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...]

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...]