February 22nd, 2017
The different coral shades in the Bobbi Brown Havana Brights spring 2017 make-up collection are inspired by the spirit of Havana, the energy of Cuba’s capital giving life to the colours chosen. The collection features shades and shadows that are easy make-up essentials for the eyes, lips and cheeks. Each option is easily translatable from day looks to night ones thanks to the subtle and natural sultry shades. The dual-ended long-wear cream shadow stick is brand new and works without a tool to apply it and the shades complement each other on either end for a variety of looks. Two different illuminating cheek palettes designed to flatter a host of different shades have three different powders in each: the light reflecting Illuminating Bronzing Powder, soft coral tinted blush for a natural fresh tint and finally the highlighter for that light catching glow. Each cheek palette works to create the lively glow of health and energy in the skin. The art stick liquid lip is one of the newest lip make-ups from Bobbi Brown. The three shades include the limited edition Havana Coral. There are also new shades is available in the classic art stick: Sunset Orange; Electric Pink and Brown Berry.
Mineral queen jane iredale has the second phase of her Spring Colour Collection, featuring two new lip colours and cream blusher. The PureMoist Lipstick (£19.95) is available in Lisa (creamy rose beige) and Susan (soft cool pink) and offers vivid pigments that have been blended with natural oils and fruit extracts. The new In Touch Cream Blush (£24) in Candid (warm, rosy neutral) can also be used on the eyes and lips. Phase two will be available from 1 April.
Charlotte Tilbury has revealed its new Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask. The mask works to instantly lift, decrease wrinkles, smooth, hydrate and brighten skin. The bio-mimetic vector delivery system delivers the actives into the intercellular structure of the skin to nourish and hydrate where it needs it. One Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask is priced at £18, while a pack of four is priced at £60.
The Too Faced Summer 2017 make-up collection includes a Peanut Butter and Honey palette in uber-natural shades, designed to create a boosted natural look. The Natural Love Palette is one the largest Too Faced palettes available, boasting 30 different eyeshadow options in the limited edition set. The colours inside include a mix of shimmering metallic finishes, creamy smooth finishes and beautiful soft mattes. The Peanut Butter and Honey Palette is full of warm colours. The Too Faced heart-shaped compact is back, containing a set of highlighters this time in soft silver, gold and rose gold. These highlighter shades are limited edition. Three different brow designer pencils smell like chocolate because they actually contain real cocoa powder. The Chocolate Brown-nie is designed to tint and condition your brows for up to 12 hours with subtle reliable colour. The new shades of Too Faced’s Melted Matte long-wear lipstick range from nude to hunter green and grey to purple.
London College of Fashion lecturers have created a Women’s Beauty Co-operative make-up workshop that is to be delivered by make-up artist Lucy Wearing for the women’s cooperative in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan this May 2017. Za’atari is home to around 80,000 refugees. Families displaced, by no fault of their own, are set to be in the camp for a minimum of 13 years – the average resettlement time is 26 years. The women’s groups within the camp are a place of comfort, solace and support and research has shown that a great deal of healing occurs in the women’s co-operative. In November 2016, Liz McLafferty, Helen Storey and Deepa Patel from the London College of Fashion visited Za’atari Refugee Camp. The Za’atari women’s groups identified ‘beauty’, as a theme they wished to explore, as a means to make new friendships and develop skills and confidence whilst Za’atari is their home away from home. To expediate this, a London College of Fashion short course has been designed specifically for the women of Za’atari. Whilst at the camp, the women discussed their aspirations and wishes for their future. The areas that the women expressed as important to them are: Make up Skills and techniques, Cosmetic Make up Skills and techniques, Hairstyling skills and techniques and Hair colouring skills and technique. These courses have been designed as a great way to give women the skill set to start their own business within the camp, that they can take this back with them when they can eventually return home to Syria. The UNHCR also conveyed an interest in being able to identify the ‘talented and gifted’ amongst the women – those that may in the future, mentor others and be female role models in their own right. The organisers are looking for support in terms of donations of any make-up products, materials, brushes, sponges and tools that can be given to the women. LCF are planning an event on 14th March where attendees can find out more about the project and the importance of the Women’s Beauty Co-op. The event is now on line Tickets are free and open to all. Booking is essential – please click onto the link above to reserve your place.
Rouge Bunny Rouge has announced the launch of its new Tanzanite Crown Jewels set (€37), available from the brand’s international and German web boutique. The limited edition set comprises two Rouge Bunny Rouge bestsellers: Big Lash Mascara in Pure Obsidian (classic black) and Quartz Eyeliner in Tanzanite Essence (dark blue).
MakeUp Eraser, is expanding its range to include four new products, each using its game changing technology which allows users to remove make up with water alone. Promising to save users time and money with its microfibre technology, MakeUp Eraser removes even the toughest waterproof makeup with water alone and each product lasting more the 1,000 washes. Developed and brought to the UK in response to customer feedback, the brand is launching the Mini MakeUp Eraser (RRP £24.95); a set of four hot pink mini-sized MakeUp Erasers. In addition the US brand is also launching three new products designed specifically for professional make-up artists. The Pocket Pro (£19.95) boasts all the benefits of the original MakeUp Eraser, but with specially designed pockets on each side to allow artists to mould the cloth to clients faces and, with warm water alone, gently cleanse and remove even the most stubborn makeup. For makeup brushes that require gentle chemical-free cleaning, The Glove (RRP £29.95) is a necessary addition to any artist’s arsenal. This set of two MakeUp Eraser gloves is designed to help you get makeup applicators spotless in seconds with water alone. Following feedback, the brand is also launching the Jumbo (RRP £24.95), which at five times the size of the original MakeUp Eraser, is designed for using on faces and bodies and is ideal for full body art, TV and theatre makeup removal. To use the range, simply soak the super-fine specially knitted microfibre MakeUp Eraser products with warm water and gently rub in a circular motion. When wet, the products create a hydro-mechanical process which breaks the surface tension of the oils that bond makeup to the skin. MakeUp Eraser is suitable for all skin types including sensitive, as the gentle cleansing process promotes healthy skin without affecting the skin’s natural acid mantle.