July 11 sees the launch of a new collection from the Botanics range at Boots. Developed in collaboration with The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, the range offers affordable skincare with natural solutions for creating beautiful and more radiant skin. The products are designed to suit a range of skin types and consists of: the Botanic Youth Skincare Range for young skin, The All Bright Skincare Range for brighter looking skin, The Ultra Calm Skincare Range to sooth sensitive skin, the Shine Away Skincare Range to target blemishes and reduce shine, and the Organic Skincare range for customers who desire an extra level of proven purity.
Kiehl's is launching an Aromatic Blends fragrance collection exclusively at Harrods in July. The new scents are: Fig Leaf and Sage, Vanilla and Cedarwood, Orange Flower and Lychee, and Nashi Blossom and Pink Grapefruit. The collection contains fewer ingredients in its products than traditional fragrances, using higher proportions of each key ingredient. The Skin-Softening Body Lotion is inspired by the iconic Kiehl's Crème de Corps body lotion which is proven to deliver 24 hours of hydration and nourishment to skin, without using silicones. The Skin-Softening Body Cleanser is a rich lathering, foaming product, without sulfates, which is also proven to provide 24 hours of skin softness. The full Aromatic Blends collection launches nationwide from August.
Only Re-Nutriv combines the ultimate in luxury and the most sophisticated science in one extraordinary formula. Now, for the first time, Estée Lauder introduces Re-Nutriv Radiant UV Base SPF 50, a luxurious protective base to please the most discerning aesthetic with high broad spectrum sun protection and fortified with our exclusive Life-Renewing Molecules, the “secret strength” in every new Re-Nutriv formula. First introduced in the Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Collection, our exclusive Life Re-Newing Molecules help to repair, recharge and restore skin’s energized, radiant appearance, which can be compromised by UV damage.
This exquisitely sheer UV base creates a radiant veil of protection, helps to repair the visible effects of past UV damage, while nourishing and helping protect skin from the aging effects of everyday exposure. With SPF 50, Re-Nutriv Radiant UV Base helps guard against both UVA and UVB rays to help reduce the aging effects of everyday exposure – including the formation of fine lines, age spots, uneven skintone and other imperfections.
Within seconds, this sheer, weightless formula absorbs instantly, leaving skin feeling hydrated, comforted and nourished. Immediately, skin takes on a healthy, radiant new glow. Unique soft-focus optics, consisting of a combination of blue-toned pearl optics and a violet tint, impart an instant, even, luminous look, and diffuse light for a burst of glowing vitality, bringing out skin’s radiance.
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Radiant UV Base SPF 50 will retail for $60.00 and contains 30 g/ 1.0 oz of product.
Inspired by the field of epigenetics, Estée Lauder Research further advanced its decades of scientific expertise and innovation with their exclusive Life Re-Newing Molecules, helping to Repair, Recharge and Restore skin’s energized, radiant appearance. Addressing three vital aspects of skin performance – repairing skin’s natural ability to sustain energy, recharging skin’s natural energy to optimize natural skin cell performance and restoring skin’s youthful look – the revolutionary Life Re-Newing Molecules revitalize skin’s appearance so it looks more vividly alive, more radiant and more youthful.
Repair with Phormidium persicinum – The ancient “Rock of Life” Algae, Phormidium persicinum, has survived and thrived for over 3 billion years – its precious fossils are found in Shark Bay Australia, South Africa’s Umbilo River and in the Red Sea. Now, Estée Lauder Research has discovered a state-of-the-art way to cultivate this extraordinary algae and harness its astonishing repair and protective benefits to support skin’s energy and functioning.
Recharge with EGT – This amino acid, a supercharged anti-oxidant, is one of the building blocks of life. It recharges skin’s energy, helping skin build its natural reserves of vitality and protection.
Restore with Laminaria Digitata Extract – Also known as Silketare, this remarkable extract helps skin restore its own natural ability to produce energy and encourages optimal cell performance. Created through a patented process, it comes from an incomparable sea plant that can only be harvested a few months a year.
This August, beauty brand La Prairie is launching the Advanced Marine Biology Collection. The range is designed for men and women with busy lives looking for products that are both effective and proactive against the signs of ageing. The collection consists of a Foaming Mousse Cleanser containing a coconut-derived cleansing agent (£40), a Revitalising Emulsion for the face neck and eyes (£86), an Eye Gel containing buckwheat wax (£66), a Day Cream SPF20 to protect skin from UVA and UVB rays (£86), and a Tonic to help achieve and even skin tone.
L'Oréal Paris has added Extraordinary Oil Sublime Hair Enhancer to its hair care offering. The formula contains six flower oil extracts to nourish and protect the hair: chamomile oil, dog daisy oil, linseed oil, lotus oil, rose oil and tiare oil. Available for coloured or all hair types at £9.99, the product can be used pre shampoo to smooth hair scales, help restore the hair's hydrolipidic film and protect colour, as a weekly or overnight treat after shampooing, shine boost on damp hair before blow-drying or as a finishing touch to tame fly-aways.
