Archive of ‘Mascara’ category

Big Props To Rimmel London

Rimmel+London+Mascaras Big Props To Rimmel London
Big props to Rimmel London for creating two ab fab mascaras for under $8, and to my BFF Kristen for bringing this brand into my lifestyle.

A few weeks ago, Kristen called me to wax poetic about the fluttertastic virtues of Glam’Eyes Mascara. Like she promised, it delivered high octane lashes like you wouldn’t believe. This mascara ain’t for the faint of heart, and you wallflowers best save this tube for a night out. It gives the eye a sexy, dramatic look that is sure to set tongues wagging.

But I was most impressed by my impulse buy. CVS was offering a buy one, get one half off promotion…so I also tossed Lash Maxxx Mascara into my basket. This mascara magically multiplies my sparse lashes and gives them a glossy black coat, with zero clumps. The wand takes a little getting used to, as it applies the product with a comb comprised of ultra-fine bristles. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll marvel at how believably lush your lashes look. The fringe is so natural, you’ll forget that you aren’t genetically blessed.

Run your ass out and buy both of these mascaras – for the price of one department store tube!

Warm and Fuzzy Eyeshadow: Lise Watier Cachemires Bleu Quartet

Les+Cachemires+logo+RGB Warm and Fuzzy Eyeshadow: Lise Watier Cachemires Bleu Quartet
How many of you own an eye shadow quad with no clue about where and how to apply the colors? I can relate…I’m a beauty junkie, not a makeup artist. Which is why I am such a big fan of Lise Watier’s eye shadow palettes. Included with the kits are directions on how to achieve different looks, complete with color-coded diagrams.

This summer, I was all about the Eye Quartet in Mer. And now that the lazy days of summer have come to an end, I’m feeling kinda blue. In a good way.

Quatuors+Cachemires Warm and Fuzzy Eyeshadow: Lise Watier Cachemires Bleu QuartetFor fall, Lise Watier presents two seasonal colour quartets in soft, soothing shades – my favorite being Cachemires Bleu. This palette of (composed of a grey taupe, a sky blue, an anthracite blue and a luminous pale pink) is both subtle and refined, allowing infinite mix-and match possibilities. And it comes nestled in a pretty knitted pouch, accented with sequins!

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To create the look above, I used products from Lise Watier’s new collection, Les Cachemires:

Cachemires Bleu Eyeshadow Quartet
Eye Shine Metallic Eyeliner in Marine
Metal Liner in Marine

MAC Ungaro

UNGARO COL MAC UngaroLive from backstage at the Fall 2008 Collections, It-Boy designer, Esteban Cortazar, and MAC have come together to create a special colour collection as dreamy, refined, and, well, Parisienne as anything this side of the Avenue Georges V, exclusively ours! A limited edition for lips, cheeks, eyes…chez Ungaro, only for MAC.

“Our association with Ungaro is really exciting as we’ve supported Esteban for many years. He’s reflective of an attitude and movement for venerable fashion houses to reinvent their brands by employing new emerging talent, something that’s a core value of MAC,” explains Creative Director, James Gager.

The collaboration also represents the many personalities and aesthetics to which MAC makeup appeals. “MAC’s a high/low fashion brand,” continues Gager. “We follow equally couture and street culture, a sense of yin and yang is inherent to the brand and our customers – heavy-duty dramatic makeup alongside that which is girly, fresh and light. Following from our dramatic and outrageous collaboration with McQueen last year, we felt that Ungaro represented another side of MAC’s personality.”

