Festive polish at your fingertips

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You don’t have to step away from the classic red, but this year gold and silver shades are also vèry suitable to celebrate in.

The season’s penchant for ‘precious’ varnishes has appeared everywhere from Dior and Sally Hansen, to MAC and OPI, Bobbi Brown and Essie, Mavala and Burberry. There’s a shade to suite any skin tone, any personal style, and any occassion. We could go on, but for now we’ll just recommend you pay attention to a few further bejewelled tones, and our utter favourites; in the form of bright emerald (‘Emerald’ by Dolce & Gabbana), a dark cherry with golden pollen-like particles (‘995 Minuit’ by Dior).

Those who prefer to channel a demure palette should investigate the pearly pink polish in ‘Le Charm’ by Marc Jacobs, and perhaps browse through our defined polish edit, should you require any more direction with your festive digits:

 

 

 

 

 

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Sally Hansen Introduces NEW ManiMatch App!

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Imagine if you can see how a new nail polish color looks on your nails before you buy it? Imagine not getting stuck with a color you end up not liking? Thanks to Sally Hansen, and the launch of their new ManiMatch mobile app. with this amazing new app, you can try on the rainbow of over 200 Sally Hansen nail polish shades in real time, on your nails, before you buy.

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Building on next-generation augmented reality technology, Sally Hansen is transforming the shopping experience with the new ManiMatch mobile app. Users can generate personalised-for-your-skin-tone colour suggestions on demand; using cutting-edge, proprietary technology, the app senses and analyses the pigments in each user’s hand, then matches its polish-shade suggestions to the ones optimally flattering to their skin tone. A simple scan of the user’s hand from any smartphone enables the user to instantly consider and curate their own colour choices from over 200 Sally Hansen shades. There’s no uploading, picture-taking or manual data entry, as the app works in real time.

 

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Choosing the perfect shade is traditionally both the most fun and the most difficult aspect of shopping for nail colour. ManiMatch flips the trial-only-post-purchase shopping experience that has always frustrated nail colour shoppers, transforming the process into a moment of discovery, excitement and pleasure.

The app is addictive; everyone who tries it can’t stop herself from checking out more options. The fact that you see exactly how a colour will look on your own hands is just pure fun, and incredibly useful. People end up experimenting with shades they’d never normally try.

Jeremy Lowenstein, Sally Hansen Vice President.

The innovative technology uses bespoke skin tone analysis and an algorithm to map the hand. It tracks the individual nuances of the user’s hands, analyzes skin tone, finds the nail beds, and photo-realistically simulates our nail polish shades, with shine: the finished manicure appears instantly on the user’s hand. ManiMatchTM generates shade suggestions across all Sally Hansen’s product lines, including Miracle Gel, Complete Salon Manicure and Xtreme Wear, so users can easily navigate and experience every colour they desire.

ManiMatch is available for download for free on iOS platforms from the Apple Store.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir MakeUp

Remember the beautiful black sketch of a young Parisian woman for the perfume bottle of La Petite Robe Noire? She needed colour in her life. Her head full of colourful dreams, she rushed to see Olivier. Inspired by her joyful energy, Olivier Echaudemaison, Guerlain’s makeup creative director, created not one but twenty beautiful shades with scented textures.

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Inspired by La Petite Robe Noire’s joyful energy, Guerlain creates utterly irresistible lip and nail colours in scented and deliciously shiny textures to dress up her style with colour!

20 fantastic lipstick shades and 10 irresistible nailpolish shades to discover.

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LA PETITE ROBE NOIRE LIPSTICK

Guerlain created an absolutely essential and utterly irresistible La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick in deliciously shiny texture to dress up your style with colour!
Vibrant shades in an innovative texture:
– a light-weight texture reveals the lips’ natural radiance, leaving them supple and comfortable

  • Buildable coverage thanks to its thin film: one layer to offer a glimpse of the natural sensual texture of the lips, two layers for a casual chic effect, and several for a more dense and sophisticated finish.
  • Inspired by La Petite Robe Noire, the formula is deliciously perfumed and delicately flavoured for an unforgettable taste on your lips. A fruity floral scent inspired by the heart notes of La Petite Robe Noire’s fragrance attract tender or passionate kisses.
  • An ultra-shiny finish. Pure and ultra-luminous pigments deliver a shiny lacquer effect, thanks to a cocktail of fine oils and a selection of ‘POP’ pigments coated in a specific shine-boosting resin.

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LA PETITE ROBE NOIRE NAIL POLISH

Guerlain creates fragranced colour and imagines an absolutely essential and utterly irresistible La Petite Robe Noire Nail Colour in deliciously shiny texture to dress up your style with colour!
A real La Petite Robe Noire miniature perfume bottle with its lid in the shape of the famous upside-down heart. Its flat brush allows optimal, easy and precise colour application.

