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I wore my fair share of makeup during winter, even when I really wasn’t leaving the house. As a blogger, it’s just what you do…i’m not ashamed. Now that Spring is here I am looking forward to letting my skin shine through and only use products to give me a kind of ‘effortless’ beauty.  By effortless I mean it shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes and 5 products. This is where the Jane Iredale Country Living collection comes in.

Jane Iredale Country Weekend

The Jane Iredale Country Living collection is a very tightly edited and the name is so very appropriate. It features 3 color products that when combined, gives you a polished, pulled together look that is relaxed and easygoing.

Jane Iredale Country Weekend Lips and Cheek Stain

I love a good multipurpose product, so,  Forever Peach Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain ($25)  is  my favorite item in the collection. It’s a sheer “non-drying, long-lasting, all natural stain  that adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible peach shade that will flatter your skin’s undertone.”  I have it in my gym bag now so after a workout when I have errands, I can apply sunscreen and add a little to my lips and my cheeks.

Jane Iredale Country Weekend  Shadow
Jane Iredale Country Weekend Getaway Shadow Palette

The Getaway Eyeshadow Palette  ($58) is inspired by tranquil country landscapes and has 5 shades set in a sleek, super lightweight compact. Though all the shades are pigmented, the ones I wear most are the bronze/gold and the shimmery black (top and bottom right).

The Espresso Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner ($28) is another favorite because I can use it as a liner but also as a shadow.  As a liner I have to layer it to have it show up on my dark skin but as a shadow, I can smear it on and quickly blend for long lasting water resistant wear. I highly recommend using a lid primer with both shadow and liner.

Jane Iredale Country Weekend - Eyes and Lips


In the picture above I’m wearing my two favorite colors from the shadow palette, the Gel Liner and the Lip stain.  The collection is really all the color you need for a nice country weekend or any day you want an easy,  laid back makeup look.

For more about Jane Iredale Country Weekend Collection, click here.


What would spring be without a new, vibrant and colorful collection from MAC? They do new collections like no one else and can get you hyped for a new season (though it is a tad easier to be excited for Spring while currently suffering through snowstorm after snowstorm, ugh).  The shades in their new A Fantasy of Flowers Collection, is a mix of pastel pigments, luminous glosses, pops of color from vivid nail lacquers and liners. Quite a large collection, there is truly something for everyone in this mix.

 MAC Fantasy of Flowers

I had a ton of favorite pieces from this launch, and it was as if every product I tried was better than the last.  Between the Mineralize Skin Finishes and the Mineralize Blushes – my cheeks were glowing and flawless.  I love the quad style Mineralize eye shadows and naturally was drawn to the shade Great Beyond because it was so wearable with its neutral brown/plum tones.  The Fluidline liners blew my mind with their vibrancy and would be an amazing accent for a fun night out or weekend look.  The Cremesheen Lipglasses are always a favorite of mine because they wear like the typical MAC Lipglass but without all the tackiness that causes my hair to be permanently attached to my lips on windy days.  Here is a look at a few of my stand out winners from the collection:


Below is a look at the entire collection:

MAC Fantasy of Flowers Minerlize Skin Finish Mineralize Blush in 2 shades: Azalea in the Afternoon and Petal Power.  Available at Nordstrom for $25.00

Mineralize Skin Finish in 2 shades: Stereo Rose and Perfect Topping. Available at Nordstrom for $30.00.

MAC Fantasy of FLowers Lipsticks

Lustre lipsticks in 6 shades: Fleur d’Coral, Naked Bud, Dreaming Dahlia, Rose Lily, Snapdragon, Heavenly Hybrid.  Available at Nordstrom for $15.00.

MAC fantasy of flowers cremesheen collection

Cremesheen Glass in 6 shades: Nectarsweet, Flare of Fantasy, Pagoda, Playful Petal, Star Quality and Galaxy Rose. Available at Nordstrom for $20.00.

