2017 Sneak Peak – Maybelline Khaki Camo (Et Al)

I very distinctly remember – in my many years of Fashion – when “camo” would come back “in season.”  It was never just about the print, mind you, but the colors themselves – you couldn’t go to a fabric or leather show with seeing a proliferation of khakis, olives, sandy browns…

I follow the Runways (a lot) less these days – at the time, it was a huge chunk of my job! But, when you see posts about cosmetic companies backing a certain hue, you can be sure you will be seeing it in everything from handbags to shoes, to apparel.  So embrace your badassery and get to this borderline-grunge, sooty but sexy shade. It definitely will work for green and hazel eyes, but give is a shot – for a variation on smokey – no matter the color of your eyes.

There are LOTS of other products coming out as well from this brand, so be sure to check out Nouveaucheap’s post for pictures and descriptions!  It isn’t JUST about the camo khaki for sure…

 

Fall 2016 – Marc Jacobs Blacquer

Marc Jacobs new Collector’s Edition – launching for Fall – embraces blackness unabashedly.  Black in and of itself is so deliciously dauntless one might even say “THE” blackness.  Ahhh….How gloriously gothic of you, Mr. Jacobs…and in ample time for my favorite day! (#halloween, don’t forget it! 😉 )

The Collection includes:

  • Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Blacquer 
  • Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Taboo
  • Epic Noir Mascara & Gel Eyeliner Collector’s Edition Set 

It isn’t for the shy, for sure, but rather those who can go boldly withOUT batting a lash… I personally think it’s brilliant that cosmetic companies aren’t automatically eschewing the less traditionally “wearable.”  Women are more fearless in this day and age, and it isn’t only the Manic Panics of the World who should feel free enough to offer such intrepid shades.

My Pagan heart adores you, Marc.  I like your brazen nerve!

Pat McGrath Phantom 002

I wrote about Pat McGrath’s first “Gold” Collection a while back.  Well she has come out with the second Collection, Phantom 002…and that too has already sold out.  

At $240, that’s impressive…though it was also produced in a limited 1,200 units.

Per her site: 

“A defiantly decadent 8-piece kit to create underground looks that span the decades. One illegally black liner and a multiuse eye gloss for the ultimate hardcore glamour. Four self-indulgent shades to metallicize your smokey eye. Give black a new life and blitz into the darkness.”

I keep thinking regal birds of paradise – peacock, firebird, golden eagle…

It feels to me like a cross between Studio 54 sequins and heavy metal…! 

The kit contains:

  • Gold 002 pigment 0.14 oz
  • Blue 002 pigment 0.14 oz
  • Copper 002 pigment 0.14 oz
  • Fuchsia 002 eye blush 0.14 oz
  • Black 002 eye gloss 0.14 oz
  • Black Caviar gel liner 0.018 oz
  • Blender brush 002
  • Flat brush 002

It’s bold color with smoked edges, so prepare to party…and stun!

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Noir

Yes, indeed…another palette from L’Oreal, fit for the dark, Wintery, holiday months!

La Palette Noir is currently on Target’s site for $15.99 – it combines ten moody shades, which appear to lean to the cool side of the spectrum,  presumably giving you an inky…and sultry…gaze.

Curious to see swatches as I am sure there is more variation in color to be seen once out of the pan!

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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!

 

New Maybelline On Ulta

I’m on Ulta ALL the time – it’s still 2x points today, ps! – so I generally see the new jazz well before it gets into the store.  Maybelline has two brand new palettes up (as well as the lip palette I wrote about recently.)

Gilded In Gold

Up In Smoke

I am running out to aerial yoga BUT…I had to share this first (especially given the 2x points today! 🙂 ) The links will take you straight there so you can check them out! 🙂

ENJOY!

Kat Von D Shade + Light

I just saw this new Shade + Light Contour Palette by Kat Von D.  It isn’t surprising that companies are tying new products in to the massive trend that is contouring (I’ve written about the topic many times!) See the word “contour” and suddenly a palette with varying tones of brown, taupe or auburn, paired with some brighter, highlighting tones are “contouring.” (Should I put in the “lol” I am thinking?!) 😉

But no matter what the palette is called, or what trend it plays to, it’s always nice to have a selection to choose from – one product, many uses.  We LOVE that!

This palette features a trio of quads – Neutral, Cool, and Warm, along with a handy guide!

  1. 3 x 0.08 oz Base shades in Laetus (creamy nude), Lazarus (cool taupe), Ludwin (peachy bronze) 
  2. 3 x 0.04 oz Contour shades in Samael (dusty fawn), Saleos (smoky brown), Succubus (rich rust) 
  3. 3 x 0.04 oz Define shades in Solas (espresso brown), Shax (jet black), Sytry (chocolate brown) 
  4. 3 x 0.04 oz Highlight shades in Lucius (soft beige), Liberatus (pinkish ivory), Latinus (golden bisque) 
  5. Step-by-step contouring guide

Per Sephora: 

Transform your eyes through the art of contouring. After tapping into makeup pro secrets, Kat Von D created this first-of-its-kind eye shadow palette. It’s specially-designed for eye contouring, a groundbreaking technique once used only by beauty experts to define and enhance eyes.

I think the colors are great and, again, always nice to have a variety of options.  Keep in mind (as I’m sure you already know), you are never limited to the pairings palettes offer – mix them up and play around!  Warms and Cools and Neutrals can look fabulous together, and so long as you have varying intensities (light, mid and dark), you can contour so as you please! 

Lancome Auda in Paris

Lancome’s Auda (City) in Paris Multi-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in comprised of 16 shadows, ranging from warm to cool, from soft and skin-tonal, to sooty smokes.  Thank you to ChicProfile for sharing names and shade details!  

The palette was apparently inspired byvignettes of Parisian Life – rosé at a café, a museum visit on the Right Bank, or a late-night down the Champs-Élysées.”  

The 16 shades are grouped into four “shade harmonies” – which I love.  While you can of course mix, match and pair as you so please, it’s nice to have mini-palettes within a larger one, for easier look creation – kind of like a grown-up coloring book with complimentary crayons! 😉

It will be available in the US on August 10th, 2015, as well as on the Lancome site, Macy’s and Nordstrom’s.

 

 

 

Chanel A/W 2015 – Update

A short, quickie post to share more images from the Chanel Fall Collection, thanks to Temptalia! 🙂  She also posted a full list of Collection pieces, colors and prices. 

My original post is here

The ad image above is really quite divine – nude, smokey, richly Autumnal…but subtly so.  Love it.