March 10th, 2017
M.A.C’s latest collaboration is with the legendary Ms Min, the US-based Taiwanese motion graphics designer and animator, who brings her personal twist on Chinese traditionalism to a mythically charged collection. Meditating on the creation and rejuvenation of life, her collaboration features indomitable reds, deep peony pinks and misty metallics, capturing the flow of energy that connects mountains, oceans – and all of us. The collection comprises: two matte lipsticks (£17.50) and two lipglasses (£16.50) in Peach Blossom Pink and Dynasty Red; Shadow Duo (£20) in Lotus Pink and Platinum Shadow; Fluidline (£16.50) in Blacktrack; Pearlmatte Face Powder (£26.50) in First Waves – pink, red and grey-beige over sprayed with pearl and Cream Colour Base (£18) in All Year Red. They’re accompanied by the stunningly-covetable Min Liu for M.A.C Makeup Bag (£25) and the Min Liu for M.A.C Brush Bag (£32) featuring 263SE small angle brush and 246SE synthetic fluffy eye brush. This limited edition collection is available exclusively from 6th April from Fenwick of Bond Street and via maccosmetics.co.uk. Watch it fly off the shelves.
Calling all make-up artists. The NYX Professional Makeup UK & Ireland 2017 FACE Awards are now open. Back for their third annual awards, the winner will receive £10,000 and a VIP trip to the live finale of US FACE Awards held in Los Angeles in August 2017.
Entry is simple – follow @NYXCosmetics_UK on Instagram and post a 15-second tutorial tagging #FaceAwardsUK. The closing date is 26th March and finalists will be notified by 29th March. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. Read full terms and conditions here. Good luck.
Lovely to see that the much-missed Colin Lyons of Fangs FX was honoured in the 2017 Oscars Memorial announcements, thanks to previous Oscar winners who put him forward and voted for his inclusion. His son, Chris, tells us that Colin would be so overjoyed and would be dining out on this for years.
While working in Namibia in 2012, German-born, UK-based make-up artist Kerstin Weller, was inspired to create a high quality, natural skincare product that was beautiful both on the make-up station and in the bathroom. Soil Association certified, key ingredients in this organic, unisex range are lavender oil, citrus oil and aloe vera, and the products are designed to calm sensitive skins. They’re proving a hit with actors at the end of a long shoot day when skin is distressed, tired and needs soothing. Cleanser (£29), toner (£27) and moisturiser (£42) are available from www.keweko.com
Colour cosmetics brand IMAN Cosmetics has launched two new products. Designed especially for women of colour, its new Concealing Foundation (£16.50/15ml) is available in eight shades for different skin tones and types and its new Luxury Matte Lipsticks (£12.95) come in five different tones. Available from www.imancosmetics.com
A new launch coming next month is Dior Addict Lacquer Stick, the new-generation lacquer stick they say is as easy to apply as it is to wear. A stick with a lip fondant effect that liberates all the colour and shine of a lacquer, plus the comfort of a balm, it’s offering six hours of wear and unrivalled texture. A liquid lacquer in a stick formula, the formula is pigment-intense with a big shine. In 18 shades, including Turn Me Dior, Tease, Diabolo and Sauvage, they’re launching in April for £26.50 each.
Eyeko’s new mascara Lash Alert officially sold out in its first week of launch. Launching during London Fashion Week, supported by a four-day pop-up bar in Central London and available only via the brand’s website, a waiting list quickly formed. The mascara contains a botanic formula infused with caffeine and a double dose of fibres, while ingredients include shea butter, arginine, biotinoyl tripeptide and biotin. £19 from www.eyeko.com