Tuesday, 19 November 2013

How to Create a 1950's Make-Up Look

How to get a fabulous 1950's Vintage look quickly & easily with perfect the Audrey Hepburn cat eye flick. Check out the Miss Flicklash How To Video for a Vintage Make-Up Look! Fabulous Lashes!!!


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

No7's NEW Instant Radiance Highlighter


During party season, nothing makes you feel more confident than radiant looking skin. Create an instant glow that will leave you feeling gorgeous with No7’s NEW Instant Radiance Highlighter.
 With 1920s showgirl glamour being pinned as this season’s most desired beauty look, channel the era’s pin up Gypsy Rose Lee and modern day muse, Dita Von Teese by adding a little shimmer to your cheekbones and brow bones.
Its super-lightweight and non sticky formula ensures just the right amount of shimmer is added, achieving a subtle but dewy looking finish. Designed with an innovative twist-up applicator, it’s also super easy to apply and it’s small enough to fit into your party clutch!
The No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter £9.95 is available in Boots stores nationwide from 30th October.  





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The Vintage Cosmetic Company Launches Limited Edition Christmas Tweezers

1950s inspired cosmetic accessories brand, The Vintage Cosmetic Company, is adding limited edition soft blue tweezers, £8, to its range of products. Priced £8, the tweezers feature light blue packaging with falling white snowflakes over the signature floral pattern. 
The new tweezers will be available over the Christmas period on the brand's website and in Latest In Beauty’s advent calendar. 
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Friday, 13 September 2013

KIKO Make Up Milano Launches Infinity Eyeshadow CLICS SYSTEM

KIKO Make Up Milano has revealed its new buildable CLICS SYSTEM, four palette size variations with 108 new eyeshadows to interchange and 'click' into place. The new CLICS SYSTEM takes its name from the following words: Composability, Liberty, Innovation, Colour and SystemSelect, offering a new colour spectrum, featuring 96 new Infinity Eyeshadows and 12 new Infinity+ Eyeshadows. 
Each shade is highly pigmented for a pure, bright colour  and can be used wet or dry to amplify. Available in four different finishes; matte, satin, metallic and pearly, the formula allows them to blend easily and is long-lasting with a test hold of up to 10 hours. The new range include the Eyes CLICS 3 Palette, £3.90; 4 Palette, £4.90; 9 Palette, £9.90; 24 Palette, £15.90; Infinity Eyeshadow, £4.90; and Infinity+ Eyeshadows, £6.90. 
The new KIKO Make Up Milano range is available in KIKO stores and online at kikocosmetics.co.uk from 25 September. 
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New Beauty Brand Cheeky To Launch at Superdrug

Cheeky is a new beauty brand which is set launch in Superdrug next month. 
The collection consists of 21 nail paints as well as 14 scented products across bodycare, haircare and cosmetics including: Bright As A Button: Dry Body Buff,  Dare To Bare: Body Balm, Bubble Trouble: Shower Mousse, Pimp My Plume: Dry Shampoo, Soothing Waves: Hair Serum and Freeze Frame: Make-Up Setting Spray. Launching at the end of October, Cheeky will be available at 25 prestige Superdrug stores, with prices ranging from £7 to £10. 
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New Zoeva Collection by Love-makeup.co.uk


Love-makeup.co.uk has just announced a host of new products from German cosmetics brand Zoeva. The Graphic Eyes+ Collection of eyeliner pencils, £4.75 each, in available in 10 bold shades; while the Eyeshadow Fix, £5.25, a paraben and fragrance-free formula works for oily eyelids and is easy to apply and blend. This is available in two different finishes: Matte and Pearl. 
The final new addition is the Cat Eye Pen eyeliner, £4.95, which has a water resistant formula that is dermatological approved and free of parabens. The collection is available now from love-makeup.co.uk. 
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Friday, 6 September 2013

New No7 Match Made Concealers


Finally the wait is over for finding a concealer that matches your skin tone with the launch of No7 New Match Made Concealers, £7.50.  Through the No7 Match Made Service, women can now find their perfect foundation shade, format, texture and now the equivalent concealer– the perfect combination for achieving a natural and flawless complexion.

