HOLIDAY MAKEUP WITH ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS

uChristmas holidays usually mean a lot of fun parties and celebrations, and there’s no better time to experiment with makeup a little bit and create some bold looks. Anastasia Beverly Hills have got you covered with their newest launches for the holiday season, so let’s take a deeper look into some of the products that, I’m sure, you’ll love!

LIQUID LIPSTICK-3PC SET MINI (£26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a matte lipstick fan and have never tried ABH’s liquid lipsticks, stop everything you’re doing and go get yourself some! They are truly long lasting, intensely pigmented and non drying – everything you want and more. From the first time I tried one of the colours, I was hooked. I want my lipsticks to stay put as long as possible and be easy to apply and these ABH ones do just that. Try a set of these three gorgeous colours if you aren’t ready to commit to a full size lipstick yet. The size of these minis is actually very generous (2.3g each), so you’re getting great value for  money.

Shades in the set:

  • Dazed – Redwood
  • Bittersweet – Swiss chocolate
  • Hudson – Deep peach

HOLIDAY BLUSH KITS (Radiant and Gradient, £31 each)

Holiday Blush kits are another exciting launch from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Each shade can be used alone or together to create a multi-dimensional look. Radiant palette (left) consists of four pink and peach fully pigmented blush shades that blend seamlessly into one another. It’s a perfect blush kit for fair to tan complexions.

Shade descriptions:

  • Spoiled – Cool pink with gold sparkle
  • Coastline – Satin coral peach
  • Breeze – Satin rose
  • Terrace – Satin crimson peach

 

Gradient features four stunning brown and berry tones, ideal for tan to deep complexions. A little bit goes a long way, so use a light hand when applying and then build up until you achieve your preferred intensity. Even though the ‘Gradient’ kit is more suited for darker skin, I think the shade ‘Dusk’ works really well as a contouring shade even for fair complexions and Vegas adds some beautiful warmth to the face.

Shade descriptions:

  • Vegas – Matte corduroy brown
  • Dusk – Satin brown taupe
  • Chocolate – Satin warm copper brown
  • Blackberry – Deep berry

PRISM PALETTE (£43)

Probably the most exciting launch, Prism eyeshadow palette is everything you need and more for the party season. The palette features 14 shades that range from universal neutrals to prismatic metallics, so you can create many different looks, from quite neutral to really adventurous. Fourteen shades include ultra-matte, duo chrome, and metallic finishes. My absolute fave from this palette is the shade Throne – a metallic blackened blue-green with multicolor reflect. I’m wearing it in the photo below.

Check out www.anastasiabeverlyhills.co.uk and treat yourself or a fellow makeup addict this Christmas!

Some of the looks I created using the products mentioned above:

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FAVOURITES FROM DOUCCE

Doucce is an American makeup brand striving to be the international brand for the international beauty. Its name was inspired by the French word ‘douce’, which means soft and elegant. Doucce’s brand philosophy, Discover Your Individuality was inspired by Parisian elegance and New York attitude.

Doucce has a wide range of products, from foundations to mascaras and highlighters. Here’s our top three favourite from the brand:

Lip Definer Pencil, $20

A must have for any lipstick routine, this waterproof lip liner from Doucce is creamy, goes on smoothly and doesn’t smudge at all. The formula is velvety smooth and blendable, so it’s very easy to apply, no tugging or pulling. Available in gorgeous eight colours.

 

Freematic Eyeshadow Quad, $35

Doucce’s eyeshadows are truly one of the best: they blend effortlessly, there’s almost no kick up or fallout and the colour payoff is great. There are 16 ready-to-wear colour palettes are specially curated with both matte and shimmer shadows. There are also a stunning range of 82 single eyeshadows available allowing you to build your own palette as well.

Luscious Lip Stain, $28

If you want a matte lipstick that doesn’t feather, fade or transfer, this one is it. The highly pigmented texture applies smoothly and evenly, giving your lips a plumped and sculpted look. If you wish, you can add a glossy topcoat (included in the kit) that will provide a multi-dimensional and vibrant shine.

