April 15th, 2015
Christopher Kane Collection from NARS is revealed
NARS Cosmetics has revealed the details of NEONEUTRAL, its collaborative collection with fashion designer Christopher Kane. The limited edition range features a selection of shades and formulas inspired by the nature of neon and the nude shades that compliment them. Products include: Outer Limits Single Eyeshadow in Iridescent Rose Gold; Parallel Universe Duo Eyeshadow, comprising shades Iridescent Pink Lilac and Soft Iridescent Violet; Starscape Blush in Neon Pink; Silent Nude Blush in Soft Beige; Violet Atom Illuminating Multiple in Sheer Iridescent Violet; Mezmer Lip Gloss in Sheer Neon Pink; Nebulous Lip Gloss in Neon Coral; Nucleus Lip Gloss in Seashell Pink; Glow Pink Lip Gloss in Sheer Fuchsia; and Quantum Illuminating Multiple in Sheer Iridescent Magenta) (£18-£29)
Urban Decay unveils new collection for summer
Urban Decay has announced the launch of a new collection for summer. The new Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush is a blendable, finely milled formula that applies sheer and provides long wearing colour that is infused with light-diffusing pigments. A range of shades are available, which include a selection of neutrals and brights in matte and shimmer finishes. There’s a new selection of colours across its Eyeshadow, including a range of duotones that feature the Pigment Infusion System. The velvety suede-like formula is smooth, providing strong colour pay off with no sparkle fall out. Colours include: Dive Bar (medium blue with purple), Sideline (gold with green), Fireball (peach with pink), Lounge (brick red with green), Backfire (burgundy with purple), Tonic (lilac with blue), Beware (brown matte) and Riff (brown nude matte with sparkle). The new Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil is a lip primer in pencil form, offering a clear, thick-barrelled formula that holds lip colour in place by preventing feathering, while correcting mistakes. The Revolution High-Color Lipgloss provides high-coverage, pigmented colour available in 14 shades in both cream and sparkle textures. The formula contains Hilurlip, which defines and hydrates lips while making them appear plumper and fuller. (£14-£19)
Lancôme launches Shine Lover & French Paradise collections
Lancôme has unveiled the French Paradise make up collection which includes a new cream blush collection available in colours such as Corail Alizé (coral), Brise Rosée (pink) and Rouge Mistral (red). Created with a new oil-free powder formula which is non-greasy and non-sticky, it provides a featherweight effect on the skin adding vibrant colour to the cheek bone. Additionally, the brand will launch Shine Lover, a new range of long lasting moisturising lipsticks. Lancôme Laboratories studied the skin tones of women to reveal that all it takes to obtain that healthy, radiant glow, which compliments the entire complexion, is to enhance lip’s natural colour by one tone. And so, Shine Lover was born. Containing hyaluronic acid, rose bush oil and a protective gel to create a protective barrier against external aggressors while maintaining hydration at the heart of lips, there are 21 shades available. French Paradise (£23), Shine Lover (£21)
Blink Brow Bar to launch Brow Highlighter
Blink Brow Bar has created a new Brow Highlighter, which is easy to use thanks to its pen-like shape. The Brow Highlighter contains an integrated sharpener to keep the tip honed and ensure precision. With its ultra light, soft and creamy texture and iinstant lifting and brightening effect, its aailable in Pearly White which suits all skin tones and insures a natural look with no glazing effect. It is also non-sticky, smudge-proof and water-proof. (£16)
Clinique reveals collaboration with Tavi Gevinson
Clinique has developed a 360 print, digital and social campaign with Tavi Gevinson, the founder and editor-in-chief of US-based title Rookie, that will be launching globally in July 2015, with further names to be announced. The campaign will serve to spark a dialogue with women around the world. The full campaign will be announced in July.
KISS Cosmetics announces launch
KISS Cosmetics is a new UK-based beauty brand founded by Danielle Fenwick, which will initially be focusing on quality lip products. The KISS lip shades have been carefully selected to complement all skin tones. Launching with its first product on 20 April, the brand’s line of affordable and cruelty free lipsticks utilise nourishing formulations with highly pigmented colour.
