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September 24th, 2013

September 24th, 2013

Latest Collection from Chanel

chanel rouge allure

Chanel’s latest beauty collection Rouge Allure Moiré launches this Friday 27th September and is designed to showcase bold femininity, inspired by the beauty and refinement of overflowing fabric and ribbons.  The Chanel make-up studio created a range of colours with shimmering reflections, including tone-on-tone, translucent, golden, silver, bronze and copper mother-of-pearl reflections.  Rouge Allure lipsticks (£25) feature eight shades including Farouche (chocolate with silver shimmer), Impulsive (reddish pink with gold and silver) and Audacieuse (rosy red).  Additional products comprise of Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss (£25) in Réflexion (reddish pink) and Controversy (violet plum); Le Crayon Lèvres lip definer (£17) in Rose Poudré (greyish pale pink) and Rose Ardent (reddish pink); and Le Vernis for nails (£18) in Rose Moiré (greyish pink) and Rouge Moiré (raspberry red).

Happy Birthday Rouge Dior

Dior rouge lipsticks

A truly statement lippy, Rouge Dior was created in 1953 at the height of The New Look and has been going strong since then.  Celebrating its 60th year this year, Rouge Dior has been reinvented for 2013 with 32 cult shades divided into four colour families (red, pinks, beiges and corals).  Back in 1953 it was all about pure colour; fast forward to today and this is still the case.  Rouge Noir contains a treatment to smooth and re-plump lips and contains rock samphire extract to stimulate cellular renewal, smoothing lips day after day.  Our favourite is 999, a tribute to Dior’s first lipstick 9, this shade is the perfect carmine red (£26).

Christmas at Clarins

Festive Make-Up Palette highres

For the festive season, Clarins have kept it simple but still with an on trend nod.  Their Festive palette has 10 wearable eye shadows with a hint of metallic, from beige and taupe to dark brown tones.  The collection offers a matte, satin and pearl finish and the entire product is also eco-designed from start to finish.  All the materials are recyclable from the double wooden applicator brush sourced from sustainably managed forests to the mineral and plant based eyeshadow formulae.  Available from October (£35).

Metal magic from Stila

stila mag metals

This runway inspired assortment of high volume metallic, 12 foil finish eye shadows are like nothing you’ve ever seen and sure to have you channeling your inner rock star.  The revolutionary cream-to-powder texture with a magnificent foil finish is buildable enabling you to create a range of looks from a sheer wash of intense shimmer, to a striking, metallic full coverage look.  Included with the Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow is the new Stay All Day® Liquid Eye Shadow Primer (0.06 oz) that preps the lids and allows for all-day wear with a unique liquid formula that creates long-lasting adhesion to lids.  It can be used with any eye shadow and also extends the wear of eye liner.  Primer comes in a dropper for easy, measured application.  Already available at Sephora in the US RRP: $32, due in the UK very soon.

A Smooth Operator

01426 Miracle Complexion Sponge Sideview

Sam Chapman’s Real Techniques brand has developed a clever little sponge, designed to give any complexion an HD perfect finish.  The Miracle Complexion Sponge has an unusual shape has been created to give you 3 distinct surfaces.  The rounded sides are for large area blending with a repeated dabbing or stippling motion, the precision tip covers blemishes and imperfections whereas the flat edge is for contours around the eyes and the nose.  Available from select Boots and Superdrug stores (£5.99).

The Body Shop introduces Christmas glitter

body shop sparkler

The Body Shop launches its collection of limited edition, seasonal make-up for autumn/winter 2013 this October.  The range comprises of a Shimmer Bauble (£15) featuring gold and light pink beads for a radiant glow; Slanted Kabuki Brush (£17) to sculpt, contour and layer; Special Edition 4-Step Smoky Eye Palette in Icy Plum (£14); Carbon Eye Definer in Plum (£9); and Colour Crush Lipsticks in new shades The Right Mauves and Peachy Pink.  A special edition version of The Sparkler (£14) will additionally launch, a fine dust of iridescent gold sparkles to add shimmer to hair and body, and containing a scent of Japanese cherry blossom.

Winter Palette from FrontCover Cosmetics

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FrontCover Cosmetics has revealed its autumn/winter 2013 make-up collection.  The Midnight Collection Box (£18) contains three domed baked powder eyeshadows, a double ended applicator, eye pencil and smudger, flat cheek brush, Springy Cream Blusher, nail polish and two mini lipsticks; New Sparkler (£18) comprises of three Glitters, three nail polishes, a Glitter Sealing Gel and double ended applicator; and Looks De Luxe (£20) contains six iridescent powder eye pigments, a silver Holographic Glitter, Shadowbase eye primer and double ended applicator.  Additional boxes consist of Hot Shades Cool Colours for eyes (£20), Tartans, Plaids and Tweeds box (£20) for eyes; a Lipstick Collection (£25); Nail Art Collection (£25); New Party Queen (£30) for eyes, lips and nails; Rainbow Queen for eyes (£35); and Style Queen (£45).

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