October 26th, 2014
Rimmel London launches Royal Plush Christmas Collection
Rimmel’s Royal Plush Christmas Collection (£3.99 – £6.49) is the new launch for lips, nails and eyes comprising: Apocalips Matte Lip Velvet in Burning Lava (crimson pink); Salon Pro Nail Colour with Lycra by Kate in the shade Mars (berry red); Glitter Bomb Top Coat in shade Disco Diva; Brow This Way Kit with wax, powder and wand applicator in two shades; Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Earl Grey and In The Nude; Glam’Eyes HD 5-Pan in Brixton Brown; and Extra 3D Lash Mascara in Extreme Black.
Zoeva Think Pink
Zoeva have unveiled their Pink Elements brush collections. With passionate pink and gunmetal grey handles, uniting femininity and masculine chic in a new brush design, their Pink Elements brush collections are designed to celebrate women who dare to run the world. Available in either the Classic Set or the Complete Eye Set (both £55), both collections offer excellent versatility and fantastic value for money.
Benefit Cosmetics to launch Bling Brow service & kit
The Limited Edition Bling Brow Kit (£19.50) is the new brow launch from Benefit that allows you to customise eyebrows with crystals. The brand’s Brow Bars and boutiques will also offer three distinct design servicesincluding: Touch of Bling, a set of Swarovski crystals that can go beneath one or both eyebrows; Over the Top Bling, featuring a studded set of Swarovski crystals that float above both brows; and Big Time Bling, full on jewels situated on the eyebrows. Crystals are available in a range of colours including rose gold, greige, light silk, crystal, smoked topaz, green multi-colour, light pink and pink multi-colour. Also launching is the limited edition Bling Brow Kit (pictured above), to recreate looks at home.
Budget retailer Poundland launches make-up collection
Poundland has announced the launch of Make Up Gallery, a new and exclusive collection of make-up. The gallery will offer an array of products, from foundation and concealer to suit a variety of skin tones, to eye make-up and lipsticks. Of the 100 strong range, key products include: Long lasting foundation with UVA/UVB filters, Volumising and Lengthening Mascara with conditioning formula, Quick Dry Nail Polish, Sheer Lip Gloss with moisturiser and Pressed Powder with vitamin E. Initially, the range will be available across 480 stores nationwide, developing over time to reflect trends and seasonal changes, while still keeping essential everyday items, all priced at £1.
Illamasqua announces winners of 2014 Distinction in Make-up Artistry
Illamasqua has announced the winners of its 2014 Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards featured on Warpaint last week. The awards celebrate undiscovered talent and give aspiring make-up artists and beauty enthusiasts the chance to showcase their work in front of industry professionals. The awards feature three main categories encompassing all levels of experience: Working Professional Make-Up Artist, Make-Up Student and Non-Professional. Entrants endured a three step process of an initial photographic application, live competition and public vote. Judges included Illamasqua Creative Director Alex Box, Illamasqua founder Julian Kynaston and Head of Illamasqua Professional Development, Spob O’Brien. Jemma Grace from London was awarded in the Professional Category and Klaire de Lys from Reading won the award for Non-Professional, while Lea Toussaint from Paris took home the award for the Student category. In addition, Minx Hafon from Melbourne, Australia was awarded in the Illamasqua Team category.
Japonesque reveals limited edition Christmas collection
Japonesque launches its limited edition Christmas collection (£22 – £39) next month, comprising two new products. Exclusive to John Lewis, the new Best Sellers Kitcontains: Velvet Touch Finishing Powder, a universal shade of pressed powder; Pro Performance Lipstick, a creamy and velvety texture in shade 02; and Velvet Touch Blush, a refined powder formula in shade 03. Also available is the Velvet Touch Brush Set, which features four brushes with synthetic fibres, including Powder, Fluffy Shadow, Crease and Lip brushes.
Tilda Swinton unveiled as the new face of NARS Cosmetics
Scottish actress Tilda Swinton is the new face of NARS for the spring 2015 campaigns which features the actress in a series of four portraits photographed by founder and creative director François Nars. Additional information regarding the spring 2015 launches will be released in the coming months.
