January 6th, 2016
MAC Cosmetics newest collection is Faerie Whispers, available from January. Offering hues inspired by the secret, wondrous world of fairies, the range includes: Beauty Powder in Pearl Sunshine (£20.50), a soft peach with pink pearl; Iridescent Pressed Powder in Sparkling Rose (£20.50), a champagne hue with pearl; Foiled Shadow (£16), available in Magic In Your Eyes (soft lilac), Feminine Wiles (pearly pink), Sweet Illusion (light colour neutral), Fairy Land (warm champagne), Enchanted Forest (rich brown), Joy Toy (pink copper), Faerie Fayre (peach terracotta), Fly By Twilight (taupe); Lipstick (£15), in shades Gossamer Wing (beige with gold pearl), A Sprinkle of Magic (orange nude), Midsummer Night (coral nude) and Among The Fireflies (soft mocha); Cremesheen Glass (£17.50), in Softly Lit (sheer pink with pearl), Calypso Beat (pink with pearl), Just Superb (neutral brown) and Enchanter (copper brown with pearl); Powder Blush (£18.50), available in Cheek Pollen (warm nude) and Spellbinder (yellow pink); The brand has also introduced its Fluidity Eye Liner, which combines a pigmented liner with the versatility of a pen that glides across the lid like liquid ink. The applicator’s ultra fine tip provides a high-intensity line that’s smudge-resistant and dries quickly. The Fluidity Eye Liner (£18) will be available in three shades: Retro Black (black), Indelibly Blue (deep navy blue) and Privet (sea green) from 26 December. Also new this month is the MAC False Lashes Maximizer (£13.50), a new treatment for eyelashes that helps to condition, prime and enhance.
KIKO Milano has introduced its new limited edition Campus Idol collection. Designed to celebrate the combination of college and street style, the Campus Idol collection provides a fun take on classics through a line of products that evoke an old school atmosphere. All the products are adorned with an exclusive packaging inspired by classic school uniforms, with prices and emblems of the most prestigious American colleges, featuring bright colours, contrasting stripes, v-neck shapes, old school fonts and the ‘KK’ coat of arms. Products in the line include: All Star Face Palette (£14.90), Double Dare Eyeshadow and Eyeliner (£7.90), Pump It Up Volume & Curl Mascara (£8.90), Double Match Lipstick and Lipliner (£7.90), Urban Sheen Lipgloss (£4.90), Hi-Brow Expert Eyebrow Kit (£14.90), Campus Idol Pochette (£8.90) and Campus Idol Face Brush (£14.90).
This month sees the launch of Bobbi Brown’s The Bobbi Glow Collection, a curated selection of soft, shimmering shades and textures. The collection is made up of the new limited edition Extra Lip Tint (£25), which smoothes and softens lips while delivering a sheer pink stain to enhance natural colour; limited edition Long-Wear Gel Sparkle (£21), which gives buildable definition and drama for a shimmering, multidimensional eye in shades: Silver Heather, Brown Metal, Opal, Pink Oyster and Goldstone; and Highlighting Powder (£34), available in shades Bronze Glow and Pink Glow. The brand has also announced the launch of its first ever collection of Face Masks, available nationwide from 21 January. The mask trio (£33 each) includes: Instant Detox, a clarifying clay-based formula that helps detoxify skin by aiding the removal of impurities and pollutants; Skin Nourish, enriched with powerful moisture magnets to help instantly quench dry skin with sustained moisturisation for a smoother, plumper look; and Radiance Boost, which helps to gently smooth, re-texturise and soften skin’s appearance to reveal a more even, fresh-faced complexion. A Mini Mask Trio (£10) will also be available. Also coming soon is the Eye Opening Mascara (£23) to its collection. The mascara offers a rich, carbon black formula designed to magnify each and every lash from root to tip.
MAC Cosmetics has gone all lippy this January with their Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Collection (£21), a selection of 15 saturated shades that provide a liquid-suede finish. The collection includes: Fashion Legacy (intense fire truck red), Feels So Grand (deep true red), High Drama (deep dark plum), Dance With Me (deep cranberry red), Lady-Be-Good (warm mid-tone nude), Tailored To Tease (bright fuchsia), Oh, Lady (deep wine), Recollection (intense bright violet), Quite The Standout (bright orange-red), To Matte With Love (bright raspberry), Personal Statement (shocking pink), Divine-Divine (light creamy pink), Mademoiselle (bright creamy pink), Back in Vogue (peachy nude) and Rich & Restless (mid-tone pinky salmon).
The new bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer from bareMinerals instantly covers the appearance of dark circles, discolouration and other imperfections for an even-toned complexion. Formulated with lilac plant stem cells and hydrating humectants, the lightweight concealer combines skin-loving ingredients with high-definition mineral optics to counteract shadows and give skin a brightened finish. The Concealer (£22) will be available in six shades (Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Golden, Tan and Dark to Deep) from 4 February 2016.
The fascination with Marilyn Monroe never dies and with this in mind, Max Factor has announced the launch of its Marilyn Monroe Lipstick Collection, available at Boots stores nationwide from January 2016 (£7.99). Using colour technology, the quartet of shades has been crafted to create at least one red to suit every woman. Using undertones of orange, blue and purple, each shade works in harmony with individual skin tones of warm, cool and dark. Shades include: Marilyn Ruby Red, a bold true red that was inspired by the original shade loved by Marilyn; Marilyn Sunset Red, a burnt orange red shade suited to warm or olive skin tones; Marilyn Berry, for cool skin tones due to its cooler blue undertones; and Marilyn Cabernet, a rich, deep red with purple undertones for darker skin tones. Enriched with grape seed oil and avocado butter, the formula prevents lips from drying out over time and has been enhanced with a scent of citrus notes and vanilla undertones.
SEVENTEEN has unveiled its Long Lash Mascara (£6.49). The new wand features a specially designed mini brush that easily coats the lower lashes, corners of the eye and captures even the tinniest of lashes. The long-wearing formula comes in one Black shade and does not flake or smudge.
Color Studio Professional has announced its launch into the UK. Founded in 2011 by Ozair Mateen and his family, who have over 30 years combined cosmetics experience working with leading brands, this year, Color Studio Professional moved to the UK and established its main headquarters as part of its international expansion. Colour Studio Professional’s first collection to launch is its Pure Matt Lipstick collection, which offers over 60 different, luxuriously smooth lipstick shades. Blended with skin nourishing ingredients, the Pure Matt Lipstick formulation is designed to impart a creamy, high intensity pigmentation and full lip coverage. Added hints of microshimmer allow the colour to glide across the lip, flattening and contouring while providing all day hydration. All Color Studio Professional products are cruelty free and are free from animal derived ingredients. The lipsticks are available at colorstudiopro.com (£8.50).