Last night, Urban Decay released the devastating news that they would be discontinuing the first Urban Decay Naked palette. It was the palette that started the iconic Urban Decay Naked palette series and is one of the best-selling, well known makeup palettes period.
There isn’t a makeup junkie that hasn’t heard of the Urban Decay Naked palette, you only have to type the name of the palette into Youtube to see videos spanning from a year ago to a whopping seven years ago. It’s a palette that’s truly stood the test of time, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end.
For many people, myself included, the original Naked palette was the first palette they ever bought. Its creamy mattes, chic nudes and wearable shimmers have had us reaching for it again and again. It’s buttery, blendable formula made it easier to learn how to nail the smokey eye and for a lot of us Naked doesn’t only have a special place in our makeup bags, but also in our memories, making it no surprise that the news almost broke the internet.
Urban Decay is discontinuing the first palette I ever ever bought. The first makeup purchase that really made me FALLLLLLLLL in love with makeup idk how to handle this
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Uhmmm urban decay is discontinuing the first naked pallete. It’s the end of a god damn era @ nicoleajesse
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Right so urban decay original naked pallet is being discontinued????? the nostalgia and sadness is real
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Urban Decay’s founder Wende Zomnir penned an emotional tribute on her Instagram account, saying “Saying goodbye to the OG NAKED is bittersweet. We shared a history. We shared a soul. I will forever miss her, but plan to turn the grief into even more greatness. Urban Decay will continue to thrive in NAKED’s memory and honour — just wait and see.”
The passing of the original Naked palette has officially made it a collectors item, so whether you want to stock up for yourself or give the makeup lover in your life a truly priceless gift, you’ll absolutely want to get your hands on one as soon as possible. The good news is, Debenhams will not be discontinuing the palette until early next year, so there’s still time to get Naked before it’s gone for good and we say a final ‘Blend In Peace’ to the original palette.
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It doesn't get more classic than a smokey eye and if you've been itching to know how to nail the timeless makeup tecnhique - look no further. Watch and learn how Dior create a dreamy, smokey eye on Bella Hadid using the gorgeous Dior Backstage Collection, then try for yourself.
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If Smashbox are famous anything, it’s their primers. Their original Photo Finish primer pretty much put primers on the map and since, they’ve extended the collection to include 11 unique primers. Whether you’re going for full glam or a quick and easy look, primers are an essential part of any makeup routine.
A decent primer will even out the texture of your skin, making it easier to apply and blend makeup, as well as granting it the power to look fresher for longer. If you’re sick of your makeup breaking up on your face or applying patchy – you need a primer in your life.
Okay, so now you’ve established that getting a primer is a needed (not wanted) situation, how do you choose the one for you? Every person’s skin is completely different and Smashbox make no excuses when it comes to catering to everyone. Read on to find the primer that’ll suit your skin type perfectly…
Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Choose if: You have normal or combination skin type and are looking for a long lasting primer to blur pores and imperfections.
This household name primer has a good reputation in the beauty industry. Suitable for all skin types and tones, this oil free formula is lightweight and gives a natural, balanced finish to the skin.
Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer
Choose if: You’re chasing a sun kissed glow and want a sheer bronzed coverage.
Whether you’ve had one too many late nights or want to prolong your holiday glow, this primer is the easiest way to get a little natural radiance into your look. Don’t worry, the priming powers are still just as impressive!
Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer
Choose if: You want to protect your skin from UV rays, pollution and other environmental aggressors.
Not only is this a great primer, but the antioxidant dense formula will also shield your skin against all sorts of unwanted elements including UV rays, stress and pollution.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil
Choose if: Your skin is thirsty for hydration and a stunning, dewy finish.
This fast-absorbing oil is lightweight but gives heavy amounts of hydration. Perfect for those who need a little nourishment in their lives, this primer also softens fine lines and any wrinkles.
Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimising Primer
Choose if: You feel like your pores are larger than life and your skin is on the oily side.
The easy was to reduce the appearance of obvious pores is with a layer of this primer. The mattifying formula shrinks pores and controls oil for up to an impressive 8 hours.
Smashbox Photo Finish Mattify Stick Primer
Choose if: You want to prime or touch up your skin while you travel.
This handy handbag-friendly stick primer is perfect for applying your primer in a flash. It can also be used over your makeup to touch up and control oil throughout the day. The perfect desk-side companion.
Smashbox Photo Finish Even Skin Tone Primer
Choose if: You’re looking to smooth out imperfections and neutralise discolouration.
The peach tone of this primer colour-corrects dark spots and hyper pigmentation to reveal an even, radiant complexion. Great for all skin types, be ready to put your best face forward.
Smashbox Photo Finish Reduce Redness Primer
Choose if: You have any complexion redness that you want to calm down.