Concealer is a beauty essential for 80% of women but only half believe it matches their skin tone.  In response to this, No7 has created a range of concealers that are in line with No7’s palette of skin true shades and supported by the colour matching technology, to ensure women can now find the exact shade of concealer to match their foundation and skin tone.

Whilst a bright lip or pop of blusher will make you feel great, feeling truly gorgeous starts with great looking skin and finding the right foundation and concealer shade is the first step.  

To find your ideal shade of foundation and concealer partner, the No7 Match Made Service involves just two simple steps:

1.       The trained No7 advisor places the unique device on the jaw-line and takes two readings. Using a series of coloured and ultraviolet lights the device assesses the colour values of facial skin and matches them to one of the 17 skin-true foundation shades, available across the range of No7 foundations and now concealers.

2.       A consultation with the No7 advisor then pinpoints exactly what the foundation needs to do in terms of texture, benefits and finish, narrowing the search down to a single product: your dream No7 foundation. This is then complemented with just the right concealer.
Containing vitamin E to care for the skin, allantoin to soothe the skin and its powders will help keep skin shine free all day, rose oil to moisturise, the No7 Match Made Concealers are available in 17 shades to complement each of the foundation colours.  Covering any flaws, blemishes and age spots it will provide coverage for up to 16 hours, achieving long-lasting and a beautifully even skin tone.
allantoin is to soothe the skin and its powders to help keep skin shine free all day.

“Since the launch of the No7 Match Made Service we have helped so many women find their perfect shade and texture of foundation.  From talking to women they said a concealer that matched their skin tone was the number one product they would like added to the service, so we are expecting this to be a huge hit. Having the right shade of foundation and concealer to match your skin tone is the ideal combination for not only achieving an impeccable base but younger looking skin too”. No7 Advisor, Jay Hickson, from Manchester

To achieve the perfect flawless complexion a foundation will even out your skin tone and cover minor blemishes, but it’s the addition of a concealer used on targeted areas that will help create a fabulous and naturally looking base.  No7 Advisor, Jay Hickson, from Manchester explains the best application techniques to achieve optimum results with the new concealers: 

1.       For extra coverage start by applying concealer before foundation.  For particular problem areas you can then apply concealer again after foundation.  If this is the case, for best results it is important to use a patting motion to avoid disturbing the concealer or foundation.
2.       To start, place the concealer onto the back of your hand and then transfer using a concealer brush.
3.       Apply in a few thin layers rather than in one thick application and use your fingers to pat or smooth the concealer into the skin. The heat from your fingers will help blend the concealer.
4.       Finish off by applying a little powder to help set the foundation and concealer to provide maximum staying power.
The New No7 Match Made Concealers are available in 17 shades, from the 4th September, priced at £7.50 each.


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Saturday, 27 July 2013

New Yves Rocher Volumising and Curling Mascara

Beauty brand Yves Rocher has announced the launch of a new mascara, Volume Vertige
The mascara combines a Reservoir Brush which maximises and intensifies volume after one application, releasing the mascara without having to dip the brush back into the bottle; and a formula enriched with elemi, a fixing botanical extract, which leaves lashes curved for 12 hours. 
Volume Vertige, priced £20 for 9ml, is available in black, brown and blue, and will launch in August on the website. 


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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

New From Urban Decay - Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay has unveiled new Revolution Lipstick. Available in 22 highly pigmented, creamy shades ranging from nudes to bold brights, Maxi-Lip defines and hydrates lips while making them look plumper and fuller. 

A blend of jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and shea butter keep lips moisturised and soft. Priced individually at £14, 

Revolution Lipstick will be available from 5 August at Debenhams. In addition, Urban Decay is also launching the following products simultaneously: 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil, B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray to set make-up, the double-layer compact Brow Box, Eyeshadow Primer Potion, and Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder. 
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GOSH Cosmetics Launches BB Powder & CC Cream for AW13

GOSH Cosmetics has introduced its latest collection for AW13. Following on from the launch of GOSH BB Creams, the brand is adding another product to the BB family with a light and mattifying BB Powder, £9.99, in four shades, ideal for those who prefer a matte look. New GOSH CC Cream, £8.99, is available in six shades and is an illuminating foundation delivering light coverage, moisture and SPF 10 sun protection. 
Evening out skin tone, the active ingredient Gatuline Radiance keeps skin looking flawless with anti-ageing properties that improve skin microcirculation. 
The formula is oil-free and made without any perfume or parabens. The brand is also introducing a range of new season colours for eyes, lips and nails. Products mentioned here will be available in Superdrug from 31 July. 
www.gosh.dk / @GOSHUK 

