Saturday, January 30, 2010
Group Product Pictures
Swatches of Creme Blushes ( Perfect For Layering Over Powder Blushes For A long Lasting Look)
Joie-De-Vivre and Optimistic Orange
Swatches of Paint Pots ( Layer under eyeshadows to help your shadows stay longer)
Rubenesque and Fresco Rose
Swatches of Lipgelees ( Look like dazzleglasses X 10 for sparkling lips)
Shift To Pink and Lush & Bright
Swatch of Pearlmatte
Alone Swirled Together
Swatch of Nail Polish Coconut Ice
The very latest in a series of famous M∙A∙Collaborations, it was only a matter of time before the demure-to-daring kaleidoscopic prints of Liberty of London coloured our world with Brit wit and bohemian chic. From the unstudied, Sienna Miller style of Spitalfields Market to the grit-and-glamour of Portobello Road, the swinging London girl has always been an unstoppable M·A·C makeup force! Spring 2010 insists on the ultimate flower fusion, with M∙A∙C joining forces with Liberty, creating cool Britannia compacts and Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Powder, Blush, Nail Lacquers and, of course – blushing, bountiful, quite British accessories.
- Shell pearl - Pale peach with gold pearl
- Summer Rose - Soft violet pink with pearl
- Give me liberty of London - Flat creamy pink (matte)
- Free to be - Creamy true coral (matte)
- Dame’s desire - Frosty mid-tone reddish purple (frost)
- Birds & Berries - Frosted dark green blue (veluxe pearl)
- Bough grey - Mid-tone blueish grey (satin)
- Ever hip - Creamy light coral (cremesheen)
- Peachstock - Neutral peach (satin)
- Petals & Peacocks - Creamy bright magenta pink (amplified)
- Blooming lovely - Creamy greyed lilac mauve (amplified)
- Frankly fresh - Neutral pink beige with soft pearl
- Perennial high style - Creamy bright pink coral
- English accents - Creamy midtone blue pink
- A different groove - Deep purple brown with pearl
- Prim & proper - Neutral nude
- Dirty Plum - Sheer Dark Plum (Pro)
- Vestral white - Creamy white (cream)
- Blue India - Dark green blue with pearl (cream)
- Liberty of london makeup bag/small – MAC stores & online only - $ 22,00
A limited-edition laminated makeup bag decorated with an exclusively created flower and bird pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Zip closure boasts a fabulously outsize floral pull. Measures 8″ x 2.75″ x 3.5″.
- Liberty of london makeup bag/medium – MAC stores & online only - $ 25,00
A limited-edition laminated makeup bag decorated with an exclusively created flower and bird pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Zip closure boasts a fabulously outsize floral pull. Measures 8″ x 2.75″ x 5″.
- Liberty of london scarf – MAC stores & online only - $ 95,00
A limited-edition scarf designed with an exclusively created floral pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Rows of coral, orange, yellow and blue flowers form a repeating pattern on a white background. The fabric is a soft wool/viscose blend. Made in Italy. Measures 27″ x 82″.
Lips and cheeks get the pretty young thing treatment…Cremesheen Glass makes a comeback for Spring 2010. Introducing six new très jolie shades and three bring-back essentials, because the world wants more of this creamy, high-flying gloss formula that provides sheer, Just Superb colour with a touch of sex-o-shine!
To accentuate them, a combination of six Lip Pencils ranging from neutral to pinks and browns, to delight and define. And here’s a lovely thought: six new Mineralize Blush Duos are also making a limited appearance. Inspired by the original, they provide a gossamer sheer and lightweight application…all Too Fabulous.
Cremesheen glass (all will be permanent)
- Just superb - Dirt neutral pink
- Loud & lovely - Blue pink
- Richer, Lusher - Peach coral
- Double dare - Coral red
- Deelight - Mid-tone neutral
- Over indulgence - Neutral brown
- Fashion scoop - Clear pink (repromote)
- Partial to pink - Light peach pink (repromote)
- Boy bait - Light nude (repromote)
- Boldy bare - Dirt red brown (LE)
- Mouth off - Deep peach coral (LE)
- Trimmed in pink - Bright blue pink (LE)
- In Synch - Bright yellow pink (LE)
- Naked liner - Light neutral (LE)
- Chestnut - Intense brown
* Hot Date Creme brulee, shimmering chestnut, champagne, shimmering azure, mint, and warm taupe
* Kiss ‘n Tell Ballet pink, hot pink, icy white, deep violet, charcoal, and peony
Fusion Soft Lights
* Baked Starlight White gold, bright pink, warm bronze, rosy pink, and ballet pink
* Berry Hot
* Pink Sugar
Liquid Liner Pen
An ultra-fine liquid eyeliner pen that can take you from sweet and sassy to ultra-seductive in just one sweep.
