Estee Lauder Cyber White BB Cream

Estée Lauder has further expanded its CyberWhite EX brightening collection with the new CyberWhite EX Extra Intensive BB Creme Multi-Action Formula SPF 35.

Described as an all-in-one treatment that delivers both skincare and make-up benefits, the creme is said to deliver a brighter, more luminous appearance and natural-looking, buildable coverage, while helping to improve skin’s condition and help prevent future damage over time. In addition, it provides broad-spectrum sunscreen and UVA protection, evens out skin tone and minimises the appearance of imperfections. CyberWhite EX Extra Intensive BB Creme Multi-Action Formula SPF 35 is suitable for all skin types, and can be worn alone for a natural look, or as a base under foundation.

Happy Mother's Day from Bobbi Brown!

An eye palette with two metallic, 2 shimmer, 4 matte eyeshadows for both smokey and neutral eyes.
A kit with Natural Finish SPF 15 foundation, foundation brush and powder in clear pouch.
A kit with 3 eyeshadows, 1 metallic and 2 creamy lip colors and a blush.
A brush kit with mini versions of fine liner, angled eye and all over face brush.

FW AW10: Aveda & CND @ Jason Wu

Aveda @ Jason Wu
“The Jason Wu hair look for this season is all about charm—this is a look of romance and innocence. I took inspiration from Holly Hunter in the film, “The Piano.” –Odile Gilbert for Aveda

-Prep damp hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Glossing Straightener for added shine and straightness, and blow-dry smooth with a flat brush.
-Use a comb to create a clean part—either in the center or wherever hair parts naturally. Then pull hair into a loose ponytail at the nape of the neck, allowing hair on either side of the ponytail to cover the ears and rest at chin length. Spray with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray for all-day strong hold.
-Wrap a 10-inch bungee elastic around the ponytail, criss-crossing it from top to bottom to create a braid-like pattern. Tie securely at the bottom and set with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray.
-Wrap the braided ponytail into a flat chignon at the back of the head and secure with hair pins.
-Allow a few loose pieces of hair to fall naturally around the face. The sides should be loose and romantic while the chignon is more tightly secured in place. Finish the look with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray for lightweight hold.

In the silver look, Crush Metal Pigment in Platinum was swept onto lids and blended with water for a more translucent hue - and Cream Color Base in Pearl was pressed into the center lid to create a luminous reflection. In the gold version, Crushed Metal Pigment in Golden Lemon was applied to the lid and crease instead.

To create the custom color blend of masculine and femininity that Wu requested, CND began with one coat of silver chrome with two coats of putty on rounded square nails. Super matte top coat gave the resulting neutral gray an industrial, urban edge.

FW AW10: CND & MoroccanOil @ Carolina Herrera

CND, MAC & MoroccanOil @ Carolina Herrera
"It's all about the classic lady and looking elegant" - Roxanne Valinoti for CND

For an opulently glossy neutral, Chocolate Milk was first applied as a richer version of camel, followed by Super Shiney Top Coat. A quick slick of Solar Oil - which features jojoba oil - insured that nails dried quickly without smudging on clothing.

Makeup: MAC artist Diane Kendal started by lining the lid both top and bottom with Prunella eye pencil, a deep burgundy. Prunella was also applied into the eye crease, and blended out to diffuse the color. Indian Ink, Fig and Vibrant Grape were applied both on lid and in the crease, continuously blending the colors into one another. A nude pigment and lots of mascara completed eye look

A pink/mauve blush (working name Soho, new for fall) was blended into the apples of cheeks, and concealer and then a pink/mauve lipglass (working name Subtle Romance, also new for fall) was also applied to complete the look.

Hair: Orlando Pita first blow dried hair straight using Hydrating Styling Cream for a soft hold and smooth texture, and then parted hair cleanly in the center. After placing strands behind the ear to open the face, he finished with a fine mist of Luminous Hair Spray for weightless hold that still allowed for natural movement.

FW AW10: Aveda & Victoria's Secret Beauty @ Christian Siriano

Aveda & Victoria's Secret Beauty @ Christian Siriano
“The Christian Siriano hair look for this season is a Parisian chic updo—a surge of 1960’s glamour.” —Antoinette Beenders
Brows were combed in a defined but wispy way . Lavish lipstick by Victoria's Secret Beauty was used on lips.

