Tuesday, February 8, 2011

THE MAKEUP QUEEN HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!

Hello fans and lurkers! The Makeup Queen decided it was time for an upgrade and has moved to Tumblr. This blog will remain in tact for archive purposes. I love sharing beauty stuff with you and hope that you will visit The Makeup Queen at my new home! Cheers!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Barneys New York Boutique Fragrances

Barneys New York is the “go-to” place for high end niche beauty products.  One of my favorite places to visit is the fragrance bar.  Stocked with hard to find and exclusive scents, Barneys New York offers an array of wonderfully well blended exotic selections.   If you tire of the same standard scents you find in most department stores, I suggest you give Barneys New York a try.

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My favorites include Serge Lutens Daim Blond and Nana De Bary Pink & Bronze perfumes.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Lancôme Ultra Lavande & Chris Benz

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Uber designer Chris Benz has collaborated with Lancôme for several seasons to bring limited edition beauty products that makeup aficionados covet.  For spring 2011, the inspiration behind the collection was French pop chanteuse France Gall.  The lilac hued collection consists of Color Design Minerale Eye Shadow Quad in Cool Lavande, Le Crayon Khol in Ultra-Lavande, L’Absolu Rouge lipstick in Lily Rose and the creamy pastel LeVernis nail polish in Violet Groove.

Photo: Style.com

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Nars Tainted Love

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With the new Nars flagship store slated to open during NYFW, there are so many beauty goodies that will be exclusive to the boutique, like Pure Matte Lipstick aptly called 413 Bleecker (a rosy brown) and a limited-edition version of Fall’s hit Bento Box set with a larger hand-crafted wooden box that boasts three extra compartments.

But you can partake in another exclusive from Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus! The Nars Tainted Love set is a beautiful collection of hot pink favorites, Schiap Nail Lacquer and exclusive Angelika Lip gloss and Multiple.  For $59, this is quite a bargain!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Spring 2011 Beauty Collections: MAC Jeanius

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MAC Jeanius Collection

Launch Date: March 3, 2011 for North America, March 2011 for International.

Eyeshadow ($UNK)
  • Diva In Distress Mid-tone gray with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Motorhead Mid-tone blue with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Stove Pipe Black Black with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
  • White Jeanius White with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
  • Docile Chrome pink peach with gold (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Fabulous Felines, ’10)
  • Indigo Pink Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Painted On Grayish beige with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
  • Acid Washed Grayish beige with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Pretty Please Pale pink pearl (Lustre) (Permanent)
  • Riveting Rose Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Limited Edition)
Nail Lacquer ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)
  • Biker Blue Black base with purple and blue pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Frayed-to-Order White matte with soft pink duochrome pearl (Limited Edition)
Blush ($18.50 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)
  • Overdyed Bright magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Pink Cult Mid-tone neutral pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Penultimate Brow Maker ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)
Penultimate Eye Liner ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)
  • Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Source: MAC Cosmetics/Temptalia.com