SS17 Foundations: YSL, Armani and Clarins

There have been quite a few foundation launches recently but I have selected three that really stand out to me, and that are very different, so there is something for everyone.

Touche Éclat Cushion Compact Foundation, $48 from Nordstrom

“A lightweight, sheer, buildable coverage formula to give skin a fresh dewy glow and natural finish. Gives a  sheer to medium buildable coverage.”

Available in 6 shades.

 Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation, £28 and $38 from Nordstrom

“Optically blurs imperfections. Upon

Summer 2017 Bronzers: YSL, Estee Lauder, Guerlain and Tom Ford

Summer makeup collections are about to pop up in the shops, and quite a few bronzers are already available online, so here is a preview.

YSL Solar Pop Bronzing Stones Collector Palette, $55 from Barney’s

YSL’s bronzer is inspired by the vibrant colors and exotic adventure of a jungle safari, it is cloaked with a  snake skin effect, and has a fire-colored logo. The bronzer itself is matte.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée, $45 from Bergdorf Goodman.

According to the brand, it smoothes on as a soft sheen and

SS17 New Eye Products: Trish McEvoy, YSL, MAC and Smith and Cult

This post was supposed to be a Valentine’s Day beauty gift guide but since I did not have time to prepare one in time, it will be about the eye products launches that caught my attention.

Trish McEvoy 24-Hour Eye Shadow & Liner,  $33 from Neiman Marcus  and Bergdorf Goodman.

“Creamy, pigment-rich, shimmering eye shadow pen glides smoothly onto lid or lash line for endless shading and eye defining options with maximum staying power.”

 The shades are: Smokey Quartz (shown),  Topaz, Crystal Grey and  Rose Quartz

Smith & Cult B Line Wax Spastic Eye Pen Smith and Cult, $26 from Saks

I am excited to see Smith and Cult bringing out other makeup items besides their gorgeous nail polishes.

” Quick-dry, water resistant liner delivers a

YSL Street and I Makeup Collection for Spring 2017

YSL Street and I Makeup collection for Spring 2017 was inspired by the urban art and is all about the white, orange and grey shades. There are also cool new blush/lipstick cute little duos.

Here is a video preview of the look:

Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick ($34) are the cool new products in the line. These were inspired by the  Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Lip and Cheek, these colours can be used separately or blended together. They have a smooth and matte finish and can be used both on cheeks and lips.

The shades are:

  • N°1 from Marrakech to Paris – the brightest coral, the most intense fuchsia.
  • N°3 from Cute to Devilish – a gentle coral, a warm, rich orange.
  • N°4 from Me to You – a pretty pale rose teams up with a blush pink.
  • N°5 from Darling to Hottie – burst into neon pink or drift into raspberry red.
  • N°6 from Prude to Nude – a rosy nude melts into a mocha nude.
  • N°7 from Mild to Spicy – a cherry red segues into a plum-brown.

Couture Eye Palette Collector,  $60

“KEEP AN EYE ON ME,” compact includes the following shades: a shimmering pale pink to bring light under the brow; a hard city grey for lining or creating a smoky eye; a flash of orange, a duo of pinks to brighten up the evening cityscape.

Face Palette Collector, $47

“I HAVE A BLUSH ON YOU” compact,  and an

SS17 New Lip Products: Hourglass, YSL and Burberry

We already had a preview of the Chanel, MUFE and Marc Jacobs lipsticks, and I have also posted about the Givenchy ones that, I think, look incredibly hot.

And here, as promised, are more new launches.

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo ($32 from Sephora and £26 from Harvey Nichols)

“A lip colour with the intensity of a lipstick that’s infused with a blend of hydration for the appearance of softer, fuller lips. Infused with a blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower seed.”

There are 20 shades, shown are: Icon – cool toned red, Warrior – deep plum, Futurist – mauve nude.

YSL Volupte Tint In A Balm, $32.  YSL is available from Harrods, Selfridges,  NordstromNeiman Marcus,  Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora. This product will be available in several weeks.