YSL Volupte Tint-in-Oil Lip Oil

So, just after one lip oil, along comes another! This time, from YSL, and it's a bit different from the Clarins one we blogged about yesterday. YSL's Volupte Tint-in-Oil captures colour in oil - no mean feat, apparently. Oil is a tricky element to capture, and oil and tint naturally repel each other but YSL Beaute has developed an ultra-stabilizing technology called Colour Link Infuser which compels the ingredients to work as one, and the tint … [Read more...]

Tom Ford Spring 2015 Colour Collection

Tom Ford is, of course, first and foremost, a fashion designer. So, his Spring Colour Collection in beauty has strong links to his SS15 clothes collection. Full of dark leathers, smoky dirty eyes on the models, messy grungey rock-chic hair, and dark, dark, dark shades, with hints of metallics, his Spring beauty collection comes as no surprise. it's dark. Very dark. No pastels or corals here. Think fierce, deep shades for eyes, dark nails, and … [Read more...]

New Clarins Lip Oil

Clarins launch another innovative product next month - the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil. It's a Limited Edition launch, and is a new addition to Clarins' renowned treatment oil heritage. Following on from the iconic face and body oils created by brand founder Jacques Courtin-Clarins as intensive professional formulas for use in his massage treatments at the very first Clarins Institute de Beaute in Paris. It was entirely due to his … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Little Black Primer…with Kendall Jenner

Never mind the Kardashians, we're keeping up with the Jenners this week! Wednesday's National Television Awards anyone? Kim Jenner looked great, but can we forgive her for Georgie Shore? Really, it's not that hard! (Mind you, can we forgive anyone for Geordie Shore?!) Anyway, over to Kendall Jenner, and her first big campaign for Estee Lauder - launching their new, innovative, Little Black Primer. It's such a simple concept really - it's just … [Read more...]

Benefit’s new Roller Lash Mascara

I missed the press event this week, but ta-dah - here's the new Benefit launch of the year - a brand new mascara - the Roller Lash Mascara. With the phenomenal success of the They're Real mascara, you'd be forgiven for wondering why they bothered launching another. But, hey, they're a beauty brand, and that's the name of the game. So, the Roller Lash. Fabulous packaging, with its pretty pink cap, based on retro hair rollers, and a brush that … [Read more...]

Beyond Perfect Skin with Clinique

After a year or more of BB, CC,DD and even EE creams, it seems the beauty world has returned to good old foundations - and high coverage ones at that. Last week I reviewed Clarins newest formula, this week it's Clinique's new 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer. This latest addition to the extensive Clinique foundation range, is a liquid foundation and concealer, and can be used as such - applied all over like a foundation, or dotted … [Read more...]

Hello Cheekbones with Clinique!

Contouring. If you're a beauty fan, you will be hugely familiar with that word. We've blogged about contouring before, and here we are again, with Clinique launching three new products next month that will create perfect cheekbones, and contoured areas of your face. Clinique's new contour products come in, what else, but Chubby sticks - Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour, and Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight. These cheekbone highlighting and … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder New Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil

So, this is another launch that isn't a brand new product, but an upgraded, improved version. Estee Lauder have just made their Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil a lot better. Which is great. But how have they made it better? Well, it's the same popular formula, with some added extras. It now includes a water-resistant claim, an improved silicone smudge tip, and an updated collection of shades. It's a very creamy eye pencil, yet it sets … [Read more...]

Smashbox Primer Water

I was a little bit sceptical about this latest launch when I first saw it last year. Essentially, it's water. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water launches next month, and it's a spritz of, well, water, which will prime, hydrate and give radiance. Essentially it's the iconic Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, which was developed in 2015, to help makeup look better, last longer, and to blur imperfections on shoots, in a lighter, purer, … [Read more...]

New from Rimmel

Rimmel London have three new products launching at the end of the month - look out for them, they're all goodies. First up is their latest mascara -Scandaleyes XX-Treme Volume & Length Mascara (£6.99). Rimmel mascaras are great value for money and this is no exception. It has a brush that is a new one on me, with two completely different sides. The arched side of the applicator has tiny, two-pronged bristles to deliver the volume, and the … [Read more...]