  • An ultra-shiny finish and revived shades thanks to a new technology of pigment grinding combined with a new generation of plasticizers
  • An exemplary hold thanks to a specific resin that guarantees the film’s elasticity and suppleness
  • It reveals a sweet gourmand fragrance with accents of red berries and petals, in line with La Petite Robe Noire’s original accord. The scent lingers for 24 hours.that reveils itself instans after the application.

 

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I’m convinced that Guerlain’s new make-up collection will be a huge success. The design with the upside-down heart is simly unique. The transparent case of the lipstick offers a glimpse of the shade.

You can find the La Petite Robe Noire Make-up collection in shops now!

Dolce & Gabbana #dglovesfall Makeup Collection for Fall 2015

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Dolce & Gabbana has launched #dglovesfall, the upcoming season’s make-up collection, inspired by its Fall/Winter 2015/2016 catwalk presentation.

The beauty look from the Dolce & Gabbana AW15 Show focuses on flawless complexion, bold natural brows, and an array of matte lipsticks in neutral and red hues. Pat McGrath, Dolce & Gabbana’s makeup director, used D&G Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation, and Glow Illuminating Powder Shimmer to recreate the appearance of healthy, luminous skin. The lips were coated in red or beige shades from the Dolce Matte Lipstick range, while some of the models wore the Classic Cream Lipstick in Antique Rose or Purple Passion.

The upcoming range of beauty products focuses on duos of pinks and reds, and natural golden hues. The gorgeous nudes and reds are warped in chocolate and golden shades, joined by warm, enveloping shades of brown and accentuated with lively bursts of purple, yellow, and blue. .

It also features splashes of brighter and more vivid colors such as purple, yellow and blue, inspired by the children’s drawings that featured on the dresses and accessories of the collection.

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Roman Classic, Dolce & Gabbana #dglovesfall Makeup Collection for Fall 2015

Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad comes in a seasonal color harmony named Récolte d’automne, which means “autumn harvest.”

Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Color is offered in three new shades:

  • Antique Rose
  • Zambia Beige
  • Leo Brown

Dolce & Gabbana The Khol Pencil in True Black

Dolce & Gabbana Passioneyes Mascara in Nero

Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick

  • Antique Rose
  • Purple Passion

Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Shine Gloss in Praline

Dolce & Gabbana Intense Colour Gloss

  • Purple Passion
  • Ruby
  • Jaipur Blue
  • Tahitian Grey

Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer is features in three new shades, an universally flattering dirty rose, and two exotic hues:

  • Antique Rose
  • Jaipur Blue
  • Tahitian Grey

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#dglovesfall is set to hit stores worldwide in August.

by Jean Amr

Introducing YSL’s New Watercolor Nail Polishes

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With summer fast approaching, life is about to get simpler: A slice of watermelon becomes the best dessert; you can throw on a dress and sandals and a hat and stroll to your destination; beauty regimens get lighter (good-bye foundation, hello tinted moisturizer with SPF) and brighter. And, though we don’t always think of it, there’s often a newfound ease to our nail strategies.

Take YSL’s limited-edition La Laque Couture Splash Collection varnishes – which are a bit like watercolors for your fingertips that leave the faintest tint behind. Think of each shade like a quick coat of pretty, translucent lacquer, instead of a full-on nail situation, to go along with that lower-maintenance frame of mind. Brush on a layer of the company’s red (Rouge Wet), magenta (Fuchsia Rain), pink (Rose Splash), or tangerine (Orange Drop), let it air-dry—and be done.

YSL La Laque Couture Splash Collection, $27 each

Color, color, color! Michael Kors launches new summer nail lacquers

 

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Following the launch of the Sporty, Sexy, Glam makeup and fragrance collections, Michael Kors has added six new nail lacquers to each line. The comprehensive collection includes 18 shades in three colour palettes: six ‘Sporty’ neutrals, six ‘Sexy’ vibrant shades and six ‘Glam’ rich plums and blues. The rectangular bottles are topped with a gold metal plaque, a nod to the brand’s popular line of accessories.

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Dior releases Renovation Vernis colour palette

 

 

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Christian Dior release its latest selection of nail colours under the Renovation Vernis umbrella, in keeping with its Autumn/Winter collection.

 

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Following on from a stellar Autumn/Winter collection showing in Paris last month, Raf Simons’ all-new Dior radiates a tailored, masculine flair with slices of refreshing feminine colour shades. And with a new beauty creative director on board in the shape of ex-Chanel guru Peter Philips – its future looks only set to get brighter and brighter, as proven by the recent launch of Restoration Vernis – a selection of new colours and vibrant shades like those spotted on the Dior runways, with impeccable hold and a high-tech brush for easy application in a single stroke…

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The colours are reminiscent – almost identically so – of the series of looks on the label’s AW14 runway, with one rich slate shade even referenced as ‘Palais Royal 403’:

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