In the beauty world midsummer means fall collections, and they seem to emerge earlier every year, usually during a heatwave. I'm thankful for the few brands that wait till August or September, but can't deny my curiosity about the stuff that's already out there. You'll see some of it in this week's reading list:
Best Things In Beauty featured most of Bobbi Brown's Desert Twilight fall 2012 collection. Of special interest is the blush-bronzer duo.
Today I'm wearing vintage Diorella. It has something to do with this post on Ars Aromatica.
Two words: Chanel Vertigo. See the nail polish on The Beauty Look Book.
Cafe Makeup offers a quick preview of Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale.
Don't miss this brow post from Delicate Hummingbird.
An interesting discussion of base makeup products on Drivel About Frivol.
Chanel Bombay Express is previewed on Front Row Beauty.
I think I might need Ruby Red Slippers by Deborah Lippmann. I blame Shannon from Lipstick Musings.
Just when I thought I don't need more Chanel lipsticks: RCS Antigone on Lola's Secret Beauty Blog.
London Makeup Girl addresses the issue of YouTube makeup experts.
Gorgeous nature photography on Makeup Magpie.
Xiao from Messy Wands brings the newest Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope.
Modesty Brown packs for the weekend.
I'm a new convert to Estee Lauder Pure Color blushes. Jenny from My Funny Valentine wears Sensuous Rose.
Jessica discusses the ad campaign for Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue perfume on Tinsel Creation.
Dior Golden Jungle is calling to me from The Beauty Alchemist's preview.
Danielle from Bloomin' Beauty reviews the new Naked Strangers blushes by Illamasqua.
Have a beautiful weekend and stay cool!
Image: a 1950s photo by Tom Palumbo for Junior Bazaar.