October 15th, 2013
Shu Uemura’s 2013 holiday collection features artwork from Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and the design for the19-piece collection is inspired by Murakami’s upcoming anime series called 6HP (Six Heart Princess). Included are: skin refining anti-dullness cleansing oil (£59), a mini brush set (£60), TSUYA skin UV under base youthful radiance mousse (£29), soft gel eye pencil (£20), two sets of false lashes (£50) and a silky lip and cheek tint (£20) in five festive colours. Three palettes: eye and cheek, heart-full pink and enchanted black (£60 each) complete the offering which will be available exclusively at Selfridges from 13th October and will launch nationwide in November.
New Double Wear Stay-in-Place High Cover Concealer SPF 35 (£21) immediately covers dark circles for a refreshed appearance. Providing 12 hours of wear and maximum coverage, this product helps even skintone, hide scars, camouflage blemishes, erase dark spots and diminish the appearance of tattoos, while the emollient base with added Jojoba provides a smooth finish and comfortable wear. The formula is enriched with anti-oxidant Vitamins C and E, spherical optics provide instant light diffusion to blur and minimises the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and with nine shades to choose from, this is suitable for every skin tone.
The Deluxe Signature Kit (£143) from TEMPTU is the ultimate collection of beauty tools. With 12 foundations to choose from along with six highlighters, nine blushes and eight concealers, this kit can be customised to suit you. Included are the breakthrough AIRbrush Makeup System 2.0 and your choice of AIRpod Foundation, AIRpod Blush, AIRpod Highlighter, AIRpod Bronzer, and Undereye Concealer. Simplicity itself to use, the system delivers sheer, buildable coverage and makes creating the perfect Red Carpet look effortless.
The Capture the Light collection can be used as stand-alone skin perfector or alongside the Vita Liberata tanning range to truly accentuate a natural bronze tan. The collection is available in 5 shades: Translucent Rose, Gold, Buttermilk, Latte light and Latte, meaning that there is a colour to suit all skin tones. Containing SPF 25, these illuminating skin finishers are the ultimate beauty essential for all skin types, taking you from am to pm in style. All products are available in 30ml for £29.95 from vitaliberata.co.uk and Debenhams.
Lancôme lipstick heaven
L’Absolu Velours Matte Effect from Lancôme offers the richness and application of a gloss, with the coverage and hold of a lipstick. The applicator is designed to coat the lower lip, while defining the top lip contour. Velvet gel and matte powders combine for a unique luminous effect and vibrant colour. L’Absolu Velours contain six times more pigments than a traditional gloss and is available in nine easy to apply shades. The collection is available now, priced at £20 each.
New to the UK at the beginning of the year, this month Zao launch an extensive range of natural and organic make-up for notonthehighstreet.com. The only make-up brand to use sustainable bamboo in both its packaging and formulations, Zao uses 100% natural, organic and fair trade ingredients. The range for notonthehighstreet.com includes liquid and powder foundations and bronzers suitable for all skin tones. Pencils and eye shadows developed for both cheeks and lips come in varying shades of creams and browns allowing for the creation of a natural look.
From stoking fillers to something extra special, Mary Kay has Christmas gifts for every budget. The satin lips set (£19) includes Satin Lips Balm and Satin Lips Mask to buff away dry winter skin and then moisturise to keep lips soft. The Pout Perfection set (£35) includes Timewise Age-Fighting Lip Primer, Mary Kay Lip Liner in Plum and Mary Kay Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss in Berry Dazzle. The Smokey eye set (£44) includes mineral Eye Colours: Coal, Silver Satin and Crystalline. The Prime time collection (£40) includes Foundation Primer, TimeWise Age Fighting Lip Primer and Lash Primer.