Thursday, January 31, 2013

Illamasqua I'mperfection Collection Photos and Product Information



The world isn’t perfect. But who wants to be perfect anyway? I’mperfection is an open invitation to stand up and show the world what makes you perfectly, imperfect. We want you to highlight the features other brands encourage you to cover up and celebrate your imperfections like badges of honour. So show off your freckles. Make beauty spots more beautiful. Shine a light on your birthmarks. And be proud of your scars. Because life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about celebrating who you really are.


“Within the Word imperfection you ’ll find im perfection; sometimes the soul of the world is staring you in the face. It is our so called flaws that make us unique .  The beauty is in our differences, our imperfection is our beauty.”
Alex Box -creative director
“I'mperfection is definitive unique beauty.  It evokes raw emotion, it celebrates differentiation. Without differentiation We are all subject to become perfected beauty clones led by our own vanity”
David Horne – director new product development
“If there wasn’t any ridiculous etiquette i think that a good number of so called weeds could win the most beautiful flower contest hands down”
Julian Kynaston – illamasqua founder

Illamasqua's I’mperfection is available from 31st January 2013.

NEW COLLECTION
Limited Edition
New Product

Speckled Nail Varnish -£14.50
Inspired by the fragility and beauty of irregular markings A specific cut shape to define and elongate the cheekbones, upon bird eggs, for Spring we introduce a new, limited edition slimming & sculpting the face. speckled finish to our award-winning Nail Varnish formula.

Freckle – Speckled soft neutral
Mottle – Speckled soft green
Fragile - Speckled soft blue
Speckle - Speckled soft lilac
Scarce - Speckled soft pink

Blush up Brush -£28.50
A specific cut shape to define and elongate the cheekbones, slimming and sculpting the face.


LipStick -£16.00
Highly pigmented, long-lasting matte colour

Immodest- Vivid pink

Intense Lipgloss -£14.00
Long-lasting lipgloss with all the colour of a lipstick, but in the high-shine finish of a gloss.

Shoot - Leaf Green

Powder Blusher duo -£26.00
Each Powder Blusher Duo contains two colour-intense Powder Blusher shades. Use each shade alone or together to brighten, enhance and contour; each duo is presented in a high-gloss portable compact with inner mirror.

Katie & Ambition – Soft Candy Pink / Neutral Shimmer
Lover & Hussy – Soft Apricot / Candy Pink
Beg & Bronzerella – Dusky Rose / Copper Bronze

Precision Ink -£17.00
Precision Ink’s fine tip allows for defined application. Long-lasting and waterproof it’s perfect for use anywhere on the face and body to bring out your bold side. You can even use it as a nail art pen; simply seal with Illamasqua Top Coat.

Abyss -Gloss Black



Video Post: NARS Spring 2013: Seduction Blush, Setting Powder and Mad Mad World Duo Swatches, Review

NARS Seduction Blush, NARS Mad, Mad World eye shadow duo



NARS Light-Reflecting Setting Powder


NARS Mad, Mad World Eye Shadow Duo

NARS Seduction blush

NARS Light-Reflecting Setting Powder



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See review video below:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Join Leslie Blodgett of bareMinerals and Jonathan Adler for the Launch of Their Collaboration



Award-winning bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is getting all decked out in the enthusiastic design of renowned potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler with the launch of our new limited-edition Jonathan Adler for bareMinerals collection, in stores January 31st. This collection includes our limited-edition luxury sized foundation, Handy Buki Brush and signature collectible box—all exclusively designed by Jonathan Adler for bareMinerals.

For my readers in the San Francisco and New York areas, come and join Leslie Blodgett and Jonathan Adler on February 7th and 12th as they celebrate the creative collaboration of their two iconic brands for cocktails, music and complimentary mini make-unders (full details below). There will be an exclusive Q&A with Leslie and Jonathan and the first 25 guests at each event will also receive a special gift from bareMinerals.

EVENT DETAILS:

SAN FRANCISCO EVENT:

When: Thursday, February 7th
Time: 6 to 8pm (with an exclusive Q & A at 6:30pm with Leslie and Jonathan)
Where: Jonathan Adler SF
2133 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
RSVP: SFevent@bareMinerals.com

SOHO EVENT:
When: Tuesday, February 12th
Time: 6 to 8pm (with an exclusive Q & A at 6:30pm with Leslie and Jonathan)
Where: Jonathan Adler SoHo
47 Greene Street
New York, NY 10013
RSVP: SoHoEvent@bareMinerals.com

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

7 Beauty Products to Retire in 2013

Out with the old and in with the new! See which beauty products should get the heave-ho right now

7 Beauty Products to Retire in 2013
This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup article
The first month of the year is about a fresh start: new resolutions, a new look, and a new attitude. There's no reason this mentality shouldn't also apply to your makeup bag. If you're still hoarding gunky mascaras and leaking foundations, it's definitely time to overhaul your beauty products and make room for better things to come. From the unhygienic to the uncool, read on to see what you should toss before spring arrives.

