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It was quite a scene at Macy’s/Memorial City—a beauty bonanza that lasted three days.

Beauty Consultant Thao Nguyen touches up with CHANEL’s newest lipstick, Rouge Allure, a highintensity lipstick that comes in 16 shades.

On a recent fall weekend, beauty specialists gave complimentary makeovers, free samples and lots of tips and tricks on how to look fabulous following this fall’s trends. At CHANEL, the new Rouge Allure lipstick, imprinted with the signature CHANEL on the tube, offered women 16 intense shades from Passion to Pirate to Incandéscente. The retro-glam lipsticks retail for $34.00. Lancôme was buzzing with its latest fragrance, La Vie Est Belle, graced by Julia Roberts’s magnetic smile. The top note floated with sparkling irises, patchouli strengthened the heart note, and a sweet gourmand blend permeated the base note. The shape of the bottle is a nod to history, featuring a crystal “smile” designed in 1949 by Georges Delhomme, Amy Koch, Lancôme Beauty Lancôme’s Artistic Director. Consultant, shows off La Vie Est If you look at the bottle, Belle, a sparkling new fragrance housed in a bottle with a crystal you’ll see a “smile” or curve “smile.” in the glass. Beauty Consultants gave out dozens of samples. “A lot of women have heard of La Vie Est Belle and have seen it. Now they want to try it,” said Amy Koch, Beauty Consultant. A 2.5-oz. bottle of the Eau de Parfum sells for $95.00, and the 1-oz. size is priced at $55.00. At Clinique, Margaret Busiek, an Accredited Consultant wearing the line’s trademark white coat, was busy helping Judy Shin find the proper skincare regime. “I’m having issues with my skin. She’s great,” said Ms. Shin of her Consultant. “She explains step-by-step how to use the products.” NOV EMB ER 2 0 1 2 /

Margaret Busiek, Clinique’s Accredited Consultant, helps a customer find the right skincare products.

Clinique was also promoting two new products that work well as a team: Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector and Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector. The former lightens the appearance of the entire eye area, making dark circles appear 30 percent lighter in 12 weeks, according to the company. It retails for $39.50 for .34 oz. Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector reportedly reduces dark spots by 58 percent within three months. It comes in 1-oz. and 1.7-oz. sizes retailing for $49.50 and $76.00, respectively.

Shiseido’s Red Carpet Beauty Consultant team (left to right): Jennifer Ochoa, Shireen Tengra, Counter Manager Sara Peyrani, Maribel Correa, Nora Alcala, and Renata Kotyzolva

Shiseido staged its “Picture Perfect Event” on a red carpet. Women sat in director’s chairs lined up on a long red runner, and experts applied makeup. Once the women were flawlessly made up, they had their picture taken by a professional photographer and received a complimentary 4”x 6” photo immediately. Shiseido Consultants also promoted its premiere skincare products including Future Solution LX. This latest advance uses an ingredient called Skingenecel 1P to counteract aging and suppress Serpin B3, a factor found in damaged or stressed skin. Other ingredients are culled from nature, including extracts from green tea, yeast, star

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