After weeks and weeks of lock- down its time to re-invent ourselves and think about how we can put some colour into our lives.

What better way than to indulge ourselves in some of the new colour collection cosmetics that are finding their way to the counters and are, of course, also available on line.

Eyes take a strong lead as they are the windows of the soul and perhaps for some people the only piece of the made up face visible when wearing a face covering. So why not treat yourself to some strong sultry eyeliner and mascara and perhaps change the colour of your rather bland eye shadow colour.

But lips are not forgotten because when we take off the mask they become once again an important feature of our face.

So lets look at some of the newest colour collections launching now and put some colour into our post lockdown lives.


There’s a sun kissed healthy glow from Chanel with their new collection Les Beiges Summer of Glow pictured above. Complexion lips, eyes and nails are illuminated with warm shades and coral accents. The collection includes an illuminating powder, highlighting fluid, bronzing cream and a natural eyeshadow palette made up of five colours. There’s also a lip balm and two new vibrant shades of nail polish.








But the hottest news from Chanel is Ultra Le Teint that comes in 30 shades. Its light and comfortable and evens out the complexion but its also long lasting, It glides on the skin and can be built up to give the desired coverage.











The new  Orgasm X Collection from Nars gives a glow of provocative pink that’s so flattering. The Orgasm X Cheek Palette includes three stimulating shades including a new blush and a cult favourite. There’s a  peachy pink with a golden shimmer and a deep coral pink with gold pearl plus a highlighting powder. The collection also includes two Quad Eyeshadow Palettes including Matte, shimmer and shine colours. Add to this some sets made especially for travel and you are vacation or staycation ready!







Blaze a new trail this summer with Stila’s Road Less Traveled Collection for on the go beauty needs. The new Road Less Traveled Eye Shadow Palette has eight matt and metallic shadows for lazy days or sultry nights. Whilst eyes do a double take with the sensational Stila Double Dip Suede Shad and Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyesadows. A double dose of colour and textures that we absolutely love that takes you to the next level. Add to this their new Huge Extreme Lash Mascara for big and bold lashes that’s also waterproof and Complete Harmony Lip and Cheek Sticks for easy on the move glamour and your ready to go.










Marc Jacobs Eye Palettes make a statement! Created by the man himself the eye shadows in his eyeconic palettes are inspired by textiles and layering to give the ultimate look. His summer palette The Gold Story – a limited edition is pure indulgency for the eyes and gives them a plush performance. There are four fashin finiesh butter matte velvet, shimmering satin, sparkling silk and metallic lame. The palette is a mix of unexpected neutrals and smoke gilded shimmers in the usual covetable metallic gold packaging. Combine the shadows with his Highlighter Gel Eye Crayon and the world will be your oyster.











Lips often suffer as much in hot weather as they do in the freezing cold. But the new Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick from Fenty Beauty is clinically proven to lock in moisture. It’s lightweight and infused with hydrating pomegranate oil to instantly condition your pout in just one swipe. There are ten easy to wear shades, from the best-of-the-best nudes to unexpected pops of shimmer. Perfect for on the go application this is one holiday must to pack now available in both Harvey Nichols and Boots.













Hot off the press and some great news – MAC is now available at Boots as well as the other usual outlets. Their latest product FIX+Vibes is a product to reset your state of mind with seven limited edition scented minis inspired by different energies. Designed in travel sizes for easy use on the go, this collection is all about embracing your free spirit. Find your moon from Passion and Vitality to Compassion and Calm or create your own by layering or mixing the scents.











Our own Leighton Denny’s Back to Nature Collection is just made for the summer. Inspired by the natural world there is a range of 6 shades ranging from a warm and elegant dusky pink, a coral pink and a clay pink to a bewitching lavender grey – what are you waiting for get back to nature. Available at











On the go or travelling bareMinerals original loose mineral foundation is made for travel and has an SPF 15 with mineral based sun protection. It won’t clog pores or settle into fine lines and it is great for all day wear. There are 30 shades to match all skin tones.







And finally, Aldi’s makeup range Lacura has launched some summer targeted makeup. There’s a Snapshot Ready Illuminating Primer and a Radiant Concealer in three shades with a highly pigmented liquid formula that glides on. There’s a cheek Palette for adding a pop of colour plus Lacura’s Too Legit Mascara. Best value is their palette of 12 exclusive shades of eye shadows easy to blend the palette has everything you need for both day and night eye makeup..




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