 

Shop Doucce at www.doucce.com

INTRODUCING THE BRAND: B:UNDENIABLE

A new independent makeup brand, founded by British entrepreneur Nadine Bryanrange, launches on the 6th November in the UK. B:UNDENIABLE is a luxury range of makeup for women of colour that embodies and celebrates individuality.

The products have been formulated to match the undertones from cool, olive-toned Mediterranean complexions to dark-toned skin. The range includes foundations, blushes, lipsticks, eyeshadows and more.

The founder Nadine Bryan said: “I have worked tirelessly for over two years creating these products. It has been a labour of love, but I am proud of the outcome and I cannot wait to share these products with the world.”

We had a change to get our hands on a few products before the launch and here’s what we thought:

Illuminate + Define in Glorious Gold (£21.50)

The compact features a 3 in 1 light reflecting highlighter, concealer and a contour shade. All three are creams.

The highlighter applied beautifully on the skin with no patchiness or greasiness. Be aware that a cream highlighter can move your foundation if you aren’t gentle with the application, so it’s best to tap it on with your fingers for a beautiful glow.

The orange concealer is great for covering the under eye area for olive and darker complexions. It can also be used as an eyeshadow base or even as a cream eyeshadow. Orange concealer adds some warmth and glow to dull skin with cool undertones.

The contour shade will help sculpt your features and frame your face. The only downside we saw in this product is the small size of the pan, because you will likely have to use your finger to add the contour to your face, which is not the most convenient way of doing it, however, the product size is perfect for quick touch ups on the go.

Recommended for cool complexions.

Opaque Eyeshadow in Sienna (£8)

B:UNDENIABLE also has a range of opaque and iridescent eyeshadows available in a variety of colours, from neutral warm tones to blues and pinks. We got to try one of each and are actually bigger fans of the opaque eyeshadow. It’s very pigmented, blends easily and is crease-resistant.

The iridescent one was good as well, but it’s not a ‘in your face’ shimmer, which if great if you’re looking for a daytime/office appropriate iridescent eyeshadow.

Iridescent Eyeshadow in Wild Copper (£9.50)

B:UNDENIABLE launches next Monday (6th November) at 6am www.brysocrema.co.uk

 

SLEEK MAKEUP LAUNCHES MY FACE. MY RULES. CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE MAKEUP SHAMING

Survey shows 75% of people think women look better with no or less makeup.

Sleek MakeUP is launching a new global campaign with the aim of tackling makeup shaming. The campaign, My face. My rules. has been created to positively recognise and stand up for everyone’s right to define their individual beauty, without boundaries. My face. My rules. is a celebration of individualism and uniqueness, with a true love for makeup at its core. The campaign stars Sleek MakeUP’s own consumers, the majority of whom were cast via social media, and showcases their incredible skills and amazing responses to the judgement they face in the world.

To highlight these issues, Sleek MakeUP has joined forces with Ditch The Label, an international anti-bullying charity providing online support and empowering young people to overcome bullying, to commission a makeup shaming survey and the results are in: Over a quarter of those surveyed, have felt judged for wearing makeup.

“We hope that this research will contribute to the growing discussion against makeup shaming and will bring us a step closer to our vision of a world that is fair, equal and free from all types of bullying.” Liam Hackett, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Ditch The Label.

Alongside the launch of this boundary-breaking campaign, Sleek MakeUP has released their My face. My rules. manifesto – with the aim of driving the conversation around representation of makeup lovers in the beauty industry:

1. We will be truly representative of all makeup junkies, especially those often ignored in the beauty industry

2. We will stand up to makeup shaming and support our consumers in their passion for makeup

3. We will continue to showcase our consumers and their amazing looks and skills in our campaigns, in the way they want to be seen

4. We will be brave and bold in challenging beauty industry norms

Founded over 25 years ago to cater for those often ignored by the mainstream beauty industry, Sleek MakeUP, has always been a brand with diversity and individuality at its core. This campaign is the culmination of everything we’ve been passionate about as a brand for the last 25 years.

