For a limited time starting this Friday, Nordstrom Beauty Spot is offering over 80 Gifts with Purchase*. You’ll be able to choose from dozens of value-packed items, from Estée Lauder to Jo Malone to CLARISONIC. Plus, take home our annual snow globe when you make a fragrance purchase of $150 or more. ‘Tis the season to save!
I always say that good makeup application begins with great brushes! With that in mind, the Stroke of Midnight Mineralize Brush Kit is an absolute holiday must. Lending unparalleled precision and refined professional quality, these four artistry tools (with their own elegant graphic case) perform flawlessly with M·A·C’s wide array of mineral products.
Three-dimensional, highlighted skin was a major trend this past fall/winter 2013 Fashion Week. To achieve the look and create a soft, wintery glow, sweep Iridescent Powder in Sparkling Rosé (from the Stroke of Midnight – Cool Face Palette) across the high point of your cheekbone using the #159 SE brush.
And because the holiday season is packed full of celebratory gatherings and late-night outings, use the same Cool face palette to create a sultry, smoky-eyed look, worthy of any occasion. Work the palette’s three featured eye shadows (All Races, Scene and Magic Moor) from the lightest to darkest shades, traveling from under the brow to around the eye. Next, use the 286 Duo Fibre Blending Brush and blend upwards to build up depth and drama.
Last but not least: For the girl that’s got it all—the “M·A·C addict”, as we like to call her—the Nocturnals Pigments & Glitter Set are the perfect “tinsel” to decorate any eye shadow combination! Presented in three uniquely different color ranges, these sets are a sparkly five-shade sampler of M·A·C’s most iconic, high impact colors.
“I wanted really gorgeous, rich, saturated color inspired by a kind of seventies-meets-twenties hedonistic mood, a little blurred, a little sheen.” —Tom Ford
A fashion statement for the face, Tom Ford’s complexion-perfecting makeup and high-performance skincare treatments are powerful tools for transformation.
Tom Ford Beauty is a testament to the visionary designer’s desire for any woman, no matter her age or features, to have the ability to create a complete look in which her uniqueness is amplified and she appears to radiate from within.
Since 1973 MOLTON BROWN London has been handcrafting the finest bath & body, hair care and fragrance products. Their humble narrative began above a salon on London’s South Molton Street in Mayfair. Forty years later, the brand has come to define British cosmetics luxury. Shop our editor’s fall picks from the newly stocked line.
M•A•C Cosmetics Senior Artist Gina Bettelli talks about the recent collaboration with Rihanna.
Just in time for the change in seasons, Rihanna and M·A·C Cosmetics have teamed up to create a collection of lavishly lush colors no girl can resist: RiRi Hearts M·A·C Fall. Fall is all about jewel tones and playing with juxtaposed textures;… RiRi Hearts M·A·C Fall helps you achieve the trends and vision of autumn.
Channel your inner icon and dare to go dramatic with a cobalt-blue satin eye. Why not flip that matte red lip for a shine by layering RiRi Woo Lipglass? After all, one of the impressive things about Rihanna is her ability to change her look in an instant—and own it every time.
Chantecaille’s gorgeous new Wild Horses Palette includes three eyeshadows and one blush in perfectly on-trend colors for fall—plus a world-changing bonus: a percentage of all palette proceeds will be donated to The Humane Society to support its mission to help wild horses run free in America. We spoke with Chantecaille Creative Director and spokesmodel Olivia Chantecaille to learn more about her family’s efforts to make a difference through the company.
BEAUTY BLOG: Olivia, tell us why you support this particular cause. OLIVIA CHANTECAILLE: There’s an urgent need to help our country’s wild horses roam freely. Embodying the spirit of freedom, wild horses have graced the American landscape for centuries, reminding us of our deepest connection to the earth. Sadly, in just the past 40 years over 22 million acres of wild horse habitat has been lost in the U.S. To make room for cattle, gas and oil production, the government has been systematically placing wild herds into captivity, which costs taxpayers upwards of $78 million per year. By conserving our public land for our wild horses, we not only help save the herds, but we also ensure that the land will be preserved for future generations.
How does The Wild Horses Palette reflect the cause it supports?
The palette reflects not only the colors of the wild horses, but those of the magnificent landscape they live in. It’s a striking yet neutral palette that perfectly complements the trending colors in this fall’s fashion—warm earthy browns, rich neutrals, grounding black, camel and pops of red.
Beauty and heart: Olivia Chantecaille models The Wild Horses Palette.
This isn’t the first time you’ve created a palette inspired by a cause [last spring the company released its Save the Sharks Palette; in years past it has created palettes to benefit endangered tigers and elephants in Africa].
Yes, we have always sought to raise awareness for environmental causes that are most urgent and require immediate attention. This is an integral part of our brand and our way to give back to nature. Each season we launch a ‛cause-metics’ collection, and are particularly passionate about our commitment to the oceans and endangered species.
Of all your recent charitable efforts, which cause has held the most significance for you and your family?
It is impossible to choose one cause over another. Each one is vital in its own right, and when you look at the larger picture you realize that everything is connected. There is one unifying message that comes from all of these causes: We need to respect Nature and be aware of the negative influence we play.
The Alexis Mabille Spring 2014 makeup by M·A·C Cosmetics had a retro-glam vibe to it, with the ’60s-inspired updo hair, bright red lips and graphic cat eyes. The look was reminiscent of the American cultural icon Rosie the Riveter as well as to contemporary musical artists such as Lana Del Rey and Amy Winehouse.
Introducing one of our newest favorite things. As the first CC lipstick, Giorgio Armani ‘Rouge Ecstasy’ Lipstick gives you luminous color and lip care with extra moisture for smooth application and long-lasting softness. With 35 trending shades of red—from coral to carmine—there’s a perfect hue for any lips…even ones that beatbox.