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September 8th, 2016

September 8th, 2016

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ELLIS FAAS is currently campaigning for War Child, the foundation that protects and supports children affected by armed conflict. The brand is half-way through their Make Up Not War campaign and has already doubled the total target of donations they expected to collect. So they now aim to increase the amount of donations. To do this, the brand is now donating €1 to War Child for each ELLIS FAAS product sold on, and includes free shipping for the duration of the campaign as an extra incentive. The company has also designed tank tops emblazoned with the ELLIS FAAS make up design for the campaign, which all net proceeds are going to War Child.

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It’s that time of year again, with the AW16 collections coming thick and fast, one of our favourites is Guerlain.  The collection includes Palette 5 Couleurs (£43) six new palettes containing five different shades which can be applied separately or layered. The colours combine a base to illuminate and even, two nude tones to subtly enhance, and two smoky, more sophisticated shades that intensify the whole look; L’Art Du Trait (£27) is a precision eyeliner, which is long-lasting and water-resistant; and two new lipstick shades (£27) from the KissKiss range – Fall in Red is a delicate rosy red, while Fall in Nude is a beige nude shade. The collection will be available nationwide from mid-September.


Burberry has a new light-enhancing, skincare-enriched illuminating foundation, Bright Glow Foundation (£36) in six shades. Packed full of silicone-coated pigments that blend seamlessly to feel like second skin, creating a flawless, immediately fresh complexion, while active white light-enhancing ingredients work together to visually boost skin tone uniformity. Skin clarity and purification is encouraged with brightening white peony and white water lily while hyaluronic acid helps maintain skin moisture all day long, for a plump and even looking complexion. The formula features scutellaria root extract to help guard against damage caused by fine pollution particles and is weatherproof, containing SPF 30.

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Illamasqua has revealed this years Christmas gift sets, which have been curated by the brand’s art team and contain the brand’s most desired products. Insta Eye (£50), features Precision Gel Liner, Angled Brush, Masquara in Raven and Broken Gold. Lip Slay (£40), features Glamore Lipstick in Rockability, Lip Colouring Pencil in Creative and Lip Lure in Sorbet.  Go Nude (£40) contains Glamore Lipstick in Starkers, Lip Colouring Pencil in Woo and Lip Lure in Rose. Chisel & Glow (£50), features Gel Sculpt, Round Buffing Brush and Gleam Cream in Aurora. Eyes That Hypnotise (£40), Pure Pigments in Fortune (yellow gold), Beguile (pearl shimmer) and Alluvium (midnight blue) to create a look that can be mixed in with make-up or worn alone across the face, eyes, lips or brows. The gift sets will be available nationwide from 13 October.

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International make-up artist Jay Manuel has launched his self-titled cosmetics brand UK this month exclusively at QVC. He has spent 20 years on both sides of the camera as fashion correspondent, series regular, host, judge, creative director and executive producer on television shows, including America’s Next Top Model and Fashion Police. Inspired by translating runway beauty for real life, Jay Manuel Beauty is a cosmetics brand focused on empowering modern women to enhance their unique beauty through ground-breaking technology since the brands inception in 2015.

Utilising the highest quality ingredients, pigments and sleek packaging, the Jay Manuel Beauty collection (£15-£36) provides consumers with high-performance products to mimic professional make-up artist results. Ingredients in the collection include: diamond dust, crushed gemstones, and micronised silk. The full range includes complexion and colour products for face, eyes and lips in addition to brushes and tools.


Marc Jacobs has announced the launch of its Airblush Soft Glow Duo, available at John Lewis (£28). The luminous flush airblush uses Japanese air powder pigments infused with air to provide seamless colour that merges with the skin. The light shade in each palette highlights while the deep shade contours. Shades include: Lush & Libido, Lines & Last Night, Kink & Kisses, Flesh & Fantasy and Night Fever & Hot Stuff.


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Ireland will be hosting the 64th CIDESCO World Congress & Exhibition in the RDS in Dublin from 22nd to 26th September. CIDESCO is the leading and longest established international beauty qualification and this year coincides with its 70th birthday. As part of the celebrations The CIDESCO Makeup & Body Art competition which will be held on Monday 26th September within the Professional Beauty Dublin show as part of the closing ceremony celebrations.  The theme of this year’s competition is ‘MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE WORLD UNITE’. The cost for student category entry is €15 and professional category entry is only €25. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in both categories. Each participant will receive a certificate of participation.


New to the UK comes a capsule line of high performance botanical lip care with colour. Albus & Flora was founded by Rachel Williams who is a natural skincare specialist with a passion for the great outdoors. The new tinted lip balms (£10) carry a high spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 30 protection, available in clear and four shades (Snowberry Red, Mountain Rose, Nude Flora, Sheer Flora). The balms are formulated with alpine rose extract and cranberry and raspberry seed oil to protect against sun damage, fine lines and loss of lip fullness. The seaberry, avocado and blackcurrant seed oils nourish and stimulate cell renewal and the beeswax, jojoba, grape and sunflower oils hydrate, condition and reduce moisture loss.



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