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Marks & Spencer Unveils First Ever Downton Abbey Beauty Range

Marks & Spencer has announced that it has been granted the licence to produce the first-ever range of official Downton Abbey beauty products in the UK as part of a two year contract between M&S and NBCUniversal. Products will include soaps, body lotions, nail polishes and lip balms. 
The debut collection of Downton Abbey inspired gifts will be available exclusively from October, coinciding with the return of the fourth series this autumn and in time for the Christmas season. It will be available in over 250 M&S stores throughout the UK and online. 
Products are available in rich tones of gold, emerald and burgundy,  and pieces are also embellished with the Downton Abbey crest, an iconic image of the Abbey and a quote from the series. 
Downton Abbey beauty range will be available exclusively from selected M&S stores nationwide and online from 12 October. 
www.marksandspencer.com / @marksandspencer 

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La Prairie's New Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask & Soufflé Body Cream

Luxury skincare brand La Prairie has announced the launch of the Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask and Skin Caviar Luxe Soufflé Body Cream, two new treatments to restore and illuminate the face and body. 
The first new addition, Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask, £204 for 50ml, is a nightly treatment formulated to rescue skin with the concentrated benefits of a mask and restorative benefits of a night cream, reversing damage and allowing the user to wake revitalised and refreshed. 
The mask is formulated with caviar extract to firm and lift along with sunflower seed oil to replenish skin’s moisture levels. Finally, the natural exfoliation enzyme technology helps to soften and improve the overall appearance of the skin. 

The Skin Caviar Luxe Soufflé Body Cream, £204 for 150ml, is a luxurious treatment that pampers skin with nourishment, energy, and protection. Rich firming caviar extracts are coupled with a new active three-in-one ingredient, designed to reinforce the skin’s barrier function and regulate moisture. 
It stimulates filaggrin synthesis and the production of aquaporin-3, which maintains the water balance within the skin cells. 
Consequently, the skin barrier is restored and trans-epidermal water loss is reduced. Exfoliation is achieved with willow bark extract while algae extracts and caffeine help to improve micro-stimulation and offer firming benefits. Both products will be available on counters from October. 
www.laprairie.com / @laprairie_usa 

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New Even Smoother Eye Primer from BD at Tesco

Following the launch of its Flawless Primer, Tesco has developed the new Even Smoother Eye Primer. The new eye primer can be used as a cream to powder eye colour for a natural smooth finish or as a base for eye shadow to help eye colour last all day with a crease free effect. 
The BD Even Smoother Eye Primer, which is also waterproof, comes in three different shades: Bamboo, a natural wheat tone; Nectar, adds a hint of warmth and helps to deflect dark circles; or Vanilla, to lighten for an uplifting eye effect. BD Even Smoother Eye Primer, priced £10, is available in Tesco in-store and online. 
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Friday, 28 June 2013

New From Lipstick Queen - Velvet Rope

Make-up brand Lipstick Queen has announced the launch of a new lipstick called Velvet Rope. The new edition, priced £35, is formulated with dense pigments that provide rich colour, with a lightweight texture that keeps lips hydrated, soft and supple.
Natural waxes candelilla, carnauba and beeswax provide the structure to the stick while anti-oxidant vitamin E and moisturising apricot oil ensure lips remain nourished.
Velvet Rope will be offered in the following shades:
Private Party - hot pink, Brat Pack - red (shown here), Entourage - wine, Black Tie - deep red, and Star System - nude. The new lipstick will be available from Space NK in September. www.spacenk.co.uk / @space_nk

Friday, 14 June 2013

New from Kiehl's - Super Multi-Corrective Cream

Kiehl's has unveiled its new Super Multi-Corrective Cream to tackle and correct multiple key signs of ageing.
The cream includes beech tree extract, jasmonic acid and fragmented hyaluronic acid, three anti-ageing ingredients which have been combined before in a cream format.
With 39 trials and 17 months of development, clinical results demonstated that after two weeks, using twice a day, facial wrinkles were visibly reduced, the skin texture was refined, skin elasticity and skin radiance was improved, while visible pore size was reduced, and within four weeks, clinical results doubled on these attributes.
Priced at £48 for 50ml, the new Super Multi-Corrective Cream will be available from 1 September at Selfridges, Kiehl's stores and online, then launching nationwide on 15 September. www.kiehls.co.uk / @kiehlsuk

