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July 22nd, 2015

July 22nd, 2015

Pretty Metals from YSL


YSL Beauté launches its Pretty Metal line nationwide on July 29, comprising products for the eyes, lips and nails.  COUTURE KAJAL (£25) is a new kajal crayon that works as a kohl, eyeliner and eyeshadow, available in four shades.  COUTURE BROW (£21) features a buildable formula that can be used to fix, structure and intensify the brows with a subtle 3D gloss effect, in shades Glazed Brown and Ash Blond.  COUTURE PALETTE COLLECTOR (£42.50) in Metal Clash is a limited edition palette for the eyes, featuring shades of gold, burgundy, dark plum and chocolate brown.  ROUGE VOLUPTE SHINE (£22) comes in three new shades: No 34 Rose in Sound, No 35 Fuchsia in Grunge and No 36 Rouge in Rock.  GLOSS VOLUPTE (£22) also has three new limited edition shades, No 51 Rose Lurex, No 52 Violet Sequins and No 53 Rose Strass, while COUTURE METAL MANICURE (£25) is available in two variations, Gold Sequins and Crystal Studs.

A Smooth Affair


jane iredale has announced the launch of the Smooth Affair for Oily Skin Facial Primer and Brightener.  Created to visibly reduce shine, it colour-adjusts to skin, making an ideal canvas for make-up and leaving a smooth, matte finish for an even skin tone.  Formulated with mineral science that nourishes skin, the primer fights blemishes and clogged pores and includes the PoreAway™ technology, which noticeably reduces the appearance of pores.  Available from August, RRP £36.

Ahoy, Sleek!


Sleek MakeUP have released a new limited edition Nautical Collection, which showcases a range of products featuring a selection of bright sea and ocean-inspired shades.  The collection includes: Calm Before the Storm i-Divine palette; Santa Marina, a peach toned Blush by 3 product with two shimmers and one matte shade; and Reddy to Sail, a semi-matte True Colour Lipstick in a coral-red shade.  Available from and Boots and Superdrug stores nationwide.

Besamé launch Sweetheart Glazes


Vintage-inspired beauty brand Besamé have announced the launch of their new Sweetheart Glazes – pigmented lipglosses which can be worn alone or to accentuate lipstick beneath. Using natural flavours in Rose, Tangerine, Cherry and Grape, these lightweight and non-sticky glosses leave a beautiful sheen to the lips. Available from their website and selected retailers.

Crownbrush Palettes


Professional make-up and cosmetic tools brand Crownbrush has announced the launch of a collection of new make-up palettes, available now.  New sets include: 35 Colour Neautral/Nude (£19.99), consisting of a variety of light to dark neutral matte shades;  10 Colour Powder Contour (£16.99), offering a wide range of shades for a variety of skin tones;  35 Colour Smoke It Out (£21.99), featuring a large range of matte and shimmer shadows in bold, bright shades;  12 Colour Powder Blush (£17.99), with matte and shimmer textures across light pinks to bold magenta, neutrals and brown tones;  15 Creme Foundation (£20.99), full coverage, long lasting foundation in an array of shades in a cream to powder formula;  6 Colour Pressed Powder Foundation (£22.99), offering six shades of medium to buildable powder;  and 35 Colour Metal Madness (£22.99), a collection of neutrals, pinks, yellow and green.

Artful Laura Mercier


This month sees the launch of two new palettes from Laura Mercier.  The new Eye Art Palette (pictured above) is available exclusively at Space NK for £45, and features 12 complimentary shades in both shimmer and matte finishes.  Offering both cool and warm tones, the palette includes: Sparkling Dew (sateen), Guava (santeen), African Violet (luster), Plum Smoke (matte), Kir Royal (santeen), Violet Ink (matte), Vanilla Nuts (matte), Primrose (santeen), Fresco (matte), Bamboo (sateen), Truffle (matte) and Expresso Bean (matte).

The new Art of Colour Eye & Cheek Collection (£45) is also launching and will be available exclusively at Selfridges and Brown Thomas, offering a selection of eight eyeshadows and a weightless blush.

Selena campaign is heard by MAC


MAC Cosmetics has announced the launch of a brand new make-up collection in honour of the late Latin singer Selena Quintanilla, to be launched in 2016 after fans back in February petitioned for a Selena collaboration.  Her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican American entertainers of the late 20th century and full details of the new range will be announced in due course.

The brand has also revealed the Cremesheen Pearl collection, available from August nationwide.  The range comprises a range of Lipsticks and Cremesheen Glass products infused with pearlised pigments.  Available in 15 new Asian-inspired shades, Cremesheen Lipstick (£15.50) features shades: Nippon (mid-tone coral pink), Koi Coral (pale peachy nude), Star Magnolia (carnation pink), Little Buddha (peachy pink), Pickled Plum (blue pink), Tokyo Tizzy (yellow orange), Obi Orange (reddish orange), Pretty Boy (pink coral), Dozen Carnations (warm tomato red) and Sweet Sakura (true red with gold pearl).

New Cremesheen Glass (£17.50) are also available in: Pagoda (frosted pink), Double Happiness (frosted light nude), Floating Lotus (frosted soft rose), Richer, Lusher (peach coral) and Partial to Pink (yellow pink).



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By Deborah Murtha

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