-Prep hair with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for light, workable hold.
-Working from bottom to top, curl hair in one-inch pieces with a medium barrel curling iron. Loop each curled piece around your finger and pin against the head to set the curl. Allow curls to cool, and then remove clips. Gently brush hair out.
-Separate a top section of hair—from the hairline to the crown—and pin it away to separate. Backcomb the remainder of hair and spray with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray to create ultra-volume. Brush backcombed hair through.
-Gather the left side of hair and pull tightly to the back of the head. Pin in place vertically, up the center line of the head, with bobby pins. Smooth hair against the head with fingers and spray with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray to minimize flyaways.
-Gather the right side of hair and pull tightly to the back of the head. Wrap hair inwards around your fingers to create a tornado-like twist. Pin in place and spray with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray for ultra-strong hold.
-Remove pins from the remaining front section of hair and backcomb to create volume. Spray with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray. Comb hair away from the face and pin to the top of the twist, creating wave-like volume at the crown of the head. Set the look with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray.

FW AW10: CND & Redken @ Twinkle

CND, MAC & Redken @ Twinkle
For her Fall 2010 collection, Twinkle designer Wenlan Chia made a fashionable escape into a fairy tale reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel. And the beauty team followed suit with whimsical hair and dramatic eyes and nails.

Playing on the theme of the dark and slightly gothic, models were fitted with press-on nails coated with two layers of Dark Ruby, and softened with Super Matte topcoat, to create a crepe-like, textured effect. The length and shape were kept medium length and wearable, custom-fitted to each model's nails. Nail shape was square, with softly rounded edges.

Skin was kept soft, matte, and pale, with light contouring around the eyes and jawline with deep bronze blush (working name Laguna, a new shade of mineralize blush for fall). In a look that is all about the windows to our souls, models were treated to a glossy, smoky eye with the use of only one eyeshadow (working name Tarnished Bronze, which is new for fall) with clear gloss on top. Look was completed by toning down pout with MAC Pro Lip Erase.

Separate hair into two sections, horizontally. Apply Fabricate 03 Heat-Active Texturizer and Thickening Lotion 06 Body Builder to strands. Blowdry product throughout to bring out the natural texture of hair. Pull front section back into a ponytail, keeping sides tight and top loose. Incorporate front into back, winding into a low roll just off-to-the-side of the nape. Secure with bobby pins and finish with Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray.

Hourglass Summer '10

Illumine Sunset Creme-to-Powder Bronzer Duo ($40) and Extreme Sheen Gloss in Fortune ($28)



TARTE ReCreate Primer

ReCreate™ Silicone-Free Primer with Wrinkle Rewind™ Technology

Turn over a new leaf with the first ever silicone-free, natural, and clinically proven antiaging primer with Wrinkle Rewind™ technology. The first of its kind, ReCreate™ silicone-free primer is powered by Wrinkle Rewind™ technology; a proprietary complex that's clinically proven to immediately increase skin's moisture content by 53% within 15 minutes post-application, decrease appearance of wrinkles by 67%, and increase appearance of skin's firmness by 47%. This smooth primer refines skin texture without silicone, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and reduces appearance of pore size so your makeup not only applies more evenly, it stays in place all day.

This silicone-free antiaging primer contains Skinvigorating™ingredients like tarte's Wrinkle Rewind™technology, a proprietary re-hydrating complex that restores moisture, tone, and elasticity to the skin, effectively reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, jojoba seed oil, an easily absorbable moisturizer that leaves skin soft, supple, and smooth, sunflower seed oil, a plant derivative rich in vitamins A & E to moisturize, regenerate, and condition skin, vitamin E, a natural anti-inflammatory emollient that protects against free radical damage, and peat extract, a natural plant extract that moisturizes and preserves the skin.

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

- 53% increase in skin's moisture content within 15 minutes post-application
- 67% decrease in appearance of wrinkles after 6 weeks of use
- 47% increase in appearance of skin's firmness after 4 weeks of use

Active Ingredients
-Wrinkle Rewind™ Technology: Proprietary re-hydrating complex restores moisture, tone, and elasticity to the skin, effectively reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
-Jojoba Seed Oil: Easily absorbable moisturizer that leaves skin soft, supple and smooth.
-Sunflower Seed Oil: Rich in vitamins A & E this plant derivative helps moisturize, regenerate and condition skin.
-Vitamin E: Natural anti-inflammatory emollient that protects against free radical damage.
-Peat Extract: Natural plant extract that moisturizes and preserves the skin.

