Prescriptives Exhilarating Collection

Calyx Sheer Exhilaration ($38.50)
Limited edition all-over fragrance is a light, refreshing form of the original Calyx. With notes of passion fruit, mango, guava, lily, jasmine, sandalwood, and vetiver, this formula is delicate and invigorating.

Calyx Exhilarating Lip Gloss ($14.50)
Mango (Warm)
Pink Grapefruit (Cool)
Guava (Neutral)

Exhilarating Lipcolor ($17.50)
Nectarine (Y/O)
Papaya (R/O)
Strawberry (R)
Raspberry (B/R)

U-Pick Eye Color ($14.00)
Lemondrop (Warm)
Calyx Green (Warm)
Caviar (Warm)
Teal (Cool)
Chiffon (Cool)
Cobalt (Cool)

Sephora Sales!

SEPHORA has a lot of discounted brands for bummer prices, lovely!

- POP Beauty
- Sugar Cosmetics
- Bourjois
- Vincent Longo


- on10
- Juicy Couture for Sephora ( old line )

Click here: http://www.sephora.com/browse/section.jhtml?categoryId=C10214&view=all

FRESH Umbrian Clay

Fresh has just released Umbrian Clay Makeup Serie!
Fresh Umbrian Clay® Absolute Concealer® balances the skin while providing hydration with Porphyridium Cruentum, a micro-algae extract. The creamy formula provides complete coverage that lasts all day. 22$

1 (for porcelain complexions with yellowish/ pink undertones)
2 (for light to medium complexions with yellow undertones)
3 (for medium complexions with olive undertones)
4 (for dark complexions with caramel undertones)

Fresh Umbrian Clay Freshface Foundation SPF 20 provides natural-looking coverage for a flawless finish. Fresh's exclusive Umbrian Clay removes impurities from the skin to refine, nourish, and balance the complexion while Porphyridium Cruentum, a micro-algae extract, retains optimal moisture levels throughout the day. Your skin will be left fresh and radiant, with visibly reduced fine lines, noticeably improved skintone, and with SPF 20 UV protection. 42$

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates

Fair Isle (for light complexions with yellow/ pink undertones)
Seventh Veil (for light complexions with yellowish/ beige undertones)
Cloudy Bay (for light complexions with beige undertones)
Chalet Girl (for medium light complexions with yellow undertones)
Croisette (for medium light complexions with beige/ pink undertones)
Sandy Lane (for medium complexions with dark yellow undertones)
Rio Samba (for medium complexions with dark beige undertones)
Marrakesh (for medium dark complexions with olive/ beige undertones)
Sun Empress (for dark complexions with dark olive undertones)

HOURGLASS Supernatural Waterproof Bronzer

Hourglass Supernatural Waterproof Bronzer seamlessly blends onto skin to create a natural bronze color. Oil free and long wearing, Supernatural is the go-to bronzer for swimming, outdoor activities, and the summer heat.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes

Supernatural is housed in the Hourglass signature 360° swivel compact with a custom, PETA-friendly brush applicator.

$45 at one golden tan colour called Mirage, at www.sephora.com !

TOCCA Giulietta

Inspired by the love story of Italian director Federico Fellini and his wife, Giulietta Masina, Tocca's Giulietta is a sweet, floral scent reminiscent of the couple's holidays spent on the island of Corsica. Sweet top notes of ylang ylang, green apple, and pink tulips bloom into the floral delicacy of lily of the valley, vanilla orchid, and lilac. The essence lingers, leaving the skin with a hint of pink tulips and amber. 68$

Notes:Bulgarian Rose, Ylang Ylang, Green Apple, Pink Tulips, Lily of the Valley, Iris Pallida, Vanilla Orchid, Lilac, Heliotrope, Cedarwood, Musk, Amber, Sandalwood.

Yves Rocher Green Summer

Yves Rocher has launched Green Summer, a new fragrance for women:

This summer quench your senses and discover an ultra-refreshing fruited fragrance. In a luxuriant jungle, the sun warms the tangy tones of fruits and the intoxicating aroma of exotic flowers.

