Are you #photoready? Prep yourself for your party and be ready to snap the night away with the Revlon#instafilter foundation.
Apply and build colour easily with the built in sponge tipped blender applicator… leaving a natural, fresh faced flawless finish. It’s the perfect pop-in your bag product for us, ideal for topping up your make-up on the go.
Make your night with Revlon – Buy it now online at Boots.com for £12.99!
Every year No7 are renowned for bringing us some of the best beauty gifts with something for everyone in their festive collections. This year they don’t disappoint, so we grabbed the chance to try them out!
First up we tried the No7 Winter Nudes Nail Collection, £12.
This No7 Limited Edition Nail Collection is the perfect winter nail palette. The exquisite gift set includes glossy shades from barely-there and beige through to berry and is completed with a shimmering burnished gold top coat, ready to transform your nails from daytime to playtime this Christmas!
The gold shade makes for a perfect accent colour on a ring finger worn with any of the collections shades!
(see our video above of the shimmer! ) Our fave shade is the brilliantly berry red, classic and perfect for any party or to warm up your chilly winter days!
We then got stuck in to trying out the No7 Glamorous Nudes Eye Palette, £10
This glamorous compact contains eight No7 Limited Edition Nude Eye Shadow shades to highlight, enhance and define your eyes. A gift set that’s perfect for everyday wear or for creating an understated Christmas party look. The shades are lighter than they look when applying, so make sure you use a good primer as a base to hold these pretty pastels to their fullest potential! They’re full of shimmer and will have you perfectly done up with your party feet on ready to hit the dance floor! A perfect stocking gift!
Make sure you make the most of Boots 3for2 on gifts, and make everyones Christmas gorgeous and glittery!
Escape To Paradise This Summer with Red Carpet Manicure!
Summer is finally here and what better way to see in the new season than with a bright, colour-popping manicure! The new Escape To Paradise Collection from Red Carpet Manicure embraces a colour range that will have you suited to any occasion this summer, from hanging out by the pool to sunning it up at home, getting together with friends and hitting up that weekend festival.
This collection embraces all the fun and thrills the summer time has to offer. Choose from Sun Kiss & Tell – a bright pink neon, Boats & Heels – a luscious bright purple, Poolside Fling – a vibrant teal green, Yacht Hoppin’ – a pastel mint, Frolic In The Sand – a baby peach and Until The Sun Sets – a hot coral.
Whatever the occasion, the Escape To Paradise Collection has everything you need to complete any signature summer look. Ready for all the new season has to throw at you, Red Carpet Manicure have got you covered with a range of candy coated colours.
We absolutely love Until the sun sets – pictured top! This kit we used for the first time, so simple and quick and lasts forever! Plus no cracking so far – which we find you tend to get with in salon nails on certain colours! This is win win and worth your money!
Now if you’ve not got any RCM products already – you’ll need to get started…
Now anyone can achieve A-list nails, without visiting a salon, thanks to the world’s first at-home gel polish range, Red Carpet Manicure.
Transforming nail colour application forever, this ingenious at-home polish system is applied in three easy steps: preparation, care & colour and finish. It dries instantly for a gorgeously glossy look that lasts for weeks, giving a professional finish that won’t chip or peel. You can be sure your nails will always be on-trend with a choice of more than 150 runway-inspired shades, from cobalt blue to classic red; and regular releases of seasonal and fashion-led collections.
Red Carpet Manicure is the perfect answer for those looking for a cost and time effective solution to perfectly groomed nails. Using the LED light included in the kit will set the polish with no waiting around for fear of chipping or smudging wet nails.
The Professional LED Starter Kit includes an LED light which cures each stage in just 45 seconds, along with the six essential treatment, preparation and removal products, and a gel polish colour in the classic red shade Red Carpet Reddy.