UngaroLipstick MAC Ungaro
LIPSTICK
Pure Rose: Pastel pink with white pearl
Freckletone: Neutral yellow-toned beige
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

Ungaro cruisecontrol MAC Ungaro
LIPGLASS
Pastel Emotion: Pastel pink with white pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

U seethrough notsoshy MAC Ungaro
SEE-THRU LIP COLOR
Not So Shy!: Jewel-tone berry stain
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

Ungaro eyeshadow coral MAC Ungaro
EYE SHADOW
Soft Flower: Clean, mid-tone coral
Lilac Touch: Dirty mid-tone violet
Mineral Deep: cool brown
Phloof!: Frosted off-white (not shown)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

U creambase crushedrose MAC Ungaro
CREAM COLOUR BASE
Crushed Bougainvillea: Jewel-tone berry stain
Fresh Morning: Soft muted pastel pink
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50

UngaroPowderCompact 009 MAC Ungaro
BEAUTY POWDER
Flower Mist Dew Clean brightening pink
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

Technakohlauto de blue MAC Ungaro
TECHNAKOHL LINER
Auto-de-blu: Amethyst
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

LoudLash BoomBrown 006 MAC Ungaro
ZOOM LASH
Lofty Brown: Ultra-rich blackened cocoa brown
Suggested Retail Price: $12.00

BrowSet mink MAC Ungaro
BROW SET
Mink: Dirty brown
Suggested Retail Price: $13.50

Available
North America October 9, 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.
International October 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

Black Magic: Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara

chanel+exceptionnel+mascara Black Magic: Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara
Uh-oh, LashBlast…watch your back. Chanel is trying to steal me away from you.

chanel+ad Black Magic: Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl MascaraI’m on the Allure Experts Panel (and you can be, too). Membership has its privileges, because, every now and again, they send me samples of exciting new beauty products. This time, Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara showed up on my doorstep. And after using it, I was so in awe that I wanted to find the individuals responsible for bringing this mascara into my world – the folks at Allure…the geniuses at Chanel…the US Postal Service – and give them a big fat smooch.

Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara delivers dramatic volume, voluptuous curves and clump-free, smudge-proof separation. The mascara doesn’t market itself as possessing lengthening aptitude. So when Exceptionnel took my lashes up, up and away…well, I was blown away. It was seriously like, ‘Go Go Gadget Lashes!’

The mascara owes its off-the-charts performance to the innovative, six-sided wand. The SCULPTVOLUME brush consists of three rows of combs that curl and groom lashes from root to tip, while three rows of brushes pump up the volume. To apply, place the wand at the base of the lash and gently rotate up and outward. The technique takes no time to master, and you’re left with the most perfectly lush (and lengthened) lashes – that last all day.

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Me with bare lashes. Pathetic.

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My eye wearing Exceptionnel de Chanel. Damn, girl!

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Don’t ask why I’m slightly orange. I’m a beauty blogger…not a photographer.

Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara is available in four shades: Smoky Noir, Smoky Brun, Smoky Marine and Smoky Violine. One tube will set you back, $28 but it’s worth every penny. Besides…every woman needs a little Chanel in her life.

Get yours today at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Chanel.com.

This Mascara Makes Me Shed A Tear…A Few, Actually

smeared+mascara This Mascara Makes Me Shed A Tear...A Few, Actually

maybelline+colossal This Mascara Makes Me Shed A Tear...A Few, ActuallyFor the past couple of days, my Cover Girl LashBlast has been playing a particularly impressive game of hide-and-seek. I’ve looked everywhere and I can’t find her, so I’ve been using Maybelline’s The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara.

And while I really love the way it looks, by the end of the day, it starts to irritate my eyes…to the point where I’m forced to wash it off way before of my nightly face-cleansing ritual, because my eyes are stinging so bad.

I’m not usually sensitive to eye makeup products, so it can’t just be me.

Have any of you had this experience with The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara?

Diorshow Iconic Mascara: A New Nordstrom Exclusive

Diorshow+Iconic+Mascara Diorshow Iconic Mascara: A New Nordstrom ExclusiveNew from Dior and exclusively at Nordstrom: Diorshow Iconic Mascara

High-definition lash-curler mascara. Now, give your lashes fascinating, high-definition curves. The new fashion icon-inspired mascara and Dior’s couture tradition. The secret weapon behind the most alluring eye looks created backstage for Dior’s fashion shows and celebrity red carpet events. Imagine your lashes in high definition. Thicker, curvier, sexier than you’ve ever seen them before.

