With January almost done and 2016 in full swing, it is time re-fresh your beauty kit and stock up on some new products.
Here are some that is on my shopping list.
Feed your hair with the new hair mask from Macadamia Professional. The Weightless Moisture Masque is designed for baby fine hair, the macadamia and argan oil blend repairs, replenishes and reconditions hair without weighing it down. Intense moisture is infused into the hair, leaving it smooth, silky and protected against future damage.
The product is also free from parabens, sulphates and gluten. RRP £29.70.
Natural Skincare lovers, Origins is launching Maskimizer™ Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer. Maskimizer saturates skin with hydration and skin-softening ingredients that prepares the skin for the treatment of the mask.
The mask features Origins Marine Algae Complex, which optimizes the skin’s condition to enhance the mask experience. It primes the skin to perform at its peak and makes the skin more receptive to the mask’s active ingredients.
Maskimizer features osmotic technology that helps maintain the moisture and fluid balance in the skin. Creating hydration ‘cells’ to boost skin’s ability to bind moisture. Softening the outer layer of the skin.
Available exclusively at origins.co.uk from February 12 and nationwide from March 2016 at select department stores. RRP £18.50. www.origins.co.uk
Love thy lips- Beauty brand Clinique is launching its new Pop Artistry Collection. The range that is inspired by candy and available in six shades includes Pop Lacquers, Glazes, Oils and Eye Shadows.
The Pop Glaze sheer lip colour and primer (£16) is formulated with shea and murumuru butters that provides superior moisture maintenance for the lips and a combination of emollient oils to provide shine.
The Clinique Pop Lacquer lip colour and primer (£16) moisturizes, and smooth lips, while delivering intense colour with a modern lacquered finish that wears for up to six hours available in 10 shades.
The Clinique Lid Pop (£15) has a silky, long-wearing formula and is developed with patented, “slurry technology”. The formula begins as a smooth liquid which transforms through a slow baking process into a lightweight powder. Richly pigmented, and is comes in eight different shades.
The collection will be available exclusively at Harrods and Clinique counters from 01 February 2016 and online from March 18 2016.
For Sleek MakeUP lovers- the brand is launching their Lip VIP collection. The creamy, long-lasting formula glides on smoothly, leaves an even, semi-matte finish and is available in six velvety shades:
Reserved, a candy pink
Flaunt It, a punchy orange
Backstage, a coral pink
Guest List, a warm coral
Private Booth, a classic nude
Night Spot, a chic red
The collection contains vitamin E, shea butter and coconut oil.
Available From sleekmakeup.com, Boots & Superdrug. RRP £5.49.
Bronze and glow with Benefit– the brand is launching three new additions to the Hoola range.
The new products are the;
Hoola Zero Tanlines (£19.50), an allover body bronzer which stays on for 12 hours and is suitable for all skin tones
Dew The Hoola (£22.50), a soft-matte liquid bronzer for the face, which provides a shimmer-less natural look and the;
Hoola Bronzing & Contouring Brush (£17.50) a domed powder brush.
Available from March 26 www.benefitcosmetics.com
Beauty takes time but when the weather is steaming outside you do not want to layer on foundation. You want coverage that is light and weightless but give enough coverage
My star buy is Dior Skin Star foundation
Brightening weightless long-wear foundation with SPF 30
This foundation felt like a second skin, it is so light and weightless I almost forgot that I had foundation on my skin. I like light coverage but for those that like a heavy coverage, you can build it up to give you the coverage you need.
My other favourite are;
Revlon's Nearly Naked, this foundation literally melts into your skin the moment you put it on and stay's on all day, you hardly feel it on your skin so light is it. It works in harmony with your skin to cover flaws and perfect tone and texture. Formulated with weightless pigments that melts right into the skin and creates a beautiful even complexion. Available in the lightest tone – Ivory to darkest tone Cappuccino
Revlon BB Cream
This is a lightweight Beauty Balm that combines skincare, makeup, and sunscreen all in one. It hydrates your skin just like a moisturizer, protects against the sun with SPF 30. Smooth's out the skin like a primer and covers like a foundation. Available in Light, light-medium and medium
I love the beautiful glow and colour this BB Cream gives and as the above foundations I hardly feel it on my skin.
Sleek CC Cream
As skin tends to be more oiler in warmer weather the Sleek CC cream is great for oily skin as it matte's out shine and corrects complexion and conceals imperfections. Available in Light, Fair, Medium and Dark
Do not forget your basic essentials;
1) Make sure that you match the right colour for your skin tone
2) Prepare your skin with a good moisturiser
3) Primer – for smooth application
4) Your tools – foundation brush, wedges or blending sponge