Update: MAC Wonder Woman Collection

Release date: Feb. 10th in the U.S.; March 2011 internationally

Company’s Description

Banish any thought of being a Plain Jane: M∙A∙C and Wonder Woman have joined forces! For Spring 2011, take a trip to Paradise Island with a legendary line up of super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and oversized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger-than-life Bold Babe. Dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. Kaboom! Mission Accomplished!

Wonder Woman has always known the importance of astounding accessories. For her collaboration with M∙A∙C, we’ve infused her sense and fantasy and wonder into a vivid collection of awe-inspiring accessories as fierce and feminine as the heroine herself. Bright, bold, superhuman designs in Makeup Bags – from radiant Red to Bulletproof Blue, Utility Belt Brush Sets, and exclusively online, the WW T-Shirt and Invincible Mirror. Shazam!

“What M.A.C and Wonder Woman both share is the idea of empowerment. Wonder Woman is empowered to do the most magical, wonderful things to save the day. With M.A.C, our products empower women by allowing them to look great and feel better than they ever have in their lives.”
–James Gager, Senior Vice President & Creative Director of M.A.C Worldwide

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Interview with the Creators of MAC’s Wonder Woman Collection

Company’s Description

This spring, Wonder Woman – DC Comics’ most iconic heroine of all time – teams up with M·A·C with superpowered zing and the strength of the Amazons to create a larger-than-life colour collection. The M·A·C Wonder Woman collection has the power to transform Plain Janes across the land into gorgeous glamazons.

Criminally outdated colour and un-dimensional skin finishes are no match for M·A·C Wonder Woman’s daredevil feats. Featuring super-sized packaging like you’ve never seen before; bigger and better-than-ever Mineralize Skinfinish banishes chalky powders to a land far away, creating an other-worldly, multi-dimensional glow for all. Create powerful day-to-night looks with ultra-versatile Eye Shadow Quads and Pigments, plus Lipsticks and oversized Lipglasses that always speak the truth. Jumbo Powder Blush packs a punch to perk up dull complexions, and our intense, colour-saturated Opulash lends comic book-worthy colored pop to attention-starved peepers. Add Penultimate Eye Liner and Nail Lacquer to the mix to take women everywhere from mild-mannered undercover operators to goddesses with supernatural abilities to charm, seduce and kick major sass. Great Hera! Looks like M·A·C and Wonder Woman have saved the day again.

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NARS Spring 2011 Collection

Release date: Jan. 15, 2011

In this Spring 2011 collection, NARS has chosen cool-toned colors, featuring a mix of neutrals and muted brights. This collection would work well for everyday looks and days when you want a neutral look with a little pop of color.
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Illamasqua Valentine’s Day Collection “The Throb”

Release date: Jan. 17, 2011
Availability: Illamasqua stores, illamasqua.com

Company’s Description

Feel your pulse quicken, your heart throbbing in your chest. These are Illamasqua’s latest offerings at the altar of beauty, guaranteed to make you gasp with pleasure.

Awaken your mouth’s erotic sensuality with the seductive red of Succubus Intense Lipgloss or enjoy the power of being an unashamedly brazen femme fatale with blood red Sangers Lipstick.

…and Scratch
Throb is a passionate red Nail Varnish, the colour of blood spilled by desperate, rejected lovers. Load is a rich, cream coating for the nails and Scorn’s midnight black matt finish is filled with contempt for the love of convention.

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Glee & Sephora by OPI

Miss Bossy Pants, Slushied, Celibacy Club, Gleek Out, Sue vs. Shue, Express Yourself to Yourself

Price: varies
Release date: Feb. 2011 at Sephora stores & sephora.com
Size: varies

According to WWD, next month, Sephora by OPI will come out with a Glee nail polish collection. You can get a sneak-peak of the collection on Feb. 8, when it will be featured on an episode of Glee.
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Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011 Collection “Secret Garden”

Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Eden

Release date: Feb. 2011

Company’s Description

“We’ve always been inspired by the lush gardens so unique to Sicily; they’re like a secret paradise. The aura of romance – the intoxicating wild flowers, the soft pastels – is such an integral part of our heritage and our aesthetic,” says Stefano Gabbana. “The creation of Spring 2011 was almost subliminal; it came directly from our hearts. It gave us so much pleasure to make something so special for the Dolce & Gabbana woman we know so intimately. Secret Garden is meant to be a key to her innermost soul, very personal, very private and, of course, extremely seductive.”

Adds Domenico Dolce: “With Secret Garden, we wanted to provide a kind of privileged information – or secret formula – for the women we love so much – so she could effortlessly achieve that illusive look of intrigue that all women crave. As for the fabulous Illuminator, it was, of course, inspired by the unfathomable Scarlett – the woman who epitomizes the true mystique of Dolce & Gabbana.”

This Spring, Dolce & Gabbana will play on Spring colors by incorporating purples, pinks, and greens in its “Secret Garden” collection. This collection was inspired by the gardens of Sicily and all items will be in fancy gold packaging. Scarlett Johansson will be the face of D&G’s Spring campaign.
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Review & Swatches: Korres ProVitamin B5 & Rice Bran Mascara

Korres ProVitamin B5 & Rice Bran Mascara

Price: $18 (mini size available on korresusa.com for $8)
Availability: korresusa.com, sephora.com, & Sephora stores
Size: 0.36 fl oz

Company’s Description

Lash-strengthening mascara naturally volumizes thin and brittle lashes, while adding length and deep pigment
• Nourishes lashes with a non-clumping buildable formula, providing maximum lash health
• Provitamin B5, a proven natural hair strengthener, improves both the length and number of lashes, treating them while adding drama to the eye
• Rice Bran natural extract expands (just like rice does in water) to provide maximum lash length, volume, and fullness.

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Guerlain Spring 2011 Collection “Sur Mes Levres”

Release date: Jan. 15, 2011
Availability: Sephora, select Saks Fifth Avenues, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman

With luxe packaging and bright colors, Guerlain will launch limited-edition lipsticks, eye colors, and a blush in its Spring 2011 “Sur Mes Levres” collection. Guerlain has also created Meteorites Compacts, which follow in line behind Guerlain’s well-known Meteorites Perles.

You can see live pictures here.
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Giveaway! Win Urban Decay’s Book of Shadows III: UD Loves NYC

Update: One last day to enter this giveaway! An exciting new giveaway is coming soon! Hint: birthday suit.

Update: I am extending this giveaway by 3 days to give YouTube subscribers a chance to enter. It now ends on Feb. 6th, 2011.

A new year calls for the first giveaway on Allura! By following the rules below, you have a chance to win one of Urban Decay’s hottest items. The Book of Shadows III features 16 eye shadows, 2 mini eye pencils, and a mini Primer Potion. It has a retail value of $54.00.
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Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Collection “Transluminence”

Release date: Spring 2011

Company’s Description

“Imagine the richest purple and the deepest green both enlivened by a frozen silver. A soft black completes the palette, to be worn alone as liner or to add depth to smoky eyes. Freshened by the softest baby lips, a beautiful frosty blush completes this new way of facing spring in the depths of winter.”
— Linda Cantello, Giorgio Armani Creative Director

This Spring, with the help of Megan Fox as their cover girl, Giorgio Armani has created a line that features a few bright colors for the eyes, and more soft colors for the cheeks and lips.
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