July 28, 2016

I’m Excited About Charlotte Tilbury’s New Perfume

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scent of a dream

Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream Perfume is upcoming on August 15th and one of the greatest tag click bait lines that I’m seeing with this fragrance is, “You can smell like Kate Moss”.

I don’t know why but this made me laugh. It also kind of had me raising a brow because it implies that we were about to journey into another celebrity fragrance when that’s simply not the case at all.

Scent of a Dream is actually Charlotte’s first fragrance and I expect big, big things from it. The scent is inspired by her own blend of scented oils purchased from Ibiza’s hippie markets that she’s been using for over 30 years. She had Francois Robert (he’s the nose behind the iconic Chanel Cristalle fragrance as well as other Chanel fragrances) aid her in creating the fragrance. It is for the most part a floral blend but there’s also depth added to the fragrance from Chypre. Chypre adds complexity but not heaviness or darkness to the fragrance according to the brand.

Kate Moss is indeed the face of the fragrance. She was chosen by Charlotte because she felt she fit the ethereal and powerful inspiration of the fragrance.

The fragrance has fruit top notes such as lemon, peach, and mandarin with a floral heart of tuberose, violet, and jasmine. There’s patchouli as a middle note as well. But most interesting, are the base notes of hedione (pheromone), ambroxan (sage), and poinciana tree (fire tree). It sounds terribly complex and quite unique. I’m very eager to try it for this reason.

Charlotte Tilbury is well known for her luxurious cosmetics and I have hopes her fragrance will be just as unique as some of her makeup products.

Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream launches on August 15th and will be available at www.charlottetilbury.com.


July 27, 2016

Too Faced Gets Peachy for Spring 2017

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Fall isn’t here as of yet but the Holiday 2016 Makeup Collections and even Spring 2017 ones are popping up everywhere. Last week, we got wind of the new Too Faced Peach Glow Palette that I speculated would release for Spring 2017. Some of that is confirmed with the release sneak peek that Jerrod Blandino, co-founder of Too Faced Cosmetics, teased on his Instagram account.

He posted a picture of a model at a photo shoot wearing, what appeared to be, the Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette and mentioned Spring 2017 arriving as soon as November/December. In recent years, Too Faced Spring Collections arrive a week or two before Christmas so, I suspect that the Sweet Peach Palette will hopefully be back in stock along with that new Peach Glow Highlighter Palette that broke the Internet last week!

I’m honestly just happy to see more peach for Spring. I remember a time that coral was such a hit for Spring/Summer Collections. But for some reason that really hasn’t been a top trend in a very long time. I hope that the introduction of Too Faced’s Spring Peach Collection might be incentive for more brands to do glow-y peach shades like NARS Orgasm for Spring and Summer looks.

Le sigh! Wishful thinking?

Why am I even discussing Spring 2017/Summer 2017 makeup trends when we haven’t even finished off Summer 2016 yet?

Funny story, I was listening to Howard Stern a few days ago and Nick Cannon mentioned he wouldn’t be voting and even felt like his vote didn’t count because the Presidential Election was per-determined. I scoffed at that opinion. Now if I were Nick, I’d turn my eye to the makeup industry as I swear trends are totally predetermined years in advance before they happen. Like, they have some secret society creating trends on the fly twenty years into the future. It’s all Winchester/Men of Letters/Secret Hideaway type thing up in there….!


But anyway, I just hope that peach will be a trend soon because I’m tired of liquid lipstick, contouring, and highlighter!

Are you looking forward to seeing what Too Faced Spring 2017 brings?

Too Faced Spring 2016 will likely arrive early December at toofaced.com and soon after at Sephora.com, Ulta.com, and in stores.

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July 27, 2016

Too Faced Holiday 2016 Arriving Soon!

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Jerrod’s busy teasing us with Too Faced Holiday 2016 goodies on his Instagram account. Too Faced Holiday 2016 isn’t far off either if they plan on keeping with tradition and launching in September. Last year the Holiday Collection arrived the first week of September! Crazy? For sure! But you know all the makeup addicts out there are like, “Imma stop you for a minute and grab my credit card BRB!”

Although Too Faced is a West Coast brand, this year’s collection is all about the East and inspired by Christmas in New York. As a native New Yorker, I’ll be completely vain and terribly ignorant arrogant in saying that there’s no place like New York during the Holidays 🙂

Christmas In NY! #Ulta #toofaced ☃#sneakypeek

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July 27, 2016

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation Has Arrived!

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Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation

It’s here! In a weird launch, the new Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 50 has arrived! Why weird? Well, L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation arrived at drugstores for Spring 2016 in December. Typically drugstores are lag a little behind with releases. L’Oreal is Lancome’s parent company but typically products end up releasing on counters first and a few months or even a year down the line you’ll see a drugstore variation of said product.

Not the case with Lancome’s cushion! L’Oreal got it first by several months with a super early releases in the UK and one a few months later in the US. I thought it was very interesting that drugstore got dibs on this launch.

Also odd, is the fact that Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil got a launch before the foundation yet L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush still hasn’t arrived on our shores. So, we got the foundation at drugstores first yet not the foundation but the blush is here on counters but not at drugstores. Oh woe!

Hmm…! I might be overthinking things but none the less we now have Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation to look forward to.

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