November 27th, 2013
With flowers the overriding influence, Paul & Joe’s heady Spring 2014 Collection is a breath of fresh Spring air. Available from January 2014 the pretty compacts, lipsticks, eye trios and silky smooth foundations encapsulate the S/S make up trendy of pink and ice cream shades. Cheeks, Lips and compacts are named after flowers: Dahlia, Azalea or Amaryllis blush, Poppy, Peony or Rosebud lips, it’s enough for you to want to spend ‘April in Paris’ the name of our fave eyeshadow trio.
MyShowcase, the brand which offers a new way to discover and buy beauty, is popping up on 3rd December for one week at 10A Blandford Street, London W1. As well as discovering beauty products, there will be special guests, flash promotions and the chance to win beauty treats. MyShowcase was created by Kate Shapland (Telegraph beauty editor) and Nancy Cruickshank (entrepreneur and creator of Handbag.com) to bring something different to the world of beauty shopping. Described by Nancy as ‘Avon meets Space NK’, the MyShowcase brand portfolio has been curated using Kate Shapland’s beauty knowledge and features over 700 products from 24 independent beauty brands.
Urban Decay has announced the introduction of its brand new Naked 3 palette. With 12 new shades available, the palette offers ultra-smooth matte, pearl and glimmering metallic finishes in warm, rosy-gold tones. It comes in an art-school-inspired tin case, with each eyeshadow featuring the Pigment Infusion System, a blend of ingredients that gives every shade a velvety texture, rich colour, staying power and blendability. The new palette also includes a new double-ended Good Karma Shadow and Blending Brush and an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler. The new Naked 3 palette, £37, is available from 16 December.
Pixi has unveiled its S/S14 product collection. The new range comprises H2O Skintint in three shades, shea butter lip balm in six different hues, three variants of hydrating tint stick, three mesmerizing mineral palettes, natural brow duo colour extensions, an endless silky eye pen, a tropical nail collection and Purse Pixi, a collection of travel sizes of the brand’s best-selling products.
French beauty brand Yves Rocher has unveiled Youthful Glow Foundation, introducing smoothing pearls wrapped in rose extracts to its formula, with the power of optical correction for a youthful effect. The pearls allow a better match with the skin and do not accentuate fine lines, reflecting light more evenly. The smoothing texture instantly reduces signs of ageing for optimal coverage, while the creamy fluid melts with the skin to restore the complexion’s glow and gives a satiny matte finish. The fine texture of the Youthful Glow Foundation moisturises skin for a feeling of comfort throughout the day. New Youthful Glow Foundation will be available online from available online from December, £27.
Barry M’s A/W ‘13 collection include Barry M Palettes. These eye and cheek palettes complete with 6 eyeshadow shades that complement each other, a blusher, a large mirror and two brushes, these palettes will become a go-to for eye and cheek colour (£6.49). The Glamour Puss palette is limited edition (purple). The brand is also releasing of the Flawless Matte Foundation, available in Ivory, Nude, Beige, Sand and Tan, this new foundation boasts an oil-free formula that contains silky moisturisers and skin healing properties. Blendable and extremely hydrating, you will be left with the flawless matte complexion that is on-trend this season (£5.99). The best-selling mascara Lash Vegas is also back in a new waterproof formula (£6.59)
Zao Makeup’s Compact Powder has won Best Organic Makeup Base in the Janey Lee Platinum Awards 2013, a year after launching into the UK market and following huge success across Europe. Each year after months of experts, testers and consumers scrutinise hundreds of entrees the natural health and beauty guru, Janey Lee Grace selects a handful of products that she elects to be the best of the best as being an outstanding example of quality and excellence in natural health & beauty. Janey Lee Grace is known to over 7 million listeners daily via BBC Radio 2, author of the Amazon bestselling book Imperfectly Natural Woman and has been voted the number one personality in the 2013 Natural Beauty Yearbook.
Zao’s award winning 100% natural Compact Powder, (£20.99) sets, mattifies and balances the complexion for a smooth and silky finish. The beautifully scented powder comes in five shades from Ivory, Beige Orange, Brown Beige, Cappuccino and Milk Chocolate.