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Fall Trends 2009: Best in Class

From artful inspirations to romantic infusions of rose these cutting-edge cool-weather offerings promise to keep beauty counters fired up all season long.

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Beauty Inc issue 09/11/2009

 

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From artful inspirations to romantic infusions of rose these cutting-edge cool-weather offerings promise to keep beauty counters fired up all season long.

 

SULA

ROSA DAMASCENA ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER BALM

This sweetly scented, all-purpose balm is made of 90 percent organic shea butter and is packed with vitamins A and E and beta-carotene. The steam-distilled oil of six Bulgarian roses, symbols of love and beauty, are contained within each tin. $8 (Anthropologie, Ulta, sulabeauty.com)

 

ACQUA DI PARMA

MAGNOLIA NOBILE

Inspired by Italian villas and their ornate gardens, Acqua di Parma blended magnolia flower, Bulgarian rose, bergamot, citron, jasmine and tuberose for its first scent in five years. $165 (Nordstrom, Saks)

 

SONIA KASHUK

BRUSHED TO PERFECTION TRAVEL BRUSH SET

Inside the slender, blossom-bedecked case are five long-handled fuchsia-colored brushes and a lash and brow groomer for exact makeup application on the go. Even sweeter? Fifteen percent of proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $19.99 (Target)

 

PHILOSOPHY

HEALTHY CREAM BLUSH

This little compact, available in three shades of rose, pink and peachy tones, gives cheeks a girly glow thanks to a creamy, mineral-rich formula that delivers blendability and a natural flushed look. $22.50 (philosophy.com)

 

FRESH

SUGAR ROSÉ TINTED LIP TREATMENT SPF 15

Plumping blackcurrant oil and moisturizing sugar and meadow foam seed oil work within this subtly tinted lip moisturizer. Enriched with hydrating butters and a sparkling citrus flavor, it also protects from UV rays. $22.50 (Barneys New York, Bluemercury, Fresh, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Sephora)

 

PRADA
L’EAU AMBRÉE

The newest addition to the Prada Classic range, L’Eau Ambrée has a heart of May rose infused with notes of Sicilian citron and ancient amber. The smoky, ink-hued flacon was designed to evoke the fashion house’s use of color gradients in its ready-to-wear collections. $117  (Neiman Marcus)

 

CAUDALÍE
PREMIER CRU LA CRÈME
This light cream, scented with a blend of vine roses steeped in an oak barrel, harnesses three Caudalíe-patented technologies to tackle dryness, wrinkles, dark spots and oxidation. Grape seed oil, apricot butter, sesame oil and aloe vera work to maintain suppleness and increase luminosity for visible results. $150 (Sephora, caudalie-usa.com)

 

JOSIE NATORI
NATORI
A bouquet of fresh rose petals opens up this romantic fragrance from the famed lingerie designer, which blends notes of plum, ylangylang, purple peony and night-blooming jasmine. The dark violet bottle is shaped after the lotus blossom, and the cap, after a smooth river stone. $110 (Saks)

 

 

ROSE PARADE: THE CELEBRATED BLOOM INFUSES AND INSPIRES SOME OF FALL’S MOST ROMANTIC OFFERINGS.

 

CHLOÉ
EAU DE PARFUM INTENSE
An olfactive garden of powdery roses, blended by Michel Almairac and Amadine Marie of Robertet, is enhanced with magnolia, lily of the valley and cedarwood in the latest iteration of Chloé’s classic scent. $110 (Saks)

 

BY TERRY
ÉCLAT DE ROSE
Available in four shades, By Terry’s first tinted moisturizer is packed with a potent concentration of botanical extracts, reparative musk rose oil and rosa canina for an
antioxidant boost. $70 (Barneys, Space NK)

 

YSL
CRÉME DE BLUSH
Upon contact with cheekbones, this featherweight cream blush, available in three shades of peach, rose and praline, becomes a soft, blendable powder. Highlighting pigments diffuse beige and silvery light particles for a luminous, sculpted look. $38 (YSL counters)

 