The notes feature citron vert, clementine, mango, orange, freesia, cyclamen, hibiscus, nectarine, white woods, raspberry and musk.

Yves Rocher Green Summer is available in the UK and France, in 75 ml Eau de Toilette.

Laura Biagiotti Laura Rose

Laura Rose is a new, fragrant story by the house of Laura Biagiotti and it was presented as a sensual successor of perfume Laura from 1994. The first, gentle and innocent Laura wrapped your aura in a subtle, unnoticeable way, leaving a clean, airy, floral-fruity trail.

The new edition, arriving on the market tin May 2009, is named Laura Rose and it accentuates with its name the romantic, pink flacon, rose aromas in a heart and innocent sparks of the composition.

Top notes promise black currant leaves and buds mixed with crystallized orange and lemon. A heart blooms with Bella rose, surrounded with yellow freesia, with unexpected, typical Italian aromas of Milan bread Panettone. Base notes create a finish with earthy and dark accords of patchouli, with crystal musk.

Armani Prive Cedre Olympe

The niche label of Armani, Armani Privé now counts a new perfume called Cèdre Olympe, in reference to mount Olympus, the abode of the Greek gods of mythology.

"The deep valleys and steep slopes of Mount Olympus are home to a few magnificent tree varieties: pine and cedar, exposed to the burning sun and searing wind.The lofty Cedar stands on steep paths; its alliance with the earth and the skies and the richness of its essence lured Giorgio Armani.

Cèdre Olympe evokes the moment when the drifting scents of resin rise beneath the outstretched branches, when the sun hits the stone walls, when the sea breeze drifts in off the Aegean Sea. Not far from this majestic tree, Bitter Orange and Bergamot distil their sun-drenched fragrance, any way the wind blows; and with the dark green scent of lemon tree leaves, the shade is almost palpable. Giorgio Armani dedicates Cèdre Olympe to the gods of the Mediterranean."

To summarize, notes appear to be: cedar, pine, resins, solar accord, sea-breeze accord, bitter orange, bergamot, lemon tree leaves.

KAT VON D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Gypsy

Have you seen the new KAT VON D Palette at Sephora?

Gypsy is the key to a sexy smoky eye with a hot summer twist. Designed by reality television star Kat Von D especially for Sephora, this artistic spectrum of shades brings an edgy-glam creativity to your makeup. The pigment-rich shadows deliver major impact to make the eyes pop! The sleek black palette is stenciled with silver roses and arrives packaged in a silk-screened black and silver box that is itself a work of art—and inspired by Kat's favorite tattoo.

The Gypsy palette contains the shades:
- Lucifer
- Stryker
- Frankie
- Hawkwind
- Brass Knuckles
- Birdcage
- Ego Sum
- Gunner

$34 at

New Colors: SEPHORA Colorful Pearl Mono Eyeshadow

Each of these pocket-sized shadows glides on smooth with a sheer, luminous finish that can be layered for added intensity. Each sheer shade is perfect for layering and highlighting. Enriched with green tea to soothe the delicate eye area.

Pearl Light Green No. 01
Pearl Anis Green No. 02 (bright sea grass pearl)
Pearl Cholorophyll Green No. 03 (bright emerald pearl)

10$ each at www.sephora.com

Retro-ing with Elizabeth Arden!

Elizabeth Arden has just released the second installment of its Eight Hour Cream Celebration of the Decades collection, and this sixties edition of its classic moisturizing salve screams “flower power.” With packaging inspired by the colors and typography of the era, each application of the all-in-one lip hydrator, face gloss, cheek tint, and cuticle cream is designed to conjure iconic images of Jackie Kennedy, Julie Christie, Twiggy, and women’s lib.

OPI Colorcopia

According to Allure’s Daily Beauty Reporter, OPI is following suit with its Colorcopia, a 12-piece collection of best sellers from the past two decades, which hit stores this month in commemoration of the brand’s 20th anniversary. Click here to view the full list of colors on offer.

Free Gucci Sample at SEPHORA!