Made with vitamins A, E and a colour correcting hue, this green primer will reduce any redness across your skin and give a natural, calm and even finish.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
Choose if: You want a moisturising, refreshing primer which can be used under or over makeup.
Mist this primer across your complexion for an instantly refreshed but hydrated complexion which is ready for makeup. Use this throughout your day over makeup to perk up your face and make your 5pm makeup look like it’s freshly applied.
Smashbox Photo Finish Super Light Primer
Choose if: You want your makeup to feel as natural and featherweight as possible.
Love when makeup feels invisible on your skin? You’ll fall head over heels for this super lightweight champion of primers. Soft, breathable and natural feeling, you’ll feel like you’re wearing nothing as you apply this primer.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer
Choose if: You want the feel of moisturiser with the power of a great primer, look no further.
Everyone loves a multi-tasking product, and this handy two in one primer and moisturiser (primer + moisturiser = primerizer) gives up to 24 hours of hydration while still priming and prepping your skin for makeup.
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We are excited to announce that a new beauty brand is about to land at Debenhams – get ready for Smashbox! Arriving at Debenhams on Monday 16th August 2018, we can’t wait to play with their bold, versatile products.
Founded by brothers Dean ad Davis Factor, great grandsons of makeup legend Max Factor, Smashbox Cosmetics was born out of a photography studio in LA. Smashbox are famous for their award winning Photo Finish Foundation Primers, but continue to make their mark on the beauty industry with the release of beautiful products such as their contour kits, vibrant eye shadows and creamy lipsticks.
The Products We Can’t Wait To Get Our Hands On...
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
No Smashbox post would be complete without mentioning their legendary Photo Finish Foundation Primer. The transparent primer glides across skin and instantly blurs the texture of skin. The handy gel makes applying makeup more effortless and last as long as possible.
Smashbox X Vlada Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
If it glimmers, chances are we’ll want it and recently our magpie eyes have been drawn to the Petal Metal Colllection which was created in collaboration with makeup artist Vlada Haggerty. These stunning drops look like liquid metal and we’re more than excited to play with them.
Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner
When on the search for eyeliners, we want them black as night, smudge proof and easy to apply. This ticks all the boxes and glides across eyes for effortlessly smooth liner. BRB, off to practice our cat eyes in time for launch.
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All hail Urban Decay and their iconic eyeshadow palettes. They gave us Naked, Heat and now the Urban Decay Born To Run eyeshadow paletteis the next name that is about to make its mark on the world of beauty.
Forget stashing your suitcase with multiple palettes, Born To Run is the perfect travel companion. With 21 exquisite shades, the Born To Run palette holds an endless variety of eye makeup that will suit you whether it’s day, night or if you’re dressing up or dressing down.
As you cast your eyes across Born To Run the first thing we are drawn to is the sheer spectrum of colours available! You have your staple neutrals, warm tones, berry shades, jewel tones and cool blues all in one place. The volume of choice in colour is massively impressive and has us looking forward to playing with this palette week after week – we predict that we will not be getting bored any time soon!
The shade breakdown:
BREAKAWAY (warm ivory shimmer) STRANDED (pale rose gold with tonal micro-shimmer) BLAZE (light metallic peach with pink shift) WEEKENDER (light neutral beige matte) STILL SHOT (bright peach) RIFF (brown-nude matte with floating micro-sparkle) GOOD AS GONE (deep brown with iridescent micro-shimmer) HELL RIDE (deep fuchsia matte) BAJA (burnt orange matte) ACCELERATE (reddish copper metallic) GUILT TRIP (smoky purple shimmer) IGNITE (rose gold metallic) SMOG (deep coppery bronze shimmer) WANDERLUST (forest green with gold micro-shimmer) WILDHEART (bright fuchsia) PUNK (red-brown matte) DOUBLE LIFE (metallic rust) JET (black with deep shimmering purple shift) DRIFT (charcoal satin with tonal micro-sparkle) RADIO (deep emerald satin) BIG SKY (frosted green shimmer with iridescent micro-sparkle)
In true Urban Decay fashion, the formula of these shadows are buttery, highly pigmented and easy to blend. They layer and blend beautifully, giving you the power to build your dream makeup look with minimal effort but maximum impact. The matte shadows are highly pigmented and have an amazing colour payoff after just one swipe, while the metallic shades give a gorgeous, glimmering textured look. To dial up the dazzle even further, you can spritz your makeup brush with a little Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray then apply the eyeshadow – you’ll notice it pop instantly.
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Brows… We love them, adore them, we can’t live without them. They have the ability to elevate your look and add a quick hint of definition to even the barest of faces.
With more and more people claiming brows as their desert island beauty essential, there’s no denying that our eyebrows mean a lot to us. Here at Debenhams we aren’t afraid to shout about how much we love our brows or that we love to take care of them. In celebration of brows and as an extra special treat to you, we have an exciting deal taking place at ALL of our in store Benefit Brow Bars.