Revlon unveils SS15 launches
Revlon has announced the launch of its Ultra HD Lipstick, which is available in 14 shades. Providing a smooth and long-lasting colour, the new technology of the clear base formula in the lipstick provides a weightless feel and even application. Each lipstick features a scent of vanilla and mango. Additionally, the brand has unveiled The Sahara Escape Collection for SS15, created by Gucci Westman. The range includes: Matte Highlighting Palette in Desert Bronze; Nail Enamel in Privileged (pale pink); ColorStay 16hr Eye Shadow Palette in Surreal, consisting of four velvety shades that provide rich, all-round colour; ColorStay Eyeliner in Black Brown; Bold Lacquer Lacquer Mascara; and ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Demure (pale pink). (£7.99)
Estée Lauder unveils new UK digital flagship and The Estée Edit
Estée Lauder has announced the launch of its new UK digital flagship, esteelauder.co.uk, an intuitive site that combines new design with innovative technology to build an interactive beauty community. The site aims to more deeply engage women in the brand’s ethos and beauty conversation with enhanced product commerce pages, buyable editorial content and social media feeds, customised product recommendations and multi-media ratings and reviews. Key highlights of the site include: a beauty feed, that delivers tailored product and content recommendations, as well as exclusive offers based on a users’ interests; The Foundation Finder, product comparison tools and regime suggestions; virtual beauty advisors; user-generated beauty feeds and brand hash-tags; and The Estée Edit, which showcases editorial content that can be purchased, which combines stories about the brand’s heritage and articles focussed on beauty and lifestyle topics. In addition, a new mobile platform streamlines the purchase experience for women on the go and offers call-to-order functionality.
Bourjois to launch limited edition 1 Seconde Mascara
Bourjois has announced the launch of a new limited edition design of its 1 Seconde Mascara for SS15. Taking inspiration from the 70s and as seen on the SS15 catwalks, 1 Seconde Mascara now takes on a floral print design in lime and coral colour palettes. The brush featured wraparound, spherical bristles for volume, while the formula lasts up to 16 hours and is easy to remove. The limited edition design will be available until the end of July, or until stocks last. (£9.99)
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics launches Long Wear Collection
Bobbi Brown has announced the launch of its Long Wear Collection. The new Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil is retractable and offers ultra definition and 16-hour wear. A combination of waxes and emollients provide a unique creamy texture that melts into the skin without tugging or feeling dry. The attached spooly brush softens the colour for a more natural look, while ensuring hairs are well combed. Shades include: Blonde, Mahogany, Grey, Wheat, Expresso, Taupe, Saddle and Rich Brown. Additionally, the portable Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick is now available in eight new shades and offers a unique blend of oils, waxes and film formers to provide a water resistant formula with eight hour wear. Shades include: Pink Sparkle, Heather Steel, Rich Caviar, Taupe, Dusty Mauve, Goldstone and Soft Peach. (£20-£29.50)
Also launching for Summer is the Sandy Nudes Collection. Inspired by shades and textures of sand, the collection includes everything needed to create a warm-weather glow. The new range includes: Face Mist, a versatile skin-moisturising spray that instantly refreshes skin with vitamin and botanical extracts; Limited Edition Shimmering Sands Eye Palette, featuring 12 shadows of shimmering nudes and golden browns; Limited Edition Face & Body Bronzing Duos in new shades: Telluride Illuminating Bronzing Powder with Elvis Duran Bronzing Powder and Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder and Golden Light Bronzing Powder; Bronzer Brush, to provide a smooth bronzing application; Lip Colour in Shimmer Finish, a lightweight and moisturising formula that leaves a thin veil of light-reflecting colour in shades Pink Gold Shimmer, Beige Gold Shimmer and Brown Shimmer; Lipgloss in Almost Nude; High Shimmer Gloss in Bare Sparkle; and new Limited Edition Nail Polishes in Nude and Naked (pale pink). (£11-£52)