How - To: MAC Naked Honey

What makes the MAC High-Light Powders so special? According to MAC Senior Artist Fatima Thomas, “Every skin tone, from your fairest porcelain girl to your ebony girl, can use one of these powders if not both.”

Note on brushes: When it comes to applying the High-Light Powders, less is more.
“Most people I find are heavy handed when they’re doing their own makeup,” says Fatima. “They tend to pick up way too much product, and then they over-apply and don’t blend.” Fatima suggests applying these powders with very soft, fluffy brush heads like the MAC 168, 224 and 225, which deposit very little color, helping you avoid the over-application trap.“You have to work really hard to overload these brushes. They allow you to get a softer, blended effect with less effort.”
Fair-skinned beauties: Wear MAC High-Light Powder as a bronzer
If you’ve ever seen somebody that’s really fair using an orangey bronzer,” says Fatima, “you know what a hot mess that can turn out to be.”Fatima thinks pale beauties should try using the MAC Naked Honey High-Light Powders as bronzers to add dimension to their skin and to sculpt the face. nlike other bronzers, both the Honey Light and Golden Nectar colors have olive undertones, which look natural on even the lightest shades of skin.

Brush recommendation MAC 168When applying the MAC Naked Honey High-Light Powders as a bronzer, Fatima likes the MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush ($32). With soft bristles and a slightly angled brush head, it effortlessly hugs the contours of the cheeks.

Application tips Dust the High-Light Powder along the hair line, back behind the ears and then along the lower jaw line. To finish, sculpt the cheek bones by first placing the brush next to the ear and then sweeping it along the curve beneath the apple of the cheek.
Medium-to-dark-skinned cuties: Wear MAC High-Light Powder as a highlighter
For girls with darker skin tones, Fatima likes using MAC High-Light Powder as a highlighter to brighten the skin, enhance bone structure and to create a sculpted look.

Brush recommendation: MAC 224 or 225She recommends either the MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush ($28) or the MAC 225 Tapered Blending Brush ($36). Both have soft fibers and fluffy brush heads, making them great for the precise application of sheer layers of color.

Application tips Try applying High-Light Powder on the skin where light would naturally bounce/reflect off the face.

Lips: Pat a bit of High-Light Powder atop the divot in the upper lip for a sexy, pouty look.
Nose: Apply High-Light Powder to the bridge of the nose, and avoid applying highlighters of any kind to the ball or the tip of the nose. That’s a sure fire way to make a nose look greasy.
Eyes: A layer of High-Light Powder applied to the browbone, and then applied between the eyes and inside the inner corners of the eyes brightens and opens them up.
Cheek: Sweep High-Light Powder on top of the cheek bones for a sculpted and look and to lift the cheeks.

Kenzo Poppies in France

Kenzo will “plant” 200,000 red paper poppies at the Place de la République in Lyon tomorrow, May 29, in honor of their poppy-inspired fragrance, Flower by Kenzo. The poppies will remain until the following day. Below, see a similar event in Moscow in 2002:

MAC Colour Craft Info

Cheeky Bronze is a coral-peachy-gold with a texture similar to Shimpagne. The colour isn't quite like anything else that comes to mind - for one thing, it has much more coral than most MSFs to date.

Sunny by Nature is like a deeper, browner Amber lights with pinkish-red and gold shimmer and a texture similar to a veluxe pearl or the Brunette Blonde Redhead MSFs. It is absolutely the smoothest, most pigmented of the lot of new MSFs!

Warm Blend's middle stripe has a texture similar to Brunette and the other stripes are like crappy a mineralize eyeshadow (e.g. Love Connection's gold side - this may also be thought of as a chunky texture like that of a bad lustre). The colours are like amber lights, twinks and an incomparable pinkish copper.

Triple Fusion is a less smooth Femme-Fi, a smoother Mythology if you wiped half off and a worse version of the lighter sides of Blonde. The texture is chunky, hard to build and there is basically no colour payoff.

Smooth Merge is like Blonde MSF if it had sex with different gold eyeshadows. It is also chunky and hard to build with essentially no payoff.
Natural Flare
A brown that is very pigmented and rich - a deepish chocolate with pearlized pigments finish.
A yellowish medium orange, same frosted pearled finish with a nice consistency.
A pale orangey copper with poor texture.
A frosty white gold with a bad consistency.

