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

AW 16 Lipsticks: Armani, NARS, Lancome and MAC

I have already mentioned so many new lipstick launches here, here and here, but today let’s take a look  at even more new and  awesome releases. We all know that one can never have too many lipsticks. An although I personally can’t even fit all my lipsticks into my  drawers, I want all of these. Ahem.

And even if you do not need anything, theses days the brands create such beautiful images, videos and the stories behind each product that you feel like you have to indulge. Very clever strategy.

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NARS Lip Glide, £22 from Selfridges and  $26 from Nordstrom

“Covetable comfort meets confident color in a high-pigment formula that glides like a gloss, cloaks like a lipstick—and feels like nothing else. Semi-matte color glides on a stays supple without drying or feeling sticky. Developed with Oil Infusion Complex, an innovative concentration of precious oils, fused to create a smooth-glide effect. Fully coats lips on contact with smooth, saturated, semi-matte style.”

All shades are named after the ’70s counterculture phenomena. There are 13 shades, shown is No 54.

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge 

One of my favourite lipstick range ever, so I am very excited about the re-launch of the line with a tonnes new shades, all of them being created by Lisa Eldridge they just have to be killer. These are not yet out but Lancome is available from:

AW16 New Blushes: Paul & Joe, Dolce & Gabbana and Chantecaille

I have to admit that I haven’t been wearing blush during the summer at all, but now that it is Autumn, I kind of want some colour! this is why I have been browsing my collection looking for some old favourites, and also browsing the new launches looking for anything beautiful and  exciting to share with you.

Here are three beauties that caught my attention:

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CHANTECAILLE Lion Pride Cheek Shade, £35 from SpaceNK and   $40 from Nordstrom.

“A silky smooth powder formula that adds the perfect hint of natural looking colour. “The shade is described as a peachy pink.

5% of Chantecaille’s proceeds for the Pride Cheek Shade will be donated to the Lion Guardians.

Dolce & Gabbana Creamy Face Colour, £40 from Harrods and  $55 from Saks.

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AW16 Lipsticks: Dior, YSL and Shiseido

Here is part two of the new lipstick launches for AW16, and this time it is all about YSL, Dior and Shiseido. Let’s take a look!

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YSL  Vinyl Lip Cream, $36 from Saks and £26 from Harrods.

“High coverage liquid lip colour with ultimate shine, comfort, and all day-wear. Vinyl Cream dresses lips in full coverage color and high-impact vinyl shine. The creamy formula provides 10 hour wear.”

Available in 12 shades. Shown is  Burgundy Vibes

Dior Beauty Rouge Dior, $35 from Neiman Marcus and £26.50 from Selfridges

Reformulated cult classic lipstick which comes in tonnes of

AW16 New Luxury Lipsticks: Tom Ford, byTerry and Cle de Peau

I personally love me a good luxurious lipstick. Of course, there are a lot of more affordable options on the market but there is just something special about treating yourself to a high-end product. I always get myself a nice lipsticks after I’ve finished an important job project or just for a special occasion.

And here are three creme-de-la-creme lipstick launches.

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BY TERRY Rouge-Expert Click Stick,  $32 from Barneys and Net-a-Porter.

“3-in-1 hybrid lipstick is rich like a balm, precise like a pencil and intense with premium pigment. In just one stroke, it reveals the boldest color impact all day long. Absolute coverage and velvet-smooth comfort upon application through an ultra-feminine gesture.”

The shade featured is  Crimson Click

TOM FORD Beauty Lip Contour Duo, $53 from Neiman Marcus and £39 from Selfridges.

” On one end, the slim and sleek pencil features a lip shaper to enhance and define lips. On the