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