A frosty yellow gold with a shimmery finish and a weird, uneven texture.
A really frosty white colour with a finish that is definitely similar to a bad lustre shadow.
Mediumish coverage with a soft frost finish and it has warmish greyish greenish tones which are very subtle.
The black is just like the one in Danger Zone MES - it is a deep pigmented black with soft silver glitter effects.

Odd Bits
A dupe of Mythology which might have a better texture?
A pigmented smooth frosty brownish bronze with possible red tones.
A sheer, awful textured pink.
A smooth, cooler toned frosted grey (compared to Assemblage's grey)

Fashion Patch
A sheer cool toned frosty white.
A similar (if not same) frosty mid-tone sky blue as what is in Persuasive MES.
A sheer shimmered pink with a weird uneven texture.
The same black again as in Assemblage and Danger Zone.

A white gold with a weirdish texture. It's the same as the highlight shade in Natural Flare.
A pigmented smooth brown bronze.
A sheer dusty formula grey-purple.
A deeper greyish plummy purple that reminds one of the purple side of Earthly Riches MES duo.

Girlish Romp
A sheer, barely there highlight colour.
A dirty frosted pink.
A medium violet brightened with pearlized pigments.
A frosted gold-yellow peach that appears to have an uneven texture.
All the colours in this are very sheer when compared to other quads. It's kind of dumb. Really, not exciting, probably not worth the bother.
FROM: http://blog.automaticjacket.com/blog5.php, a lovely MAC addict!

MAC Love That Look Collection Preliminary Information

According to Temptalia,

Featuring sixteen limited shades with a few repromotes, Love That Look is this year’s follow up from last year’s Starflash Collection. The collection will include four Pearlglide eye liners (most likely a combination of repromotes and maybe one or two new ones) and twelve shades of eyeshadows. The range of colors looks like we are in for some smoldering greens, plums, and maybe a bright color .

Up for debate are repromoted names like Dreammaker, Grand Entrance, and Smoke & Diamonds — but these could always be working names, too, for shades similar. Other working names include Green LD, Green Bronze, Rated R Green, Glaring Blue, Eggplant, Bella, Glam, Sparkle, and Circus.

For the Pearlglide Eye Liners, I saw Rave, Fly By Blue, Black Russian, and Molasses on the table. All of these names are subject to change, and they’re only the faintest hint as to what is to come in the collection.

According to
Debbie of Lushious Beauty, these are the names of the twelve shadows from Love That Look:

Fashion Groupie
Glamour Check!
Grand Entrance
Rated R
Smoke & Diamonds
Strike a Pose
Style Snob
Un-basic White

M.A.C. Fall Lineup Preliminary Info

The Lineup: MAC’s fall line launches Aug. 20 in North America, with an international rollout to follow.

Five new lipsticks will roll out at summer’s end, including Front Lit (light white yellow), High Strung (deep pink silver) and Hold the Pose (brown plum with pearl).

Four lipglasses will also debut, from Young Thing (yellow neutral with gold pearl) to On Display (purple with yellow pearl). All items will retail for $14 apiece.

MAC will introduce new eyeshadows, priced at $14.50 each, including (rich yellow) Crest the Wave, (light turquoise blue) Haunting, and (deep blue purple) Violet Trace.

Alternatively, consumers can pick up any of three eye shadow sets – Skintone, Private Viewing, and Photo Realism – each consisting of four shades, for $36 apiece.

New Technakohl eyeliner comes in five hues – Color Matters (bright lime), Obviously Orange (dirty coral), Artistic License (bright turquoise blue), Full of Fuchsia (deep blue magenta), and Graphblack (rich graphic black). Each retails for $14.50.

Powder blush in (dirty pale pink) The Perfect Cheek and (dirty brick brown red) Notable also launch in August for $18 apiece.

Reflects Copper and Reflects Rust roll out under MAC’s reflects Glitter line for $19.50 each.

New MAC pigments, also $19.50 each, include Cocomotion (dirty gold bronze with gold pearl), Brash & Bold (Bright Magenta) and Heritage Rouge (dirty brown plum).