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New Eye-conic Collection By Shu Uemura

Cosmetics brand Shu Uemura is launching its AW13 collection this July. Titled Eye-conic, the 30th anniversary collection is a nod to the creativity and experimental 1960s spirit. 
The range includes the tri-colour blending eyeshadow refill, with each combination consisting of two main colours and one glitter accent colour. 
Additional products in the new collection include  pressed eyeshadow, rouge unlimited supreme matte, eyelash pint fix/accent, tokyo lash bar premium eyelash, lasting gel pencil eyeliner, retro-sensation special decoration palette (pictured here) and duo-colour blending cheek refill. The collection, on counter from July, will be priced between £10 and £35. 
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Monday, 13 May 2013

New No7 Lift & Luminate Dark Spot Corrector - Review


New from No7 is their Lift & Luminate Dark Spot Corrector, this is designed to reduce the overproduction on melanin which will in turn cause dark spots to lighten & their appearance lessen. The product contains no bleaching ingredients at all which is great news & is hypo-allergenic so suitable for sensitive skins, the ingredients include saphora, kiwi extract & vitamin c all of which inhibit the over-production of melatonin.

I was lucky enough to receive a tube of the new wonder product from No7, I'm already a huge fan of their Protect & Perfect range so was intrigued by this latest offering! As I'm still a little young for age spots (just!), I kindly asked my Mother In Law to try it out, delighted to be my guinea pig she jumped at the chance after reading glowing reports in a recent magazine! I'm glad to say she wasn't disappointed & in fact noticed only after a week that there was a noticeable reduction in several of the darker age spots that have recently appeared. Now after nearly a month the reduction in their appearance is so much so the need for a new concealer is certainly no longer there & now scored off the shopping list! Over all the density of the colour fades & the actual size is much less which is fantastic! 

A brilliant product over all as it is easy to apply & feels great on the skin, for best results of course follow with a full regime with the Lift & Luminate Day & Night Serum as well as moisturiser containing an SPF.

I would definitely recommend this for anybody who would like to reduce the appearance of their age spots plus it's a lot less invasive (not to mention cheaper!) than salon based treatments which is a great bonus!

Available at Boots - £19.50

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

bareMinerals To Launch Marvelous Moxie Lip Colour Collection


Mineral make-up brand bareMinerals has announced the launch of Marvelous Moxie, a new range of 42 new lip shades in the form of glosses, lipsticks and lipliners. 
The lipsticks are available in 18 vibrant shades, containing an infusion of minerals to revitalise lips, vitamin A, C and E complex, a moisture-loaded hydrating complex and abyssinian oil and omega fatty acids for smoothness. 
The 14 new lip glosses contain an infusion of minerals, naturally-derived shea, avocado and murumuru butters to deeply hydrate and smooth lips. 
There are 10 lipliner shades available which lock in colour for long-lasting wear, while smoothing on a precise line. Each lip product in the Marvelous Moxie collection is priced at £16 each and the range will be launching nationwide on 6 June. 
www.bareminerals.co.uk / @bareminerals_UK 


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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

US Mineral Make-up Brand Concrete Minerals Launches in the UK

CutECOsmetics has introduced US mineral make-up brand Concrete Minerals to the UK. Launched in 2009, Concrete Minerals creates richly-pigmented mineral make-up that contains no parabens, fragrances and artificial flavours, nano-particles, bismuth oxychloride or talc.

CutECOsmetics will be stocking a selection of eye make-up including Pro Matte Eye Shadows, Mineral Eye Shadows and Eye primer from next week with prices starting from £6.

www.cutecosmetics.co.uk / @cutecosmeticsuk / @CM_Official

Laura Mercier Shimmering Radiance Kit - Exclusively at House of Fraser


Laura Mercier is launching the limited edition Secrets Volume 5 Shimmering Radiance Kit next month, exclusively at House of Fraser.

