Mid-Range Makeup Brands
As predicted by yours truly in my previous post
the Sephora Fall Catalog 2009 is all about Fall Trends for the season. Dare I say I can’t recall Sephora Fall 2008? How weird! The Muse’s mind is working slow today to say the least.
Moral of the story is Sephora choose this year’s theme on Fall 2009′s trendy looks that I’m sure we will be privy to on the catwalks in September. Until that time I took some snapshots of the new catalog for you to peep at!
Check it below!
Many of this year’s looks are pretty much the typical Fall fair which we have seen a quite a bit over the past two years or so such as a dramatic cat look, bold lips, and smoky eyes. Although many of the looks lack color (it’s Fall so who wants color I guess!) I’m still enjoying the elegant, sophisticated, classical looks they choose for the catalog.
Many of the products in this catalog are already released such as the Make Up For Ever HD Collection, Urban Decay Lipstick Collection, and a few odd pieces that are new such as the Bare Escentuals Buxom Line (new liner, lip liner, etc…), and of course Kat Von D’s Perfumes. Basically the catalog won’t be bankrupting you any time soon as the offerings are simply nothing to get too excited about if you’re 1. read about them already or 2. hauled them recently!
Without further commentary from me here’s some of the pics from the catalog that should be arriving in your mail box soon or maybe it’s already there!
Overall, it’s nicely put together this year but nothing jumped up and grabbed me. The catalog is medium size or so, not too big, not too small. If you follow makeup trends this should please as for me I’m a march to my own beat kinda girl so the trends aren’t really thrilling.
Did you get your Sephora Fall Catalog yet?
What do you think?
Tell the Muse!
Christian Siriano is a busy bee this Fall season. Upcoming is his Payless Shoe Collection
, I know right? Christian and Payless? Plus the brand new Christian Siriano Victoria’s Secret Cosmetic Collection is now available online
and in store. Busy, busy boy!
I headed in store to play around with the collection for myself because the Muse is all nosy and she needed to know how “fierce” this beauty collection was.
Click ahead for a peep at my initial thoughts!
This isn’t a massive collection but it does have a few pieces that are quite good. I will say it does surprise me that Christian is busy creating makeup collections but hey cool he’s putting himself out there. I’m unsure if this is LE but it does deserve to be mentioned that most special edition cosmetics collections from Victoria’s Secret are always quite good quality and I’m normally one for jumping on board to purchase. This time around I did skip as I wasn’t too particularly wow’ed by the offerings.
Here’s a few pics I took with my phone camera:
The packaging is quite nice as each item is featured in in a gold compact with the brush, kohl, and gloss having a golden theme as well. It’s all very elegant looking.
First off the Christian Siriano Silky Eye Shadow are actually the same texture and formula of the brand new revamped line of Victoria’s Secret Silky Eyeshadow. The shadow colors in Christian’s collection are all brand new shades aside from one which would be Gilded Fierce. This shade is available in both the VS makeup line and his line. So technically you’re paying a little bit more for packaging and new shades that are already pretty much offered from VS. These shadows are $12 where as the general catalog shades are $10.
Aside from the shadows the other item that did capture my interest was the Christian Siriano Kajal Eye Liner ($12). This is available in one shade, Eclipse, which is pretty much black. The liner is quite a chunky size and perfect for creating a smudged, smoky effect.
Now the items that didn’t really tickle my interest were the Christian Siriano Bronzer/Highlighter Trio and the Christian Siriano All-Over Bronzing Powder Brush. Although both are reasonably priced at $16 and $18 I wasn’t really feeling bronze for Fall in all honesty. Even though I suspect Fall will rush in with a bit of an Indian Summer this year I still fail to feel the love for using bronzer in September through the rest of Fall.
And finally the Christian Siriano Lip Gloss ($12) is available in three shades. This too didn’t capture my interest as I wasn’t too into the shades. Shades range from a pale beige, nude pink, and red.
Overall, the collection is fairly inexpensive and rather fun if you’re a big fan of Chrisitan Siriano. As for me I wasn’t particularly inclined to pick up anything from the collection for myself and instead ended up with three shadows from the brand new, revamped Victoria’s Secret Makeup Collection. Dare I say the collection is a tiny bit boring perhaps? I’m not sure why I found it so unappealing but I ended up coming away with a sad sigh and a shrug.
Sorry Christian, you’re fierce darling but your makeup collection didn’t sit well with this Muse.
What do you think?
Heading out right now to buy it?
Tell the Muse!
The collection is available now at www.victoriassecret.com and in store. They have some videos of the look and Christian speaking about the collection on VS’s site.
It’s here, it’s here! Time for Urban Decay Friends and Family Event! And just in time for back to school too.
Use promo code FNFF1 to get 30% off your total order! w00t!
Go haul and share what you get in the comment box, the Muse is all nosy about those kinds of things.
How’s the day treating you? Mine is absolute rubbish so far. I have such drama in my life right now it’s not even funny.
Anyway, a rather busy Monday as always after the weekend. Hope yours is better than mine.
I was browsing around and the Twilight Beauty website is officially launched. As of Friday they had a great round of flash going with different photos of the stars in Twilight and a few pictures of the makeup line but right now it’s back to being a simple “coming soon” logo. Damn, wish I captured a few screenshots while the going was good. On Friday the release date for the collection going live was on August 15th but now they just have a spot to slap your e-mail address so you’ll be officially alerted when it does go on sale. I’m ever hopeful that they keep the August 15th date as I’m impatient to see what the line looks like.
For further information do see my Twilight Beauty Cosmetics as it tells you more about what to expect from the line.
Keep yourself in the know by visiting the official site at www.twilightbeauty.com
I’ll bring you further coverage as it becomes available.
For now do share your thoughts on Twilight Beauty in the comment field.
I expressed my delight over the brand new Urban Decay Lipstick for Fall 2009 in Naked in a review
recently. Naked is such a flattering shade of nude pink that will pair up beautifully well with a dramatic eye look or in my case a pink look!
Jump ahead for a peep!
For my look below I used a bit of Jill Stuart blush, Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow in Ballet, and Urban Decay Lipstick in Naked topped with a clear gloss from Philosophy. The look is fairly simple and innocent. As you can see Naked pairs up very nicely with a no nonsense, less than dramatic eye look but it’ll go along just as well with a bolder look that requires a nude lip look that won’t take away from the eyes. I’m normally not one for loving nude shades of lipstick but I fell in love with Naked almost instantly on swatch. It’s one the most flattering shades of nude pink I’ve come across and doesn’t have a mod look but more of a dewy finish that makes my lips look very natural.
By the way my fresh skin can be blamed on Skin79 BB Cream
What do you think?
Lover of Urban Decay Naked Lipstick?