Contour Magic

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MAC Cosmetics has always been in the forefront of beauty and style. This year they bring us their holiday Nutcracker collection that parades itself in beautifully designed packaging – a beautiful mix of pink and gold. The MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Contour Brush Kit is one of our favorite things this year not only because of its beautiful holiday design but also for its versatility. It contains five short handle versions of their classic contour essentials. The kit contains the 168 Large Angled Contour Brush, 193 Angled Foundation Brush, 221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush, 212 Flat Definer Brush, and the 204 Lash Brush.

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To create the flawless contour takes not only great products but also the best brushes to achieve that perfectly chiselled blend. Ace your look anywhere and anytime as this kit comes in a carry-on size. The variation of brush shapes in this set allows for more versatility and the right value for your buck. It’s a great option for either the make-up maven or the newbie as it enables precision and flexibility for any type of user.

 

20161209193404-mac_brushkit_nutcrackersweetcontourbrushkit-1_resized_773x403Indulge in these luxurious brushes that will surely help you create the best holiday look with effortless handling and grip when applying your product. You can pair this with any number of other MAC make-up selections that will ensure your contour is on fleek and not at all cakey.

Giorgio Armani Night Light Holiday 2016 Collection

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The new Giorgio Armani Night Light Holiday 2016 Collection which is due to launch next month was inspired by the chiaroscuro technique in painting and photography. This technique uses strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. The new Giorgio Armani Night Light Palette features classy shades and looks mysterious at the same time in a sleek black compact. Take a look and find out more…

Giorgio Armani Night Light Holiday Palette (limited Edition), €90.00

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This gorgeous Christmas 2016 face and eye palette comes in a black dual-tier compact. The upper tier includes 10 eye shadow shades with different finishes like shimmer, matte, pearl and metallic. The lower tier includes a universal shade of Luminous Silk Powder and two shades of Maestro Fusion Makeup foundation which can be used for contouring and highlighting.

Giorgio Armani Night Light Ecstacy Lacquer (new shades), €34.00

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  • 202 Nude Light – iridescent beige
  • 203 Amber Night – shimmering brown
  • 204 Night Shadow – dark brown
  • 507 Night Light – dusty rose
  • 508 Night Glow – warm pink
  • 509 Bright Night – reddish pink

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Yves Saint Laurent drops a holiday glitter bomb with ‘Sparkle Clash’ collection

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For this year’s holiday season, the French maison is rocking a beauty look that shimmers and shines with seasonal sparkle with its ‘Sparkle Clash’ makeup collection.

Yves Saint Laurent is standing out from the beauty crowd this year with a makeup collection that’s both fun and sexy, switching traditional sophisticated holiday beauty for a glamorous and quirky look with a rock ‘n’ roll edge. From the packaging to the selection of shades, the brand offers an explosion of shimmer and shine to sparkle your way through the holiday season.

For Yves Saint Laurent Beauté creative director of makeup, Lloyd Simmonds, the idea for this exclusive look came from a desire to rethink the outdated trend for holiday makeup that’s overly polished, too ‘done’. Simmonds sought to put fun and glamour back into the occasion and make holiday makeup much easier to apply. That way, it can be as fun to wear as it is to put on.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Strobing Light Highlighter

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Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Strobing Light Highlighter

To complete this festive look, Yves Saint Laurent has reworked the packaging of its iconic and Holy Grail Touche Eclat, with a glittery gold and silver case. On the inside, the product is its usual much-loved self, the perfect partner for a flawless and luminous complexion. Concealer is one of those products that everyone needs to use if they’re going for a full-on makeup look. You can’t have an all-inclusive makeup look without having a base to put them on! Yves Saint Laurent has included this simple, limited edition piece in this collection, making it easy to get all of your makeup needs in this one place.

 

Yves Saint Laurent Lumiere Divine Sparkle Clash Highlighting Finishing Powder

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Yves Saint Laurent Lumiere Divine Highlighting Finishing Powder

The holiday season is the perfect time to highlight your best features by adding a shimmering element of drama to your looks. When you have to be bundled up to go outside, you might as well illuminate the skin you get to show! This powder has a silky smooth finish that is made to make your skin radiant with health and a natural glow.

 

Yves Saint Laurent Multi-Usage Palette Collector Sparkle Clash

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Sometimes, palettes are the best thing you can do for your makeup collection. When you can have everything you need in a convenient package, it not only saves time, but also space if you’re packing it up to take with you on your holiday ventures. The palette features a highlighter in pink and gold, bringing an instant brightening effect to cheeks. It has four shimmering eyeshadow shades in plum, bronze, gold and metallic pink, and two lip colors, with a tone-on-tone pink and a tinted red. It comes in a silver and gold sparkling case for a festive touch of bling.