MAC fantasy of flowers mineralize eye shadow 1MAC fantasy of flowers minerlize eye shadow

Mineralize Eye Shadows in 4 shades: In the Meadow, Pink Sensibilities, Golden Hours, Great Beyond – available at Nordstrom for $21.00.

MAC fantasy of flowers pigmentsMAC Pigments in 4 shades: Lilywhite, Chatreuse Bouquet, Violet and Pink Pearl. Available at maccosmetics for $21.00.

MAC fantasy of flowers mascara and brushes

Haute and Naughty Lash in Black available at Nordstrom for $21.00.

Brushes in 3 styles: 286 Duo Fiber Tapered Blending brush for $32.00, 159 Duo Fibre Blush brush for $35.00 and 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush for $42.00.  Available at maccosmetics.com.

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MAC Fluidline liners in 2 shades: Sassy Moss and Phlox Garden. Available at Nordstrom for $16.00.

MAC fantasy of flowers nail polish

MAC Nail Lacquer in 4 shades: Pep Pep Pep, Saint Germain, Girl Trouble, and Soiree.  Available at Nordstrom for $16.00.

The collection is available both in store and online.  Purchase the full collection here.

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It seems that just about every other week there is a new MAC Collection but the fact that Baking Beauties combines makeup and food has me drooling.  Baking Beauties  is based on  the artistry of cake decoration and products are packaged and named for mouth watering desserts. Face Powder in exclusively designed cupcake patterns, lipstick in tones like Devil’s Food and Raspberry Swirl and Nail Lacquer with names like in Bleu Velvet and Pistachio Crème make this collection scrumptious.

MAC BAking Beauties Collection Lipsticks

MAC Baking Beauties Lipstick ($15.00 Limited Edition)

  • Pure Decoration Light white peach (Cremesheen)
  • Raspberry Swirl Light white blue pink (Cremesheen)
  • Lavender Whip Light cool lavender (Cremesheen)
  • Devil’s Food Glossy deep plum (Frost)

MAC BAking Beauties Collection Lip Balms

MAC Baking Beauties Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm ($19.50 Limited Edition)

  • Baking Beauty Creamy light peach
  • Cheery Cherry Creamy mid-tone blue pink
  • Sweet Tooth Creamy lilac
  • Glace Creamy pale baby blue

MAC BAking Beauties Collection Mascara and Brushes

MAC Baking Beauties Brush (Limited Edition)

MAC BAking Beauties Collection Face Powders

MAC Baking Beauties Pearlmatte Face Powder ($29.00 Limited Edition)

  1. In for a Treat Champagne base with matte coral flower and mint leaves
  2. Pink Buttercream Light silvery pink base with dark pink flowers and periwinkle leaves

MAC Baking Beauties Collection Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Baking Beauties Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($18.50 Limited Edition)

  • Fancy Frosting Frosted white
  • Let’s Skate Pale pink with pearl (Permanent)
  • Mooncake Warm beige
  • Eclair Light chocolate with gold pearl
  • Dangerous Cuvee Frosted cool grey (Permanent)

MAC Baking Beauties Collection Glitter

MAC Baking Beauties Glitter ($21.00 Permanent Collection)

  • Reflects Transparent Teal Sparkling white turquoise
  • Pink Bright pink

Lustre Drops ($21.00 Permanent Collection)

  • Pink Rebel Blue pink with gold pearl

MAC Baking Beauties Collection Nail Lacquer

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 Limited Edition)

  • Confectionary Light blue pink (Cream)
  • Pistachio Creme Light teal mint (Cream)
  • Blue Velvet Light periwinkle blue (Cream)

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MAC In Extra Dimension collection features eye shadows, blushes and skinfinishes.


MAC In Extra Dimension Eye Shadows

MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow  ($21.00 Limited Edition)

The eye shadows are creamy, silky and provide luminous well defined eyes in sheer crystallized light to stunning metallic. Don’t be fooled by the pale shades you see in the pan, these colors are  iridescent and definitely live up to the name  of the collection. If you have dark skin like I do, these can work on you as well.  There are six shades available.

