Friday 7 November 2014

MAC's New Holiday Collections

MAC Cosmetics has announced the launch of its Holiday Collections, comprising the Heirloom Mix range, a selection of Keepsakes and Objects of Affection gifts. Heirloom Mix offers products for the face, eyes, lips and nails in a selection of dark hues. Products in the collection include: Lipstick, Cremesheen Glass, Mini Pressed Pigment, Fluidline, Kohl Power Eye Pencil, Glitter, Eye Kohl, Mineralize Blush and Nail Lacquer. MAC Keepsakes features coordinated sets for eyes, lips and face in a variety of colour combinations. 
The range is accented with brush kits and a limited-edition Rihanna Viva Glamourous lip palette, harnessing shades of red and metallic mauve. The Objects of Affection collection comprises a selection of kits encased in glitterised boxes, containing Pigments and Glitter in shades silver and blue, pink and rose, gold and beige and deep bronze (online only). A Lipglass set is also available in shades of pink, plum, nude, red and coral. 
Launch date: today (6 November) 
Prices: £12-£42 
Stockists: nationwide 

Monday 3 November 2014

FACE Stockholm Unveils New Holographic & Spring 2015 Collections

Swedish beauty brand FACE Stockholm has announced the launch of its Holographic 2014and spring 2015 make-up collections, as well as its Marine Therapy skincare line. The Holographic collection (pictured above) has been designed to emulate the effect of a diamond or prism, comprising: Lyster Lipstick, which intesifies colour and shine of a lip pencil or gloss; and Lipgloss #67, an iridescent gloss for high shine and colour. The spring 2015 colour palette comprises dusky shades across products including: BB Natural Beauty Balm, Stockholm Créme Blush, Lemon Matte Eye Shadow, Presence Eye Dust, Ego Eye Dust, Cream Eye Shadow, Clear Brow Fix, Water Resistant Mascara, Frida Eye Pencil and Ladakh Lipstick. Skincare products within the Marine Therapy line include: Seaweed Cleanser, Toner, Moisturiser, Night Cream and Eye Cream. 

Launch date: this month (Holographic) & February (spring/skincare) 
Prices: £15-£33 

Monday 6 October 2014

New Illamasqua Limited Edition Facets Collection

Cosmetic brand Illamasqua has announced the launch of Facets, a new limited edition collection of make-up and brushes. The new Multi Facet Palette offers versatility through a combination of eye and cheek colours that also come with a double ended brush for application. 
Two palettes are available, including Semblance and Aura (pictured above). The Mini Brush Set contains five everyday make-up brushes in a compact case, which also offers a detachable make-up bag. 
Brushes include: Powder Brush, Eye Shadow Brush, Blending Brush, Angled Brush and Lip Brush. The new Make-Up Bag is a clutch style with convenient wipe clean outer fabric. Also in the collection are two new shades of Glamore Lipstick: Starkers (rosy colour) and Salacious (raspberry red). Both lipsticks offer a matte texture. 

Friday 3 October 2014

NEW No7 Match Made Lipstick Service

No7 is set to revolutionise the way women buy lipsticks

No7 is once again set to change how women shop for cosmetics. A beauty first, No7 is launching the No7 Match Made Lipstick Service; an innovative and effective make-up service that is set to revolutionise the way women buy lipstick.

Women tell us that finding the perfect lipstick colour is one of the biggest beauty challenges they face so the Colour Scientists at No7 have spent years painstakingly creating the No7 Match Made Lipstick Service resulting in 43 lipstick colours that have been specifically designed to complement one or more of the No7 skin-true foundation shades.

By using their unique knowledge of British skin tones, gained from the development of the No7 Match Made Foundation Service, this in-store analysis uses a special colour-measuring device, to give women their precise No7 skin-true foundation shade and, now lipstick colour families. Armed with this knowledge the No7 Advisors can suggest lipstick colours to flatter and suit each complexion. The specially formulated lipstick colours are grouped into six colour families:  Light Pink, Dark Pink, Plum, Coral, Red and Naturals and are available in No7’s much loved Moisture Drench (£9.95) and Stay Perfect (£9.95) formulations.

The colours for the No7 Match Made Lipsticks were chosen by identifying 60 colours that flattered one or more complexions, the No7 Colour Scientists then assessed the impact of each of these colours, by testing them on a selection of women with different ages, different hair colours and different skin tones. Any colours that were not obviously flattering were discarded, leaving 43 new colours that really give the complexion a lift.

‘You know when you have found the right lipstick colour because it wakes up your whole face in a way that anyone can see.’ Jo Watson, No7 Colour Scientist

As well as helping women to find lipstick colours that make them look great, the experts at No7 understand the emotional connection women have with cosmetics. They understand that finding that perfect lipstick has the power to make women feel great about themselves whether that’s more confident, empowered or glamorous; giving them that real ‘Ta Dah!’ moment every time they use them. As part of the development, ordinary women were recruited to try out their chosen lipsticks in the course of their daily lives, the No7 Colour Scientists found that wearing the correct colour of lipstick can have startling positive effects. One No7 tester said:

“This is making me change. I just seem to not only get more attention but people seem to listen to what I have to say. [Wearing this colour] I have found it easier to engage people. I feel bright and bold, glamorous, happy and positive.” Maz, aged 44

Available Now from Boots UK wide 

New From L'Occitane Whipped Shea Butter Collection

The luxurious way to perfect soft skin & no excuse to treat yourself! L'Occitane, the international retailer of body, face, and home products, has announced the launch of a limited edition Whipped Shea Butter bodycare collection. In the year that L’Occitane celebrates 25 years of using fair trade shea butter from women’s co-operatives in Burkina Faso, a new range with this key ingredient has been created. With a new light texture that melts into the skin, products launching include Whipped Shower Cream, Whipped Body Cream and Whipped Hand Cream. 

Models Own New DISCO PANTS Collection

Something for the weekend….! Nail brand Models Own has announced the launch of new Christmas collection DISCO PANTS. Featuring five new sparkly fashion-forward nail polishes, each polish contains a creamy pearlescent formula which glides onto nails for a long-lasting, high-shine metallic finish. Formulated with ultra-fine, colour matched glitter new shades available include: Sound Factory - sapphire blue; Paradise Garage - emerald green; Studio 54 - pink diamond; Copacabana - shimmering golden topaz; Roxy - purple amethyst. 

Launch date: 17 October 
Prices: £4.99 
Stockists: (17 October), UK Models Own Bottleshops  (18 October) and Superdrug stores (22 October) 

Tuesday 9 September 2014

New Vaseline Vintage Collection

Just love these & right on trend too, perfect for that little splash of colour as well (Rosy).  

Beauty brand Vaseline has announced the launch of its Vintage Collection, offering four new special edition tins. The collection comprises: Original, Aloe, Cocoa Butter and Rosy. 

Launch date: mid-September 
Price: £1.43-£1.93 
Stockists: nationwide 

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