New Fall 2014 Collections: Illamasqua Once, Catrice Feathered, & MAC X Rocky Horror Picture Show

Hello gorgeous,

today I’m going to show you three of my favourite collections for fall 2014. Let’s get started:

Illamasqua Once

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Once is the beauty of the burnished, eroded and erudite. A palette inspired by the gentle and exquisite point when a flower starts to fade and becomes impossibly beautiful in its complex decline. Combined with the subtle opulence of faded gilt layers that reveal themselves the more you blend and search. She is an incandescent moment, a poem alive and a light within a pallet of decaying decadence. – Alex Box, Illamasqua’s Creative Director

I love the 18th century inspired promo campaign for this collection. The shades may be more conventional and wearable than what Illamasqua had released so far, but Once still features some gorgeous pieces. I especially love the nail polish. Here’s what’s available:

VINTAGE METALLIX CREAM EYESHADOW
Bibelot: golden teal
Courtier: deep dark rose
Embellish: rich cocoa

POWDER BLUSH
Nude: pink

SHEER LIP GLOSS
Exquisite: pink oyster
Opulent: multi-colored beige

NAIL VARNISH
Melange: teal & golden bronze

The collection is already available at Illamasqua.com.

Catrice Feathered

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Feathers are going to be a big trend this fall. Catrice has jumped on the bandwagon and created Feathered, a new collection inspired by feathers. They decorate the packaging of every product and are embossed on the eyeshadows too. How cool is that? Here are more details:

LUXURY EYESHADOW (€3.49)
These shimmers eyeshadows are available in two bold and two neutral shades: C01 Peacocktail, C02 Plum Plumes, C03 Ostrich’s Frock, and C04 Plain Plumage.

LIQUID EYE LINER (€3.79)
This Liquid Eye Liner has an iridescent chameleon effect, shimmering in the most beautiful purple and blue shades. Available in C01 Peacocktail.

SHEER LIP COLOUR (€3.99)
Available in C01 Plain Plumage, C02 Red-y To Fly, and C03 Plum Plumes.

MORPHING LIP GLOSS (€3.49)
Infused with golden pigments, it creates some gorgeous colour effects on your lips. Available in C01 Golden Plum.

LUXURY LACQUER (€3.49)
Available in C01 Golden Plum-e, C02 Peacocktail, and C03 Skie’s Force.

FEATHERY TOP COAT (€3.49)
Its transparent texture contains ultra-fine metallic, greenish blue, shimmering particles that create a feathery 3D effect on your nails. It can be used on its own or on top of nail polish. Available in C01 Feathery Fact.

The collection will reach counters at the end of this month.

MAC X Rocky Horror Picture Show

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show kicks off the celebration of its 40th anniversary in wild style with an untamed M∙A∙C collaboration, featuring an outrageous collection of hues and products specially designed to recreate the looks of your favourite characters from the 1975 cult classic film. Transform yourself into a sex-swapping mad scientist, heroic newlywed, alien from Transylvania or even the time-warped Riff Raff, with an orgy of colour worthy of any midnight mayhem at The Frankenstein Place.

It’s not often that a MAC collection catches my eye these days. Too many average releases make you lose interest in a brand fast. But as a huge fan of Rocky Horror Picture Show, I couldn’t let this collection go unmentioned. I especially love the glitters, pigment, and nail polishes. The shades look quite unique. Here’s what the collection includes:

RIFF-RAFF EYESHADOW PALETTE ($44.00)
Graphic Style: deep silver (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
Oh, Rocky!!!: soft muted white with pearl (Frost)
Carbon Black: intense black (Matte)
Heavy, Black and Pendulous: grayish blue with pearl (Frost)
Blackberry: muted burgundy-plum brown (Matte) (Permanent)
Crystal: violet duochrome with pearl (Frost) (Permanent)

GLITTER ($23.00)
Gold: sparkling chunky gold (Permanent)
3d Black: black with silver holographic effect (Permanent)

PIGMENT ($23.00)
It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time: sparkling burgundy

