I am so excited about this blog post I can hardly contain myself.  In case you are new to reading my monthly beauty posts, I was the Beauty Manager at Neiman Marcus for 10 years before I had my littles.  I absolutely love going back to hear about all the amazing new products.   Let me tell you something, we are in for quite a treat this fall.  From a beautiful bold lip to “the selfie face” they have nailed my heart’s desire.

Neiman’s is also launching two new lines this fall and I cannot wait to get my hands on them.  Givenchy Beauty, which originally started as a fragrance house in the fifties, quickly evolved to a couture house of beauty.  It is truly a top luxe beauty brand for the girl who loves to rock some full on runway looks.  One of their top selling products is Rouge Interdit Vinyl Lipstick, Noir Révélateur {Black Lipstick}.  I know what you are thinking, you would never consider black lips. I dare you to just try it, as I was pleasantly surprised myself. Here’s what Allure mag had to say about it:

“HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS:  The lipstick looks black and opaque in the bullet but sheer and tinted like a Town Car window when swiped on the lips. It darkens the natural lip color to a deeper, just-bitten tint.

WHY WE LIKE IT: This cult lipstick, which contains a touch of hydrating black-rose oil, was originally made as a gift for Liv Tyler. The actress loved it so much that the company brought it to market, and it has been repeatedly selling out ever since. Though it looks black in the tube, a swipe of this sheer formula gives lips a deliciously plummy-mauve tint that looks slightly different (and always flattering) on every woman. It also works as a topcoat over any other lip shade, providing a deeper take on the color.”  allure.com

Givenchy is launching a “selfie face” foundation, Givenchy Matissime Velvet Matte.  I don’t know about you, but anything for my face that has velvet and matte in the title is a must for me.  Who doesn’t want their skin to look like velvet?  Stay tuned for this foundation arriving this fall.

Okay, all you natural beauties out there, this is for you = Jane Iredale’s beauty line is going to launch at NM this fall.  Jane Iredale focuses on creating beauty from the inside out, and they are meticulous about creating products that not only look gorgeous on the skin but are actually good for it too.  Liquid Minerals, A Foundaton, is one of my top picks to try.  It gives you a flawless look with minimal touch-up throughout the day.  I hate when I look in the mirror late in the afternoon and my makeup has melted away.  I am counting the days until I get my finger tips on this line.



Red lips have always been a fan favorite, especially in the fall.  Isn’t it the easiest way to look put together?  Just throw on some sunnies and red lips and call it a day.  This is my constant in the carpool line at the my girls’ preschool.  My forever go-to is Chanel’s Rouge Coco Gloss in Opulence.  It is the perfect touch of red, gold, and shine.


Dior is no stranger to the red lip party.  Dior’s Rouge Dior 999 looks just about perfect on everyone.  On top of that, in September they are coming out with a Rouge Dior Liquid.  Of course all of the good stuff always comes out right around Neiman’s Beauty Event, so you can double up and get some free samples and bonus gifts with all your new finds.


Since we are on the topic of lips, Tom Ford is releasing a Girls and Boys Lip Line.  I know, pretty cool, right?  It launches in September and will have 50 boy shades and 50 girl shades.  Talk about moving into the 21st century.



Now let’t talk about this “selfie face.”  Umm, who does’t want their skin to look natural and flawless in every picture?  I know I do and it is absolutely a trend for fall.  I have always loved of Bobbi Brown’s corrector and concealer, and Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizers.  Together they have been my jam for creating a flawless and natural looking image.  Yep, you guessed it, both lines are coming out with new products that are on the must try list.  Laura Mercier is releasing a Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Foundation.  Anything that says ‘flawless’ and ‘long wear’ is a yes in my book, especially from Laura Mercier who is known for perfecting the flawless yet natural-looking face.

Also coming soon, Bobbi Brown will be releasing an Instant Full Coverage Concealer. I love that both lines are launching products are long wear coverage.  It makes it so much easier to not have to touch up during the day.



As for new, innovative skincare, I am excited about Chantecaille releasing a Detox Clay Mask.  I personally love a good detox, so I am envisioning the same for my face.  As we get slack on washing our face or on what we eat and drink, it affects our skin from the inside out.  The perfect solution is to pull out the bad stuff that is lingering with a detox and start fresh.

Creme de La Mer, one of the most sought after skincare lines in the beauty world, is releasing additional products in its prestigious The Genaissance Line.  They are launching an eye and face cream to accompany their amazing serum.  La Mer’s Genaissance line is the purest form of their Miracle Broth, infusing your skin with life generating energies of the sea.



Alright, y’all – beauty tools tools are still hot this season.  If you haven’t tried out the Dyson Hair Dyer, be sure to put that first on your list.  It cuts your drying time in half and helps to prevent extreme heat damage and protects the natural shine by measuring the air temperature 20 times every second.  This dryer will blow your mind with every blow out 🙂



The second must have tool of the trade is a Simple Human mirror.  This mirror is designed with a tru-lux light system that simulates natural sunlight and allows you to see yourself with full color variation.  It provides incredible lighting.  Imagine what it would be like to be on a professional photo shoot ~ only it is in your own bathroom.  After you do your makeup in this gem you will never want to go without.




Finally, I have saved one of my favorites for the big finale.  Creed is launching a new exquisite fragrance that I am beyond anxious to try.  Creed’s White Amber will launch in August and is a fruity floral.  It has top notes of amber, vanilla, black currant and green apple followed by Indian sandal wood and jasmine.  Doesn’t it sound like a exquisite garden that you want to escape to?  If you are interested in getting your hands on this one, be sure to call the Charlotte store and get your name on the list, they will sell out.


That’s a wrap, gang.  As a lover of beauty I could go on and on but I think I’ve highlighted the exclusive essentials at one of my favorite beauty places.  Remember, if you see something you like, pop in to our NM store and they will get you on the list.  Oh, and while you’re there, get a facial at the NM Spa, they are complimentary.  What better way to try some new products than by getting pampered a little while you’re there?