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Sephora Exclusive! Marchesa Parfum D’Extase – Available Now!

Transcend into the endlessly glamorous world of MARCHESA where intricate dreams are spun into breathtaking opulence. From every ornate drape to each exquisitely executed detail, Marchesa’s signature touch is as effortless as it is seductive. With an air of mystery and desire Marchesa masterfully creates their premiere elixir, a truly enchanting scent available exclusively at Sephora. One spray will take you to a world of fantasy and imagination that is unforgettable, enticing and uniquely their own.

“Like with our dress designs, we wanted our scent to feel sensual and feminine yet still embrace and celebrate the wearers unique style and sensibility” said Georgina Chapman, designer and co-founder of MARCHESA. “It is the essence of our muse transformed into a fragrance that distinctly captures her in her most beautiful and purest form .”

MARCHESA parfum d’extase opens with light florals, giving way to a combination of fresh and woody notes that create the scent’s complexity and beauty. Iris is the secret to the fragrance’s richness, capturing the delicate essence of its flower petals and the dark sensuality of its precious roots. Complementing the timeless elegance of the Iris flower are the beautifully fresh elements of Freesia and Young Violet Leaves to help lead the fragrance into the heart. Comprised of Night Blooming Jasmine, the heart weightlessly transcends the senses into the sensuous background. Here the Iris Root blends together with Ambrox and Musks, the finishing touch to the sublime composition of this intoxicating and unforgettable elixir. Marchesa’s new fragrance clearly defines their distinct artist vision and transports you into an ethereal world.

With as much discipline, precision and care given to each piece they create, the co-founders of Marchesa collaborated with SEPHORA to develop the latest sculptural representation of the brand. Capturing the ecstasy of a perfect moment, the fragrances’ elegantly designed bottle was crafted by Malin Ericson, Creative Director at Vanessa Stevens + Company to evoke the same look and feel of exotic raw quartz crystal, a powerful gemstone known for its positive energy and abundant healing qualities. Each bottles shape uniquely emulates the natural facets and distinct contours of the raw quartz and features individually set crystal accents that exude the confident and alluring femininity signature to the Marchesa design.

 

MARCHESA 50 ml Eau de Parfum Spray $85
MARCHESA 30 ml Eau de Parfum Spray $60
MARCHESA Eau de Parfum Rollerball $25

MARCHESA is available exclusively on Sephora.com today and at Sephora stores beginning September 2012.

New! Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette

Lancôme has a brand new gorgeous palette with three shades: a contour/bronzer shade, a blush, and a highlighter, a true all-in-one cheek design. 

Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette, three simple steps to the perfect sculpted cheek – in one compact.
Have you ever wanted beautifully defined cheekbones, but didn’t know what shades to choose, and where to apply them? Introducing Blush Subtil Palette, which features three smooth, blendable shades expertly created by Lancôme to work together, based on your unique skin tone.

HOW TO USE
Sweep deepest contour shade in the hollow under the cheekbone, running to just above the ear

Using the medium blush shade, smile to start at the “apple” of your cheek, and blend to hairline

Brush the lightest highlighter shade on the upper cheekbone in a “C” shape, by starting a top the cheekbone, blending around the outer corner of the eye, and onto the brow bone

SHADES
Fair skin tones – Rose Flush, Nectar Lace

Medium skin tones – Framboise Flirt, Pêche Savvy

Olive skin tones – Plum Elegance

Chocolate skin tones – Rouge Allure

PRICE & AVAILABILITY
Suggested retail price: Blush Subtil Palette, $42; Cheek & Contour Brush, $40 August 2012 at Lancôme counters nationwide and on lancome-usa.com

 

Fake the Perfect Golden Glow with St. Tropez!

 

I am a  self tanner junkie and I have found a new favorite! The St. Tropez line creates such an authentic tan, its east to forget it came from a bottle. the product is a tinted foam making streak free application really easy. The best part is the natural brown color that looks like you just returned from the tropics.

Be sure to use gloves to apply or your hands will reveal the secret to your amazing tan. On top of the beautiful golden color its the longest lasting self tanner I have found I get solid week of great color before it starts to fade. Check out the different shades to get your perfect depth of tan.

 

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse and Application Mitt
What is it: A super-lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse delivers the ultra-even, allover tan you’ve always wanted. Ideal for the face and body, Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse provides an even, flawless skin finish. The applicator mitt is included to help provide even and smooth results. The mitt has a water-resistant barrier to ensure fingers and palms remain unstained as you glide on the Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse.

Who is it for: Both men and women of any skin tone.

Why is it different: Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse is infused with conditioning aloe vera and long-lasting color. You’ll have a perfectly natural-looking, streak-free tan that dries in as little as 60 seconds. Innovative Aromaguard fragrance technology helps eliminate the tell-tale, self-tan aroma and instead gives a beautiful, subtle-yet-refreshing fragrance.

How do I use it: For best results, exfoliate and moisturize dry areas thoroughly before applying. Help protect light eyebrows and hairline with a little extra moisturizer. Then, pump the mousse onto the applicator mitt and sweep it from top to toe. A guide color ensures you’re well covered, as it’s only missed areas that can look patchy.

Once you’ve got even coverage, wait for 60 seconds before getting dressed. Then try not to get wet or sweat for at least four hours. Finally, shower off to reveal a perfectly golden, natural-looking tan.

To maintain, re-apply a couple of times a week, nourish daily with moisturizer and smooth with regular exfoliation for ultimate results.

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for review, all opinions are 100% my own.


Smashbox Fall 2012 – Image Factory

With the world’s top photographers, artists and A-listers meeting at Smashbox Studios every day to create tomorrow’s trends, it’s no wonder their studios are considered the modern-day image factory. Lori Taylor Global Pro Lead Makeup Artist for Smashbox Cosmetics “Loves this collection because it’s really all you need to create your own unforgettable look that’s totally on trend for fall.”

Icon Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00)
Inspired by some of the hottest eye looks from the Smashbox studios, the Photo Op Palette features the iconic eyeshadow formula in all the soft, essential shades of the season. Includes a double-ended brush for flawless application. Shades in Icon include: Alabaster, Thunder, Blackout, Roast, Black Currant, Seafoam.

Muse Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00)
Inspired by some of the hottest eye looks from the Smashbox studios, the Photo Op Palette features the iconic eyeshadow formula in all the soft, essential shades of the season. Includes a double-ended brush for flawless application. Shades in Muse include: Russet, Truffle, Bare, Juniper, Sandstorm, Sumatra.

Waterproof Eyeshadow Liner ($22.00)
Charcoal Black
Metallic Bronze Brown

Airbrush Whipped Cheek Color ($29.00)
Dusty Rose Pink
Berry Bliss Berry

Lip Enhancing Gloss Duo ($24.00)
Fab/Snappy Peach-brown / pink
Luxe/Chic Berry / peach

AVAILABLE AT: Smashbox.com, Sephora, Sephora Inside JC Penney, ULTA, Nordstrom, QVC, Beauty.com and select Macy’s