GREASEPAINT STICK ($21.00)
B: bright yellow blue
Black: intense black

SUPERSLICK LIQUID EYE LINER ($20.00)
On the Hunt: true black

POWDER BLUSH ($24.00)
Crazed Imagination: muted plum with a hint of pink pearl

SCULPT AND SHAPE POWDER ($27.50)
Bone Beige/Emphasize: palest cream/tan

CHROMAGRAPHIC PENCIL ($17.50)
Black Black: black (Permanent at PRO)
Basic Red: primary red (Permanent at PRO)

LIPSTICK ($17.50)
Strange Journey: yellowish brick red (Matte)
Oblivion: vivid bluish-red (Amplified)
Sin: deep dark blue red (Matte) (Permanent)
Frank-N-Furter: deep raspberry wine (Matte)

LIP PENCIL ($17.50)
Vino: intense violet purple (Permanent)

NAIL LACQUER ($13.50)
Bad Fairy: red with red multi-changing pearl (Limited Edition)
Formidable: teal green with pink multi-changing pearl (Permanent)

LASHES ($18.50)
7 Lash (Limited Edition Packaging)

The collection will arrive in stores at the end of this month.

Which of these collections is your favourite?

New Fall 2014 Collections: Catrice Check & Tweet, Artdeco Majestic Beauty, & Kiko Daring Game

Hello gorgeous,

today I’m spicing things up a little. There are so many new collections and launches every month that, if I dedicate a post to each of them, I won’t be able to bring all of the most intriguing ones to your attention. So, I thought I’d group a few of them in one post. You can check out the new format below. Let me know how you like (or don’t like) it, and any suggestions you have to improve it. All your feedback is always very appreciated!

So, let’s get started:

Catrice Check & Tweet

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I love the checkered pattern of Catrice‘s new fall collection Check & Tweet. It’s elegant and understated, yet it doesn’t fail to capture your attention. The two Quattro Baked Eyeshadow palettes in London’s Eye and Town of Crown (€4.49 each) look particularly pretty. I’m not sure I’ll try one though, as baked eyeshadows tend to be on the sheer side, while I prefer bolder shades.

I think I’d like the Highlighting Powder in Flagg The Union Jack (€4.49) a lot more. It features light-reflecting pigments that highlight your face and neckline and a two-tone diamond design with light powder and darker shimmer pigments that’s really cute. Lips are kept semi-matte with the three new shades of Velvet Lip Colour (€3.99). Available in reddish brown, orangey red and Bordeaux, they’re called Queen’s BEAUTea time, Mind The Red!, and Brit Chick.

The new five Ultimate Nail Lacquer shades (€2.79), instead, have a pearly finish, and are perfect for fall. They are: London Calling, England’s Rose, Mind The Red!, Brit Chick, and Hyde In The Park. Finally, the collection also includes an Eye Brow Fixing Gel in Naturally Brown (3.29) which features a light, almost transparent colour-dispersion model.

Catrice’s Check & Tweet will be available in stores from mid-September to mid-October.

Artdeco Majestic Beauty

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If you love red lips paired with neutral eyes, you’re going to love Artdeco‘s fall offering, Majestic Beauty. The eyes are either kept natural or emphasized with rich jewel tones with the new Eyeshadows (€4.80) in Historic Wood, Majestic Dove Grey, Matt Ancient Iron, Matt Generous Beige, Pearly Mother Nature and Purple Monarch. You can house up to 4 of them (or just one, plus a blush) in the new Beauty Box Quattro in Majestic Beauty (€9.95)

If you prefer Eye Designer Refill (€7.50), you can check out the two new shades available, Ancient Iron and Historic Wood. To complete the eye look, you can line your eyes with the Soft Eye Liner Waterproof (€6.80) in Historic Wood and Ancient Iron, and a coat of Extreme Volume Mascara in Black (€12.80). And the cheeks? You can choose between the powder Blusher in Princess Lily (€8.50) or the Cream Rouge in Creamy Rose Madame (€11,80), which can be applied on the lips as well.

For the lips there are plenty of red shades, plus the occasional nude hue if you decide to opt for a smokey eye look instead. Mineral Lip Styler (€8.50) is available in Mineral Black Cherry Queen; Perfect Color Lipstick (€9.50) in Black Cherry Queen and Generous Beige; Art Couture Lipstick (€13.80) in Cream Crimson Queen and Velvet Graceful Rose; and Lip Brilliance (€9.50) in Brilliant Crimson Queen and Brilliant Purple Monarch. The nails are coated with red and nude hues too, with the new Art Couture Nail Lacquer shades in Couture Silk, Couture Lucious Red, and Couture Mahogany(€8.50).

