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October 28th, 2015

October 28th, 2015


*Klaxons sound*  It has finally happened – MUA legend Pat McGrath has announced the launch of her first beauty product, with an eponymous make-up brand to launch in late 2016.  The first product from Pat McGrath Labs is a limited edition pigment, GOLD 001.  Since these products are coming straight from the labs as soon as they are available, the first run will only include 1000 pieces.  The GOLD 001 pigment looks like pure metal foil and offers a highly malleable formula, high colour and shine.  GOLD 001 ($40) will come in a gold foil bag that contains the pigment and its tools – a spatula, mixing liquid, and a second life container, all packed in couture sequins.  GOLD 001 will be available to purchase from midday on 29 October (tomorrow!) at so don’t delay!

ClarinsPalette Noel

Clarins have released their latest eyeshadow palette for Christmas.  The Essentials eyeshadow palette (£35) contains ten shades from natural nudes to deeper midnight hues.  Musk Rose Oil keeps the matte shades smooth, while White Meadowfoam extract features in the satin shades.  Clarins’ commitment to responsible beauty is demonstrated in an on-going effort to limit its environmental impact and protect biodiversity as well.  Proceeds from each palette help finance the “Povos da Floresta” reforestation project which is supported by Clarins.  The goal is to plant 7,000 fruit trees to help Ashaninka Indians maintain their culture and autonomy.Sleek

Sleek MakeUP have launched their limited edition 24K Gold Collection, inspired by the polished perfection of the beauty elite.  The collection includes the Gold Standard i-Lust Palette (£7.49), with four silky shimmer powder shades and two cream formulas which span champagne to copper;  the Midas Touch Highlighting Palette (£10) of three baked powder highlighters and a lavish, iridescent cream highlighter;  and the Glitter Me Lip Gloss (£4.99), a dazzling shimmer lip gloss in Private Jet (chic red), Uptown Girl (hot pink) and Money Talks (sheer gold).


Bourjois whisks us off to Paris with their Night Lights in Paris Christmas collection, now available.  New launches include the Illuminating Java Rice Powder (£9.99, available online exclusively at from next week), an iridescent update to the popular lightweight Java Rice Powder.  Two new Smoky Stories Quad Eyeshadows (£7.99), in No.9 Grey-zy in Love and No.10 Welcome Black, a pure red addition to the Rouge Edition Velvet formulas (No.15 Red-Volution, £8.99) and two new nail varnishes round off the collection.



The much-loved brand Dr.PAWPAW have introduced a new tinted balms in a flattering peachy pink shade.  This multi-purpose balm uses papaya as a rich source of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants to smooth, moisturise and repair parched skin.  The new Peach Pink shade (£6.95) can be used on the lips and cheeks for a gorgeous glow, or swept over eyelids for a long-lasting sheen.

MAC Viva Glam

MAC Cosmetics have announced the name of the newest face for their Viva Glam collaborative collection. Pop artist and actress Ariana Grande will be the new face for the collection, which launches in February and includes the Viva Glam Lipstick (£15.50) and Liplass (£14.50). All proceeds go towards helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/Aids. Previous Viva Glam spokespersons have included Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.


The new En Taupe Palette from ZOEVA (£15.50) is unusual in that it contains a variation of warm and cool toned taupe shades, complementary to every skin tone. Inspired by precious fabrics, it is composed of brownish-grey, iridescent beige and edgy gunmetal hues with violet undertones, velvety-soft to apply and easy to blend. The shadows are enriched with Vitamin E and come in matte, satin, duochrome, pearl and matte with glitter finishes. There is also a special edition En Taupe Brush Set to match (£36), containing six brushes in a matching clutch.


BECCA Cosmetics have added to their existing roster of products with some new launches this month. New additions include: BECCA Backlight Priming Filter (£32), which offers a lightweight, whipped fluid infused with three unique filtering luminescent pearls; BECCA Ombre Rouge Eye Palette (pictured – £34), comprising five soft rouge-toned shades with a built-in priming effect and green coffee oil to help smooth the lid and awaken the eyes; Shadow & Light Brow Contour Mousse (£24), a dual-definition formula to contour and highlight, including the Brow Enhancing Lowlight Shade and Arch Defining Créme Highlight Shade; and BECCA Ultimate Full Lash Perfecting Mascara (£21), offering a combination of short lash lift bristles and long volumising bristles to create volume and length.



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