BEAUTY COUNTER-TALK - THE NEWEST LAUNCHES
It’s time to look to the future beauty-wise this month with lots of new launches of that can help repair and nourish dehydrated or over sun exposed skin. There’s also a plethora of new foundations and colour cosmetics with new formulations perfect as we move forward towards the party season .
If you are a fan of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna there’s some fantastic launches on counter that should be on your beauty shopping list now and are musts for the forthcoming party season.
It’s back to basics first with their Pro Filt’r Primer Collection of three targeted formulas for different skin types. All give extended makeup wear and a flawless finish. Soft Silk (Dry Skins) hydrates and smooths away dry patches, Soft Matt (Normal & Combination Skins) smooths and gives a pore diffusing finish whilst True Matt (Oily Skin) is shine stopping and also pore diffusing.
Two other must try items are Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation (our main picture features Rihanna wearing her new foundation) This is a foundation where medium to full coverage meets serious staying power and natural finish with a hydrating formula that dry skins will love. “I wanted take Pro Filt’r Hydrating beyond skin tone to serve all skin types”, says Rihanna and she certainly has.
I’ve never been a fan of eyeshadow compact collections there are always ones that are unusable, but Fenty’s Moroccan Spice has changed my mind. In this magic box are 16 colours from matt to shimmer and every one can be mixed and matched to suit every occasion. I usually take a shipping order of eyeshadows on my travel writing trips but this time I just packed my Moroccan Spice Compact for a 12 days cruise and I was over the moon with the amazing different blends I achieved. My most inspired eyeshadow choice ever!
It’s the time of year when we need to power up the skins natural ability to renew itself after the dehydrating effects of too much sun in preparation for the winter aggressors.
From L’Occitane comes The Precious Line Up. It plumps the skin with moisture and improves texture and targets fine lines. The collection includes Essential Water, alcohol free to tone and prep the skin, Dynamic Youth Serum to refine the skins texture, smooth out fine lines and give a healthy glow, Energizing Eye Balm that targets puffiness and dark circles and two types of moisturiser. Call into the L’Occitane Boutique in the Victoria Quarter to learn more about this amazing new range.
Those lovely people at Clarins have created an Everlasting Youth Fluid Foundation SPF15 combining the best of their skincare and makeup expertise. A creamy yet lightweight texture it plumps, nourishes and leaves skin firmer, fuller and with a luminous tone. Available in 24 shades its enhanced with Clarins Anti-Polution Complex.
Joining this product on counter is Cheeky Cheeky the new autumn makeup collection featuring a long wearing Joli Blush in 8 shades, the first to include plant oils. There’s also 4 new shades in the iconic Natural Lip Perfector that includes shea butter and mango for kissable soft lips.
Shedding a new light on the complexion from Sisley there’s a new oil free radiance activating foundation Phyto-Teint Ultra Eclat with an enriched skincare formula and an ultra velvety finish. The foundation addresses every skintone and comes in 14 shades. The product crosses makeup with skincare, is long lasting and gives the skin a fresh and flawless feel.
Hot off the launch press comes Brow Styler from Benefit. A miraculous invention it contains a loose filling powder on one end with a precision angled tip for application and a waterproof wax pencil on the other end. The versatility of Brow Styler allows you to create multiple brow looks with just one product. This joins the new Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer that’s waterproof, does not crack or settle into fine lines and does really last for 24 hours and comes in 12 shades.
If you’ve sensitive skin then Neal’s Yard Remedies have just the answer with their collection of lightweight hydration boosters that provide soothing relief to dry and sensitive skin. Dermatolgically tested, fragrance and alcohol free and certified organic. The new range consists of a no-rinse cleaner with hydrating boost, a soothing serum that hydrates and rebalances and a moisturiser that gives up to 12 hours moisturisation. Learn more from those lovely people at Neal’s Yard Boutique in the Victoria Quarter.
The Limited Edition Ghost Collection from the cruelty free luxury brand Hourglass is bound to get you excited. The Lighting Blush Quad is a collection of four blushers that combine the wonder of the magical effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with a spectrum of modern hues. If you want to really look spectacular pair it with the the Ambient Lighting Edit with 3 new and 3 best selling powders. For high impact sparkling eyes go for the Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow Collection with its weightless glides on formula whilst for lips Confession Lip Duo accentuates, contours and defines.
To celebrate creating iconic beauty for 25 years Nars has introduced a provocative lip line up of 60 hues of trend-setting shades in addition to its 12 original hues. The lipsticks come in matte, satin and sheer finishes from bold brights to seductive nudes in innovative formulas and lightweight textures across all the finishes. Joining them on counter are 16 bold new shades of High Pigment Longwear Eyeliner. It’s gel like formulate glides on with ease. Long lasting, waterproof and transfer resistant they can create any line you want them to.
Get your Autumn colour nailed! Leighton Denny Expert Nails have a new capsule collection for AW19. Walk in Wardrobe reflects the colours and trends of the catwalk. The collection has six shades in all but we love Smoking Jacket, a winter red with a shimmer, Fedora a rich muted purple, and Clutch Bag, multi-tonal with hints of copper and rose. Available from www.leightondennyexpertnails.com
New to Harvey Nichols is Decree, a doctor led skin care range that cuts through the cluttered and often confusing cosmeceutical space. “I was inspired to create a skincare line that is measured, clear, unfussy and delivers potent, transformative skincare actives, with overpromising”, says its creator Dr A J Sturnham. The collection includes a cleanser, serum, toner. Learn more about it at the counter in Harvey Nichols.
From Marc Jacobs beauty the Lust and Stardust Limited Edition Collection is now on counter. Get a shimmering glow with Glaze All Over Foil Luminzer that can be used on cheekbones, decollate and tops of shoulders. Also in the collection is starry-eyed favourite See-quins Glam Glitter eyeshadow and Enamored dazzling gloss lip lacquer in new shades
Everyone’s favourite Clinique has just launched Even Better Pop Lip Colour Foundation. In 28 shades it doesn’t emphasize or settle into lines and wrinkles. It gives a smooth, feather-resistant application thanks to its non=creasing,non-flaking light formula with a stay true colour for up to 8 hours.
The must-have accessory that all women want to get their hands on, LA CRÈME MAIN by CHANEL is now part of the LE LIFT line. The formula contains botanical alfalfa concentrate which mimics the effects of retinol on the skin by promoting the proliferation of keratinocytes, shea butter, hyaluronic acid and glycerin to instantly hydrate and plump the skin. LE LIFT Sérum combines alfalfa and black peppermint PFA, a new ingredient in CHANEL skincare, to protect and strengthen the skin in a single step.
Get ready to swipe. M. A.C. has just launched the latest edition to its cult classic mattifying Studio Fix family. Just one swipe of Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick is all you need of this 24 hour long wearing medium cover miracle foundation. Easy to blend it comes in 33 shades to suit all skin tone and skin shades.