I went over some beauty picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last Friday, but for those of you who aren’t Nordstrom members (or who live outside of the US), here are a few new makeup launches that anyone can buy!
This is a new style of widget, both on theNotice and generally on the internet, but I hope you like it. Let me know what you think!
(I’m especially intrigued by that limited-edition Estée Lauder Sculpting Foundation Brush):
It’s okay, The Body Shop has you covered. Shop their pre-boxed and pre-bagged men’s sets here — I hear the men’s White Musk range smells amazing! (PLUS: up to 70% off in their sale section, and 40% off most non-sale items. That means $2 lip balms, $5 gift sets, and $10 jumbo sizes!
Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic
The answer to the question everyone’s been asking is in, and the answer is: the new Aqua Matic pencils will be replacing the line’s old Aqua Shadow pencils, so stock up soon on any favourites you may have! (Their Aqua Cream eyeshadow pots will be unaffected).
The new pencils ($21 USD/$25 CAD) will be available in Canada at Sephora and Make Up For Ever Boutiques this July, and feature an automatic pencil that doesn’t require sharpening. For the initial launch, MUFE will be releasing ten shades in iridescent, diamond, satin, and metallic finishes.
Man, I haven’t done one of these in forever. Usually, putting together “New This Week” widgets is a matter of sifting the new releases from the old, and then picking the most exciting of the crop — but this time around, everything I came across was new.
There was no, “but did I feature this last week? Ummm… maybe, I’m not sure,” this time around. It’s been a little over a month, so here’s what you may have missed in the meantime.
new in base & bronze (& contour)
(Okay, okay, I’ll admit to re-featuring the Bite Deconstructed Rose Lip Library again this week — but can you really blame me? They launched four associated Deconstructed Rose lipsticks, and I figured they deserved a mention together.)
Other exciting launches: an all-new range of twenty Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadows ($32 USD), the new Benefit Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms ($18 USD/$22 CAD), and two new high-shimmer cheek products, just for the summer — the Dior Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powders ($56 USD/$57 CAD), which will replace the old Dior Diorskin powders that they are nothing like, and the Becca Tint Shimmer Soufflées ($27 USD/$33 CAD), which, thankfully, will be replacing nothing.
new in eyes & everything else
Finally, one last thing… the bareMinerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation ($29 USD/$36 CAD), which comes in 20 blissfully silicone-free shades. I haven’t made it out of the house yet to try these (there are some pretty mixed reviews out there), but will try to pick one up soon!
(Pictured here with the bareMinerals Bareskin Perfecting Face Brush ($28 USD/$35 CAD), which has a little well in the top to hold product.)
Hello, and welcome to this week’s instalment of fibromyalgia is taking over my life, featuring a handful of this month’s most exciting new launches and a bucket of tears.
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And a few stragglers, including the Bite Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library ($49 USD/$53 CAD), ugh. I don’t even really like lipgloss, but this set looks so pretty. I think it’s the name (and that gorgeous box) that roped me in.
New in candles
(How lovely and summery are those new Illume jars?)
Love at first blush (on the set of Mad Men)
Also new these past few months? Make Up For Ever’s HD Blush ($26 USD/$31 CAD), a blendable creme blush that’s available in 16 shades. If you’ve ever asked yourself “what makeup does Christina Hendricks wear on Mad Men?” late at night while vulnerable and suffering from severe face envy, well, here’s one piece of the puzzle. Makeup artist Vanessa Scali uses the HD Blush in shade #210 on Christina Hendricks in the upcoming season of Man Men — and now you know.