From the most superstar, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-of lip gloss, to your very own professional eye shadow and blush palette made by no one other than you, here’s what you can expect to see on the shelves and counters this month…..
For the face (makeup)…
The Body Shop Limited Edition Summer 2008 Make-up Collection - Available from May 11 through the end of August, this collection and the colors are all about shimmer, lustre and the capture the carefree spirit of summer. The standout product in the bunch is the ever-popular Shimmer Cubes in Sea Blue – an enchanting, mystifying blue only found in the clearest waters of a tropical island. Other products in the collection include sun lustre powder bronzer and brush, eye lustre liner, eye lustre pearls, sheer lip lustre and body and leg shine.
Bobbi Brown Custom Palettes - Bobbi Brown, the queen of palettes, introduces the ultimate in personalized beauty this month with her new custom palettes. Pick your favorite blush and eye shadow shades, and voilà, you have all your favorite shades in a sleek mirrored palette. Palettes are $10, and are available in 3 pan, 4 pan and 6 pan sizes. Eye shadows and shimmer wash eye shadows are $20, and blushes and shimmer blushes are $22.
SexySmile™ 3-in-1 Whitener – Plumper – Gloss – This new gloss features an advanced tooth whitener and breath freshener, a long lasting lip gloss and a powerful lip plumper. Available in six shades, the whitener promises to deliver one of the strongest, most effective and safe tooth whitening formulas available outside the dentists’ office and the gloss is packed with Shea Butter and Vitamins C, A and E.
MAC Naughty Nauticals – Like men in uniform? This collection is for you. Cruise for romance with this collection of perfect blues and navy eye shadows, paired with pink and coral lips. The one product that The most intriguing product from the collection? The dark royal blue frost nail lacquer that shares its’ name with the collection. Don’t miss the boat – get this collection before it sells out.
MAC Dazzleglass – Billy Flynn, from one of The Beauty Bug’s favorite plays, Chicago, had it right when he sang, “Give ‘em the old razzle dazzle, razzle dazzle ‘em!” Dazzeglass does just that – it’s a flashy, bold, can’t-stop-staring gloss. It’s a brilliant, dazzling lip gloss with large quartz particles and opal crystals. The Beauty Bug stopped by her local MAC counter today, and even one of the makeup artists was gushing like a little girl about these glosses telling The Beauty Bug that she had sold 6 Comet Blue’s in just a few hours. Behold MAC’s best gloss yet!
Go Brow from Anastasia Beverly Hills – A new brow duo stick that features a universal blendable brow shade for filling in sparse hairs one one end, and a pastel highlighter that helps accentuate the shape and adds a luminous glow around the eyes on the other. Use together or separately.
Juicy Cheeks by Ramy Beauty - How can you not love a blush named Papa Don’t Peach? Juicy Cheeks are mini pots of sheer intense color designed to light up cheeks and lips with a dewy, fresh finish. Available in three universally flattering shades, plus one clear shimmer highlighter, Juicy Cheeks are $24, and the Pure Juice highlighter is $28. Call The Beauty Bug a “Material Girl”, but She needs this product! It gives Her the most bright and cheerful glow that lasts all day.
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Lip Service – Perdis’ coveted Lip Service is now available in 2 tinted shades – Hush, a soft pink, and Cherry, a muted red that gives lip that bitten look. As Perdis himself put it, it’s “protection foreplay.” Designed to condition and repair with Vitamin Vitamin E and menthol, lip service can be used on it’s own or as a primer to keep lips hydrated and help color last. The Beauty Bug can’t stop reapplying – it keeps her lips cool, and noticeably smooth.
Desert Chic Collection by Smashbox - A collection of sizzling summer shades inspired by the Sahara, Mojave and Arabian deserts. Included in the collection is a Fusion Body Bronzing Powder and Brush Set, Fusion Eye and Cheek Color in Heatwave, lip enhancing gloss, desert chic eyeshadow, sheer focus tinted moisturizer, and the Oasis shadow and liner quad (a Sephora exclusive). The Beauty Bug loves how the compact mimics the ripples in desert sand!
Stila - Because every day is a sun-day, Stila has just launched their new Shine Lip Color SPF 20, and Oil Free Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30. Available in eight warm and cool shades, the vanilla-scented SPF 20 lipstick is packed with healthy ingredients including Vitamins A, C and E, as well as several antioxidants. The tinted moisturizer provides full protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays, evens skin tone and flaws with medium coverage color, and naturally absorbs oil to leave skin glowing and never shiny. Other new products include the super-shimmery silk shimmer lip gloss that contains Vitamins A, C and E, the silk shimmer eye shadow wash, and the limited edition summer eye shadow palette that features shimmery, summery golds and bronzes.