Estee Lauder Valentine's Day Offerings




NARS Spring 2013 Gifting Palettes & 413 BLKR The Multiple

NARS Spring 2013 Gifting


NARS SPRING 2013 GIFTING
‘AND GOD CREATED THE WOMAN’ EYE KIT

NARS debuts a limited edition palette of six shimmering shadows for captivating, compelling eyes. Created exclusively for Sephora, this sleek set also includes a travel sized Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base and No 3 Eye Shader Brush.

Named for “Et Dieu… créa la femme,” the classic 1956 French film that made Brigitte Bardot an overnight sensation, the six-well palette helps beauty lovers achieve the look of the season with a must-have neutral shade range based on Sephora’s top-selling browns and taupes.

PALETTE INCLUDES:

ALHAMBRA DUO EYESHADOW:
(right side)
Metallic rose mist

BELLISSIMA DUO EYESHADOW:
(right side)
Matte grey brown

KALAHARI DUO EYESHADOW:
(left side)
Gold Confection

GALAPAGOS SINGLE EYSHADOW:
Bitter chocolate infused with gold

COCONUT GROVE SINGLE EYESHADOW:
Deep taupe brown infused with gold

NIGHT CLUBBING SINGLE EYESHADOW:
Black with gold pearl

PRICE: $59
AVAILABILITY: February 1, 2013 at Sephora and on sephora.com

NARS Spring 2013 Gifting

NARS SPRING 2013 GIFTING
‘THE HAPPENING’ EYE & CHEEK PALETTE

For Spring 2013, NARS debuts a new limited edition palette, based on top-selling, universally flattering, must have shades of the season. Elevate any look with four evocative eyeshadows, paired with the brand’s iconic Orgasm Blush and Laguna Bronzer for cheeks – all in one sleek, go-anywhere compact.

SHADES INCLUDE:

NIGHT STAR SINGLE EYESHADOW: Sheer peach with gold pearl

GSTAAD EYESHADOW: Shimmering taupe (New/Limited Edition)

KUALA LUMPUR DUO EYESHADOW (right side): Boysenberry infused with gold

COCONUT GROVE SINGLE EYESHADOW: Deep taupe brown infused with gold

ORGASM BLUSH: Peachy pink with gold shimmer

LAGUNA BRONZER: Diffused brown with golden shimmer

PRICE: $65
AVAILABILITY: February 1, 2013 at department/specialty stores and on narscosmetics.com


NARS Multiple

NARS 413 BLKR “THE MULTIPLE”
DOWNTOWN. BOLD. TIMELESS.

Introducing an exciting addition to the NARS 413 BLKR Collection: the Multiple – the iconic innovation for eyes, cheeks, and lips from NARS Founder and Creative Director Francois Nars.

A rich burgundy, the NARS 413 BLKR Multiple is the perfect multi-purpose beauty stick. Its unique creamy formula and sheer color blend effortlessly to create beautiful accents, contours, or dynamic highlights on all skin tones.

Named for the brand’s first flagship address in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, the NARS 413 BLKR Collection was created especially for NARS boutiques. With a second flagship location recently opened in Los Angeles, NARS is pleased to feature the collection at both boutiques, as well as on narscosmetics.com.

THE MULTIPLE:
Burgundy, $39

AVAILABILITY:
narscosmetics.com and NARS flagship boutiques:

OPI Euro Centrale Collection Product Information

Spring’s Top Nail Hues!

OPI Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann Selects Favorite Trends in Nail Color

Euro Centrale by OPI offers 12 new nail lacquers in a collection where classic hues meet contemporary shades. From this Spring/Summer 2013 launch, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann shares her top three trendsetting selections – OPI…Eurso Euro, You’re Such a BudaPest and Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN!
“This season, I’ve selected three very different, equally beautiful shades,” explains Weiss-Fischmann. “A wide spectrum of blues will be seen throughout fashion, beauty and home décor. OPI…Eurso Euro is a deep blue hue that adds rich, contrasting color to spring’s warm and bright prints.
“Purple was hot for fall, and it continues to be a must-have shade for spring. The deep, jewel-toned amethyst look has been updated with a pastel finish like the unique periwinkle hue You’re Such a BudaPest. To go along with these dark and light shades, I recommend a strong pop of bright lacquer, such as Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN! This vibrant color will complement all skin tones and transition nails from cool winter months to warmer weather.”