The Red Carpet Manicure Professional Starter Kit has all the nail supplies you need to get started with a professional salon three step gel polish system at home. Kit contains:
Professional LED Light (with timer function)
PURIFY Pre & Post Application Cleanser (59ml)
PREP Max Adhesion Sanitizer (9ml)
STRUCTURE Base Coat Gel (9ml)
BRILLIANCE Seal & Shine Top Coat Gel (9ml)
ERASE Gel Nail Polish Remover (59ml)
REVITALIZE Nourishing Cuticle Oil
LED Gel Polish (9ml) in Red Carpet Reddy
The Red Carpet Manicure Starter Kit is priced from £89.95, individual gel colours from £12.95 and the nail lacquers are available from £8, & Red Carpet Manicure Escape To Paradise shades £12.95 each
Inspired by the breathtaking summer sunset, Elizabeth Arden introduces the new Sunset Bronze Limited Edition Color Summer 2016 Collection to capture the multicolored warmth, beauty and mystery of dusk and the night to come. As the sun goes down, the sky is bathed in a remarkable array of bronze, stunning purples, warm pink and orange hues. The lower position of the sun affects the way light reflects on skin, creating a luminous reflection for the perfect seductive, bronzed look. Now you can outlast the sunset with an alluring golden-hour glow any time of day. The new Sunset Bronze Limited Edition Color Collection features a gorgeous prismatic bronzer and highlighter to illuminate the face, multi-dimensional glosses for the lips and scintillating shades of shadows to enhance the eyes.
LIMITED EDITION Sunset Bronze Prismatic Bronzing Powder, £28 This silky bronzing powder, diffused with golden shimmer, imparts skin with a reflective, sun-kissed glow. The compact houses a prismatic combination of bronzing and highlighting shades formulated with skin-perfecting ingredients to help minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It comes complete with a half-moon brush for easy on-the-go application.
Rebecca Recommends: “This bronzer adds warmth while also contouring the shape of the face. To apply, start at the edge of the cheekbone, in line with the bottom of the ear, making short upward strokes, fading to the center of the face. Then stroke the brush along the hairline to create a contoured halo effect. Finish by applying a subtle veil of shimmer all over the face, ears and neck down to the décolleté.”
LIMITED EDITION Sunset Bronze Prismatic Eye Shadow Palette, £25 This shimmery palette features five highly pigmented shades to create endless eye looks, from natural to dramatic. The formula’s long-wear polymers provide vibrant lasting color, while Mica Based Pearls allow the shadows to reflect light off the lids for a multidimensional effect.
LIMITED EDITION Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Gloss, £18 This irresistible trio of conditioning lip glosses dazzles with high-shine iridescence and nourishes lips with moisture. Packed with lustrous pigments and multidimensional pearls, each gloss is enriched with ultra-hydrating Aloe Vera and Vitamins A, C, and E to soothe and protect lips.
Rebecca Recommends: “These glosses offer subtle sparks of glittery color. They’re amazing on their own, or to add a hint of shine and volume to lips, apply in the center of the mouth on top of Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick.”
LIMITED EDITION Sunset Bronze Prismatic Highlighter (£25/€32) This creamy, luminous stick highlighter glides effortlessly onto the skin to illuminate cheeks and brow bones. When applied, ultrafine light-reflecting pearls create a multidimensional effect. Added skin-hydrating ingredients like Aloe Vera, Zinc PCA and Vitamin E condition the skin, while ultrafine powders and spherical micro powders ensure a smooth, silky product application.
Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Collection will be available in department stores nationwide. The Highlighter and Bronzer are available at counters nationwide. The Full Collection including the Eye Palette and Lip gloss are available exclusively online from ElizabethArden.co.uk, FeelUnique.com, LookFantastic.com & Very.co.uk
Today brings all of you MAC lovers yet another new collection from the number one favourite MAC. Collaborating with the gorgeous Charlotte Olympia (known for her vintage aesthetic that embodies elegance and femininity with a hefty dollop of charm.) The collection is inspired by pin-ups, silver screen sirens and the bygone era of old Hollywood Glamour.
The range features lipsticks, nail lacquers and cream colour bases with cute spiderweb detail featuring across the range’s packaging.
Priced from £10 upward, this range is as gorgeous as ever and matches the rest of MAC’s full range quality.
We tried out the gorgeously matte ‘Starlett in Scarlett’ lipstick, £17. A classic true red, perfect for all occasions, vanilla scented alike the MAC full range, and sweeps on like a dream. Packaged in a spiderweb adorned perspex casing looking through to the gold bullet, this is a must have for your dressing table!
We loved the Cream colour base in ‘Golden Age’, £17.50 too… our tester said: Firstly the packaging is beautiful, you can tell straight away that it’s a Charlotte Olympia product. The spiderweb is adorable and I love the gold touches on the branding, which makes it feel a little extra special.
