March 2nd, 2016
Illamasqua’s new Spring collection, Metamorph will be available from 21 April. Celebrating the evolution of nature and its systematic, seasonal rejuvenation, Metamorph accentuates fresh skin and defined brows, using rich pigments and textures. The collection includes: Beyond Powders (£32), a baked highlighting powder that subtly adds a warm hue to the complexion for a natural radiant glow, available in shades: OMG (champagne) and Epic (warm bronze); Brow Build (£18.50), is a long lasting formula with built in fibres to define and enhance existing brows, available in four shades: Amplify (deep slate grey), Thrive (medium brown), Flow (warm brown) and Rise (soft beige); Masquara Gain (£20), to volumise, lengthen and define lashes with a colour building formula; Vital Palette (£34), a combination of four pigmented matte powder eyeshadows: Bubbles (warm peach), Envision (warm brown), Drop (deep mid brown) and Trace (cool grey brown); and Nail Veil (£14.50), a fast-drying, oxygen and water permeable translucent gloss finish varnish in shades Breathe (pale pink) and Bamboo (pale peach).
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté has revealed a new Rouge Volupte Shine collection, featuring 12 new shades. The oil-in-stick lipstick harnesses six oils, pomegranate, macadamia butter, hyaluronic acid, pigments and pearls to comfort and care for lips. New shades include: Corail A porter, Baume Midi Minuit, Rose Rive Gauche, Nude Lavalliére, Rouge Tuxedo, Orange Perfecto, Beige Blouse, Smoking Plum, Rose Saint Germain, Fuchsia Stiletto, Rose Saharienne and Trapéze Pink (£26).
IMAN Cosmetics, founded by Iman Bowie, is back in Britain by launching a ecommerce website for the UK, Irish Republic, Jersey and Guernsey. The complete range of IMAN make-up and skincare is now available online, including foundations, lipsticks and the brand’s new classic BB Crème in all shades. The website is designed to answer all beauty issues from women of colour across the UK, offering make-up video tutorials, beauty inspiration and tips from professional make-up experts. Welcome back IMAN!
Models Own has launched of its first full make-up and accessories collection, which made its debut at the PPQ AW16 show during London Fashion Week. The new collection focuses on an exploration of colour and innovation, including intense colour lip gunks, mix-it-yourself foundations and a range of limited edition palettes. With over 500 all new eye, face and lip products, the brand’s mission is to offer the latest formulations in bright, bold hues.
Rouge Bunny Rouge has unveiled its Spring Collection of products that takes its inspiration from natural colours and soft textures. The Eye shadow palette Raw Garden contains 4 muted and soft shades with a satin matt finish. The high tech formula delivers a sense of transparency despite the intense pigmentation and is enriched with natural argan oil. Also in the collection are Skin Soul Drops, a foundation essence which is a novel way of creating custom foundation. Highly saturated with around 36% pigment and enriched with silica and mica, this concentrated formula matches the skin tone perfectly and is designed to blend with all kinds of moisturising Products _ to achieve the perfect coverage. The shimmering luxe lip balms are available In three luminous shades. They are a combination of a non invasive lip treatment and beautifying colour: Comfortable, plumping and intensely moisturising with a delicate scent.
Lancôme has announced a collaboration with Sonia Rykiel for its Fall 2016 make-up collection. The two French houses have designed an autumn range full of colour, inspired by the spirit of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the birthplace of the Rykiel fashion house. The collaboration is in keeping with those regularly initiated by Lancôme since its very beginnings, with personalities from the world of art, fashion and high jewellery. The limited edition Sonia Rykiel x Lancôme collection will be available at points of sale from August 2016.
MAC Cosmetics has announced a collaboration with Caitlyn Jenner to launch her new Finally Free Lipstick. Celebrating all ages, races and sexes, all proceeds of the selling price will be going to the MAC AIDS Fund Transgender Initiative. The Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick is a rosy nude shade and will be available in select markets from April.
