Matte lips are one of the hottest trends this season and, according to MAC Cosmetics, they’re here to stay.
The Matte Lip collection from MAC will help you create a standout look with dramatic new shades of MAC’s iconic matte lipstick. The collection includes vibrant hues like fuchsia and rich burgundy of as well as nude favorites.
To make the color even more intense, apply Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in super‑saturated shades in red, burgundy, or pinky beige. Finally, polish off the look with the soft new pinky hues of Pro Longwear Blush.
Here are the details on the collection.
- Styled in Sepia (dirty cement beige)
- Nouvelle Vogue (soft blue pink)
- Pander Me (soft peachy mocha)
- Damn Glamorous (bright pink red)
- Le Vie En Rouge (bright orange coral)=
- Fashion Revival (deep raspberry)
- Heroine (vibrant violet)
- Living Legend (deep plum)
Inspired by the spirit and strength of her mother who always told her she was fabulous, Robin McGraw has created her debut fragrance: Georgia by Robin McGraw. The fragrance will be launching on HSN on October 28.
I had a chance to join a preview of Georgia and I have to point out that Robin is so genuine and lovely that you can’t help being swept up in her enthusiasm about the fragrance and her charitable foundation, When Georgia Smiled.
Robin worked on the fragrance for three years to get it right, including asking Dr. Phil for his opinion. The hard work has paid off as the botanical blend with a citrus and floral bouquet is sophisticated, subtle, and intriguing.
Some of Robin’s favorite notes are Pink Freesia, Feminine Rose, and Tea Leaf, Other notes also add to the uniqueness of the scent.
- Pink Freesia
- Water Lotus
There’s a new eos collection to remind you that warm, sunny weather is happening somewhere on the globe right now.
The Smooth Sphere lip balm flavor trio in bright, cheery shades is inspired by fashion designer Rachel Roy.
Each holiday pack contains three tropical flavors:
- Indian Summer (orange blossom)
- Aloha Hawaii (strawberry kiwi)
- St. Barth’s Sunrise (pink grapefruit)
The lip balms are USDA-certified organic and 100% natural with a special design on each lip balm. Packed with shea butter and jojoba oil, these lip balms should keep you going until the warmer weather shows up again on your doorstep.
[Image via eos]
In 1971, Clinique created a phenomenon with the introduction of a deep, blackened raisin hue for their Clinique Glosswear for Lips collection called Black Honey. Nearly 20 years later, the Black Honey shade was launched as an Almost Lipstick: a cross between a lipstick and lip gloss that is perfectly unique for every woman.
Inspired by this cult classic, Clinique has introduced the limited edition A Black Honey Affair All About Shadow octet. Offering the same versatility, the palette contains a range of shades from light browns to deep purples that works for all skin tones:
- The first four shades can be worn together or alone to create a neutral daytime look.
- The four purple tones can be paired with the neutral hues for a pop of colour, or layered together to create a dramatic smoky violet eye look.
Who doesn’t love lip color and lip protection in the same tube from a design house?
Rouge Dior Baume is a new lip product that combines a lip treatment and couture color. The balm has a unique texture enriched with cristal oil, an innovation of the Dior laboratories that protects, moisturizes, and smooths lips.
You can never have too much mascara, so I had try Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Mascara with volume and boosting serum after scoping it out at Walmart recently. After all, how can you say no to 200% thicker lashes.
So far, I’m loving the lightweight wand with thick bristles that lets you fluidly coat and darken lashes. If you’re looking at building volume and curl, this mascara in Carbon Black actually does the job.
The growth serum claims to promote long-term lash growth, strength, and vitality. With regular use, Hard Candy claims that your lashes will appear longer, fuller, and stronger with regular use. You got me at “longer.”
The summer weather is a mixed blessing for your skin. On the one hand, you usually end up with a bit of color. On the other hand, once the summer ends, you may be left with a dull complexion or sun spots.
