NEW ON COUNTER FOR THOSE SUMMER OCCASIONS
The L’Occitane boutique in the Victoria Quarter sports a fresh and fruity theme with the launch of a their new collection that’s all about lips.
There’s Fruity Lipstick in eight shades from a natural beige to alluring red that gives lasting colour and is enriched with a vitamin core. A Fruity Lip Perfector in stick form that moisturises the lips and enhances their natural colour, lip scrubs infused with fruit and vitamins make up the collection
Also infused with fruits, vegetables and herbs from Provence and the Mediterranean area is a Purifying Mas to mattify and perfect skin and a Radiance Scrub with a jam texture.
An exciting launch from Clarins is their Super Restorative Rose Radiance Cream which joins the Super Restorative Collection for skin experiencing age-related hormonal changes. A new generation anti-ageing cream it combines three radiance boosting properties to even skin tone, smooth skin texture and give a luminous complexion.
The summer collection from Bobbi Brown makes us think of long summer days. Sunlit Days to Sultry Nights is perfect for either a sun-drenched beach or sultry city nights. The limited edition collection includes the cult favourite Highlighting Powder for shimmering highlights and duos of their best selling bronzing powder plus high shine liquid water-based eye-shadows to leave lids smouldering.
Jimmy Choo’s Floral is a new Eau de Toilette that’s perfect for the bride, summer balls or those romantic holiday nights.
A delicate bouquet of flowers built around the sophistication of the Magnolia blossom it’s a floral, fruity, musky scent that is elegant yet has a dynamic allure. It’s a grand perfume that comes in a slender cocoon-shaped bottle that looks great on any dressing table.
The Body Shop has taken their best selling shades of eyeshadows and compiled them into two lightly pigmented vegan palettes. Own Your Naturals features warm bases and midtones in both matte and shimmer whilst the other palette features the most loved jewel shimmers.
Nail the summer colours with the Wonderlust 19 summer collection from our own Leighton Denny. There’s a range of six new colours to match any summer wardrobe or location from Flight Club a glamorous classic red and Jet Setter, a nautical navy to I’m A VIP, a pastel nude and Wanderlust, a glamorous gold. Available from www.leightondennyexpertnails.com or from Marks and Spencers and John Lewis
St Tropez has re- launched and revitalised its range of self-tan products without losing any of their iconic results.
If you want to work up a gradual tan then The Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion is for you with its refreshing and uplifting scent and moisturising properties.
Other ingenious new products include a travel size self tan express bronzing mousse, for tanning on the go and its plane friendly at 100ml, a Tan Remover Mousse that leaves skin primed, balanced, clean and revived for a fresh tan application whilst Bronzing Mousse now has a Watermelon twist.
A must try is the self tan Purity Bronzing Water Gel, a weightless non sticky gel that transforms into clear water upon contact with the skin for instant absorption and hydration and a natural looking tan that develops in three hours with no need to rinse off.
There’s a new fragrance from Azzaro – Wanted Girl. It’s elegant and flamboyant and full of attitude. A floral oriental gourmand eau de parfum it has a floral three dimensional quality. Created by a quartet of iconic parfumiers as a 3D flower – fresh, sensual and bright but heady and intoxicating with a sweet touch – be warned its dangerously addictive.
NARS celebrates the flattering Orgasm shade with four ways to achieve its iconic glow. The line-up includes a sensational Oil Infused Lip Tint that stimulates and hydrates and gives a wash of the iconic peachy pink hue, a Liquid Highlighter that gives cheeks a dewy illuminating finish and a multi-use cream palette with an oversized brush for a bigger glow.
Head towards the Clarins counter for the sun-drenched shades, dazzling prints and warm-toned colours that give a sun-kissed look. There’s limited edition Bronzing Compacts in two new colour harmonies to create the perfect golden glow with soft focus pigments and pearls to help smooth the complexion. Coupled with these there’s a limited edition Water Lip Stain for buildable bold colour and a barely there feel, plus a Waterproof Eye Pencil in Blue Lily that contrasts beautifully with sun-kissed skin.
Summer events often mean touching up and perfecting your look at a moments notice. Marc Jacobs Beauty has come up with the ideal solution with the Accomplice Collection Concealer and Touch-Up Stick. This new creamy concealer stick with major staying power is portable, hydrating and easy to apply. With just one swipe it layers beautifully and covers seamlessly hiding dark circles, blemishes and uneven skin tone.
Visit the Benefit counter this month and support their Bold and Beautiful Campaign. The campaign raises donations to support partner charity organisations, Look Good and Feel Better and Refuge.
You can have a brow wax, buy an exclusive bold is beautiful mirror or purchase the 3D BROWtones Magenta knowing that 100% of the price is going to help empower women and girls, helping them to be Bold, Believe in themselves and achieve their full potential.
There’s mouth-watering colour with new Poutsicle Juicy Satin Lipstick in rich raspberies, poppin papayas and tropical blues in the Getting Hotter collection from Fenty Beauty. They are sassy, ultra-smooth and lightweight packing a punch of slick to your lipstick. For real drama invest in the Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trios. There are three, each delivering bright pastel hues Use solo or mix and match to create your own stunning look.
It’s not too early to start thinking about sun protection for that beach holiday. Sisley’s Sunleya SPF50 helps skin stay youthful during sun exposure. The three in one formulate prevents formulation of wrinkles and pigmentation spots, provides effective sun protection and leaves skin hydrated and moisturised. For effective tinted suncare for the sensitive areas of the cheeks, lips, eye area, nose and forehead Sisley’s Super Stick Solaire Tinted Suncare SPF50 has a high protection formula, is water and perspiration resistant.