We’re giving you a free eyebrow tint with every purchased Benefit brow wax from 1st August – 31st August 2018. To redeem the deal, simply show the Debenhams Beauty Instagram story screen shot or email you received from Debenhams offering this deal. Didn’t get an email? Subscribe to our email list by scrolling to the bottom of the Debenhams homepage, then submit your email address to the ‘subscribe to our newsletter’ section. Make sure you’re subscribed to never miss a beauty deal again!
The offer can only be redeemed at Benefit Brow Bars in store at Debenhams, see the complete list f Benefit Brow bars below…
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From the moment we wake up, to the moment we set our alarms for bed, we are glued to our phones. Studies show that our selfie taking, Instagram scrolling and tutorial watching rack up more than 10 hours of screen time a day. The bad news is, when we look at our phone, laptop or other digital screens, our skin is exposed to blue light.
According to research, blue light can penetrate deeper into skin than UVB rays and cause damage to your complexion. Premature wrinkles, hyper pigmentation and loss of elasticity can all be accelerated because of over-exposure to blue light. Pair that with environmental pollutionand sun damage and you’ll realise that you absolutely should be shielding your skin every single day.
We know all that sounds pretty terrifying, but we’re here to reassure you that there’s no reason to worry. Luckily, digital technology has been matched by beauty technology – and there are products you can use to defend your skin against digital damage.
When choosing our daily defence, we can’t stop reaching for the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Defense Radiant Tint Protective Moisturiser.
Not your typical tinted moisturiser, this innovative product gives maximum protection for your skin, while still giving you a natural, radiant finish. The shade of the tint is universally flattering and blurs out imperfections for a healthy, lit-from-within look. You can wear this alone, under your makeup or apply a few drops of this hydrating product over your foundation to top up your protection throughout the day.
So, how exactly does this defend against blue light?! Its blend of ingredients work magically to give the best protection against the effects of blue light. Sustainable sourced cacao extract helps defend against blue light, while sugar molecules form an invisible barrier to help block carbon and heavy metal particles. Environmental pollution is deflected by Camellia flower extract, which also supports the skin’s natural production of collagen. To top it all off, the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Defense Radiant Tint Protective Moisturiser also has SPF 30 to save your skin from UV rays.
And if these weren’t enough reasons to obsess over this product, it is also Synthetic Fragrance, Sulfate, Paraben, Mineral Oil free and vegan. What’s not to love?!
All round skin protecting doesn’t get much better than this!
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Another month, another bunch of beauty picks that we’ve fallen in love with. Our summer beauty regimes arrived in full bloom in June. With the arrival of the blue skies and warm sun, we couldn’t get enough of sheer foundation coverage, bright coloured eye shadows and super bronzed cheeks. Read on to see exactly what what beauty we couldn’t stop devouring this month… they need to be on your radar.
Punchy in Pink Givenchy Rouge Interdit Marbled Lipstick
Gorgeous with a tan, flirty and feminine – all hail the pink lipstick. We’ve been loving baby pinks through to neon pinks, but this unique lipstick is the pink that deserves a spot on the Beauty Menu. The Givenchy Rouge Interdit Marbled Lipstick is a traditional fabulous Fuchsia, marbled with a mysterious, unexpected black shade. The black marbelling injects an element of depth to a ditzy pink and also contains colour changing pigments which react to your lips’ pH. The end result? A bold, summer pink lipstick which is as unique as you are.
Beach, Please! Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette
Whether you’re spending your summer at home or away, the sun has been shining. June turned up the heat for us at home, making Brighton beach a pretty decent alternative to Bali. Maybe that’s wishful thinking, but the temperature has inspired us to create a rainbow of summer eye makeup looks. There are few eyeshadow palettes that embody the vibe of summer quite like the Urban Decay Beached palette. From the smouldering, shimmery rust shade through to its electric foiled blue, we can’t stop playing with this palette.
Pride Month Pride Month beauty looks
June is Pride month and our Instagram feeds have been full to the brim of makeup looks to celebrate the LGBT community. Whether it’s a touch of coloured wing or full on rainbow face paint, we have loved seeing all the unique makeup looks created in celebration of pride. After all, makeup is all about expressing yourself.
Artists left to right: @ikereneas & @sophie.rnr
Artists left to right: @albagcarrio & @diana_moisa
Where-Ever-You-Are Skincare bareMinerals Balance-to-go skincare set
What’s vegan friendly, great value and travel sized? The bareMinerals Balance-to-go skincare set! Containing miniature versions of all the cult bareMinerals skincare products you need for a complete, balanced routine – there’s lots to love about this little treat. Specifically curated to balance skin that may be too oily or too dry, these products cover all your skincare steps meaning no inch of your face will be left untreated. We recommend using the Clay Chameleon cleanser day and night, followed by the SkinLongevity serum in the morning and the Brilliant Future serum in your evening routine. Finish both your AM and PM skincare steps with the Smart Combination Lightweight Emulsion.
