April 21st, 2016
Urban Decay has created the Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette, inspired by the new fantasy-adventure film release of Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, in cinemas at the end of May. The limited-edition, pop-up palette is a trippy tribute to Lewis Carroll’s characters. Using this visually stunning film as the inspiration, Urban Decay has created a mix of 20 all new shades, arranged in columns by character in an intricately designed, collectible palette. The palette features colourful, kaleidoscopic artwork woven out of flowers and butterflies and includes several quotes from the film. When the lid is lifted and opens up the doors inside, a three-dimensional butterfly springs up. Pull open the palette’s drawer to reveal the shadows, which are arranged by character in columns from left to right: Alice, Mad Hatter, Mirana, Iracebeth and Time. Each eyeshadow in the palette features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich colour, serious staying power and blendability. The limited-edition Alice: Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette (£45.00) available at urbandecay. co.uk. In addition to the Palette, Urban Decay has also created limited addition lipsticks. Each Lipstick case features a colourful, kaleidoscopic pattern inspired by the film. Each shade has a super-creamy feel and provides rich payout. Limited-edition Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick shades (£16.00) available at urbandecay. co.uk.
A year ago Lipstick Queen created a green lipstick that transforms into your own flattering shade of rosebud pink, It was a massive hit so this year Lipstick Queen has brought out the Frog Prince Cream Blush and Lip Gloss. Both gloss and blush work with the same pH-reacting, colour-changing technology as the lipstick to tint lips and cheeks a long-lasting and natural fairy tale pink. Frog Prince Lip Gloss is a shimmering green shade that adapts according to the wearer’s pH, creating a romantic rosebud hue with a lustrous, high-shine finish. Containing Natural Oils, Shea Butter and Maxi-lip, a natural peptide that stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid, Frog Prince Lip Gloss helps to nourish and regenerate the lips for a plumper, fuller and more well-defined pout. The Frog Prince Cream Blush has a petal-soft texture and translucent finish. The silky, gel-cream formula brings a natural, rosy flush to the cheeks despite its astonishing lily pad green appearance. The unique colour is subtle yet highly buildable, with a soft sheen for a flattering, cheek-sculpting effect. Natural oils including Avocado, Jojoba and Olive, plus Vitamin E and Shea Butter ensure skin remains soft and moisturised (£22 each).
The effect of late nights, frayed nerves, recent chocolate overload or permanent state of jet lag will eventually show on the skin, so Guerlain has come up with the ‘My Super Tips’ beauty survival kit, offering quick and effective solutions to our everyday issues. Five Superheroes are essential companions to hectic lives. The five colourful, ultra-practical and miniature skin superheroes are great to collect. Our favourite is the iconic Superlips lip balm, inspired by the famous Baume de la Ferté, a cult product since 1830. It repairs and protects the lips instantly, leaving them soft, smooth and replumped in a single application. Its blend of ultra-melting butters and oils, including French grape seed oil and contains more than 70% linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that acts as a substitute for the lipidic film. With an ultra-thin film texture, it has a high affinity with the lip temperature, instantly melting in with an fresh bergamot scent. The other four are: Stop Spot, which works on all fronts with an extra-purifying formula packed full of camphor, cleansing and soothing zinc and salicylic acid to micro-exfoliate blemishes as well as allantoin to calm redness and speed up the elimination of blemishes. Available in one universal shade to be dabbed onto the areas for cleansing, this skincare cream corrects and conceals blemishes upon application; Radiance in a Flash, with its stretch gel texture, tightens and smooths the skin. Trapped inside a film sheath, complexion-unifying active ingredients such as Artemisia and Ruscus that boosts microcirculation while rosy and golden pearly particles create the perfect bright complexion; CRÈME SOS has been formulated for the fragile skin of the face and also works wonders on the rest of the body, quickly soothing everyday complaints such as minor discomfort, warmth, irritation and tightness; Midnight Secret, is a balanced cocktail of eight ingredients which work in synergy to mimic the restorative effects of sleep. When applied before bed, the formula smoothes features, replumps skin and revitalizes the complexion.
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty has created two new Extra Fair First Base Foundation (£25) shades for warm and cool skintones. The First Base foundation formula creates a smooth, flawless complexion with a radiance, natural finish. Enriched with anti-ageing ingredients, the patented formula includes Re-Age complex to encourage youthful skin activity as well as hyaluronic acid to plump, smooth and reduce fine lines and the visible signs of ageing. The Extra Fair Cool shade is ideal for pink toned skins that don’t tan well, while the Extra Fair Warm shade is for skin with golden tones that do tan.
MAC Cosmetics has announced the launch of its Good Luck Trolls collection, available from September. Inspired by the wild-haired dolls with rainbow tufts, bejewelled bellies and lucky charms, the new range will feature crazy hues across products for eyes, lips and face.