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8 for August

8 for August

The Fall beauty season kicks into full swing this month with a multitude of launches. Here are eight products I think are really interesting.


bobbi brown magic wand pencils

Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencils

Bobbi Brown retouching face pencils

Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencils

“When I started out as an aspiring makeup artist, I studied magazine covers to try and recreate the beauty looks. Later, I learned that all covers are retouched. But by then I knew how to make skin look flawless using only makeup,” says New York Makeup Artist Bobbi Brown. “My newest go-to for perfect skin are Retouching Face Pencils. They do it all – cancel out redness, lighten dark, recessed areas, cover brown spots, even, highlight and illuminate – computers or filters required.” The pencils are available in 10 shades from very fair (Illuminate) to dark (Rich).

calvin klein deep euphoria

Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria

A fragrance rose with red petals rimmed in black is the star ingredient in Calvin Klein’s new Deep Euphoria scent for her. It’s classified as a vibrant chypre floral and it contains notes of cascalone, white pepper, mandarin leaves, black magic rose, geranium, jasmine sambac, musk, patchouli and mineral woods. It was created by perfumer Honorine Blanc. Actress Margo Robbie, who stars in the new Suicide Squad feature film, is the face of the scent. She recalls images of a wild evening the morning after in the TV spot.

lancome grandiose liner

Lancome Gradiose Liner

With the global success of Lancome’s Grandiose mascara, it is no surprise to see the French company adding a complementary eyeliner. What makes this one unique is the adjustable wand that makes creating a cat-eye flick much easier.


 lancome fall 2016 palette in brown

Clarins Autumn 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Brown

French beauty brand Clarins is reinventing the nude palette this fall in warm brown shades. Use them dry for a natural look or wet for a dramatic, evening effect. What makes this palette different is it is enriched with vegetal extract and carnauba wax. The latter comes from Brazil and is a wax that covers palm leaves protecting it from dehydration during the dry season.

burberry cat lashes mascara image

burberry cat lashes mascara

Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara

Burberry’s blockbuster mascara launch for Autumn 2016 is called Cat Lashes. It’s an eye-opening volume mascara that creates a cat-eye effect. The hourglass-shaped brush hugs, extends and separates each lash to deliver fanned-out lashes. It comes in might blonde, chestnut brown and jet black.


mugler les exceptions candleMugler Les Exceptions Perfumed Candles – Limited Edition

Bring the exquisitely-crafted Les Exceptions fragrances by Mugler home in the form of a luxe candle. Each pays tribute to a great olfactory family in traditional perfumery. The sleek black and white packaging make it a beautiful home accessory. It’s perfect for gifting.

mac instacurl mascara

mac instacurl mascara

MAC InstaCurl Mascara

This breakthrough mascara curls lashes upon application and holds the curl all day. A customizable wand fits each and every eye shape to hug lashes from corner to corner. A quick twirl provides the volume and length you desire. It comes in InstaBlack black.


givenchy dahlia divin le nectarGivenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar

Think of this as Givenchy’s Couture fragrance, an intense and sensual version of the original grand floral scent. Francois Demachy focused on golden flowers (mimosa), sambac jasmine and rose. He then added creamy vetiver, sandalwood, tonka bean and lavish vanilla musk. It’s beautifully done.


The products are available in Canada at Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com


  • Reply
    Liz Howard
    August 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Everything sounds divine…Fall is my favourite time of the year!!!

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    Becky McKinney
    August 10, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    This palette looks really nice. Clarins Autumn 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Brown

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    Gonny Aarts
    August 10, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    ♡ Those Clarins eyeshades!!!

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    August 10, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Clarins Autumn 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Brown: so beautiful


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    September Dee
    August 10, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    All such lovely products. How to choose? Must buy at least a couple!

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    August 10, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Love the new products!

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    Cynthia Chambers
    August 10, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    They all are so great, a must-have!

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    Anne C
    August 10, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Ooh, I can see myself using the Bobbi Brown underneath the eyebrow arch.

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    Donna Webber
    August 10, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I love the interesting new products for fall.

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    Amena akter Dana
    August 10, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Love this all product @Dana60339031

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    Lisa In Cali ????
    August 10, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Very stunning # 8 especially love the Bobbi Brown retouching pencil’s. ;)???? Perfect for fall and Love the background picture of the tree’s . Ahh smell the fall in the air..????????

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    Helen Jacobs
    August 10, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Lovely useable makeup and beautiful perfumes. Who wouldn’t desire any of them! Hx

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    Lisa Simpson
    August 10, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I love the Clarins eyeshadow palette @lisasimpson24

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    anastasia angeli
    August 10, 2016 at 10:10 am

    all great! I wish I could buy something and try it @AggAnastasia

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    Muriel Michael
    August 10, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Givenchy dahlia divin is perfect scent for me..love it..@thmuriel

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    Muriel Michael
    August 10, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Givenchy dahlia divin is perfect scent for me..love it..

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    Dale Rodberg
    August 10, 2016 at 8:53 am

    VAT lashes sounds like it could be for me

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    Vanessa Di Cicco
    August 10, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Oh my goodness, that Givenchy bottle is stunning!

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    Urmi Joshi
    August 10, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Waiting for the launch of the limited edition candle! I need it!!! Will probably have to stock up!!

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    Linda L
    August 10, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Magnificent 8! ❤️@linlett60

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    August 10, 2016 at 7:41 am

    A fantastic round up – thanks Dave! W
    I’ll keep this as a fall shopping list for sure.

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    Adele Wright
    August 10, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Yes! The Mugler candle!!!!! @AdeleAWright

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    Grieta Allison
    August 4, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Mugler candle!!! Yes please!! Wow!

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    August 4, 2016 at 12:32 am

    So looking forward to trying these! Wow!

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    Melanie E
    August 3, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    What interesting new products, Dave! @MaraMel

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