Sheer Perfection Benefit Hello Happy Foundation
The heat of summer has made us step away from the heavy coverage and embrace a lightweight feel and natural looking complexion. If this is sounds exactly what your skin has been looking for, let us introduce you to Benefit’s Hello Happy Foundation. This handy foundation blurs imperfections for an enviably even skin tone with a sheer but buildable matte finish. The icing on the cake? It also contains SPF 15 for an extra dose of skin-loving sun protection.
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Hairspray – the unsung hero of our bathroom cabinet. It can be the finishing touch to a perfectly sculpted masterpiece or a saving grace on a rushed morning. Just when you thought you couldn’t love your hairspray any more than you already do, there are even more ways that hairspray can make your life a whole lot easier. Read on to see our favourite hairspray hacks…
Remove Lipstick Stains
We all know the dilemma of wearing a vibrant lipstick, only to have it smeared over your fave dress after an over enthusiastic hand gesture. Lucky, hairspray can help remove the stain. Celebrity Colorist Kim Vo says to “spray fabric to stop the stain from processing and then wash as directed. Problem solved!
Add Shine To Your Shoes
Is there anything worse than seeing the shine on new shoes dull? A simple spritz of hairspray coats shoes in a layer of shine, instantly transforming the look the from drab to fab.
Keep Your Eyebrows In Check
Ran out of your favourite eyebrow gel?! Don’t panic, this hairspray hack will save you from a bad brow day. Spray onto a brow brush and comb through your eyebrows to set the hairs in your desired style.
Make Your Nails Dry Faster
The struggle of trying to function with wet nails is real. One wrong move and your hard work will smudge, so we welcome any hack to minimise nail drying time with open arms. Once you’ve applied your nail polish, spray them with a coating of hairspray then dunk them in a bowl of cold water.
Can’t get enough of flawless nails? Mobile beauty bar blow LTD offer a range of nail services straight to your front door. Perfect nails in the comfort of your own home? Sign us up…
Remove Sticky Labels
Picture this: you’ve bought a brand new decorative piece for your home. It’s beautiful, you love it, you can’t wait to put a photo of it on Instagram… You go to peel the sticky label away only for pieces of it to stubbornly stick. The surprising saviour for this spraying the remaining label with hairspray to effortlessly remove it.
Stop Tights Laddering
If you looked in the dictionary for the word disaster you’d read, ‘when you’re on the go and your tights ladder’. Okay, that might be a slight fib, but it is definitely annoying when it happens! To stop a ladder in its tracks, spray it with hairspray and it won’t tear any further.
Tame Flyaway Hairs
If you’ve secured your style with hairspray but still feel like it needs a tidy up – this is the hack for you. Spray your hairspray directly onto an unused toothbrush and use this to comb down wild flyaways. It takes literally seconds and gives a beautifully polished look to any hairstyle.
Have a special occasion coming up or just feeling like treating yourself? blow LTD have your back with their blow dry menu, which is available in selected Debenhams stores or at home with their mobile service.
Pick Up Stray Hairs
Whether you have a pet, or you just can’t stop finding your hairs all over the house, this hack makes tidying stray hairs easy. Simply spray hairspray onto a dry cloth and sweep it over your furniture to pick up unwanted hairs.
Whenever we get fresh blooms, we always wish they could last forever. This hack won’t make them immortal, but it will slightly prolong the life of your flowers. According to Lifehacker.com, “Just as it preserves your hairstyle, hairspray keeps flowers pristine and prevents wilting”. Just the excuse we needed to buy a bouquet for ourselves!
Lock in Hair Accessories
Slipping bobby pins are pretty far from ideal. Make sure yours stay exactly where they were born to be with this hairspray hack. Haircare expert Fernando Salas tells Allure, “Spray the backs of bobby pins and hair clips with hair spray to create a nice grit. The texture will keep everything in place, and your hair accessories will lose their slip. Just make sure to wash them afterward to avoid unwanted buildup.”
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When the clouds roll away and the sun is hot on your skin, you know summer is well and truly here.
There is something about summer that makes us want to sip cocktails, wear our brightest clothes and experiment with vibrant coloured makeup. One summer makeup trend that maybe seems more intimidating that others is neon makeup. Punchy pinks, electric oranges and fluorescent yellows may not cross your mind the whole year round, but when summer hits you may find yourself reaching for them more often than not.
So, what do you do if you love the idea of neon makeup but don’t know how to wear it? Read on to see 5 ways you can nail neon in your beauty look…
The most effortless way to make a subtle neon statement is with your nails. We adore a slick of the Nails Inc Glamingo across our fingertips to create a detail which will turn heads and make us feel like a million pounds. The fool-proof formula of the Nails Inc polishes make for an extremely full coverage finish which won’t chip.