From “The Rose Sheet” May 25, 2009 (page 8)

SOURCE: Specktra member xStefanie711

Also, according to Rolling Stones magazine, Lady Gaga will have a MAC campaign. Cyndi Lauper will be involved in the campaign, too. The magazine also says something about them riding giant lipsticks. We are guessing it is for VIVA GLAM CAMPAIGN .


John Ricmond EDP

Milan-based designer John Richmond has launched his debut fragrance, John Richmond Eau de Parfum. The new fruity floral for women aims to “fascinate the senses like rock ‘n roll”. The fragrance notes include pink grapefruit, pear, blackberry, magnolia, lily, daffodil, amber, patchouli and sandalwood. John Richmond Eau de Parfum is available now in Italy, in 30, 50 and 100 ml.


Shu Uemura’s Painting Gel Eyeliner
A range of long lasting high-pigment cream eye liners for precise application on the eyes. The formula has an ultra smooth, soft, creamy texture with vivid color payoff that allows you to draw long continuous lines without flaking. The freshly applied color is waterproof and smudge-proof. Available in a unique shade range, the painting liner usage is not limited to eye lining and is versatile for drawing and painting on the face for creative make-up looks. All shades are blendable to create a unique custom look. $24.00.

Available In:
Midnight Blue
VIvid Blue

Buy at shu uemura.com

Davidoff Hot Water

Davidoff will launch Hot Water, a masculine follow-up to their immensely popular Cool Water fragrance from 1988. Hot Water is described as a sensual oriental, and the press materials promise a “burning, latent heat”.

The fragrance notes feature absinthe, red basil, pimento, patchouli, styrax and benzoin.

Davidoff Hot Water will launch in September in 60 and 110 ml Eau de Toilette.

Bath and Body Works Sale

Bath & Body Works’ Semi-Annual Sale just started this morning ! - www.bathandbodyworks.com

Kiehl’s Recyling Program

Kiehl’s has just launched their new Recycle and Be Rewarded! program. When you run out of one of the company’s products, just take it to their nearest shop.

Not only you’ll be recycling, but you’ll also be given a reward card. They’ll put a stamp on it for each container you return. When you get to three, you’ll get a free Lip Balm #1. When you reach five, you can pick any item from the Official Kiehl’s Travel Collection. And once you returned 10, you get any $25 or less product of your choosing (excluding Flagship Exclusive Items or charitable ones) for free!

Guerlain 'Terracotta Princess Powder' Bronzer

Inspired by the decadence of Indian royalty, the limited-edition Terracotta Princess Powder is a shimmering bronzing powder. Used all over the face or as a highlighter, this Bollywood-style embossed powder will keep your summer tan glowing even into the early months of autumn. Shop for it at Nordstrom.com! 70$, hope this Princess serie keeps coming!

Philosophy She Colors my Day

Inspired by the artwork of her daughter, philosophy founder Cristina Carlino authored and co-created She Colors My Day, a heartwarming song that honors the unique relationship between a mother and her daughter.

This high-foaming bubble bath was created to celebrate this song and what it stands for while benefiting the Women’s Cancer Research Fund. 100% of the net proceeds of this product goes to the Women’s Cancer Research Fund to support the early detection of women’s cancers.

She Colors My Day Bubble Bath comes in two colors and scents: green, a light refreshing scent and pink, a pink bubble gum scent. Both will lightly tint your bathwater green or pink and help to soothe and moisturize skin.

Philosophy She Colors My Day Bubble Bath is available online at philosophy.com.

Bobbi Brown Mum & Daughter Meeting

Bobbi Brown’s head of artistry in the UK, Paul Herrington, will be in Dublin on June 27th to host a limited and tres exclusive masterclass at the Morgan Hotel. Afternoon tea will be served and you’ll have a chance to bag yourself a SIGNED copy of Bobbi’s Teenage Beauty book too. Master class tickets are limited in number cost €30 per person (€15 is redeemable against purchase), and to book your place, phone the Bobbi Brown counter at Brown Thomas on 01 605 6767.

Date: Saturday 27th June
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pmVenue: The Connection Suite, The Morgan Hotel, 10 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

ck Free from Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein will launch a new men's perfume in September 2009 called CK Free. The scent is meant to rally a lot of people looking for the same thing, or rather escaping from the same reality...by wearing the same cologne. "CK Free has been created to offer men an everyday escape away from the daily grind regardless of their age, ethnicity or social status. It's very democratic."...