To view the full My face. My rules. campaign video starring Sleek’s very own consumers, visit this link: http://bit.ly/2xf86gg

SLEEK MAKEUP – FREE DIP IT EYELINER WHEN YOU SPEND OVER £12

From the 12th April head down to your local Boots store, where you can grab yourself a Dip It Eyeliner gift (worth £4.99), when you spend £12 or more on Sleek MakeUP products.

Sleek MakeUP’s Dip It eyeliner will keep your eyeliner game strong! It allows you to create the perfect stroke with its easy control felt tip applicator. Its long-lasting formula will not smudge or budge and will allow to you carry your look from day to night.

Promotion runs until the 9th May.

 

KAT VON D BEAUTY ANNOUNCES GLOBAL ARTISTRY COLLECTIVE TEAM AND YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Kat Von D Beauty announces the brand’s first official makeup artist team, the Artistry Collective, with four top beauty, professional makeup artists and influencers who will represent the brand globally.

Hand-picked by Kat Von D, Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick, Tara Buenrostro, Steffanie Strazzere, and Leah Carmichael make up the Kat Von D Beauty Artistry Collective. Diverse across their experience and skill sets, the four artists all represent the mission and talent of Kat Von D Beauty – unscripted, authentic, vegan, high-performance product and freedom of self-expression, from the everyday to the avant-garde. Each of these innovative artists has an outstanding background ranging across makeup education, working with celebrities and top celebrity makeup artists, and editorial work.

“I am so excited to expand the Kat Von D Beauty family with these extremely talented women who are the perfect reflection of the brand. I discovered these gifted artists through their remarkable work on their personal Instagram accounts, and while each one of these ladies is brilliant in her own right, we are unstoppable together as the Artistry Collective. I can honestly say that I am a fan of each of these artists – Leah excels with complexion and has the ability to make anyone look flawless, Tara has a raw style that stems from her art background, Steffanie’s gothic aesthetic is romantic and beautiful, and Kelsey blows me away with her power to manipulate makeup to look like a painting, especially at such a young age. These ladies are true artists with big hearts and are so essential in spreading Kat Von D Beauty all over the world on a much more profound level. I hope that the unique content we create with the Artistry Collective will also be an inspiration to others.” – Kat Von D

“Our ultimate goal is to reinvent artistry for the 21st century with the debut of the Kat Von D Beauty Artistry Collective team.”
– Kelly Coller, Head of Global Marketing, Kat Von D Beauty

The Kat Von D Beauty Artistry Collective will be a full-time, permanent global artistry team and will be leveraged across every platform to share their skill set with clients and media alike. As part of the Artistry Collective, each artist will be Kat Von D’s right-hand partners with press features, product development, photo shoots and editorial, teaching global master and 101 classes, launching new programs for the brand, creating exclusive content on the brand’s social media channels, and more.

Kat Von D Beauty is also excited to launch the brand’s first YouTube channel, Kat Von D Beauty YouTube, which will be a key vehicle for the Artistry Collective. The artists will utilize the brand’s YouTube channel to offer exclusive announcements to viewers and subscribers, as well as never-seen-before artistry content. See Kat’s sizzle video now, and tune in weekly at noon, starting on Mondays, for the full reveal on each artist, personal stories and interviews by Kat, and makeup performance pieces.

YOUTUBE: http://youtube.com/katvondbeauty
INSTAGRAM: @KatVonDBeauty
KELSEYANNA FITZPATRICK INSTAGRAM: @kelseyannaf
TARA BUENROSTRO INSTAGRAM: @juscallmetara
STEFFANIE STRAZZERE INSTAGRAM: @sstrazzere
LEAH CARMICHAEL INSTAGRAM: @iamleah
ARTIST BIOS + ONLINE PORTFOLIOS: http://www.katvondbeauty.com/artistrycollective
#KVDArtistryCollective

FLASH FORWARD – EDITORIAL

Photographer
Stylist
Hairstylist
Makeup
Rhonda Laurenson
Model
Alexandra Burch
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Clothing and accessories: Territa Torres, Free Press, Luigi Vera, M’s Clothing, Steve Madden, Zara, Forever 21, Classiques Entier, Charlotte Russe, Lost & Found, Top Shop