All eyes will be on you when you wear a neon lip colour. Whatever your skin tone, bright lipsticks suit so many complexions so don’t be afraid to step outside the box and try something new. The Inc.redible Listen Hard Girl lip paints are the perfect choice if you’re searching for a neon lip paint to fall in love with...
Take your popping glow to the next level with a neon coloured highlighter. We can’t stop using the Inc.redible You Glow Girl highlighting jellyand tapping it onto our cheekbones, down our nose and cupids bow to add an iridescent hue to our illumination.
Neon Lip Contour
If a block lip colour wasn’t enough of a statement for you, take it to the next level with a neon lip contour. After applying your lipstick of choice, take the Inc.redible You Glow Girl highlighting jelly and tap it onto the centre of your top and bottom lips, rubbing your lips together to seamlessly blend it. Your lips will look fuller and fancier instantly!
It’s easy to create a gaze-stealing gaze with the help of the Inc.redible You Glow Girl highlighting jelly. This multi-purpose cream is the perfect texture for gliding across your eyelids for a glossy, holographic eye look that is simple to create yet very impactful!
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Any beauty lover knows that the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray has cult classic status, and all for good reason. The loyal followers of All Nighter swear by the oil free, paraben free, long lasting spray. The cooling mist weightlessly settles onto skin to keep makeup looking brand spanking new for up to an impressive 16 hours, whatever your skin type.
If there was a day that you NEEDED the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray in your life, it’s today. 21st June 2018 marks this year’s Summer Solstice, also known as the longest day of the year. The Summer Solstice boasts more than 16 hours of sunshine in the UK, meaning you’ll need all the longevity you can get from your makeup.
If its life saving makeup setting wasn’t enough to love it for, you may be surprised to know that All Nighter is no one trick pony. All Nighter can be used in an array of different ways to take your makeup to the next level. It’s the product that keeps on giving!
We are absolutely advocates of a highlighter you can see from space! If you also strive to wear a blinding highlight, All Nighter will become your best friend for elevating your illumination. Watch how Danielle uses All Nighter to make her glow pop. PSA: You may want to wear sunnies while watching.
If you asked us to describe our dream complexion it would be dewy, seamless blended and – of course – long lasting. Chantelle shows us how a little All Nighter can make your basic foundation exactly that in a flash. Makeup brushes at the ready?!
We all love a little shimmer on our eyes, but how can you turn a little shimmer into a LOT of shimmer? All Nighter isn’t just for crafting your perfect complexion, it can also be used to create your dream eye look! Watch to see how Holly amps up her metallic eyeshadows with a simple spritz of All Nighter.
Is there anything it can’t do?!
If you weren’t already scrambling for your purse to make All Nighter a part of your makeup collection, you’ll be pleased to know that it is currently available to buy with 15% off at Debenhams! Be sure to snap it up quickly before the deal expires.
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Meet the Dior makeup collection that is inspired by the backstage and designed by Peter Phillips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, for every woman who wants a professional result.
The collection holds stunning products that would complete any makeup collection. Whether you’re a makeup lover or a professional artist, these are your absolute essentials! The Dior Backstage collection consists of a Foundation available in 40 shades, two shades of Brow Palette,Lip Palette, Glow Face Palette, Contour Palette and two shades of Eye Palette. Of course, just as important as makeup are the tools for application, and this collection also has gorgeous brushes to maximise the use of your makeup. The brush section of the collection consists of seven face brushes, five eye brushes and one lip brush. What more could you ask for?
If you are any less than completely convinced that the Dior Backstage Collection is as high quality as it gets, you’ll be keen to know which celebrity has given it the royal sign of approval. As reported by You Magazine, Meghan Markle’s royal wedding day look was created using Dior products.
Her flawless complexion was created by makeup artist and Dior Ambassador, Daniel Martin. To recreate a wedding look similar to Meghan Markle’s, Dior recommends using the Dior Backstage Face and Body foundation and Dior Backstage Contour Palette, with the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in warm neutrals for Meghan’s smouldering eyes.
The Dior Backstage Collection is now available online and at the following Debenhams stores:
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The Urban Decay Beached Collection has landed and it’s giving us the ultimate summer makeup vibes. Forget smouldering, dark as winter eyeliner – during the months of summer we can’t get enough of bright lips matched with equally bright eyes to light up our look. Whether you’re living for a pop of colour or adore summer sunset colours, The Beached Collection is the perfect playground for creating your best summer makeup yet.
The beautiful collection is currently exclusive to Debenhams both in store and online, so be sure to stock up now to get ahead of the beauty game!