Sleek MakeUP launches Gold collection for AW14
The Gold Collection is Sleek MakeUP’s launch for AW14. The collection features the i-Divine Eye & Cheek Palettes in Dancing Til Dusk and See You At Midnight, both featuring shades from the brand’s i-Divine palette, as well as two blushers. Also featured in the collection is the Precious Metals Highlighting Palette, a versatile face and body highlighting palette that complements all skin tones. The palette comprises three velvet cream formulas and one powder to add a healthy glow and luminous polish to the skin. Shades are accompanied by a powder brush and compact mirror. (£9.99)
Too Faced Cosmetics introduces Christmas gifts
The Too Faced Christmas gift collection has been revealed, pried £32 – £48. Beauty Wishes & Sweet Treats tin comprises a palette that contains three exclusive eye shadows taken from the best-selling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection, Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer and a preview of a deluxe version of the brand’s La Créme Gloss in Naked Dolly (officially launching in Spring 2015). Everything Nice is an all-in-one festive make-up palette that features 20 pigment shadows, two bronzers and blushers, three mini gold glitter make-up brushes, Better Than Sex Mascara and a limited edition pink glitter zip bag. Also available is Under the Mistletoe, comprising three shimmer versions of Too Faced’s Naked Dolly, Marshmallow Baby and Spice Spice Baby Colour Drenched Lip Crèmes. Products come in a glitter bag.
BD Barbara Daly Make-Up relaunches as BD Trade Secrets
BD Barbara Daly Make-Up at Tesco has announced its relaunch as BD Trade Secrets, featuring new packaging and formulations. The whole make-up collection has been redesigned, while still upholding an affordable price tag(£3.99 – £9.99). BD launched in 1998 by make-up artist Barbara Daly; while now Abby Ireland, prestige make-up artist, has worked with Tesco to develop new and improved products that have been created in Paris and Milan. Key products include: Luminescence Silk Primer, Vital Skin Long Wear Foundation, Dream Shine Highlighter; Va Va Boom Volumising Mascara; Intense Eyes Eyeliner Pen; Light Effect Concealer Pen, Velvet Cream Lipstick; Velvet Cream Cheek Colour; Pure Matte Lip Melts; and Finishing Powder.
Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows from Max Factor
The new Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows (£7.99) features a 3D silicone gel formula, which holds high-impact metallic colour pigments in place for up to 12 hours. The eyeshadows are available in six shades including: Crystal, Pink Opal, Onyx, Pearl, Copper and Bronze. In addition, the brand will launch three new shades of Excess Intensity Longwear Eyeliners in January 2015. Shades include Excessive Violet, Excessive Jade and Excessive Cobalt.
New Tangle Angel brushes from Richard Ward
Professional detangling brush brand Tangle Angel created by hairdresser Richard Ward has created two new brushes for the collection. Tangle Angel Xtreme (£18.95) features longer, denser bristles and extra large head, making it ideal for longer hair. The brush features antibacterial additives embedded in the plastic, as well as anti static properties to prevent static and flyaway hair. Available in Soft Touch Black with either Neon Pink, Neon Turquoise or Black bristles, the brush is heat resistant, remaining shape when used with high temperatures generated by hairdryers.
Collection Plumes Précieuses de Chanel, is the Christmas 2014 make-up collection (£18 – £47). Camélia de Plumes, exclusive to the collection, is a light and refined illuminating powder with shimmers blended in a platinum shade; for the eyes, the collection includes Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit, an eyeshadow palette comprising warm and cold tones of grey, purple and black; Stylo Yeux Waterproof or Blanc, an illuminating eye liner; Illusion D’Ombre Envol, a long-lasting cream eyeshadow in a peach shade; and Inimitable Intense Essential Noir, a mascara that enhances lashes to extend, plump and curl. For lips, products include: Rouge Allure Velvet in shade La Flamboyante (a fiery red) and RougeAllure in Volage (peachy pink). Also in the collection is Joues Contraste, a soft and natural peach tone powder blush with silver pearl; and Le Vernis Phénix nail polish to match the La Flamboyante red lipstick.
Urban Decay Holiday make-up collection
The Holiday make-up collection from Urban Decay (£22 – £42) has a plethora of new colours and products beginning with the Vice3 eye shadow palette, comprising 20 never seen before shades. The palette is sleeker than previous Vice versions, with every shade of shadow comprising a metallic finish. The product also includes A Vice3 bag, plus exclusive shadow and crease brushes. The new Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body contains a lightweight, baked powder that features light-reflecting particles to create a luminous, radiant look. Available in two shades including Luminous (champagne shimmer) and Aura (soft pink shimmer), there’s a handy mirror and brush housed in a compartment underneath the powder. Also in the collection is the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set, comprising 10 eye pencils: one full-size and nine travel-size, and a Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener; as well as the 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil Set, each containing a black shade and a colourful shade. Completing the collection is Shadow Box, featuring 12 shadows, from pale to deep and matte to sparkly shades.