Friday, 5 December 2014

NEW: Givenchy, Lipstick Queen, Hand Chemistry

There are some beautiful new make-up collections heading our way early next year. I’ve got my eye in particular on Chantecaille’s Glacier Eye Shadow Trio - a charity product dropping February that features a stunning iceberg embellishment (post here).

I’m also coveting a couple of upcoming skincare launches, not least Benefit’s Puff Off, an ‘instant’ wrinkle busting cream due January. I’m rather intrigued too by REN’s Instant Firming Beauty Shot, a gel serum to smooth and plump skin arriving a month later. There’s a theme going on here - ‘instant results’ (or promises thereof)!

This week Givenchy and Lipstick Queen announced striking new 2015 make-up collections. On the skincare front it was Hand Chemistry grabbing my attention with its new Retin-based body oil – and some rather lofty claims! 

Givenchy – COLOreCreation Collection ( February)

The joys of childhood are the inspiration for this colourful collection featuring a new face powder, eye pencils, lip gloss, nail polishes, eye shadows and mascara. It's a bit of a sneek peak of the line-up right now, hence the promo pics.

Le Prisme Visage Color Confetti face powder (£38) has multi-coloured pigments and light-refracting optical brighteners.The Color Kajal soft and creamy eye pencils (£16 each) contain natural pigments and will be available in three shades (green, turquoise and violet). The smoothing lip balm, Gelée D’Interdit (£21.50), is a riot of bright orange. The Le Vernis Givenchy nail polishes (£16.50 each) come in playful yellow and candy pink.  Finally, two creamy eye shadows and a volume mascara complete the range. More on Givenchy here.

Lipstick Queen – Bête Noire (January)

Available from January is this seriously daring lipstick collection.  Bête Noire comprises three dark and intense shades. Possessed Sheer, a wet-look formula in the colour of crushed forest fruits. Possessed Intense, creamy and opaque and, as its name suggests, intensely pigmented. Finally, Possessed Metal, a metallic shimmery lipstick. Priced at £28 each, the collection will be available at Space NK.

Hand Chemistry – Retin-Oil 1% (available now)

There are some big claims going on here. According to Hand Chemistry, this Retinoid Complex offers the same results as prescription-only Retin A, without the irritating effects. It says visible results can be seen in just two weeks! This is a dry oil for the body (not face) and targets scars, stretch marks, ageing, dehydrated skin, surface irregularities and discolouration. It is also said to leave a protective barrier on the skin's surface. Available now for £20 (100ml) here.



  1. I am all over the Bête Noire collection. Gorgeous colours that would work with my skin tone.

  2. Oh the lipstick shades are so gorgeous, not sure if I could get away with wearing them but absolutely love them.

  3. I love the Givenchy – COLOreCreation Collection, I love it when pretty make up is in even prettier packaging x

  4. The Lipstick Queen – Bête Noire lipsticks looks amazing! There is quite a lot of products coming out, well done for keeping on top of it! How do you find all this out? That oil sounds good. I don't like oils for face as I told you before, but I have very dry leg skin, so they usually work very well there.

  5. Ooh I've used something very similar to the Givenchy face powder before and love it. This one looks so pretty! Along with the eye pencils :)

    Meimei xx


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