Free is described as a woody aromatic designed by Givaudan. It offers the impression of having a few innovative nuances to the composition going by mainstream criteria unless it all manages to blend into one of those by now familiar-smelling fruity men's scents that are becoming the new standard. The cologne opens on "top notes of Thailand star anise, jackfruit, absinthe and juniper berry; a heart of suede, tobacco leaves, coffee absolute and South African buchu, and a drydown of patchouli absolute, oakwood, Texan cedarwood and Costa Rican ironwood."

The ad is fronted by Jamie Dornan.The collection: 1 oz. for $32, 1.7 oz. for $47 and 3.4 oz. for $62 -- as well as a 5-oz. aftershave balm, at $42, and a 2.5 oz. deodorant stick for $16.

FiFi Awards Winners!

Winners of this years's perfume Oscar, FiFi Award, were proclaimed on May 27th 2009 in Dowtown Armory, New York, where ceremony of awarding this prestigious prizes took place.

Hall Of Fame award goes to Marc Jacobs, and Fragrance Hall Of Fame to perfumes Davidoff Cool Water for Men and Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds.

Women's Luxe: Harajuku Lovers Fragrances
Men's Luxe: Sean John I am King
Women's Popular Appeal: American Beauty Beloved
Men's Popular Appeal: Tim McGraw - McGraw
Unique Boutique: Tom Ford Private Blend Champacka Absolute
Women's Noveau Niche: Chloe Eau de Parfum
Men's Noveau Niche: Burberry The Beat for Men
Best Packaging Women's Popular Appeal: Avon Bond Girl 007
Best Packaging Men's Popular Appeal: Tim McGraw
Best Packaging Women's Prestige: Harajuku Lovers & JPG-Ma Dame
Best Packaging Men's Prestige: 9IX Rocawear
Best Bath & Body Line: Thierry Mugler Angel
Media Women: Estee Lauder Sensuous
Media Men: Juicy Couture Dirty English
Women's Private Label:Victorias Secret Sexy Little Things Noir
Celebrity of the Year: Paris Hilton.

Sources and photos: fifiawards(twitter), fifiawards(twitpic)

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Adidas Free Emotion

Adidas will launch Free Emotion, a new floriental fragrance for “independent and confident” women, in July.

The fragrance notes include lemon, apple, black currant, raspberry, freesia, rose leaves, livly of the valley, hibiscus, green banana, melon, cotton musk, acajou wood, wenge and cedar.

Adidas Free Emotion will be available in 30 and 50 ml Eau de Toilette and in matching body products.

Download 6 Free Songs from 6 Hot Artists Obsessed With Benefit's New "Hello, Flawless!" Powders

SEPHORA kicks iy off Benefit's Beauty And The Beat introducing their new "Hello, Flawless!" powders and showcasing the 6 hottest artists OBSESSED with it! Available in 6 shades, these 6 hot artists have staked their claim on their favorite, must-have shades:

Esmee Denters - HONEY
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And in honor of this perfect "music-meets-makeup" match, you get to download 6 of their hottest songs free! So get flawless, and start making your mix. Click
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From Sephora's blog.


Urban Decay will Release Cream Liners

Urban Decay Cream Eyeliner in color Loaded. Full size with brush and mirror compact. Not yet released from Urban Decay as of May 09. Click here to purchase : http://allcosmeticswholesale.com/urdecreylo.html . New INK FOR EYES are for new season.

Sephora Fragrance Freebies!

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Fresh Freebies at SEPHORA!

Buy Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish $65 and get freebies!

Daisy Crazy at Sephora!

Buy Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette Spray 3.4 oz $72, and get a free cute tote!

Free Stella McCartney Bracelet with Stella EDT Purchase!

To enjoy this limited-time offer, simply purchase the Stella McCartney Stella 3.3 oz Eau de Parfum by clicking on the link on the product detail page and entering promotion code STELLA when prompted at checkout. The free silver-tone three strand charm bracelet, featuring three multi-size discs with Stella McCartney's name in her signature font (open length = 8") will then be added to your order. Stella 3.3 oz Eau de Parfum is for $89

Free CK Beach Towel !

