October 19th, 2015
Arctic Beauty is the new glamour collection by ARTDECO and was inspired by the iridescent spectrum of hues found within the Arctic’s ice crystals, auroras and glacial landscapes. These shimmering colours have inspired a beautiful palette of rose, mauve, silver and gold. The hero product in the collection is the Arctic Beauty Dust (£22.30), a glitter powder in a vintage inspired glass bottle. Also in the Collection: The Glam Stars Liquid Eyeliners (£7.60) in silvered teak and platinium have glitter particles embedded into a transparent gel texture, to provide a glamorous and glossy finish. The platinum coloured Sparkling Lash Drops (£11.20) provide that finishing touch to your party look. The transparent texture with micro fine silver particles spreads easily, dries quickly and leaves a lightweight and long-lasting glitter effect. This gel can be applied directly to lashes or be used as a top coat over eyebrows, eyelids, cheeks and neckline. The perfume-free Glam Vintage Shimmer Cream (£7.40) in Starlight Rosé lends a subtle sheen to the eyes, cheeks and décolleté. The creamy texture of the Perfect Colour Lipsticks (£9.70) nourishes the skin with a combination of waxes and oils and leaves a shimmering accent. Available in cool orchid, cool peach and cool coral. Gluten and mineral oil free, the Glam Stars Lip Glosses (£12.20) make lips shimmer and shine. The pleasantly scented gloss with flock applicator provides full, even gleaming lips with high durability and optimal opacity. Available glam frozen orchid, glam frozen rose and glam frozen flower. The Arctic Beauty Blush (£22.30) offers the perfect combination of three delicate shades with a light shimmer. Mineral sericite provides a delicately light feeling on the skin and is Lanolin, mineral oil, paraben and perfume-free. The Arctic Beauty Highlighter (£22.30) combines a highlighter and an eyeshadow powder in one. Light-reflecting pigments and fine pearl texture ensure high colour brilliance and a precious shimmer.
L’Oreal latest innovation in base products is True Match Genius, a new smart compact that combines foundation, concealer, primer and powder. A quick and easy 4-in-1 foundation that transforms its texture to combine a cream base, mineral pigments, a velvet finish powder and a liquid-like foundation to create a seamless foundation that blends perfectly into the skin. True Match Genius ensures a perfect result in any situation: for a touch-up, as a concealer for covering blemishes, as an under-eye circle concealer to brighten up the eye area or used all over the face for a flawless complexion. True Match Genius (£12.99) comes in six shades; Linen, Rose Vanilla, Golden Beige, Rose Beige and Sand. True Match Foundation (£9.99) has been newly formulated and is now is available in 21 shades. Also available is the True Match Blush (£7.99) which comes in pink, apricot and honey hues to match every skin tone – warm, cool or neutral. True Match Powder (£8.99) is blendable creamy texture powder with the addition of mineral pigments. It helps improve the look and feel of the skin and match texture and tone. True Match Powder mattifies, evens skin tone and hides imperfections, whilst remaining almost imperceptible. The True Match Concealer (£5.99) has a high concentration of pigments and unique selection of light oils and powders and offers complete coverage that matches skin’s colour and texture. The True Match Touche Magique (£8.19) is a highlighting wand that instantly re-juvinates, perfects and illuminates the eye contour area to leave eyes looking radiant for up to 8 hours. True Match Minerals (£14.99) is formulated with skin-friendly mineral ingredients that are finely ground and purified before being processed, this innovative mineral powder composition reduces the appearance of imperfections for flawless coverage that’s gentle on skin. The mineral pigments also help protect skin from the sun’s rays as they act as a UV filter.
Illamasqua has unveiled their Equinox collection, created to signify a desert at night, engulfed by the starry skies and the constellations of the universe. Harnessing broken golds, lustrous pigments and deep burnished hues, the collection includes: Broken Gold (£18.50), a liquid gold formula designed for creating metallic accents on the eyes; Celestial Palette (£34), a combination of four pigmented cream to powder eye shadows, made up of two satin finishes: Quell (champagne shimmer) and Solace (burnished grey), and two lustrous textures: Jubilance (warm copper) and Orb (iridescent barely black); False Eye Lashes in No. 27 (£12.50), for adding subtle volume and length; Glamore Lipstick in Vega (£19.50), a colour intense, deep claret red lipstick enriched with vitamin E.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has announced that its original matte liquid lipsticks have relaunched and are now available in the newly included doe-foot applicator, needed for opaque coverage. The lipsticks (£11.50), available at love-makeup.co.uk, can now be worn matte as intended or can be layered for a glossy finish, they contain hemp oil, are 100% vegan and are gluten, silicone, synthetic and preservative-free.
Giorgio Armani International Make-up Artist Linda Cantello has created the Ecstacy Lacquer collection to celebrate 15 years of Giorgio Armani Beauty. These Lacquers are a glossy, liquid film that doesn’t budge on the lips. A normal lip gloss cannot contain a lot of colour as it becomes too sticky but the secret of Ecstacy Lacquers is a water base and a ‘plastifying’ agent which contains pigment to create high shine and high colour that moves with your lips. On touching the lips, the Laquers feel fresh, soft and incredibly light. As the water evaporates, a glossy oil surfaces to form a high-shine finish that is neither greasy nor sticky that stay for six hours.
Real Techniques by Sam and Nic Chapman has introduced its first-ever brush cleanser (£6.99). The uniquely formulated gel cleanser is designed with the power of a concentrate for a super deep clean. It’s been laboratory proven to effectively remove nearly all make-up residue and oils and is dermatologist tested for gentleness. Cleansing once a week with Real Techniques deep cleansing gel will improve the life and performance of brushes and minimizes skin irritation issues that often go hand-in-hand with dirty bristles. The Cleanser features an alcohol-free, non-drying formula to not damage the integrity of bristles with a dense gel consistency to minimise wasteful runoff during cleaning.