The first Gucci Flora scarf was designed exclusively for Princess Grace of Monaco in 1966. Of course, having a glamour gal like Grace made this print royally popular, and the print soon became one of the most popular Gucci icons.

Now Gucci is celebrating with a new scent inspired by the print. Gucci Flora is a blend of pink pepper, peony, and roses, and smells like a fresh-cut bouquet of flowers. But you don't have to take my word for it: If you're a Beauty Insider, you can score a free deluxe sample (.16 oz!) of the spritz with any $25 purchase - just enter FLORA at checkout!

RMK Eyeshadow & Blush Revamp

RMK is revamping its lineup of eyeshadows and blushes on 8 May in Japan, with an advance launch at their flagship store in Aoyama, Tokyo starting 24 April. The new line-up includes:

1. Ingenious Powder Eyes: 35 shades in 5 textures of 'dark', 'brown', 'pearl', 'shiny' and 'metallic (3675yen)
2. Ingenious Jelly Eyes: 8 shades (3675yen)
3. Ingenious Powder Cheeks: 23 shades in mix of matte and pearl textures (4200yen)
4. Ingenious Jelly Cheeks: 6 shades (4200yen)
From Biteki.com, Ingenious Powder Cheeks P-04, Ingenious Jelly Eyes JE-01 and Ingenious Powder Eyes ME-03.
RMK will also release a limited edition Separate Curl Mascara in EX02 Purple and E03 Deep Red (3675yen) on the same day.

Debenhams Launch new Beauty Club Advantage Card

To kick-start the scheme, Debenhams are doing 23 days of pampering at their Dublin and Belfast stores. Bare Minerals and Chanel offers have been and gone, but the rest are still current:


April 27th – April 29th GUERLAIN
Find your shade of New Rouge G Lipstick. To introduce Guerlain’s New Rouge G Lipstick, receive your free sample of lipstick

April 30th – May 2nd GIVENCHY
Get Phenomenal Eyes for Summer. Experience the magic of Givenchy’s cult mascara Phenomen Eyes, enjoy a mini make over using Givenchy new summer range exclusively available at Debenhams

May 3rd – May 5th BIOTHERM
Experience a complimentary Bio scan skin diagnosis

May 6th – May 7th URBAN DECAY
Try the hot new Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss for summer. Available in 8 shades

May 8th – May 10th CLARINS
Let Clarins design a bright, fresh, spring look suited to your colouring

May 11th – May 13th ELIZABETH ARDEN
Try New Eight Hour Face Cream. Try everything you love about Eight Hour Cream in the new essential cream for your face. Plus receive your free exclusive gift with any two Elizabeth Arden purchases, one to be skincare. Buy a third product and get the cult Eight Hour Lip Protectant stick SPF15 free!

May 14th – May 16th LANCOME
Enjoy a complimentary makeover or skin diagnosis. Receive your 7 piece springtime gift worth over €80* with any two Lancôme purchases, plus with any third product receive €5 off.


April 29th – April 30th SHISEIDO
Experience a Shiseido facial and get a free gift with any two purchases (one to be skincare).

May 1st – May 3rd ST TROPEZ
Complimentary arm or face tanning. With the purchase of a £15 spray tan, receive a £15 voucher to be redeemed against St Tropez products at Debenhams Liverpool.

May 4th – May 6th BIOTHERM
Experience a complimentary Bio scan skin diagnosis

May 7th – May 10th URBAN DECAY
Try the hot new Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss for summer. Available in 8 shades

May 11th – May 13th ELIZABETH ARDEN
Try everything you love about Eight Hour Cream in the new essential cream for your face. Plus receive your free exclusive gift with any two Elizabeth Arden purchases, one to be skincare. Buy a third product and get the cult Eight Hour Lip Protectant stick SPF15 free!

May 14th – May 17th LANCOME
Receive your complimentary 7 day supply of Lancôme foundation. Receive your 7 piece springtime gift worth over £61* with any two Lancôme purchases, plus with any third product receive £5 off.

