We love how makeup can be changed each season, and this winter we are excited to rock some lighter hues with the fantastic new "The Nutcracker Suite" makeup collection from Clinique and The American Ballet Theatre. Clinique was inspired by the time-honored classic to capture the beauty and grace of the performance in this collection.
“We had the privilege of touring the American Ballet Theatre archives to view ‘The Nutcracker’ costumes,” said Janet Pardo, Senior Vice President Clinique Global Product Development. “Seeing the tulles and velvet fabrics in vivid pinks, glittering whites and vibrant purples immersed us in the beauty of the performance. It inspired us to develop a colour collection that brings to life the whimsy of ‘The Nutcracker’.
Available in November, the Clinique The Nutcracker Suite Holiday 2014 Collection includes:
The Nutcracker Act I Compact ($36.00): Inspired by the dazzling dance of the Snowflakes, The Nutcracker Act I color compact includes a beautiful Snowflake Suite eye shadow quad in soft pinks and sultry tones, and a delicate pink Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Plié Pink. Perfect for holiday parties as a fun way to use this feminine pink.
The Nutcracker Act II Compact ($36.00): Inspired by the whimsical land of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker Act II color compact includes a Sugar Plum Suite eye shadow quad that couples beautiful plum shades with shimmering white and silver tones, paired with a flushed pink Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Tutu Pink.
The Nutcracker Blended Face Powder in Snowflake Dreams ($24.00): The New Blended Face Powder in Snowflake Dreams was created to mirror the shimmering elegance of the performance. Perfect for shoulders, neck and chest, the new powder imparts a beautiful shimmer – ideal for any holiday party.
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Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm ($17.00): We can't get enough of this super-nourishing chubby stick. Packed with mango and shea butters as well as antioxidants to help pamper and protect lips, the Cubby Stick is the ultimate beauty must-have for your lips as it provides lasting moisture for dry and delicate lips. The colorBudding Blossom complements The Nutcracker Act I compact; while Flowering Freesia was chosen to complement the ballet inspired tones and shades of The Nutcracker Act II compact.
Additionally, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Clinique commits to help Happy Hearts Fund build its 100th School by the end of 2014. Since the inception of the philanthropic partnership, and with the help of consumers in five countries, Clinique has donated one million dollars to Happy Hearts Fund, enough to build 5 schools around the world. Clinique introduces its latest selection of Gifts that Give Back benefitting Happy Hearts Fund this holiday season, designed for the special women in your life who believes that education is the passport to brighter futures and the greatest gift one may give.
Perfume Spray ($38.00): The newly designed limited edition Happy Heart features a logoed fragrance bottle and a modern color-block package design in pink and orange. The scent is bright and floral with hints of sweetness from mandarin orange and cassis mingled with soft floral notes of water lily, rose, and geranium. Dry notes of sandalwood, musk, and blondewood create a harmonious balance, meant to linger and enrich the heart. $10 from the sale of each fragrance will go directly to Happy Hearts Fund.
Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Plumped Up Pink ($17.00): Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Plumped Up Pink is a sheer fuchsia shade, that amplifies your lips with a natural-looking pop of color. The super-nourishing, multitasking formula is loaded with mango and shea butters as well as antioxidants to help pamper and protect lips. The immediate and lasting moisturizing balm is perfect for dry, delicate lips during the winter months. Also, $3 from the sale of each chubby stick will go directly to Happy Hearts Fund.
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