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This spring in both fashion and beauty there’s a bright new outlook. It’s a case of get up and go anywhere there’s no limit to how adventurous you can be with colour.
Launched today is the MAC Art Library (pictured above). These are expertly curated palettes designed by MAC makeup artists to take your makeup skills to the next level. Each palette is co-ordinated for maximum impact.
The Exposed Colour Collection from Nars follows the high fashion trend we saw on the cat walks – cheeks are in this season. The Exposed Cheek Palette contains six flattering shades including a satin nude and a pearlescent golden pink. This is definitely one for the bride or those special occasions.Combine this with the new lip duos for the perfect match.
Their Spring Edit has a new matt Matcha Eyeshadow in a light moss green that blends beautifully with their existing shades plus a holiday must have with the limited edition Mosaic Glow Blush with a highlighter an bronzer in one compact. Why not head to the Nars counter in John Lewis and see for yourself.
Luxury cosmetic house Sisley has launched a new shade in its L’Orchidee Highlighter Blush with White Lily. This airy and silky powder glides on giving make-up a sheer luminous look without overloading. It also provides a skincare benefit as it contains White Lily extract to soften and comfort. Sprinkled with golden sparkles for a glowing complexion it comes in a must have metal case.
If you love French perfume you couldn’t get more Parisian than Mademoiselle Rochas Couture. This floral woody perfume is a new creation by perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglous and it symbolises Paris at night – elegant, vibrant and eternal. This intense floral infusion has a combination of spicy notes plus the softness of orange blossom and other white flowers accented with musks, and sandalwood. If you have never tried Rochas fragrances then do you will be glad you did.
It’s all about cheeks this season and Benefit have launched Cheekleaders two great palettes in Pink Squad and Bronze Squad. Cheekleaders feature five full size blushers and a bronzer all delivered in the usual Benefit funky designed palette complete with brush and mirror. Three of these colours have not been released individually yet so you will be the first to wear them. Available from your usual Benefit counter or on line at www.benefitcosmetics.com .
From Clinique this month comes Even Better Refresh Foundation available in 27 shades. It’s a full coverage foundation that gives 24 hour wear without settling into fine lines and wrinkles or looking dry and cakey. It’s secret lies in the fact it delivers a continuous skin-plumping hydration.
There’s a striking fragrance from L’Occitane this month that is inspired by the wild grasses that grow in the heart of Provence. Herbae is green, fresh and floral. It has botanical notes of wild grasses at its heart, mingled with notes of bramble, wild rose and white nettle. This is a fragrance worth discovering just pop into the L’Occitane Boutique in the County Arcade, Victoria Quarter and see for yourself.
Two new targeted serums to put the spring back into your skin launch this month from those lovely people at Clarins. These two new products join the Extra-Firming range: Extra Firming Phyto-Serum and Extra-Firming Eye for instant and long term life effects. The Extra Firming Phyto-Serum offers a double visible lift effect for instant and long term results leaving the skin refined and smoother. Extra-Firming Eye is an ultra-sensorial eye contour care designed by Clarins to combine the smoothing effect of a serum with the comfort of a balm.
A new lipstick by Chanel combines vibrant colour and shine with comfort to the lips. Rouge Coco Flash combines plant butter and oils that melt into the lips and offer immediate hydration that lasts for up to eight hours. There’s a great shade range of 27 colours including nudes, oranges, rosewoods, pinks, fuchsias, plums, near blacks and reds in subtle and daring variation.
Norvell 4 Faces Facial Spray is a travel size product you won’t be able to live without. It’s an easy to apply, super-fine, organic self tanning spray that will not clog your pores and is one hundred percent vegan, paraben, cruelty and gluten free. Just spritz liberally on the face before applying makeup or before bed. Available from www.norvilletanning.co.uk
We just love Fenty Beauty the range created by Rihanna that focusses on traditionally hard-to-match skin tones, develops formulas that work for all skin types and creates products we can have fun with. New to the counter in Harvey Nichols are two shades of Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter for face and eyes Wattabra a 3d baby pink shimmer and Chillz a iridescent baby blue to light up where you want when you want. Joining these new products are more shades of Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Colour Unlocked a vivid pink, Unattached a bright coral and pictured below Undefeated a sultry purple.