Best Beauty New Buys for 2011

Make it the year of the sexy siren. Kick it off with scarlet lips, long lashes, and traffic-stopping scents.

via Best Beauty New Buys for 2011 – Discover Top Makeup Products on ELLE.


New Target and H&M Designer Collaborations Announced

While you’d be hard pressed to find a fashion lover unfamiliar with Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, Rodarte, or Proenza Schouler, the next collaborations for H&M and Target are with decidedly more under-the-radar designers. First up is H&M who has teamed-up with Swedish fashion blogger Elin Kling for a limited edition line hitting Sweden’s 10 H&M stores on February 3rd.

Unfortunately the collection won’t hit the States. It’s a surprisingly alluring nine-piece offering (plus two accessories) consisting of a mix of white separates, a washed leather jacket, and drapey after-dark looks, along with a floor-sweeping gown. Details are minimal and there’s a laid-back sophistication that I imagine would sell well if the collection does arrive State-side – time and eBay will tell…

via New Target and H&M Designer Collaborations Announced | The Fashion Spot.

Doutzen Kroes dark & seductive for Numero > Fashion Photo Shoots

Since Doutzen Kroes has been putting all her time into (and earning all her fortune from) Victoria’s Secret, we haven’t seen very much of her in the pages of magazines. Finding her way back out into the world of print pictorials for Numero Tokyo’s May 2010 issue, we’re faced with a shoot that’s all black and darkly sexy. It’s nothing new – but with leather and elements of bondage, it does show a side of Doutzen we rarely get to see.

via Doutzen Kroes dark & seductive for Numero > Fashion Photo Shoots.

Lily Donaldson NARS Makeup On Bazaar Cover

NARS National Makeup Artist Francelle created the makeup look for the January 2011 cover of Harper’s Bazaar featuring Lily Donaldson. This look would be gorgeous for a New Years Eve party since it could match any outfit! See which NARS products were used to achieve her glam look!

NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Hollywoodland (Spring 2011 Collection) – Soft Touch Shadow Pencils provide easy, portable, long-wearing application. These jumbo sized pencils have versatile functionality to shade the lid, line, or highlight the eye. Smooth, creamy texture delivers a smooth, velvety feel to the eye and make for easy blending and an ideal base for layering with a powder shadow for increased color intensity.

NARS Blush in Sex Appeal (soft peach) – Made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look. Imparts a natural, healthy glow for any skin tone and may be worn alone or layered together for more depth and intensity.

Orgasm Illuminator – Go beautifully nude with Orgasm Illuminator, a scintillatingly sheer, weightless fluid that makes skin appear refreshed, radiant and glowing. Flecks of gold, peach and pink shimmer softly diffuse light, melting into the skin to allow your true beauty shine through. Softly reflecting light, Orgasm Illuminator melts into your natural skin to bring out the best of you.

Copacabana Multiple (glistening pearl) – The original multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body. Its unique, creamy formula blends effortlessly to provide sheer color for creating shimmering accents, contours or dynamic highlights on all skin tones. Creates perfect, glowing complexions and is conveniently designed for failproof application.

Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara – Boasting formulas enriched with Vitamin E and Macadamia Nut Oil, these luxuriously rich, deep, black pigmented mascaras go on silky smooth with lavish effects. They dry quickly and beautifully, with no smudging or flaking. NARS Larger Than Life™ Mascaras will bring over-the-top drama to every lash.

Jungle Red Lipliner Pencil (classic red)- Longwearing color in a creamy formula that helps define, correct and shape the lips while preventing lip color from bleeding and feathering. Available in color-coordinated shades to correspond with lipstick hues.

Heat Wave Lipstick (bright perfect red) – A wide range of captivating shades designed to provide the look and style the color dictates. A highly pigmented matte, non-drying formula that provides a longwearing, full-bodied, velvety finish.

via Lily Donaldson NARS Makeup On Bazaar Cover.

How to Look Like a Million Bucks for Less

Once upon a decade ago, single-gals and twenty-something girls watched Carrie Bradshaw unfold an embracing truth, “When I first moved to the city, I would buy Vogue instead of food, because I just felt it nourished me more.”  Bravo!

It was a justifying moment. A truth many of us would never admit. For the first time in forever, we all realized that in New York City, A.K.A. Fashion Central, it was almost instinctual to choose labels over lunch, shoes over bills, and magazines over unlimited-metro cards. The twenty-something girl’s guilty pleasure of misplaced boundaries was exposed—and it felt good to be bad. Who cared if you slept on a mattress, at least you looked good. Right? Over the years we saw Carrie place Monolo’s before rent, and as a guilty shopaholics ourselves,  (let’s face it, anybody reading this is pretty much obsessed) we wanted to help wean your expensive taste to a more moderate/sensible budget.

The great thing about New York City, no matter how tight the budget, there is always “something” that mimics “Wait is that Emilio Pucci?” the world will never know. There are plenty of stores out there that furnish great items for bargain prices. All it takes is a little research. Sample sales will forever be your friends; Forever 21 will keep you young, and H&M posh. To show you how, let’s see how far $200 can take you.

via How to Look Like a Million Bucks for Less | Runway Trends.

Best Evening Bags

The 20 best clutches, minaudières, and minibags to put the finishing touch on any party outfit

via Best Evening Bags – Discover More Accessories on

MACs Newest Collaboration Hits Stores In A Few Days

When MAC releases a limited edition collaboration, it gets sold out in days! Their newest one MAC + Mickey Contractor is going to cause another frenzy.

Mickey Contractor AKA the Master of Bollywood, is MACs Director of Creative Artisty in India and has worked with glamorous actresses and models in that country. He’s taught makeup artists around the world for over 30 years.

His collection contains all his “beauty musts,”with an emphasis on skin tone and performance makeup.

You’ll be able to pick up his collection at MAC counters nationwide and online on January 6, 2011.

via MACs Newest Collaboration Hits Stores In A Few Days |