I have a new love. It’s pretty serious. We met and it was like fireworks. My husband will just have to understand. The object of my desire? I’m talking about Cool Reserve nail lacquer from MAC’s upcoming F/W Nail Trend 09 collection.
Jin Soon Choi got the height of manicuredom for a reason and that reason is utter genius! Remember all of the muted greys and lavenders of seasons past that we all adored? Cool Reserve nail lacquer is all those best-in-show polishes mixed into one brilliantly, amazing colour. It will be one of your spot-on fall faves. Neutral, yet edgy. Perfection.
- Top row, L-R:, OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques, OPI for Sephora’s Metro Chic, MAC’s Cool Reserve, MAC’s Love and Friendship
- Bottom row, L-R:, OPI’s Done out in Deco, MAC’s Hello Kitty’s On The Prowl, OPI’s Parlez-Vous OPI, OPI for Sephora’s Call Your Mother
What do you think, loves?
I had to take a moment to share my love for butter LONDON polishes. They have stand-out colours, they are big-3 free, they last and they made fall trends their bitch in the below vid. Whilst they are more expensive than OPI at $14 each, they fall far below the $30 some of us *cough cough* have dished out for certain “it” Chanel polishes. I have posted some of my fave rave colours above for your peeping. You can find these at Beauty.com.
Any butter LONDON fans out there? What’s your must-have butter LONDON colour? Any colours you want to try?
I know that a lot of you, like me, have really been inspired by the fantastic artistry in the last few Sephora catalogs. The Fall Trend catalog was no exception. There were some really amazing looks.
Sephora has video tuts for a handful of the looks on their blog. Definitely check them out for some great tips. Here’s the link: Sephora Fall 09 Runway Trend Video Tutorials (or just click on the above pic).
Have any of you tried these? Which one is your fave?
“The new accessory: makeup. And even though the manifestations – and impact may vary – all play their part. Consider colour as noise. Crank it up. Or make it barely audible. But this season, let’s hear you.” – MAC
MAC has debuted their take on trend for spring and summer 09. From soft and subtle, to strong and bold, there is inspiration for all of us. I am so excited to see the first bits of spring this month and am looking to these MAC trends to help shake off my winter blahs.
The looks have been broken down into five general trends: Black to Earth, Artifice, Revolutionary Nature, Tendertone and Hydraluminous. MAC gives us the look, essence and feel of each trend:
BLACK TO EARTH
Forget perfection. Eyes go messy, totally mussed, in shimmering boot polish black and blatantly applied mineral blues. This look is about melted liners, smudged shadows, creamy textures, and eyes punked in gloss. Bad is good.
Don’t look now. Unconventional is in. Bizarre is beautiful and helps creates the more striking looks of the season. Key: Faultlessly fake lashes, and big, over-sculpted, red lips. Artifice isn’t real. It’s fun. Flaunt it!
Meet the modern sauvage. She’s sensual, sculpted, naturally good-looking. Her strengths: her features. Real or created-they’re pulled out in earthy washes of bronze, buff, brown for a look of supernatural handsome.
The medium: tender tones, leached out shades, ice-cream scoops of colour. All applied playfully-as if this were your first makeup ever. What’s key, the colour contrasts and how fresh they appear – as a sheer wash, a fabulous cloud of fairy dust…
This season’s take on played down makeup is less about colour than light texture and looking fresh. Think pearl highlights, abundant gloss, but more importantly, consider where’s its applied, unexpectedly on cheeks, brows, lids…
TIP: This is a perfect time to pick up pro items that are featured in these looks, as they are conveniently available on the MACCosmetics.com site. Make sure to check out Violetta Pro lipstick and Atlantic Blue Pro eyeshadow.
For further details on products used and how to acheive each look, visit: MACCosmetics.com