  • Extra Silver True silver
  • Opalesse Opalescent white with pink pearl
  • Zestful Pale iridescent lime
  • Triple Impact Opalescent lavender with violet pearl
  • Dimensional Blue Frosty blue
  • Smoky Mauve Mid-tone cool mauve

MAC In Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Extra Dimension Blush ($25.00 Limited Edition)

The blushes deliver polished textures that blend smoothly into the skin, reflect light and leave a smooth second-skin finish. Available in 5 shades.

  • Bareness Rosy beige
  • Blazing Haute Dirty peach
  • Flaming Chic Bright blue pink (This shade is going to be great on most it not all skin types.)
  • At Dusk Mid-tone rose
  • Fiery Impact Burnt red bronze (I absolutely love this shade. This is the shade I wear when you want to go bold!)


MAC In Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($30.00 Limited Edition)

The Skinfinish is in a split  pan with two shimmering shades great for contouring, highlighting and sculpting. Available in 3 shades.

  • Definitely Defined Silvery pink/soft rose with shimmer
  • Shape the Future Pastel pink with iridescence/soft brick with light shimmer
  • Double Definition Soft shimmery gold/patina bronze  ( I have dark skin and this is the MY perfect highlighting and contouring shade.)


MAC In Extra Dimension Brushes

MAC In Extra Dimension Brushes (Limited Edition)

The 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush and the 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush deliver professional results.

Products are available now on MACCosmetics.com and in MAC Stores.

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I must admit, I love my life as a Blogger. In addition to writing ThisThatBeauty (my baby!), I get to work on some rather cool projects with some of my favorite fashion & beauty brands. If you follow me on Instagram (and I’m certain you do) you know that I’m a total Madewell Girl. . . I practically live in the store at The Mall at Short Hills. So when Birchbox (a fave beauty destination!) and Madewell asked me to participate in the BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience — I quickly replied ‘YES‘.

Though it’s yet to actually feel like Spring (brrr…but soon!) BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL have partnered to celebrate the launch of Madewell’s spring collection. I was invited to create my own “How to Be a Madewell Girl” look with clothing from Madewell’s spring collection and the latest beauty products from Birchbox.com.

My BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience shoot begins…

BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
In the makeup chair


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
We went with an Emerald eye and glossy nude lip.


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
So so many beauty goodies on set!


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
The Oribe products that kept my hair looking amazing!


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
I drew lots of inspiration from this section of the store


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
Yes, please! I added a few of these arm candy musts to my finished look.


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
Here I am with my Assoc Editor, Christene…inspecting Spring’s best!


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
I’m thinking this top is a total winner! Christene agrees.


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
Getting my accessories *just* right!


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
I’m almost ready for my closeup . . .


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
Voila! Now this is how to be a Madewell Girl 🙂


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
A little open jacket action to show what I’m workin’ with 😉


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
Again…but this time with a playful “I’m-trying-to-look-ten-years-younger” head tilt. LOL
BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
You get to see the bag really well in this shot!


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
And here I am, pretending something is funny, when really…I’m deliriously cold [but twas fun!].
BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
Working the stairs…


Want the deets on my fashion & beauty from the BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience? Of course you do!

MAKEUP: Eyes — MAKE Satin Finish Eyeshadow in Ivy, Stila “In the Know” palette. Lips — Armour Lipgloss in Diana [ZOMG, girl – buy it!]. HairOribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray

CLOTHES: The Transport ToteSkinny Ankle Jean in optic white Silk Boyshirt Belted Leather Bomber Sungarden ScarfPave Chevron Cuff Tracecraft Bangle

So how did I do? Do like my look? See something you like?

Leave a comment!. . . I’d love to hear what you have to say!

Want to be a Madewell Girl? In this exclusive video Madewell’s editorial director, Susan Cernek, shares the inspiration behind the collection and explains how to get the Madewell look. Great tips!


Dr. Hauschka’s Limited Edition Spring makeup collection combines pale nude shades with darker shades to help create looks from sultry and dramatic to natural and effortless.