 

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Star Clash Lipstick

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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Star Clash Lipstick

Lipstick is arguably your most powerful weapon during the winter months, especially since deep and daring colors look so striking against the white snow. This season, Yves Saint Laurent has added in reds, purples, and pinks that will have you more cheery than ever. The formula is rich and full of hydration that promises to give you supple lips with a soft, smooth finish. YSL has paid particular attention to the packaging for this collection. The ‘Rouge Pur Couture Collector Sparkle Clash Edition’ lipstick, for example, comes in a gold and silver glitter case and sees its lip-color stick imprinted with stars.

  • No.1 Le Rouge (Satin)
  • No.70 Le Nu (Satin)
  • No.52 Rouge Rose (Satin)
  • No.19 Le Fuchsia (Satin)
  • No.09 Rose Stiletto (Satin)
  • No.13 Le Orange (Satin)

 

 Yves Saint Laurent La Lacque Couture Sparkle Clash

Yves Saint Laurent La Lacque Couture Sparkle Clash

To round out this collection Yves Saint Laurent has added in two limited edition nail sparkles that will absolutely captivate you. Sparkle is easily the most important part of a holiday makeup line, and these two nail polishes will make it easy to add that in as the final touch to your look.

• 78 Gold Clash
• 79 Silver Clash

Discover Christian Louboutin’s Festive Loubilaque collection

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With the festive season just around the corner, Christian Louboutin’s star is bright as he unveils his newest Loubilaque collection…

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After expanding their beauty portfolio with the launch of a new lipstick range, aptly titled Loubilaque, Christian Louboutin has now added more sparkle to the must-have collection. While looking towards rich lacquers for inspiration, the eponymous French label adds five new shades – Akenana, Altareva, Altressa, Casanovella and Colibrette – to accompany the coveted label’s iconic lip lacquer Rouge Louboutin, along with signature shades, Bengali and Bikini.

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Perfect for that festive stocking, Christian Louboutin showcases the holiday spirit with three images that blend photography and collages. Here’s a sneak peek at the collection now…

 

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Christian Louboutin Loubilaque Colibretta

 

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Chrisitan Louboutin’s Festive Loubilaque is available at christianlouboutin.com.

OPI’s tribute to Audrey: Breakfast at Tiffany’s nail polish collection

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This year’s Christmas collection from OPI is called Breakfast at Tiffany’s and is a tribute to Audrey Hepburn and the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s that is celebrating 55 years this year.

I have always felt that the most beautiful famous face in the world is Audrey Hepburn. Unmatched. OPI has launched a collection called Breakfast at Tiffany’s for Holiday 2016, which started sales on October 1. The collection is meant to “reflect her classic beauty and sense of playfulness” – and how else, but using one of her most classic renditions. It will feature 12 limited-edition shades in regular lacquer, and 6 shades of Infinite Shine. The star of the set is the OPI I believe in Miracles – a shade that OPI calls ‘precious blue’. It is a light, cheerful, sky-ish blue that makes you think of a spring morning in the mountains. So delicate and soothing – such a far cry from the neon orange and pinks from the last season!

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I Believe In Manicures, Champagne For Breakfast, Black Dress Not Optional, Apartment For Two, Five-And-Ten, Rich & Brazilian

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Meet My Decorator, Got the Mean Reds, Fire Escape Rendezvous, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sunrise…Bedtime!, Can’t Read Without My Lipstick

The collection also features the OPI Champagne for Breakfast shade which is a shimmering, silvery shade – perfect for a night out or a gala event (like the award night or a dinner with the Queen). The OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a pearly matte shade, with some “iridescent flecky bits” – which I assume means awesome. Then there is an OPI Five-and Ten – which is light, calm and sparkling. The OPI Black Dress Not Optional is well, black. It has a placid feel to it than a witchy, gothic feel. Which is what Audrey symbolizes – peace. Then there are these shades of red – Apartment for Two, Meet My “Decorator”, Fire Escape Rendezvous, Got the Mean Reds, Can’t Read Without my Lipstick, and finally the Rich Brazilian. Winding up with OPI Sunrise … Bedtime!

The collection’s 12 limited-edition lacquers come at $10 and the 6 Infinite Shines at $12.50. So this holiday season ‘OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s Holiday 2016’ is going to paint the town red. Or blue. Or pearly white. You choose!

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New Rouge Dior Lipstick

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The colour revolution is underway! Rouge Dior reveals 35 Couture colours, from satin to matte.

How do you feel today? Seductive, sassy, rebellious ? Take off the cap, turn the tube and glide the stick over the lips. Dare to feel good, vèry good with Rouge Dior!

This fall, Dior updates its iconic Rouge Dior Lipstick collection. As of September 2016, the colorful lipstick range will be expanded with brand new hues and a trendy new texture.

