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Shu Uemura Primitribe

Infused with the prevailing spirit engendered by its founder that “modes have a right to break rules,” the premier beauty brand, named for its creator Mr. Shu Uemura, introduces “primitribe” (primitive+tribe), its 129th mode make-up collection.

Trained directly under Mr. Shu Uemura, international artistic director Kakuyasu Uchiide, continues to challenge the notions of the expected, taking us on an exploration that goes beyond the traditional borders of “seasonal makeup.”

With his creation of primitribe, Uchiide leads us to a land filled with a unique product mixture that brims with adventurous and vibrant colors, rich textures and elaborately adorned packaging.

For Eyes

Primal Color Stick ($30) – Cream to powder texture glides on easily to create smoky shadows or add shimmering radiance. Unique diagonally cut tip achieves maximum decoration. Available in four limited-edition shades: Blazed Gold, Misty Grove, Rich Earth and Night Maroon

Painting Liner ($40) – Ultra smooth-glide gel-type eyeliner in colors inspired by gems from the wild’s of nature. Decorate your eye line with lucent accents or blend in varying degrees. Match with color stick for a treasure trove of impact. Available in two limited-edition shades: Citrine and Turquoise

Primal Mix Eyelashes ($25) – Long lashes in natural dark colors become amulets for the eyes. Interspersed with flashes of blue, pink, light green and yellow color. Cut into any desired width and apply on top or bottom lashes to enjoy various accents on eyes.

For Face

Primal Mix Blush ($24) – Duo-color blush mixes a fresh tone with a soft terracotta tone to create a perfect harmony to add a healthy, warm and natural glow to skin. Available in three limited-edition shades: Rhythm, Soul and Echo
For Lips

Rouge Unlimited Lipstick ($23) – An inviting selection of shades inspired by wild fruits at different stages of ripening. Muted colors complement a healthy skin tone. Natural dewy sheer finish. Two new shades!

For Nails

Nail Enamel Supplement Mineral ($16) – An exquisite face is complemented by nails adorned with a caravan of vibrant colors caressed by the sun. Two new shades!

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Lip Gloss: Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick

I haven’t worn lip gloss in almost three weeks. This is huge news for a lip gloss junkie like me…and probably a new record.

If you’re a gloss loyalist who rarely breaks out anything in the stick variety, I’ve found a product that might just change your tune. For almost a month, I’ve had Clinique Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick on lockdown. It’s a sheer lipstick with gloss-like tendencies that “drenches lips in moist, lush color that glides on buttery-soft, and feels luxuriously smooth.”

I’m partial to Raspberry Rush, which is described as raspberry with a hint of gold pearl. Paired with a few swipes of black mascara, it lends my face an easy yet polished look.

Clinique recently enlisted the help of a dentist to identify lipstick shades that instantly make your teeth look less mother of pearl and more pearly white…and Raspberry Rush is one of them. These shades are proven to make teeth look at least one shade brighter – it was confirmed using a dental color guide. The Clinique brightening lipstick shades include:

*High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 in After Party, Go Fig, Peach Pop and Red-y To Wear

*Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick in Cranberry Cream, Pink-a-Boo and Raspberry Rush

*Different Lipstick in Ice Bloom, Raspberry Glace and Shy

*Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick in Twilight Nude

I’ve found my perfect shade. Find yours at

Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 Collection: Greige

The new fall dress code for Giorgio Armani is “Greige.” Subtle but distinct tones accentuate a deep smoky eye contrasted with a fresh, luminous complexion and a muted, but intense lip color.

Manta Ray Eye Duo Palettes, $38
The star product of the season is the eye duo palette, which is dressed with an exotic Manta Ray pattern. Inspired by the precious and luxurious materials used in Giorgio Armani fashion accessories, the palettes offer a beautiful selection of color harmonies inspired by nature. The collection features subtle hues that offer a new take on the timeless color “Greige,” create by Giorgio Armani. The rich filtered eye tones, presented in a matte Greige compact, give depth and mystery to the eyes with subtle contours and highlights.

n° 1 – charcoal and Greige: the ultimate eye shadow combination for this season’s smoky eye
n° 2 – deep ocean blue and intense ocean green
n° 3 – pale lilac grey and luminous fuchsia
n° 4 – light blue stone and sandy beige
n° 5 – shimmering lilac pearl and pale green pearl

Liquid Silk Eye Liner n° 1 and n° 2, $30
Armani Liquid Silk Eye Liners in matte charcoal grey or midnight metallic blue contrast the softer Greige tones with a smooth high precision stroke. The formula, which contains microdispersed waxes and micro-fil™ polymer, boosts the deep intense color and ensures a long-lasting, quick-drying application.

Armani Silk Lipstick n°92, $25
This season’s must-have Armani lipstick accentuates the natural lip color, keeping the focus on the eyes. The grey-blue tones in this soft plum lipstick add intensity to the lip without giving a dark contrast, the new alternative to beige. The Armani Silk lipstick formula dresses the lips with a hydrating and silky veil. Specific oils allow the shade to reveal intense and radiant color, resulting in a luminous blush on the lips.

The “Greige” Eye Look by Linda Cantello: “Eye shadow is about shading. Rather than adding shadows, these muted tones contour and define, accentuating the eye and the pupil; the focus is actually on the eye itself. My favorite is the Greige and charcoal duo shade palette, but the pale lilac grey and fuchsia offer a really beautiful pop of color.”

Application Tips:
* Use the Greige shade to contour the eye by sweeping the shadow along the crease of the eye. Follow by sweeping the shade under the lower lash line and over the upper lash line. Use charcoal to add intensity.

* A second option is to sweep the charcoal shadow over the whole lid and use the Greige to blend. For added intensity, apply midnight blue eyeliner along the upper lid lash line.

The Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 Collection is available for a limited time online at and at selected fine department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.

YSL Fall 2009

YSL Fall 2009 Beauty Collection: Inspired by the YSL Fall RTW Fashion collection of exquisite tailoring with sumptuous textures, a flawless complexion is offset by magnetic pearl grey eyes and intense plum lips.

* Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation
* Touche Éclat Radiant Touch in Luminous Radiance
* Palette Y Collector Palette for the Complexion (limited edition)
* Crème de Blush Cream Blush in Powdery Rose (limited edition)

* Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in Midnight
* Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara in Sublime Grey

* Rouge Volupté Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in Exquisite Plum

* La Laque Long Lasting Nail Lacquer in Stormy Grey

Lisa Hoffman Giveaway Winners!

Congrats to the winners of the Lisa Hoffman giveaway: Mary DeBorde, Laura DeLuca, Hesper Fry and Sheelah Jamieson.

These readers will receive Lisa’s Spa Facial Lip Polisher, which contains a slew of nourishing, moisturizing and exfoliating ingredients for a softer and smoother pout!

Thanks to all who entered. And many thanks to Lisa Hoffman for generously sponsoring this contest and polishing some deserving puckers.

Get ready for your next chance to get spoiled pretty. A new giveaway is just around the corner…

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