Hot new Lipstick Alert!

17 have just added a seriously sexy new lipstick range to their collection. Supreme Shine Lipsticks work bold, virant colours with a new, lightweight formula.

Available in 13 beautiful shades – Barely Blush, Bon Bon, Pink Posey, Kissable, Hot Stuff, If You Please, Red Devil, Rich, Bella, Hot Flash, Day-glo, All About the Sass, Deep Secret.

Hot Stuff

For me red lipstick is like chocolate, I know it’s not good for me but I just can’t resist, but in Hot Stuff I think I’ve finally found my perfect red! Blue toned reds don’t suit me, I find they drain the colour from my face. Coral reds and pinkish reds work better on my skin tone. This, I’d describe as a very flattering cherry red. It’s rich, highly pigmented and fairly opaque. The forumla is easy to apply, slides on, a little waxy and very lightweight. The finish is a classic shine, but not sticky or glossy.

Pink Posey

Purples and Plums are so hot right now! Pink Posey is a very wearable pinky purple. It’s bright and bold and my new party season go-to. Like before it’s rich, highly pigmented and fairly opaque. The forumla is easy to apply, slides on, is a little waxy and very lightweight. The only drawback is it doesn’t have the staying power of regular formulas, but it’s a good excuse to whip it out and reapply.

OFFER ALERT – Check out this free gift with any two 17 products. Femme Noir

Supreme Shine Lipstick in store and online now, £4.99

Be a Style Queen

The release of the Boots’ Christmas catalogue marks the official run up to Christmas. Each week during this run up to Christmas, Boots offers up one of its “star” gifts for half price. This weeks’ is pretty good and guaranteed to cause a stampede….

Frontcover Style Queen Reduced from £35 to £17

Frontcover Style Queen is a bumper beauty collection for eyes, lips and cheeks. It includes all the products, tools and techniques you’ll need to rock a new look and is great for party season.

The Frontcover Style Queen Colour Set includes:

  • 6 lip glosses
  • 7 dome baked powder eyeshadows
  • 6 pressed powder eyeshadows
  • 2 fine-line baked powder cheek domes
  • Double ended mascara/sealer
  • 2 iridescent pigments
  • Shadowline
  • 6 make-up brushes
  • Mini lash curler
  • Double pencil sharpener
  • A mirror in the lid

All that for just £17! I can personally vouch for their eyeshadows – I picked up a bumper collection during last Christmas’ star gist. See the review here.

Offer ends Thursday 20 October 2011, whilst stocks last, which won’t be long!

LUST HAVE: Chanel’s Le Vernis Colour Illusions

It’s a while since I’ve done a lust have, but Chanel’s new Colour Illusions nail polish range is certainly lust worthy. There’s lots of buzz about these limited edition nail polishes and I can see why. These gorgeously shimmering and iridescent polished form part of Chanel’s Autumn 2011 line and are right on trend. AW 2011’s nails have a space age feel – shades of pewter, bronze, silver… basically anything earthy and metallic.

Available in three multi faceted and striking shades

QUARTZ  silvery taupe

GRAPHITE metallic gun metal grey

PERIDOT antiquue golden green

Unfortunately, at £17.50 they might have to remain a lust have, but watch out for copy cats popping up all over the high street.

LUST HAVE Steamcream

Ok, I know I’m a sucker for funky packaging, but I’m no fool – the product’s still got to pack a punch, and this one soooo does!

Introducing STEAMCREAM – a multipurpose moisturiser made with unrefined steam that can be used on face, body and hands. The use of steam in its production makes Steamcream break down quickly as soon as it touches your skin, providing an intensive moisturising experience! Steamcream’s light, gentle and loosely bound emulsion allows each ingredient to break back down to its purest form and reach where it’s needed fast.

Made from the finest organic ingredients including orange flower water, healing lavender oil and soothing oatmeal and, now this is the exciting part, comes in a range of gorgeous little aluminum tins with cute designs including the lady bug and leopard print.

Steamcream is a perfect on-the-go product – convenient to slip into your bag, take to work, on holidays or to the gym. And it’s hand luggage friendly at just 75g!

I especially love the Stars and Stripes design “Liberty”. A bit of kitsch Americana to add some fun to your morning moisturising session.

Available from many stockists including Boots. ASOS and £10.50

Lust Have: Lancôme’s new Doll Eyes Hynose Mascara

As a life long fan of  Lancôme’s mascaras, I’m seriously excited about this one!

Unleash your inner Bardot with Lancôme’s new mascara, Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara. The unique, never-seen-before formula promises to produce a wide-eyed, baby doll look in a flash. Enriched with nylon powders and hard waxes, the ‘Fibre Shine’ formula gives lashes a subtle sheen and a volumised curve from root to tip, while the ‘UltraStretch’ complex creates a lengthening effect.

Promising volume, extension and lifted lashes – will it live up to the hype? I certainly hope so!

Lancômes Hypnose Doll Eyes £20.50 is availble exclusively to Harvey Nichols stores now and will be available nationwide from next month.

Beauty Waitlist… Kate Moss Make up for Rimmel London

Here’s another one to watch out for…

Not content with conquering the fashion world, Kate Moss now has her sights set on to the beauty industry.

Mossy is set to launch a make up collaberation with Rimmel London – First she modelled for them, now she’s designing for them.