Designer Richard Weston has teamed up with skincare brand Burt's Bees for a Wild For Bees collaboration. Created to help raise awareness and funds for the plight of the honey bee in the UK and the work of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) and the Adopt A Beehive project, the designer has created a limited edition printed slipcase for the Burt's Bees 24 Hour Milk & Honey Body Lotion (£9.99) with £1 of every lotion sold being donated to the project. Formulated for normal to dry skin, the lotion features milk, honey, shea butter, vitamin e and botanical moisturisers sunflower, olive, coconut and grape seed oils. Weston has also designed a limited edition Wild For Bees silk scarf in shades of yellow, green and purple, available for £170 online. Both products launch in July.
Disney Villains Designer Collection products are inspired by those dastardly villains Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians), Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), Mother Gothel (Tangled), Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty) and the Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland).
Silver mirrored compact.
Three piece set featuring a gloss for Cruella De Vil (shimmery red), Queen of Hearts (beige), and Evil Queen (plum).
6-Colour Nail Polish Set
Six piece set featuring a polish for Devilish Diva (red), The Real Fairest of All (shimmery purple), Original Goth (teal), Forever Young (dark red), Fashion’s Wild Card (orange), and Stylish Sea Witch (pink).
6-Colour Eye Palette and Eyeliner
Features Cruella De Vil (brown), Evil Queen (plum), Maleficent (green), Mother Gothel (orange), Queen of Hearts (beige), and Ursula (white).
Beauty brand Bobbi Brown launches new Soothing Cleansing Oil next month. The formula mixes jasmine flower, kukui nut and sunflower oils, calming and cleansing the skin; emollient, non-pore clogging oils break down face, eye and lip make-up and remove impurities. Soothing Cleansing Oil is priced at £29.
Beauty brand Smoky Lash introduces a new Panoramic Effect mascara in September. Developed with beauty label Make Up For Ever, the product contains an exclusive formula developed to boost volume, length and curl thanks to two technologies: elastomer and fibers. The Panoramic Effect mascara is priced at £17.95
Groundbreaking CPR-75 Technology addresses the look of lines and wrinkles due to its powerful composition of:
- Artemia Extract: a zooplankton that is obtained via marine biotechnology and helps recharge skin’s natural energy.
- Advanced Restructuring Protein: an advanced protein extracted from Whey that helps skin maximize its natural production of collagen and fibronectin.
- Chlorella Vulgaris Extract: an extract of micro-algae that helps recharge skin’s natural cellular energy and supports optimal production of structural proteins.
With this trend look for the coming fall and winter season, the New York make-up artist Yuko Takahashi pays homage to the power of feminine creativity and declares woman to be a natural phenomenon. “Femme Phenomenon” is the name of the expressive look that stands guaranteed to draw all eyes. What is in fact a classical beauty style is ennobled by carefully designed accents to the status of a fashion statement. This make-up marvelously suits spirited, modern women who always love to try something new – not only in life, but in fashion as well.
Takahashi combines no fewer than three beauty trends to create her fascinating look: Smokey Eyes in saturated jewel and metallic colors, dark-red glossy lips, and high contrast French nails in chevron style.
High Defi nition (HD) Micro Primer (available beginning in summer of 2012)
HD Micro Foundation Cream
Shimmering Event Foundation “Pearl“
HD Micro Finish Powder with silk protein and SPF 9
Blusher TC2 and Shading Brown
Eye Shadow Base
HD Living Color Pigment in the colors “Copper“ and “Tanzanite“
Dermacolor Light Mascara „Black“
False Lashes TV 5
Lipstick Fashion LF103
llamasqua unveiled its latest cosmetics collection Generation Q to the press today. Launching in September, Generation Q features make-up developed to suit all ages, colours and sexes and the campaign features a mix of old and young models. Creative Director Alex Box and Director of New Product Development David Horne were inspired to create the collection by feedback from older customers who couldn't find striking make-up looks to suit them after a certain age. New products also feature positive names such as the Complement and Empower palettes and lipglosses in Opulent and Boost. The Generation Q collection will be available at Selfridges and Illamasqua stores nationwide as well as online.
- Fun Finds – light nude pink
- Delectable – orange beige (Repromote)
- Eden Rouge – bright blue red (Repromote)
- Fashion Nomad – bright red orange
- Camden Chic – rich brick red
- Eclectic Edge – mid-tone true orange
- Ready to Roam – mid-tone true blue red
- Restless – dark burnt bronze
- C-thru – peach beige with shimmer (Permanent)
- Culturalized Eye – soft creamy beige (satin) / mid-tone neutral gold (lustre)
- On the hunt – bronzed red (frost) / bronze violet (veluxe pearl)
- Marché aux Puces – chestnut brown (matte) / mid-tone golden orange (veluxe pearl)
- Whims&Fancies – platinum silver (veluxe pearl) / blacked plum (matte)
- Worldly Wealth – shimmer peachy bronze (frost)
- Supercontinental – bright cute coral (satin)
- Hidden Treasure – rich burnt red (satin)
- Dark Diversion – blackened plum (Repromote)
- Local Wares – mid-tone olive with multi dimensional pearlized pigments
- Rich Ground – reddened coco with frost (Permanent)
- Blacktrack – solid flat black (Permanent)
- Gadabout Girl – blackened plum
- Styleseeker – duo chome red frost
- Mean&Green – purple with teal multi- changing pearlized pigments (Permanent)
Blue Aura” is the name of the gorgeous fall-winter look by award winning American make-up artist Kevin James Bennett for Kryolan. In this upcoming season, ombre and “tonal” make-up are the statement makers and Bennett demonstrates this trend by creating a modified smoky eye of unexpected elegance using blue as the new black. The focal point is a modern, intensively color saturated eye make-up, framed with a flawlessly perfected complexion.