The set includes a 1 oz. Foundation Primer Radiance, Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic, Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Pink Spark (exclusive shade), Lip Glacé in Gossamer (exclusive shade) Deluxe Travel-Size, and Foundation Primer.

The Shimmering Radiance Kit, priced £42.50, will be available exclusively at House of Fraser nationwide and online from May until stocks last.

www.houseoffraser.co.uk / @LauraMercier

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Lipstick Queen's New Hello Sailor Navy Blue Sheer Lipstick


This spring, beauty brand Lipstick Queen is introducing a new limited edition navy blue sheer lipstick, titled Hello Sailor.

Containing vitamin E to moisturise, the lipstick tints the lips in a berry tone with a hint of deep sapphire.

Hello Sailor will be available from 1 May at Space NK and spacenk.com, priced £20. www.spacenk.co.uk / ‏@Space_NK / @lpstkqueen

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Friday, 12 April 2013

Benefit's New 15-Hour Stay Flawless primer

Benefit Cosmetics has announced the launch of new 15-Hour Stay Flawless primer.

This invisible primer acts like a magnet which claims to instantly lock-on to foundation lasting hour after hour.

Contained in a stick formula, Stay Flawless will be available from July priced at £24.50. www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk / @Benefit_UK_IRE

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Illamasqua Partners With Selfridges for David Bowie Tribute Experience

British cosmetic brand Illamasqua has been chosen by Selfridges to collaborate in its 'David Bowie is all yours' tribute experience. As the V&A stages David Bowie's first major retrospective, the museum has also collaborated with Selfridges on the launch of the store’s own homage to the British icon.

From now until 28 April, Illamasqua’s presence in the Selfridges Concept Store will provide a unique one-stop destination for a Bowie-inspired makeover.

Illamasqua’s Creative Director, Alex Box has created three custom-made Bowie illustrations to be showcased in the Selfridges Concept Store alongside the Illamasqua pieces used, chosen specifically so the visitor can create their own individual interpretation of the iconic Bowie looks at home.

An hour-long Bowie-inspired appointment is priced at £30 and Illamasqua colour manicures with one Bowie-inspired accent nail are priced at £20.

Illamasqua and Selfridges are further celebrating the David Bowie experience by hosting exclusive “Alex Box, Bowie is” live make-up experiences on 18 and 25 April in the Concept Store area from 7pm to 8.30pm. Followed by a Q&A session with Illamasqua’s Creative Director, Alex Box. www.illamasqua.com / @Illamasqua

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

New Max Factor Clump Defy Volumising Water Resistant Mascara

Following consumer feedback, Max Factor has launched its Clump Defy Volumising Mascara in a water resistant formula for summer. 

The new Clump Defy Water Resistant Mascara brings the same innovative anti-clump brush technology, with precisely engineered bristles which prevent clump formulation, while the specially made loading area saturates lashes for volume. 

The new mascara is available from Superdrug priced at £10.99. 
www.maxfactor.co.uk / @MaxFactorUK 

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YSL Beauté Introduces Top Secrets All-In-One BB Cream

YSL Beauté is launching the Top Secrets All-In-One BB Cream, the company's debut BB cream, next month in three different shades (light, medium and dark).
The new BB cream, which also includes SPF 20, enhances each individual skin tone by adapting to every natural skin color. Its light texture offers multiple benefits: correcting imperfections, evenness, moisturising, radiance and protection against discolorations, imperfections and an irregular complexion.

Soft focus, light-reflecting nacres clarify and desaturate the complexion by eliminating the gray or olive tones of dull skin for an instant brightening effect and radiance; UV filters protect the skin against UVA/UVB rays and combat free radicals to preserve the skin’s natural radiance; while the hydrating skin-radiance complex contains Japanese lily of the valley bush extract known for its biological hydrating properties, vitamin C for its brightening action on the skin, and softening rose de mai extract.