The collection is already available in stores. Have you checked it out yet?

Kiko Daring Game

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Do you dare to play the game? I’m not much of a card player, and even less of a gambler, but I am very tempted to play with Daring Game, the new fall collection from Kiko. The products, which are housed in boxes that look like card holders, are embossed with card symbols, while the nail polish caps have been transformed in dices. Are you ready to play?

Let’s start with the Queen of Hearts Eyeshadow Palette (€14,90), which is available in three versions, each of which features four pigmented eyeshadows: Essential brown, Luxury stone green, and Elegant ebony. If you prefer creamy eyeshadows, choose one of the 10 new shades of Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow (€7,90€). It’s available in Charming champagne, Sinuous shell, Bold rosy taupe, Majestic dove-grey, Likable blackberry, Mysterious acai, Tasteful indigo, Fine jade, Irresistible teal, and Persuasive anthracite.

Define with the eyes with the All-In Marker And Kajal (€9,90). On one side, it features a small eyeliner tip to draw a thin line, and on the other a Kajal tip to define the waterline or create a smoky look along the upper lashline. It’s available in black. If you’re into smokey looks, try Mystery Smoky Eye Pencil (€6,90). It’s available in six shades: Seductive emerald, Gritty ivy, Extraordinary sapphire, Heady rock brown, Powerful burgundy, and Wily bright wood.

Sculpt your cheeks with the Golden Game Scultping Bronzer (€15,90), which features a bronzer and a highlighter. It is available in Radiant honey and Precious sienna. Apply it with the new heart-shaped Face Brush (€15,90), which allows you to place and blend both shades at the same time. Cool, isn’t it? The Top Pair Blush (€14,90) features two shades too. One is matte and the other pearly. They’re called Desert sand and rose coral, Raspberry rose and peach, and Rosewood and azalea.

Lips are coated with a semi-matte intense colour with the new Age of Diamond Lipstick (€7,90). It’s available in Dainty oleander rose, Hypnotic coral, Distinct golden hibiscus, Piquant fire red, Active fuchsia, and Refined burgundy. But beforehand, define your lips with Ace Of Diamond Lip Pencil (€5,90). The six shades match those of the lipsticks.

The Poker Nail Laquer (€6,90) have a glossy, gel-like effect. You can choose between six shades: Prestigious taupe; Irresistible orchid; Suggestive red; Intuition wine; Exclusive blue; and Slick bluenoir. Finally, to help you achieve a flawless complexion, try Glowing Game (€13,90). It’s a serum that makes skin smooth and glowy.

The collection is already in stores. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Which of these collection is your favourite?

New Catrice Makeup Products For Fall 2014

Catrice has released lots of new permanent makeup products for the upcoming fall. Here are my top picks for eyes, lips, face, and nails.

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LIQUID METAL EYESHADOW (€3.99)
This silky, pigmented eyeshadows conjure-up a glossy shimmer like liquid metal on your lids. Now available in Petrol and Deep Blue.

CAKE EYELINER WET & DRY (€3.79)
The deep-black powder eyeliner can be used moist for an intense, matt and deep-black look, and dry for a more natural look.

MULTI STYLE MATT EYELINER (€3.49)
Its innovative applicator features a wedge felt-tip and rounded edges that allows you to create both thin and thick lines easily.

EYECONIC EYE OPENING MASCARA
Available in Black, and Black Waterproof, this double-ended mascara contains two different fibre brushes: the Maximum Volume Upper Lash Mascara and the Perfect Precision Lower Lash Mascara.

MASCARA ABSOLUTE COLOUR LASH & HAIR (€4,29)
Available in Good Li’Lack (purple), Bluenos Aires (blue) and Petroller Coaster Ride (petrol green).

INSTANT EYE BRIGHTENER (€3.99)
Available in a delicate rosé shade, it lightens the lower eye area and gives it a flawless radiance.

FIXING BROW WAX (€2.99)
Its transparent, wax-like texture shapes your brows into a perfect arch and keeps them in shape without leaving a sticky feeling behind.

