April 3rd, 2014
New Cosmetic Brand Launches
A new affordable brand of make-up will be hitting the high street soon, in the form of Makeup Revolution. Comparable to the likes of brands such as MUA and Sleek, with the quality of products belaying their tiny price tags, Makeup Revolution offers a comprehensive range of over 300 products, covering all aspects of the face, prices start (almost unbelievably) from as little as £1.
Available online, the products will be available from www.superdrug.com from 9th April, and will be stocked in-store later in the summer.
Chiselled cheeks from NARS
NARS introduces the ultimate make-up essential for perfectly defined cheekbones in the form of their new Contour Blushes (£30). Not blusher as you’d know it, but rather a duo that features a deeper shade to enhance definition and a lighter shade to illuminate the highpoints of the face. Perfectly formed, the duo has more of the contour product, a great idea from NARS as most MUAs tend to use more of this on the face than highlighter in general. Available in three colourways to suit all skintones, apply the deeper shade to the hollows of the cheek and along the hairline, then sweep the light shade across the cheekbone toward the temple to soften and highlight. We love Olympia, an Ivory/Rose shade. Lightweight and smooth, the formula creates the most beautiful visual depth and dimension in a single swipe. It’s available from Selfridges in an exclusive preview from 1st April, and nationwide at www.narscosmetics.co.uk from 15th April.
MAC announces Patentpolish Lip Pencils
Finally entering the lip pencil arena is MAC, with its new Patentpolish Lip Pencils ($20). A round-tipped twist-up lip pencil keeps things tidy and super simple to apply the bright and glossy colours. The Pencils come in 12 shades, ranging from Innocent (natural nude-beige) to Sultana, a vampy dark grape. The unique blend of creamy emollients keeps lips soft with the smooth, rich texture, without being sticky or heavy. Available from the 3rd April in the States, we’re hoping for a UK release soon. Watch this space.
Brush up with Sleek Eyebrow Stylist
The new Eyebrow Stylist from Sleek (£5.99) makes creating the perfect eyebrow a simple and quick two-step process. The double-ended product contains a twist-up pencil to fill in sparse areas, and handy spoolie end to sculpt the brow into the desired shape. The slanted tip of the pencil allows for both precision and quick, broader strokes. The matte, creamy formula applies easily, without tugging at the skin or being too waxy. Available now in three shades: Light, Medium and Dark from Boots and Superdrug.
bareMinerals evolve Prime Time
This month sees the launch of bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer Cream Daily Defence SPF 30 (£23). Available in two shades from April (Light/Medium) and two more arriving in September (Fair/Tan), the brand has taken its best-selling Prime Time Primer and adjusted the formula to provide new benefits. By introducing a triple-action, all-in-one tinted formula, the primer diminishes the appearance of any discolouration or imperfections, while also providing sun protection and an award-winning primed base.
Hydrating Lip Balms join the Tint club at Benefit
Benefit has added another formula to its ever-popular range of lip and cheek products, beginning with the iconic Benetint. The new Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms (£14.50) are available in four colours, to match the corresponding lip and cheek tint (£24.50) – Benebalm (rose hue), Lolibalm (candy-orchid), Chachabalm (mango hue) and Posiebalm (poppy pink). Smoothing and conditioning with rich mango butter, the balms provide a hit of moisture which delivering a hint of colour.