Here is what is happening within the beauty world at the moment...
A Waitrose skincare launch - "Argan+ has announced the launch of its skincare offering, featuring a collection of products that blend Moroccan argan oil with effective anti-ageing ingredients to provide a younger looking, more radiant complexion. Each product contains the Argan + Synergy, an all-natural 100% blend of Moroccan argan oil with four other oils. Baobab, kukui, moringa and sachi inchi oils are all selected for their nutrient-rich, regenerating and nourishing properties. Products include: Argan+ Radiance Lifting Serum, Argan+ Super Charged Day Cream, Argan+ Skin Awakening Cleansing Oil, Argan+ Lift & Renew Clay Mask, Argan+ Refining Face Scrub and Argan+ Multi-Action Eye Cream." This launches later this month with prices ranging from £8.99-
An exciting new line up from Models Own - "Nail brand Models Own has announced the launch of its new Colour Chrome collection. The new range comprises 10 molten metal nail polishes formulated to provide a unique liquid metal effect. The light-weight, high-shine formula glides onto nails without dragging; while shades include: Indigo, Mauve, Cerise, Rose, Pink, Gold, Silver, Olive, Green and Blue. Prior to its nationwide launch, Colour Chrome will be available online at modelsownit.com from 29 January." Launch dates: 7 February via Bottleshops and 11 February via Superdrug - £4.99 per polish.
A beautiful new make-up collection launch - "Beauty brand Shu Uemura has announced the launch of The Metallic Bouquet, a new make-up collection inspired by the climax of fireworks that complete Tokyo nights. The range expressed the coloured flames and sparkles of the fireworks, and includes: Limited Edition Rouge Unlimited Lipstick, Limited Edition Eye Shadow Trio Refill and Metal:ink Liquid Liner in 10 shades." Prices range from £16-£25, this will launch later this month and be available nationwide.
Two new Smashbox launches - "Cosmetics brand Smashbox has announced the launch of its new Photo Finish Primer Water (£20) and Photo Filter Powder Foundation (£29). The primer water is free of silicone, alcohol and oil but is packed with revitalising electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture. Passed through positive energy fields during the production process, the water instantly absorbs into skin for lasting hydration. The product can be used three ways: prime for make-up application, setting make-up and refreshing the base throughout the day. The powder foundation is infused with light filter technology, providing transparent filters that refract light in various directions and blurring imperfections. The oil-free formula provides all-day wear and offers a velvety texture that allows skin to breathe. The foundation compact includes a double-sided sponge to create a range of finishes and coverage levels and is available in 10 shades. Prior to its nationwide launch the Photo Filter Powder Foundation will be able to purchase online from 4 February."
A new fragrance for men - "Carven has announced the launch of its Pour Homme fragrance for men. The woody and spicy fragrance comprises top notes of violet leaf, orange blossom and grapefruit; heart notes of nutmeg, cedar and sage; and a base of vetiver and sandalwood. Pour Homme will be available as an EDT, After Shave Spray, Deodorant and Bath and Shower Gel. In addition, the brand has announced the relaunch of it's Vetiver fragrance for women. The scent comprises top notes of grapefruit, bergamot and lemongrass; and a heart of lavender, orange blossom and geranium; while nutmeg, benzoin, sandalwood and cedar are at the base. Both fragrances will be available exclusively at Selfridges prior to their nationwide launch. This will launch exclusively on the 5th February via Selfridges and then 5th May, nationwide. Prices: £22-£70."
A two in one treatment for eyebrows and lashes - "M2 BEAUTÉ has introduced its Eyezone Conditioning Care Complex, which conditions and cares for eyebrows and lashes, leaving them shiny and supple. The collagen-boosting formula makes lashes and eyebrows appear healthy and glossy. The complex contains a combination of peptide complexes and active ingredients, including acai berry extract, vitamin C and hydrolyzed soy protein." This launches via Harrods later this month and will cost around £40.