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Marc Jacobs for Sephora

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Discover Daisy Marc Jacobs for Sephora, a collection of six new sweet yet sophisted items that are sure to keep you smiling throughout the summer.

“This whimsical collection of bags, Brushes and train cases encompasses all that Daisy marc jacobs fragrance represents”, says Stacy baker, Sephora’s Beauty director. “An eclectic mix of vintage and modern designs make these pieces a must have for a summer abroad or a perfect weekend getaway.”

Checkout some of my favourite daisies that I picked especially for you…

LUXE VANITY CASE
A delight to the eyes, the vanity case features several compartments to store your beauty essentials. Covered in muted gold, the case opens to reveal a black satin interior that evokes retro glamour. Complete with a mirror and fold out tray, the Luxe Vanity Case is the perfect travel companion.


TREASURE BEAUTY CASE

A gorgeous hat box design, the treasure beauty case a generous compartment to dispaly or transport your favourite beauty products. A pillowy lid, complete with gold handle and daisy imprint, add a playful touch to this makeup table essential.

PRETTY POUCH TRIO
Three luxe gold pouches with daisies are joined by a daisy bracelet. Woth three sizes to chose from, each pouch opens to reveal a black satin interior covered in daisies.

CUSHY BRUSH SET
This set contains a powder brush, a blush brush, an eyeshadow brush, a slanted brow brush, and a smudge brush – housed in a daisy imprinted gold keepsake case with

I am in love with all of the pieces and their retro glamour. I will definitely be visiting my local Sephora this weekend.

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MAC FAFI

Monday, March 31st, 2008

When the MAC Fafi Collection was first launched I was not sure what or who a Fafi was! I now know better. Born and raised in Toulouse France, Fafi’s strong presence in the graffiti and fine arts scene was first witnessed on her hometown walls in 1994. She drew enormous attention and thus started to travel the world with thousands of ‘Fafinettes’ in her brushes and paint cans.

MAC worked exclusively with the Paris-based artist to create three distinct ‘Fafinette’ characters: Monoka, Ermine, and Eriko that embody the signature depictions of sexy, liberated girls that have earned Fafi a devout following in the street art world. When Jennifer Balbier, SVP Product Development for MAC Worldwide, was asked what the ultimate Fafinette face was, she responded: “The look is toned-down skin with heavier emphasis on eyes and a girly mouth. She’s colourful, but the texture is light.”

The Fafi collection is a hip spring colour collection filled with bold, empowering hues, unapologetically girly lip shades of pearly pinks and tangerine reds, iridescent powder, brown, blue and green Paint Pots and Quads, and whimsical cosmetic accessories.

Here is the collection:

IRIDESCENT PRESSED POWDER
Sassed-up: Soft coral pink with gold sparkle
Verve-acaious: Intense yellow gold with gold pearl
Belightful: Gilded peach bronze

POWDER BLUSH
Hipness: Intense coral with soft white pearl
Fashion Frenzy: Mid-tone blue pink

EYE SHADOW X 4
Fafi Eyes 1
Howzat: Deep grey with silver sparkle (satin)
Hey: Neutral tan with white pearl (veluxe pearl)
Pink Venus: Washed pink (lustre)
Vanilla: Soft pale-peachy-ivory flecked with shimmer (velvet)


Fafi Eyes 2
Bold as Gold: Yellow gold with gold pearl (lustre)
You’re Fresh: Pale green with silver sparkle (lustre)
Shockwave: Intense orange with silver sparkle (velvet)
Prankster: Muted dark blue (satin)

PAINT POT
Nice Vice: Dirty purple with purple pearl (frost)
Girl Friendly: Creamy grey pink (cream)
Layin’ Low: Creamy beige (cream)
Cash Flow: Green gold with gold pearl (frost)
Perky: Cream coral with white pearl (satin)
Rollickin’: Aqua blue green with white pearl (frost)

FLUIDLINE
Blacktrack: Solid flat black


EYE KOHL
Smolder: Intense black
Fascinating: Snake-eyes matte white



ZOOM LASH

Zoomblack: Rich black

LIPSTICK
Fun ‘n’ Sexy: Blue pink with blue pearl (glaze)
Not So Innocent: Sheer tan with pink and peach pearl (glaze)
Utterly Frivolous: Rosy coral with pink pearl (lustre)
High Top: Grey purple with blue pearl (glaze)
Flash-n-Dash: Intense tangerine red with pink pearl (glaze)
Strawbaby: Coral rose with rainbow pearl (lustre)

LIPGLASS
Cult Fave: Blue mid-tone pink with white pearl (frost)
Sugar Trance: Creamy soft pink with white and rainbow pearl (frost)
Squeeze It: Brassy plum (frost)
Totally It: Sheer bright pink with intense pink pearl (frost)

NAIL LACQUER
Girls Will Be Girls: Pink with coral pearl
Boom!: Rich eggplant with purple pearl

BRUSHES
210 Precise Eye Liner Firm, extra-fine tip brush for precision lining with emollient or water-based products. Replacement to old M·A·C 210 Eye Liner Brush.