We hate to have favourites, but the stand out piece of the collection HAS to be the Beached Eyeshadow Palette. Containing 8 absolutely stunning eyeshadows, this eyeshadow palette is set to make it the summer of colour. Containing satin, matte and metallic shadows, the variety of finishes allows the possibilities with this palette to be endless. We can’t get enough of Double Dip, the bright metallic teal, and Heatwave, a mesmerising metallic rust shade.
The collection has also seen the release of three Limited Edition Beached Vice lipsticks. 100 Degrees, Heatwave and Tower 1 are everything you’d want and more from a summer lipstick. 100 Degrees is a stunning bright coral which is guaranteed to make your poolside tan absolutely pop. Heatwave is a unique metallic rust which we envision ourselves reaching for en route to the beach bar and Tower 1 is a beautiful soft, metallic peach; the holographic finish gives an Urban Decay twist to the classic peach lippy.
The best part? All of these lipsticks are lavishly long-lasting to withstand the summer heat meaning you can sip cocktails without a single care in the world!
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If you want nothing less than a luxurious look and feel for your complexion, look no further than this luxe list for the ultimate high-end foundation recommendations. Whether you love a full coverage look or are dreaming of a dewy, sheer finish, these foundations are the crème de la crème for effortlessly achieving all of your complexion goals.
CHANEL VITALUMIÈRE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Foundation
Wrap your complexion in a luminous second skin with the CHANEL VITALUMIÈRE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting foundation. Natural radiance is just a few drops away with the help of this lightweight formula. The foundation provides the perfect finish for comfort and freshness, beautiful on any skin type and age.
Guerlain Parure Gold Radiance Powder Foundation
Dust a beautiful blend of coverage and radiance onto your complexion with this compact Guerlain foundation. The long-wearing foundation provides a velvet texture which gives the skin a natural glow without settling into fine lines. Apply with a foundation brush for buildable coverage or with a sponge for a dewy, sheer finish.
ARMANI Power Fabric Foundation
If you’re looking for a high coverage foundation with a comfortable, lightweight texture – look no further than the Armani Power Fabric Foundation. The weightless texture of the foundation conceals imperfections and evens skin tone and texture for a naturally polished complexion you can wear with confidence.
Shiseido Sycnhro Skin Glow Luminising Fluid Foundation
The summer complexion you’ve been dreaming of can become a reality with this featherweight yet flawless foundation. Whatever your skin type, this intelligent foundation responds to your skin to give you the radiant and dewy finish which best fits your unique complexion.
Givenchy Matissime Velvet Radiant Matte Foundation
From first application until you remove it at the end of the day, the appearance of pores and blemishes will be a distant memory. The finish of this foundation moisturises and balances skin while also leaving it feeling matte and in control of any oiliness.
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On 19 May, the world witnessed the Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Princes Harry. It was undoubtedly the event of the year and although many of the guests looked absolutely breathtaking (Amal Clooney, we’re looking at you!), Meghan stole the show.
Her minimalist, long sleeved Givenchy dress had a flattering bardot neckline, with Meghan’s crisp, clean ensemble topped with an extravagant, glistening jewelled tiara. Meghan’s wedding day makeup was also minimalist and chic for the day. Her freckles peeped through her foundation which flaunted her naturally flawless complexion and her brown eyes were framed with a delicate, smokey eyeshadow look.
The good news for everyone lusting over Meghan’s makeup look, is that it is extremely easy to recreate. Read on to see the products we recommend for stealing Meghan’s big day beauty…
Meghan’s eyes looked absolutely sparkling throughout the day. They were smoked with a neutral brown eyeshadow on her top eyelid, which was surrounded by fluttering, dainty eyelashes. We would reach for the Too Faced Natural Eyes eyeshadow palette to recreate this gorgeous look, fanning our lashes out with the Benefit They’re Real! Mascara. If like Meghan you want to get that wide-eyed look, leave your bottom lash line free from any eyeshadow to show off the natural length of your lashes.
We absolutely adored the beautiful and elegant soft pink of Meghan’s lips. The natural, “your lips but better” shade couldn’t of been more perfectly suited with her skin tone, dress and the rest of the makeup look. During a big day, a lipstick that is as comfortable as it is long wearing is a must. We recommend the bareMinerals Gen Nude radiant lipstick and to make your lipstick last even longer and prevent bleeding, apply a layer of lip liner like the Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil underneath your lipstick.
We all know that one of Meghan’s favourite foundations is the Armani Luminous Silk, and there’s little surprise that it gives the same sheer but radiant finish as her wedding day complexion. Forget Kim K contouring, Meghan sported a super soft contour which subtly warmed up her complexion and accentuated her bone structure. To mirror Meghan’s glow, use the lightweight and buildable Dior Backstage Contour palette (available summer 2018) and dust across the hollows of your cheeks and gently down the sides of your nose.
