A Red Lipstick to Consider – Hydra Chic – Persimmon by Chantecaille

503048100_product_1On my next visit to Union Square I’m definitely going to peruse the  cosmetic counters in search of a New shade of crimson.  I have various great shades, but am becoming bored.

What do you guys think of this one?

Persimmon by Chantecaille

$34 @Barneys.com and Neiman Marcus.com

Lipstick Trio – Tre’s Chic

via Neiman Marcus
via Neiman Marcus

Every Parisian knows that a lipstick wardrobe is not complete without a nude and pink lip, because every Citygirl knows she can’t live on red alone; including me.

However I have yet to discover my perfect nude lip but on my next visit to Neiman Marcus I am going to have to check out this trio by Napoleon Paradis.




May’s Sheer Wash of Irresistible Color – Willful by Tom Ford

Copy of LIP COLOR SHINE_WILLFULI  heard about Lip Color Shine by Tom Ford through my favorite European Fashion Magazines, they couldn’t praise the collection enough, especially Willful.

Lip Color Shine is a combination lip balm/lipstick rolled into one and as usual I had to stick my lips-in-it.

Willful is a sheer, almost transparent wash of  irresistible color that works on a variety of skin tones, the texture is hydrating, moisturizing, luxurious and feels like a slip for your lips.

The perfect training-wheels-sort-of-color for those of us that usually shy away from crimson pouts.



Available in 10 gorgeous shades.

I Wish I Wore Pink Lip Gloss

Courtesy of Le Metier de Beaute
Courtesy of Le Metier de Beaute

Pink seems to be the trend this Spring/Summer and I do wish I wore Pink Lip Gloss.

Courtesy of iT Cosmetics
Courtesy of iT Cosmetics

I’m really girly at heart and gravitate towards  pink glosses and I  just stare at them  wistfully, longingly.

If you wear pink and lip glosses in all shades we found three gorgeous pinks that work for a variety of skin tones.

Courtesy of Sunday Riley
Courtesy of Sunday Riley

We covered the spectrum by featuring organic to anti-aging and everything in-between.  Light Pinks, Dark Pinks and  Soft Pinks, something for everyone!

1. Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme Lip Gloss in Sweet Cream $38

2. iT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss in Pretty in Pink $24 @itCosmetics.com

3. Sunday Riley Creme Lip Gloss in Frost Bite $28 @Nordstroms.com

I admit, every time I look at these I’m so tempted to wear them, aren’t you?

Ken Downing’s ‘Kissable Koral’ And “Red Hot Tango” Are Back by Le Metier De Beaute

LMDB_Newsletter_KensKissableKoral_Duo_560X300_v2What’s Red, Hot Red?

Say hello to Ken Downing’s ‘Kissable Koral’ Lip and Red Hot Tango Nail Lacquer.

I have to tell you, you’re going to be wild about this gorgeous shade of coral I created to get you through the Spring & Summer!” – Neiman Marcus Fashion Director, Ken Downing.  @LeMetierdeBeaute.com


October’s Red – Sensai Rouge Intense Lasting Color in IL 110

Kanebo’s Sensai Rouge Intense Lasting Color in IL 110 is a sheer orange-red that can be layered  on for a sheer to intense lip application.

The moisturizing color glides on the lips for ethereal beauty and all-day glamour.

IL 110 is the perfect red for those of us that usually shy away from the siren-song-of-colors.

All Sensai cosmetics by Kanebo use a timeless approach, known as Kasane, an ancient Japanese art of layering translucent colored kimonos to enhance the natural beauty of the complexion.

The perfect lipstick for today’s modern Citygirl.


Neiman Marcus

150 Stockton Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

(415) 362-3900

Neiman Marcus:The Beauty Calendar Feb-March 2011

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Ladies, is it time for a Spring/Summer makeover?  This is a great opportunity to visit your favorite cosmetics counter and stock up on your essentials, or try new and exciting colors – it’s also the time to receive mini facials and goodies with your purchases. 
Personally who wouldn’t want a facial with the skincare professionals at Kate Somerville or a makeover at Laura Mercier, YSL or Bobbi Brown?
This is just a tidbit of the endless beauty available  at Neiman Marcus.  Appointments are encouraged to make sure you receive your one on one with the experts. 
And if you can’t make it in, there is waived shipping online with certain pre-sell orders – Chanel anyone?

At Counter Events with  Special Guests

BEAUTY WEEK EVENTS  Feb 24th and 25th         Kate Somerville                Aileen from The Kate S Clinic in LAMarch 5th                 La Prairie                          Power Event w Kim
 Feb 25th and 26th         Laura M                          Barbie – National Make Up Artist
                      Sisley                               Nickolas – Regional Make Up Artist
                      Bobbi                                 Faith  – Education Executive

Feb 25th                 YSL                                Ernesto – National Make Up Artist

Feb 26th                Guerlain                         Larissa National Makeup Artist        
                      Chantecaille                         National Make Up Artist        

Feb 26th                 Jo Malone                         High Tea Event with Shaun Rowan
                                              1pm and 3pm in the Rotunda on 4th

March 3rd                 La Mer                         Meet the Expert w Trent
Facial Clinic Dates
Feb 23rd                 Sisley & Amore Pacific
          Feb 24th                     ReVive & Orlane

          Feb 25th  – 26th             Orlane & Dior
Neiman Marcus

150 Stockton Street

San Francisco, CA 94108