Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation

Maison Chanel’s Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation makes a welcome addition to the range of Les Beiges foundations. Let’s just say it is Chanel’s take on the perfect tinted moisturiser − with moisture being the operative word.

This lightweight formula is fast absorbing, but leaves the skin with a refreshed, dewy and lustrous appearance, perhaps because it is packed with hyaluronic acid derivatives, enabling it to retain the skin’s natural moisture. The formula boasts 56% water, and is enriched with hyaluronic acid to ensure 8 hour long hydration. It’s definitely one for the dry skinned gals out there, you’ll get a sheer glossy coverage that covers up some general redness and discoloration. The medium coverage, gently scented gel allows the complexion to peep through, giving a smooth, even finish that can be touched up and perfected, without looking streaky, but doesn’t do much to hide blemishes or scarring.

It also contains SPF 25 and Kalanchoe extract, an active botanical ingredient with protective properties, which makes it perfect for using during the summer months. It is also available in a range of 9 skin tones.

 

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It’s all housed in expectedly gorgeous refillable packaging complete with applicator sponge and mirror. Like most cushions this is plastic, but it doesn’t feel cheap nor is it too hefty that it’ll take up precious real-estate in your purse. The mirror is of superior quality and is very easy to apply makeup with. There’s the usual cushion puff that lays over the plastic closure of the product. To access you just pop it up to reveal the cushion. It can be popped into your makeup bag for touching up, ensuring a flawless look throughout the day.

How to use:

Press the sponge into the fine fabric screen to neatly dispense the perfect dose, then gently pat onto the skin. Or with the special Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation brush, work always from the inside, to the outside…

 

 

 

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto Lipstick and Nail Polish

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Maison Guerlain has previously presented a dark burgundy, almost black shade called Black Perfecto in the form of a nail polish and a lipstick within the La Petite Robe Noire makeup collection. Its perfume version,

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto Lipstick

A limited edition lipstick inspired by the La Petite Robe Noire fragrance. The lipstick is presented in an elongated black tube with a transparent cover and a heart-shaped handle.

Guerlain creates an absolutely essential and utterly irresistible La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick in deliciously shiny texture to dress up your style with colour! A vibrant shade with an innovative texture. The light-weight texture reveals the lips’ natural radiance, leaving them supple and comfortable. Buildable coverage thanks to its thin film: one layer to offer a glimpse of the sensual texture of the lips, several for a more dense and sophisticated finish. Inspired by La Petite Robe Noire, the formula is deliciously perfumed and delicately flavoured for an unforgettable taste on your lips. And it has an ultra-shiny finish and pure & luminous colours thanks to a cocktail of fine oils and a selection of ‘POP’ pigments coated in a specific shine-boosting resin.

 

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Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto Nail Polish

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Color is a long-lasting polish formulated with a careful blend of adhesive copolymers and a specific polyester resin that increases its adherence to the nail, which reduces chipping. It’s vibrant, revived shade give you an instant, extreme-gloss finish. Not only are you left with a glossy manicure, but the nail color is lightly fragranced with the brand’s floral and fruity La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto perfume. The scented nail polish  is corresponding to the fragrance edition. Make the fragrance last by layering with other La Petite Robe Noire fragranced nail products.

The nail polish bottle look just like the miniature versions of the fragrance bottle. Its rectangular body is crowned with a silver-colored stopper with rounded shoulders and heart-shaped top.

Guerlain Black Perfecto by La Petite Robe Noire is coming out in the spring of 2017.

 

 

 

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics launches Havana Brights Collection

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A beautiful limited edition make-up range has just been launched by Bobbi Brown. The Havana Brights Collection draws inspiration from the vibrant colours as seen on the streets of the Cuban capital. This exciting launch, perfect for daytime or night-time, features a range of products in a multitude of warm coral hues for cheeks, eyes and lips.

Havana Brights – Peach Illuminating Cheek Palette

The Illuminating Cheek Palette is available in two shades − peach and guava – and contains a blush to add colour, a highlighter to give a gentle glow and an illuminator to reflect light.

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Havana Brights – Dual Ended Cream Shadow Sticks

The Duel-Ended Long Wear Cream Shadow sticks give double the colour to shade, define and highlight eyes, lasting up to eight hours, being sweat-proof and water-resistant.

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Havana Brights – Liquid Art Sticks

The chunky, easy-to-apply Art Stick contains a Shea Butter formulae and is available in a choice of three shades to both colour and condition lips. And finally, the new Art Stick Liquid Lip is a squeezable, easy-to-apply lip colour, available in three versatile shades, giving a semi-matte finish and lasting up to eight hours.