For a complete list of new eye products, click here.

catrice face products fall 2014

VELVET FINISH FOUNDATION WITH HYALURON (€7.99)
Available in four shade, this velvety-matt foundation minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and ensures a flawless complexion.

RE-TOUCH LIGHT REFLECTING CONCEALER (€3.99)
Llight-reflecting pigments and high coverage combined with moisturizing ingredients cover dark circles under your eyes as well as other small imperfections in a flash. The soft texture feels wonderfully pleasant on the delicate skin around your eyes. Available in one new shade.

CAMOUFLAGE CREAM (€2.99)
Available in one new shade, this highly pigmented cream covers imperfections such as dark spots and red veins.

ILLUMINATING HIGHLIGHTER PEN (€3.99)
The liquid highlighter with a silvery-pink texture ensures a radiant complexion with a silky-soft shimmer.

BRONZING HIGHLIGHTER PEN (€3.99)
A liquid bronzer for a natural tanned shimmer.

PRIME AND FINE HEALTHY LOOK PRIMER (€4.49)
Its soft apricot texture, which contains light-reflecting pigments, provides an instant wake-up effect.

PRIME AND FINE ANTI-RED COVER STICK (€3.99)
The delicate green cover stick neutralizes redness and covers-up impurities of the skin.

PRIME & FINISH ANTI RED BASE
The green tint neutralises red patches in the skin.

ILLUMINATING BLUSH (€3.99)
The Illuminating Blush combines two different colour-intensities with a subtle shimmer and a light pearl. Available in 3 shades in coral, pink, and mauve tones.

COLOUR CORRECTING MATTIFYING POWDER (€4.99)
This silky-matt powder features four shades to even out the skintone and give it a healthy look: pink freshens-up tired complexions, purple gives dull skin lustre, green neutralizes redness and beige supports the natural skin tone. Available in one shade for all skin types.

SUN GLOW SHIMMERING BRONZING POWDER (€4.99)g
Available in a new colour combination for darker skintone, this bronzer gives skin a fresh and radiant look.

LASH APPLICATOR
This applicator has a unique design and a soft-touch finish that makes it easier to apply false lashes.

MAKE-UP BLENDING SPONGE (€4.49)
The rounded side is for applying foundation on larger surfaces while the tip is ideal for accurately distributing it around your nose, eyes and lips.

For a complete list of new face products available, click here.

catrice lip products fall 2014

PURE SHINE COLOUR LIP BALM (€4.99)
Available in one new nude shade.

PURE SHINE TINTED COLOUR LIP BALM (€4.99)
It combines the shine and the smoothness of the Pure Shine Colour Lip Balm with an intensive color and durability of a tint. Available 4 shades: fresh coral, subtle brown, bright raspberry pink and intensive retro red.

BEAUTIFYING LIP SMOOTHER (€3.49)
The Beautifying Lip Smoother completes every natural makeup-look: a subtle color dispersion in pastel rose and gentle nude shades with a glossy finish ensure a soft, well-groomed appearance. The Lip Smoother visibly evens out fine lines around the lips for flawless results. Available in 3 shades.

MATTE TO STAY SMOOTHING LIP POLISH (€4.99)
The color of a lipstick, the durability of a lip stain and the shine of a lip gloss. Available in six shades.

VELVET MATT LIP CREAM (€4.99)
Available in six shades, these lip creams have a velvety matt finish a creamy mousse texture that’s longlasting with a high coverage and won’t dry out the delicate skin of your lips.

For a complete list of new lip products available, click here.

catrice nail products fall 2014

LUXURY LACQUERS MILLION BRILLIANCE (€3.49)
The new lacquers have an intense glitter shimmer to create special reflections of light on your nails. Available in 8 exclusive colors.

LUXURY LACQUERS LIQUID METAL (€3.49)
These new nail lacquers will be exclusively available in the 2ndmetre at Müller. Modern Metallic. This effect polish unites great coverage and awesome effects in one product.

OMBRE TOP COAT (€2.99)
Simply apply a pastel or light nail colour polish, leave to dry and then reach for the new Ombre Top Coat. With each application of the top coat, the colour nail polish becomes one shade darker. Start off with your thumb in the original color, then apply one layer of the Ombre Top Coat on your index finger, two on your middle finger. The top coat dries extremely fast.