D&G
FRAGRANCE ANTHOLOGY IN 18 LA LUNE
One of five fragrances inspired by the Gallic game of tarot, La Lune has a heart of rose, lily and tuberose, and blends top notes of apple and green accord with a base of orris and leather. $65 (Dolce & Gabbana, Nordstrom)

 

GIORGIO ARMANI
IDOLE D’ARMANI
The designer unveils his newest ode to femininity—an amalgam of juicy pear, rose loukoum, jasmine, patchouli and vetiver. The grooved, crystalline bottle was inspired by the Thirties. $62 (Macy’s, Nordstrom, Saks)

 

PIXI
ROSE LIP TREAT
Pure rose extract, aloe vera and vitamin E make this tinted balm, available in four blushing shades, extra soothing and conditioning. Mica provides the natural pigments
for color. $12 (Target, target.com)

 

TOM FORD BEAUTY
PRIVATE BLEND WHITE MUSK COLLECTION IN WHITE SUEDE
Notes of leather and suede join rose and musk for a scent that explores the connection between masculinity and femininity. The juice opens with Bulgarian rose and thyme, features a center of frankincense resin and lily of the valley and closes with musky amber and sandalwood. $150 (Neiman Marcus, Saks)

 

 

WORLD’S FAIR:  INTERNATIONALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS FROM REMOTE ISLANDS AND EXOTIC LOCALES ADD GLOBAL FLAIR AND ONE-OF-A-KIND BENEFITS TO THESE LAUNCHES.

 

GUERLAIN
EYES AND LIPS PALETTE IN VOLGA PRINCESS
In packaging that mimics intricate Slavic art comes a set of pink and beige eye shades coupled with sparkling pink lip hues for a natural but blushing look. $42 (Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks)

 

JOICO
K-PAK COLOR THERAPY CONDITIONER
With the promise of doubling the life span of hair color, this rich, moisturizing treatment harnesses the reparative qualities of African manketti oil, along with amino acids, polymers and a signature complex of peptides that attach themselves to damaged hair. $15.95 (joico.com)

 

CALVIN KLEIN
CK FREE FOR MEN
This warm, woody eau for men is a melting pot of both exotic and locally sourced ingredients. Top notes of Thai star anise are paired with a middle of tobacco leaves and South African buchu layered over a base of Texan cedarwood and Costa Rican ironwood. $62 (Macy’s, macys.com)

 

SUE DEVITT
HYDRATING MARINE MINERALS DESTINATION EYE PALETTE IN SERENGETI
African-sourced, antioxidant-rich marula oil is the secret ingredient in this supermoisturizing palette, with four shades inspired by Devitt’s African travels. $37.50 (Bloomingdale’s)

 

L’OCCITANE
DIVINE CREAM
Organic immortelle and myrtle oils, sourced from Corsica, enhance this buttery antiaging face and neck cream. Plant oils and vitamin C help eliminate dark spots, lift
facial contours and provide complexions with essential vitamins. $95 (L’Occitane)

 

CLINIQUE
SUPERBALANCEDPOWDER MAKEUP SPF 15
Amazonian-cultivated murumuru butter and conditioning phytosqualane enhance this loose powder version of the brand’s best-selling liquid foundation of the same name. Featuring skinclearing magnesium, calcium, potassium and zinc, the hydrating formula is housed in a twistable “shaver” compact. $32.50 (Clinique counters)

 

FEKKAI
ADVANCED SALON TECHNICIAN COLOR CARE SHAMPOO
Part of Frédéric Fekkai’s new Advanced Collection, this strand-protecting cleanser fights fading and seals cuticles with conditioning emollients such as Southeast
Asian–sourced galanga root. $23 (Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Saks, Sephora)

 

CHANEL
PRÉCISION ULTRA CORRECTION LIFT LIFTING FIRMING DAY CREAM SPF 15
Chanel’s research team tapped the selfhealing Manila elemi tree, found on a remote island in the Pacific Seas, for its skin-firming abilities. The formulation, scented with crisp green notes, purports to tighten the skin and create a denser, stronger visage. $150 (Chanel counters, chanel.com)

 

DARPHIN
AROMATIC CLEANSING BALM WITH ROSEWOOD
This exfoliating salve features Albaniansourced sage oil and ylang-ylang from a distant island in the Indian Ocean. Rosewood essential oil from Brazil and marula oil, used by women in Africa as a soothing baby ointment, add extra nourishment. $95 (Bluemercury, darphin.com)

 

ART EFFECTS: ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS ABOUND IN THESE SKILLFULLY DESIGNED OFFERINGS THAT CHANNEL VISIONARY MINDS AND MASTERPIECES.