OPI…Eurso Euro, You’re Such a BudaPest and Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN! contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.
Euro Centrale by OPI will be available February 6, 2013, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.


Classic meets contemporary with Euro Centrale by OPI for Spring/Summer 2013. Celebrating a region where history meets modern design, the collection’s twelve new nail lacquers offer a mixture of glamorous metallic hues; playful bright shades in periwinkle, aqua and pink; and creamy blues in indigo, midnight and aubergine.

“Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania make up an exciting new fashion hotspot,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “When visiting these countries, you’ll view Gothic churches alongside vibrant graffiti murals, blending two very different aesthetics. This fusion of old and new was also seen in runway looks during New York Fashion Week, where classic styles were reinvented with modern silhouettes and patterns.

“Euro Centrale boasts a wide variety of shades, ranging from pale nude to deep blue – and featuring everything from shimmering copper to aqua in between!,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “Whether you’re looking to spice up a black and white print, or add neutrality to a vivid brocade, these lacquers are designed to accessorize spring’s hottest looks.”

Euro Centrale by OPI includes the following shades:



Vant to Bite My Neck?
You know you want to...wear this deep eggplant.



I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw
Be seen in this deep midnight blue.


My Vampire is Buff
Creamy, pale and nude...just how I like my vampires.


Polka.com
Blue and violet are dancing partners in this glittery combo.



Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN!
Thank goodness there are zero calories in this warm and yummy pink!



OPI…Eurso Euro
This deep blue cream is very continental.



You’re Such a BudaPest
If I let you borrow this periwinkle-purple, will you go away?


Can’t Find My Czechbook
I hope you take credit, because I must have this aqua!



Hands Off My Kielbasa!
Get your own...this bronzy tan is all mine!



My Paprika is Hotter than Yours!
Get the extinguisher...this fiery red is sizzling!



OY–Another Polish Joke!
So this shimmery-gold walks into a bar...




A Woman’s Prague-ative
I’m changing this shimmery copper for...never mind!


Euro Centrale Collection nail lacquer shades contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.
Euro Centrale by OPI will be available February 6, 2013, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


Monday, January 28, 2013

China Glaze Tranzitions (2-in-1 Nail Polish) Swatches, Review

Have you ever wished for a two-in-one nail polish - a nail lacquer that has two shades in one bottle?  I think the China Glaze powers-that-be heard many a nail polish junkie's wish and developed a collection of nail lacquers that has two different shades in each bottle - a shade on its own and an altogether different shade after applying topcoat.  This collection is called Tranzitions.

Tranzitions creates a deeper shade of the same nail lacquer color when topcoat is applied over it.  Every nail polish becomes shinier when topcoat is applied, but this nail polish becomes a deeper version of its color without topcoat.

Here are my swatches and thoughts on the China Glaze Tranzitions collection:

China Glaze Tranzitions 
China Glaze Split Perso-Nail-ity

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The 7 Easiest At-Home Beauty Gadgets

You don't have to be tech-savvy to enjoy the latest breakthroughs in beauty. We've rounded up tools so easy to use, a caveman could master 'em

The 7 Easiest At-Home Beauty Gadgets
This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup article
We live in a world where a new and improved (read: more complicated) product is released every month, and the gadgets in the grooming department are no exception. Many at-home beauty gadgets look intimidating -- especially if you're not a tech-savy. But that doesn't mean you have to miss out. We've rounded up the best beauty gadgets of 2013 that even the most tech-challenged among us can easily master. So, skip the pricey spa appointments and invest in one of these innovations.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Video Post: Maybelline Color Whisper, Vivids and L'Oreal Wet Shine Stain Swatches, Review











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Friday, January 25, 2013

MAC Pressed Pigment Swatches, Review

MAC Pressed Pigments from top, clockwise: Enlightening, Flickr, Deeply Dashing, Day Gleam, Angelic
MAC Pressed pigments in Day Gleam, Deeply Dashing
MAC Pressed Pigments in Enlightening, Flicker

MAC Pressed Pigments in (top to bottom) Enlightening, Angelic, Day Gleam

MAC Enlightening Pressed Pigment
MAC Flicker Pressed Pigment
MAC Deeply Dashing pressed pigment
MAC Angelic Pressed Pigment


MAC Day Gleam Pressed Pigment