The Daily Beauty Report (31.07.14)

As you can see from today's images that Autumn is certainly on its way, one trend I have noticed is that deep Merlot nail shades seem to be all the range. Anyway here is what is happening in the beauty world at the moment...

Kiko expand out a little with hand and foot care "KIKO Make Up Milano has unveiled a new collection for hands and feet, launching next month. New products include: Hand & Foot Stone Scrub, which gently exfoliates and smooths skin as the pumice paste removes dead skin cells; Intensive Hand Gloves and Intensive Foot Socks, to nourish the skin, soften the cuticles and prepare fingers and toenails for treatments; and Intensive Hand Balm, which contains aloe vera, shea butter and avocado oil to nourish and moisturise skin."

If you like mineral make-up this could be of interest "Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics has introduced three new products to its range. New Ultimate Concealer is a creamy duo feature a peach and yellow shade that blends to cover and brighten dark circles, while hiding imperfections under and around the eye area. With light perfecting properties, the product contains both vitamins and plant extracts. The peach shade eliminates blue tones in the skin, while the yellow neutralises any purple discolouration. The Luminous Créme Blush in Luxe is a maroon-burgundy shade with a weightless formula that blends on the skin, providing the glow of a cream and a silkiness of a powder.Lip Liner in Pinot is a burgundy shade that pairs well with darker lipstick shades, offering high pigment and conditioning benefits with vitamin E."

I have been really fortunate and been able to test this nearly a full month ahead of launch date and let me tell you it does not disappoint! I will have a full review up on day of launch but until then "Yves Saint Laurent Beauté has announced the launch of Fusion Foundation, combining patented advances in texture, colour and active ingredients. Featuring a liquid-to-pigment formula, the foundation combines sensorial and volatile oils which, upon contact with skin, evaporate away, leaving only a veil of pigment blend. Offering 24 hour coverage, the formula contains pure, milled pigments each with a micro-coating that merges with the surface of the skin, while the actives work to both mattify and hydrate the skin, regardless of heat, humidity, or time of day. The light-weight, buildable coverage foundation delivers SPF 18 and is available in 16 shades across Beige, Rosy Beige and Beige Doré shade categories." This will launch on the 10th of August (Debenhams) and then 20th of August (nationwide)

I am rather enjoying the fact that so many high street brands are launching gel infused nail polishes, anything that gives a glossy finish and actually results in less chips gets the thumbs up from me! "Max Factor has announced the launch of Gel Shine Lacquer. Formulated with bentonite clay gel, the product delivers a high pigment loading formula which stops the formula from moulding into the natural ridges on the nail, providing a smooth finish. It works by self-levelling which ensures a finish without streaks, brush marks or lines. A special two-fold patented plasticizer adds flexibility to the nitrocellulose within the formula. The increased flexibility gives a strong resistant film to minimise impact on the nail, reducing chipping. Shades include: Vivid Vermillion (neon orange), Patent Poppy (red with orange), Radiant Ruby (burgundy), Twinkling Pink (bright pink), Sparkling Berry (berry burgundy), Sheen Merlot (rich burgundy), Glazed Cobalt (cool blue), Gleaming Teal ( teal); and Lacquered Violet (violet). "At £7.99 they aren't the cheapest but they won't break the bank either and they will launch in a matter of days.

Deep shades galore and a launch date of the 30th of September pencilled in "Parfums Givenchy has announced the launch of Le Rouge-À-Porter, a new limited edition colour collection of nail and lip products. Incorporating the signature shade of Prune, the range includes: Le Rouge Brun Créateur No. 103 and Le Vernis Rose Poudré No. 17; Le Rouge Rose Plumetis No. 207 (vibrant pink) and Le Vernis Rose Satin No. 18 (tea-pink); and the deep plum shades of Le Rouge Framboise Velours No. 315 and Le Vernis Framboise Velours No. 19. In addition, the brand has announced the launch of its new website, an online showcase for the brand’s products. The new website invites visitors to explore the world of Givenchy beauty and discover its complete range of fragrances, make-up and skincare products through a new digital experience, which is also optimised for navigation on tablets. Further sections and features will be added to the website by the end of the year, including a presentation of Givenchy's history and designers, regularly updated editorial content, interactive modules and personalised diagnosis tools."

A little odd for a fragrance line but hey who am I to judge! "S-Perfume has announced the launch of a new collection of fragrances with a new minimal visual design. The fragrances are inspired by Japanese culture, obsession with sex, the quest for love, the passion for nature and arts, as well as the style of S-Perfume founder, artist and sculptor Nobi Schioya. Fragrances comprise S-ex, 100%Love, MuskS, 1499, Himiko and Kamakura, with the palette of colours on the bottle reflecting the main essence in each fragrance." They will launch this week and cost £98 per bottle. Ouch!

Have a lovely evening!