December 1st, 2015
Elizabeth Arden’s Golden Opulence Color Collection is designed with Christmas firmly in mind, The collection includes a Limited Edition Beautiful Color Highlighter in Gold Illumination (£29), which is a tri-tone, shimmering powder highlighter that adds an instant soft, natural glow to the skin. The compact includes shades of champagne, gold, and bronze formulated with microlight minerals, vitamins, and environmental protectants to soothe the skin while masking fine lines and wrinkles. The Beautiful Color High Intensity Liquid Eye Liner (£18) in Jet Black is a water-resistant liquid liner that lasts throughout the day without smudging or running and can create a line from ultra-thin to super dramatic thanks to the felt tip and ergonomic grip ensures maximum precision and even application.
Givenchy’s make up collections are always beautiful as well as innovative and on-trend thanks to their inspirational head of make up, Nicolas Degennes. SS16 is no exception, with a collection of light enhancing products that have been specifically designed to illuminate both skin and make-up. The Poudre Lumiere Originelle (£41.50) is billed as a source of true universal light, with its talc-free formula and imperceptible texture it can be used generously over the whole face but when applied to the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the centre of the chin and the forehead it can enhance bone structure. Le Prisme Blush in Lune Rosee (£32) is a set of four peachy pink rose shades formulated with light-reflecting pearlescent particles deliver a fresh and natural glow. Also in the collection comes a limited edition Phenomen’ Eyes liner (£24.50) and mascara (£23.50) in intense brown and an illuminating grey enhance the soft tones of the collection. Also included are two new Ombre Couture shades, Bleu Céleste and Jaune Aurora cream Eyeshadows designed to complement each other perfectly. Blue creates light, yellow diffuses it, these colours will be all over the spring collections in 2016, a more perfect baby blue you’ll search hard to find (£18). Finally the collection also includes a lip routine. Mister Scrub (£22), is an exfoliator for smooth and incredibly soft lips. This scrub leaves no greasy sensation and for the first time comes in an extremely handy stick. Once exfoliated apply Mister Gentlebalm, which is a nourishing and hydrating balm that reveals and naturally enhances the tone of all types of lips.
Too Faced Cosmetics is already getting loved up for Valentine’s Day with a pretty palette and products available from February 2016. The new Limited Edition Love Flush Wardrobe (£45) offers six shades with a long-wear, fade-proof and smudge-proof formula to keep cheeks flushed for up to 16 hours. The six heart-shaped eyeshadows are available in a curated range of nudes, pinks, corals and berries. The new Mr. Right Perfect Powder Brush (£30) is made of synthetic hair and can be used wet or dry for foundation, powder, blush and bronzer. Featuring a gentle taper, the brush is ideal for sweeping along smaller crevices or creating a precise contour. Also launching is the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Shadow Collection (£39), the third palette in the brand’s Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection, Chocolate Bon Bons comprises 16 matte and shimmer heart-shaped eyeshadows (14 brand new shades and two favourites) in cool pops of colour, sugary brights and go-to neutrals, all infused with the chocolate-scented, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder formula. Completing the line up is La Créme Colour Drenched Lipstick (£18), available in 10 new shades: Double Bubble, Topless, Sugar Daddy, Berry Naughty. 90210hhh, Unicorn Tears, Clueless, Mean Girls, Wham! and Ursula.
We’re big fans of the functional and effective brand delilah and their new Pure Light, a compact illuminating and brightening powder doesn’t disappoint. This powder (£36) gives soft, multi-dimensional radiance to any skin tone. Pure Light is presented in a watercolour swirl of rose gold, soft peach and lavender pink which intelligently adapts to brighten dull looking skin, giving it a soft ethereal glow from within. Created with micro-fine powders and a ground-breaking blending process, Pure Light applies effortlessly, leaving the skin looking healthy, smooth and luminous. Pure Light comes in a beautifully crafted Rose Gold and Pewter compact and is presented in a protective luxurious velvet pouch.
Beauty Uber-brand Revlon has created a new collection of make up brushes, launching spring next year. The collection features eight distinct brushes, each specifically crafted to combine superior quality, precision. Each brush features a uniquely designed Diamond Grip™ handle, perfectly weighted and balanced to provide the ultimate comfort and grip, paired with carefully selected, makeup artist tested ExpertFX™ brush heads, which are luxuriously soft and easy to clean. Collection includes: Smokey Eye Duo Brush: £7.99; Lip Retractable Brush: £6.99; Lash and Brow Groomer: £7.99; Powder Brush: £12.99; Contour Brush: £10.99; Blush Brush: £10.99; Blending Brush: £11.99 and Foundation Brush: £9.99
Registration for Paintopia 2016, the UK’s biggest Face and Bodypainting Festival is now open. With more planned than ever before to celebrate the festival’s 5th birthday a ticket to this is definitely not to be missed. Highlights will include: UV Mega Jam; Competitions for Pro’s and Students; Punk Party Night; International & World Champion Guest Artists; Exhibition Stands; Bodypaint Parades; You Tube Celebrity Makeup Artists and Live Music. In preparation artists can now get their hands on specially designed wipeable practice boards, Bodyboards. Made by FAB Wipeable Boards and designed with Paintopia Director, Jennie Roberts and Paintopia lead artist, Cat Finlayson these boards are fabulous for planning out and practising all your bodypaint designs. A2 in size and made from a strong and durable plastic the boards will last a long time even with continued use. Jennie and Cat have tested a host of colours on them and they wash so easily leaving no staining. Sold as a set or individually.
Skeyndor’s Phenomenon Mascara (£25) will be available next week. The mascara features an innovative 3cm jumbo sized, spiral brush applicator that coats the lashes one by one through its fibres. With a combination of two ‘film forming’ ingredients and cellulose micro beads that optimise thickening without adding weight or drying out lashes, while its helical shape and precise separation of the fibres provides the lashes with extra volume. The non-clumping formulation means that every part of the lash gets evenly coated from root to tip; creating the ‘fake eyelashes’ effect without flaking or clumping. Paraben and TEA free, the Phenomenon Mascara is synthetic and contains natural wax along with a new plasticising agent that allows transfer from the brush to the lashes.
Kylie Jenner has announced the launch of the Kylie Lip Kit, which contains a lip liner and liquid lipstick in natural nudes and deep browns that are largely associated with Kylie’s make-up look. There are three different colours on offer, including Dolce K, True Brown K and Candy K. Each Lip Kit is applied with one swipe colour that glides across the lips and dries down to a powdery-soft, matte finish. Offering the perfect blend of waxes, silicone and polymers, the products provide a smooth colour with long-wearing properties. The product is completely self-produced, whereby Kylie has been in the labs testing and developing the product, packaging and overall brand. The Kylie Lip Kits are available exclusively on LipKitByKylie.com, with a potential for the line to expand and more colours to be introduced.