Le Metier de Beaute Indian Summer Collection

Just when summer seems to be winding down, there it is again, making a final attempt to keep the temperatures up and the days from getting shorter. Indian Summer, when summer and fall meet for a brief, but gorgeous moment, the inspiration for Ken Downing’s Indian Summer Collection with Le Métier de Beauté for summer […]

Shiseido Summer 2012: Sand, Sun and Sky

Shiseido’s Summer Makeup Collection is simply lovely. My worship of  artistic director Dick Page aside, I’m loving these summer shades that recall sun, sand and surf. They are inspired by  photographs taken by Mr. Page in his travels.  Shimmering Rouge Lipstick ($25)– New Shades   PK214 Opal – a pale, luminous pink with a silvery violet glow PK415 […]

Estee Lauder Bronze Sands Pure Color 5 Color Gelee Powder Eye Shadow Palette

The  Estée Lauder Pure Color Five Color Gelée Powder EyeShadow Palette in Bronze Sands ($45) is a limited edition offering from  the Bronze Goddess Capri Collection for Summer 2012.  When it launched, I  felt that the palette was the same ‘ol summer palette we see every year from every brand–some bronze-ish shades along with the quintessential […]

Nars Summer 2012 Makeup Collection

The Summer 2012 campaign was designed and photographed by NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars. Once again, the inimitable Ginta Lapina personifies the look. To begin, St. Moritz Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++ was applied to the center of the face with the fingertips and blended outward, then set with Eden Loose Powder to […]