Available nationwide from 1 May, the Top Secrets All-In-One BB Cream will be priced at £38 each. www.yslbeauty.co.uk / @yslbeautyuk

Friday, 22 March 2013

New Brow Pencils by Topshop

Topshop Make Up has unveiled two new Brow Pencils. The wax-based, highly pigmented formula is also waterproof, with a longwear formula and ability to blend regardless of skin temperature. The new Brow Pencils are available in Brows in Spike Chocolate Brown, and Brows in Vicious Circle Mushroom Brown, both priced at £5. They are launching in April at selected Topshop stores nationwide, topshop.com, John Lewis Oxford Street and Selfridges Oxford Street. 
www.topshop.com / @topshop 

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Body Shop New Vitamin E Cool BB Cream

The Body Shop has announced the launch of the Vitamin E Cool BB Cream. With its light coverage and moisture-rich formula, the cool take on a BB Cream nourishes skin and covers imperfections. 
The hydrating BB Cream provides moisture for up to 12 hours and is available in one shade, while key ingredient wheatgerm oil contains a rich source of vitamin E. 
Available nationwide from 26 March, the Vitamin E Cool BB Cream will be priced at £10. Also available in the Vitamin E collection are Face Mist (£8), Hydrating Toner (£8), Gentle Facial Wash (£8) and Moisture Cream (£10). 
www.thebodyshop.co.uk / @thebodyshopuk 

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Thursday, 7 March 2013

New Air-Buffed BB Creme By Too Faced

Cosmetics brand Too Faced has introduced the Air-Buffed BB Crème, exclusively to online beauty retailer, BeautyBay.com. The new crème has all the benefits of a beauty balm, while offering long-lasting buildable coverage, mattifying rose fruit extract, hydration through star fruit leaf, and SPF20 protection. The new Too Faced Air-Buffed BB Crème is available now from BeautyBay.com priced at £32. 
www.toofaced.com / @TooFaced 
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Friday, 1 March 2013

Clinique Introduces Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 Hydrating Colour Corrector

Clinique has unveiled its latest launch, the Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 Hydrating Colour Corrector. The new CC Cream is designed to enhance the skin's natural radiance while leaving it hydrated and protected. 
Natural ingredients like aloe barbadensis leaf water and hyaluronic acid provide hydration while water binding agents such as trehalose and sorbitol protect skin against changing humidity conditions. 
The new CC Cream will be available exclusively at John Lewis from 5 April and nationwide at Clinique counters and online from 26 April. 
www.clinique.com / @Clinique_UK 

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

New Lilac Rose Collection From Bobbi Brown


Bobbi Brown has introduced the limited edition Lilac Rose Collection.

Products include a Lilac Rose Eye Palette, Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick, Blush Shades in Pastel Pink, Lip Gloss Shades (New Rose, New Pink Lily, Pink Lilac Brightening Lip Gloss) and Nail Polish in limited edition Roza.

Prices range from £11 to £45 and the Lilac Rose Collection will be available nationwide from 28 February. www.bobbibrown.co.uk / @BobbiBrown


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New Brow Gel From Eyeko




Eyeko has introduced Brow Gel, a new product to style and defines brows for a natural, polished finish.
The new nano-brush and botanically-enriched formula work together to define brows, imparting a hint of natural colour. Key ingredients keratin and gingko biloba help to condition, thicken and maintain a healthy brow. 
Priced at £18, Brow Gel is available online from Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Space NK, QVC and ASOS. 
www.eyeko.com / @Eyeko 


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Origins Unveils Touch of Youth facial with Marie Reynolds

Skincare brand Origins has announced it has partnered with celebrity facialist Marie Reynolds to create a bespoke anti-ageing facial technique using the Plantscription skincare range.
Marie has over 25 years experience in the professional beauty industry and expertise in therapy, homeopathy, genetics, and Oriental diagnosis. For Origins, Marie has created the new Touch of Youth facial, which incorporates a range of movements targeting fine lines, wrinkles and skin-firming. The facial techniques help to increase oxygen and blood circulation in the skin, removing toxins to reveal radiant, firmer-looking skin.
Beginning with the eye area, using Plantscription eye cream to hydrate and nourish, the technique targets fine lines and wrinkles, helping to reduce puffiness and increase blood circulation in the eye area while lifting the brow.
The second step consists of a lifting and soothing movement around the Jowls, using new Plantscription Anti-aging Cream SPF25, and to finish, a smoothing and lifting motion is applied across the forehead lifting the brow and smoothing frown lines on the surface of the skin.
The Origins Touch of Youth facial technique has been developed to be carried out as part of Origins mini facials, and as with all Origins facials is complimentary service, subject to availability and will be available at all Origins counters nationwide from March. www.origins.co.uk / @Origins