 

DIPTYQUE
BEAUTY & THE BEAST
French artists Kuntzel + Deygas interpret the story of “Beauty and the Beast” in this candle duo, which creates one scent when burned together. Beauty contains notes of blackcurrant berries, tea rose, rhubarb and Egyptian geranium, while Beast has notes of Indonesian patchouli, java vetiver and woodiness. Both share a heart of violet leaf. $78 for the pair (Bergdorf Goodman, Diptyque)

 

ISSEY MIYAKE
A SCENT BY ISSEY MIYAKE
A celebration of purity and clean lines, this minimalist fragrance epitomizes modernity with notes of fresh hyacinth, verbena and jasmine. The equally chic bottle was sculpted out of a solid block of glass. $115 (Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks)

 

BOND NO. 9
ANDY WARHOL SUCCESS IS A JOB IN NEW YORK
The pop artist’s iconic dollar sign image adorns the fusion of mandarin, coriander, nutmeg, pimento, jasmine, plum and vanilla. The scent’s name was the title of the first magazine article Warhol worked on for Glamour magazine in the Fifties. $220 (Bond No. 9, Saks)

 

URBAN DECAY
COMPLEXION PRIMER POTION
Like any canvas, faces should be primed before being drawn upon. This pore-perfecting pre-makeup formulation contains silicone to help fill lines and camouflage imperfections. $30 (Macy’s, Sephora, Ulta, beauty.com, urbandecay.com)

 

CREED
ACQUA FIORENTINA
The inspiration behind this fruity floral blend of plum, Renaissance roses, pink carnations and Calabrian lemon is 15th-century Florence, where artists and great thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo forged new directions in art. Even the bottle’s details and the juice’s coloring channel the transformative time period. $230 (Neiman Marcus)

 

LANCÔME
LA COLLECTION LOLLIPOP IN MA CHERIE CHERRY
Within this colorful candy-inspired package comes a limited edition lip gloss and nail polish, also available in grape and strawberry themes. The cheery design was created with help from children in New York hospitals. $35 (Nordstrom, lancome-usa.com)

 

MAC
MAKE-UP ART COSMETICS
Photographer Marilyn Minter, painter Richard Phillips and illustrator Maira Kalman used MAC’s vibrantly colored products, including those here, to create a range of fall looks. From an ultraglittery eye to a bold red lip and bursts of neon, these artists expressed their visions through the art of makeup. $14.50 for Eye Shadow in Off the Page, $14.50 for Technakohl Liner in Artistic License, $19.50 for Pigment in Push the Edge (MAC counters)

 

MAKE UP FOR EVER
25 AQUA EYES COLLECTOR’S EDITION
In honor of its 25th birthday, Make Up For Ever created a must-have Caran d’Ache–inspired metal case filled with all 25 shades of its prismatic, waterproof Aqua Eyes eyeliner pencils. $249 (sephora.com)

 

LIPSTICK QUEEN
FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME POP ART GLOSS
This nonsticky gloss channels the neon colors and cool feel of a Warhol painting. Special emollients and marine-filling spheres add moisture and shine. Available in 15 shades—one for each minute of fame. $16.50 (Space NK)

 

WELCOME MATTE: ACHIEVE THE SEASON’S REQUISITE MATTE FINISH WITH THESE PRODUCTS FOR HAIR, SKIN AND NAILS.

