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

Clarins Face Contouring Palette & Brush Review and Swatches

I have already posted a preview of the Clarins Face Contouring Palette & Brush on the website and on Instagram, so here is a full review.

As you can tell, contouring is not going anywhere soon, and I was personally excited to try what Clarins have to offer, as they never go wrong with their launches.

It comes in a signature light gold slick packaging, contains three colours: matte beige, bronze and rose to create definition. There is also a brush and a card with useful illustrations on how you could use each shade.

I am personally a huge fan of the brush, it allows a precise application and hugs the curves of the face perfectly. I love applying the products with this brush and then, if needed, blend it out a bit with a fluffier one.

As for the product itself, the formula is plant-enriched, so, as always with Clarins, you get the skincare benefits. The texture is

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 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.

Chanel Coco Codes Makeup Collection for Spring 2017

Here is a preview of the newest beauty release from Chanel, their Spring 2017 makeup collection – Coco Codes with the star product being a blush which combines four shades.

Star Product

Coco Code Blush Harmony ($70). It combines four shades: peach, honey, caramel and pink-red shades and comes in matte and satin textures. You can apply each shade individually or mix them together.

 

Lips

Rouge Allure Velvet ($37) in  61 La Secrete, LE and 62 Libre

Rouge Allure ($37) in 175 Ardente LE and 176 Independante

Rouge Coco Shine ($37) in 126 Beige Dore, LE and 128 Noir Moderne

Face and Eyes