Friday, July 30, 2010

Lancome French Coquettes Collection for Fall 2010

This collection is all about French sophistication and glamour. Whether you enjoy a smoky eye and nude lip or smoky eye and bold lip, all are obtainable with this collection. Elegant shades of nudes, plumes and smoky grays are featured for stunning magnetism and alluring drama. Available August 2010.

Ombre Magnetique / Spectacular Sparkle

• Black Macadam

• Uban Silver

• Cherry Cherie

Color Design Eye Shadow Quad

• French Touch

L’Absolu Rouge

• Rose Divine

• Parisian Attraction

• Cherry Kiki

Le Vernis Trio

• Kissed by Paris

La Rose Deco

• Rosy Glow

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dior Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle

Dior is set to introduce a new variation of its infamous Hypnotic Poison, Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensualle. Created by perfumer Francois Demachy, the new interpretation from 1998 created by Annick Menardo, will feature a new vanilla facet. The heart notes in particular have been reworked to feature sambac jasmine, bitter almond, heliotrope, caraway, damask rose, ylang ylang, orange absolute, tuberose, vanilla, green stems, green leaves sandalwood and musk. The vanilla will play a prominent role making this a scent to play on the senses of warmth and sensuality. The new creation is set to debut in September 2010.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Giorgio Armani Fall 2010

Inspired by the city sky at night, this collection features an intense collection of deep blues and deep purples to bring together the love of fashion and the love of the night. Nothing inspires like mystery, nothing inspires like Giorgio Armani. Available in September 2010.

Maestro Quad

• Night Shade Palette 10

Eyes to Kill Quad

• palette: 07

Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara

• 05

Rouge d'Armani Lipstick

• 602

• 603

• 604

Lip Shimmer

• 01

• 02

• 03

• 04

Sheer Blush Duo

• 10

Fluid Shine Nail Polish

• 47

Armanisilk Lipsticks

• 100

• 101

Sunday, July 25, 2010

By Terry Ombre Black Star Shadow

These cream shadow crayons have been with the By Terry collection for a little while. I’ve used them for some time and wanted to share my thoughts. I actually use them often as a shadow base, they are the best I’ve used so far for stay put eye color. It is a bit pigmented so a light hand is needed if you want a sheer base. For more intensity I build it and wear it as a shadow or as a base for a smoky eye. Once this sets, anything you have over it will not budge. It doesn’t set instantly so you do have a minute or so to blend it out and it is quite blendable until then. There are several shades to choose from, light to the dark. My favorite as of yet is the Bronze Moon. It has a slightly metallic tone, but when blended out or layered with a powder shadow it doesn’t come off as over the top metallic at all.

Bronze Moon

At $45 each, it runs a bit high for a cream shadow. I don’t use this as my everyday base because of the price, but it’s certainly a must for my special occasions or when I know I will need extended wear. Especially now that the summer heat is upon us, it’s worth any price to not have your eye makeup disappear in two minutes!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

YSL Rock & Baroque Fall 2010 Collection

Only YSL is able to take couture and make it so rock roll and yet so elegant. Fashion with a bit of edge, rock and roll mixed in with a spicy edge of baroque, but still eleganant and couture. This collection is for the YSL woman, the one who can have it all. Available August 2010.

Ombres Duolumieres

• Purple Amethyst/Tawny Brown (29)

• Midnight Blue/Solar Gold (31)

Ombres Solo

• Aquamarine (13)

• Satin Silver (14)

Rouge Volupte Perle

• Beige Caresse (101)

• Coral Sun (102)

• Sparkling Pink (103)

• Stellar Pink (104)

• Insolent Beige (105)

• Mesmerizing Purple (106)

Golden Gloss

• Golden Satin (30)

• Golden Toffee (31)

Blush Variation

• Venetian Rose (19)

Touche Eclat

• Radiant Silk (8)

Singulier Mascara

• Indigo (5)

Manucure Duo

• Beautiful Day (01)

• Rive Gauche (02)

• Belle de Nuit (03)


• Peche (01)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

philosophy’s Everything's Coming Up Rainbows™ Set

The amazing thing about philosophy’s bath sets is that they allow you to indulge the scrumptious scents without indulging in calories. ‘Everything’s Coming Up Rainbows’ allows you to enjoy the scent of Rainbow Sherbet with a shower gel and bubble bath, lotion and lip shine, while cleansing and softening. The set includes a 4oz Rainbow Sherbet 3-in-1, a 4oz Rainbow Sherbet Body Lotion as well as a Rainbow Sherbet Lip Shine. The scent is refreshing and delightful, yet soft enough as to not over power any other fragrance you apply. End your summer indulgence with a shiny and plump pout of Rainbow Sherbet Lip Shine and have a day that is bright and happy! Whenever I need a pick-me-upper, I go for something philosophy. They never fail to lift my spirits with their refreshing and energizing scents. I added this to my never ending collection and only sorry I didn’t get more! The set is available for $28 and what a wonderful way to spend $28!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Guerlain: Those pretty little Meteorite pearls