MILLION STYLES EFFECT TOP COAT (€2.99)
Available in four versions, the new Million Styles Effect Top Coats create the most diverse effects with their multi-reflecting pearls and colorful pigments.

COLOUR BRIGHTENING BASE COAT (€2.79)
The fast-drying white base coat offers great coverage and intensifies the color of any nail polish applied on top.

For a complete lists of new nail products available, click here.

What products have caught your eye?

New Collection: Stila Fall 2014

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Little girls grow up. Stila has discarded its old cute and whimsical packaging in favour of more sofisticated and elegant cases and tubes. The new fall collection gives us the first taste of this makeover, but, slowly, all their products will follow suit.

Here’s what’s new this fall:

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EYES ARE THE WINDOWS SHADOW PALETTE ($49)
Available in Mind, Body, Soul, and Spirit.

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MILE HIGH MASCARA ($26.00)
This volumizing mascara features a propeller brush and gives lashes length, lift, and volume.

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MAGNIFICENT METAL LIPGLOSS ($24.00)
Citrine: sheer peach champagne w/ multidimensional shimmer
Kitten: sheer nude pink w/ multidimensional shimmer
Garnet: sheer burgundy red w/ multidimensional shimmer
Moonstone: sheer cool pink w/ multidimensional shimmer
Pink Sapphire: sheer lilac toned pink w/ multidimensional shimmer
Rose Quartz: sheer golden rose pink w/ multidimensional shimmer

The collection is already available at sephora and ulta. What do you think of the new packaging? Me, I’m both sad and excited. I loved the old packaging but the new one is gorgeous as well!

Wanted! New Benefit Sets For Fall 2014

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Benefit has done it again. For the upcoming fall, the brand has released lots of cute gift sets that will allow you try its bestselling products without breaking the bank. Here they are:

BEAUTY SCORE! ($36.00)
It includes Hoola bronzing powder, Bella Bamba blush, The POREfessional pore minimizer, “That Gal” brightening face primer, It’s Potent! eye cream, They’re Real mascara, Ooh La Lift under-eye brightener, Stay Don’t Stray in Light/Medium eye primer, Benetint lip and cheek stain and High Beam complexion enhancer.

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ROCKITUDE LIP & CHEEK KIT ($28.00)
It includes Benetint Rose Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain, High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer, Rockateur Ultra Plush Gloss, and Rockateur Famously Provacative Cheek Powder.

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SIZZLING SIX SET ($27.00)
It includes The POREfessional mini, BADgal lash mini, Ultra plush lip gloss mini in dandelion, Dandelion mini, Benetint mini, and Girl Meets Pearl mini.

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HOT 2 TROT ($29.00)
It includes Bella Bamba and Cha Cha Tint.

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BRONZE ‘N’ DANDY ($15.00)
It includes Hoola Bronzing Powder, Dandelion Brightening Face Powder, Ultra Plush in Dandelion Lip Gloss, and Ultra Plush In Hoola Lip Gloss.

The gift sets are already available at Sephora. Are you gonna buy one?

New Collection: Pupa Paris Experience Fall 2014

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Fancy a trip to Paris? If you can’t make it, fake it with Pupa’s new fall collection, Paris Experience. With its intense sensual shades and luxurious packaging, the new collection mixes the opulence of the baroque era with the freedom of the bohemian lifestyle. The result is a sophisticated and vibrant look that captures the soul and the atmosphere of the France capital.

Here are more details:

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VAMP! CREAM EYESHADOW (€11,70)
Available in 001 gold, 002 deep purple, 003 Peacock, 004 Orchid, and 005 Lilac gray.

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MULTIPLAY (€13,60)
Available in Deep Purple and Peacock.

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VAMP! MASCARA (€12,00)
My favourite volumizing mascara is now available in Peacock.

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GOLDEN INFUSION POWDER (€16,90)
Infused with a lemony vanilla scent, this shimmery and silky powder makes your skin glow. Available in 001 pink gold.

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I’M LIPSTICK (€12,90)
This lipstick provides an intense colour payoff and a luminous finish. Available in 001 Sweet Plum, 002 Berry Violet, and 003 Hot Burgundy.

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LASTING COLOR GEL (€6,50)
Available in 089 Deep Blue, 088 Deep Purple, 090 Peacock 091 Lilac, and 092 Velvety Fuschsia.

What do you think of this collection?