August 24th, 2018
Hot off this week’s news – As promised, the rest of the new RMK Glow In the Dark collection: first up, the Midnight Flower Blush (£25), which comes in Song Siren, Terracotta, or Victorian Rose, and is inspired by flowers in full bloom beneath the moonlight. The soft, bead-shaped particles of layered powder give your cheeks a natural flush, and the delicate rose scent will leave you in a cloud of sweetness. If you want some intensity in your eye look, try the new W Color Mascara (£25), a double ended creation that comes in either khaki-orange, or violet-lavender, or the Moon Bloom Coloring Eyes (£33), which are quads of gorgeous eyeshadows, which let you enjoy each colour on its own as the mood takes you. They’re available in six colourways. Finally, the Nail Polish (£14.50) comes in five sophisticated colours – our favourite is Moonlight Blue – and are limited editions to the original range which is renowned for its long-lasting colours and elegant shine. RMK is available from Selfridges, LookFantastic, and BeautyBay.
RUUBY, the on-demand beauty booking platform, has acquired luxury mobile beauty and wellness consultancy Perfect 10 for an undisclosed sum. The merged company will offer three tiers of beauty service: Classic, Elite, and Black Label. RUUBY was started by Venetia Archer in 2015, and is backed by a network of established Angel investors. The move consolidates their position in the on-demand space.
Swiss specialist in skin tightening skin689 is launching a new highlight within their beloved body-contouring range: the Firm Skin Décolleté Mask (£7.90). The mask is designed to give a firmer cleavage, and is ideal for special occasions. It acts in just ten minutes, and leaves skin rejuvenated with fewer wrinkles and visibly firmer skin. The active ingredients include snow algae, which activates the longevity gene of skin cells, and glucoside-lysine-proline-copper complex, which stimulates aging skin and results in a visible reduction of wrinkles, and firmer skin. The mask is available from www.skin689.com and select professional clinics and beauty medispas.
For super smooth post-holiday skin, look to Hempz’s new milk and honey collection. The range includes the Exfoliating Herbal Body Whip (£17.99), which is made with fine walnut shells, and the Herbal Body Wash (15.99) leaves skin touchably soft and hydrated. If your skin is particularly dry and in need of some moisture, try the Herbal Body Moisturiser (£23.99), which is packed with 100% hemp seed oil, a natural antioxidant which helps to cleanse the skin. If it’s a multitasking saviour you’re after, the Herbal Hand & Foot Creme (£7.49) offers relief to skin with the help of agave extract, shea butter, and jojoba oil. The range is available from www.hempzbeauty.com.
Bringing 90s nudes to the forefront of fashion once more, Diego dalla Palma’s new AW18 collection is inspired by pink sunsets, nude skin, and the symphony of colours. Accentuate your eyes with the Eyeshadow Palettes (£24.50), which offer five compact powder shades in either beige or rose, and the Water-Resistant Eye Pencil (£14.50), which adds intensity to eyes and features a creamy formula for an immediately pigmented result. There’s also the multitasking marvel the Corrective Eye & Lip Pencil (£14.50), which is ideal to lighten and define all over the face. The Lip Pencil 85 (£14.50) in a soft brown shade provides controlled application and helps to extend the wear of any lipstick without any bleeding, and is perfect paired with the Lumi Lip Lacquer Liquid Lipstick (£15.50) , which comes in two universally flattering shades, and combines exceptional intense colour and shine with staying power that lasts for 12 hours. Chisel cheeks with the Sculpt & Contour Double Face Stick (£25.50), which allows for effortless sculpting and leaves a flawless complexion, and is available in two shades: light to medium and medium to dark. Finally, warm up the natural colour of your skin with the Naked Symphony Multicolour Compact (£27.50) and the Naked Symphony Multicolour Compact Powder Blush (£27.50), which combines three nuances of pink and blends to a multidimensional and easy to wear shade. The collection is available from Marks and Spencer and www.diegodallapalma.com.
Tricia Cusden, founder of Look Fabulous Forever, is a strong believer in the fact that “older faces don’t need more makeup – just the right makeup applied in the right way”. Her new Light Look Beauty Balm (£30) offers more coverage than a tinted moisturiser but avoids the heavy look of foundations. The natural looking coverage is created especially for older skins, and hydrates and nourishes with antioxidant Vitamin E, which also works to block free radicals. Meanwhile, the ultra-moisturising argan oil rejuvenates skin and leaves it silky smooth. It is available in light, medium, and dark from www.lookfabulousforever.com.
Sounding good enough to eat, John Masters’ new Conditioner for Dry Hair with Lavender & Avocado (£22) was especially formulated to help treat dry hair in multiple ways: intensely conditioning and hydrating dry, brittle locks without weighing them down, helping to increase hair’s ability to bind and retain moisture, and helping to soothe strands from roots to tips for shiny, soft, healthy-looking hair. The lightly floral, herbaceous combination of lavender and cedarwood envelops you in a cloud of natural scent, and hair is healed.
Following the success of the original Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder, high-tech beauty brand WUNDER2 Cosmetics has created the Perfect Selfie Bronzing Veil (£19.95) as the ultimate companion for the summer months. It works to blur imperfections and fine lines whilst absorbing light to leave a pixel-perfect finish. It sits weightlessly on the skin without settling into creases or fine lines, thanks to the high performing blend of perfecting powders, which are uniform in size. Who needs filters when real life looks like this? WUNDER2 Cosmetics are available from Boots and www.wunder2.co.uk.
Only a couple of weeks since their last launch, Jurlique are back at it with their new Herbal Recovery Range: five products that minimise the visible signs of aging. Dedicated as ever to pushing nature as far as possible, when their team discovered a set of organic extracts that could address lines, illuminate dullness, and smooth and revitalise skin, they began designing this range. First up in the Herbal Recovery Signature Serum (£55), which combats the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, whilst enhancing firmness to deliver a youthful, fresh glow. Antioxidant rich viola tricolor and rejuvenating yarrow are combined with extracts of Japanese cedar bud and beech tree bud to return skin’s youthful texture. For the ultimate replenishing treat, spritz on the Herbal Recovery Signature Mist (£32), which hydrates skin for the perfect glow, or smooth on the Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream (£50), which melts into skin to reveal fresh, smooth skin with a silky texture. Marshmallow root extract moisturises while viola tricolor helps skin to look firmer while Japanese cedar bud again helps skin to feel firmer whilst reducing the appearance of fatigue, and illuminating the complexion. The same extract is at work in the Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Lotion (£50), which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Herbal Recovery Signature Eye Cream (£38), meanwhile, optimizes the use of Persian Silk Tree extract, which minimises the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, and smooths skin. The range will be available from www.jurlique.co.uk.
Bobbi Brown’s new Camo Luxe Collection is the perfect segue into autumn tones. The Camo Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette (£49.5), Luxe Eye Shadow Multichrome (£22.50), Nail Polish (£14.50), and Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (£20) are all available in a range of jungle-based khaki tones. The range is exclusive to Selfridges and Brown Thomas from the 23rd August, and launches nationwide on the 6th September.