Oct 092014
 

By terryMy friend at The Black Panties sent me the above preview picture of some upcoming items from the French genius brand By Terry.  Starting at the top left, there is:

  • The new Terribly Densiliss Primer, which is said to be fantastic.
  • On the top right are new Terrybly Densiliss Concealers ($69), which are said to have a matte finish and great coverage. The product has incorporates a corrective serum for anti-aging benefits.
  • The bottom left has a variety of shades of the Terrybly Densiliss Compact pressed powders ($95). These are said to have anti-age, soft focus, and mattifying properties.
  • …and finally, on the bottom right, new blushes!!!  Left to right, the numbers on the top row are numbers 6, 1, and 4. On the bottom row (left to right) are numbers 2, 3 and 5.

Looks pretty exciting!  What do you think? If you are interested in learning more, you can call Alex at Barneys New York at (212) 833-2725.

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Oct 092014
 

Guerlain Perles D'Etoiles1Guerlain Holiday 2014 is starting to arrive. My Guerlain Meteorites Perles D’Etoiles ($60) have just arrived, so I thought that I would post some quick pictures for those interested.

Guerlain Perles D'Etoiles2The red ribbon theme of the piece is echoed in the adorable puff.

Guerlain Perles D'Etoiles3Inside, the perles are shades of bronze, pink, mauve, and touch of red.

Guerlain Perles D'Etoiles7One more image:

Guerlain Perles D'Etoiles6Guerlain Meteorites Perles D’Etoiles is available today at Sephora, but can be expected at other retailers soon.

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Oct 062014
 

NARS Nail Polish Toree Elbrus Paros Blow UP
NARS reformulated nail polish includes three edgy shades:  Torre del Oro, Elbrus, Paros and Blow-Up ($20 each). As with the other polishes released since Summer 2014, these have the wider, easy to use brush and longer lasting formula. These colors are available at Nars online, Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Sephora.

Nars terra del orro swatch1Torre del Oro (above) is a searing warm red.

Nars Elybrus swatch1Elbrus is a deep purple, here worn with a topcoat. Below is Elbrus in shaded, natural light (with topcoat):

Nars Elumbrus no flash3

 

I found myself wearing the rich, deep Paros more times than I could count. I love these classic reds:Nars Parosa2Below is a rich orange Blow-Up (worn with a topcoat). Gorgeous!

Nars Blow Up swatch1Of all of NAR’s recent nail polish reformulations, I love this set the best. The rich color, easy application, and vibrant colors add something to the neutrals that I typically wear. Love. (All shades applied in two coats, which gave me completely opaque cream coverage).

These colors are available at Nars online, Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Sephora.

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Oct 052014
 

Nars Shameless Red Obscura Zakynthos1
NARS reformulated nail polish includes three edgy shades:  Shameless Red, Zakynthos, and Obscura ($20). As with the other polishes released since Summer 2014, these have the wider, easy to use brush and longer lasting formula. These colors are available at Nars online, Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Sephora.

Nars Shamelessred swatch3Shameless Red has a strong coral tone. Like the other colors in this range, the color is easily opaque in two coats. Above, I’ve used a topcoat to add some shine.

Nars nude nail polishThe cool nude Zakynthos is opaque in two coats, but a little safer with three. It’s a pretty near-nude that has enough blush to differentiate from my skin color. I love this shade.

Nars Obscura Swatch2Obscura is a pretty grey mauve cream. It’s a beautiful late summer through winter shade. Here, I’m wearing it with a top coat. This has a lovely liquid texture, and is fully opaque in two coats.

All colors have a formula is smooth, easily to apply, and highly controllable with the wide, flat brush that is included. The colors are complex, edgy and gorgeous. A well-done group of consistent, well-formulated metallics.

These colors are available at Nars online, Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Sephora.

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Oct 042014
 

Nars Anarampura1NARS reformulated nail polish includes three metallic shades:  the rose gold Pastorale, gold Milos and Amarapura ($20). As with the other polishes released since Summer 2014, these have the wider, easy to use brush and longer lasting formula. These colors are available at Nars online, Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Sephora.

Nars metallics1

NARS Pastorale is a rose gold.
Nars Pastorale bottle2

 

On nails:Nars Pastorale swatch2 Milos is a rich, warm gold with subtle sparkle:

Nars milos bottle1

On nails:

Nars Milos metallic swatch1Amarapura is a silver with subtle holographic shimmer.

Nars Anarampura3 copyOn nails:

Nars Anarampura swatch3

All colors described here are opaque in one coat, but the texture benefits from a second coat. The formula is smooth, easily to apply, and highly controllable with the wide, flat brush that is included. The colors are complex, edgy and gorgeous. A well-done group of consistent, well-formulated metallics.

These colors are available at Nars online, Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Sephora.

 

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