Swatches of Lipglosses Liqueur and Naked Frost Plus Swatches of Lipsticks 5N, Empowered, and Myself.
Swatches of Eyeshadows All Races, Cross-Cultural, Banshee, Showstopper.
Some brands are still trying to tell us how they'd like their product publicised by us and recommended to readers by us, thank you very much. Pointless to invite on-line writers to a launch in November and insist it can't be spoken about until February 2010. So, hope you'll all love the new Vaseline body cream when you read about it next year. Of course, it's already all over the internet having launched in the states so I'd say its an ill-conceived embargo in the first place?
Thursday, January 21, 2010
There are some really beautiful colours in this brand new nail polish line by American Apparel. Simply called NailLacquer, the range has 18 shades - look out for on trend Factory Grey and ivy green Hunter. At $6 a bottle, they're affordable, and remind me of ButterLONDON's eclectic mix of architectural and bright shades.
There's a real pastel theme emerging for next year's nails, sparked in no small part by Chanel's creamy fondant green Jade polish this autumn. Two new shades from Revlon launching in March have caught my eye, Lilac Pastille and Minted - both must-haves for holiday nails (because I feel they need a bit of a tan to wear well and not strip colour from hands). I'm quite keen to try them with black moons or tips too - especially the lilac - for statement nails. Watch out too for some stunning shades coming from Marks & Spencer (yes, really!), including another washed mint version, and the brightest of yellows.
MAC Give Me Liberty Lipstick Ever Hip
MAC Give Me Liberty Nail Lacquer Blue India
MAC Give Me Liberty Lipglass Perennial High Style
MAC Give Me Liberty Beauty Powder Summer Rose Soft Violet Pink With Pearl
MAC Give Me Liberty Desire Frosty
Wow! MAC's April launch of their Liberty inspired range, Give Me Liberty is absolutely stunning. I am smitten, smitten, smitten. MAC's homage to the iconic London store is personally the best collection I've seen for years. When it does hit the counters (ironically not in Liberty because there is no MAC counter), I'm predicting a waayyy long queue. Give Me Liberty will also be available online.
Queen of blingy jewellery, Tarina Tarantino used to be a make up artist, so it comes as no surprise that she has returned to her roots and developed a make up range that launches exclusively at Sephora in February. Known for her love of pink (check out that hair!), Tarina's range is a sparkly reflection of her jewels - quirky, cute and utterly desirable.
Gladly back on track after years in the no-samples-or-return-of-phone-calls freelance wilderness with the YSL press office (even the Top Secrets range passed me by completely), I've now got my hands on a few bits to ease back into the brand. Firstly, Gloss Volupte, £20, a gloss to beat all glosses. It's got enough depth of colour to act like a lipstick but with a true gloss sheen that is easily one of the best I've come across in a long time. If I say it's a crystal shine, it doesn't mean shimmery, it just means a clarity and intensity that I haven't found in gloss for ages. The colour I received is Sugared Almond - new for spring - and its a brownish nude that is perfect for my colouring. The second item I tried is YSL Long Wear Endless Comfort Transfer Resist Foundation (I know, you couldn't ask for it at the counter after even one glass of wine!) that is oil free and SPF10. This foundation is not for me. It's just too matte and while it may well not transfer, I felt the texture made my skin look dry and non-glowy. It does promise to stay put for up to 14 hours. But, in fairness I don't like anything matte, preferring a skin sheen that only comes with oil in the formula. For those with oily skin it could very well be an absolute blessing. Lastly, the most beautiful limited edition piece, the YSL Y-Mail Complexion Palette which comes in it's own little bag, inspired by the YSL Y-Mail Handbag Collection. I'd have liked, ideally, if the little bag was leather instead of a stiff cotton, but nonetheless, it's what make up magpies dream of. I'll never use it, but I will bring it out every now and again to admire, stroke and adore. I'm not sure if the foundation is out here yet...or the Y-Mail palette as I couldn't find UK prices.