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August 19th, 2016

August 19th, 2016

Look Good Feel Better has announced their new Antibacterial Brush Sanitiser Foam (£9) which fights bacteria and leaves brushes hygienically clean and kills 99.9999% of germs.  Not only is it alcohol free and fast-drying, but it claims to last 125 washes and can be used for both synthetic and natural hair brush fibres.  The Antibacterial Brush Sanitiser Foam is available from Marks & Spencer.


New CID Cosmetics has just announced the launch of its brand new collection for Christmas.  This year’s gift sets include: Mistletoe Lips (£28), a duo of i-pout lipsticks in 3 shades combos: Coconut Ice and Bare Nude, Tickled Pink and Pomegranate, and Raspberry Kiss and Ruby Red; Enchanting Eyes (£25), a set of 3 cream to powder eyeshadows in Twilight, Chocolate Opal and Crystal Quartz; and Cocktail Kisses (£25) an online exclusive gift set of three sheer tinted lip balms with a hint of colour.  The Christmas collection will be available from 1st October.


For the first time, Eizabeth Arden is infusing PREVAGE® technology into colour cosmetics with the launch of their new foundation, PREVAGE® Anti-Aging Foundation SPF 30 (£45).  This all-in-one make-up evens skin tone while helping to protect, visibly repair, and moisturise for ultimate skin perfection.  PREVAGE® Foundation is infused with Idebenone and Hydra-Pigments to instantly blur skin’s imperfections while helping to lock in moisture.


If the PRIVAGE foundation just isn’t enough, Elizabeth Arden have also launched the Dual End Foundation Brush (£25) to ensure your application is flawless and streak free.  One heart-shaped end applies foundation to the contours of the face, while the small tapered brush with its flattened tip at the opposite end can be used to apply and blend concealer.


Salon System are launching their very own Marvelbrow make-up collection with everything you need to sculpt and correct eyebrows, and we were lucky enough to try them ourselves.  Marvelbrow is known for its brow and lash tint, an easy two step gel made from plant extracts.  The new collection consists of pencils, wax and powders to give eyebrows a fuller and thicker look.  They also have a double-ended highlighting pencil (£3.95 + VAT), with one matte finish and the other a shimmer pencil to help shade and highlight around the brow bone.  A new alternative to their stained steel tweezers is their new product Twizzors.  These slanted scissors trim the hair instead of plucking.  When a client has sparse eyebrows it’s crucial to keep the hair they have left, making Twizzors a better product to help tidy up unwanted hairs.  They launch this Sept for £7.95 + VAT.

Marvelbrow are also offering day courses of how to sculpt, colour and correct eyebrows for beginners and for experts who want to refresh and update their skills. The course will teach various techniques on how to shape eyebrows and face shape analysis, with an introductory price of £99 + VAT for those new to brow techniques.

Brow 1

brow 2

More details have emerged regarding Victoria Beckham’s collaboration with Estee Lauder, extending her talents into the world of make-up.  The range focuses heavily on the eyes and lips and includes, amongst others, nude-matte lip pencil, Eye Metals Eyeshadow, and Morning Aura Illuminating Crème.  Beckham has said “I was very specific about what I wanted.  It was about the must-have items that I felt everybody should have in their makeup bag, things that are really quite difficult to find because I know, I’ve searched.”  The new collection will be available, in the UK and the US from 13th September.



Illamasqua has always been a brand that has supported and encouraged individuality, acceptance and self-expression, and as part of this stance they support the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  Created in memory of Sophie Lancaster who died in 2007 after her and her boyfriend were brutally attacked, just for looking different, the Foundation seeks to stamp out prejudice, hatred and intolerance.  In support of this, Illamasqua has created a jet black Eye Pencil (£16), and a coral shimmer Blusher (£22) in memory of Sophie, and with every purchase £1 from the Blusher and £3 from the Eye Pencil goes to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  The donations all go to helping fund national educational workshops, aimed at teaching children and young people about subcultures, teaching tolerance and acceptance of everyone.




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By Abbie Smith

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