I may be a little late to the party but I just discovered Stila One Step Correct: an innovative, triple-function serum that instantly color-corrects, brightens, and covers skin imperfections.
Once you try this primer, color-corrector, brightener and anti-aging skincare serum, you’ll find it can do just about anything:
- Make imperfections disappear
- Reduce fine lines, pores, and pigmentation
- Hydrate and improve skin texture
Wow, time flies! Remember, the Rocky Horror Picture Show (who could ever forget it). Well, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary musical comedy horror film.
To celebrate the occasion, MAC is launching MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show. The goodies in this MAC collaboration are great keepsakes whether you’re a hardcore fan or like your makeup loud and shiny.
Who says you can’t be girly and love the NFL?
Just in time for opening day of the NFL 2014 season, CoverGirl has all the details to create an official game face and “fanicure” for your favorite team. Genius!
I have a soft spot for Da Bears since quarterback whisperer, Marc Trestman (formerly with the Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes), now coaches the team.
News flash! Nude lips are a big makeup trend this fall season. So now couldn’t be a better time to explore a new nude lip collection.
If you’ve never tried a product from NYX Cosmetics, here’s your chance and you won’t be disappointed.
The Simply Nude Lip collection includes six moisturizing lip pencils in every shade of the nude rainbow from pink to deep beige.
The six shades are:
- Peaches (nude peach)
- Exposed (reddish brown)
- Disrobed (pink brown)
- Fairest (pink beige)
- Honey (nude beige)
- Sable (deep brown with pink undertone)
Wear these shades with a smoky eye or a natural look and you’re good to go!
[Image via NYX Cosmetics]
Heading back to school or work next week? If you’ve been skimping on sleep, a change in schedule may show up under your eyes.
L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Blur Concealer may be your new best friend as you transition to the fall season.
If you’re a fan of MAC’s Studio Sculpt line, get ready for two new additions that feature innovative formulas for your face and eyes.
Studio Sculpt Defining Powder provides sheer coverage without looking powdery or cakey. It corrects uneven tones and leaves skin smooth and sculpted.
The powder comes in a wide range of shades:
- Light Plus
- Medium Plus
- Medium Dark
- Medium Deep
- Dark Deep
Studio Sculpt Superblack Lash with its innovative brush design is now available in a deep, rich shade of carbon black.
Both of these MAC Studio Sculpt products are available online August 28, 2014 and in stores September 4, 2014 through October 30, 2014.
Even though the summer is winding down, there’s a good reason to cheer up: new shiny nail collections!
Essie’s latest fall collection, Dress to Kilt, includes brand new fall shades that will help you get into season.
Here are the shades in Essie’s latest collection (from left to right):
- Shiny Red—Juicy, seductive red.
- Take it Outside—Punchy, fresh taupe with a whisper of pink.
- Fall in Line—Silky, jade green.
- The Perfect Cover Up—Teal weaved with gray undertones.
- Style Cartel—Inky cobalt blue.
- Partner in Crime—Rich, dark chocolate with deep mahogany undertones.
The collection is inspired by espionage and the thrill of the chase. These colors are gorgeous so grab them while they last.
[Image via Essie]
Here’s a throwback to the topsy tail that takes an old school ponytail and quickly morphs it into a super trendy look. According to Latest-Hairstyles.com guest contributor Jennie Kay, this pony style works just as well for the office as it does for a day at the pool.
What You Need
- A hairbrush
- A comb
- Two clear hair elastics
- A few bobby pins
- Your favorite soft hold aerosol hairspray
- A smoothing pomade (optional)
Step 1 Using a brush, smooth hair into a ponytail at the mid to bottom of your neck and secure with a small rubber elastic.
Step 2 Take a small section of hair from the ponytail (about 1/2-inch thick) and pull it aside.
Step 3 Wrap that section of hair around the ponytail to camouflage the elastic and secure with a bobby pin. Spritz the hair in the ponytail with an aerosol hairspray (or smoothing pomade) and comb through to smooth the ponytail.