Wednesday, 29 September 2010

NARS Vintage Nail Polish Collection

NARS introduces a Vintage Nail Polish Collection including five shades, resurrected by popular demand, with NARS’ signature longwearing formula, imparting an initial high gloss luster that is water and detergent resistant. Perfect for fall, the seasonal height of the fashion year, these vintage polishes are being brought out from the archives to NARS counters for a limited time. With classic cinema as their common theme, below are the shades, their descriptions and the movies that inspired them.

Army green infused with gold
The comedy about the staff of a Korean War field hospital using humor to keep their sanity in the
face of war. The film inspired the TV series M*A*S*H.

King Kong
Copper brown infused with gold
A classic movie about the infamous giant ape who becomes smitten with beauty

Midnight Express
Deep navy
The 1970s film for an inmate’s opportunity to escape from prison

Forest green
A British war movie starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine, directed by Cy Endfield in 1964

Full Metal Jacket
Gunmetal grey
An epic Vietnam War movie directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1987

Price: £13.00 each

Marchesa and Le Métier de Beauté Collection

Dedication to design, detail and to the experience; Marchesa and Le Métier de Beauté brings back a time when the “craft of the craft” was so important, while simultaneously bringing forward the best in luxury technology. With this like-minded approach, a creative collaboration between the two luxury houses came naturally. Introducing Marchesa for Le Métier de Beauté, the first collection to evolve from this joint venture, a true partnership in beauty, a new endeavor into irresistible luxury.

“Each season,” explains Georgina Chapman, co-founder and designer of Marchesa, “Keren and I introduce a new collection, but with the classic and consistent signature that is Marchesa – we transport our customers back to a time when luxury fashion meant the best in tailoring, design, fabric, etc. When it came to launching a cosmetics collection, we wanted to do the same and we found immediately that Le Métier de Beauté shared these same core values.”

“The Collection takes the unparalleled textures and formulas Le Métier de Beauté is known for and transfixes them with the essence of Marchesa,” says Joanna Vorachek Austin, President of Le Métier de Beauté. “From the sleek packaging and the innovative formulas to the flawless application, the Marchesa for Le Métier de Beauté collaboration brings the best of both brands to the forefront of luxury.”

The mercurial silver of the Marchesa for Le Métier de Beauté Collection’s outer packaging was directly inspired by Marchesa metallic bugle column dress worn by Sandra Bullock at the 82nd Academy Awards. Its dramatic reflection captures the full range of the Collection.

With a nod to true personal style, the collection begins with two palettes created exclusively by Marchesa’s co-founders and designers, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. Reflective of their tastes in beauty, each palette offers a complete signature look – eye, cheek, lip and face – to transform into your own.

La Lune
Custom-crafted by Georgina Chapman, a quintet of dramatically bold colors brings Georgina’s signature smoky-eyed feminine look to your fingertips. This diminutive, credit card-sized palette contains everything you need to design an array of smoldering looks.

The La Lune palette includes:

• Translucent Pressed Powder
• Concealer
• Lip Gloss: La Cerise Noir
• Crème Blush: La Peche
• Eye Shadow: Le Minuit

Le Soleil
Hand-crafted by Keren Craig, this collection of gorgeous, warm hues creates a beautiful bronzed look not to be ignored. This petite palette contains everything you need to make this sun-kissed look your own.

The Le Soleil palette includes:
• Bronzer
• Concealer
• Lip Gloss: Le Caramel
• Crème Blush: La Rougeur
• Eye Shadow: Le Fau

Double Entendre Lip Gloss
Four dual-ended lip glosses, eight total shades, infinite bespoke color combinations. Pairing the signature creamy coverage of Le Métier de Beauté’s Lip Crème Lip Gloss with the incomparable, silky slip of Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss, Double Entendre Lip Gloss brings new meaning to the perfect partnership. Enriched with emollients and antioxidants for beautiful, supple lips, wear alone or custom-blend your perfect pout.

• La Figue/La Raisin – A creamy combination of plum and shimmering neutral
• La Feu/La Glace – Radiant red balanced with a lush mauve
• L’embrasse/Le Passion – A unity between a bittersweet chocolate and blushing bronze
• La Rouge/La Nue – A shimmering nude matched by a golden raspberry hue

Precision application, multi-tasking formulas, long-lasting results, Marchesa for Le Métier de Beauté’s Sheer Illumination Pens highlight, contour and conceal depending upon your beauty needs. Formulated to give a lift to the eye area, our special pens include ingredients that will nourish and calm the eye area:

• Cucumber extract cools and alleviates puffiness
• Mango extract is used as an astringent and tightening agent
• Papaya extract softens the skin and has been called “a natural face lift”
• Goldenseal and Juniper are used for their toning qualities
• Echinacea and aloe are used for their healing properties
• Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, keeps the tender eye area moist and refreshed
• Convenient brush-on formula is ideal for touch-ups

Sheer Illumination Highlighter
The ingenious Sheer Illumination Highlighter works instantly to highlight and contour in an ever- flattering sheer golden shade. Ideal anytime of day or evening, on bare skin, with powder, under or over foundation, this beauty essential brings instant luminosity wherever you want it.

Sheer Illumination Brightener
Look refreshed and revived in an instant. Sheer Illumination Brightener’s liquid-to-powder formula lightly conceals while brightening. Redness is reduced, dark circles diminished and your total look revived and refreshed.

The Marchesa / Le Métier de Beauté Collection is available exclusively at Liberty and from the beginning of September 2010.