Beauty Porn in the Mail!

It’s porn to me, alright!  I am always pleased when I get Sephora’s new seasonal beauty catalogue.  They keep getting better and better.  Plus, the blogger inspiration is pretty obvious.  I used to get my beauty fixins’ from Allure Magazine, but they have been seriously slacking for the last few years!  As to how they went from my most prized beauty mag to a middling one being beat out by more traditional fashion mag types, I will never know.  Go back to your former glory!  Actually, the real problem is that they haven’t evolved or changed at all!  The same stories, templates, looks, models, organization, feel! One word – STALE!  Sephora’s beauty catalogue hits all the best spots!  Always seasonally fresh.

Sephora used influental creative types to model some of the beauty trends and products that are in right now.  I have two favorites in the whole bunch.  Both relied on highlighters.  How typical! Whatever! I love me some highlighters!  If highlighters are bad, I never want to be right!

The first is the oh so natural white-blond elf look popularized by Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings! I LOVE IT. 

The model is sculptor Olympia Scarry.  Don’t know who she is, but I love the look.  Sephora appropriately called this “Arctic Sheen.”

Here is another product group page with additional products that can recreate the “Arctic Sheen” look:

My second favorite look is the “Gold Sparkle” beauty trend, but I think a better name would have been “Bronzey-Gold,” or even, “Pewter-Gold.”  The shades are very metallic and look straight out of the Bronze Age.

The model is Jula Sarr-Jamois and she is an editor of a British magazine.  I have seen her in tons of editorials and street style posts and she is fabulous.  I love her style and her massive hair.  I wish they had used more of a contrasting pewter-gold mash up on her. 

Here is the full spread.

There was also a beauty shot of Emily Weiss from Into The Gloss, but I was disappointed with it.  It was a red lipstick trend focus, but what overwhelmed me was ALL OF THE BLACK.  The hair, the brows, the netting, the hat, the massive blob-y pouf sleeved top.  BLACK.  I feel like the usage of the color black could have been more defined.  She looks like an ink blot is trying to eat her.  Or like a floating decapitated head in an ink blot.  Total waste of a model – the casual shots of her in her blog are more artistically appealing.

However, even the disappointing shots are appreciated because I love me some beauty products!

Go Sephora!  I can’t wait for the spring edition! 

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