May 18th – May 20th LANCASTER
Let the experts at Lancaster show you how to stay safe in the sun and achieve the perfect sunless tan

May 21st – May 24th ILLAMASQUA
Experience a dramatic, show-stopping, head-turning new look from the experts in theatrical make-up

*Worth based on price per ml/g of standard size products

Urban Decay Summer 2009

Urban Decay has released lots of great stuff lately.
Buy them at: www.urbandecay.com, www.sephora.com and all other counters.
Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara
Reach new heights with our drastically improved, six-in-one Skyscraper Mascara. Our innovative formula will lengthen, strengthen, separate, curl, brighten and thicken your lashes without even a hint of clumping or flaking. The state-of-the-art, new generation brush features a flexible shaft and multiple rows of tapered bristles to comb through lashes from root to tip.

Skyscraper gives you that “come hither” look that gets ‘em every timeAnd don’t even think about sacrificing the well being of your delicate lashes to a harsh product. Not a chance! The multi-benefit formula actually nourishes lashes. Luxe ingredients like Panthenol and vegetal ceramids condition and strengthen. Silk protein protects, and Vitamins C and E serve as powerful antioxidants. Filming agents even encourage a gentle curling. Lashes are long, strong, and feather-soft.

The velvety soft-touch tube might be the sexiest of all: jet black and wrapped in a hand-drawn, purple foil design, you’ll love to pull this beauty out of your makeup bag.

Price: $22.00
Big Fatty Waterproof Mascara
It’s big, it’s fat, and it’s got you all wet. Don’t settle for a waterproof mascara that leaves lashes dry and brittle. Trip out with Big Fatty! The big, fuzzy brush create the fullest lashes imaginable. Infused with hemp oil, the creamy formula thickens, lengthens, and glosses lashes. Whether you’re a crier, a hot tubber, or just have oily lids, Big Fatty gives you the lush lashes of your dreams. Apply one coat for doe-eyed, look at me lashes. For added oomph, apply a second coat.

The result? Lashes so lush, they look like falsies. Packaged in our iconic Pucci-inspired Big Fatty label, we used a watery blue tube and cap to differentiate it from your original Big Fatty Mascara.

Price: $20.00
Get Baked Eyeshadow Palette
Blaze it up with a hit of our most gorgeous bronzy shades, rolled up into a super slim palette. Our universally flattering collection delivers three neutral favorites from our best-selling “Baked” collection (Baked, Half Baked, and Twice Baked), an electric shade of teal (Flipside), and a travel-sized 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon.

It’s the first time we’ve offered our long-lasting 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils or Sin Eyeshadow Primer Potion as part of a palette! Sin is a shimmery, champagne version of our classic Primer – try it alone or under a shadow.

All Urban Decay Eyeshadows contain very few binders for effortless blending and true colorThe super-slim palette features a brown Pucci-inspired exterior and “Get Baked” in electric blue foil. Blue and white flora create a contrasting backdrop to the neutral Eyeshadows inside. The case is complete with a handy mirror and a magnetic closure

Price: $28.00
Get Baked: 4 eyeshadows; Twice Baked, Half Baked, Flipside, Baked + Mini Bourbon 24/7 + Mini Sin Primer

24/7 Duo
A double-dose of the best eye pencils ever! This exclusive two-pack includes the best-selling shades of 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: Zero (black) and Bourbon (deep brown).

Velvety-soft, this never-before-seen formula stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect with the wide selection of lush tropical hues, deep metallics and unusually vibrant neutrals. Incredible with Urban Decay Eyeshadows!

Created with 50% moisturizing ingredients suspended in a sophisticated waterproof formula, 24/7 Eye Pencils offer long-lasting color and a dreamy, creamy feel when applied. With Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil, these pencils condition skin and stay with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Price: $24.00
Zero and Bourbon: black and brown
Midnight Cowboy Shimmer Body Lotion
We all know it: Mini skirts, halters, and bikinis look better with hydrated, radiant skin. Enter Midnight Cowboy Shimmer Body Lotion! Inspired by our best-selling Eyeshadow, this shimmering lotion is a veil of gold dust that leaves you looking like a million bucks.

