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...]

Tom Ford’s Flawless Complexion collection

This is Tom Ford's new Flawless Complexion collection. "As human beings, we all respond subconsciously to symmetry. It is a universal beauty standard. A symmetrical and balanced face is considered beautiful in our society," says Tom Ford. I get the feeling Tom Ford likes symmetry in everything, don't you? He's SO perfect! If you've seen his film, A Single Man, you will see how meticulous he is about attention to detail. So, it's no surprise that … [Read more...]

Clarins go all Ladylike for Autumn/Winter

Clarins want us to come over all ladylike for Autumn/Winter this year, with their new collection - Ladylike! Focus is on the eyes, and the feel is elegant with a strong, but soft, character. The big news in this collection is that they are bringing out their hugely successful 3-Dot Liner in a Limited Edition brown shade, which I expect will become a permanent item in time. The award-winning 3-Dot Liner (£20) is so easy to use, and allows even … [Read more...]

Brows from Shavata, Clarins and Joan Collins

Eyebrows shape your face. They also keep the sweat out of your eyes. They can be thin, bushy, shaped, messy, thick, whatever. But, according to eyebrow guru, Shavata, they should always be groomed! And preferably at one of her counters, of course. I had my brows done at the new Shavata counter in Edinburgh's Harvey Nichols last month. Shavata opened there around six years ago, but she's now moved to a bigger, better spot, across the other side of … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder John Lewis 150 Gift offer

You've still got a week to get this gorgeous Gift With Purchase (GWP) at the John Lewis Estee Lauder counters. Estee Lauder is celebrating 150 years of John Lewis heritage with a lovely gift with a gorgeous makeup bag designed especially for them in the John Lewis Design Studio. The print features an archive scene of the Oxford Street London John Lewis store. It has been designed to coincide with the anniversary 150 year John Lewis anniversary . … [Read more...]

Revlon Moisture Stain

Revlon have a new lip product out in August - the Moisture Stain. It's a sort of gel-stain which is highly pigmented, but non-drying, and hydrating. They're infused with Vitamin E and Aloe to help with that hydration. I'm amazed at the amount of new lip product formulas that come out almost monthly. I'm a lipstick fan myself, old school, matte, richly pigmented and usually red! So, this is a new one on me, but it's actually quite nice. It isn't … [Read more...]

Clinique’s new Chubby Cheeks and Baby Chubby

It's been the worst kept beauty secret, but FINALLY Clinique's Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm arrives on counter at the end of this week! They've been available online for a few weeks now and are already amassing a cult following. Clinique revolutionised the beauty market when they launched their Chubby Sticks a few years ago. Since then they've added Chubby Sticks Intense, and Chubby Stick Eyeshadows and now it's the turn of the cheeks. The … [Read more...]

YSL Black Fetish Collection

It's sunny outside, summer is here, and we're all feeling, well, summery, so ... it's a great time to talk about Autumn /Winter makeup! I know, I know, but the Autumn/Winter beauty collections hit the counters in August, and this one hits in July! So let's start this week with this GORGEOUS collection from YSL. Featuring the beautiful Cara Delevingne in the campaign images, the Fall 2014 YSL look  - Black Fetish - was inspired by leather. "I am … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Goes Bright!

Wow! That's my only reaction to the new Bobbi Brown Blush & Rich Lip Color Shade Extensions. Wait until you see these colours! Inspired by requests from fans and makeup artists, Bobbi Brown is expanding her Blush and Rich Lip Color collections with what she is calling her 'pick-me-up' shades. I think some of these will pick you up and knock you out! It is Bobbi Brown's most diverse colour range yet. Is this really the woman who didn't even … [Read more...]

DKNY MYNY with Rita Ora

That Rita Ora gets about the beauty world, doesn't she? Not long after creating her own range of lips and nails for Rimmel, she's now the face of DKNY's latest frgrance MYNY whcih is out next month. All about New York, this new fragrance has a message as universal as it is personal - be a part of New York. The ad campaign captures the excitement of being in new York, as seen through the eyes of Rita Ora. In a black leather jacket, sky high heels … [Read more...]