Dear Eyes Eyeshadow Trio

The shadows are formulated with silk and talc powder to allow smooth application and contains plant extracts, anthyllis and black tea to nurture and support the delicate skin around the eyes. I almost always use a brown/nude palette with hints of bronze or gold, so, this palette with hints of pink gives me a nice change of pace. The brown and rose/pink shades are flat and the beige shade has a bit of shimmer, perfect for highlighting the brow and inner eye. If you buy one basic brown/nude palette this spring, this is a good option because it will work on all skin tones and fits nicely into any makeup bag. $39.95 


Black Volume Mascara

The mascara goes on a bit more wet than I would like but it does a good job of lengthening and filling out my very sparse lashes.  For best results, I wait about 30 seconds between coats and apply two to three coats. All Dr. Hauschka makeup products contain ingredients to nourish and improve the area to which they are applied. This mascara is made with beeswax, candelilla and rose waxes and contains neem leaf to strengthen lashes. $29.95 

Black Eyeliner with Smudger 

There is black eyeliner then there is Dr.Hauschka black eyeliner that is formulated with quince, black tea, jojoba, carnauba waxes and combined mineral pigments. I love nothing more than a quick black rimmed eye and with this I feel more comfortable knowing that my liner is formulated with some wholesome ingredients that will improve the area around my eyes.  This eyeliner is not jet black, it is more of a soft black. $17.95 


The Eyeshadow Blender Brush ($27.95) and Eye Definer Brush ($22.95) are carefully crafted  from natural hair and can be used for easy,  precise and effortless eyeshadow application.

Beginning March 2013, all products will be available at drhauschka.com

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We continue our spring trendspotting with N.Y.C. New York Color. The Frugalista Friendly drugstore brand has recently launched Shock Value, a limited edition collection of punchy colors for lips, eyes, cheeks, and nails. “Shock Value” encourages you to give up your old makeup routine and shake things up with flamingo pink lips, bold purple liner, and citrus nails. With a collection that’s affordably priced from $1.99 to $3.99, my advice is to throw caution to the wind and live a little. Go on…liven up those lips, add some spark to your eyes, pop those cheeks, and light up your nails. Spring has sprung!

In A New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish ($1.99)

Get added shock value with these intense, cutting-edge hues of quick-dry nail enamel. Infused with a hint of shimmer to add depth and shine, the colors are formulated with a high level of pigment for remarkable, brilliant color that won’t fade. Minerals like magnesium, iron, calcium and copper provide strengthening benefits, as the formula boosts shine and speeds drying time. The unique flat brush included produces the ultimate lacquer effect. Limited-Edition Shades: Magenta Flash, Orange Creamsicle

City Duet Blendable Brights Eyeshadow ($2.99)

Create eye-popping looks with this crease-resistant, pigment-rich shadow duo. Color coordinated for maximum impact, the shocking shade combination dramatically highlights and contours eyes. The shades can be worn alone or blended to create a multitude of looks with the included double-ended applicator. Limited-Edition Shades: Electric, Flash

Liquid Eyeliner ($2.99) Electrify eyes with shocking shades of this long-lasting, fast-drying color. The fragrance-free, hypoallergenic liner glides on easily and resists smudging.  The narrow brush allows for precise application. Limited-Edition Shades: Electric Blue, Ultra Violet

Blushable Crème Stick ($3.99) This oil-free, sheer crème dries down to a silky powder finish for longwearing, radiant color that makes cheeks pop. The crème-to-powder formula glides on smoothly for an all-day glow, nourishing skin with Vitamins A, C, and E. The soft and creamy blush blends easily with fingertips to deliver quick, customized intensity and coverage. In an ultra-portable, convenient twist-up stick, the effortless formula allows for quick application on the go.Limited-Edition Shades: Wild Berry, Pink Flash

Extreme Lip Glider Lip Gloss ($3.99)This high-gloss formula shocks lips with vivid, wet-shine color and a glassy finish. Vitamins A, C, and E nourish lips while a complex of extracts and oils provide conditioning benefits. The non-sticky, lightweight, moisturizing gloss provides radiant, vibrant color and lush melon flavor as it smoothes and softens, leaving lips looking ultra-saturated and super-shiny.Limited-Edition Shades: Fuchsia Shock, Wild Orchid, Red Hot