Midnight Cowboy contains the perfect amount of light reflecting micro-sparkles, but never looks juvenile, chunky, or theatrical. The beautiful sheen is subtle enough to wear to the beach, and glamorous enough to enhance your little black dress.The light, paraben-free formula leaves skin soft with Aloe, Chamomile, and Avocado and Jojoba Oils. Vitamin E and Green Tea Extract serve as powerful antioxidants. The lotion dries down completely to velvety softness – no greasy hands. And the scent is to die for: the subtle milk-and-honey scent is soothing and sweet. Worn alone, it's a delectable scent, but it’s not powerful enough to clash with your signature fragrance.

The big squeeze tube allows for countless applications, and looks waaaaay prettier in your medicine cabinet than your giant drugstore lotion.

Price: $28.00

NARS Modern Love Palette

Introducing the NARS Modern Day Love Palette, a Nordstrom exclusive that hits stores in May and will retail for $50.Shades included:

- Alhambra (top left) Metallic Rose Mist
- Jezebel (top middle) Shimmering Sable
- India Song (top right) Shimmering Walnut
- Tokyo (bottom left) Soft Silver White
- Habanera (bottom middle) Sparkling Charcoal Plum
- Pandora (bottom right) Matte Black

This palette retails for $50 and is available in May at Nordstroms.

Origins %25 Off!

Origins is hosting a Friends and Family Event! Enter promotional code FF during checkout on Origins.com, and you'll score 25% off all Origins products from April 30 to May 5. Click HERE to head over to Origins.com.


MAC Double Dazzle Info

All you need is Love… Lips and Lashes! Summer simplified for the modern makeup minimalist. Double Dazzle will daze the closest competition with colour-changing, light-reflecting pearl-shine lips; paired with a new formula for the ultimate in voluptuous lashes, et voilà! Lips lead: seven new Dazzleglass shades bring the scintillating selection up to 18! The flotilla-of-lights formula imparts the pearl combination with mega-glisten shine, creamy comfort and the subtle sensation of vanilla. Lashes follow: multiplied, volumized, utterly glorified by our newest eye innovation…This sly new small-and-mighty brush has been developed to capture and emphasize each and every lash. Lips, Lashes, Lovers…Look out!

Dazzleglass ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)
Sugarrimmed Milky pale pink with red, teal and white pearl
Goldyrocks Sheer soft yellow with pink and gold pearl
Moth to Flame Sheer neutral beige with violet pearl
Smile Light coral with pink and gold pearl
Steppin’ Out Clean yellow pink with red pearl
Utterly Posh Mid-tone orange with pink and gold pearl
Love Alert Raspberry red with red pearl
Date Night Deep plum with blue and gold pearl
Funtabulous Purple with violet pearl
Extra Amps Sheer bright blue pink with blue and pink pearl
Like Venus Clean light bubble gum pink with red pearl
Stop! Look! Sheer violet mauve with blue and pink pearl
Money Honey Mid-tone rosy mauve with red pearl
Rags to Riches Plumm y pink with teal and red pearl
Baby Sparks Pale pink with violet pearl
Bare Necessity Caramel apricot with red and gold pearl
Girl’s Delight Sheer mid-tone tan with gold pearl
Get Rich Quick Warm yellow brown

Dazzle Lash ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN)
Star Brunette Brown
Black Dazzle Black

Available: April 30th, 2009 (North America), May 2009 (International).
Promo Pic.
Moth to Flame, Goldyrocks, Utterly Posh, Smile, Extra Amps, Stop! Look!
Girl’s Delight, Get Rich Quick, Bare Necessity, Sugarrimmed, Steppin’ Out, Baby Sparks
Rags to Riches, Like Venus, Money Honey, Funtabulous, Love Alert, Date Night

Source: www.temptalia.com

Chanel No5 – Movie about Perfume No5

Be among the first to see the movie about the legendary perfume Chanel No 5 on May 5th on its website. The fragrance was presented on May 5th 1921, composed of 5 components. It is one of the fragrances that can be called feminine, floral-aldehydic treasure in a simple but very luxurious Chanel flacon! Visit Chanel No5 web page.

