Autumn / Winter 2016 – Dior Skyline

Another as-always-thourough post from ChicProfile on the newest from Dior (lost of photos!)  

As a tip…The backstage scene during runway shows are guaranteed to reveal some newness so I generally will check out those photos specifically when reviewing catwalk coverage.

I love Dior generally, and have always appreciated the quality of their products (cosmetic and otherwise.)  There is something to be said for flawlessness… 

Illamasqua Nail Veil

Nail “polishes” are no longer strictly about color – for a long time color cosmetics have been edging towards giving “more” than just a tint.  It is not a new concept that makeup doubles as skincare…but that nail polishes double as treatment hasn’t really been around as long.  It isn’t wholly novel, necessarily, but it hasn’t been as mainstream as it is these days.

I didn’t totally expect this from Illamasqua, but as off beat as they are, I guess I shouldn’t be bowled over!  I like that they are considering the impact of their products, and that they take them to another level entirely, not only giving a beautiful look, but also something body-loving (er…nail-loving, anyway!)

The Neil Veils are “water and oxygen permeable,” providing “anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties” in a super glossy, sheerly-tinted pastel polish.  Nice.  Colors include Bamboo and Breathe, pastel Orange and Pink, respectively.

These are subtle, offering a refined, pull-together look while also caring for your nails – as the warmer Spring and Summer months are upon us and we find our fingers and toes full-on exposed, this is a nice way to stay natural, but also groomed. 

 

Spring / Summer 2016 – MAC Future

This is a SHARE of two posts…

I saw PerilouslyPale post some great photos of this up and coming Spring 2016 Collection, as well as ChicProfile, and wanted to pass them on! 🙂  MAC has been a long time favorite with my background in Ballroom Dancing, Ballet, and Figure Skating – their products ALWAYS perform as hard as we do, and the pigment stays true! (Impressive!)

MAC ad image

MAC ad image

Thanks to Christa and ChicProfile for their wonderful entries – enjoy!

http://www.perilouslypale.com/

MAC ad image

MAC Dark Desires

This Collection has gotten lost of coverage already, but it is available beginning today if you are interested in snagging any of the items!  As far as I’m concerned, the inky, vamptastic, night-crawler coloring is DIVINE! ❤ So says the Goth in me!

Per the site:

Bathed in black, fuelled by desire, rich colours simmer in their darkest tones. As night falls, sinfully succulent lips, sultry stares and ebonized nails emerge from the evening’s depths. Uncover the shameless indulgence of Into The Well Eye Shadow’s pure matte pigments – a pressed powder eye shadow/eye liner that’s as sensuous as velvet. An indentation in the middle of the pan can hold a drop or two of water, creating an inky shade lasting well into the morning hours. Bad never felt so good.

How do you not love that?!  Soooo Edgar Allen Poe and late October… ❤

The Collection includes the following (thanks to ChicProfile for the full list):

Lipstick

  • Black Knight – Black with Red & Gold Pearl (Cremesheen)
  • Boyfriend Stealer – Blackened Plum (Cremesheen)
  • Heavy Petting – Burgundy (Cremesheen)
  • Ring My Bell – Pale Cool Neutral (Glaze)
MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

Studio Nail Lacquer

  • 6 Inch Stilettos – Blackened blue
  • Unzipped – Blackened green
MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

Studio Eye Gloss

  • Pearl Varnish – White Gloss with pearl
  • Spank Me – Black with multi color glitter
  • Erogenous Zone – Violet with multi color glitter
MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

Fluidline

  • Blitz & Glitz

Brush

  • 246 Synthetic Fluffy Eye Brush

Kohl Power Eye Pencil

  • Mystery
  • Raven
  • Orpheus
  • Feline (Repromote)

Into the Well Eye Shadow

  • Think Kink – Greyed Silver White
  • What’s Your Fantasy – Black with heavy multicolored pearl
  • Switch Me On – Dark Navy
  • Dark Desires – Blackened Eggplant
  • Beg For It – Black
  • Midnight Tryst – Chocolate Brown
MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

Definitely not for the light…nor faint of…heart…

Holiday 2015 – Pony Effect

Pony Effect’s Holiday Collection, “That Girl,” has come to the USA by way of Memebox.  

I personally LOVE the add images – there is no question that there are tons of enhancements and light adjustments, so I’m not suggesting it represents reality.  

What I love about it are the colors – it’s vibrant and fun, with a good does of youthful sass – case in point, her GORGEOUS ombre hair!  Note also the color-shifting rainbow fonts – it’s energetic all around!

In any case, the Collection is composed of five items:

  • Outfit Lipstick
  • Illusion Nail Lacquer 
  • Fever Shadow Palette

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  • Luminous Contouring Palette
  • Holiday Limited Collection Set

There’s nothing humdrum about this Collection at all, but it is also wearable – if you are feeling blue with the darker, colder months, this looks like a fun pick-me-up without being too over the top.

Spring 2016 – MAC Faerie Whispers

How wonderfully Midsummer Night’s Dream!!! ❤  (Shakespeare fans anywhere?!  This reminds me of Titania and her entourage!)

MAC Faerie Whispers 2016 Collection

MAC Faerie Whispers 2016 Collection

I love this MAC Spring 2016 Collection – Faerie Whispers – already! Thanks to Nadyaamk for so many images!

MAC Faerie Whispers 2016 Collection

MAC Faerie Whispers 2016 Collection

Per ChicProfile, the Collection includes:

MAC Foiled Eye Shadow

  • Enchanted Forest – warm rich brown
  • Fairie Fayre – mid-tone peach terracotta
  • Magic in Your Eyes – soft lilac
  • Fly By Twilight – taupe
  • Fairy Land – warm champagne
  • Joy Toy – pink copper
  • Sweet Illusion – light color neutral
  • Feminine Wiles – light pearly pink

Iridescent Pressed Powder

  • Sparkling Rose – champagne with pearl

Beauty Powder

  • Pearl Sunshine – soft peach with pink pearl

Powder Blush

  • Cheek Pollen – warm nude (Satin)
  • Spellbinder – pastel yellow pink (Satin)

Cremesheen Glass

  • Over Indulgence
  • Calypso Beat – neutral pink with pearl
  • Softly Lit – soft beige
  • Enchanter – copper brown with pearl

Lipstick

  • A Sprinkle of Magic – dirty orange nude (Frost)
  • Midsummer Night – mid-tone coral nude (Cremesheen)
  • Among the Fireflies – soft mocha (Cremesheen)
  • Gossamer Wing – dirty beige with gold pearl (Lustre)

Studio Nail Lacquer

  • Spelldazzling – rose gold with pearl (Frost)
  • Sweet Potion – soft beige nude (Cream)

Brushes

  • 221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush
  • 133 Small Cheek Brush

 

Holiday 2015 – Tom Ford Noir

The Tom Ford Noir Collection is inky and gilded, by the looks of it… The ad is uber dramatic, much in contrast to the site, which is neatly laid out, and seeming very “pulled together.”

I love the contrast of the pinky, nude lip with the sooty, smoky eyes…  Plus that dash of indigo!

 

 

 

 

Tom Ford’s products AREN’T on the inexpensive side, but I’ve not heard one negative word since he’s been on the beauty side of things.  The quality is there, and the packaging is impeccable.  If you are looking for a splurge and are head over heels for these colors (the colors in the ad really are fabulous for a sexy Holiday look!), then maybe this is worth the splurge!