September 23rd, 2015
Dolce & Gabbana has announced the launch of the Sophia Loren No1 Shine Lipstick (£31), a tribute from the brand to Sophia available in the Italian actress’ signature colour. A bright cherry red shade created by the designers with Sophia Loren. The lipstick offers a creamy and subtly scented formula, designed to enhance the deep pigmentation of her lips. The waiting list is now open on dolcegabbanabeauty.com, and the lipstick launched exclusively at Harrods on 21 September.
High Street brand MUA Makeup Academy launches its Skin Define Hydro Collection today. Designed to leave the skin feeling refreshed and hydrated with formulations that combine vitamin E and jojoba. Focusing on the ‘no make-up skin’, products in the line include Primer (£5), with a lightweight gel formula which has a self-repairing system designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, as well as smoothing skin for make-up; Foundation (£4), a fresh and lightweight foundation available in six shades: Deep Fawn, Beige, Natural Beige, Natural Ivory, Ivory Flush and Ivory; and Powder (£3), a lightweight setting powder which is suitable for multiple skin tones, used alone or over foundation to set and remove shine. The brand has also introduced new products to its LUXE Collection: Utopia and Paradise 10 Shade Palettes (£8), offering a number of lustrous pearl shades that can be layered for an intensified look and Metallic Liquid Lipstick (£4), featuring an opaque, metallic gloss formula in eight shades.
Urban Decay has announced a collaboration with singer and fashion entrepreneur Gwen Stefani, set to launch later this year. The brand’s first celebrity designer collaboration, the limited edition capsule collection is a true partnership, whereby Gwen worked closely with Urban Decay to guide every detail of the collection, from the shades and formulations to the packaging. Gwen Stefani explained that “When Urban Decay came to me to collaborate, I immediately thought it was the perfect match. The way they’ve built their company is very similar to my aesthetic and approach. It’s all about creating self-expression, being strong and not being afraid to go outside of the box…I actually used to be a make-up artist… we’ve made and created products that I actually wear every single day”. More details of the collection will be announced in due course.
Rouge Bunny Rouge has created a Naked Disguise Glide Concealer (€35). The luminous liquid formula covers imperfections, dark under eye circles, while doubling as a practical eyeshadow base. The Naked Disguise Glide Concealer provides a light to medium coverage and is particularly even and blendable to prevent cakey appearance and heaviness. The product is available in two shades: Castalia and Melia.
Tanning guru James Read has announced he’ll be launching his new Tantour Sculpting Duo, available from March 2016 (£30). A world’s first, the unique duo features an illuminator and mineral bronzer infused with a hint of self-tan. Suitable for both face and body, the James Read Tantour Sculpting Duo creates an instantly sun-kissed, sculpted finish, developing into long lasting definition. The first to market mineral contour bronzer is designed to deepen over a four hour period, enhancing the contour and leaving a slight depth to skin. The illuminator highlights the skin, creating a sheer luminous glow with a satin pearl finish.
Rimmel London has launched The Only 1 Lipstick (£6.99), providing all day comfort, moisture and long-lasting wear. The new hybrid formula combines the best of moisturising and long-lasting lipsticks and contains a blend of lightweight oil, as well as a fine blend of advanced polymers to enhance skin-adhesion. The Only 1 Lipstick is available in 15 shades, from pinks, mauves, fuchsias, reds, corals/oranges, nudes/browns and burgundy plums. Additionally, to complement the lipstick, there’s five brand new shades of its Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner (£3.99).
Affordable make-up brand W7 has created six new berry lipstick shades for autumn (£4.95). The formula glides on easily and moisturises lips without adding too much shine or inhibiting longevity. Shades include: Berry Nice, Very Berry, Glam Berry, Summer Berry, Blackberry and Berry Kiss.
Elizabeth Arden has unveiled its new Silver Limited Edition Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant (£20). Featuring a new silver design, the product is ideal for use under bold lipsticks for invisible protection, or on its own as a richly hydrating balm.