Limited-Time Beauty Bonus: Buy the 3.4 oz ck one summer and receive a FREE ck one summer signature beach towel. Enter promo code CKBEACH at checkout. While supplies last. www.sephora.com

Free Harajuku Tote in Purchase of Set!

To enjoy this limited-time offer, simply purchase the Harajuku Lovers Solid Coffret and enter promotion code HARAJUKU when prompted at checkout. Solid Coffret -$65- Harajuku Lovers Solid Fragrance Coffret is a must-have set of five unique solid fragrances to express every side of you!

Free Vera Wang Set ( Really Cute Tee )

To enjoy this limited-time offer, simply purchase the Vera Wang Rock Princess 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray and enter promotion code ROCKPRINCESS when prompted at checkout. The free Vera Wang set will then be added to your order. Click here: Rock Princess 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray

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Kiehl's Argan Oil New Products

Kiehl's have launched a limited-edition collection of Argan and vegetal Squalene-based body lotions meant to mend all those unsightly crocodile cracks. The new product is called the Superbly Restorative Body Lotion and to make things even more exciting Kiehl's have asked Erykah Badu, Adrian Grenier, Kerry Slater, and the Parsons New School of Design to pitch in...

The collection is part of the Kiehl's Gives Back project: "100% of proceeds up to $100,000 will support waterkeeper alliance." Each bottle has a different label designed in collaboration with the different personalities involved. Claims are:

-Helps improve skin's resilience and texture
-Helps enrich skin's moisture barrier
-Leaves skin soft with a healthy-looking sheen

-Blended with fairly traded Argan Oil
-Restores Softness and Tonicity
-Optimally hydrates and reinforces skin's defenses

Formulated with a naturally-derived preservative system A 16 oz. bottle is priced at $55 and can be purchased here.

Also one more newbie:

Superbly Restorative Argan Body Cleansing Oil This unique body-cleansing oil is formulated with fairly traded Moroccan argan oil-rich in antioxidants as well as essential fatty acids-known to help protect the natural lipid barrier.Together with a gentle yet effective beta hydroxy acid, Kiehl’S Superbly Restorative Argan Body Cleansing Oil cleansing treatment helps to smooth and retexture skin, revealing a healthy-looking radiance. When used for shaving, this uniquely versatile formula protects and comforts skin for a close, comfortable shave.

-Gently cleanses skin without stripping it of essential lipids
-Formulated with Fairly-traded Organic Argan Oil and a concentrated beta hydroxy acid to smooth and retexturize skin
-May be used as a moisturizing bath oil and/or as a shaving oil on the body
-Naturally-fragranced with oils of Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Eucalyptus, and Cedarwood

SRP: $27.50.

Argan Oil Indigenous to Morocco’s Atlas Mountain Region, this fairly-traded, organic Argan Oil is derived from the Argan Tree and is naturally rich in poly-unsaturated fatty acids, including Tocopherols (Vitamin E), and Omega-6 and Omega- 9 fatty acids, which are known for having restorative and protective properties on the skin.

Givenchy Les Poetiques Collection

Givenchy Winter/Fall 2009 - Les Poetiques
ActiMine Base with SPF 15
Eyeshadow (?)
Prisme Libre Loose Powder
Eyeshadow Kit
Eyeshadow or / and Powder Kit
Lipstick and nailpolish

From http://www.kissandmakeup.tv/2009/05/gallery_givench_1.html!

Free Tote at Sephora

Buy a 3.4 oz of the women's perfume and enter promo code HARDY at checkout on Sephora and get a free geisha tote!

Masaki Matsushima M;0°С Men

Masaki Matsushima M;0°С Men is a new fragrance for men presented in 2009, available in a frozen turquoise flacon with ice-fresh aromas. This new fragrant refreshment of unusual shape and design characteristic of the house of Masaki Matsushima is available as 40 and 80 ml EDT.

Masaki Matsushima M;0°С Men features aromas of frozen apple sorbet, woody accords and
citrusy zest. Gentle nuances of bellflower are joined by musky notes, introducing atmosphere of Scandinavian morning.

Freshness of the composition is strengthened by Chimayo cocktail made of apple juice, tequila and ice cubes. This fragrance aims at men who are searching for ice freshness in upcoming summer days.