Here is what is going on in the beauty world at the moment...
If you are looking for some bright yet totally wearable make-up for the upcoming Summer look no further than the newest Art Deco launch - Art Deco Miami collection which hits Debenhams on the 7th of July. "A limited edition make-up range for summer. Available for eyes, lips and nails, products include: Glossy Lip Colours, offering six shades that mix melting waxing and shiny polymers to accentuate lip volume;Waterproof Long-lasting Eyeshadow Stick, offering colour-rich waterproof eye make-up in eight shades across blues, mauves, browns and pinks; All In One Mascara and All In One Waterproof Mascara, a limited edition product which features two brushes that are combined together and a formula containing silica in the form of micro pellets so that eyelashes are thickened and lengthened; All In One Liquid Liner, an eyeliner that offers long-lasting, intensive colour in shades: Sea Port (dark blue), Cool Atlantic (turquoise), Tropical Monsoon (limited royal blue), Black and Coconut; and Ceramic Nail Lacquer, six nail polishes in peach, pink and blue shades. "
At last non-gimmicky candle fragrances for men! "Penhaligon's has been announced as the official scent of London Collections: Men for a second time, introducing their Bayolea fragrance. Bayolea will launch in July as an Eau de Toilette alongside a grooming range that includes an aftershave splash, hair pomade and facial scrub. As an introduction to the fragrance, a candle has been created exclusively for the event. The scent comprises top notes of mandarin, tangerine and lemongrass, with heart notes of cardamom, black pepper, neroli and lavender, while cedar, sandalwood, musk, moss, patchouli and amber are at the base."
September may seem like a long way off but it will be here before we know it complete with new launches such as this stunning line up from Givenchy. "Givenchy have announced the launch of Extravagancia, a new make-up collection for AW14, featuring products for the face, eyes, lips and nails. The collection comprises: Palette Extravagancia, containing a transparent pink lipstick and four eyeshadows across shades of satin brown, gold, silver and purple; Blush Memoire De Forme, a non-sticky associative polymer gel blush in shade Rose Extravagant (pink), which contains 70% floral water for even colour; Noir Couture mascara in Violet Etonnant, a purple shade enhanced with coloured highlights; Ombre Couture, a soft cream eyeshadow now available in limited edition Or Insolite, a metallic and sparkling shade that can be used as a powder eyeshadow base, topcoat or cheekbone highlighter; Le Rouge Givenchy, two limited edition lipsticks in shades Pourpre Inoui (burgundy) and Rose Extravagant (acid pink); and Le Vernis Givenchy, two nail polishes that resemble liquid metals in shades Bronze Insense and Parure Scintillante."
This July Jo Loves (a branch of the Jo Malone company) will launch three new candle fragrances : "Neroli Blossom is inspired by the delicate scent of orange blossom trees and contains top notes of petitgrain, orange, lemon, middle notes of rose, geranium and orange flower, while amber and clove leaf are at the base. Arabian Amber has an exotic and sweet scent, with olibanum and peru balsam as top notes, while citrus, cedarwood are at the heart and benzoin, patchouli are at the base. Oak Moss & Galbanum contains a blend of sharp culinary herbs thrown over wild, earthy greens with top notes of lemon and galbanum, middle notes of spearmint and sage, while patchouli and moss are at the base". They will cost £45 each.
Weak in the knees does not begin to describe how I feel about this launch! Oh NARS you do tempt me! "NARS Cosmetics have announced the launch of Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, a collection of eyeshadows which can be applied dry for a sheer, airbrush-like finish, or applied with a dampened brush for high-impact and intense opaque colour. The product is available in twelve shades including: Andromeda (alabaster), Cassiopeia (iridescent electric pink), Himalia (shimmering topaz), Phoebe (shimmering amethyst), Europa (pink peach), Callisto (pink silver), Lysithea (shark grey), Giove (navy), Dione (champagne beige), Desdemona (shimmering burgundy), Sycorax (black) and Subra (black orchid)." They will launch exclusively at Space.NK on the 30th June and then roll out nationwide come the 1st of August at £21 each.
Lastly a new Nicki Minaj fragrance should be coming our way soon - Nicki Minaj Onika, notes are yet to be known but Nicki Minaj has stated that it"smells like angels in the garden of ... perfection." Whatever that may mean?
Have a lovely evening everyone.