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October 18th, 2016

October 18th, 2016

Marc Jacobs has announced the launch of its 2016 Christmas offering, with four limited edition sets encased in vegan leather pouches available.  The collection comprises: Up All Night (£34), a lip kit that includes five Petite Le Marc Lip Crémes;  Your Place or Mine(£95), a travel-sized brush collection;  Object of Desire (£55), an eye and face palette that contains six eyeshadows, o! Mega Bronze for contour and glow, Blush and limited edition Luminizer; and Style Eye-Con No.20 Period (£76), a palette comprising 20 shimmery metallics, mattes and sheen eyeshadows housed in an oversized black palette with infinity mirror.  The Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday collection will be available from 25 October at selected John Lewis stores, online and at Harrods.

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Airbase has added two brand new mascaras to their ranks with the Lash Extend Mascara and the Long Wear Mascara (£22 and £20 respectively).  Both mascaras have a five-groove star brush which dispenses more product than a traditional brush, lashes the star of the show.  The Lash Extend is the perfect mascara for daily wear, and contains growth-enhancing super-serum Capixyl.  With a flake-resistant, smudge-proof and tear-proof formula, the Long Wear mascara lives up to its name and will stay in place until you take it off.  The volumising formula thickens, curls and separates lashes for the ultimate show-stopping lashes.

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ARTDECO has revealed its upcoming Christmas collection, Crystal Garden, which is available from November.  The collection includes limited edition products, including blusher boxes adorned with Swarovski crystals, along with a selection of products for eyes, lips, nails, cheeks and décolleté.  Products in the range include: Beauty Box Trio Crystal Garden (£10.60);  Eyeshadow (£5.70) in six shades;  Crystal Eye Liner (£10.50), available in black sky and silver star;  Perfect Mat Lipstick (£13.50), available in three shades;  Crystal Mascara and Liner (£18.50); and the Powder Lip Finish (£14.50) among others.  A selection of gift sets are also available.


MAC Cosmetics has revealed details of its limited edition Holiday 2016 collection, Nutcracker Sweet, available from November.  The collection comprises: Lipstick (£17) in Kingdom of Sweets (milky pink cremesheen), Flamboyish (hot deep pink matte), Saucy Little Darling (deep coral red), So Good For You (cool red matte) and Leap of Delight (plum purple matte);  Magic Dust Eyeshadow (£17.50), available in six shades, from light pink and pink coral to midnight purple and black with gold sparkle;  Kohl Power Eye Pencil (£16) in Feline black;  Eye Kohl (£16), available in Prunella (purple) and Powersurge (bronzed brown with golden shimmer);  Pigment (£16) in Rose (rose with copper sparkle) and Process Magenta (bright magenta); and Magic Dust Powder (£24) in Yum Yum Yum (soft pink with gold pearl) and Sweet Vision (pinky peach with gold pearl).

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There are also a selection of kits available which include: Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag (£29), which contains three lip products with tones of red;  Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Balm (£29), three lip products in nude shades;  Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact (£29), which comprises nine shadows of brown, pink and silver tones and a dual-ended brush;  Nutcracker Sweet Cool Eye Compact (£29), comprising nine cooler-tones shades;  Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Compact (£29);  Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact (£29), including the Extra Dimension Skinfish in Tutu and Extra Dimension Blush In at Dusk;  Nutcracker Sweet Copper Face Compact (£29), Nutcracker Sweet Plum Eye Bag (£39), Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag (£39), Nutcracker Sweet Viva Glamorous (£29) and Nutcracker Sweet Viva Glam Lip Compact (£20).  A number of brush kits and exclusive sets will also available.

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Cosmetic brand M2 Beauté is launching their Black Nano Mascara exclusively at Harrods in mid-November.  With three brushes for individual lash styling, this next generation mascara allows the user to create natural, precision and volume lashes with one innovative product.  Simply Natural is the straight all-rounder brush with thick dense bristles for a natural, fresh subtle look; Pretty Precision gives a defined look, with an asymmetric precision brush separating lashes effectively and giving extra curl; Very Volume has a bulky spider brush to give jet black lashes with maximum volume for a dramatic look.

The Mascara incorporates a ‘Nanotechnological’ process to ensure the best possible absorption of the active care ingredients and guarantees ultrafine pigment concentration.  Complementing the high-tech design are ingredients including cranberry, gota kola extract and licorice root extract to nourish and build stronger, healthier lashes.

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October sees the launch of the Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Nourishing Milk (£54).  Soft as cashmere and beautifully lightweight, this milk contains the moisture of a facial oil and the skin-renewing benefits of a treatment.  Over time it works to perfect a healthier complexion, but even used once we noticed the difference thanks to the blend of Olive, Sesame, Sweet Almond and Jojoba oils.

BB Milk

We’re sad to share the news that Paintopia will not be returning in 2017.  Co-Founder Jennie Roberts shared the news to us in a statement:

We regret to inform you that there will be no Paintopia Festival during 2017.  After a lot of deliberating here at HQ we have decided that after 5 intense years of running the event, which takes pretty much the entire year to plan, we are going to have at least one years break.

Demand on the festival has become huge and with more and more students/public wanting to attend too which is fantastic we just feel we need some time away from actually running it to look at how we can restructure and accommodate it to keep up with demand and it’s ever growing popularity.

However, do not worry too much about getting the festival blues because we are getting inundated with enquiries surrounding bodypainting and we have several exciting events that we will be involved with during 2017/2018 and there will be opportunities to get involved with us for those if you wish to.  We will also be at lots of events and jams with our bodypaint supplies shop so you’ll still have plenty of involvement with us.

Apologies as we know that this will be disappointing news for lots of you. Please rest assured that this isn’t a decision we have made lightly and it has taken us here some considerable time to actually settle upon it being the right thing for the event & us organisers right now.  Paintopia 2016 was probably the best festival we have held yet in terms of atmosphere and we are incredibly proud of every single person who has been involved with the event in any or all of the years so far.  The standard of bodypainting that is produced at the event is on a level with the WBF and we never in our wildest dreams would have imagined such an incredible amount of talent being showcased when we set up way back in 2012.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for everything that you have contributed to it and we look forward to welcoming you all back to what we know will be a fantastic festival once again in the not too distant future once the grass has regrown a bit and is ready for stomping on again!

Many thanks for all your support.
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