Discover Natalie Portman like you’ve never seen her before: a bold woman playing with her image, funny and sensual. The new Rouge Dior is all about attitude!

Believe it or not, but Dior’s classic Rouge Dior Lipstick has been around for more than 60 years! This cult-favorite product made its debut back in 1953! As Monsignor Christian Dior stated on a number of occasions, the Rouge Dior lipstick is inspired by the timeless archetypes of beauty, silkiness and colors of Dior’s lush fabrics. In 2016, the entire range has been reformulated, expanded with new color families, and offered in new finishes. The face of the new lipstick campaign is Dior’s style ambassador Natalie Portman.

The most important addition to the range is Dior Rouge Dior Extreme Matte Lipstick – a brand new texture, based on an lip-caring formula that delivers no less than 16 hours of wear, without drying out the lips. The Extreme Matte Lipsticks are infused with mango butter and hydrating aroleat samphire, a wax obtained from a coastal plant Criste Marine. Despite being fully matte, Dior’s new lipsticks claim to be extremely comfortable to wear, which is thanks to the innovative formula infused with lip-plumping hyaluronic spheres.

 

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  • Rouge Dior Delicate Matte
  • Rouge Dior Montaigne Matte
  • Rouge Dior Pretty Matte
  • Rouge Dior Visionary Matte
  • Rouge Dior Strong Matte

 

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  • Rouge Dior Euphoric Matte
  • Rouge Dior True Matte
  • Rouge Dior Radiant Matte
  • Rouge Dior Classic Matte
  • Rouge Dior Exuberant Matte

 

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  • Rouge Dior Superstitious Matte
  • Rouge Dior Mysterious Matte
  • Rouge Dior Poison Matte
  • Rouge Dior Ambitious Matte
  • Rouge Dior Matte 999

Rouge Dior Matte Lipstick is offered in four amazing shades, which are exclusive to Selfridges. These macaroon-inspired hues come in statement shades of pastel to totally reinvent your summer look.

 

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  • Rouge Dior Clover Matte (Vert)
  • Rouge Dior Tender Matte (Saumon)
  • Rouge Dior Coudy Matte (Mauve)
  • Rouge Dior Sunny Matte (Jaune)

Dior Rouge Dior Couture Lipsticks are offered in a beautiful versatile color palette inspired by new season couture. The lipstick promises 16 hours of wear, and it features a moisturizing formula enriched with sea fennel to keep lips plump.

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  • Rouge Dior Rose Montaigne
  • Rouge Dior Saint Germain
  • Rouge Dior Atrice
  • Rouge Dior Culte
  • Rouge Dior Darling

 

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  • Rouge Dior Desir
  • Rouge Dior Feel Good
  • Rouge Dior Hazard
  • Rouge Dior Miss
  • Rouge Dior New World

 

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  • Rouge Dior Osee
  • Rouge Dior Panarea
  • Rouge Dior Paris
  • Rouge Dior Premiere
  • Rouge Dior  Promenade

 

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  • Rouge Dior Ready
  • Rouge Dior Red Smile
  • Rouge Dior Rendezvous
  • Rouge Dior Rose Harpers
  • Rouge Dior Rouge Dior

 

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  • Rouge Dior Rouge Zinnia
  • Rouge Dior Standout
  • Rouge Dior Sydnney
  • Rouge Dior Trafalgar
  • Rouge Dior Victorie

The collection also includes lip-glosses and nail lacquers in complementary shades. The lipstick is priced at $35.00, €35.00, or £26.50, depending on the market.

 

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Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Palette 4-in-1 Face Essentials for Holiday 2016

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Kevyn Aucoin’s new limited-edition four-shade palette for the face to contour, accentuate, define, and create dimension for Holiday 2016.

The Contour Palette 4-in-1 Face Essentials Sculpt.Highlight.Bronze.Blush features four gorgeous shades that are suitable for all complexions. Create the perfect Contour with Kevyn’s iconic Sculpting Powder, formulated with a unique combination of brown, red, and gray pigments to create the perfect shadow. The Celestial Powder is an ethereal highlighter that adds a subtle glow to the skin. The PRO makeup artist favorite also includes a limited-edition blush that enlivens the complexion, leaving you with a natural-looking flush. Finish off your look with the Matte Bronzing Veil, perfect for creating a subtle tanned look all year round.

kevyn-aucoin-the-contour-paletteKevyn Aucoin The Contour Palette 4-in-1 Face Essentials contains:

  • The Sculpting Powder in Medium
  • The Celestial Powder in Starlight
  • The Matte Bronzing Veil in Desert Nights
  • The Pure Powder Glow in Aurora

The Palette is availble now, $58