April 16th, 2014
Face Lace create new brow adornments
Face Lace, the decorative brand created by Make-up Artist Phyllis Cohen, has launched new Mirror Finish Brows and Brow Laces. Phyllis creates the collections in her London studio, and this collection is inspired by runway looks of spring/summer 2014. Both products attach to the brows with gentle, long-wear adhesive. The Mirror Finish Brows will be available from late April and Brow Laces from June (£4.95).
Clarins Colours of Brazil line launches in time for Rio
Clarins ‘Colours of Brazil’ collection will be available from May. Inspired by the rich bronze and gold hues of Brazil’s sandy beaches and bright blues and corals to mirror the colours of the sea, the four piece collection uses shades and textures to illuminate the skin. The line features the limited edition Summer Bronzing Compact (£30) which gives luminosity to the complexion; limited edition Lip Balm Crayon (£18) in My Pink, Creamy Pink, Tender Coral, Sweet Cherry, Delicious Plum, and Soft Coffee; limited edition Colours of Brazil Quartet & Eye Liner Palette (£32), four wet and dry eyeshadows in matte and satin shades; and Truly Waterproof Mascara (£21).
The new Summer 2014 Colour Collection from NARS features an array of neons and icy hues. The range has been designed and photographed by Founder and Creative Director François Nars, featuring model Toni Garrn as the face of the campaign. The line consists of the Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow (neon lemon lime and icy lavender) and Lost Coast Duo Eyeshadow (golden pewter and lilac snow) £25; Malacca Single Eyeshadow (iridescent peacock) £18; Iraklion Soft Touch Shadow Pencil (rose quartz) £18.50; Baalbek Eye Paint (bronze) £18.50; Hot Sand Illuminator (peach champagne) £22.50; Libertango Nail Polish (geranium) £15; and Lipgloss in Turkish Delight (pink sherbet), Orgasm (peachy pink), Wonder (mandarin orange), Salamanca (pink flamingo) and Priscilla (shocking pink) £19.50.
YSL Beauté harnesses Summer with their 2014 look
Summer Look 2014 from YSL Beauté, inspired by the vibrant blue hues and gold tones of sunshine summers. The line features the new Bleus Lumiere Palette containing five shades (three aquatic blues, pink and hot coral) at £39; Dessin Du Regard Waterproof eyeliner in No.12 Bleu Lumiere (icy blue) and No.13 Bleu Egee (dark blue) at £19.50; and La Laque Couture in limited edition shades No.50 Bleu Celadon (vibrant blue) and No.51 Bleu Cyclades (deep blue), priced at £18.50.
Created by Alex Box, Illamasqua’s cutting edge Creative Director, this collection of lip colours and blushers has its heart in the 1980’s, just as colour turned bright and bold. These three new shades of Matte Lip Liquid (£18.50) are all long-lasting and highly pigmented. ‘Surrender’, a warm pink, ‘Exotic’, a vivid orange, and ‘Forbidden’, a sensual pink, give a comfortable matte finish without dryness. The new Velvet Blushers in ‘Sleek’, a dusty coral and ‘Peaked’, a dusky rose (£18), have a lightweight cream texture that sets to a soft powder matte.
Clinique Mascara and CC Compact
Clinique is hoping you’ll fall in love at first flutter with their new Lash Power Feathering Mascara (£18) available in Black Onyx and Dark Chocolate. Featuring an advanced formula and new brush design it’s been created to build full lashes without clumping or smudging. The Mascara itself has been developed with technology from humid Asian environments and is resistant to tears, rain, sweat, pool water, sea and humidity but is still easily removed with warm water. Also launched is Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC Compact Hydrating Colour Corrector SPF 25 (£30). This one step compact product delivers moisture and sun protection along with complexion correcting abilities.
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron and Let Them Eat Cake
Poppy King, The Lipstick Queen, has created an unusual lip product in the shape of Oxymoron – a matte gloss (£22). The formulation feels like a gloss but appears matte. This lip-cheek rouge doesn’t dry, applies fluidly, yet dries to a matte finish, giving lips and cheeks a subtle fullness. Available in four shades: ‘Honest Politican’, a pinky brown; ‘Free Ride’, a pretty peach; ‘Minor Crisis’, a rosy pink and ‘Open Secret’, a pop pink. Also new for next month is Let Them Eat Cake (£35). Created by Poppy with Marie Antoinette’s famous quote in her head, this is a lavender lipstick shot with rose gold sparkle, designed to suit any skintone.