A revolutionary mascara with a revolutionary trademarked new Oblique™ Brush inspired by the oblique fabric cut—the better to create curves on curves—first introduced by designer Christian Dior and celebrated by John Galliano. As iconic as the models and movie stars who love it. Diorshow Iconic Mascara is the latest in Dior’s dazzling range of mascaras for every lash look in the book.

Available now in Norstrom stores and at nordstrom.com.

It’s Fresh, Exciting*: New Products From Fresh, Coming This Fall

fresh+fall+2008 Its Fresh, Exciting*: New Products From Fresh, Coming This Fall
This fall, Fresh will expand its fragrance portfolio with a new scent, Strawberry Flowers, created in celebration of Sephora’s 10th anniversary. The company is also expanding its bath and body, skin care and makeup offerings with a bevy of new beauty products.

Launching exclusively at Sephora in September, Strawberry Flowers Eau de Parfum is a fruity floral scent, designed specifically for a younger, Sephora customer. The fragrance, inspired by the scents of a typical spring morning, is composed of top notes of mandarin, yuzu and white peach, middle notes of mountain strawberries, freesia, orange blossom and osmanthus, and base notes of orris, musk and white woods.

Also in September, Fresh will debut the Fig Apricot body care collection, based on its top-selling Fig Apricot Eau de Parfum, which launched a decade ago. The collection will include a bath/shower gel and a body cream and will be sold at Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bluemercury.

Fresh’s fall color collection includes the Imperial Bedroom Face Palette, and a new Firebird Mascara. The palette’s cream-based colors include iridescent pearl and warm antique gold eye shades, an opalescent black eyeliner, a shimmer highlighter for the cheeks and a deep red gloss for the lips. Inspired by a Russian fairy tale and based on the company’s best-selling mascara, Fresh Supernova, Firebird is designed to thicken, lengthen and curl lashes. “Supernova gives your lashes a thick, dark and more defined look, whereas the soft lightweight fibers on the Firebird brush gives it a feathery and flirty feel,” said Alina Roytberg, Fresh’s co-founder and creative director.

Fresh+Twilight+Freshface+Glow Its Fresh, Exciting*: New Products From Fresh, Coming This FallFresh has also come out with Twilight Freshface Glow, a multifunctional illuminating cream. The primer is designed to be used as a highlighter along cheekbones, brow bones and décolletage. On the retail front, Fresh has plans to open several freestanding stores by the end of the year.

This month, the company will open a location in Century City, Calif., followed by another store in Dallas’ Northpark Center in October. The company is also looking to open a store in Philadelphia (oh please, please…with Sugar Lip Treatment on top!) along with additional stores in the Northeast.

Source: WWD

*In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a Kool and the Gang kick lately.

Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September

MAC+Cult+Cherry Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
The Cult of Cherry is luscious, dramatic, undeniably eroticized. Ripened lips, Spiced Hot Chocolate eyes or Illegal Purple nails, combine to seduce with a sweet-and-shock, way-to-go dark. Separates the bitter from the sweet. This drama just gets more delicious.

Cult+of+Cherry+Lipstick Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Lipstick
Crème Cerise: Sheer yellow taupe (lustre)
Lightly Ripe: Sheer mid-tone pink (lustre)
Russian Red: Intense bluish red (matte)
“O”: Intense purplish red with metallic gold (frost)
So Scarlet: Clean grape burgundy (amplified)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+Lipglass Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Lipglass
Cherry Blossom: Sheer light pink with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Rich & Ripe: Mid-tone pinkish red with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Cult of Cherry: Clean red with red pearl (frost)
Liqueur: Neutral brownish mauve with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Jampacked: Sheer grape with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+Mattene Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Mattene
Rapturous: Deep berry red (matte)
Kirsch: Blackened cranberry (matte)
Chock-ful: Blackened brown (matte)
Bing: Blackened eggplant (matte)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+Blush Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
PowderBlush
Blooming: Frosted deep dirty peach (frost)
Plum de Bois: Frosted deep pink bronze with gold pearl (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50 U.S.
Cult+of+Cherry+Nail+Lacquer Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Nail Lacquer
Silverstruck: Frosty greyed taupe with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Illegal Purple: Creamy blackened eggplant (cream)
Suggested Retail Price: $10.00 U.S.