N.Y.C. New York Color is available at chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide. To find a retailer near you visit www.newyorkcolor.com

For the first time in ten years L’Occitane unveils a brand spanking new make-up collection that draws inspiration from the peony. To accompany the color collection, the beauty brand collaborated with French nurseryman, Jean-Luc Rivière, to create a peony focused scent. All of the fragrance and make-up products in the collection are infused with the scent of peony.

Paeonia Eau de Toilette boasts top notes of bergamot and grapefruit, heart of peony and rose, and a base of sandalwood and white musk.

The complete fragrance collection includes:

  • Paeonia Intense Eau de Toilette Roll-on, a concentrated version of the scent for on-the-go use
  • Beauty Milk enriched with grape seed oil, shea butter and peony extract
  • Shower Cream enriched with shea butter and peony extract
  • Petal Soap in the shape of an opening peony bud
  • Limited-edition Beauty Powder an ultra-fine fragrant powder with iridescent shimmer finish

The full, limited-edition makeup collection includes:

  • Peony illuminating powder
  • Peony healthy glow face powder
  • Peony face color powder in four shades
  • Peony face color powder duo in three shades
  • Peony lipstick in four shades
  • Peony liquid shine lip color in four shades
  • Peony lip balm
  • Peony Tinted Water

Wow! After ten years L’Occitane brings you color. Who’s adding this to the Spring makeup budget?

Smashbox’s spring 2010 color collection, Heartbreaker, is a fun and flirty offering that is filled with bold and vibrant spring shades. This is precisely the energizing jolt of Spring makeup you seek after a cold dreary winter of subdued tones. Heartbreaker (which makes me hum this lil ditty by everyone’s favorite Meltdown Diva) embodies trends and looks that I wholeheartedly welcome when the weather breaks. Spring time encourages makeup risk taking….have at it with a pop of bursting color, soft washes of shimmery shades, slick lips, and flushed cheeks.

Heartbreaker is tastefully youthful….pouts painted in glossy hot pink….lilac and ballet pink shadow softly frame the eyes….Pretty pink shimmer powder creates a warm glow.

The collection flaunts a diverse color palette with a rich assortment of shades. Bright azure, mint, hot pink and deep violet colors balance out warm tones like chestnut, champagne and charcoal. Pinks, coral orange, berry and beige are main focus for plump kissable lips.

The full collection rundown:

  • Eye Shadow Palette: Two new palettes featuring six shades: Hot Date (crème brulee, shimmering chestnut, champagne, shimmering azure, mint and taupe) and Kiss n’ Tell (ballet pink, hot pink, icy white, deep violet, charcoal and peony)
  • Fusion Soft Lights: A color wheel of shimmering powders arriving in pinks and neutrals in one shade suits all, Baked Starlight
  • Liquid Liner Pen: Liquid eyeliner pen in Jet Black
  • Lip Shine: Two new lip formulations in Berry Hot, a berry pink and Melon-Drama, a coral orange
  • Roller Gloss: A new roll-on lip gloss in Pink Sugar, a glittery pale pink

This collection screams “spring makeup investment”, so start stacking your chips. Heartbreaker is money well spent, for reals.

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New Impressions from Givenchy demonstrates a visit back to the roots of creation as Nicolas Degennes takes inspiration from the possibilities of a blank page.

Soft and airy, Givenchy’s spring make-up collection is influenced by coloured inks and stains on white paper. The skin is pale and flawless, with a luminous glow that reflects a perfect canvas effect while splashes of colour arrive on the eyes, lips and cheeks.

Bursts of lilac are key, with lashings of shocking purple mascara and metallic indigo nail varnish brightening up the look against pale rose lips and eye-popping pink cheekbones. Otherwise, skin remains translucent in creamy vanilla and delicate beige tones.

