Pantone Color of the Year for 2015

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Hey Beauty Scholars! Pantone debuted the color of the year for 2015. What do you think? It’s called Marsala and the inspiration behind the color is to enrich the mind, body and soul.

I think it’s definitely a great color for all skin tones and it will work well as an accent color in everyday life. I think I’m going to glam this color for 2015. What about you? Are you going to glam it or slam it? Tell me in the comments below! MUAH

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Beauty Week in Review the 6th Edition

Welcome to the 6th Edition of the Beauty Week in Review; week ending December 14th. The beauty industry has been in overdrive in the last few weeks and here’s the 411 on what’s been happening!!!

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Burberry opens a store in London called Burberry Beauty Box located near the Chanel and Dior beauty boutiques. The Beauty Box is filled with two floors of beauty with the use of modern technology to showcase products and services. A digital chandelier was made using moving iPads to display beauty content. A digital runway nail bar lets customers virtually test nail colors on different skin tones on the screen. And if that wasn’t enough…The Beauty Box has a stylist available to assist customers how to coordinate your makeup with your accessories. (In my infomercial voice) But wait…there’s more!!! They also offer mini mani’s and fragrance consultations.

WOW…is all I can say. I am beyond impressed and jealous at the same time that The Beauty Box is not in the US for me to just sit and be amazed all day long!!! I guess I will have to find a way to get to London soon!!! (Insert Shameless Plug) If anyone would like to sponsor me… I am open to discuss 😉 LBVS!!!

Physicians Formula is getting a makeover to make the brand more glamorous. The new tag line will be Rx for Glamour a blend between health and glamour. New products will be unveiled in 2014 like a Super CC+ Color Correction Cream, Sexy Booster eye products and a Bronze Booster Glow – Boosting BB Cream, SPF 20.

Not only am I sold on the newness of the brand but I am also super excited about the Bronze Booster Glow – Boosting BB Cream. A Bronzer and a BB Cream all in one with a SPF??? Yes! Yes! Yes!!! Physicians Formula will give me bronzing life this summer and I can’t wait!!!

Pink is the color for spring according the trends of makeup brands like YSL, Nars and Givenchy.

I don’t know about you but I’m sold!!! Pink is one of my favorite colors…Yay Pink!!!

Herbal Essence is upgrading with a premium line to launch in January named Naked!!! The products are free of heavy residues, parabens and dyes.

This line sounds interesting but I wonder why it’s not Sulfate Free if it’s called Naked??? Things that make you go hmm…IJS

Kiss Products are on the edge of releasing groundbreaking nail technology like artificial nails with gel finish, nail tattoos, nail art kits and a nail repair system. They are also launching gel nail strips that can be set with a special topcoat or LED lamp that will last up to 2 weeks.

This sounds interesting and I am willing to give it a try. Manicure Monday here I come!!! LOL

 

Pantone announces Radiant Orchid as the color of the year for 2014 with the color expanding into hues of fuchsia, purple and pink.

I’m looking forward to spring already!!!

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Attention all mani divas!!! There is a phone app just for you called Mani Diaries. It’s a social networking app to unite mani divas together to share manis, pedis and nail art.

Sounds cool but not my thing.

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Trish McEvoy launches a Portable Beauty Collection with 2 palettes of colors. One for eyes and the other for lips and cheeks with a makeup bag and brushes included for $98.

This is a cool deal and the colors look like they can actually match all skin tones. The price point is amazing considering everything that is inside…sign me up!!!

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So there you have it…the beauty 411 for week ending December 14th!!! What do you think??? Is there anything this week that excites you???

 

 

Sources from WWD.com and beautypress.com

 

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News Flash…Beauty 411 Sephora Does it Again!!!

It seems like every time I visit Sephora, I find some new and exciting beauty news to share and today is no different!!! Spotted…the new Color IQ at the beauty studio. What is Color IQ you ask??? Well, it is the newest technology that Sephora is testing in select stores and it is all that and a bag of chips!!! LOL
Sephora has teamed up with Pantone to present a solution to NEVER wearing the wrong foundation shade EVER…forever, ever!!! In case you don’t know, Pantone is a color matching company that announces the color of the year and every retail partner follows what they say. They are the experts to color matching!!!
So here’s the skinny on how it works…there is a specialty camera with a sensor that captures the most accurate photo of your skintone. You must remove your makeup in two sections and the Color Specialist takes the camera then presses gently on the skin to get the photo. The camera gives a number that is specifically for your skintone and the Color Specialist inputs your number in the system and just like magic…a list of brands and colors appear on the screen of different choices for you to choose from.
Now, you know me…I had to put the machine to the test as I feel like the human eye is better than some latest and greatest machine (at least in this case) LOL. The Color Specialist tested the brand that peeked my interest on the areas I removed my makeup. I picked Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation and it was the perfect match…FTW!!!
OMG…talk about cutting edge technology!!! I was so impressed because this machine gave me options from tinted moisturizers, pressed powders, foundations and BB Creams. My Color IQ gave me 22 options. They only thing I think is missing is an overview of my skintone. The Color Specialist said I had warm golden tones and it would be great to refer to something in the future. The best thing is…you can have this emailed to you in case you want to check out other brands with different colors or coverage.
Now I am not sure when this is launching in all stores but I know it will take off when it does. Sephora and Pantone…you have truly outdone your competitors and I am very impressed!!! I will take what is Color IQ for the complete and total win Alex (in my Jeopardy game show voice)!!! LOL

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