 

SEPHORA
TRICKS OF THE TRADE MINERAL MATTE TOUCH UP POWDER
Inspired by the glamorous, perfectly styled actresses of film noir, this sleek compact houses an antishine powder that blends away lines and leaves skin ready for its closeup. $18 (Sephora)

 

NARS
SHEER MATTE FOUNDATION
This weightless shimmer-free formula promises to improve texture and brightness and calm oily skin. Available in 20 shades, Sheer Matte is launching alongside Sheer Glow, a dewier version for normal to dry skin. $42 (Nars counters, nars.com)

 

COSMEDICINE
MATTE & BRONZE BRONZING POWDER WITH SHINE CONTROL
This mattifying bronzer provides a subtle glow and a day’s worth of oil control. Its key ingredients include bentonite, a clay that controls shine, calming sesame seed extract and antioxidant-rich carrot root. $28
(Sephora)

 

AVÈNE
CLEANANCE ANTI-SHINE PURIFYING LOTION
A multitasking blend of thermal spring water, salicylic acid and kaolin mattifies while it also tightens and minimizes pores and exfoliates skin cells for a fresher, younger look. $18 (aveneusa.com)

 

VICHY
NORMADERM PRO MAT
Packed with a dry-finish technology to regulate and absorb sebum production and protective, oil-controlling
UV filters, this hypoallergenic lotion purifies skin and keeps shine at bay. $21 (select CVS, Duane Reade, Longs Drugs, vichyusa.com)

 

BARE ESCENTUALS
BAREMINERALS MATTE SPF 15 FOUNDATION
Mineral foundation lovers looking for a shimmer-free finish can swirl, tap and buff on this matte version of the brand’s bestseller. Infused with an active soil complex and housed in a new spill-proof sifter, it promises to minimize pores and improve skin clarity. $28 (Bare Escentuals, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta, barescentuals.com)

 

RESCUE BEAUTY LOUNGE
MATTE TOPCOAT
Launched with a new collection of futuristic polishes created by beauty bloggers, this colorless topcoat, which contains neither toluene nor formaldehyde, leaves tips with a smooth bisque finish to take even the shiniest
polish into matte territory. $18 (rescuebeauty.com)

 

SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL
MATTE PUTTY
Specifically formulated for longer-haired styles, this powdery cream can be layered for shaping and texturizing, and provides a modern, flat finish. $16.95 (sebastianprofessional.com)

 

ALMAY
SMART SHADE SMART BALANCE SKIN BALANCING MAKEUP
Almay’s new skin-adjusting foundation has the ability to locate oily patches on the skin and balance them out for a shine-free complexion. Shadesensing microbeads in the formula work within to match the exact hue of skin. $13.99 (mass retailers)

 

 

EYE SPY:  FROM BRIGHTENING MAKEUP TO POTENT PROTECTION, THE APPEAL OF THESE EYE PRODUCTS IS CLEAR.

 

SHISEIDO
LUMINIZING SATIN EYE COLOR
Shiseido’s artistic director, Dick Page, reimagines neutrals, pastels and bright shades in a vibrant collection of new eye shadows, which can be layered or worn individually for a variety of looks. $25 (Bloomingdale’s, Dillard’s)


PETER THOMAS ROTH
EYE OVERHAUL DUO
From crow’s feet to dark circles and puffiness, this two-step, caffeine-rich treatment contains day and night applications for around-the-clock eye-area repair. An added benefit? The day cream has SPF 30 for sun protection. $58 (Sephora, peterthomasroth.com)

 

TWEEZERMAN
AGATHA RUIZ DE LA PRADA DESIGNER SERIES
The Spanish fashion designer lends her quirky style and effervescent sense of optimism to a new line of fanciful tweezers. Available in three bright color schemes, each is packaged in a white leather case. $25 (Sephora, sephora.com)

 

MAYBELLINE
GREAT LASH BIG MASCARA
An American classic gets updated with a bigger brush that has more concentrated bristles and a volumizing wax formula made with beeswax and dark pigments for richer,
truer color. $6.15 (mass retailers)

 

CLARINS
PRO PALETTE EYEBROW KIT
For those in need of an eyebrow makeover, this instructional kit comes with three powder shades for shaping brows; holding wax; illuminating shadow; brushes; mini tweezers, and a mirror large enough to see what you’re doing. $35 (Clarins counters, clarins.com)

 

RODIAL
GLAMTOX EYE LIGHT SPF 15

Billed as an alternative to going under the knife, this combination of arnica, pomegranate ellagic tannin and wheat protein claims to lift skin, lighten dark spots and fill in even the deepest of wrinkles. $129 (rodialskincare.com)