Products in the collection:

  • Le Prisme Blush: A powder blusher with four colours contained in sliding compacts. Two soft, luminous palettes of pink and organgey shades borrowed from the new range of blushes. Degennes has created six new Prisme Blush harmonies. Avaliable in Inspiration Rose, Vintage Pink, Aficionado Peach, It-girl Purple, In Vogue Orange and Fashionista Brown
  • Phenomen’Eyes Effet Extension: A new limited-edition violet shade in Purple Impression
  • Parad’Eyes Liner: New liquid eyeliner in Mauve Impression, a mauve with white and pink pearlescent particles and Nude Impression, a nude shade with golden and white particles
  • Printed Lips: Tinted-look lipstains comes in a black marker pen application. Available in Pink Impression, a pale pink and Rose Impression, a luscious pink
  • Pop Gloss Crystal: Comes in Coral Impression
  • Gloss Interdit: Comes in Magenta Impression
  • Rouge Interdit: Comes in Rose Impression and housed in a limited-edition case decorated with vibrant traces of paint
  • Rouge Interdit Shine: Comes in Coral Impression and is contained in a decorated case
  • Vernis Please!: One new nail colour in Purple Impression

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This spring Estée Lauder has collaborated with American fashion designer Michael Kors to bring out the Very Hollywood collection, inspired by the glamorous world of Hollywood.

“The inspiration for the Estée Lauder Michael Kors Very Hollywood Color Collection is iconic Hollywood glamour, both past and present, interpreted for everyday life,” Michael Kors explained. The look reflects the timeless beauty of the Estée Lauder company and Kor’s modern fashion style, resulting in a contemporary American beauty image.

There are two key looks in the collection:
Bel Air Beige: a colour palette consisting of beige and coral tones with a sexy smoky eye and shimmery peach lips and cheeks
Rodeo Pink: a defined eye with vibrant raspberry tones of bright, bold lips and cheeks

Flawless skin with a satiny finish is important for both looks. A modern, classic colour palette that reflects the glamour of Hollywood. Lips shine in honey blondes or rose pinks while sparkling gold, beige, peach, vivid raspberry and coral tones make up the rest of the colour wheel.

Products in the collection:

  • Shimmery Loose Powder: a lightweight shimmer powder to highlight eyes and cheeks
  • Blush: Two new shades for cheeks in Sunset Coral and Sunset Pink
  • Eyeshadow Duo: Arrives in Blonde Mink and Night Star
  • Eye Pencil: One in Sepia and one in Film Noir
  • Lip Sheen SPF15: Five limited-edition lip colours in Honey Blonde, Starlet Peach, Bungalow Pink, Starlet Rose and Hollywood Gold
  • Lip Gloss: Five new lipglosses arriving in the same shades as the lipsticks
  • Nail Lacquer: Comes in Hollywood Gold and Bungalow Pink

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Clarins’ spring make-up collection, Cotton Flower, is based on white and denim blue tones to create a fresh and pretty modern look.”This spring we’ve focused on two key trends, crisp white cotton and denim blue. It’s a combination that has a fresh, elegant, simplicity especially with white taking the starring role,” explained Thibault Vabre, Clarins artistic director.

A contemporary look with softly smoky blue diffused all over the eyes and highlighted with white on the inner corners for a striking appearance. The use of blue in the collection is soft and romantic. The eyes beautifully balance sensual, shiny lips coated in rose pink. The harmony of the lips and eyes stand out against a satiny finish complexion.

Cotton Flower introduces a strong color palette of blue, lilac, violet, indigo and white hues on the eyes to create a high impact look. Pink is key for lips. The collections boasts caramel rose, sparkling pink and deep blue-toned rose.

