Monday, August 30, 2010

Bobbi Brown Black Velvet Collection for Fall

Smoky and sultry is what is gracing us in the new fall collection from Bobbi Brown. Shades of plum brown and black speak of depth and shimmer, while the new creamy kohl pencils make achieving sultry easy as ever. Pair all of that with sheer washes of color on the lips and the first thought to come is ‘sophistication and sultry; it has been achieved’. The collection will be available in September 2010.

Metallic Eye Shadow

• Black Berry

• Black Cocoa

• Black Charcoal

Sparkle Eye Shadow

• Black

• Black Velvet

Eye Shadow

• Black Charcoal

• Black Chocolate

Kohl Eyeliner

• Black

• Black Chocolate

• Black Plum

Lip Color

• Black Maple

• Black Raspberry

Metallic Lip Color

• Black Garnet

Lip Gloss

• Black Chocolate

Creamy Lip Color

• Black Mahogany

• Black Cherry

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick for Fall 2010

The new collection boasts a luxurious and hydrating cream formula that indulges lips in silky, rich color. It provides instant hydration to soften lips with a unique blend of skin smoothing, moisturizing and repairative ingredients. The bullet features an emboss of the Hourglass icon for instant sophistication, but don’t let the esthetics alone pull you in. It is not only luxurious but paraben free and beneficial to skin health. Add the refillable concept and it is not only good for you but good for the environment. And did I mention its water resistant and long wearing properties? The little lovelies will available at Barneys New York, Sephora, and in August.

• Icon


• Fresco

• Fever

• Ballet

• Edition

• Fable

• Whisper

• Grace

• Embrace

• Muse

• Raven

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Evocative Beauty for Fall 2010

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana present yet another visionary colour cosmetic collection. Introducing the Evocative Beauty Collection for Fall 2010: a collection is inspired by the rogue spirit of today’s Sicily and saluting the spirit of its proud past. Dolce & Gabbana redefine their signature sensibility: daring duality, dynamic contrast and sly sensuality. Created for the Dolce & Gabbana woman, it radiates a profound femininity. Available mid-August 2010 at select Saks Fifth Avenue locations.


• Cosmopolitan (237)

• Amethyst (165)

• Lust (167)

• Orchid (115)


• Amethyst (155)

• Vibrant (143)

Smooth Eye Colour Quad

• Divine (147)

Smooth Eye Colour Duo

• Evocative (95)

• Ocean (180)

Crayon Intense (Eyeliner)

• Chocolate (10)

• Onyx (11)

Luminous Cheek Colour

• Tan

Intense Nail Lacquer

• Cosmopolitan (108)

• Dahlia

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

MAC Viva Glam Gaga & Cyndi Lipglasses

Established in 1994 to support men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally, Viva Glam I, II, III, IV, V, and VI were launched as continuous shades and have achieved tremendous success over the years. Add Cyndi Lauper and the fabulous Lady Gaga to continue the legacy with the new limited edition collection for an electrifying campaign. The lipsticks will be available until February 2011 with the lip glass available until March 2011; however the Viva Glam Bags will only be available as supply allows. All items will be available in September 2010

• Viva Glam Cyndi

• Viva Glam Gaga

Lip glass

• Viva Glam Cyndi

• Viva Glam Gaga

Viva Glam Bag

• Viva Glam Cyndi

• Viva Glam Gaga

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chanel Ombres Contraste Duo / Eyeshadow Duo

These foolproof complementary shades take the guesswork out of harmonizing and wearing eye shadow. The soft luminous light shades are a creamy powder, which can be worn alone for a luminous effect, or as a base to extend the wear of the complimentary deep-toned shadow. The dark shade has intense micronized pigments for true colour application and a matte finish to create depth and contour. Available in six shade combinations from the soft and demure to the daring and sultry. Each will be available in September 2010

