Friday, August 23, 2013
Haven't the latest color introductions been exciting? I feel rejuvenated when there are counters laden with new launches. I wanted to start showing you the new Clinique eye colors yesterday, but Tom Ford's arrival bumped Clinique to the weekend. I heard the weather forecast, and it appears I'll have a bright, sunny day tomorrow for taking swatch photos of my new Tom Ford and Clinique goodies. It's very cloudy and about to rain now. Plus I'm at work.
I also have several new fragrances to feature - ones that will tempt you, I'm sure. Remember, this fall will be a bonanza for fragrance fans.
The latest fashion designer to announce a beauty collection is Tory Burch. She will be joining the Estée Lauder Cos. stable. There will be a Tory Burch fragrance that opens with grapefruit, pink pepper, cassis, mandarin and neroli. The hear notes include peony, mimosa, jasmine, tuberose, sweet alyssum, and carrot seed. It's drydown of vetiver, cedarwood, sandalwood, and white musk sounds nice to me. Burch told WWD about her capsule color cosmetics collection and a bath and body line. “I wanted to do a capsule that was quick and easy,” Burch said. “I don’t have a lot of time to get ready in the morning, so we did a lip and cheek in one - that’s how I often do it, I’ll put lipstick on my cheeks [as blush] if I only want to bring one thing out with me.” Burch has carried some of the fragrance notes through to her cosmetics: the lipstick and lip and cheek tint are both lightly scented with cassis, grapefruit, and mandarin.
The products are scheduled for a September 26 launch, after an online presale beginning September 6. The fragrance and bath items will be sold at 31 Bloomingdale’s doors, nine Holt Renfrew locations, Tory Burch’s 85 boutiques, and toryburch.com only. The color cosmetics will be available only at Burch’s boutiques and on her Web site.
I'm really surprised there hasn't been much interest in my giveaway contest this week. Chantecaille's Brilliant Gloss in Classic is really pretty. Remember that the deadline to enter is tomorrow, Saturday, August 24, at midnight. Free is free, after all.
I did get a comment I didn't understand. One poster wrote that this was the second time she had entered in two weeks. I wasn't sure what that meant. Did it mean, "I've entered twice now and haven't won yet?" I hope not. Unfortunately, giveaway contests are a game of chance. While the odds are bettter than Powerball, there can be only one winner (usually) out of hundreds of entries. I always feel bad about that.
Photo by Best Things in Beauty