Here is what is happening in the beauty world at the moment...
A British skin care brand is set to launch in the UK "Cloud 9 Skin Solutions. Focusing on creating solutions for specific skin problems, the initial range is priced from £30 and launches with five products: Body Makeover Cellulite Treatment, with key ingredient ivy with its powerful thermogenic properties begin to work immediately, to boost blood and lymph flow;Nature's Miracle Varicose Vein Treatment, a dual action formula that helps soothe tired, aching legs, reduce inflammation and the appearance of varicose and spider veins; Tranquility Ultra Soothing Cream for Dry Damaged Skin, to relieve common symptoms such as extreme dryness and red inflamed scaling skin; Skin Rehab Scar Minimising Cream, to reduce the appearance of existing scars and help prevent new scars from forming; and Clarity Skin Clearing Spot Gel, to reduce inflammation, control oil production, inhibit blemish causing bacteria and prevent spots from returning."
A new collection from RMK will launch on the 28th of August "Japanese cosmetic brand RMK has announced the launch of Power of Love, a new make-up collection for AW14. Designed by Creative Director and make-up artist Kaori, the collection balances metallics with autumnal shades across products including: Matte Shiny Eye Pencils(limited edition), featuring a matte crayon liner at one end and an eye shadow on the other, available in six shades; Matte Mascara (limited edition), available in four shades; Shiny Sheer Gloss (limited edition), available in three shades including Coral, Rose and Dark Beige; Nail Colour EX (limited edition), offering five shades that have shimmer and matte formulas; Matte Shiny Cheeks (limited edition), combing both matte and shine shades; Ingenious Powder Cheeks, two new shades including Orange Gold and Pink Gold; Ingenious Powder Eyes N, offering two new eye shadow shades; Eyebrow Powder & Eyebrow Pencil, offering three shades of each, with a retractable pencil at one end and a customisable powder and felt head at the other; Powder Eyebrow N, which allows users to blend a bespoke shade with three brown and grey hues; and Eyebrow Gel, a translucent gel-like mascara."
As soon as I saw the above Rococo image I instantly thought of Halloween and the jewel tones of the Hocus Pocus Disney characters costumes. Just me? "Rococo Nail Apparel has announced the launch of of two new collections: Concrete Jungle for Autumn and Spellbound for Christmas. Concrete Jungle focuses on muted brown, cool grey, burgundy and bronze colour shades that include: COOL FOR CATS (grey with hint of violet); PROWL (rich burgundy); ARTFUL (brown nude); and NIGHTSCENE (stony bronze). Spellbound (pictured above) is inspired by fairytale witches and wizards, featuring dark and dramatic shades of green, red, blue, purple and pink in the brand's five-free formula." The launch dates are : September (Concrete Jungle), November (Spellbound) and each polish will cost £12.
One of the most exciting recent launches has to be the new foundation from Laura Mercier "Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation and Smooth Finish Foundation Powder aim to deliver universally wearable, perfecting, smoothing, matte and oil free formulas that provide a blurring effect for a smooth complexion. Both powder and fluide formulas feature modern, ultra-light weight textures that are comfortable and flex with the skins natural movement. Containing Hydro-Brilliant Technology, reflective waters and natural silica create natural colour-true shades. Available for all skin-tones and types, there will be 24 shades available." At the moment it is exclusive to Space.NK - link but will go nationwide on the 1st of September.
Fans of Burberry Make-Up rejoice! "Burberry The Bloomsbury Girls, its new make-up collection for AW14. The collection was introduced at the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear AW14 show and is inspired by the Bloomsbury girl, with touches of elderberry and pink referencing the mood of the ready-to-wear collection. The new range includes Burberry Nail Polish in five new shades and Complete Eye Palette in Nude Blush and Slate Blue."
There is a new make-up brand coming to town - Delilah "The team behind Delilah include Rupert Kingston, Hannah Nicholson and Juliet White. Rupert spent many years in the industry as a make-up artist and Creative Director and has developed numerous award-winning cosmetics. Hannah has had a long career as a beauty buyer specialised in product development and working with some of the world’s most prestigious cosmetics manufacturers. Juliet, a photographer whose work has featured in The New York Times and Rolling Stone, brings her expertise in imagery, graphics and design to the brand. Inspired by quintessentially English influences, the capsule collection of make-up tools, face, eyes, cheeks and lip make-up products are priced from £20 and are encased in a traditional semi-precious pewter coloured metal with gold accents that run throughout the line. The collection is available to purchase online and from Richard Ward salon.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.