Bespoke Beauty: myCODAGE By Codage

Merging online shopping with personalisation and interaction, French beauty brand Codage has launched an interesting digital diagnostic tool that enables you to create your own unique product by a click of a few buttons. Called myCODAGE, the online questionnaire proposes 23 questions ranging from skin colour, skin tone and skin type to skin sensitivity and sun exposure. The 5 minutes questionnaire also ...
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Christian Louboutin Launches Beauté Loubi Under

Christian Louboutin is synonymous with the colour red so what better way to extend his recently launched Nail Colour Collection than with a specially tailored, state of the art nail tool set to transform the underneath of the nail into a perfectly lacquered Louboutin berry red? Loubi Under sees the Rouge Louboutin Nail Colour reformulated into a felt-tip pen like applicator ...
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Chanel nails storytelling with epic Baz Luhrmann and Gisele No.5 fragrance campaign

Big budget fragrance campaigns aren’t of course a new phenomenon, but they do continue to be the strongest examples of the fashion industry pushing storytelling. From Dior to Calvin Klein, there are numerous iconic tales from over the years that are easy to recall, and equally associated with the perfumes they’re promoting. But it’s perhaps Chanel No.5 that’s managed to be ...
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Suqqu Opens New Retail Space in Fenwick Bond Street

The Japanese cosmetic company has expanded in the UK, with a new retail space inside department store Fenwick of Bond Street in London. The Suqqu counter stocks all products from the cosmetic and skincare line. There is also a private treatment room – the first in the UK – offering the renowned Gankin massage, a facial treatment created by Suqqu experts ...
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Melvita’s New Gentle Organic Haircare Line

Organic skincare company Melvita has launched a new line of haircare products formulated with a “gentle organic” formulation that includes plant oils and floral waters. The sulphate-and-silicone-free products comprise of two shampoos and a conditioner. The Gentle Nourishing Shampoo is made from hydrating extracts of orange blossom floral water and wild flower honey to treat dry hair. For hair in ...
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Beautyspotter App used to capture looks seen on Fashion Week’s Catwalks

The snapshot-based Beautyspotter app was used by selected high-profile press to upload their favourite behind-the-scenes beauty looks from September’s shows to social media. During Fashion Week, the company selected high-profile beauty press to ‘beautyspot’ the looks created backstage at the shows using the digital app with the hashtag #LFWBeautySpotter. The ‘beautyspotters’ were each given a new Olympus Pen Generation Camera, which ...
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Solid perfumes & travel spray collection by Ormonde Jayne

Ormonde Jayne creates two travel-friendly products from their luxurious fragrance collections. Ormonde Jayne has created a collection of solid perfume compacts which launches this month. The formulas contain an opal-coloured iridescence for a light shimmer when applied to the skin. The shape of the gold compact reflects the eight-sided lid design of the perfume bottle and contains a mirror. The travel-friendly ...
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Wet look hair dominate on the Paris catwalks -

From wet comb-back hair at Balmain to just-got-out-of-the-pool damp hair at Jean Paul Gaultier and gelled strands at Devastee, the wet look hair is the standout style on the Paris catwalk. Loose strands of wet hair are styled over the forehead at Gosia Baczynska and Jacquemus to form a side-fringe.
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Red lips reinforce the reign of sophisticated, classic beauty at Dolce & Gabbana -

At Dolce & Gabbana, feline eyes and dark cherry lips showcase a classic beauty look that captures the collection’s inspiration of Spanish influence in Sicily between the 16th and 18th centuries. Eyes are soft in bronze shades and the upper lash line is lined in Crayon Intense Eyeliner in Chocolate. Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Black Intense widens the eyes and adds ...
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Fresh faces and loose updos at Bottega Veneta -

Bottega Veneta channels a romantic beauty look with natural make-up and loosely tied-up updos. Hair is scraped back into messy buns with flyaway pieces falling around the head. Bejewelled hair slides and Alice bands embellish the head for a pretty look. Softly shaded eyes are brightened with highlighter on the inner corners and paired with rosy cheeks and a nude lip.
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Beauty looks focus on graphic lined eyes on the Milan catwalks -

Strong lines and sharp black flicks draw attention to the eyes. Interesting updates on the classic lined eye include thick floating stripes hovering above the crease line at Giamba, lower lash lines outlined in jet black at Just Cavali and winged eyeliner at Prada. Strips of cornflower blue leather replace liquid liner on eyelids at Fendi.
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Modern Classic Update: YSL’s New Fragrance Black Opium

Perfumers Nathalie Lorson, Marie Salamagne, Honorine Blanc and Olivier Cresp created a brand new formulation from the Opium fragrance to present a gourmand floral scent designed to attract a younger demographic. The top notes include coffee bean accord and pink pepper with a dry down of white flowers and crisp pear for a dark yet sweet complexity. The juice is ...
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Backstage Beauty: Glitter, sparkle and ‘cosmic clusters’ at Ashish -

Models at Ashish looked as though they had been dipped in glitter from head to toe. The make-up focused on bright, shimmering eyes. Make-up artist Sharon Dowsett, using Maybelline New York, covered the eyelids with Coral Drama from the Diamond Glow Eyeshadow Palette, then decorated eyes with glitter and iridescent star cut-outs. Dowsett took the Big Eyes Pencil along the lower ...
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All That Glitters: Nails at House of Holland S/S15 Show -

With nude nails popping up at most shows on the London catwalks, we were pleased to see some colour and glitter at House of Holland. Queen of nail art Sophy Robson created a glittery red and pink nail, inspired by the sandals in the collection. “The nail look was inspired by one of the holographic sandals in Henry’s collection and ...
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Pared-down and understated nude nails dominated on the New York and London Catwalks -

Nude nails are a key trend on the S/S15 catwalks, seen in glossy and matte finishes. Marina Sandoval for Bourjois created a “shiny nude nail” at Orla Kiely. Sandoval applied two thick coats of So Laque Ultra Shine Nail Enamel in Rose Lounge and one coat of clear 1 Seconde Nail Enamel on the fingertips for a super glossy finish. For Hemyca, ...
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