Chanel Ombres Contraste Duo

• Khaki-Clair

• Taupe-Delicat

• Berry-Rose

• Misty-Soft

• Bleu-Tendre

• Gris-Subtil
Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara

When CHANEL launched INIMITABLE Mascara in 2006, its multi-tasking brush to deliver volume, length, curl and separation in on coat redefined how we viewed mascara. However, the new INIMITABLE INTENSE Mascara Multi-Dimensional Sophistique builds on the success of the original formulation with an advanced formulation. The result is a more intense lash look, thicker lashes, longer lashes and more curled lashes, with one coat. And still the fabulous ‘no clumping’ we loved of the original INIMITABLE. Both formulations are still available, so you now have two choices. The original offers a more subtle look while the new offers a more intense 3D effect. The choice is yours! Inimitable Intense will be available beginning September 2010.

Inimitable Intense Mascara

• Brun

• Rouge Noir

• Purple

• Noir

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Edward Bess Endless Love Deep Shine Lip Gloss

The newest addition to the Edward Bess Deep Shine gloss collection is Endless Love, a soft baby pink. It’s the perfect angelic pink to add a touch of color to bare lips; or layer over your favorite lipstick shade for shine and depth.

Even though this is described as a cool toned pink, I am in no means cool toned and it compliments my tone very well. As with all of his glosses, this has a hint of fig scent. The scent dissipates quickly so if you are sensitive to cosmetics with fragrance as I am, this is not one you will need to worry about. The texture is divine, the super creamy formulation gives just the right amount of slip for comfort yet, it wears extremely well.

I have yet to be disappointed with any of the Edward Bess lip collection. Each shade is carefully considered and thoughtfully planned for use by anyone, regardless of your skin tone. My only complaint is that I can’t get it here in my hometown; but never mind that. It gives me a reason to visit Bergdorf Goodman, or better yet call and speak to the Edward Bess team for an order!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cle de Peau Beaute Joyaux Intermporales Collection Fall 2010

With the exceptional quality and silkiness of the eye shadow from Cle de Peau Beaute, the line has decided to re-launch its refillable version of the shadow compacts. Previously the shadows were able to be purchased singly and housed into the complimentary compact; however the new editions will be quads that can be purchased and housed in the compacts. Each refill will be a quad consisting of four companion shades, almost a mirror to the current quads. It has not been determined if the current quads are going to be replaced so for the time, we will enjoy the new additions. The collection will be available at Bergdorfgoodman and Neiman Marcus in mid August 2010.

New Cream Compact Founation Spf 18-010, 020, 030, I10, B10, B20, B30, Bf20
New Eye Color Quad and Re-fill- 201, 202, 203, 204, 205
Extra Silky Lipstick- 127, 128
Extra Rich Lipstick- R5, R6, T5

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Burberry Beauty Round 2:
Russet Light Glow Blush, Cameo and Nude Beige Lip Cover Lipstick, Nude Beige Gloss

Now that I’ve used and fallen in love with my first round of Burberry Beauty items, it’s onto round number two. In this round of items are the Russet Light Glow Blush, Cameo Lip Cover lipstick and Nude Beige Lip Cover lipstick as well as the Nude Beige Lip Glow lip gloss. All are more toward the neutral nude shades, but are wearable by most skin tones unless you are extremely cool toned. They are nude but they are not dull, and surprisingly very pigmented for such nude shades. They are certainly a creamy lipstick; I would compare these to the Chanel Rouge Coco formulation.

I most often wear a smoky eye so I tend to lean toward a nude lip on most days. For this reason I like the Nude Beige. It is a nude shade but it has a good pink-beige base so that it doesn’t wash you out and make you look dead. Because I have a lot of color to my lips I need to use a nude lip liner to provide a good base and even out the tone. The Cameo is also a good nude shade; however it has a peach tone to it, so it gives a bit more color. I love the Cameo with a bronzed look; bronze smoky eye and a luminous bronzer. Both lipsticks pair well with the Nude Beige gloss. It’s a perfect match for the Nude Beige lipstick and adds a bit of depth and shine. With the Cameo lipstick, it takes a bit of the peachiness out. Its creamy and has only the slightest bit of shimmer.