I’ve had several readers ask one question; what is the purpose of the different colored pearls in the Meteorites? Some of the much loved Meteorites are pretty straight forward, they highlight and illuminate. However, some of the pretty little pearls come in color correcting shades and it can be confusing. So here is a chart of what they do. I hope this will help some of you decide which one is right for you!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Smashbox Masquerade Collection for fall 2010

From subtle to ultra dramatic, illusion and fantasy, a collection of magnetic hues for eyes, cheeks, and lips. Everything is organized for maximum coordination to reveal mystery, desire and intrigue. Available August 2010.

Masquerade Eyeshadow Palette

• matte soft peach,

• shimmering black plum

• matte taupe, metallic khaki

• shimmering gold

• bronze

• metallic cabernet

• shimmering navy

• matte bone

Illusion Baked Fusion Soft Lights Palette

• Includes champagne

• soft gold

• rosegold

Intrigue Creamy Cheek Color & Brush

• Warm pink

Liquid Liner & Lash Overlay

• Teal

• Bronze.

Lip Enhancing Gloss

• Reveal

• Disguise

Noir O-Gloss (Sephora Exclusive)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

La Prairie
Midnight Blues Collection for Fall 2010

Says noted New York City makeup artist, founder of Cheek to Chic makeup consultancy and La Prairie Colour Ambassador Raychel Wade, “Fall is a time when women reach for rich makeup colours, and “Midnight Blues” delivers just that! Using deep blues and cool pinks is a great way to accentuate and enhance your natural look, and this colour palette provides endless possibilities to create just the right amount of drama, so people notice you and not just your makeup!”

“Our customers crave a bit of sensuality in colour, along with science in skincare, so we work tirelessly to deliver both. Our “Midnight Blues” collection weaves together a beautiful story of sultry nights that is sure to strike a chord with women,” says La Prairie President Lynne Florio.

Available August 2010

Cellular Treatment Eye Colour Ensemble

• Midnight Blues

Luxe Eye Definer

• Midnight Violet

• Midnight Blue

• Midnight Noir

Cellular Treatment Powder Blush
• Plum

Cellular Luxe Lip Colour

• Quiet Berry

• Midnight Rose

• Midnight Plum

• Evening Nude

• Twilight Blush

Luxe Lip Definer .

• Cocoa Spice

• Twilight Fig

• Evening Rose

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dior –Vernis in Black Sequins

This particular shade is from the Dior Fall collection and is going fast. It seems as if black is back! And it is as sophisticated as ever! I especially love this color for the shiny black with silver shimmer, it adds a bit of edge to any look. Aside from how gorgeous this shade is, I love the wear. I’ve been wearing this shade for four days without one single chip, and its going strong for lasting a full week. I’ve only had one other brand go a full week with perfect wear. I am thinking it’s the micro shimmer that is helping it adhere. Almost all polishes with shimmer or glitter seem to last longer.

I have a few shades from other brands that are similar, but what I like most about this one is that it has shimmer/glitter that is micro-fine. I don’t always want the bigger shimmer or glitter when I want to pair it with a more conservative work outfit, but this works since it’s a bit more toned down. I’m not quite sure how black nail polish can be called “toned down” but there you go. It works and that’s what matters!

Friday, July 16, 2010

MAC Dare to Wear

Inspired by the fabulous Lady Gaga, legions around the world are joining the energy and excitement with the loud and proud and high powered Dare to Wear collection! Each item is saturated with pigment for crazy-intense eye popping shadows and super amped up high shine glosses. Don’t be afraid to be individual and outrageous, Dare to Wear! The U.S launch will begin July 29, 2010 with an international launch starting in August 2010.


• Ban This!

• Bold & Brash

• Dare to Bare

• So Bad

• Wind Me Up

• Gimme That!


• Aqua (Pro)

• Atlantic Blue

• Crazy Cool

• Free to Be

• Lime (Pro)

• Sassy Grass

• Shock-a-holic

• Sky Blue (Pro)

• Winkle

• Zingy

• Louder Please

• Going Bananas