Fashion phenom Christian Siriano makes his beauty debut with a limited edition makeup collection for Victoria’s Secret. The line, inspired by his Fall 2009 collection, includes: a black kajal eyeliner ($12), a bronzer/highlighter trio ($16), three neutral lipglosses ($12), five eye shadows ($12), a face brush ($18) and ruffled cosmetic bag ($12).
For the first time in Project Runway history, eight former fan favorites and Project Runway superstars are returning to the catwalk to compete against one another in the two-hour special, Project Runway: All-Star Challenge. The spirited competition premieres Thursday, August 20, at 8PM ET/PT and will be followed by the highly anticipated premiere of the sixth season of Project Runway at 10PM ET/PT and the debut of the all-new companion series, Models of the Runway, at 11PM ET/PT.
At stake for the designers are not only the ultimate bragging rights, but also a $100,000 cash prize. Will the designers be up to the challenge of returning to the workroom, working under the “Gunn” (as in Tim Gunn) to create a successful fashion line? Are they ready to, once again, face the critiques of Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, as they showcase their creations?
The designers competing in Project Runway: All-Star Challenge are:
Daniel Vosovic, Season 2 Santino Rice, Season 2 Jeffrey Sebelia, Season 3 Uli Herzner, Season 3 Mychael Knight, Season 3 Chris March, Season 4 Sweet P, Season 4 Korto Momolu, Season 5
I’m rooting for Mychael (my favorite PR alumnus) to redeem himself and take it all. Who will you be cheering for?
Introducing the Romantic Collection for Fall 2009 and the Golden Beams Collection for Holiday 2009: two new collections showcasing new colors, new attitude and new direction. Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana’s gravitation toward surrealism, each palette embraces a bold insouciance and a sexy spontaneity that challenges the archetypal face of beauty with the revolutionary Dolce & Gabbana aesthetic.
The Romantic Collection, Fall 2009 Legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath collaborates closely with Dolce & Gabbana to create the beauty look with select Make Up classics paired with brilliant new shades. Explicit and ethereal pinks are imbued with light; deep neutrals are refined and distinctive. The look lends an air of romance and a sense of intimacy with lucid washes of pure colour and sensuality. A truly feminine aura that’s both suggestive and assertive; the look is exuberant with weightless layering of tone against tone pinks, that coalesce in a seamless elegance that is at once fresh and cool. Moist, voluptuous lips beckon and seduce – soft-sculpted and defined with Soft, a new shade of the classic lipstick and the lipliner. The same hue adds sophistication to nails, through the new Soft shade of the nail lacquer. Eyes are delicate, yet smoldering with the eyeshadow duo in Rose, enhanced with the mascara in Black. Cheeks appear lightly flushed with the blush in new Delight.
The Romantic Collection is intimate yet ephemeral with a glaze of pinks dissolving into a rush of strong femininity “The Rose palette brings the collection to a new level; Dolce & Gabbana wanted to take risks with color, texture, mood – and at the same time capture the essence of each element,” says Pat McGrath. “While the focus is on the eyes – very sexy, very daring – the soft voluptuous lips add an intensity that’s erotic. The rose look is very romantic, almost ethereal – yet very sophisticated.”
Classic Cream Lipstick in Soft 65 ($30) Shine Lipstick in Naked 60 ($30) Shine Lipstick in Drama 90 ($30) Precision Lipliner in Soft 6 ($30) Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Baby 75 ($29) Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Rose 90 ($36) Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Dazzling 160 ($59) Volumized Lashes in Black 1 ($28) Crayon Intense in Platinum 6 ($29) Luminous Cheek Colour in Delight 35 ($44) Perfect Finish Powder Foundation in Creamy 80 ($59) Intense Nail Lacquer in Soft 205 ($20) Intense Nail Laquer in Pink 100 ($20)
Dolce & Gabbana The Romantic Collection will be on counter September 2009 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saks.com.
The Golden Beams Collection, Holiday 2009 The Golden Beams Collection for Holiday 2009 captures the precious singularity of golden tones with a rare depth and an unexpected eroticism, celebrating three ultra femme variations on golden translucence, anchored by the drama and depth of surreal fantasy. Dolce & Gabbana use captivating contrasts to take beauty to a new level of decadence.
A seductive shimmer informs a play of matte neutrals and golds to create a complete face of beauty for the Holiday season that is polished and luxurious. The look showcases precious yellow, white and rose gold shades to create provocative, atonal precision.
The eyes are intense, illuminated with a warmth that appears to glow from within. A play of fine metallics lends an ephemeral shimmer and shine to a rich warm patina of matte brown with the new eyeshadow quad in Gold. Featuring the 3 golds gleam, the look is underscored by the mascara in Black while the eyeliner in Gold adds depth and definition. Cheeks are suffused with soft light with a new shade of the blush in Caramel. Bold red lips in Sparkling, a new shade of the shine lipstick, mirror the luminosity of the eyes with a creamy intensity. The nail laquer in Royal add a subtle sexy finish. “Golden Beams is full of drama, but it’s a discreet drama,” says Pat McGrath. “The play of opposites-the brown and golds, the matte and shine – is so key; the look is quite daring and evocative-yet also very ladylike, polished and elegant.”
Classic Cream Lipstick in Fire 235 ($30) Shine Lipstick in Sparkling 65 ($30) Shine Lipstick in Gold 70 ($30) Precision Lipliner in Fire 5 ($30) Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Magic 145 ($29) Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Golds 125 ($59) Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Gold 130 ($36) Volumized Lashes in Black 1 ($28) Crayon Intense in Gold 3 ($29) Luminous Cheek Colour in Caramel 25 ($44) Glow Bronzing Powder in Natural 10 ($47) Intense Nail Lacquer in Fire 125 ($20) Intense Nail Lacquer in Royal 165 ($20)
Dolce & Gabbana The Romantic Collection will be on counter October 2009 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saks.com.
I might be showing my age with this question…but can I ask, whatever happened to Ultima II? Back in the day, that shiz was my jam. Ultima II was one of my first forays into prestige makeup and I was obsessed. I had this one brown matte lipstick (hey, it was the mid-nineties) that I wore down to a nub. And don’t get me started on their Glowtion Skin Brightening Moisturizer.
And when the line popped up at my local CVS, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Then it died.
A recent Google search turned up a ton of online retailers still hocking Ultima II cosmetics…which leaves me wondering if Revlon is still secretly producing these products, or if the online stores are selling old stock.