVER and Brooke created the ideal shade of red lip color for the tour.

Available in 12 shades from soft beiges to bold berries, Aqua Rouge’s double-ended tube provides highly pigmented color in two simple steps: first apply your favorite opaque shade using the applicator, and then top with the transparent gloss for a lacquered finish. Aqua Rouge was created for professional make up artists working backstage and on-set who desire products that need minimal touch ups.

Aqua Rouge provides waterproof, kiss-proof color that will not transfer. A combination of high molecular weight polymers and volatile oils lock color on the lips and provide full coverage, to guarantee ultra-long wear. The formula also boasts mica for intense color payoff, and a gelling agent for comfortable and effortless wear.

  • #1 Nude Beige
  • #2 Rosewood
  • #4 Chestnut
  • #5 Beige Brown
  • #7 Pink Brown
  • #8 Red
  • #9 Burgundy
  • #10 Raspberry
  • #11 Dark Raspberry
  • #13 Purple
  • #14 Light Rosewood
  • #15 Pink

Availability: August of 2012 @ Sephora, $24.00 each

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MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Launches this August 2012


For August: MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

Every artist knows the secret to creating a flawless look is a smooth well-prepped canvas. Introducing M•A•C Prep + Prime Natural Radiance, formulated for oily and combination skin. This silky gel emulsion hydrates and primes to improve the application of foundation or powder. Contains rosemary and barley extracts, as well as long-term oil controlling ingredients, laminaria extract and silica. Chestnut and white willow bark extracts retexturize and smooth skin. Tangerine peel extract and vitamins E and C protect with antioxidants, as caffeine calms and reduces redness. Golden light illuminating pearl powders reflect for optic brightening. Permanent. $40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN.

Availability: August 9th, 2012 (MAC Online), August 16th, 2012 (North America Locations), September 2012 (International PRO Locations)

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MAC Pro Lip Palettes Launch this August 2012


For August: MAC Pro Lip Palettes

The preferred way for Artists to stay on trend: M·A·C Lip Palettes. Indispensable colours and editorial essentials are organized into five compacts, each offering a shade-wave of six tones that streamlines your kit. Customize within the same shade family, or cross-pollinate between palettes. Available in Red, Orange, Pink, Plum and Brown. M·A·C PRO locations and Online only.

6 Preferred Pinks Pro Lip Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN)

  • Violetta Bright clean violet purple (Amplified Creme)
  • Show Orchid Vivid hot pink (Amplified Creme)
  • Creme de la Femme Pink laced with gold (Frost)
  • Lovelorn Emotive blue pink (Lustre)
  • Please Me Muted rosy-tinted pink
  • Pretty Please Pale pink pearl (Lustre)

6 Editorial Reds Pro Lip Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN)

  • Dare You Deep brown red (Cremesheen)
  • Ruby Woo Vivid bluish-red (Retro Matte)
  • MAC Red Vivid bright bluish-red (Satin)
  • Russian Red Intense bluish-red (Matte)
  • On Hold Mid-tone yellow raspberry (Cremesheen)
  • Lady Danger Vivid bright coral-red (Matte)

6 Editorial Oranges Pro Lip Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN)

  • Bronze Shimmer Golden bronze with shimmer (Frost)
  • Look at Her Metallic copper (Sheen Supreme)
  • So Chaud Intense reddish-orange (Matte)
  • Morange Loudmouth orange (Amplified Creme)
  • Crosswires Clean pinky orange (Cremesheen)
  • Sandy B Light shell pink (Frost)

6 Select Plums Pro Lip Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN)

  • Cyber Intense blackish-purple (Satin)
  • Hang Up Deep berry (Cremesheen)
  • Amorous Lovestruck cranberry (Satin)
  • Verve Muted brownish-plum (Satin)
  • Captive Pinkish-plum (Satin)
  • Twig Soft muted brownish-pink (Satin)

6 Modern Browns Pro Lip Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN)

  • Paramount Reddish-brown (Satin)
  • Taupe Muted reddish-taupe brown
  • Fresh Brew Creamed coffee
  • Frenzy Pinky-peach beige with shimmer (Frost)
  • Half ‘n’ Half Creamy pink (Amplified Creme)
  • Peachstock Neutral peach (Satin)

Availability: August 16th, 2012 (MAC PRO Online), August 23rd, 2012 (North America PRO Locations), September 2012 (International PRO Locations)

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MAC Styleseeker Collection for Fall 2012


For August: MAC Styleseeker Collection

M·A·C interprets a vivid fall colour collection in tones influenced by the spirit and style of a global wanderer. Translucent, buildable, Powder Blush adds glow. Eye Shadow Duos create brilliant, sultry effects punctuated with Fluidline. Classic Mattene Lipstick is revived for dramatic, dense colour that lasts for hours. Lipglass gets fresh flair in new shades, and Nail Lacquer in jewel tones and metallics extend the opulence to the tips of the fingers.

Eyeshadow x2 ($27.50 U.S. / $33.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Culturalized Brule Soft creamy-beige (Satin) / Retrospeck Mid-tone neutral gold (Lustre)
  • Marche Aux Puces Indie Spirit Chestnut brown (Matte) / Chessa Mid-tone golden orange (Veluxe Pearl)
  • On the Hunt Raving Mad Bronzed red (Frost) / Star Myth Bronzed violet (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Whims & Fancies Performance Art Platinum silver (Veluxe Pearl) / Shadowy Lady Blackened plum (Matte)

Fluidline ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Dark Diversion Blackened plum (Pearl)
  • Rich Ground Reddened coco with frost (Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Local Wares Dirty olive with multi-dimensional pearl (Pearl)
  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Matte) (Permanent)

Mattene Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fun Finds Light nude pink (Matte)
  • Eden Rouge Bright blue-red (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Delectable Orange-beige (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Fashion Nomad Bright red orange (Matte)
  • Camden Chic Rich brick red (Matte)

Lipglass ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • C-Thru Peachy beige with shimmer (Permanent)
  • Eclectic Edge Mid-tone clean true orange
  • Ready to Roam Mid-tone true blue red
  • Restless Dark burnt bronze

Powder Blush ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Supercontinental Bright cute coral (Satin)
  • Worldly Wealth Shimmering peachy bronze (Frost)
  • Hidden Treasure Rich burnt red (Satin)

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Styleseeker Duochrome orange-red
  • Mean & Green Purple with teal multi-changing pearl (Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Gadabout Girl Blackened plum (Cream)

Availability: August 16th, 2012 (Online), August 23rd, 2012 (North America Locations), September 2012 (International Locations)

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Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush

Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush
Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush

Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush ($43.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “joyful color.” It’s a warm coral with a hint of pink and a satiny sheen. This is definitely a color we’ve seen pop up several times over the year. MAC Fleet Fast is similar, slightly darker and has a more golden sheen. Tom Ford Flush is brighter, more matte in finish. theBalm Frat Boy is pinker. Tarte Blissful is a touch pinker, brighter, and more matte.

This shade is a Nordstrom exclusive, and it’s a very pretty, summery coral with a lovely sheen that gives the face a warm, ethereal glow.  While it seems pigmented enough, it’s hard to build up color on the cheeks, so it’s not a blusher I’d recommend for medium-dark to dark skin tones. It delivers both subtle and more medium color, so for those with paler complexions, it is easy to use without fear of going overboard.  The texture is soft, finely-milled, and not powdery.  It feels like silk against the skin and lies beautifully once applied.  Fleur de Lotus is also extremely blendable and wore for eight hours without fading.

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Product
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Pigmentation
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Texture
9
Longevity
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Application
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