Dermatologist-tested, clinically proven, and cruelty-free. 1 oz. $32. Avaible at

TARTE Summer 2010 - Hopefully More to Come!

Matte Waterproof Bronzer
Just like tarte's best-selling mineral powder bronzer, this matte waterproof bronzer delivers just the right amount of a sun-burnished glow and doubles as an easy contouring powder. Infused with natural, skin-softening mineral pigments, this waterproof bronzer helps improve skin's texture, tone, and clarity all day long while withstanding humidity and moisture.

This matte, waterproof bronzer contains Skinvigorating™ ingredients like pure water to deliver and retain moisture, vitamins A and E, which act as antioxidants to fight free radical damage, vitamin C, an antioxidant that fights free radical damage and prevents oxidative stress and premature signs of aging while brightening skin, and mineral pigments that are known for their soothing and softening properties. This product is dermatologist-tested and cruelty-free. $29
EmphasEYES™ Waterproof Clay Shadow / Liner
Create a long-lasting, high-definition eye look with this deeply pigmented, naturally advanced essential. Multitasking Amazonian clay, combined with additional Skinvigorating™ ingredients, offers rich nourishment and imparts a smooth consistency. The result is a uniquely textured formulation that can be smudged onto lids as an all-over shadow or perform as a precise eyeliner.

This dermatologist-tested, cruelty-free product is housed in an airtight recycled glass jar, topped with a repurposed aluminum lid, for optimal freshness. Each shade comes with a full-sized double-ended brush applicator. $22

-Black (matte black)
-Bronze(deep bronze sheen)
-Brown (matte chocolate brown)
-Indigo (deep royal blue sheen)
-Plum (eggplant purple sheen)
MultiplEYE™ Clinically-Proven Lash Enhancing Waterproof Mascara
Fortify lashes by naturally increasing the appearance of lash volume, while also increasing the appearance of lash length and growth—all with a waterproof mascara! Using a unique blend of High-Performance Natural™ botanical nutrients, tarte has engineered a nourishing onyx-black waterproof mascara base infused with their proprietary HydroPlant™ peptide (a soy-amino super protein) to help stimulate lashes for a 526% increase in the appearance of lash volume and increased appearance of length, growth, and strength. The towering spiral brush separates and envelops each lash in the nutrient-rich formula to help promote the appearance of sky-high lashes. For even more volumized and lengthened lashes, use with the complete multiplEYE™ clinically proven 3-step regimen.

This clinically-proven lash enhancing waterproof mascara contains Skinvigorating™ ingredients like tarte's HydroPlant™ Peptide, a naturally derived and proprietary blend clinically proven to increase the appearance of lash volume by 526% while increasing health and appearance of length, cellulose, a natural plant derived thickening agent, soy protein, a complete protein that fortifies, thickens, and nourishes lashes and provitamin B5, a vitamin B derivative that treats and thickens lashes. This product is dermatologist-tested, clinically proven, and cruelty-free. $24
Rise & Shine Plumping Lip Stain
Nude (champagne beige), $21
24.7 Natural Lip Sheer SPF 15
Sunday (sheer dusty rose), $16
Dawn (sheer golden beige), $16
Twilight (sheer peach champagne), $16
Lock & Roll 12-Hour Eyeshadow
Burnt Bronze (shimmering deep bronze)$17
Deep Amethyst (deep violet purple) $17
Deep Sapphire (dark greyish blue)$17
Moss (shimmering golden olive) $17
Onyx (charcoal with glitter)$17

Too Faced New Products

Aqua Bunny Crème to Powder Splash Proof Bronzer
This water-resistant, weatherproof bronzer offers streak-resistance and extended wear on all skin types. The unique, cruelty-free fan brush swirls on the shade evenly and allows you to layer until you achieve your desired sunkissed tan. The cream-to-powder formula is sheer and lightweight and the powder consistency controls shine for the freshest finish. The combination of Actifirm Ultra and Vitamin E hydrates skin and promotes cell regeneration for a youthful glow and Chamomile and Aloe Vera Extract soothe the skin and offer anti-inflammatory benefits. $28