Products in the collection:

  • Face Palette: Light pressed powder in beige and iridescent white tones embossed with a cotton flower decoration
  • Eye Quartet & Liner Palette: Features three powder eye shadow colors in lilac, violet and gentian; an indigo blue powder eye liner and a hyacinth white highlighter presented in a mirrored compact with brush applicators
  • Eye Colour Monos: Two new eye colors in Desert Blonde, a translucent beige and Dusky Rose, a pink-toned taupe
  • Joli Rouge Lipstick: New shades in Pink Blossom, a rose pink and Rose Berry, a blue-toned rose. Each one comes in a blackcurrant flavor and a touch of licorice and vanilla fragrance
  • Joli Rouge Sheer Lipstick: Comes in two shades: Sorbet, a sparkling pink and Toffee, a frosted caramel rose
  • Gloss Appeal: Two new glosses with a light almond scent: Iced Pink, a shimmery pink and Sweet Fig, a creamy nude

(European launch)

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The limited edition Paul & Joe collection, entitled Wildflowers, consists of eye colors and lip glosses artfully imprinted with floral and butterfly patterns.

The look of the collection embodies a soft femininity and romantic feel with long, lustrous lashes and subtle shading of frosted lilac and pale gold lightly blended around the eyes. For this look, the “eyes” have it! Pretty peepers take center stage. The lips are muted with a hint of shimmer. Oooh, soft sex appeal. I love it!

Meet the colors

Shimmery pastel tones of champagne gold, light green, dusty pink, burnt gold and lilac purples are key for eye. Lips arrive in pink, fuchsia and orange tones to complement the warm eye colors.

Meet the products

Eye Color: Three new eye shadows, each one packaged in delicate patterned tubes. Available in 064 Honeysuckle, an off-white and brown gold; 065 Lady’s Slipper, a fresh green and pretty pink; and 066 Purple Clover, a light and dark purple

Lip Gloss Lacquer: Three pots of lip gloss with packaging design selected by Sophie Albou. The glosses come in 001 Baby’s Breath, a clear white and beige; 002 Snapdragon, a clear orange and bright orange; and 003 Primrose, a pink and fuchsia.

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Chanel 2010 Spring Colour Collection – LES IMPRESSIONS DES CHANEL

Inspired by marks and imprints left behind during the life of Mademoiselle Coco Chanel, Peter Philips, global creative director of Chanel make-up, has created a timeless collection capturing the brand’s elegant signature style and classic allure.

From an imprint of Gabrielle Chanel’s hand on a sheet of paper to various representations of her portrait, morsels of her timeline have been infused into the new range to portray a look of gentle illumination and soft eyes. Femininity is celebrated with a fresh complexion and highlighted cheekbones in a look that encompasses all that Mademoiselle Chanel represented.

The palette pays most notable homage to beige – the shade of choice in so many of Coco Chanel’s clothing lines. Natural, muted shades arrive on the lips in delicate daubs of pink and brown, while eyes are subtly emphasised in metallic plum, satin vanilla and caramel.

  • Empreinte de Chanel: A pearly face powder made up of rosewood, beige and brown tones with a pearly gold double C imprint
  • Joues Contraste: A delicate rosewood-coloured powder blusher in Imprévu
  • Poudre Universelle Compacte: A pressed powder in Beige Clair
  • Soleil Tan De Chanel Fluide Enlumineur Effet Irisé: A light dewy cream to impart skin with a radiance glow. Comes in SunKissed
  • Les 4 Ombres: Eyeshadow palette in Kaska Beige with four new shades: a caramel beige with golden sparkles, a satiny vanilla, a matte taupe brown and a metallic plum brown
  • Ombre Essentielle: Two new shades include Sillage, a rosy beige and Trace, a bronze brown
  • Ombre d’Eau: A fluid iridescent khaki eyeshadow in Torrent
  • Le Crayon Yeux: Eye definer in Khaki Doré, a khaki brown tone
  • Rouge Allureb: Four new lip shades in: Impertinente, a beige pink; Délicieuse, a beige with amber tones; Insouciante, beige with dark brown accents and Incognito, a rosewood beige
  • Lèvres Scintillantes: Two lipglosses in Futile, a pale pink and Maline, a light peach
  • Le Crayon Lèvres: Lip pencil in Beige
  • Le Vernisb: Three nail colours including Inattendu, a beige; Particulière, a red brown, and Tendresse, a soft pink

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