Shiseido launch new collection and new Global Colour Ambassador

SHISEIDO is not a brand that I keep up with, but its colour game has always been strong and this AW is no exception. The latest colour collection is vibrant, and full of brilliant products in excellent colours. The brand has also just announced a new Global Colour Ambassador - Patrick Ta. “Shiseido has such a rich heritage and there is so much to tap into as a makeup artist," said Patrick on his appointment. "The brand also has a history of … [Read more...]

Chanel launch two new Rouge Allure Matte Lips

Chanel launches two new matte lip products this week - Rouge Allure Liquid Powder and Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme - and if you like matte lips, and Chanel, you are going to love these. Chanel's Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica, continues to explore matte colours and textures with these new products, which are very different. Chanel already has Rouge Allure Velvet, and the Velvet Extreme is one step-up. It only comes in … [Read more...]

Elemis Beauty Advent Calendar available now!

It might still be September, but we're off and running with this year's crop of beauty advent calendars. Elemis launched theirs  - 25 Days of Beauty - yesterday, and it's available whilst stocks last - but be quick. Last year this one sold out in FIVE DAYS!! It's £150, but the contents are worth £345 so it's a real treat for any Elemis fans. It's sold exclusively online, and has 25 drawers filled with Elemis goodies, from award-winning products, … [Read more...]

Caudalie Vinopure Anti-Blemish Collection

Caudalie recently launched a new anti-blemish range - Vinopure, targeted at women who, long after their teenage years, still have issues with the appearance of blemishes, shine and clogged pores on combination to oily skin. Our skin has never been subject to such harsh conditions, thanks to things like pollution, stress, hormonal changes, and unsuitable cosmetics. All of these contribute to an unsettled and reactive epidermis, and it is … [Read more...]

Love your Lashes with 5pm offers

It's not good enough to just pick up a mascara, slick it on and go with your lashes these days. If you haven't looked at false lashes in a while, and still think they're strip lashes of the kind Twiggy favoured in the 1960s, then you're in for a surprise. These days, there's nothing you can't do to your lashes - extend them, tint them, perm them even. Yes, perm them - although the beauty industry prefers to call it a Lash Lift. There's even … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Camo Luxe Collection

This new CAMO LUXE Collection from Bobbi Brown is a bit of a leftfield move, no? It's all about leopard this season, but if camo print is your thing, you'll like this - and the palette is as lovely as always. So, lets start with that. This lovely Camo Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette (£49.50) palette has six matte, metallic and sparkle eyeshadows, but my eye was drawn immediately to that amazing Highlighting Powder! Wow. That's gold! The eye shades … [Read more...]

MAC Cosmetics tops the Instagram beauty brands

If you're on Instagram, you probably follow at least one beauty brand. And if you're on Instagram you are one of one BILLION active users worldwide (as of June 2018). So it's no wonder brands love this platform,and recognise its  potential to engage existing and new users to like, share and feel encouraged to buy a product or service. But who reigns supreme on Insta? And which beauty brands are the ones to follow? According to a recent survey … [Read more...]

NEW Reb’l Fleur Love Always EDP from Rihanna

Rihanna launches her 10th fragrance today, exclusively in Superdrug. Her what?! Her TENTH fragrance. How the heck did that even happen. I haven't had a sniff of any of them! This one is called Reb’l Fleur Love Always - a richer, more intense version of her first - and best-selling -  fragrance, Reb'l Fleur. If you're a fan of Rihanna, or a fan of celebrity scents, then get to Superdrug now, where it's on sale exclusively, until October … [Read more...]

Guerlain AW18 Collection

Guerlain's new AW18 makeup collection has three colour products in it - a new blush, new lipsticks, and a new, innovative, eyebrow pencil. The collection doesn't have a name - the press info just calls it Fall 18, which gets my goat in itself. Last time I looked this season was autumn in UK...please, UK press and bloggers, stop using Fall! Guerlain's KissKiss Lipsticks (£28) come in coloured cases in this collection. The shades are Rouge … [Read more...]

Clarins Joli Rouge & Black AW Makeup Collection

Clarins has just launched a small, but perfectly formed mini AW Makeup Collection. There are only three products in it, but it's super-cute and the packaging is adorable. The Joli Rouge & Black Collection introduces a new lipstick - the Joli Rouge Gradation (£22) which is the Joli Rouge, reinvented to sculpt and colour your lips. The lipstick has a stripe through the middle, and that central shade will illuminate the middle of your lips, … [Read more...]