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

New Caribbean Inspired Collection From Revlon

Revlon is introducing a Caribbean-inspired cosmetic collection for SS13. International Make-­up Artist and Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman created the range, which includes: ColorBurst Lip Butter in four new limited shades - Wild Watermelon, Juicy Papaya, Sorbet and Pink Lemonade; ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow Quads in two new limited shades - Free spirit and Sea Mist; ColorStay Nail Enamel in four new limited shades - Trade Winds, Seashell, Jungle and Sheer Sunburst; and brand new Baby Sticks for the cheeks in three new limited shades - Tahitian, Pink Passion and Sunset. Launching in March, Revlon's SS13 collection will be available from Boots, Superdrug online and beautymart.co.uk. 
www.revlon.com / @revlonuk  






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New 'Oh So Spring' Collection From SEVENTEEN

Cosmetic brand SEVENTEEN has introduced the Oh So Spring Collection for SS13. 
The range includes Cheek Stamps, £4.99, which is available in coral and pink shades with a unique sponge applicator which lets the user apply the powder blush on the go, without the need for a brush. Lasting Fix Nail Colours, £2.99, are glossy chip resistant nail varnishes that last up to five days and are available in Silver Kisses, Pretty in Peach and Darling, while the Berry Crush lip Stains, £4.99, are available in Peachy and Pretty Pink. The Oh So Spring Collection will launch into Boots and Boots.com from 20 March. 
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Sleek MakeUP Unveils Limited Edition Aqua Spring Collection

Sleek MakeUP has unveiled the launch of Aqua, a new limited edition spring 2013 cosmetic range which draws on an aquatic colour palette for inspiration.
Products include: i-Divine in Lagoon, £7.99, an eye shadow palette containing 12 shades, nine shimmers and three matte shades, that are suitable for all skin tones; Blush in Mirrored Pink, £4.49, which is used on cheeks for a reflective pink shade; and Nail Set in Deep Waves, £9.99, a set of oceanic themed miniature nail shades in Tropic, Pink Mirage, Deep Coral and Cote d’Azur. Aqua will be available from 13 March in Superdrug stores nationwide and online. www.sleekmakeup.com / @SleekMakeUP

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

New - NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder

This spring, NARS Cosmetics is introducing an innovative new mineral setting powder, available in both loose and pressed formulas.
The Light Reflecting Setting Powder helps skin “shine through make-up,” enhancing the look of foundation and extending wear.
Containing the brand's Light Reflecting Complex, the translucent powder optimises light reflection on the skin, fading fine lines, wrinkles and pores as skin is visibly smoothed. Ingredients including vitamin E and glycerin help to guard against dryness and provide a soft matte finish.
The Light Reflecting Setting Powder will be available nationwide from 1 February with both the Loose and Pressed versions priced at £25 each. www.narscosmetics.co.uk / @narsissist


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InStyle Unveils Winners For Best Beauty Buys Awards

InStyle last night revealed the winners of its 13th Best Beauty Buys Awards. Presented by editor Eilidh MacAskill and model Daisy Lowe, the evening celebrated this annual list of 100 products, as voted by 182 industry experts. Special awards on the night went to the nine entrants to the Hall of Fame, which honours products which have won their categories for three consecutive years for the first time. These included:

Best Mineral Base - Original SPF15 Foundation, BareMinerals
Best Lipgloss - Lipglass, MAC
Best Brow Filler - Eye Brows, MAC
Best Texturiser - Surf Spray, Bumble and Bumble
Best For Instant Shine - Shine On (And On…) Finishing Spray, Bumble and Bumble
Best Volumiser - Thickening Hairspray, Bumble and Bumble
Best Smoothing Product - Tecni.art Liss Control, L’Oréal Professionnel
Best Dry Shampoo - Dry Shampoo Original, Batiste
Best Suncare Line - Suncare, Sisley

InStyle also celebrated the four most recognised members of the beauty industry, in the hair, make-up, nail and skincare categories. This year’s winners are:

Luke Hersheson - Hair
Sharon Dowsett - Make–Up
Sophy Robson - Nails
Emma Hardie - Skin

