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Fall 2009


Edward Bess Fall Lipglosses: Nude Satin, Sweet Dream & Love Always

October 10, 2009

Still on the Edward Bess kick, I just received the Fall Lipglosses from Bergdorf Goodman and they do not disappoint.

All the shades are creamy and have no shimmer. They do seem to be on the sheer side, but I’ve heard they are meant to be layered with the lipsticks.

* Nude Satin is a beigey-brown nude, a true nude in my view
* Sweet Dream is the brightest of the three, a deeper pinky berry
* Love Always a pretty slightly cool-toned dusty rose

More views, with flash:

In natural sunlight:

I highly recommend you check out the Swatch Cards that Krista sent me to gauge the colors of these glosses rather than rely on my own swatches of the colors.


Paul & Joe Fall 2009 Mini Haul from Bergdorfs

September 24, 2009

You’ve seen my previous posts about the previews of the Paul & Joe items and now part of the collection is finally here! I took advantage of the recent Bergdorf Goodman event and ordered some of the new Fall 2009 Face Colors and Eyeshadow Duo from Paul & Joe. This is what arrived:

* Color Powder CS (Duo) #061 Verite
* Face Color #15 Re-Belle
* Face Color #16 Canyon
* Face Color #17 Sundown
* Face Color #18 Risque

#061 Eyeshadow Duo:

New Face Colors #15 to #18:

All my Paul & Joe Face Colors:

Paul & Joe #15 compared to Le Metier Whisper:

Paul & Joe #16 compared to MAC Moon River:

Paul & Joe #17 compared to MAC Fun & Games and Giorgio Armani #2:

Paul & Joe #18 compared to MAC Stark Naked and MAC Pinkerpeach/Trustfund:


Shu Uemura’s Fall Primitribe Fall Mode Glow On Blushes + Some Comparisons

September 5, 2009

This is an updated/collaborated post to include all three Glow Ons from the Shu Uemura Primitribe Fall Mode Collection.

I checked out the entire collection at Neiman Marcus and the blushes were the only things that really stood out to me. They retail for $24 each and come in three two-toned shades (pictured top to bottom) called Rhythm (pink), Soul (peach) and Echo (amber).

Rhythm pictures, comparisons & online swatch:

Soul pictures, comparisons & online swatch:

Echo pictures, comparisons & online swatch (which seems a bit more plum than the actual product):


Fall 2009 Collection Biteki & Maquia Scans

July 25, 2009

This an update to the post below with scans from the Biteki Beauty Book & one from Maquia featuring the fall collections. I’ve scanned most of the pages of the little book with the exception of some Asian brands that I’ve excluded. For photos from other magazines, check one post below.

For my own product photos of some recent fall collections, check out these links:

Bobbi Brown Nude Collection 2009
Bobbi Brown Forest Shimmer Ink Gel Liner & Honeysuckle Lip Crayon
Chanel Fall 2009 has arrived at Saks!
Dior Fall 2009 Jazz Club Eyes + Nail Polish . . .
Estee Lauder Sensuous Gold Fall 2009
Giorgio Armani Fall 2009: Manta Ray Collection
Guerlain Fall Collection 2009
First Look at Nars Fall 2009
Nars Fall 2009 Tokaido Express Swatch + Review


Fall 2009 Sneak Peek: Paul & Joe, Shiseido, Cle de Peau, Armani, Guerlain, YSL

July 25, 2009

Happy Friday! I’ve recently gotten into Japanese magazines such as JJ, Biteki, Maquia, and Voce thanks to one of my favorite beauty blogs Haru’s Rouge Deluxe. Luckily, there is a Mitsuwa Marketplace near me which has a bookstore inside which has allowed me to find these magazines in Southern California.

This month the September issues have released their fall lookbooks with photographs of the fall releases of numerous brands. Unfortunately, I cannot read Japanese, but luckily, there are many items that release products with numbers in their color name which makes it easy to match the number to the product color names by doing some research . Here are a few pictures of some of the collections I found interesting:

Paul & Joe from Maquia:

Shiseido new eyeshadows from Maquia:

Close up of RD709:

For comparisons, check out this Color Focus Shimmering Sands . . . article.

Cle de Peau from Maquia:

Giorgio Armani from Biteki (looks like the Eyes to Kill Palettes might still be coming out soon!):

Giorgio Armani from June Instyle featuring Eyes to Kill Palette No. 3:

For more Armani Fall Pictures, check out my haul here Giorgio Armani Fall 2009: Manta Ray Collection.

Guerlain from Maquia:

For more Guerlain product pictures, click here Guerlain Fall Collection 2009. Karlasugar has awesome swatches in her Guerlain Fall: Russian Beauty article as well as Yuki’s Lazy Channel.

YSL from Voce:


First Look at Nars Fall 2009

July 8, 2009

I recently started to get back into NARS and just saw some of the Nars fall items on so I used their online-order-instore-pickup feature to purchase a few items. Pictures of what I picked up:

NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Silk Road (very similar to the Nars Duos in All About Eve and Alhambra, at first glance this looks a tad peachier and slightly less pale):

NARS All About Eve, Alhambra, Silk Road Comparisons (2 views):

NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Brumes:

Eyeshadow Single in Mekong – haven’t tested this yet, but the Nars rep at Nordstrom said it’s like their Night Series eyeshadows:

NARS Mekong Single vs Cordura Duo (note that Cordura isn’t part of the Fall 2009 collection):

Nail Polish in Tokaido Express:

Close up of the nail polish in the sun:

Swatch on nails:

I didn’t stop by the Nars counter to check out the Fast Ride Lipstick or Indian Summer Eyeshadow Duo since I simply picked up my goodies at customer service, but over the phone the SA described Fast Ride as a deep plum red and Indian Summer as mustard yellow.

There have been some details on more duos floating around the web for three more duos that I didn’t see online yet, Brousse, Eurydice and Taiga – so I called the counter to inquire about those three. The Nars rep at Nordstrom said they hadn’t received those yet, but that they will probably come out later in the fall and put me on his call list saying he would let me know when he found out more details. As of yet, they didn’t have testers and also that they were only pre-selling the Fall items for their anniversary sale. Luckily I had placed the order online before hand so I was able to pick up my items today.

But overall I have enough goodies to keep me happy for a long time!


Guerlain Fall Collection 2009

July 8, 2009

One of my favorite beauty resources told me that Guerlain fall had arrived at Saks but didn’t have testers yet, so I stopped by Saks again to check and see if they received the products in. They didn’t have the tester or display unit out, but my sales associate looked through the drawers and this is what we found:

Volga Princess Palette for Eyes and Lips which comes in a metallic pink compact with a cute drawstring pouch:

Brun Mordore #441 – Ombre Eclat 4 Shades Eyeshadow Quad (note this was very difficult to photograph b/c of the reflection off the compact):

KissKiss Baby Lipsticks, left to right (two views):
#220 Red Nude, #241 Rosewood Nude, #240 Honey Nude, #260 Romantic Nude, #261 Rosy Nude

Also picked up the Russian Doll Liquid Blush but haven’t played around with it. Check out Yuki’s Lazy Channel Blog’s Feature on Guerlain for awesome pictures and swatches. Other items I saw included 3 metallic eyeliners and the KissKiss Baby #200 Cristal Nude which was a clear iridescent white shade.

I was in a rush, so I forgot to ask about the other eyeshadow quad with a flower print pattern on the top, but will check back sometime next week. Yuki’s blog also has great swatches/pictures.