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MAC Cosmetics Has Its Cake And Eats It, Too

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Drawing inspiration from petits fours, éclairs, and other confections of Parisian patisserie fame, MAC Cosmetics’ Sugarsweet collection hits counters today nationwide. With eye shadows, lipsticks, and Shadesticks in varying degrees of candy-colored delights, it’s enough to give you a small case of sugar shock. But even if pastels and pearly finishes aren’t your thing, you’re bound to be intrigued by the new Tricolour Lipglass. With five different single-vial shades of graduating colors stacked three high, the high-shine hues seamlessly blend together for a sheer, uniform finish. It’s kind of like the cake batter phenomenon, sans the satisfaction of licking the beaters when you’re done mixing everything together. All for the better, though, we say. The idea of edible makeup never really sat right with us.

Lizzie Jagger Answers The Call Of Duty

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To help launch its new C905 phone in London last night, Sony Ericsson got Lizzie Jagger to come out to its “girls-only day” party to show her enthusiasm for the new pink handset—and to show off her long, lustrous locks, it would appear. The electronics giant would be wise to draw up spokesperson papers ASAP. Whom do you think she resembles most—Mum or Dad?

Photo: Simon James/Getty Images

Dick Page’s Spring Awakening

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Dick Page gets the spotlight in the current issue of WWD Beauty Biz, the trade publication’s glossy that’s devoted to all things primped and pretty. Given free rein to create his own spring trend story, the makeup artist chose nineties model and one-time Juergen Teller muse Annie Morton as the canvas for his pastel and natural-hued creations. Page is one of our all-time favorite face-painters for his skillful technique, even better personality, and ability to stay grounded in an industry that is anything but down-to-earth, so the text that accompanies the six-page photo spread—equipped with his own thoughts on his profession—is as enjoyable to read as his seasonal looks are to peruse. Our favorite bit of Page’s handiwork is this perfect nude lip, which, in case you were wondering, comes courtesy of Shiseido Makeup Smoothing Lip Pencil in Rosewood and the brand’s Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Spiced Cream—two products you should definitely add to your arsenal for the coming months.

Photo: Guy Aroch for WWD Beauty Biz, March 2009

Nicole Trunfio Turns It Up To 11

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A bevy of stars, catwalkers, and Valentino well-wishers turned out to fête the designer last night for the New York premiere of Valentino: The Last Emperor at the Plaza Hotel. But in the sea of done-up A-listers—hello, Gwyneth and Anne—top beauty honors must be given to model Nicole Trunfio. Check out that perfect smoky cat eye and puckered red lip! Thoughts on her look?

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

A Chanel Beauty Boutique? Only In Your Dreams…And In Tokyo

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Calling all beauty-obsessed Japanophiles: Here’s yet another reason to make that pilgrimage to the Land of the Rising Sun. Next month, Chanel will open its first storefront devoted entirely to its cult fragrances, color collection, and skincare line in Tokyo’s posh Aoyama district. Designed by architect Peter Marino (who also worked on the Chanel Ginza building), the store is rumored to be “unlike any existing beauty store,” not to mention the largest Chanel store of its kind. The design plan strictly adheres to the brand’s iconic color scheme, with a facade built out of black and beige see-through glass, emblazoned with white Chanel logos. The interior of the store follows suit, divided into three color-coded sections: white, where the makeup will be displayed on floor-to-ceiling walls; black, a fragrance area that will stock the company’s full lineup of products, including the hard-to-find Les Exclusifs flacons; and beige, which will be devoted to skincare. In addition to an unprecedented retail experience, customers will also be privy to exclusive product previews as well as a menu of services performed on site. One can only hope that a New York flagship is in the works.

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel