Festive polish at your fingertips

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You don’t have to step away from the classic red, but this year gold and silver shades are also vèry suitable to celebrate in.

The season’s penchant for ‘precious’ varnishes has appeared everywhere from Dior and Sally Hansen, to MAC and OPI, Bobbi Brown and Essie, Mavala and Burberry. There’s a shade to suite any skin tone, any personal style, and any occassion. We could go on, but for now we’ll just recommend you pay attention to a few further bejewelled tones, and our utter favourites; in the form of bright emerald (‘Emerald’ by Dolce & Gabbana), a dark cherry with golden pollen-like particles (‘995 Minuit’ by Dior).

Those who prefer to channel a demure palette should investigate the pearly pink polish in ‘Le Charm’ by Marc Jacobs, and perhaps browse through our defined polish edit, should you require any more direction with your festive digits:

 

 

 

 

 

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Christian Louboutin Launches Neo-Reds

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From shoes to nail polishes, Christian Louboutin is painting the town red once again with his trademark. The luxury shoe designer is bringing a new trio name ‘The Neo Reds’ to his range of nail color shades for the new season. One coat is all that is needed for that glossy coat, thanks to the highly pigmented formula.

For a little shine, fans of the designer nail polishes can don a peony red with a subtle sparkle named ‘Jazzy Doll’ after Louboutin’s leather sandals. The ‘Lady Peep’ is a deep raspberry that is named after the popular peep-toe stiletto. Those in favour of a brighter shade of red can try the ‘Edgy Popi’. The preppy and flirty orange-red is the right amount of colour one would need. The polishes are longwearing and chip resistant as well as free of toluene, formaldehyde and DBP.

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Christian Louboutin first broke into the beauty industry in 2014 with a nail polish collection, but cemented his influence on the market last September when he released a lipstick line that riffed on his iconic red shade. The line’s star piece, ‘The Rouge Louboutin’ lipstick, packaged in luxurious black, silver and gold casing, was accompanied by a further 35 hues, packaged in gold casing and priced at $90.

Louboutin’s The Jazzy Doll, Lady Peep and EdgyPopi shades, will be available from June in selected stores and on Christian Louboutin’s website for $50.

Gucci Inspired by Whimsical Flowers for Spring 2016

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Inside the new Gucci color collection look for Spring Summer 2016. Inspired by the whimsical flowers in Gucci fashion shows, eyes are defined with a soft mauve, lips with an ethereal apricot pink and nails with a warm purple grey lacquer.

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Pink flamingo, Magnetic Shadow Quad

The Gucci Color Shadow Quad fuses vibrant hues with lavish textures. Each quad holds a combination designed to recreate a signature Gucci look from sophisticated to bold. The eyeshadow is saturated with color for a high-impact, buildable finish while pre-treated, jet-milled powders make for a luxurious application.

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Primrose, Magnetic Shadow Duo

Expertly crafted, the Gucci Magnetic Color Shadow Duo fuses vibrant hues with lavish textures. A carefully balanced pairing, each eyeshadow duo is saturated with pigment, while powder particles are pretreated and primed for high-color impact.  Limited edition.

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Cocoa, Infinite Length Mascara

Designed to enhance and elongate the appearance of lashes, our Infinite Length Mascara combines an innovative elastic formula with a brush intentionally made for precise application. The ultra-fluid, malleable formula clings onto bare lashes and stretches out past the tips.

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Pink Camelia, Sheer Blushing Powder

The sophisticated Gucci Sheer Blushing Powder softly illuminates and awakens the complexion for a radiant shine. Ultra-fine powders are jet-milled to create a soft powder blush, which gives a veil of color to the cheeks and adds balance and natural depth to the face.  Pink Ccamelia 060.

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Luxurious Lipstick (Lilac and Carnation)

The beautiful Gucci Luxurious Moisture-Rich Lipstick delivers bold color with an opulent finish. Enriched with a distinctive blend of oils, the formula glides on effortlessly and moisturizes the lips. Specially designed to give incredible coverage in a single swipe, the sculpted sharp-edged form allows for a precise application.

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Spring Rose, Vibrant Lip Lacquer

Vibrant Demi-Glaze Lip Lacquer delivers a dose of intense color with a demi-glaze finish and a sophisticated shine. Packed with pigment, the gloss lacquer is formulated with an expert balance of oils for a rich, creamy consistency.

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High-Gloss Lacquer (Dark Anemone and  Bougainville)

The Bold High-Gloss Lacquer combines a state of the art formula and an innovative brush for a luxurious manicure experience. The specialized triangular-bristle brush provides impeccable, even coverage with each stroke, while the pigment-saturated nail polish results in a glossy, high-shine look.

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Givenchy La Revelation Originelle Spring

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Givenchy La Revelation Originelle Spring 2016 makeup collection is exactly what we all need these days. Gorgeous highlighter, and refreshing pink for lips, nails and cheeks. There are also a brown eye liner, grey mascara and colourful eye shadows.

For the face,

The star of the collection is definitely the uber gorgeous illuminator Poudre Lumiere Originelle, an enhancing powder for an imperceptible, soft focus finish. It is a light pink highlighter  that leaves the skin radiant and luminous. Quite possibly the most beautiful powder of the season! And then I mean: it’s result!

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Givenchy Poudre Lumiere Originelle

There is also a new shade of the cult Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in 41 Lune Rosée which combines the following shades: peach, light pink, rose pink and coral. Seems like another must have to perk up the complexion.

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Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in 41 Lune Rosée

I love the idea of the brand’s Mister Scrub which is a gentle exfoliator in a stick format and Mister Gentlebalm which is a lip balm that combines a moisture booster and a colour enhancer to nourish, hydrate and naturally reveal lip colour.

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Givenchy Mister Scrub and Mister Gentlebalm 

For the eyes,

But if you love colour – there is something for you in this collection, too. Bright and colourful Givenchy Ombre Couture cream eye shadows in 15 Bleu Celeste and 16 Jaune Aurora.

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Givenchy Ombre Couture 15 Bleu Celeste and 16 Jaune Aurora.

There is a Givenchy Liner Couture in 2 Brown and the iconic, and makeup artists favorite Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes mascara in  3 Deep Grey. And both are a great alternative to black for a softer look.

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Givenchy Liner Couture and Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes 3 Deep Grey Mascara

And for the nails,

The nail polish in this collection is the very easy to use and beautiful pastel pink Le Vernis in 29 Rose Divin

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Sally Hansen Introduces NEW ManiMatch App!

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Imagine if you can see how a new nail polish color looks on your nails before you buy it? Imagine not getting stuck with a color you end up not liking? Thanks to Sally Hansen, and the launch of their new ManiMatch mobile app. with this amazing new app, you can try on the rainbow of over 200 Sally Hansen nail polish shades in real time, on your nails, before you buy.

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Building on next-generation augmented reality technology, Sally Hansen is transforming the shopping experience with the new ManiMatch mobile app. Users can generate personalised-for-your-skin-tone colour suggestions on demand; using cutting-edge, proprietary technology, the app senses and analyses the pigments in each user’s hand, then matches its polish-shade suggestions to the ones optimally flattering to their skin tone. A simple scan of the user’s hand from any smartphone enables the user to instantly consider and curate their own colour choices from over 200 Sally Hansen shades. There’s no uploading, picture-taking or manual data entry, as the app works in real time.

 

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Choosing the perfect shade is traditionally both the most fun and the most difficult aspect of shopping for nail colour. ManiMatch flips the trial-only-post-purchase shopping experience that has always frustrated nail colour shoppers, transforming the process into a moment of discovery, excitement and pleasure.

The app is addictive; everyone who tries it can’t stop herself from checking out more options. The fact that you see exactly how a colour will look on your own hands is just pure fun, and incredibly useful. People end up experimenting with shades they’d never normally try.

Jeremy Lowenstein, Sally Hansen Vice President.

The innovative technology uses bespoke skin tone analysis and an algorithm to map the hand. It tracks the individual nuances of the user’s hands, analyzes skin tone, finds the nail beds, and photo-realistically simulates our nail polish shades, with shine: the finished manicure appears instantly on the user’s hand. ManiMatchTM generates shade suggestions across all Sally Hansen’s product lines, including Miracle Gel, Complete Salon Manicure and Xtreme Wear, so users can easily navigate and experience every colour they desire.

ManiMatch is available for download for free on iOS platforms from the Apple Store.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir MakeUp

Remember the beautiful black sketch of a young Parisian woman for the perfume bottle of La Petite Robe Noire? She needed colour in her life. Her head full of colourful dreams, she rushed to see Olivier. Inspired by her joyful energy, Olivier Echaudemaison, Guerlain’s makeup creative director, created not one but twenty beautiful shades with scented textures.

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Inspired by La Petite Robe Noire’s joyful energy, Guerlain creates utterly irresistible lip and nail colours in scented and deliciously shiny textures to dress up her style with colour!

20 fantastic lipstick shades and 10 irresistible nailpolish shades to discover.

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Guerlain created an absolutely essential and utterly irresistible La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick in deliciously shiny texture to dress up your style with colour!
Vibrant shades in an innovative texture:
– a 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 natural sensual texture of the lips, two layers for a casual chic effect, and 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. A fruity floral scent inspired by the heart notes of La Petite Robe Noire’s fragrance attract tender or passionate kisses.
  • An ultra-shiny finish. Pure and ultra-luminous pigments deliver a shiny lacquer effect, 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 creates fragranced colour and imagines an absolutely essential and utterly irresistible La Petite Robe Noire Nail Colour in deliciously shiny texture to dress up your style with colour!
A real La Petite Robe Noire miniature perfume bottle with its lid in the shape of the famous upside-down heart. Its flat brush allows optimal, easy and precise colour application.

  • An ultra-shiny finish and revived shades thanks to a new technology of pigment grinding combined with a new generation of plasticizers
  • An exemplary hold thanks to a specific resin that guarantees the film’s elasticity and suppleness
  • It reveals a sweet gourmand fragrance with accents of red berries and petals, in line with La Petite Robe Noire’s original accord. The scent lingers for 24 hours.that reveils itself instans after the application.

 

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I’m convinced that Guerlain’s new make-up collection will be a huge success. The design with the upside-down heart is simly unique. The transparent case of the lipstick offers a glimpse of the shade.

You can find the La Petite Robe Noire Make-up collection in shops now!

Christian Louboutin Hawaii Kawai Limited Edition Nail Color Coffret

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Spring 2016 is yet to arrive but Christian Louboutin is already prepping up to welcome it with Hawaii Kawai Limited Edition Nail Color Coffret.

While Python Vulcano Limited Edition Nail Color Coffret celebrated the 2015 Spring season, this year the Parisian label captures the warmth, fantasy, and spirit of 1950’s Hawaii for one of the most pleasant season.

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Christian Louboutin’s Hawaii Kawai print, a vibrant design full of bright flora and fauna, stands true to his desire that fashion should inspire beauty and vice versa. Though this tropical theme is brought to life through all of his collections: men’s and women’s shoes, handbags and beauty, we are besotted by the Hawaii Kawai Limited Edition Nail Colour Coffret.

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Offered in two editions, the latest Nail Colour Coffret contains three miniature nail colors which come enclosed in a beautiful keepsake box decorated with the colorful prints. The bright hues will bring a little bit of warmth and a samba mood to every woman’s fingertips.

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Available for $90, the Hawaii Kawai Limited Edition Nail Color Coffret 1 contains Very Privé which is deep wine red, Batignolles that stands out between a sky and turquoise blue and Miss Loubi, a deeply vibrant coral pink.

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The second version includes, Bengali which is a high impact hot pink often seen in India, intense almost-black Khôl and a sophisticated orange red Popi.