Without full submersion into blogs and beauty on the verge/way past the verge of becoming obsessed, it’s difficult to keep up with the never ending reel of new launches into the industry. It’s time that I, your knight in shining armour/ muppet in tin foil, get down to the knitty gritty of whats new, whats hot, whats not, and what you’re going to have to sharpen your elbows to be in with a chance of even touching. Damn those MAC Collections…
Were seven days in to September (and I still haven’t posted the August favourites which I photographed about eight years ago)and already the month is bursting with brand spanking new beauty bits. Every brand and its sister are launching a new base product, theres a lotta lipstick and even some canine crushin’- we’ve all gone mad.
You might need a pen and paper for this one…
The Bobbi Brown Greige Collection has taken the yawn out of the most boring colour in the whole entire world. The collection offers a gorgeous eye palette, some funky powder liner trios and the usual lips and lacquers. You’re definitely going to need the palette. Add it to your basket asap.
The latest limited edition offering from MAC has had everyone barking mad. Haute Dogs is made up of polishes, lip products, eye quads, the works and with the best bits all gone off the world wide web, you’re going to have to go and grovel in your local for any chance of this neutral array.
The man behind the sexiest shoes has broadened his horizons creating Louboutin Lipsticks. Cheaper than a pair of heels, the lippy collection comes complete with stiletto packaging with more authority than a strict head teacher. You’re on to a winner there Loub.
Sticking with the lippies, Clarins have relaunched and branded their Joli Rouge collection. An expansive range of nudes, pinks, reds and berries there’s a shade to suit everyone. I’ll take one of each.
Blogging babe Tanya Burr has given her entire cosmetics range a lick of paint, offering up a fresh take on some of the old lines favourites and adding on three eye palettes and a brow quad. The well loved lady has swapped her classic packaging for gold and pink, it’s super cute, super girly and super at the top of my shopping list.
Another woman of the world wide web has had an exciting launch too! Fleur De Force (is that her real name?) has launched a collection of lashes with hero brand Eyelure. The range consists of four lash sets, all of which are very wearable, natural and fluttery. Fleur’s individuals in particular are exciting, using a new technology glue which means that they can last for three days! Bravo
If you haven’t yet found your perfect base, then you will in the coming months. Some of the best selling brands are launching brand new products to revolutionize the way we wear foundation. We have Burberry’s Cashmere Foundation, Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation, MAC Studio Waterweight foundation and Estee Lauder Double Wear On The Go! If one of those don’t tickle your fancy then nothing will.
Finally (hurrah!) Birchbox are running a temporary concession at Selfridges Oxford Street where you can create your own box! It’s a great way to try out full and sample sizes of a range of new products and to get to grips with the Birchbox service. Check out their website for more details.
Now I need a nap…