Wild Thing Set ($81 Value)
This set contains an exclusive compact featuring Candlelight and Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Sun Bunny Lip Bronzer, Pinpoint (Hot Chocolate), and a travel-sized Primed & Poreless in a luxe leopard print bag. The limited-edition combination of Candlelight's sheer gold shimmer and Chocolate Soleil's matte cocoa finish is the compact of any beauty addict's wildest dreams. The multi-tasking Primed & Poreless is scientifically formulated to wear alone or under complexion products and is offered in the perfect travel size for any beauty trek. The super-shine lip bronzer and world-famous mascara finish off a look that is fierce and fabulous. $38

This set contains:
- 0.17 oz Mini Primed & Poreless
- 0.36 oz Chocolate Soleil Bronzer & Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Highlighter Duo
- 0.27 oz Lash Injection Pinpoint in Hot Chocolate
- 0.5 oz Lip Bronzer Lip Gloss in Sun Bunny
- Leopard-print Bag

NARS New Products!

Skin Smoothing Face Prep
Skin Smoothing Face Prep prepares skin for a flawless makeup application. Ideal for trouble spots (fine lines, large pores, rough spots, and other imperfections), this formula creates a smoother and more even canvas. It creates a perfectly matte finish that leaves skin feeling comfortable, not dry. Dermatologist tested. Fragrance free. Non-comedogenic. 0.26 oz; 30$.

After 2 week test:
- 85% felt that it minimized the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- 88% felt that product smoothed out the surface of their skin
- 75% felt that after using the product, their makeup finish was improved
Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
This smudge-proof eyeshadow base uses a unique polymer and mineral powder blend to get a firm grip on color for long-lasting, gorgeous wear. Fortified with a special deep-sea extract and an antioxidant rice extract, it dries on contact and keeps the delicate eye lid smooth and ready for eyeshadow application. Ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested. Fragrance free. 24$.

After 2 week test:
- 97% felt that it maximized your eyeshadow color
- 93% felt that it extended the wear of your eyeshadow
- 90% felt that it prevented creasing and smudging
Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment
Buffered with SPF 15 and moisturizing mango butter, this lip treatment keep lips protected throughout the day. You can choose from subtle-yet-sublime tinted shades. The lip-caressing colors can be worn alone or underneath your favorite NARS lip color. 25$.

-Angelique (barely there strawberry)
-Aurore (barely there sandy pink)
-Bianca (barely there pearl)
-Lara (barely there pale pink)

Lancome Teint Idole Fresh Wear

Achieve 18-hour, shine-free perfection! This uniquely fresh, lightweight formula controls shine and provides natural coverage for a perfectly matte, poreless complexion. 32$, 10 shades, exclusive for Beauty Insiders at www.sephora.com

DuWop Summer 2010

Angel Washes
This refreshing, water-based formula provides a delicate wash of long-lasting color for the lips, cheeks, and eyes. Angel Washes contain panthenol derived from vitamin B5, which gives skin a soft and smooth appearance and increases suppleness and sheen. The three shades are packaged in adorable tubes for easy application. $27
Clear Revolotion
A cooling self-tanning gel that contains extracts of arnica and calendula to firm and tone and white tea and chamomile to soothe and refresh—all within an aloe base, Clear Revolution delivers a safe, healthy, glowing tan that develops overnight. The formula's bluish hue fights any orange tendencies, giving your skin a completely authentic tan, and a hint of shimmer brings a subtle sheen to the skin. It provides a natural sunscreen and is scented with a tempting blend of essential oils, including lavender, lemon, lime, and ylang ylang. $30
Flight Stick
Flight Stick contains antioxidants to protect and hydrate and a touch of caffeine, which naturally stimulates the skin and enhances the appearance of dryness and damage. Flight Stick contains a hint of tint to even out and perfect the complexion and the cooling formula also contains hyaluronic acid to firm and condition and restore suppleness. $28

Giorgio Armani's New Addition

Giorgio Armani 'Face Fabric Radiance'
Your favorite cream-to-powder foundation, now reformulated with an exclusive Micro-fil™ light fluid pigment that seamlessly applies like a sheer second skin. The result: a luminescent glow. 1.35 oz, $48.00, in 3 colours: Light, Medium and Dark.
Giorgio Armani 'Blushing Fabric'
A micro blend of water-soluble pigments creates a luminous fabric-like finish with incredible transparency. Inspired by Armani's finest couture fabrics, this sensuously textiled color wraps skin in weightless perfection. $38.00 in #01 Shimmering Peach, #02 Sicilian Orange and #03 Pink Chiffon.

Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine

Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 is a lightweight, soft-shine lipstick that doubles as a rejuvenating moisture treatment. It instantly comforts dry, chapped lips and provides long-term moisturization with natural cocoa and shea butters, jojoba, apricot kernel and avocado oils. Peptides, along with vitamin C and paracress, stimulate collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while SPF 15 helps prevent future sun damage. $22.00 , in 15 hues.

Burberry Cosmetics!

Here is the first pic dropped out by WWD today - iconic pattern is embedded on!

Moschino Toujours Glamour

A new fragrance by the house of Moschino is arriving on the market in 2010. This is a successor of Moschino Glamour dressed in blue. Toujours Glamour is based on composition of Glamour edition, but refreshed with red currant and green violet leaves in charge of this mischievous elegant edition spiced with cardamom. A heart of this fragrance blooms with innocent white lily of the valley and intoxicating jasmine with a hint of bitter almond. A base intertwines heliotrope, benzoin and sensual musk. A heart-shaped glass flacon is decorated with silver and lilac-blue details, available as 30, 50 and 100 ml EDT will be on counters in June.

Happy Earth Day!

Brands for Earth Day

AVEDA: 100% of the proceeds of purchases of the limited edition Light the Way Candle ($12) are donated to Global Greengrants Fund. Additionally, you can participate in Aveda Walk for Water events during the week of April 22nd. Also, if you take Aveda’s Water Footprint Calculator for a spin, Aveda will donate $1 (up to $500,000) to Global Greengrants Fund.

FRESH: FRESH is donating 10% of all purchases in-stores and online to Nischan’s Wholesome Wave Foundation.

KIEHL’S: Kiehl’s has launched their Limited Edition Label Art series, where 100% of net profits up to $200,000 will benefit the Rainforest Alliance.

JURLIQUE: Take 25% off all orders placed on Jurlique.com. and Jurlique will donate a portion of all sales to support local botanical gardens in NY, LA, and SF. For those in NYC, Jurlique will be giving away free day passes to New York Botanical Gardens with every purchase made at the Jurlique 477 Madison Avenue store.

LAVANILA: For every purchase on Lavanila.com, Lavanila will plant a tree.

ORIGINS: On 4/22, Origins is offering customers the chance to bring an empty cosmetic container to any Origins retail store or counter (which Origins then recycle for them through their Return to Origins Recycling Program) to trade it in for a free full-sized Checks and Balances Frothy face wash ($18.50 retail value) or A Perfect World Antioxidant cleanser with White Tear ($20 retail value.)

Urban Decay Fragrance Oil

Urban Decay Fragrance Oil is backLink! Urban Decay Fragrance Oil Revolver will be available exclusively at www.urbandecay.com (Starting April 27th) for a limited time.

The blend features top notes of lychee and pineapple leaf and a middle note of fig and final bottom notes of Egyptian musk and amber. The oil features a roller ball application and has a super long linger and throw thanks to its high perfume oil base. You can buy it starting April 27th for $26 from the Urban Decay website.

Guerlain's New Terracottas

Guerlain has updated its signature Terracotta franchise for summer 2010 with two new bronzing powders: one for women and one for men.

Terracotta Men (introduced in 1988) was the brand’s first bronzing powder designed specifically for male consumers. The latest version incorporates an ultra-matt formula to deliver a natural-looking tan to the skin, according to Guerlain. The bronzer is presented in matte black packaging, simply decorated with the brand’s ‘double G’ logo and Lui (meaning “for him”).

Terracotta Lady Tan Magnifier Powder is suitable for use on both the face and body. The product features fine gold-coloured particles of mother-of-pearl, which are said to ripple over the skin for a sensual, pearly effect. The bronzer is presented in a dark brown holder complete with integrated brush.


NEW Benefit Ultra Lip Shine

Ultra Shines Lip Shines line ($18 each) will launch next month. They have brush applicator. -source-

•Foxy Lady: a diamond rose
•Back to the Fuschsia: a sparkling fuchsia
•Wild Child: a glimmering amethyst
•Spiked Punch:a juicy coral
•Dancing Queen: a watermelon pink