Yves Saint Laurent Makeup Collection for Holiday 2011

I am very happy to show you my absolutely favourite holiday 2011 makeup collection, the gorgeous tuxedo inspired collection by YSL.

This is what Yves Saint Laurent  himself once said:  “ If I were to keep just one item of clothes, it would be the tuxedo…” I have to admit that YSL (women’s) tuxedo is a dream of mine, I hope to get it one day.

No wonder that Lloyd Simmonds was inspired by tuxedo and created this stunning collection. This is what he says about it:

“Black is a color. Without black there is no line. At Yves Saint Laurent, black is rebel, potent, yet all so elegant. It is alive, it is the supreme emotion. Its force comes from the interior. It is light itself.”

Collection includes:

 Face

Palette Blanc Terriblement, £39.00/ €53.00

The white tuxedo. The complexion illuminator palette. Shimmering silver, shimmering pink, shimmering violet. Three white hues delicately lit up with precious pearls, catching the light like a magnet to give an absolute glow effect.

Eyes

Palette Noir Terriblement, £39.00/ €53.00

Black velvet, black silk, black moiré, black lamé, white satin.

Inspired by the tuxedo, the Noir Terriblement and the Blanc Terriblement palettes both celebrate the emblematic spirit of evening clothes that moves effortlessly throughout time. Nestling inside a beautiful gold case, adorned by a pleated belt and embroidered with the Yves Saint Laurent logo. It can be worn around the wrist like a bracelet, a nocturnal fetish.

 Ombres Duolumières, £28.00/  €40.00

  • N° 39 Gold Lamé/Velvet Black
  • N° 41 Silver Moiré/Black Flannel
Lips

Holiday Gift Guide: Dolce & Gabbana Ruby Makeup Collection

Holiday makeup collection by Dolce  & Gabbana looks like a perfect choice for the holidays gift! It is called  The Ruby Collection and each item has a ‘ruby’ on top on the packaging.

I personally think this is a great present for someone who loves luxury makeup and beauty.

You can get:

  • Ruby Collection Eyeshadow in Femme Fatale 100, £48/$75
  •  Ruby Collection Luminous

Beauty Inspiration: Gareth Pugh for MAC Video

I think you all remember how excited I was about the Gareth Pugh collection for MAC.

This collection is already available in the US, so it should be available in the UK/EU soon!

I am also very pleased to see Alla Kostromicheva as a face of this collection. I can’t think of anyone who would fit better! And Ruth Hogben also did a great job with the video. I’ve just watched it five times in a row.

You can definitely see Gareth’s and

Want It: BECCA Anniversary Palettes

Oh my, finally a release that I am very excited about! Turns out BECCA  Cosmetics celebrates 10th anniversary this month. How come I did not know that? Happy Birthday BECCA! I love everything you release! 😉

By the way, have you read my interview with BECCA’s founder Rebecca Morrice Williams? You can read it here.

So here are the products. And I am so, so excited, I must have those products and I would suggest you getting them, too. Click here for some of my BECCA reviews.

Dusty Rose Anniversary Palette, £38 / €49

Signature BECCA shades that are ultra-wearable for a modern, fresh look.

  • Crème Blush – Turkish Rose (rosy nude)
  • Lip & Cheek Crème – Tuberose (coral pink)
  • Crème Highlighter – Narcissus (opalescent peach)
  • Lip Gloss – Cassini (pink)

Vintage Jewel Anniversary Palette £38 / €49

Deeper shades suited to darker complexions or those wanting a bolder look.

  • Crème Blush – Hyacinth (bright watermelon pink)
  • Lip & Cheek Crème – Snapdragon (bright orange pink)
  • Crème Highlighter – Beechnut (golden bronze)
  • Lip Gloss – Cosmopolitan (deep berry shimmer)

There are also two sets with BECCA’s cult products

Urban Decay Makeup Collection for Holiday 2011

Urban Decay holiday 2011 makeup collection is already available for purchasing in the US. So here is the preview of the collection.

Starlight Glitter Body Art, $35

How yo use it:

Start with clean, dry and unmoisturized skin. Peel backing away from vinyl stencil and clear cover before firmly pressing both on skin. Peel cover from stencil. Apply thin coat of glue over open areas of stencil before peeling it off. After glue has set for 10 seconds, shake glitter over glue (try using more than one shade at a time!), removing any excess with a fan brush. Avoid warm soapy water and scrubbing until you’re ready to remove.

Stardust Sparkling Lip Gloss, $19

Andromeda(peachy pink), Glitter Rock(bright pink), Space Cowboy(beige sparkle)

Mariposa Palette, $39 (Sephora exclusive)

10 x 0.03 oz Eyeshadow in Rockstar (deep purple), Gunmetal (gunmetal gray with silver glitter), Skimp (ivory peach sheen), Infamous (magenta sheen), Wreckage (taupe shimmer), Haight (dark teal with shimmer), Money (pale silvery green shimmer), Mushroom (steel gray shimmer), Spotlight (golden tan shimmer), Limelight (gold shimmer). Travel size eyeshadow brush.

Book of Shadows IV, $64

Included in this kit: Eyeshadows: Baked (shimmering bright copper), Bender (shimmering dark mossy green), Blue Bus (bright blue w/ purple shimmer), Bust (taupe brown w/subtle gray shimmer), Cobra (sooty black w/golden shimmer), Crystal (light silvery blue w/multi-dimensional shimmer), Gravity (deep vibrant purple w/ multi-dimensional glitter), Gunmetal (dark metallic silver w/silver sparkle), Hijack (greyish green w/blue and green shimmer), Lost (shimmering dark brown), Midnight Cowgirl (shimmering gold w/gold sparkle), Midnight Rodeo (metallic