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Sephora Is Launching a Nationwide Free Beauty Class for Women and Men with Cancer

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Sephora just announced that it would be adding an empowering and free beauty class exclusively for people living with cancer. The class is titled ‘Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer’ and will join the retailer’s ‘Classes For Confidence’ program.

According to a press release, each 90-minute class will offer personalized skin care tips, possible solutions to any beauty-related problems and makeup how-tos, students may have stemming from their battle with cancer. Students will learn a variety of skills to apply masterful eye makeup, achieve natural-looking brows, and (much) more. Each student will also receive their unique Color IQ to learn which products work best for their complexion. While putting together this curriculum, Sephora sought the advice of its employees who also had or still have cancer.

We are harnessing the fun upbeat environment of our stores and attention of our experts, to create a safe place for participants to learn and play with beauty, ask questions, and connect with others going through a similar situation.

Corrie Conrad, Sephora’s Senior Director of Social Impact and Sustainability

Not only that, but Sephora employees nationwide will also be wearing a lavender lapel pin as a gesture of solidarity, given that lavender is the color used to symbolize awareness for all cancers.

Because Sephora wants to ensure that each attendees needs are fully met, they’re keeping class size super-small. No more than 12 people will be able to sign up for a session, and for every three-four participants in attendance there will be a coach present to provide additional hands-on help.

Men are also welcome, hair loss and skin effects from cancer treatments know no gender, and we want to be a safe space for all of our clients.

Corrie Conrad

Going forward, the larger ‘Classes For Confidence’ program will work with different nonprofit organizations to help support its many shoppers. Another class is aimed at helping women and men with workforce reentry and will give students the tips they need to create everyday looks for work.

‘Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer’ will be available in 50 locations starting April 9. Click here to locate available classes near you.

What do you think of Sephora’s new initiative?

 

 

 

 

Pat McGrath’s galactic make-up kits

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Captivating audiences from the recent Fall/Winter ’17 collections with her out-of-this-world makeup trends – think Valentino’s shimmering bold lip and Versace’s dark liners or Maison Margiela’s coloured shadows – Pat McGrath is now extending her eponymous label with a new must-have eye kit.

Aptly titled Dark Star 006, a continuing collection from her Metalphormosis 005 range, the British artist includes new eyeshadow pigments, a black smudge liner eye kohl and a blender brush to the kits. Available in UltraViolet Blue, UltraSuede Brown and Dark Matter, the collection is the go-to for achieving the perfect smokey eye.

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Pat McGrath’s Dark Star 006 UltraViolet Blue

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Pat McGrath’s Dark Star 006 Dark Matter

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Pat McGrath’s Dark Star 006 UltraSuede Brown

Pat McGrath’s beautiful Dark Star 006 collection will be available on Patmcgrath.com from April 11, 2017.

 

 

 

Clinique x Crayola: A limited edition collection

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First came the launch of colouring books for adults and now Clinique has added to our coveted collection of child-like products through a collaboration with Crayola. Discover the pieces now…

 

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Clinique is drawing attention to a new must-have beauty product, wich had been created in collaboration with Crayola. The collaboration sees crayon-like packaging injected with beauty mastery into the brand’s signature Chubby Sticks lip balms, which come complete in a flavoured colour palette mimicking the crayon’s original names — think Mango Tango, Razzmatazz, Wild Strawberry and Pink Sherbet. Don’t be afraid to color outside the lines — or, rather, use them on cheeks and eyelids — if you’re feeling bold. After all, makeup and crayons are both used to create masterpieces, and this collection is bound to inspire some incredible art! Each shade is also infused with mango and shea butter to ensure your lips are nourished and soft.

Clinique x Crayola’s Chubby Sticks are available are now…

 

 

 

First look: Bella Hadid’s Dior beauty campaign

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It’s here! The first image from Bella Hadid’s debut campaign for Dior is out and it’s a must-see…

Exactly eight months after she was confirmed as Dior’s new makeup ambassador, the twenty year old model shared her excitement over the first photo this morning on Instagram. She wrote, “I have dreamt about this moment since I was a child!!! I am still in shock!”

My first official Dior Beauty campaign! This is such a crazy, magical, massive honour for me to work for such an iconic brand that I have wanted to be a part of my entire life! I have dreamt about this moment since I was a child! I am still in shock! Thank you.

Bella Hadid

While the model had earlier engaged in a beauty video for the maison, this is the first official visual campaign.