Cacharel NOA Dream

Cacharel has launched Noa Dream, the latest flanker to 1998’s Cacharel Noa. Noa Dream promises “a journey between dream and reality beyond clouds and time”.

The fragrance notes include yuzu, litchi, blacks pepper, gardenia, jasmine sambac, peach, amber, sandalwood and patchouli.

Cacharel Noa Dream is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.


Sonia Rykiel Summer 09

The collection includes:

- Quatre Eyeshadow Collection (1 new variation, above)
- Gloss Trio 2009 (3 variations)
- Poudre Colorée Pour Le visage (2 variations)

The collection will be released in Japan on May 15. All the items are limited editions.

Roger & Gallet Bois d`Orange

The house of Roger & Gallet presents a new fragrance of their collection, Bois d`Orange, aiming at women and men, combined of fresh accords of citruses and warm nuances and strength of wood. The fragrance invites for a long and pleasant walk in the garden of Andalusia, among alleys of fragrant oranges. Vibrant and sunny freshness of leaves, combined with orange blossom and scent of fruits, created to regenerate the aura and gives pleasure to each user.

Top notes of Bois d'Orange introduce mandarin, basil and lemon verbena, a fresh and encouraging scent of citrusy-green aromas. A heart brings us orange blossom and neroli, while a base adds strong and warm amber, rosewood and cedar.

The fragrance is available in a package characteristic of the house of Roger & Gallet, in amounts of 100 and 200 ml (3.4 and 6.8 oz) eau fraiche. Besides the fragrance Bois d`Orange, an accompanying body care line with the same aromas was introduced. It includes luxurious soaps, which made this house famous!

A ROSE ROMANCE Avaible to Purchase!

MAC Cosmetics has A Rose Romance Collection available for purchase!

CO Bigelow Lemon

CO Bigelow has launched Lemon Eau de Parfum :

This freshly scented Eau de Parfum is inspired by our most-loved, favorite original formulary, Lemon Body Cream. The pure, sparkling Lemon fragrance blends effervescent citrus notes with green lemon leaves and sensual, creamy undertones of warm white musk.

CO Bigelow Lemon Eau de Parfum is available in 105 ml, and can be found now at Bath & Body Works.

Chantal Thomass Osez-Moi

French lingerie line Chantal Thomass will launch Osez-moi!, a new fragrance “reserved for very sexy women”, this coming May.

Osez-moi! features notes of frangipani, rose, chamomile, peony and vanilla.

“I wanted to create my new fragrance Osez-moi! the way I create my lingerie: with generosity, sophistication, temptation, seduction and sensuality. In the spirit of the boudoir, I poetically and audaciously transgressed codes by combining pink, grey and black to create a coquette and cheeky mix. I played with a masculine-feminine contrast on the packaging, opted for a non-conformist bottle and poured all my character into the fragrance!”

True Religion MAN

True Religion has launched True Religion Men (shown above left), the masculine counterpart to last year’s True Religion for Women:

A modern and timeless fougere that breaks all the rules with a surprising citrus and herbal aromatic introduction. Moss and patchouli provide a darkly rugged feel with a vintage vibe. A masculine brew that demands attention. Fougere. The essential masculine structure. Never out of style the classic elegance of the fougere continues to evoke pure masculinity, combining classic perfumery ingredients with modern accents. Aligns perfectly with the character of True Religion. A timeless classic creation needs no explanation and is unapologetically easy.

True Religion Man is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette and in matching grooming products, and can be found now at Macy’s.

Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection for Summer 2009

“I love sheer washes of color for summer—they’re wearable, easy and look good on everyone.” — Bobbi Brown

Get the Cover Look
Cheeks Sheer Lilac Sheer Color Cheek Tint, Pale Pink Blush
Lips Marina Pink Sheer Color Lip Gloss
Eyes Navy Eye Shadow, Graphite Shimmer Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Black Perfectly Defined Mascara
Sheer Color Cheek Tint ($22.00) (Limited Edition)
Sheer Color Cheek Tint gives cheeks a sheer tint of natural-looking color. The translucent, lightweight formula glides on smooth and blends evenly onto skin. Packaged in a swivel-up stick for convenient and easy application. Available in six shades.

