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Get Excited, Primpettes! M.A.C’s Carine Roitfeld and Marilyn Monroe Collections. Plus Others to Diary-Date.
Wed, 18 July 2012 2:58PM
Last night found us at a M.A.C presentation of new-season trends, where we heard that it’s soon to be all about dewy skin (set off by ruby-red lips), rich shades of chocolate and plum, and fierce black eyeliner. But that’s another story. What really grabbed our attention was a sneak peek at M.A.C’s upcoming collections, including Carine Roitfeld (pictured) and Marilyn Monroe.
Be still, our beating hearts!
Look, we can’t give you much information (or any imagery) as there’s a strict embargo over it all. But what we can say is that the collections are every bit as amazing as you could imagine.
Carine is, of course, the ultra-chic-but-also-super-sexy ex-French Vogue editrix, known for her tousled hair and smudgy eyes (that’s a clue, Primpettes!). She was apparently hands-on with the collection so you can bet your beauty dollar that there will be some insanely fabulous buys to be had. One for all beauty collectors out there (aka you and us).
And then there’s Marilyn. Sigh. Possibly the ultimate beauty idol. Again our lips are sealed about what the M.A.C Marilyn Monroe collection involves, but a punter would probably be wise to make a bet that those lips are lacquered up in some glorious Marilyn-inspired shades of red.
Carine Roitfeld hits M.A.C counters on August 28; Marilyn is out September 25. So diary-date these mornings right now. And plan a big night for both Saturdays because you’ll have a drop-dead new look to take out.
Speaking of makeup collections, there are some other gorgeous ones on the beauty horizon. They’re all limited edition so mark them in your diaries too, and start gearing up for some super-fun retail therapy.
July 29: Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri
Every year, Estée Lauder brings out a Bronze Goddess collection, designed to get us ready for (and excited about) the coming summer. Key buys this year include the five-colour eye shadow palette, featuring beachy shades in Estée Lauder’s luscious gelée formulation (aka the love child of powder, liquid and gel), and the dual-ended black-and-white kajal eye crayon, which gives just the sultry touch you need to go from beach to bar.
Oh, and you’ll also be able to buy the annual summer scent, Bronze Goddess, for a limited time. You might recall we wrote about Guerlain’s summer-in-a-bottle earlier this week? Bronze Goddess also has that sexy, solar thing going on, smelling of skin that has spent all day by a tropical beach.
July 30: Dior Golden Jungle
The two leopard shadow and gloss palettes are divine. See:
But we’re nuts over the nail polish duo. Slick the khaki top coat over the gold base and it crackles to a crocodile effect. Sounds crazy, looks fab:
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August 16: Bobbi Brown Miami
There are new shimmering shades of cream eye shadow and peachy hues of lip shine, along with a stellar Shimmer Cheek Glow – as you’d expect from a collection inspired by the glitzy coastal city. And it’s all complemented by another summer-perfect scent, Beach, which fabulously features a note of ‘sea spray’.
August 26: YSL Autumn/Winter Look 2012/213
YSL blows us away with every single seasonal colour collection. This one is no exception. Think shimmering khaki eyes, matte red lips and glamorous touches of glimmer. We’ll review it in more detail closer to launch.
September: Bourjois Sweet Paris
Okay, September seems far far away … but we can’t leave you without sharing our excitement about this one. Inspired by colourful macarons, it’s all pastel pink and green, with a limited-edition blush pot in the so-pretty shade of rose d’or (golden rose).
September: Revlon Escapism
And the other collection to add to your calendar is this colourful one, which Gucci Westman designed after a visit to the ritzy South of France seaside town, St Tropez. Cue nail enamels in blue and gold, glosses in cocktail shades, and cream blushes that make you look like you’ve been lazing on a lounge under the Riviera sun all summer’s day long.
Primpettes, which collections are you excited about?
And will you be lining up for M.A.C’s Carine Roitfeld and Marilyn Monroe collections? (If so, see you in the queue!)
And how about these beach-inspired summer fragrances? Will you buy one?
Posted by: Katrina Lawrence