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NARS outdoes itself every season and now, NARS is here with it’s latest Fall 2009 Collection. They create products which are always a must-have and with this collection, they did it again.

Mr. François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics said, “For this collection, I wanted to create something strong, fragile, and seductive but not aggressive” . He added that this collection is feminine and romantic with a distinct edge.

A model wearing Nars Fall 2009 Collection

A model wearing Nars Fall 2009 Collection

Nars Fall 2009

Nars Fall 2009

The collection includes:

Fast Ride Lipstick: This seemingly dark purple color may intimidate, but its true shade is revealed when swiped across lips. It’s a sheer mulberry color that falls somewhere between an intense plum wine stain, and a moody, deep violet.

Tokaido Express: Named after Japan’s most heavily frequented high-speed rail route, this new hue is a cult classic with an opulent blackened amethyst doused with ultra-fine gold dust particles.

Silk Road Duo Eyeshadow: Classic meets edgy with this new shade from traditional damask fabrics. This new duo includes an icy pink paired with a warm rose gold with golden flecks.

Brumes Duo Eyeshadow: Brumes perfectly capture moody shades of a cool twilight sky. It pairs a velvety matte charcoal with a sparkling, blue state for a smoky eye that’s confident and clear.

Indian Summer Duo Eyeshadow: Swipe frosted champagne shimmer up to the brow, and line the upper lid with autumnal deep, matte mustard for a striking look, appropriate for every season.

Mekong Single Eyeshadow: It’s perfect addition to woman’s adventurous palette. It’s intense, blackened espresso hue with rose gold is a study in contrasts. It exudes a sexy attitude, a simple, and fashion-forward sophistication.

These fall shades are so stunning and that it’s hard to resist them. This collection is available online at official site of Nars Cosmetics and at Nordstrom.

The most awaited fall 2009 collection has finally arrived! And Smashbox is here with its all new Reign fall collection which is inspired by the English Tudors ruling era- an imperial court mired in salacious scandal and royal indulgence. This collection is provocative and sexy that gives a glimpse of royalty and its extravagant lifestyle.

Smashbox Reign Collection Fall 2009

Smashbox Reign Collection Fall 2009

You’ll love the rich and lust-worthy eye shadows, metallic eyeliners, luxurious lip colors and packaging of this collection. The collection includes:
Reign Eye Shadow Palette- $42: It includes decadent mirrored compacts with 6 baked shadows in both shimmer and matte for higher pigmentation and longer wear. Wear the shimmery shades dry for a gorgeous wash of luminous color and wet for a metallic, smoky look. Use matte shades as base, or in the outer corners and crease to accentuate a smoky eye.

Reign Jet Set Palette- $48: Adorn your eyes with four opulent shades in budge-proof metallic liner. This best-selling waterproof formula comes with a mirrored airtight compact with a mini arced liner brush for flawless application. Includes 3 new shades best-selling deep black shade.

Reign Lash DNA- $19: Bejewel lashes in a sumptuous new Black Plum shade fit for a royal. This protein and amino acid packed mascara formula dramatically lengthens, defines and strengthens eyelashes.

Reign Doubletake Lip Color- $22: Envelop lips in rich color to lust after. This doubletake lip color has long-wearing liner on one end and velvety-smooth lip color on other in two of Fall’s hottest shades.

Reign Lip Gloss- $19: Indulge lips in luxurious, creamy color and shine. This ultra-moisturizing gloss give lips a gorgeous warm nude shade that pairs perfectly with Fall’s smoky eye.

Reign Fusion Blush- $32: Give cheeks a sensual and blushy glow with this dual-toned blush in both matte and shimmer shades, housed in a gorgeous mirrored compact.
Reign Fall Collection 2009 is available online at

Lancôme Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate

Lancôme Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate

Lancôme has invented their first anti-aging or Youth Activating Concentrate “Genifique”, that boosts the gene’s activity at very origin of your skin’s youth. Backed with 10 years of research and 7 International Patents this product is faintly scented and is a very lightweight watery serum.

According to Lancôme, various genes and proteins that are responsible for appearance of youthful skin were studied and identified. Their presence diminishes with growing age. This formula of Génefique stimulates activity of genes and production of proteins that are associated with youthful skin. Always use it after cleansing and toning and before any moisturizer. You can see the change in just 7 days as skin becomes cushiony soft and velvety to touch.

This product has a relatively short ingredient list which mainly includes salicyloyl phytosphingosine that reduces wrinkle depth and improve skin texture. Nearly all other ingredients are fairly standard ones that are often found in other skincare products too.

Grab this item @ Macy’s and Sephora.

Lips lend an invigorating look to your face and lipstick adds grace to your lips. Applying lipstick is an art and requires a specific technique, which most women are unaware of. There is a proper way for applying it.

Summer cool colors

Summer cool colors

Remember the golden rule, matte colors for thinner look, while shimmery, glossy colors for fuller look.

Lip liner is used to define look of your lips which should be applied first. It should be neutral in color or match the shade of lipstick and not darker than that.

Use luscious lipsticks for daily use to keep lips moisturized. Applying lip-gloss helps to add more shine and volume to your lips and make them look fuller and highlight them on the face. Thus, women with thick lips are advised to use it with frugality.

Choose lip color according to your lip types. For full lips, choose shades of purple, brown and bronze color which would definitely complement your complexion. It is suggested not to pick bright colors from the stores. If you have thin lips, then go for light shades and strictly avoid dark colors.

Lip color must suit your skin complexion too. If your skin belongs to the category of fair complexion, then you should opt shades of pink, dark berry and cherry red and avoid brown color. If you have a dark complexion, then go for plum, brown and purple shades, crimson red, wine color, and brownish red. The colors perfectly suited for brownish skin are all shades of brown, deep plum shade, red wine color, soft pink and red berries color.

If you decide to go with the bright vibrant color, be sure to stay neutral with other makeup colors such as eyeliners and mascara of your choice to avoid looking like a clown.


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