Sheer Raspberry
Sheer Lilac
Sheer Pink
Sheer Mauve
Sheer Coral
Sheer Blackberry

Sheer Color Lip Gloss ($20.00)
Our newest gloss formula is super sheer and super wearable. The see-through finish makes it easy for any woman to wear the season’s punchy shades. Available in four shades for a limited time.

Marina Pink
Cabana Coral

Benefit Crescent Row Trio of Fragrances

The makeup brand Benefit has come up with a particularly creative and whimsical idea for creating a trio of fragrances embodying three different feminine universes. The label imagined three girls who are neighbors, as in a Georgian-styled twist on Friends. Inspired by a visit to the Royal Crescent, a spectacular example of Georgian architecture of a row of townhouses laid out in a semi-circle in the town of Bath, the new collection is called Crescent Row and features three feminine scents corresponding to three different flats: Laugh with Me LeeLee, Something about Sofia, My Place or Yours Gina...

The perfumes were entrusted to perfumer François Demachy of LVMH and developed by Benefit founders Jean and Jane Ford over two years with fragrance companies Robertet and Firmenich.

Laugh With Me LeeLee, a woody floral designed to be fun and feminine, has top notes of cassis, melon and citrus; a heart of black violet, lily and jasmine, and a drydown of blond wood, amber and santal.There's Something About Sofia, an oriental created to be bit more free-spirited, consists of top notes of mango and freesia; middle notes of sheer lily, jasmine sambac and peony petal, and a drydown of musk, white caramel and vanilla bean. The more provocative My Place or Yours Gina has top notes of pink pepper, bergamot and tangerine; a heart of peony, wild raspberry and white lily, and base notes of patchouli, tonka bean and vanilla. The perfumes are bottled in flacons inspired by an American lady's cocktail shaker excavated from the founders' grandmother's belongings from the 1920s, back then when they knew how to party. The design was slightly modernized and recreated by Ateliers Dinand.

Laugh With Me LeeLee, Something About Sofia and My Place or Yours Gina come packaged in a 1-oz. bottle for $36. A holiday gift set will contain a 1-oz. juice and a 2-oz. body lotion, retailing for $46."Crescent Row launches in July 2009.

The Crescent Row trio will launch in 750 U.S. doors July 1, including Sephora, Macy's, Bloomingdale's and Henri Bendel, as well as in Benefit's freestanding boutiques and online. The San Francisco-bred brand will simultaneously launch in 950 international doors across the U.K., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Russia.

Guerlain Shalimar Flower-decorated Versions

Guerlain introduced two variants of their classic fragrance, Shalimar, produced back in 1952, this spring. These are sensual reinterpretations of the original perfume, decorated with elegant flowers and beautiful applications on the flacons. Dark and light Shalimar, fragrances for day and evening, will be available from spring 2009, as EDT and EDP, with opulent, dominant vanilla accords in both editions.

Eau de Shalimar hides in the light flacon and is created of lime and orange, along with luminous bergamot scents. A heart features rose and jasmine, while a base includes a mixture of vanilla and ambergris. Shalimar Eau de Parfum encompasses bergamot, jasmine, iris and rose, joining already mentioned vanilla in a base. The fragrances are available in flacons of 75 ml as limited editions for 2009.

Bobbi Brown Pastel Palette

Spotted this on Excite.co.jp, a new Bobbi Brown Pastel Eyeshadow Palette to be released on 1 June in Japan. It includes Ivory, Baby Pink and Mahogany Eyeshadows plus Metallic Eyeshadows in Champagne Quartz, Platinum, Iced Blue and Rockstar. This will be available only at the Bobbi Brown standalone store in Aoyama, Tokyo which opened in March.