SS17 Highlighters: NARS, Lancome, Laura Mercier and BECCA

Don’t we all want to glow for Spring? Luckily the brands got us covered with their newest releases. There are new highlighter palettes and individual shades.

Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette  $52 from Sephora 

I remember how I was dying to get LM Bonne Mine palette ages ago, and this one has a similar concept but the packaging is so much more prettier, those pastels! The Prismatic palette contains lightweight, sheer, and blendable cream highlighters that give you the desired glow.

Here are some tips:

  • For a discrete warm glow base, apply Aurora all over the face, cheeks, and eyes.
  • For a refined glow, layer Reflect or Prism to add a chic sheen to your skin.
  • For a special-effect glow, layer Beam or Ray to impart an iridescent reflection or wet-like dewiness.

NARS Banc De Sable Highlighter Palette  $49 from Sephora

This palette features three highlighters (0.11 oz/ 3.4 g):

  •  Rivage (glistening pearl)
  • Salé (shimmering peach champagne)
  • Embruns (metallic rose gold)

BECCA, a brand well-known for their base products launched a new primer, and

SS17 Makeup: NARS and Laura Mercier

Here is a preview of two Spring 2017 makeup collections I haven’t mentioned yet: NARS and Laura Mercier.

NARS collection has a beautiful promo image with pastel and muted shades.

Eyes: Duo Eye shadows in Chiang Mai (Shimmering Sea Blue / Copper) and  Thessaloniki  (Iridescent Seashell Pink / Iridescent Violet Smoke).   Velvet Shadow Sticks in Usbek (Vivid Purple),  Belle Ile (Shimmering Mandarine Orange),  Grande Large (Metallic Sky Blue) and Siros (Bronze).

Lips: Semi Mate Lipstick in Breaking Free (Neon Coral), Satin Lipstick in Kiss Me Stupid (Burnt Sienna).  Lip Gloss in Aragon (Red Chestnut) and

SS17 Face Products: NARS, Clarins and theBalm

Here are some exciting new products for Spring 2017: primers from NARS, blushes from Clarins and contouring palette from theBalm.

theBalm Highlite ‘N Con Tour Highlight & Contour Palette, $36 from Nordstrom and ASOS.

Highlite ‘N Con Tour palette contains  8 contours and highlighters.

NARS Primers Radiance Primer SPF 35 Sunscreen, $36 Nordstorm, Selfridges,  Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora

“Energizing. Revitalizing. Oil free. Radiance Boosting Complex works to

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

When Art & Beauty Meet: MAC and NARS Collections

There is nothing I love more than a beauty collection which was inspired, or even better, a collaboration, with an artist/photographer/someone from the world of culture. So I was obviously excited to see these new collections from MAC x Helmut Newton and NARS x Sarah Moon.

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MAC release  so many collections all the time, and the one which celebrates the work of Helmut Netwon really stood out to me. I have actually quite a few of his photos saved on my Pintetest. This is a small edition with carefully chosen products which  capture the photographer’s work perfectly.

A palette of classic, neutral shades –  Point ‘N’ Shoot  (£25/$32),  Liquid Eye Liner (£16),  Upward Lash Mascara (£19).

mac-cosmetics-and-helmut-netwon-makeup-collection-eye-shadowsThere are also three Nail Lacquers (£10): Monte Carlo (red), Call Time (grey) , Berlin (purple) and the most exciting product – Retro Matte Lipcolours (£17.50/$21) which are promised to