bareMinerals bareSkin Foundation

Yep, it's another new foundation! This one is quite interesting, because it's a liquid foundation, from bareMinerals. Mineral makeup is powder, right? Well, yes and no.  bareMinerals is a long-time detractor of liquid foundations so how do they justify bringing one out? Er, like this. Okay, I'm not actually going to share the whole press statement with you, because you may be asleep by the end of it. I've read it, and read it again, and what it … [Read more...]

Illamasqua Once

The latest autumn collection to land on my desk recently was the Illamasqua Once collection - and how pretty is Once?! The idea behind the collection is the beauty of old and new. Decadent and lavish, dabbling with rich textures and autumnal, delicate colours. "Once is the beauty of the burnished, eroded and erudite," says Creative Director for Illamasqua, Alex Box. "A palette inspired by the gentle and exquiste point when a flower starts to … [Read more...]

Smashbox Love Lips

Two new products have recently launched at the Smashbox counter -both for lips. I am REALLY excited about the first one, the Always Sharp Lip Liner. I was stupidly impressed with the Always Sharp Eye Liners when I saw them last year - and wrote about them here. But as I actually wear Lip Liner more than eyeliner, this launch is way more exciting. It's the same principle - the liner is sharp, you use it, it goes blunt, then you twist the lid back … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown launches Ask Bobbi App

Bobbi Brown has launched the new ASK Bobbi App, and it's pretty good if you're a big beauty fan. I've had a play around with it, and there's a lot you can do. Discover recommended products, expert advice, how-to's and you can shop straight from the App, via bobbibrown.co.uk. Features on the App include: Want a long wearing makeup look? ASK Bobbi sends you a step-by-step guide. Need to book an in-store Makeup lesson? ASK Bobbi directs you to … [Read more...]

Boots No7 launch Match Made Lipstick Service

Mmm. This is one beauty launch this week that saw a raised eyebrow in your beauty blogger. Boots No7 Match Made Lipstick Service reminded me a little of 'having your colours done', my absolute first pick for Room 101! I despise everything about this philosophy. Who on earth is anyone to tell me what colours I should be wearing, based on my skintone and hair colour. It flies in the face of everything I believe about fashion being an expression of … [Read more...]

New Foundations from Estee Lauder and Clarins

Foundation is BIG news this autumn/winter in the beauty world. It seems like everyone is launching a new base product - and all with new technologies and claims. More and more, foundation is becoming an integral part of a skincare routine, not just a makeup base. Estee Lauder and Clarins are the latest two big guns to lunch their latest foundations. Clarins bring out True Radiance SPF15 foundation next month, and it promises to even, illuminate … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy

Estee Lauder's AW14 colour collection is all about the eyes - more specifically all about the new Pure Color Envy Sculpting EyeShadow 5-Color Palette. There are a whopping TEN of them in all sorts of gorgeous colour mixes for the perfect eyes. There are dramatic shades, accentuated with timeless nudes, lighter shads to lift and luminate, mid-tones to shape and contour and deep tones to deinfe. The textures are all there too, from velvety mattes, … [Read more...]

Tom Ford Fall Color Collection 2014

More gorgeous Tom Ford makeup! It's such a luxury, but if you love makeup, save up and treat yourself to some of this - it's worth every penny! The packaging is decadent, the makeup quality is fanastic, and Tom Ford's vision is beautiful. For the Tom Ford Fall Color Collection 2014, think light and shadow, a defined, alluring look. Cheeks are visibly contoured with the gorgeous Contouring Cheek Duo in Softcore and Stroked (£56) which contains a … [Read more...]

Collection Etats Poetiques from Chanel

I have already fallen in love with the imagery from Chanel's AW14 beauty collection, Etats Poetiques inspired by Gabrielle Chanel's fascination with the art of poetry.  And, I think I am now falling in love with the collection. It is a very romantic, pared down collection, with washes for lips, barely there glosses, nude nails, but all about the eyes, with bold, bright eyes. The eyes are at the heart of the collection with no less than six … [Read more...]

YSL Fusion Foundation

YSL launch their Fusion Foundation today (exclusive to Debenhams, until August 20), with a mass of science behind it, apparently much of it the same as the science NASA use. This is not a new claim int he beauty world  but it seems to be a true one this time, as Jane Cunningham from British Beauty Blogger discusses at length in her post on her new site The Beauty Plus. I'll leave it to Jane to explain as she does it in much more depth that I … [Read more...]