For the face and body…
Demeter’s Tootsie Roll Collection – Talk about a candy that stands the test of time – the first Tootsie Roll was made over 109 years ago, and it’s still one of the best selling candies of all time! Over the years, the Tootsie Roll has been the star of several songs and jingles, dances, of course its own lollipop, and now its own fragrance. Included in the very nostalgic Tootsie Roll Collection are 3 fragrances inspired by the most popular and iconic candy treats of all time – Tropical Dots, Junior Mints, and of course, Tootsie Rolls. The Tootsie Roll fragrance is a combination of fudge, caramel, chocolate and vanilla, Tropical Dots is a fresh and exotic blend of mangoes, pineapples, coconuts, grapefruits and passion fruits, and The Beauty Bug’s favorites, Junior Mints, is a refreshing, cool, crisp scent that combines peppermint, wild mint, cocoa bean, vanilla and dark chocolate. A healthy, no-calorie option for those with a sweet tooth!
MAC’s Skinsheen Leg Spray - This product is hitting MAC counters after 2 years of testing backstage at Fashion Week. Available in medium dark, dark, and deep dark, the sprayable lightweight gel is highly water resistant and lasts for up to 2 washings. Two important things to note about this product – it adheres best to naked, non-moisturized skin, and make sure the product is completely dry before putting it comes in contact with clothing. For an extra-smooth, apply with the 179 body buffer brush.
Philosophy’s When Hope Is Not Enough Omega 3•6•9 Replenishing Oil - Ideally used in the PM, when hope is not enough omega 3•6•9 replenishing oil helps fight moisture loss and free radical attack while nurturing the skin’s natural barrier and inspiring a healthy glow. It also serves as a great post peel or exfoliation treatment to soothe irritated skin and provide overall conditioning benefits.
Philosophy’s When Hope Is Not Enough Hyaluronic Acid/Peptide Capsules – When hope is not enough hyaluronic acid/peptide capsules provide the skin with advanced hydration to maintain ideal moisture levels and eliminate dryness. The capsules are oil-free and contain a cutting edge blend of hyaluronic acid and peptides designed to nourish stressed skin. Hyaluronic acid is designed to replenish the moisture levels in the skin, which helps skin appear smoother and plumper. For those who need a bit more hope…
Bienfait Multi-Vital Glow SPF 15 -Because natural glows are the best, Lancome brings you a vitamin enriched moisturizer that gives skin a sheer sun-kissed glow. This nourishing formula provides UVA/UVB SPF 15 protection and revitalizes skin with essential minerals and fatty acids.
Dermalogica MultiVitamin Thermafoliant - Part of Dermalogica AGE Smart system, a collection of products developed to address aging concerns, this self-heating skin polisher softens, smoothes and refines skin texture while targeting and controlling the main biochemical triggers that leads to skin aging. With key ingredients including Lactic Acid, Citric Acid and Salicylic Acid, pure Vitamin A, and Vitamin E, this is one of the products that The Beauty Bug is most looking forwatd to trying.
WEI East Natural Beauty Protectors – As you know, The Beauty Bug loves WEI East, so She can’t wait to try this new line. With the help of powerful age defying Chinese herbs with an advanced Western beauty secret, light-bending micro-crystals, the Natural Protectors products smooth away skins’ imperfections to expose one’s natural beauty. Included in the line is the Natural Beauty Protectors Eye Treatment, a gel that revitalizes, soothes & refreshes tired eyes, a Natural Beauty Protectors Face Treatment, a Featherweight moisturizer formulated to moisturize and illuminate, and Natural Beauty Protectors Hand and Body Treatment, an herbal formula that treats hands, body and cuticles by evening out skin tone while softening, moisturizing and illuminating.
For the hair…
Kérastase’s Resistance Collection – Without getting too scientific so you don’t feel like you’re reliving high school chemistry, Kérastase’s new and reformulated collection is the first ever of its’ kind. It features internal and external double reconstruction treatments to rebuild and strengthen hair from the inside out. Similar to its best-selling predecessor, the new Resistance Collection now includes revolutionary technologies -Vita-Ciment Topseal, which reconstructs and fortifies the hair’s internal structure, and Vita-Topseal, which refinishes and reinforces the hair’s external layer. Prior to this morning, The Beauty Bug’s hair was a Kérastase virgin – it’s now changed forever . If you’ll excuse Her, She’s taking Her shiny, supple hair and going to get Herself some champagne and caviar…..
New and Improved Biolage Fortethérapie – Check out this list of ingredients that this new formula boasts – bamboo, guarana, and mango seed oil extracts – The Beauty Bug can’t wait to smell this! The Beauty Bug is semi-familiar with guarana because it’s a fruit native to The Beauty Bug finance’s home country, Brazil. Fortethérapie helps to repair existing damage resist future damage while increasing moisture and manageability. Products include strengthening shampoo and conditioner, and the intensive strengthening masque, which when used before a chemical service, promises to counteract some of the damaging effects.