Sothys, the salon and spa based French beauty brand, has announced the launch of its new SS16 make-up collection, Sporty Retro Chic. The collection includes products for the eyes, lips and nails: Gel Eye Shadow in Rose Tendre & Ivoire Lumineux (£18.50); Comfort Lip Oil (£23.50), harnessing vegetable oils rich in squalene and shea butter to nourish and soften the lips; Iridescent Gloss (£23.50), a non-sticky formula that shapes the lips and coats them in a veil of softness; Rose Nude Nail Varnish (£9.50), a soft and powdery nude pink shade; and Refreshing & Fix-up Mist (£14.50), which sets make-up, while immediately tightening and hydrating the skin. The collection is available in Sothys salons and spas nationwide.
Cover FX has created its Perfect Pencil (£15), which has been designed to define lips and brow arches, conceal imperfections and brighten the eyes by being used in the waterline. The Perfect Pencil has a precision tip that online twists up and provides a matte to velvety finish with a waterproof, high colour formula.
blinkbrowbar has unveiled its new bbrowbar Brow Corrector, available at all blinkbrowbars nationwide and online (£17). With its conditioning formula containing panthenol, soy protein, organic floral water and peach extract, the new bbrowbar Brow Corrector will help create a defined and polished look allowing the removal of any excess make-up or mistakes, even waterproof and the most stubborn formulas. Additionally, the defined tip makes tackling any awkward areas.
Real Techniques has added a limited edition Cheek and Lip Set, available this month at Boots and Boots.com (£19.99). The set features three finishing brushes, including a set exclusive brush: Cheek Brush (exclusive), featuring a wide head and UltraPlush bristles to evenly apply gel or cream blush; Duo-Fiber Contour Brush, which features longer bristles to apply contour product for a sheer, sculpted finish; and Lip Brush, which features an ultra-firm tapered brush tip to line the contours of the lip, and a flat side to blend product.
ReCover has a new Correct & Conceal Shade in 0 Very Light, which has been created as a direct result of extensive workshops and shade developments carried out by the team. Founder and make-up artist Annabel Jardella, has worked with different skin tones that are most prone to facial redness to develop a comprehensive range, in which the new shade completes the line-up. The new shade will be available from tomorrow.
Beauty accessories brand Lottie London has added four new brushes to its current make-up brush offering. New additions include: Flat Contour Brush (£8), a flat-topped, densely packed brush that is ideal for buffing finishing powders into the skin; Stippling Brush (£8), a duo fibre brush for liquid and cream foundations that ensure a full coverage, streak-free finish; Buffer Brush (£8), ideal for buffing finishing powders into the skin; and Precise Small Eyeshadow Brush (£5), designed to pick up the perfect amount of product to shade and blend créme and powder eyeshadows. The new Lottie London brushes will be available at Superdrug.com from 9 March.
The Media Make-up & Theatre Event hosted by The Professional Make-up Academy takes place in Solihull on Saturday 12th March. The event has been designed to bring together the various elements of the Media Industry through a visual concept designed to engage the artist, student, lecturer and enthusiast. Experience a hands on approach to learning what the industry has to offer. It includes a selection of Free workshops, Camera & Lighting, SFX Blood & Wounds, 1940’s Hair Styling, and Body Paint techniques, with Master classes by leading specialists within their field. The show will include a selection of hand-picked suppliers to provide the very best in products and tv & film academies who are on hand to answer your questions about your next career choices. Exhibitors include: Gorton Studios, Einat Dan, Neill’s Materials, Body Painting by Angela Youngs, Veronica McAleer, Dashbo, Impet2us Temptu Airbrush, Paintopia, Jennie Roberts, Robert Smith Special Make-up Effects, Victoria Gugenheim Body Art, The Make-up Academy Shop, Tt Visuals and Digi Steve. Visitors will also see a specialist area “The Creative Artist Forum” that encompass 15 individual talented artists, who will each showcase their creativity and diverse talent by demonstrating within their specific genre. For tickets click here, and for further information click here.