August 5th, 2014
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté introduces the Fusion Foundation
Fusion Foundation from YSL Beaute has a waiting list as long as your arm, combining patented advances in texture, colour and active ingredients. The foundation (£30.50 exclusively from Debenhams) has a liquid-to-pigment formula, the foundation combines sensorial and volatile oils which, upon contact with skin, evaporate away, leaving only a veil of pigment blend. Offering 24 hour coverage, the formula contains pure, milled pigments each with a micro-coating that merges with the surface of the skin, while the actives work to both mattify and hydrate the skin, regardless of heat, humidity, or time of day. The light-weight, buildable coverage foundation delivers SPF 18 and is available in 16 shades across Beige, Rosy Beige and Beige Doré shade categories.
Paul & Joe Beauté Autumn Cinema skin collection
The Autumn Cinema collection from Paul & Joe Beauté, featuring two new products for the face will be available from September. The new Illuminating Touch Pen (£18) comes in three shades (01, 02 and 03) and creates a dewy, fresh finish while moisturising the skin to improve texture and tone. The Moisturising Fluid Foundation (£32) applies like a serum to moisturise skin and mask imperfections. By replacing all water contents with 100% orange flower water, as well as concentrated amounts of moisturisers, the foundation treats skin, providing a glow and lustre. Bright smoothing oil and secret d’or lustre create a powder finish to diffuse reflected light, while minimising the appearance of pores. Shades available include Alabaster (100), Cameo (101), Nude (102), Clear (103), Fresh (201), Toffee (301) and Biscuit (302).
New from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics has introduced three new products to its range (from £10). New Ultimate Concealer is a creamy duo feature a peach and yellow shade that blends to cover and brighten dark circles, while hiding imperfections under and around the eye area. With light perfecting properties, the product contains both vitamins and plant extracts. The peach shade eliminates blue tones in the skin, while the yellow neutralises any purple discolouration. The Luminous Créme Blush in Luxe is a maroon-burgundy shade with a weightless formula that blends on the skin, providing the glow of a cream and a silkiness of a powder. Lip Liner in Pinot is a burgundy shade that pairs well with darker lipstick shades, offering high pigment and conditioning benefits with vitamin E.
Parfums Givenchy to launch Le Rouge-À-Porter collection and relaunches website
Le Rouge-À-Porter from Parfums Givenchy, a new limited edition colour collection of nail and lip products (£25 La Rouge £15.50 Le Vernis). Incorporating the signature shade of Prune, the range includes: Le Rouge Brun Créateur No. 103 and Le Vernis Rose Poudré No. 17; Le Rouge Rose Plumetis No. 207 (vibrant pink) and Le Vernis Rose Satin No. 18 (tea-pink); and the deep plum shades of Le Rouge Framboise Velours No. 315 and Le Vernis Framboise Velours No. 19. In addition, the brand has announced the launch of its new website, an online showcase for the brand’s products. The new website invites visitors to explore the world of Givenchy beauty and discover its complete range of fragrances, make-up and skincare products through a new digital experience, which is also optimised for navigation on tablets. Further sections and features will be added to the website by the end of the year, including a presentation of Givenchy’s history and designers, regularly updated editorial content, interactive modules and personalised diagnosis tools.
Bourjois updates Délice de Poudre Duo and Bronzing Powder
Two new versions of Bourjois’ Délice de Poudre bronzer (£7.99) are on counter this week. The new Délice de Poudre Duo, offering a bronzing powder and highlighter, features a deep chocolate matte shade that provides the face with a natural tan while contouring, while the white chocolate illuminating shade instantly adds highlights to complexions, sculpting facial features. New Délice de Poudre Gold Bronzing Powder is designed for the cheekbones and décolleté, featuring subtle golden highlights and fine golden pearly extracts. Each version has the chocolate fragrance of the original.
Threads & Beauty reveals their Crayon De Sourcil
Crayon De Sourcil is a new semi-permanent mineral brow pencil from Threads & Beauty designed to define, outline and fill in brows. The pencil tip mimics the appearance of tiny hairs to naturally and easily fill in sparse areas. The product is available in three shades including Black, Brown and Coffee Illuminata. Inspired by the brand’s own lash and brow bars, the range also comprises a richly pigmented hair mascara, lashes and eyeliners.
Guerlain to launch Lingerie de Peau Compact Foundation
The Lingerie de Peau Compact Foundation (£41) from Guerlain is the latest foundation launch from the brand. Combining a bare skin effect with a travel-friendly formula, the silky smooth texture offers a subtly powdery finish, while maintaining skin’s moisture levels. Containing Bio-Fusion Micro-Mesh and natural polymers, the foundation achieves a supple and elastic stretch which expands to embrace the contours of the face and ensure radiant coverage.
City Nights Collection from jane iredale
The new City Nights Collection from jane iredale launches in September. For eyes, there’s a trio of matte pearl, shimmery port wine and toasted caramel shadows and gel eyeliners; for lips, a nourishing lipstick and gloss in pigmented shades of plum. The Celebrate Limited Edition Eye Shadow Trio Palette (£35), with three shadows that may be worn alone or together to take any look from natural to dramatic. The Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliners in Purple, a matte deep violet and Green, a shimmery golden olive (£19.95) and are a natural formula free of chemicals and irritants. For the lips there’s PureMoist Lipstick in Katerina (£19), its vivid pigments blend with nourishing natural oils and superfruit extracts whereas the PureGloss Lip Gloss in Kir Royale (£19.95), a shimmery red plum that delivers a sheer tint of colour and an ultra-glossy finish without feeling tacky.