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...]

Illamasqua Nudes

Illamasqua are renowned fortheir bold, out there, avant garde style - full of bright colours and bold formulas. This is the brand that brought you this green lipgloss! And their new collection for summer is, well, NUDES! I was a bit shocked when this landed on my desk, but I didn't dismiss it out of hand, even if, as one friend said to me, it was 'like rocking the All Saints 1994 look'. I know exactly what she means! I wasn't averse to a bit of a … [Read more...]

Joan Collins Summer Makeup

Joan Collins launched her own line of cosmetics earlier this year, and I blogged about them over on my own site , Beauty Bombshells. Joan is undoubtedly a Bombshell, still looking fabulous in her 80s! For summer, available in July, she's launching a few new additions to her collection, including a couple of products with the same name of another  favourite Bombshell - Marilyn Monroe! There's the Divine Lips Lipstick in Marilyn (£18), an easy to … [Read more...]

Dr Hauschka Summer Makeup

The little independent chemist round the corner from me stocks Dr Hauschka, and every time I am in waiting for a prescription, I have a sniff and a try of the lovely creams and lotions. Recently, I noticed they also stock Dr Hauschka makeup. I have to confess, I didn't know there was such a thing! But there is, and for summer 2014 they have a cute little collection out called the Chorus Collection. It's small and simple. Six playful colours that … [Read more...]

Surf & Sand from Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown's Surf & Sand collection is Bobbi's perfect summer beauty essentials for creating an effortlessly chic beach look. I'm not sure I want to head to the beach with a full face of makeup, but I can see where she is coming from... This lovely collection is, however, perfect for those summer evenings - and days - when you're not heading to the beach, Or, perhaps, if you're going to a beach or poolside resort where posing is more … [Read more...]

Beauty News!

* It had to happen - we've had BB creams for skin, and hair, and now US brand Orly is to launch an industry first – a BB cream for nails! BB, or blemish balm, creams have been one of the biggest things in the skincare market of late, bridging the gap between moisturiser and foundation and are popular because they offer a two-in-one solution. so, Orly has now adopted the concept and repurposed it for the nails world with its BB Crème, a … [Read more...]