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Few things can transform a makeup look quite like a beautiful eyebrow. We asked our Beauty Community to share their staple brow looks and the products they used to achieve them.
Read on to see the Top 10 Brow looks from our Debenhams Beauty Community
Jade Denwood using Urban Decay Brow Beater Pencil and Brush
Jade has created the perfect fluffy brows using this handy dual ended eyebrow tool from Urban Decay.
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Wenting Zhou wearing Benefit Gimmie Brow Eyebrow Gel
We love how this Wenting’s eyebrows look naturally full and thick with the help of this Benefit brow gel.
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Stephanie Rhoden using Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Natural Eyebrow Pencil
These sleek, crisp brows are what dreams are made of! Stephanie has crafted the perfect arch using this creamy pencil.
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Constantina Stylianou using Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil
Constantina’s eyebrows look beautifully sculpted yet extremely natural. The shape of them suits her face structure perfectly.
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Lynsey Mckenzie using Illamasqua Brow Cake
Can we talk about these eyebrows?! We love the gorgeous feathered effect at the front along with the soft arching shape.
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Natasha Adeliah Dawani using Bobbi Brown Brow Pencil
The sharp point of this pencil has been used by Natasha to draw these swooping, pretty brows. We love the colour match to her gorgeous brunette hair.
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Marysia Bodganowicz using NYX Professional Makeup Precision Eye Pencil
This close up shot shows the stunning details of Marysia’s beautifully crafted eyebrows. We’ve noted the feathering at the front and the crisp, arched tail.
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Rriya Bardino using Benefit Ka-Brow Cream Gel Eyebrow Colour
Rriya has used this Benefit gel to build beautiful, natural look eyebrows. We love them.
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Carla Mireille Jones using Chanel CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil
We adore this powerful, sculpted yet natural brow look from Carla. We love how she’s used the spoolie end of the brush to create a lovely, natural fade.
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Kristina Horley using MAC Brow Sculpt Brow Pencil
Kristina’s soft, beautiful brows frame her stunning, doe-shaped eyes wonderfully. And the colour is a perfect match!
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Today, more brands than ever are creating cruelty free and vegan beauty. Whether brands are proudly wearing the Leaping Bunny logo on their products to indicate that they are cruelty free, or are completely vegan – cosmetic companies are becoming more aware and active in making makeup more ethical.
What’s the difference between Cruelty Free and Vegan?
For a product to be vegan, it must not contain any animal products or by-products or be tested on animals. Cruelty free means that the ingredients and final product were not tested on animals.
Read on to see the list of cruelty free and vegan brands available at Debenhams…
Kat Von D
Kat Von D are a strictly cruelty free brand, with many of their makeup collections also being vegan. As stated on the Kat Von D Beauty website, the following collections and shades are vegan.
These Collections are Vegan!
Alchemist Holographic Palette
Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Everlasting Lip Liner
Lock-It Blotting Powder
Lock-It Brightening Powder
Lock-It Concealer Crème
Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush #40
Lock-It Edge Foundation Brush #10
Lock-It Liquid Foundation
Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist
Lock-It Powder Foundation
Lock-It Precision Powder Brush #25
Lock-It Setting Powder
Lock-It Setting Powder Brush #20
Shade + Light Face Contour Brush
Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush
Studded Kiss Lipstick
These Shades are Vegan!
Metal Crush in “Doce”
Metal Crush in “Electric Warrior”
Metal Crush in “Paranoid”
Metal Crush in “Thrasher”
Metal Crush in “Thunderstruck”
Murad never test on animals or use ingredients that have been tested on animals, and only test on humans. As stated on their website, some of their products do contain animal by-products.
NYX Professional Makeup
NYX Professional Makeup are committed to not testing on animals and are acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty free brand.
Urban Decay offer a wonderfully wide range of completely vegan and cruelty free products from their brand. As stated on the Urban Decay website, these are the products which are both vegan and cruelty free.
