Friday, August 16, 2013
Speaking of color, last night I visited the Chantecaille Web site, hoping to see new Cheek Crèmes. Immediately, the Wild Horses Palette displayed and raised my hopes. Could it be available early? No! Instead, I was given an opportunity to sign up to be notified. Were the Cheek Crèmes I'm expecting available. No to that too. What a disappointment!
What is new in beauty? Clinique has redesigned its entire eye color display. I saw it last week, and four duos are set aside for me at Neiman Marcus. I'll be going to pick them up tomorrow. If you thought Clinique's color products were "staid," think again. The new eye shadows and liners are gorgeous. I'll be featuring swatches next week.
Estée Lauder has introduced a new, improved Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, the company's most comprehensive, advanced serum ever. The result of groundbreaking Estée Lauder research on "cellular catabolysis in skin, for the first time this powerful formula supports a natural nighttime purification process vital to younger-looking skin. Revolutionary new ChronoluxCB technology combines potent catabolysis and chronolux technologies, adding the power of cellular purification to the precision of synchronization to help skin maximize its natural nightly renewal." I feel like I need to try it. I also need to figure out what that new technology really means. By the way, Advanced Night Repair is Estée Lauder's best-selling skin care, and the company just surpassed the $10B sales mark for the first time.
Fall will be a ganbusters season for fragrances, with way too many celebrity launches, as well as luxury and uber-luxury releases - all hoping to tempt us to spend. I've got my eyes on a few new introductions, including Rose Velours by Van Cleef & Arpels. I got a sample at Neiman Marcus. The sexy, sensuous new rose opens with luminous top notes featuring Italian bergamot oil and soft violet leaves. The velvety heart combines intense shades of rose absolute with the sweetness of honey and powdery iris absolute. Ambroxan, cedar, and benzoin lend an unforgettable trail to the composition. Rose Velours telegraphs sultry sophistication. I'm not sure that aura matches my personality, but I adore the addictive scent.
Don't forget this week's giveaway contest for Bobbi Brown's Eyes & Cheeks to Go Set. The deadline for entries is tomorrow, Saturday, August 17, at midnight. You may not have won Powerball, but you have a chance here!
Photos courtesy of anewscafe.com and WWD