I’ve tried several shades in the blushes and my favorite as of yet is the Russet Light Glow Blush. Its name is a bit deceiving, it really isn’t a russet shade per say. It’s a peachy-apricot shade and more on the warms side but quite pretty. It has the slightest bit of luminosity to it, just enough to give a glow but not overly shimmery. Even though this shade would work for just about anyone, it might be a bit much if you are very fair. I would have a light hand with this if you are one of the fairest of the fair girls! The texture of these are fantastic, finely milled and silky. You certainly get the luxe feel with these.

I am extremely pleased with this line thus far. The packaging is chic and as expected from a design house such as Burberry. It is substantial and has the famous Burberry check print. The lipsticks have a magnetic closure in the lids, they snap in place when you recap it. Nice little feature! I have round three coming soon so stay tuned for updates on those!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bond No.9 Washington Square and Cooper Square

Bond no.9 is preparing for the release of two of its newest fragrances. Like previous releases, the newest scents will be launched to coincide with the landscapes and neighborhoods of the great city of Manhattan. Both fragrances are composed by perfumer Laurent Le Guernec who has previous creations for the house. The fragrance bottles will feature artwork to capture the spirit of each of the cities locations, and what a sight they will behold.

Very much like High Line, Washington Square will launch to honor the re-opening of another NYC green space, Washington Square Park. Washington Square will appeal to the more feminine scent lovers by capturing the spirit of place of relaxation with top notes of Italian Bergamot, geranium and tarragon. Middle notes consist of purple rose and honey harmoniously blended with base notes of vintage amber, leather accord, vetiver and musk. The launch date for Washington Square is scheduled for November 2010 in a pocket spray for $95, a 50ml for $150 and the 100ml for $230.

Whilst Cooper Square will launch to honor the Cooper Union Schools with its art and architecture, it offers a unisex scent. A smooth yet spicy scent, it opens with top notes of cognac and juniper berry, followed by heart notes of lavender, myrrh, olibanum and patchouli. Ending the creation are notes of cashmere wood, musk, vetiver, ciste, labdanum and timber wood. It is one usable by both men and women and will neither be too feminine nor too masculine. Cooper Square is scheduled to launch in September 2010 in a 50ml for $150 and the 100ml for $230

Monday, August 16, 2010


This fall, Chantecaille adds to their collection of ‘wildlife protection’ with the Tiger in the Wild Collection. With this collection Chantecaille celebrates the protection of this majestic yet endangered species. The purchase of Tiger in the Wild Palette will assist ‘Traffic’, an organization that monitors for the illegal trade of the tigers body parts.

• Tiger in the Wild Palette:

includes Cream, Pewter and Indigo for eyes and sheer persimmon for cheeks (limited edition)

Lip Chic: Capucine & Anaïs

Brilliant Gloss: Classic

Le Stylo: Indigo

• Faux Cils Mascara: Viola

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Givenchy Blooming Collection for Fall 2010

Such a great line, but so hard to find. Right now I believe the only place you can get this fabulous line is at Sephora and This collection will feature five new shadow quads and several limited edition palettes. Keep an eye out for them around mid September.

Le Prisme Yeux Quatour

• Purple Show (71)

• Midnight (72)

• Pastel Model (73)

• Khaki Egerie (74)

• Blue Collection (75)

• Siena Silhouette (76)

Le Prisme Blush (Limited Edition)

• Blooming

Le Prisme Visage (Limited Edition)

• Blooming Pinks (1)

• Blooming Apricots (2)

Gloss Interdit (Limited Edition)

• Blooming Coral (26)

Rouge Interdit Shine (Limited Edition)

• Blooming Abricot (26)

Rouge Interdit (Limited Edition)

• Blooming Peach (48)

Pop Gloss Crystal (Limited Edition)

• Blooming Lilac (449)

Le Vernis (Limited Edition)

• Blooming Pink (171)