Fenty Beauty by Rihanna.
It looks like the long wait for singer Rihanna’s much anticipated beauty line could at last be over with the star taking to Instagram to announce that Fenty Beauty will launch on September 8 and will be available worldwide from the get go. She hasn’t officially given details of what will be included but has been teasing various items on her Valerian press tour over the last few weeks and it looks like there’ll be a rather special highlighter plus plummy lip shades. Available at Sephora.
A new range of eco-friendly, vegan beauty products from former Apple exec Valeria Cole. A native Brazilian, Cole is passionate about preserving the Amazon rain forest and says her in-demand anti-ageing beauty products are made with secret recipes of super fruits and other ingredients that can only be found there. Even better, one per cent of sales will be dedicated to replanting a million trees and preserving 75,000 acres of rain forest. Available at teadorabeauty.com
Urban Decay Goes to the Dogs.
We probably shouldn’t love this quite as much as we do but it seems beauty brands have spotted the marketing power of pet influencers (yes you read that correctly) and are hiring canine social media stars to drive their message home. In the case of Urban Decay, which has collaborated with Chloe the Mini Frenchie, the brand’s not only pushing its latest wares but also making a strong anti-animal-testing statement.
Available at leading retailers.
YSL Night 54.
The first of the new season’s make-up releases has emerged from YSL Beauté and it’s taking its cue from the infamous Studio 54. Mascara promises massive volume, eyeliner will light up the dance floor in shades of silver and bronze or bold black. Nails, too, sparkle in silver and bronze and high voltage couture hologram powder will give skin the ultimate disco shimmer on cheeks, brows, décolleté or anywhere else you dare to wear it.
Now all we need’s a white horse! Available at leading retailers.
This range was first launched in 1988 and quickly became a hallmark of the brand’s advanced bio-technology expertise, dedicated to developing state-of-the-art formulas with outstanding textures and benefits. Super Hyaluronic Acid Bio, Bio Epo, Bio Regenerating Complex, are all assets that make Bio Performance a market leader in anti-ageing.Today, Shiseido combines this heritage with advanced and new skincare technologies, to target the three main areas of concern: wrinkles and sagging; uneven skin tone, dark spots, redness and visible pores; and roughness and dryness.
Molton Brown Seabourn Collection.
The London-based fragrance expert has introduced a limited edition in collaboration with award-winning luxury cruise line, Seabourn. There are two completely bespoke fragrances – Immersive Samphire & Eucalyptus and Inspiring Basil & Vetiver – which would usually be available exclusively for Seabourn’s on-board guests. They will be offered in Molton Brown stores for a limited time. Available at Molton Brown stores in the UAE and Saudi Arabia and at moltonbrown.co.uk
Clarins Limited Edition Bronzing and Blush Compact.
The sun in a compact, with skin care benefits. To warm the complexion, this powder comes in a harmony of three matte shades and an iridescent coral blush hue. Arranged in the form of a setting sun, they ensure ultra-easy, tailor-made application. Pure sun, in a brushstroke! Available at leading retailers
Dolce & Gabbana Summer Dance Collection.
Journey to a land where the bronzed earth is cooled by a coastal breeze – that’s the inspiration for the latest make-up line from the Italian fashion duo which features a bronzer and shadow quad to give a sun-kissed look, vivid pinks to adorn lips, cheeks and nails and unexpected colour pops of green and blue in eyeliners and nail lacquers. Available at leading retailers.
Guerlain Eye-Stay Primer.
Say goodbye to drooping eyes after late nights and back-to-back meetings. Adios to running eyeliner and eye shadow. Apply this eye primer before make-up and miracles happen: your cosmetics stay in place all day long and the eyes remain fresh and radiant. Applied alone, the primer smoothes the eyelid, fills in irregularities and minor fine lines and evens skin colour for more open and rested eyes. Used as a clever base, it improves eye make-up hold throughout the day.
Available at leading retailers.
Lancôme Paris Énergie De Vie.
Counter the first signs of ageing with this new category of skincare: Liquid Care. The result of Lancôme’s formulatory expertise, it allows for a combination of water-based and fresh textures that easily penetrates the skin for ultra-effectiveness. The line uses active vegetal ingredients and two new products – an exfoliating mask and an eye gel – alongside a lotion, serum and cream, so there’s something to suit every taste. Available at leading retailers.
YSL names brand ambassador.
Trend-setting actress Zoë Kravitz has teamed up with YSL Beauté as the brand’s latest “face”. Following her mesmerising performance in the TV miniseries Big Little Lies, she’s been using social media to give on-the-go style tips and will appear in the brand’s Before the Light project which showcases up-and-coming musical talents from around the world with Zoë using make-up to reveal their personalities on stage.
L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime skin-perfecting range.
Stay cool in the heat with the latest offering from the French brand. The Perfecting Essence prepares the skin while Perfecting Cream blurs imperfections for a fresh and radiant complexion. Peony Petal-Cleansing Oil gently removes make-up and impurities to leave the skin feeling soft and hydrated. And if you have a special date or event, try the Overnight Perfect Mask or the Flash Moisture Mask, which both promise added radiance. The line also includes hair treatments and the delicious Almond Milk Concentrate and Shower Oil ensuring you’re pampered from head to toe. Available at L’Occitane.