Pantone Colour of 2017: Greenery

I have actually posted this on Facebook and Twitter already but why not mentioning it here, as well?

Check out the Pantone colour of the year – Greenery. What do you think of it?  Expect to see a lot of beauty products this shade of pistachio green, like the shown below butter LONDON nail varnish.

 

Speaking of nail polishes, back in 2012 a very similar but a bit more pastel pistachio was the hottest shade for manicure, every brand would bring out a shade like that, and this one was my personal favourite. I remember how I’ve created a whole list with over 20

Clarins Multi-Active Jour Cream Review

Considering that I have already written about Clarins twice this week, and the fact that they are adding an eye cream to the Multi-Active line, it seemed like a good idea to publish the feature which was in my drafts for several months already. And we are talking about Clarins  New Multi-Active Day cream for all skin types.

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I am a big fan of Clarins creams, especially the HydraQuench (I’ve been buying that range for years), and also the Daily Energizer which I’ve had more than once, as well, so I was happy to get a sample of the latest launch, 46 weeks ago (according to my Instagram, ahem). But it is better late than never, right? Plus, now I have a better impression, as I have already used the cream up, as you can tell from the photos.

According to the brand, Multi-Active Day cream  “prevents and visibly corrects the appearance of fine lines thanks to new Myrothamnus extract. The new extract minimises the impact of daily stress to help keep skin smooth and radiant. With technology powered by plant extracts and the latest breakthroughs in botanical research, these treatments visibly diminish the first signs of ageing, restore radiance, hydrate and maintain younger looking skin.”

My first impression is that it is a

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