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’OrĂ©al 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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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

diego dalla palma unveils new SS13 collection exclusive to M&S

Cosmetics label diego dalla palma has unveiled its SS13 collection. The range features 13 new products with prices ranging from £10.50 to £23.
Among the new collection is the Sunshine Eye Shadow Palette, which contains four colour options to help create different shadow effects; a Waterproof Eye Pencil, which can be blended with the sponge applicator to create a bold emphasis around the eye contour; and Eyebrow Kit Designer, a complete kit to define and shape the brows, available in light of dark.
Completing the new collection is Eye Shadow and Kajal, Lip Pencil, Mirage Gloss, Chubby Lip & Cheek, Pearly Lipstick, Sorbet Lipstick, Ray of Light Concealer, Sunset Bronze and Sunset Blush. The SS13 collection will be available exclusively from Marks & Spencer Beauty Stores in-store and online from March. www.diegodallapalma.com / @diegodallapalma

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New Skinperfect Primer SPF30 by Dermalogica

Skincare brand Dermalogica has unveiled Skinperfect Primer SPF30 (£37.30), a three-in-one product which smoothes, protects and conditions skin, while correcting surface irregularities and creating a luminous finish. Launching in February, it contains peptides to stimulate collagen production and ingredients, such as white tea, known to fight the biochemical triggers which lead to skin ageing.
Invisible sun protection is provided by the inclusion of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which give broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection without the chalky, whitening and drying effects usually associated with sunscreens.
Dermalogica products are only available on the recommendation of a qualified skin care therapist and more details can be seen online. www.dermalogica.com/uk / @DermalogicaUK1

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