For the fourth year, retailer John Lewis is InStyle’s partner for the awards, with the reader-voted John Lewis Ultimate Beauty Icon award going to Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. To celebrate the awards, the department store will be hosting an InStyle Best Beauty Buys reader event at its Oxford Street store on 28 February. Those attending will be treated to expert advice, Champagne and a Best Beauty Buys goodie bag. InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys supplement appears with the March issue of the magazine, on sale from 31 January. www.instyle.co.uk / @instyle_UK / @InStyle_Beauty


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Clarins Unveils Unique Double Serum

Clarins's new Double Serum represents the latest discoveries from Clarins research. The new product contains one formulation with side-by-side vials which, when combined, have the ability to boost and reactivate the five skin functions crucial to youthful, radiant skin: hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, protection and regeneration.
The unique Hydric+Lipidic System combines 20 plant extracts in a single product, with separate vials allowing high numbers of water and oil-soluble ingredients to act together without the need for emulsifiers. Priced at £55 for 30ml, Clarins Double Serum will be on counters from 3 February. www.clarins.co.uk / @clarins_uk

Friday, 25 January 2013

Rimmel Introduces Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara

Rimmel is launching the Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara next month. Together with Rimmel’s GROW-LASH complex of procapil, keratin and anti-oxidants, the micro-fibre formula can help lashes appear up to 99% longer.
There are two shades available, black and brown, priced at £7.99 each. The Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara will be available at selected stockists from 20 February. www.rimmellondon.com / @Rimmellondonuk


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Illamasqua Launch Spring 2013 Range

Illamasqua has unveiled I’m perfection, the brand's new cosmetic line launching for spring 2013. This new collection aims to celebrate flaws and imperfections, such as freckles, scars or birthmarks, rather than disguising them. Illamasqua has unveiled new limited edition Speckled Nail Varnishes, £14.50, in Freckle (speckled soft neutral), Fragile (peckled soft blue), Mottle (speckled soft green), Scarce (speckled soft pink) and Speckle (speckled soft lilac).
In addition, Illamasqua has introduced the Blush Up Brush, £28.50, an oval shaped make-up brush to define and elongate cheekbones; a Powder Blush Duo, £26, in three shades; Vivid Pink Lipstick, £16; Precision Ink, £17, a glossy black pen which can be used anywhere on the face and body; and Intense Lipgloss, £14, in a leaf green shade.
Illamasqua I’mperfection will be available on counters nationwide from 31 January. www.illamasqua.com / @Illamasqua


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Saturday, 19 January 2013

New Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes

Clinique is launching the Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes next month. The formula applies evenly across lids in a creamy texture that stays put without dusting onto cheeks or creasing throughout the day.
Infused with soothing vitamin E, the lightweight formula leaves lids with a sheer wash of colour. There are 12 shades available, including Bountiful Beige Pink Plenty, Lots O’Latte Curvaceous Coal, Fuller Fudge Lavish Lilac, Ample Amber Big Blue, Whopping Willow Mighty Moss, Portly Plum Massive Midnight.
The collection will be available nationwide at Clinique counters nationwide and online at from 15 February, priced at £16 each. www.clinique.co.uk / @Clinique_UK

New Body Armour Skincare

Cosmetic scientist Stacey Irving has created Body Armour Skincare, a professional range of high performance moisturisers that offer protection, hydration and nourishment for men and women. Stacey has worked for brands such as Unilever and Reckitt Benkiser, as well as smaller cosmetic and toiletry companies within the UK.
The collection boasts a variety of natural moisturising ingredients, including babassu oil to create an invisible layer of natural protection after application and the cooling effect as heat is drawn out of the skin. The range, priced between £15 and £18, currently includes a revitalising Face Cream, soothing Body Lotion, calming Hand Cream and Body Butter. Body Armour Skincare is available from selected salons and online. www.bodyarmourskincare.co.uk / @ultbodycare

Sleek Make-Up's New True Colour Lipstick Range

Sleek MakeUP has introduced ten new additions to the True Colour lipstick range. The shades are highly pigmented, available in matte or sheen finishes and are created to compliment all skin tones. 
The inclusion of vitamin E helps to keep lips hydrated and protect against harmful free radicals. Among the new shades are Tangerine Scream (bright orange), Exxxagerate (purple) and Russian Roulette (deep red). 
Priced individually at £4.99, the collection is available in Superdrug stores nationwide and online at Sleek MakeUP's website. 
www.sleekmakeup.com / @sleekmakeup 


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