Illamasqua: Gel Sculpt & Gel Colour

  Last week we went along to Illamasqua’s new Gel Sculpt & Gel Colour product launch and met the lovely Alex Box - the brand’s creative director. The event - which took place at the make-up brand’s flagship London store on Beak Street – showcased the unveiling of three new contouring sticks. Contouring products are a hot trend in beauty right ...
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OPI: Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System

A new three-step system from OPI claims to provide long-lasting shine and a gel-like finish to nail colour without the need for LED-light curing or soak-off removal. A progressive formula, this high-shine classic crème comes in 30 new shades, as well as a primer base coat and gloss top coat, and is said to offer rich colour and an intense shine ...
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The Nexxus Beautiful Fluidity Pop-Up at Selfridges

Today marks the opening of the Nexxus Beautiful Fluidity one week pop-up counter at Selfridges - a one-off retail event to announce the launch of the Nexxus haircare range in the UK. Headed up by the brand’s global hair creative director Kevin Mancuso, this launch has been a long time in the making, designed to offer personal, one-on-one consultations with Mancuso ...
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A Beautiful Mind: Harvey Nichols GWP Beauty Box

Harvey Nichols has created a limited edition spring/summer 2015 gift with purchase beauty box to tie in line with the month-long event called A Beautiful Mind. This in-store event celebrates all things in beauty focusing on bespoke beauty and game-changing brands through panel discussions, tutorials, exclusive pop-ups and product launches. Presented in a white book-inspired packaging, the box, which is worth ...
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Pevonia introduces Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Skincare

Pevonia, the world’s leading professional spa brand, is set to launch a new at-home collection come May said to help reverse the effects of ageing using all natural ingredients. Launched in line with a new spa treatment, the three piece collection harnesses the power of plant stem cells to reawaken dormant stem cells in ageing skin, resulting in a plumper, lighter, ...
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Beauty Highlights: Paris Fashion Week

Our beauty team selects the top six beauty looks from Paris Fashion Week across hair, make-up and nails. Here are our favourite looks so far. Issey Miyake Texture and graphic shapes combine for a sleek, structured front teamed with a heavily crimped, loose at the back hairstyle. Balenciaga Hair is drastically scraped back into a wet-look top bun with baby-hairs glued to the ...
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BEARD at Somerset House: A Pogonophile Exhibition

This week Somerset House opens their latest exhibition in collaboration with photographer Brock Elbank. Focusing on the world’s ever rising obsession with facial hair, the exhibition consists of over 80 striking portraits of pogonophiles, a project that began five years ago when Elbank partnered with Jimmy Niggles in a bid to raise awareness of melanoma. Having just lost a friend to the ...
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Elemis introduces White Brightening System Skincare

A new three-stage skincare programme from Elemis is set to launch this month targeted at brightening the skin and eradicating the effects of dark spots, age spots and excess pigmentation which contribute to skin looking dull, uneven and aged. Long since popular in Asia, skin-brightening treatments are becoming essential daily skincare additions for those of Caucasian descent, with hectic lifestyles contributing ...
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Burberry introduces Burberry Kisses Lipstick Collection

The lipstick collection includes 28 shades, inspired by the brand’s ready-to-wear collection. It ranges from nudes to brights and comes with a buildable colour coverage. Featuring rich pigments and shiny polymers as well as the brand’s signature blend of tea, lavender and rosehip extracts, the new lipsticks promises to leave lips hydrated and smooth. “Burberry Kisses allow women to choose the ...
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Beauty highlights: Milan Fashion Week

Our beauty team picks the top six looks from Milan Fashion Week across hair, make-up and nails. Marni ‘Survival of the chicest’ is the Marni motto with these raw and rugged half-up, half-down dos a perfectly messy antidote to the slickness of the season. John Richmond Knotted, twisted, plaited and tied - the intricate detail at John Richmond. Emporio Armani A semi-lip look with ...
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LFW Backstage Beauty: Emilio de la Morena, Ryan Lo & H by Hakaan Yildirim

Our beauty team went backstage at London Fashion Week to talk to the hairstylists, make-up artists and manicurists who created the looks. Here are our highlights from the last day. Emilio de la Morena Inspired by a girl that’s not all that fussed about her make-up, Celia Burton for Maybelline  created a look based on the morning after the night before. Designed ...
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LFW Backstage Beauty: Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Barbara Casaola, Christopher Kane & Huishan Zhang

Our beauty team went backstage at London Fashion Week to talk to the hairstylists, make-up artists and manicurists who created the looks. Here are our highlights from Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Barbara Casaola, Christopher Kane and Huishan Zhang. Christopher Kane The brief at Christopher Kane this season was to create a look that was inspired by nudity and life drawing. Lucia Pieroni, using ...
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LFW Backstage Beauty: Gareth Pugh & Vin & Omi

Our beauty team went backstage at London Fashion Week to talk to the hairstylists and make-up artists who created the looks. Here are our highlights from Gareth Pugh & Vin & Omi. Gareth Pugh Alex Box for MAC Cosmetics was inspired by Wayne Rooney and football hooligans for a striking, pillar box red make-up look to mark Gareth Pugh’s 10 year anniversary, ...
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Beauty & Go unveils new Bioactive Beauty Drinks

Created in collaboration with luxury skincare brand Natura Bissé and the leading Spanish company behind the research and development of functional beverages AMC INNOVA, Beauty & Go is a new brand of beauty drinks designed to promote beauty from within. We have recently seen the rise in new beauty drinks launched on the market but what makes Beauty & Go unique ...
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Highlights from LFW A/W15: backstage beauty

Our beauty team went backstage at London Fashion Week to talk to the hairstylists, make-up artists and manicurists who created the looks. Here are our highlights so far. Eudon Choi Adam de Cruz’s blue and black dotted eyes were inspired by the circular prints from Eudon Choi’s collection. Over at hair Naoki using Bumble and bumble swept hair up into messy dishevelled twists ...
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