Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau Collection: Review, Pics, Swatches

Laura Mercier’s newest limited edition offering, the  Belle Nouveau Collection is inspired by Laura’s background as a painter and her love for the Art Nouveau era.  The collection focuses on soft watercolor hues that are as playful as they are romantic; reminscent of the Impressionist painters, like the Monet pictured above. Highlights of the collection include Laura’s FIRST-EVER colored mascara: the Long Lash Mascara in Bleu.  A nail lacquer […]

Lancome Roseraie des Delices Spring 2012 Color Collection by Aaron de Mey

The Lancôme Roseraie des Delices collection for spring is soft and feminine with a few unusual twists–a green lip gloss? For Spring 2012, Lancôme is delighted to invite you to a makeup garden party! Inspired by sumptuous treats, this collection melts macaroons and sweets with eye shadows and lipsticks. The pastel colors remind us of […]

Jouer Cosmetics Spring Fashion Report

I really, really like how Jouer Cosmetics does their “signature” looks combining  fashion and makeup.  Many of you wanted to see a little bit of fashion incorporated into the blog so I thought this post was a good mix of fashion and beauty!  Christina Zilber, Founder and Creative Director of Jouer, builds her brand with her […]

Le Metier de Beaute Northern Lights Collection

Le Métier de Beauté used the Aurora Borealis (otherwise known as the Northern Lights) for the inspiration for the Spring 2012 Collection. Caused by a collision of naturally charged atomic particles in the atmosphere, the Aurora Borealis turn the sky from green to purple to blue – magnetic color abounds. Beauty becomes a natural extension with […]

Dior Milly Garden Clutch: Review, Pics and Swatches

Dior’s Garden Party Spring 2012 Collection includes Milly Garden, an exquisite clutch and Nordstrom exclusive. The delicate pale pink clutch features a woven pattern, the Dior logo and two silver-plated rosebud clasps. The clutch is quite substantial with a heft to it. Inside there is a full size mirror, three eye shadows, two lip glosses and a double […]

Burberry Beauty Spring 2012: Pictures and Swatches

Just a few weeks ago,Burberry’s Spring-Summer Collection 2012 hit counters at select Nordstrom stores. For a neutral lover like me, Burberry Beauty is a treasure trove of understated natural loveliness. The line is ideal for us over 40 women–there is no overt shimmer or glitter to fall on cheeks and the textures are creamy, thereby making it […]

Paul and Joe Beaute Spring 2012 10th Anniversary Meow Collection

Paul and Joe designer Sophie Albou debuts her Spring 2012 Collection inpired by her favorite animal, the cat. Paul and Joe Beaute are celebrating their 10 year anniversary with the Limited Edition Meow cosmetics collection and it is puuuurly adorable!! All the prints used in the cosmetics collection are from the fashion line–isn’t that cool? Paul and Joe […]

Estee Lauder Topaz Spring 2012 Makeup Collection

Inspired by the warm, sunbleached tones of the desert in Arizona, Estee Lauder‘s spring 2012 collection, Topaz, features a mosaic of sublime bronze, taupe and sand dune shades punctuated by an irreverent twist of citron yellow and an intense pop of teal, evoking the naturally smoky look and romantic glow of a desert sunset. Personally, […]