Zoom+Lash+Mascara Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
ZoomLash
Zoom Black: Rich black
Suggested Retail Price: $11.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+ +Spiced+Chocolate+Eye+Quad Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Eyeshadow X4 – Spiced Chocolate Quad
Nanogold: Sheer yellow pink with pink pearl (frost)
Brash: Frosty reddish copper (vxp)
Spiced: Dirty deep reddish brown (matte)
Sweet Chestnut: Frosted cranberry (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+ +Tempting+Eye+Quad Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Eyeshadow X4 – Tempting Quad
Next to Nothing: Sheer yellow beige with pink pearl (frost)
Sharp: Frosty bright yellow gold (satin)
Dark Edge: Dirty chocolate brown (satin)
Tempting: Rich coco (lustre)
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+ +Shadowy+Lady+Eye+Quad Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Eyeshadow X4 – Shadowy Lady Quad
Light Fall: Dirty light pink (satin)
Smudge Violet: Frosty blackened lavender with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Deep Truth: Very dark blue (frost)
Shadowy Lady: Darkly veiled plum (matte)
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S.

Available:
September 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

New From MAC: Starflash

MAC+Starflash New From MAC: Starflash
Hollywood’s new Power Couple. Our 12 new limited-edition Starflash shadows, combined with Kohl Power Eye Pencil. Shades for a smooth, creamy, cushioned life. Provides the double-wattage impact that will take you to the new stylesphere!

Starflash Eye Shadow: A remarkably creamy jet-milled pressed Eye Shadow that provides a distinctive pearly finish. Provides smooth-as-silk application with no dust or fly-aways. Medium buildable coverage allows versatility in application. Use discreetly or build it up. Long-wearing. Lasts all day without creasing or fading. Blends effortlessly, stays colour-true. Limited edition.

Star By Night: Frosty midtone blue
Talent Pool: Frosty blue green with gold pearl
Smoke & Diamonds: Frosty dirty taupe
Top Hat: Frosty dirty indigo
Lotusland: Frosted pinky lavender with gold pearl
Sunset: Frosty clean midtone pink
Bold & Brazen: Frosty light copper
Grand Entrance: Frosty neutral pink beige
Glamour Check: Frosty reddish brown
Mink & Sable: Frosty olive green
Dreammaker: Frosty yellow gold
Go: Frosted bronze
Suggested retail: $14.50

Kohl Power Eye Pencil: A kohl pencil that has all the intensity and colour power of ultra-soft carbon. Specially formulated to provide deep, fully opaque coverage, provides an intense, smoked finish with duo-chrome pearl. Versatile in application: blend or smudge.

Orpheus: Intense black with gold pearl (frost)
Mystery: Rich black with green and teal pearl (frost)
Feline: Rich black (frost)
Raven: Intense black with red pearl (frost)

Suggested retail: $14.00

Plushlash: A mascara formulated to instantly plump up lashes for extreme voluptuous effect. Works fast. Builds volume smoothly and evenly from root to tip. Delivers a silky, flexible, full fan of lashes. Fluid formula lightly coats lashes one layer at a time without smearing, smudging or clumping. Goes on via an innovative, specially patented wand with a v-shaped groove that prunes the bristles on one side while leaving the other side full and lush. The short bristles coax the lashes upward to an extraordinarily sophisticated yet flirtatious curl, while the other side separates and combs the lashes root-to-tip creating a long, well-defined glamour lash. Volumizing, lengthening, curling, lifting. This mascara features everything you want, with all the top mascara no’s: no clumping, spiking, smudging or flaking.

Plushblack: Black

Suggested retail: $12.00

Now available at MAC counters and maccosmetics.com.

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