Kevin, winner of 2 Emmy Awards, is famous for his technique of creating radiantly beautiful complexions that frame his make-up art. “Make-up becomes fascinating and quite memorable when there is one featured element”, is his credo. “And smooth, perfected skin is the ideal backdrop.”
A unique palette of shimmery, high-payoff shadows inspired by a magical, far-off place.
Infused with crushed pearls and diamond and porcelain powder, this set of shadows is like jewelry for your eyes. The shades of olive green, shimmering aqua, and iridescent white were carefully created by Tarina to capture the essence of The Emerald City in the bejeweled Land of Oz. From sweet to wicked, these intense formulas offer shimmery payoff and ultra-high pigmentation. Quality ingredients ensure long wear and shades can be applied either wet or dry.
Just when summer seems to be winding down, there it is again, making a final attempt to keep the temperatures up and the days from getting shorter. Indian Summer, when summer and fall meet for a brief, but gorgeous moment, the inspiration for Ken Downing’s Indian Summer Collection with Le Métier de Beauté for summer 2012.
Butter LONDON Olympic Heavy Medal Trio
To celebrate the London 2012 Summer Olympics, butter LONDON introduces a Commemorative Olympic Heavy Medal Trio (MSRP $36 – available this month), a set of three metallic nail lacquers worthy of standing upon the winner’s podium – The Full Monty, Diamond Geezer and The Old Bill
- The Full Monty Does what it says on the bottle. Full-on molten gold. A beautiful colour that is always classy, never brassy.
- Diamond Geezer Proper platinum, silvery and shiny. It’s finger-bling that sparkles like the real thing, but doesn’t cost it!
- The Old Bill Burnished bronze with a beautiful antique patina. For sophisticated metal heads.
- Ridiculously Yellow – So yellow, it’s beyond understanding
- Formidably Orange – Brace yourself for this powerful orange
- Riotously Pink – This pink has been known to create a scene
- Seriously Purple – I really mean it…it’s really purple!
US beauty brand Make Up For Ever has launched a new range of versatile waterproof colours which can be worn on eyes, lips and cheeks. The collection was created to meet the needs of professional make-up artists working in extreme conditions such as underwater or in humid temperatures. Available in 25 shades at $23 each, the formulas are smudge-proof, tear-proof and waterproof; all shades are blendable and blush or lip gloss can be used for added intensity
Laura Geller goes bold, bright, and light this summer with eye-popping makeup shades that will definitely steal the show. “I love switching up makeup colors as we enter a new season,” remarks NYC Makeup Artist, Laura Geller. “It’s a great way to inexpensively transform one’s entire look and experiment with shades that take you out of your safety zone.” Available at QVC.
More than just a concealer, OCC SKIN: CONCEAL may be the only product you’ll ever need for complexion perfection! Tested behindthe- scenes by the artists at OCC for over two years prior to its release, it’s passed the pro’s test for ease of use, coverage and endurance. Formulated from the finest vegan ingredients available, OCC SKIN: CONCEAL also nourishes and hydrates the skin with Cocoa Extract, Aloe Leaf Extract and Vitamin E for coverage that feels as good as it looks! Perfect for any medium from Digital Photography and Hi-Definition TV to everyday use and wear!
PRO TIP: Mix a drop of OCC SKIN: PRIMER into CONCEAL and apply with our #003: Concealer Brush.
New ultra plush glosses that complement our bestselling box o’ powders feel ahhh-mazingly silky & luxurious. These six irresistible shades, from sultry nudes to punchy pinks, come in soft-squeeze tubes with a custom tip designed for perfectly even application.
Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Gaga has reveled that her debut fragrance, Lady Gaga Fame, will launch in September (rep'd 11 Nov 2010). Produced through her own Haus Laboratories, in association with Coty, the scent will be the first ever black Eau de Parfum, becoming clear when airborne. Additionally, the black-to-clear fragrance does not consist of the typical pyramidal structure of top, middle and base notes; instead a unique structure called push-pull technology, where the ingredients interact together to highlight different olfactive aspects of each note at the same time. The scent is built around three main accords: dark, sensual and light, consisting of honey, saffron and apricot nectar as well as tiger orchid and jasmine sambac; the star ingredient is inspired by Belladonna.