129SH Powder/Blush (with decorated pouch) Soft natural fluffed dome Brush for application of powder products on cheeks and face. In a special decorated Fafi-themed pouch.

208 Angled Brow Brush Firm, angled tip Brush for precision application of brow and eye-lining product.

182 Buffer Brush Ultra-soft, large, rounded dome tip Brush for use with powder face and cheek product.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Raspberry

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Bobbi Brown’s Spring 2008 Pink Raspberry Collection is just that – Pink. It may seem a little bright when you first see the palette but once applied will provide all skin tones with a healthy and fresh glow.

“Raspberry is a brilliant way to wear color. It brings out the natural flush of pink on cheeks. There’s a shade of raspberry for every complexion—from pink to deep raspberry.” – Bobbi Brown

THE LOOK

Cheeks
Pink Raspberry Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks Extra Soothing Balm (patted on cheeks)

Lips
Blue Raspberry Lip Sheer

Eyes
Navajo Eye Shadow (all over lid), Fog Eye Shadow (lower lid and lash line), Black Everything Mascara

Pink Raspberry Face Palette
The season’s must-have palette features cool, neutral shadows and sheer, pink raspberry shades for lips and cheeks that are universally flattering for a range of complexions.

Palette includes: Navajo and Fog Eye Shadows; Pink Raspberry Blush; and Raspberry and Blue Raspberry Lip Sheers.

Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks
This award winning cream-based formula is great for both lips and cheeks. Blot on cheeks or lips for a sheer, stained finish.

This season check out Bobbi’s two new shades – Pink Raspberry (ideal for light to medium skin tones) and Raspberry (ideal for medium to dark skin tones).

Pink Popsicle Lip Gloss
It’s the perfect touch of clear colour for Spring.

Pink Raspberry Glitter Lip Gloss
Complements the Pink Raspberry Face Palette and features delicate flecks of glitter that reflect light to give lips a luscious look.


Lip Crayon

Add a touch of raspberry to your look with these chunky crayon-inspired lip pencils. Each pencil comes with a sharpener too – perfect.

Colours:
Pink Raspberry and Wild Raspberry

Black Raspberry Lip Sheer
If you prefer a tint rather than full colour that this is for you – a light, creamy formula that provides lips with a wash of see-through colour.

Pink Raspberry Mini Brush Set
This set features four of Bobbi’s most popular mini brushes — Blush, Eye Shadow, Eye Liner and Lip — in a soft zip-around case with pink raspberry interior.

Bring on Spring!

www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

Lancôme’s Holiday Offerings

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Lancôme has produced a stunning array of Holiday pieces that are definitely worth lusting for – I would suggestion that you check that you are on Mr. Claus’ ‘Nice’ list. You do not want to miss these finding their way under your tree or in your stocking.

I wanted to share with you some of my absolute favourite pieces from this season’s offerings:

Makeup Artist Shimmer Lip Set
I love, love this set. Lancôme Color Fever Gloss feels so divine on your lips and looks marvelous. My mother is trying to steel the Heatstroke gloss but I won’t let her!

Colours: Heatstroke, Up in Smoke, and Limited Edition Precious Light

Precious Carat Lip Gloss
Now that is what I call a rock! Made of Swarovski crystals, this ‘diamond’ features a transparent gloss with a bit of sparkle that can be worn alone or with lipstick for a jewel-like finish.

I just cannot bear to disrupt perfection of this jewel, so it sits on my dressing table looking oh-so-fabulous. I guess one day I will have to snap out of it and use it.

Holiday Face Brush Set
This top quality brush set includes foundation brush #2, a petite precision cheek brush #21, concealer brush #8 and powder brush #1.
With the perfect zip-up travel case, your brushes don’t have to stay home.

I had been wanting a new brush set because mine are ready for the bin – these are so what I needed.

Color Design Eye Palettes
Nothing says ‘Holiday’ more that a stunning makeup palette adorned with satin. The Color Design Eye Palettes are clad in either black or red quilted satin fabric, and hold six luxurious eye shadows. My favourite is the Topaz Kisses – those are definitely my colours.

Colour Combinations: Diamond Studs and Topaz Kisses (shown)

Exclusive La Collection D’or Gift Set
Features La Poudre Ultime D’Or Compact, filled with shimmering translucent pressed powder, luxuriously housed in a refillable, gold-plated, mirrored compact adorned with Swarovski crystals. Its perfect partner: a golden edition of Le Rouge Absolu Reshaping & Replenishing LipColour SPF 15 in fashion-hot Red Light. Both arrive inside a chic, black satin bag with diamond-pattern embossing and red satin lining.

I don’t have this but my how I wish I did. I would be pulling that fabulous compact out of my bag at every chance I had. So chic and stylish.

Do you have any favourites from the Lancôme Holiday Collection? What are they?

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