Set to feature six Kate inspired lipstick colours,  including her signature red shade, and a selection of eyeshadows housed in an uber cool union Jack compact. No doubt the ‘Kate effect’ will ensure the line is a massive hit, just like her collaboration with Topshop.

The products also come with a leopard print rhinestone pouch… that’s it, I’m sold!

Unfortunately we’ll have to wait until October 2011 to get our mits on them.

Beauty waitlist… BB Cream

BB Cream is making serious waves in the beauty world right now…  if experts are to be believed, it’s set to be this year’s biggest beauty trend. BB (Blemish Balm) Cream is one of Asia’s hottest beauty products and it’s heading our way this summer.

Billed as the answer to all your skincare woes in one tube. The balm that claims to be a moisturiser, sun block, primer, skin soother and even a light weight foundation.

The formula was apparently concocted in Germany where dermatologists prescribe it to heal laser skin surgery because it has soothing and skin-regenerating properties. It’s said to soothe skin, even out skin tone and provide the perfect canvas.

Sounds too good to be true? Well that remains to be seen, but if Asia’s skincare market is anything to go by, these creams mean business.

Garnier is set to launch its version, Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One BB Cream in August, expected to retail around the £10 mark. Also watch out for Mac’s Prep + Prime BB Cream and Clinique’s Age Defence BB Cream, both launching soon.

Coming soon: 17 Miami Pop Summer Collection

When it comes to the weather I’m typically British. The first sign of some sun and I’m digging out the flip flops, searching for summer dresses and getting excited over summery make up.  With summer just around the corner, I’m getting hot under the collar about upcoming collections. I’ve already blogged about Mac’s surf baby, next on my lust list is 17’s uber cool Miami Pop collection.

Inspired by Miami’s Ocean Drive, this is all about bronzed skin and a pop of bright colour.

Bright, tropical, summery and aptly named Miami Pop, the new upcoming limited edition summer range from 17 mixes neon metallic bronze tones with on trend brights and vivid neons.

The range includes vinyl nail polishes, a volumising mascara which promises to give you thick ‘wow’ lashes and a weightless ‘skin adapting’ SPF15 foundation, but for me, the jewel in the crown is the Miami Pop Bronzer, a gold, baked bronzer with a marbled shimmer.

It’s fun, it’s bright, it just screams summer. Available at Boots from 17th June 11 £2.99-£6.49

MAC Quite Cute Mineralize Blush – Giggly

Mac’s new Quite Cute collection, based around cute pastel shades, is just that, quite cute. I love this mineralize blush and the peaches and cream nail lacquers but some of the lipsticks are off the wall, lavender lips, will that ever catch on?

Mineralize ♥ Blush in Giggly

This new and limited edition duo-toned blusher launches in stores this week. It’s described as a “light pink with pearly plum heart”. The two colours compliament each other perfectly. The outer color is a darkened bubblegum pink with subtle blue undertones, while the heart itself is a frosted berry plum. When swirled together, the result is a heavily pinked plum with a soft, frosted sheen. As with all mineralize blushes, it’s qiute light, not cakey and leaves a dewy sheen on the cheeks.

I guarantee you will ♥ this!

As for the ranges other offerings. This peach blush entitled Miss Behave, I would have loved, if it wasn’t for its GREEN centre.

And the lipsticks are fun, but somewhat SCARY.

Overall it’s a CUTE collection. It’s bright, summery, Bold, but a bit too GAGA for me.

THIS WEEKS BUYS: MAC Wonder Woman Lipstick, Gloss and Blush

I already blogged about the the fab Limited Edition Opulash in Victorious. Now Mac’s Wonder Woman collection is undoubtedly the most coverted collection of the year, if not the decade, but I needed a new lipgloss like a hole in the head so I desperately tried to resist temptation. Unfortunately, I was ill last week and succum to the devil that is, late night internet shopping… and I’m glad I did.

Here’s what I got

Doesn’t it look pretty? I’m a sucker for cute packaging.

Wonder Woman Powder Blush in Mighty Aphrodite

The jewel in the crown of the collection. Undoubtedly heroic, this special powder blush is supersized and super fabulous. Duo blusher is part warm peach coral with gold pearl and part bright coral pink with gold pearl. It barely hit the door mat before I was slapping it on. The compact is gorgeous and unlike other mac blushers and compacts, comes complete with a mirror. It’s larger than the standard blushes and with two colours  it’s perfect to mix and blend for varying shades and intensities. The lighter shade is quite subtle, yet very pretty and warm looking. Gives a healthy, flushed glow. The darker pink shade is more pigmented – a little goes a long way. Mix and match to suit, great for contouring. I just love it!

Wonder Woman Lipstick in Marquise d’

I think I bought this lipstick for show,I blame the star. It’s a pale, neutral colour, MAC describe it as a sandy cream peach, but that doesn’t do it justice. Universally flattering it’s cute and very Spring. Soft, moistuising, long lasting and rocks in my handbag. A perfect compliment to the Mighty Aphrodite blush.
Wonder Woman Lipglass in Emancipation
Size counts with this limited-edition jumbo-sized Lipglass! With a heroine’s sense of bravado, this M∙A∙C favourite flaunts its superhero status over its frenemies, leaving them in the shade. Speaking of shade, it’s a soft pink but not too suitable, shows up lovely on the lips – making for a perfect wonder woman pout. As with all lipglasses it’s shiny, sticky and long lasting, unlike other lipglasses, it’s seriously fat, even the wand is huge.

Once you’ve had fat you’ll never go back!