This cream base is lovely, not something I would usually go for as I prefer powders. The aim is to give the wearer a dewy finish, something I favour as I do believe ‘less is more’ so it’s lovely when worn with just a little mascara and a nude /bold lip. The consistency is semi-thin, so there is a lot of room to build up for a heavier finish, which is what I opted this time to give my eyes more of that awake look. When I initially started applying this I used a brush to pat the product onto my eyelid and then blended upwards just over the crease and onto the browbone, using just a little to line under my lower lash line to finish off. I got a very sheer pearly finish which is barely noticeable and chose to build up to achieve a deeper gold, that was feature I liked about this product, it allowed me to choose how dark I wanted to go.
During the day, the base stayed in place and never fully dries down or smudges, again to give the wearer a dewy finish. Instead of being overly shimmery it’s wonderfully understated and gives more of a pearly sheen which can be quite elegant if you’re doing a casual or pulled together look.
Available from 24th March (TODAY) at select locations including: M∙A∙C Free Standing Stores (Carnaby, Covent Garden and Liverpool), Selfridges, Harrods Fashion Lab, Fenwick Bond Street, Harvey Nichols (London, Leeds and Edinburgh) and maccosmetics.co.uk
Gwen Stefani X Urban Decay – Lipstick Must Have’s!
The New Lipstick
Gwen knows how to rock a bold lip. Luckily, she was game to get down and dirty with us to mix her perfect shades and ideal textures. Being the trooper she is, she tested about 50 shades during the epic try-on session! She’s worn every lip color in the book, and these are her must-haves. Our lineup of eight NEW shades includes our first-ever shade in a finish we’ve dubbed Mega Matte—a super-intense matte that lays down a lot of color in one coat. Every shade features our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™—for a super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion.
£16 each, available from urbandecay.co.uk
& The liners…
On the stage and in the limelight, Gwen’s lip color needs to last. This creamy, waterproof lip pencil (in six shades that match the Lipsticks) lines and primes to help her lipstick stay put. Our formula applies smoothly, prevents feathering and lasts all day. Draw lines that define, then fill in your lips to help prime them for lipstick or gloss. Vitamin E, jojoba oil and cottonseed oil nourish the skin and ensure a smooth application.
£14 each, available from urbandecay.co.uk
Rocksteady Liner & Lippie is a really beautiful deep burgundy shade with amazing colour pay off! It has a a glossy finish, not something I usually favour but I found myself warming to it throughout the day and really loved the way it transitioned from day to evening. I barely had to top it up…
Following the suggested Urban Decay method. I used the liner to outline and fill in my lips thus giving the actual lipstick more staying power. It worked! My colour stayed put and the underlaying shade of the lip liner gave the illusion of the lipstick not having moved at all so you didn’t get that fading stain. Smooth in application, with a rich creamy texture. The colour is so intense, after just one sweep! Definitely a keeper for your lipstick arsenal!
Ex Girlfriendis a great nude shade, perfect for daytime. I loved the fact that the lip liner is ‘waxy’, meaning it glides on easily and isn’t harsh like a pencil can be sometimes. The lipstick however was quite sheer when I applied it and I had to apply it quite a few times so it blended in with the lip liner. ButI think it would be great if you wanted to give your lips a nice sheer glossy daytime look without the lip liner.
714 is a bold bright and punchy shade of ‘Classic Red’ with amazing staying power through food and drink and everything in between! Perfect to suit a redhead thats daring and bold enough to give it a go! We love it, and even better the liner also goes really well with the satin shade ‘Spiderweb’ as that one doesn’t have a matching liner!
FireBird – I really liked the look of the colour when I swatched it on the back of my hand. I thought it would be a dupe for Heroine by MAC. I was impressed by the lip liner, it was buttery and very easy to apply, but as a matte lover there was too much shine for me. Also as the application was easy it was almost difficult to get the precision i’d like with this liner.
The colour of the lipstick when applied was not what I expected, it was a lot more pinker and resembled a magenta pink rather than the purple undertone I was convinced it would create from looking at it. I was not a fan sadly of this colour, but if you’re a pink lover then you will love this. It is very hydrating too!
Keep your eyes peeled for more of the Gwen x Urban Decay line!