Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Red and Sparkling Lipsticks

Nothing says Christmas and holidays quite like the sequined/shimmering red lipstick so I’ve picked up a few  new releases. Both sparkling reds and sequined packaging.

NARS Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick in Carmen (purple packaging) and Mona, £26 from Liberty and Barneys

Lipsticks inspired by the cult Studio 54, long lasting, creamy texture, matte finish and sparkling packaging.

Chantecaille Rubellite Lip Cristal, £42 from  Space NK and  Saks

Pearl-infused sparkling lipstick, sparkling effect and no grit. The shade featured is Carnelian. There are 2 more.

 Bobbi Brown Luxe Jewel Lipstick in Ruby Slipper, £28 from Liberty

Full-coverage, pearl-infused sparkling finish lipstick. This

SS17 Cheek Products: Benefit, Hourglass, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Oribe

I have recently featured two  new cheek palettes for Spring 2017, and here are more beauties! And it’s not a surprise, who doesn’t want a glow/ youthful flush for the upcoming Spring season?

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Benefit Galifornia, sunny golden pink blusher. Will be available from Sephora and House of Fraser from January.

This will definitely be a big hit! It comes in a fun, signature Benefit packaging, and is also scented with the  notes of pink grapefruit & vanilla.

Hourglass  Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette, $62 from Sephora and Space NK UK

Palette includes 3 shades:

  •  INCANDESCENT ELECTRA: A cool peach blush blended with Incandescent Strobe Light for a celestial glow.
  • BRILLIANT NUDE (NEW): A deep amber blush blended with Brilliant Strobe Light for a lustrous glow.
  • EUPHORIC FUSION (NEW): A soft lilac blush blended with Euphoric Strobe Light for a resplendent glow.

NARS Narsissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette, $59 from Sephora  and

New In: Serums and Oils To Start The Year

Beginning of the year is a great time to invest in a new facial oil or serum, or better – both. I personally bought myself a rose oil from REN but here are three brand new products that you may be interested in.

And while some brands that were originally specialising in beauty are now launching skincare, brands that produce makeup  are now very much into launching skincare lines. Here are two examples – Bobbi Brown and Trish McEvoy. Laura Mercier launched a rose oil not a long time ago, too.

Bobbi Brown Skin Moisture Solution – Intense Rehydration Compound £29.50 from Selfridges and  $45 from Saks.

Bobbi Brown just launched Bobbi Brown Remedies line, just in time for 2017, and the product shown is “formulated for severely parched, uncomfortable skin, this Sodium Hyaluronate-infused solution works like a moisture magnet, instantly binding moisture to skin’s surface. The result is deeply moisturized skin that’s supple, never taut. Helps increase skin’s natural moisturizing factor-Helps restore skin’s optimal moisture levels-Minimizes tautness. A concentrated infusion of moisture featuring Hyaluronic Acid Complex to pull moisture to the skin and support skin’s natural moisturizing factor.”

 Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Oil  $128 from Saks and Nordstrom

” A highly concentrated serum that contains

SS17 Lip Products: Bobbi Brown, BITE and Chanel

After all those matte and opaque lipsticks which we all wore in AW, so many brands are launching new lipsticks with glossy textures and lip glosses for Spring! Watch this space…

Here are just a few new releases, but expect to see many more.

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss, $30. Chanel is available from  NordstormBergdorf GoodmanNeiman Marcus, Selfridges, Harrods and   Chanel’s website.

I am personally a big fan of Chanel glosses and have quite a few Glossimers, so I am excited to try the new ones. Coco Glosses are described as  hydrating and with an intense shine. There are 24 shades in different finishes: iridescent, lacquered and opaque.

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip, $28 from Sephora

“Super-pigmented, squeezable

SS17 Eye Shadows: Trish McEvoy, Bobbi Brown, theBalm, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Dior

As usual, I have selected the coolest new makeup launches, this time it is all about the eyes: eye gloss from Bobbi Brown, new version of Dior quints, nude everyday palette from Trish McEvoy and new variations of Rouge Bunny Rouge and theBalm already cult palettes.

Bobbi Brown Eye Gloss, £19.50 from Harvey Nichols and $28 from Barneys

“The liquid formula delivers a high-shine visual effect and never leaves lids sticky or tacky. Go fresh and glowy for day or sleek and polished for night”. I am really curious about these! The shades are: Beach Nude, Island Pink and Nude

Trish McEvoy Light and Lift Eye Pallete 2,  $59 from Saks

Gorgeous palette of everyday nude eye shadows and definers, they come in matte and glittery shades.

Dior brought out new mascara and