 

MALLY BEAUTY
24/7 PROFESSIONAL EYE SHADOW SYSTEM
This easy-to-follow two-step kit comes with a perfecting eye base, primer pencil and a triple-milled, pigment rich eye shadow that won’t smudge and promises to last from its morning application well into the night. $30 (qvc.com)

 

L’ORÉ AL
REVITALIFT DEEP-SET WRINKLE REPAIR
UVA rays, restless sleep and environmental factors can make eyes look tired and wrinkled. This reparative a.m./p.m. treatment uses a fiber restoring complex to reinforce the delicate skin around the eyes and proretinol A to accelerate cell regeneration. $19.99 (mass retailers)

 

DECLÉOR
HYDRA FLORAL FLOWER DEW MOISTURIZING GEL-CREAM FOR EYES
This lightweight formula, which contains orange blossom, sea algae, hyaluronic acid and wild pansy extract, can be used on eyes or lips for line filling and skin conditioning. $43 (Nordstrom, decleordirect.com)

 

OLAY
REGENERIST ANTIAGING EYE ROLLER
Inside the pen-shaped applicator is a concentrated line- and wrinkle-filling treatment that promises visible results in less than a minute. Three microrollers, from which
the treatment is dispensed, gently massage and minimize puffiness on contact. $22.99 (mass retailers)

 

 

SILVER STREAK:  WHETHER AS A COLOR OR AN INGREDIENT, SILVER AND PLATINUM LEND THEIR GLAMOUR AND STRENGTH TO AN ARRAY OF SEASONAL GOODIES.

 

LA PRAIRIE
LIFE THREADS IN SILVER
One in a trio, this floral woody eau blends golden bergamot, Indian jasmine, pimento and solar musk for a mysterious but clean feel. The packaging and concept is inspired by the threads of experience that shape a woman’s life. $125 (Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks)

 

DIOR
1-COLOUR EXTREME EYESHADOW
A Japanese eye shadow–making process called “slurry,” in which powders are soaked in oil, ensures that this high-shine color melts into skin and glides without clumping. The richly pigmented shadows are available in 12 lustrous shades. $27.50 (Dior counters)

 

CHANTECAILLE
LUMINOUS EYE LINER IN VIOLA
This sparkling plum-colored hue gets its shine from a formula rich in pearls and pigments, served up with a thin brush applicator for precise application. $22 (Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Frédéric Fekkai, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Space NK)

 

SALLY HANSEN
HD HI-DEFINITION NAIL COLOR IN OPULENT CLOUD
Infused with liquid crystals, this silvery shade, as seen on fingertips at designer Tracy Reese’s fall fashion show, looks great and protects nails from chipping and cracking. $5.95 (mass retailers)

 

KENRA
THICKENING GLAZE 9
Used during a blow-out, this thermal-protecting treatment adds body and hair density to tired strands. Provitamin B5 increases mass, hydrolyzed silk adds moisture and a UV defense duo protects against environmental damage. $20 (kenra.com)

 

BOBBI BROWN
METALLIC LONG-WEAR CREAM SHADOW
Bobbi Brown’s classic cream shadows now have sparkling shimmer. The velvety, lightweight formula, available in eight metallic shades, also promises a creaseless
application and all-day true color. $22 (Bobbi Brown counters, bobbibrown.com

 

GIVENCHY
LE MAKEUP GLOSS INTERDIT IN ELEGANT PEARL
This sparkly gunmetal-hued plumping gloss, also available in a pearly pink shade, offers a high-gloss futuristic finish and long-lasting shine. $24.50 (Sephora, sephora.com)

 

DUWOP
PRIMERSTONE
At work in DuWop’s newest pressed powder are platinum, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and stimulate cell turnover, and mushroom extract, to minimize pores. Zinc, magnesium and mica help make this unique primer skin-perfecting and smooth. $38 (Sephora)

 

LIPPMANN COLLECTION
NAIL LACQUER IN MARQUEE MOON
Interlaced with tiny sequins, this metallic polish features nail-smoothing klaineana extract from the resin of West African trees. $16 (Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom)

 

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