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March 26th, 2017

March 26th, 2017

kat beauty artistry collective

Kat Von D has been the main driving force behind her brand for over a decade, Kat Von D Beauty, and is now expanding her beauty family, with the Artistry Collective.  The brand’s first official makeup artist team, all hand-picked by Kat, the team includes four top beauty, professional artists and influencers Leah CarmichaelSteffanie StrazzereTara Buenrostro, and Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick, who will represent the brand globally.

Each of these artists will not only brings a diverse experience and skill set to Kat Von D Beauty, but also their unique background from makeup education, working with top clients and celebrities and editorial work. The team will represent the mission and talent of Kat Von D Beauty – unscripted, authentic, vegan, high-performance product and freedom of self-expression, from the everyday to the avant-garde.

Paul and Joe anniversary

Paul & Joe Beauté is celebrating their 15th Anniversary with another cat-themed collection.  Inside the gold-embellished vanity box you will find a cat shaped pouch to store all your Paul & Joe products, as well as the limited edition cat shaped Lipstick, Face & Eye Colour and portable case.  The Paul & Joe Beauté Anniversary Makeup Collection is priced at £55 and available from April.

MUFE Aqua XL 2

guru event

Guru Makeup Emporium have collaborated with Make Up For Ever to showcase their latest products.  Due to launch in May, Aqua XL Color Paint and Aqua XL Ink Liner is an exciting and vibrant line of artistic products geared towards professionals.  Other new products showcased were The Brow Show (£16), Artist Acrylips (£15), Star Lit Liquids (£19), Star Lit Powders (£15), Ultra HD Pressed Powder (£26) and HD Lip Booster (£18.50).

Joined on the night by Silvia Covrig, Make Up Forever’s International Pro trainer, and Michele di Giovani, Italian Fashion MUA, pro artists were able to see the products on models, along with a live demo in store and a play area to sample and explore for themselves.  All registered Pro Customers receive discount off Make Up For Ever when they shop and makeup artists email to apply.

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics introduces the art supply inspired modern take on liquid lipstick: Art Stick Liquid Lip (£21.50).  Creamy and super-pigmented with a semi-matte finish, this squeezable colour stick offers a bold, full-coverage look with a luxurious ultra-lightweight feel.  The moisturising formula conditions lips for comfortable, long-lasting wear and blends effortlessly for even application.  Art Stick Liquid Lip is available in 16 nude, light and bold shades.

Bobbi Brown Skin Cushion Compact

Also unveiled is Skin Foundation Cushion Compact SPF35 (£36).  The new foundation product is packed with skin-boosting ingredients like pink silk tree extract and caffeine, to rejuvenate and re-energise skin, while helping to protect it with a moisture-infused anti-pollution barrier and high-level SPF.  Available in nine shades, the liquid formula comes in a refillable compact.  There is an exclusive preview at Selfridges from 23rd March, and it will be available nationwide from 6th April.

rosie for autograph sheer complexion

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has further expanded her Rosie For Autograph make-up line for Marks & Spencer, introducing Sheer Finish Complexion Enhancer.  This is the first foundation product to join the 70-piece collection from the supermodel.  This tinted moisturiser provides soft-focus coverage to enhance and brighten skin for a natural finish.  The super-light formula brightens, hydrates and creates a super blur effect to perfect the skin’s appearance.  Available in six shades: Nude, Beige, Warm Beige, Deep Beige, Tan, Deep Tan, the new Rosie for Autograph Sheer Finish Complexion Enhancer is priced at £18 and launches on 18 March at M&S Beauty nationwide and online.

LGFB netball

The first ever Look Good Feel Better charity netball tournament was staged at the Copper Box Arena on Sunday 12th March and raised over £20,000.  30 mixed-ability teams took part including regular netballers, groups of friends and some companies had put their first ever corporate netball team together, just for this event.  With headline sponsor, M&S Beauty, and umpired by England Netball, the games ran seamlessly.  Spectators donated £10 to watch the teams in action, as well as having the chance to meet Netball Superleague stars Lindsay Keable, Peace Proscovia and Vanessa Walker who were on hand to dish out some top tips, show their support and join in the fun.  The three delighted winners were Panthers clinching the victory in Pool 1, Dixon Wilson topping Pool 2 and The Wilderpeople triumphing in Pool 3. Throughout the day, beauty and netball masterclasses were held with players and spectators given the opportunity to explore the beauty playground and pick up a few treats along the way.

LGFB is the beauty industry’s flagship charity dedicated to helping women and teenagers living with cancer restore their appearance and self-esteem following any type of cancer treatment for any kind of cancer.  Money raised from this event will help them support thousands more people across the UK.  To see what happens at the Workshops and Masterclasses, view the video below.

Rituals Magic Powder Blush

New from Rituals is the Ritual of Cleopatra, the recently launched collection created with pure pulverised gemstones – balancing amethyst, energising ruby and clarifying sapphire – inspired by the beauty rituals of one of the most powerful women of the ancient world.  The collection consists of Sun Glow gloss powder (£25.50), Magic Powder blush (£16.50), Precious foundation (£20.50), Lighten Up highlighter (£15.50), Lip Gloss (£13.50), Lip Shine (£13.50) and Long-lasting lipstick (£16).  Enriched with ruby for an intense, eight-hour colour, this soothing lipstick with a subtle gloss has a new extra creamy texture and is available in 10 colours.

Art Deco Cover Correct

With Cover & Correct – The Art of Makeup, ARTDECO offers a collection of concealers, powders and tools to neutralise skin issues and conceal imperfections leaving an even, radiant complexion.  The collection consists of Liquid Camouflage (€26.50) is easy to wear and has natural opacity, without making the skin look caked in makeup.  With a high proportion of ultrafine, ground pigments to achieve a flawless finish and balance the complexion, while strong enough to cover tattoos.  Containing Argan oil, lysine, panthenol and tiger grass extract nourish the skin, the paraben-free Liquid Camouflage is long-lasting and, once dry, does not smudge. Available in three cool and three warm skin tones.

Colour Correcting Stick (€14.95) provides long-lasting, waterproof coverage in four variations – green, lavender, yellow and apricot, or you can purchase all four colours together in the Most Wanted Colour Correcting Palette (€22.45).  Setting Powder Compact (€34.55) fixes makeup and provides a matte effect, transparent finish.  Oil- and paraben-free, refills are €21.  Fixing Powder is designed to fix any ARTDECO Camouflage Cream in place and leaves make-up waterproof.  This transparent powder is suitable for all skin types and is available either in the useful dispenser (€10.55) or in a classic powder tin (€17.10).

Brushes too are in the collection.  The new Small Oval Brush Premium Quality (€19.50) is perfect for creamy and powdery textures; for applying eyeshadow, blending concealer around the eye and precisely applying highlights.  Liquid and powdery textures can be blended and outlined using the new Medium Oval Brush Premium Quality (€24), while the Large Oval Brush Premium Quality (€33) is ideal for applying and blending in foundation products to larger areas of the face.  The Cover & Correct Collection from ARTDECO launching this month from selected pharmacies, beauty salons & spas.



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By Emma Rutherford

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