January 8th, 2014
Lancôme has announced its spring 2014 make-up collection, French Ballerine. The satin ribbon which features on a ballet dancer’s shoes and leotard can be found restyled in this limited edition collection. The new collection includes: the Doll Eyes Hypnôse Palette (£37) a mirrored palette featuring five satin pinks ranging from sugared almond to smoky mauve; a Gloss In Love Volumiser (£20) which plumps lips with its hot-cold contrast effect created by combining polyols with menthol and a formula enriched with hyaluronic acid; the Vernis In Love Undercoat Colour Booster, (£12.50) Lancôme’s first ever colour-optimising base, an opaque white undercoat, enriched with a calcium extract known for its nail-strengthening properties; a Vernis in Love Rose Satin shade (£12.50); the Hypnôse Ultra Dazzling Colours (£16.50) each, an eye shadow range in two new shades of pink and gold; Khôl Hypnôse Waterproof (£16.50) which amplifies eyes with a creamy texture; and finally the Highlighter Blush, £35, which brings a flush of pink to cheeks in Rose Ballerine.
Trish McEvoy’s limited-edition, Makeup Planner Azure, is a collection of Trish’s essential basics and newest shades, alongside the Power of Brushes Collection Azure. The Makeup Planner (£125) includes: a Petite Makeup Planner Azure case; the Eye Base Essentials Bare; Intense Gel Eye Liner Black; a Pencil Sharpener; Lash Curling Mascara; Instant Eye Lift Shade 1; Petite Makeup Wardrobing Page; Bronzer Golden; Face Shaper Highlight 1; Blush Natural; Translucent Finishing Powder and the new Flawless Lip Color Chic. Also included within the new Makeup Planner is the Beauty Emergency Card for Eyes, which comprises: Deluxe Eye Shadow Soft Peach, Eye Shadows Antique Rose and the new Barely Blue, Glaze Eye Shadows Ballet Pink, Rose Quartz and new Pearl, along with Eye Definers Paris Nights and Arabian Nights. Trish McEvoy’s Power of Brushes collection (£70) is an edit of three multi-function brushes which give a selection of options for the eyes and face. The signature quilted brush case features room for additional brushes and zippers shut to keep tools safely in place.
Bobbi Brown introduces the limited edition Nude Glow Collection, which features four easy-to-use products that can be used to brighten looks. Products include an Eye Palette containing four eye shadows (£35) in a number of textures and finishes that can be used day or night. The Sheer Lip Color has a lightweight formula which contains shea butter, murumuru butter and apricot kernel oils to rejuvenate and nourish. The Sheer Lip colour (£19) is available in Pink Gold, Pink Flush and Pink Rose. The final new addition is the Brightening Finishing Powder (£40) which is presented in a sleek compact featuring six luminous shades that blend together to illuminate skin. Formulated with a skin brightening blend of mulberry, grape, and scutellaria extracts, the formula gives skin a healthy-looking glow and soft texture. This is offered in Porcelain Pearl, Brightening Nudes and Bronze Glow.
EVE LOM launches a new cosmetics collection in February. The radiance-perfecting complexion products additionally act as advanced skincare treatments, using the brand’s BerryFlux Vita formula to minimise fine lines, pores and imperfections. Products within the collection comprise of the Brilliant Cover Concealer SPF15 (£30) with sea fennel to encourage cellular renewal; Light Illusion Concealer (£30) in six shades; 12 hues of Radiance Perfected Tinted Moisturiser SPF15 (£48) with brightening sand lily extract; Radiance Lift Foundation SPF15 (£50) in 15 shades to offer a weightless, matte finish; Natural Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation (£45) containing amethyst, ruby and rose quartz extracts; Golden Radiance Bronzing Powder (£42); Sheer Radiance Translucent Powder (£42); Flawless Radiance Primer (£40); and three Radiance Perfected Brushes to apply concealer, foundation and powder.
MAC has been very busy with a myriad of new launches this month including Huggable Lip Colour, Punk Couture Collection, Masterclass Brush Collection and Magnetic Nudes. Inspired by Asian trends and in a new formula and inspired by Asian trends, Huggable Lipcolour provides a lasting, glossy finish, leaving lips smooth and sculpted, coming in hues that stay bright for up to six hours. A unique gel base allows each shade to smooth effortlessly onto the skin, with a feather-light finish giving immediate moisture. 12 on-trend shades that range from TOUCHÉ light beige to COMMOTION a deep cool plum (£17).
Punk Couture is a collection of ‘in your face’ brights, featuring Eye Shadow x 4 (£30) builds fierce eyes with extreme black, silvered amethyst, nude matte and blackened plum. Also included are Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash (£18), Penultimate Eye Liner (£17) and Eye Kohl (£14). Neon Pigments (£17) instigate a chaos of colour, Retro Matte Lipstick (£15) attracts in true black, midnight violet, fig and oxblood, while Cremesheen Glass shimmers (£17.50) with golden and purple pearl. Magnetic Nudes is a selection of glimmering metallics and natural nudes. Skin is radiant with Extra Dimension Skinfinish (£22), smoky eyes get a metal effect, shaded with vibrant Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (£17), Fluidline (£15) shines with a steely touch, while Opulash (£14) provides a powerful finish. Flushed nudes in Extra Dimension Blush (£22), Lipstick (£15) and Lipglass (£14) are subtle yet sexy, for a look that’s naturally magnetic. Apply with the 128 Split Fibre Cheek and 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brushes (£22.50). Finally the Masterclass Brush Collection is an ultra-modern range of unique brushes that deliver a high level of performance and revolutionises personal make-up application. Ergonomically designed for even and effortless application, lush, silky, synthetic fibres are engineered to expertly pick up and apply product seamlessly. Available in three sizes, Linear 1 (£22.50), Oval 3 (£27) and Oval 6 (£33.50) feature a special grip brush handle designed for absolute control, and a tilted tip that keeps fingers and hands out of the way for ultimate precision.
YSL Beauté has just launched their new spring collection 2014. New products comprise of a Rosy Blush Palette (£42.50) featuring a blush and highlighter using a creamy-powdery texture; and four new shades of Rouge Volupté (£24), a balm to plump and nourish lips in Fuchsia Tourbillon, Corail Jalouse, Rose Neillia and Rose Asarine. Gloss Volupté also launches offering to provide wet-look colour to lips. The Glossy Optimizer contains lightweight, shiny oils and a vinyl polymer to form a fine veil on the lips’ surface and a volumising 3D optical effect, shades include Rose Fusion, Prune Organdi, Rose Orfèvre and Terriblement Fuchsia (£21) which make up the spring 2014 look.