And, from the contouring committee… (for some reason almost none of these were available in widget form): six freaking gazillion new releases.
I mean, hey. I love contouring as much as the next gal–possibly more; I learned to sculpt and contour long before I even bothered to buy my first blush–but can you say whoa? Talk about options! These are the contouring products from just the “what’s new” page; this doesn’t even cover the rest of the category!
I haven’t done one of these in a while, so here’s what’s new in the beauty world this month! Aside from those scribbly Smashbox pencils, I’ve got my eye on those bareMinerals palettes and the new Armani Eye Tints — those moussey doe-foot eyeshadows tend to wear really well on oily lids.
Plus, I mean, 8-pan palettes from Clinique for only $36?! If they’re as good as the quads, you should be buying ’em in every darn shade.
For once, the colour of the year is one that I think we can all appreciate: Marsala. It’s a little drab, a little red, and a little rustic — so, basically, a colour that I should hate (but totally don’t).
Unlike the bright green and violet that we’ve seen these past two years, Marsala is more or less wearable… maybe a little more on the less side, for us cool-toned girls. But it’s work-appropriate, at least, and that’s definitely a start!
And that rose gold packaging — I mean, Sephora isn’t even playing fair anymore.
New this week are a few long-awaited launches (like the NARS Audacious lipsticks), as well as a couple new-to-store ones (Charlotte Tilbury at Nordstrom, and that pastel Shiseido trio!) and a few unique items that caught my eye. If you’ve tried the new Micro.mini Beautyblenders, for instance, or that new Sephora makeup-removing lip gel, I’d be curious to hear what you thought of them! (And those new Bottega Veneta perfumes, hrrrnnnngh.)
New (& more than noteworthy)
Also upcoming this week is an event — and a very, very cool one at that. Manhattan residents are invited to the Clinique counter at Bloomingdale’s on 59th St. to receive a complimentary Smart Skin Consultation and create a customized smartphone case designed by fashion illustrator Brooke Hagel.
The event will be held this Thursday, September 18th, and while I obviously won’t get to go… I can only hope that one of you will take this opportunity to have a phone case custom-illustrated with Chubby Stick sketches!
What: Complimentary Smart Skin Consultations, a fall trend fashion preview, and a custom-illustrated phone case with the purchase of Clinique’s Smart Repair Serum.
When: Thursday, September 18, 6pm-8pm
Where: Bloomingdale’s 59th Street Beauty Studio (1000 3rd Ave at 59th Street, NY)
Pre-book an appointment at the counter or by calling (212) 705-2879.
Teased last week by @MarcelleTweets (the brand’s English Twitter account), the brand-new Marcelle Trio+ Eyeshadow quads ($15.95 CAD) are now up for grabs through Marcelle’s online site. Perfume and paraben-free, the quads promise three intense, velvety powder eyeshadows with one ultra-glittery shade — exactly the way I like it.
Available now in six different colour palettes (but I only have eyes for Smoky Chestnut and Chocolate Vanille, of course — how beautifully do those look like they would swatch?!)