All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (original and travel size)
Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation
Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation
Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid
All Nighter Liquid Foundation
Troublemaker Mascara (original and travel size)
Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray
De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray (original and travel sized)
Brow Box Brow Powder Wax & Tools
Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
B6 Vitamin Infused Complexion Prep Priming Spray
Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray (original and travel sized)
Liquid Moondust Cream Eyeshadow
Pro Brushes Smoky Crease Brush
Pro Brushes Large Blending Brush
Pro Brushes Large Eyeshadow Brush
Pro Brushes Domed Concealer Brush
Pro Brushes Iconic Eyeshadow Brush
Pro Brushes Flat Eyeshadow Brush
Pro Brushes Smoky Smudger Brush
Pro Brushes Tapered Blending Brush
Pro Brushes Moondust Brush
Pro Brushes Eyeshadow Contour Brush
Pro Brushes Detailed Smudger Brush
Pro Brushes Tightline Brush
Pro Brushes Angled Eyeliner Brush
Pro Brushes Angled Brow Brush
Pro Brushes Precise Eyeliner Brush
Pro Brushes Essential Eye Tool
Pro Brushes Large Tapered Foundation Brush
Pro Brushes Large Powder Brush
Pro Brushes Large Tapered Powder Brush
Pro Brushes Finishing Powder Brush
Pro Brushes Optical Blurring Brush
Pro Brushes Diffusing Highlighter Brush
Pro Brushes Diffusing Blush Brush
Pro Brushes Flat Optical Blurring Brush
Pro Brushes Contour Definition Brush
Pro Brushes The Finger Brush
Pro Brushes Detailed Concealer Brush
Pro Brushes Angled Lip Brush
Pro Brushes Medium Eyeshadow Brush
Perversion Waterproof Fine Point Eye Pen
24/7 Troublemaker Mascara and Eye Pencil Duo
Every single item by BareMinerals is completely cruelty free and they have stated that they do not work with any manufacturers that do animal testing. The bareMinerals natural haired brushes are made from Goat and Pony hair, although they say that no animals are harmed in the making of their brushes. In addition to their natural hair brushes, bareMinerals also have a lovely range of synthetic brushes.
The following products from bareMinerals are vegan.
ORIGINAL LOOSE POWDER FOUNDATION SPF 15
LOOSE POWDER CONCEALER SPF 20
WELL RESTED UNDER EYE BRIGHTENER SPF 20
GEN NUDE MATTE LIQUID LIPCOLOR
STATEMENT MATTE LIQUID LIPCOLOR
GEN NUDE PATENT LIP LACQUER
LASHTOPIA MEGA VOLUME MINERAL-BASED MASCARA
ONE FINE LINE MICRO DEFINING LINER
LASH DOMINATION INK EYELINER
COMPLEXION RESCUE TINTED MOISTURIZER SPF 30
BAREPRO PERFORMANCE WEAR POWDER FOUNDATION
CORRECTING CONCEALER SPF 20
BARESKIN COMPLETE COVERAGE SERUM CONCEALER
BAREPRO 16-HOUR FULL COVERAGE CONCEALER
BLEMISH RESCUE SKIN-CLEARING SPOT CONCEALER
MINERAL VEIL FINISHING POWDER
MINERAL VEIL FINISHING POWDER SPF 25
MINERAL VEIL FINISHING POWDER – ILLUMINATING
MINERAL VEIL FINISHING POWDER – HYDRATING
BARESKIN PERFECTING VEIL
PRIME TIME FOUNDATION PRIMER
PRIME TIME BRIGHTENING FOUNDATION PRIMER
PRIME TIME BB PRIMER-CREAM SPF 30
COMBO CONTROL MILKY FACE PRIMER
GOOD HYDRATIONS SILKY FACE PRIMER
SKINLONGEVITY VITAL POWER DAY CREAM SPF 30
Many of Illamasqua’s beautiful products are both vegan and cruelty free. From their signature Skin Base foundation to their famous Eyebrow cake, read the complete list of their vegan makeup products below, as stated on their website.
Matte Veil Primer
Skin Base Foundation (various shades)
Gel Sculpt in shade Silhouette
Eyebrow Cake (various shades)
Nail Varnish (various shades)
Highlighting Buffing Brush
Eyeshadow Blending Brush
Blush Up Brush
Precision Gel Liner in shade Infinity
Beyond Veil Primer
Powder Eye Shadow in shade Enchantment
Beyond Skin Gift Set
Powder Eye Shadow in shade Superstitious
Marc Jacobs Beauty
Marc Jacobs do not test on animals and will not sell in countries where it is required to test on animals. That being said, they do not call themselves a vegan brand as a small amount of their products contain ingredients such as beeswax.
All products by Too Faced are proudly 100% cruelty free. Their brushes are even made from soft teddy-bear hair rather than animal hair! A generous amount of their products are also vegan! As stated on their website, see their list of Vegan products here.
Better Than Sex Mascara
Born This Way Foundation – all shades
Brownie Brow Pencil – Browne-y
Brownie Brow Pencil – Blonde-y
Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer – Regular & Milk
Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer – Dark Chocolate (old pack)
Chocolate Gold Soleil
Cocoa Contour Palette (Original, NOT Deep)
Festival Refresh Makeup Spray
Glitter Pop Peel Off Eyeliner (all shades)
Lip Injection Lip Plumping Lip Gloss
Lip Injection Extreme
Love Light (all shades)
Magic Crystal Mysical Effect Lip Topper – Mermaid Tears (ONLY)
Mascara Melt Off
Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick (all shades)
Melted Metal Liquified Long Wear Lipstick (all shades)
Melted Gold Liquified Gold Lip Gloss
Melted Latex (all shades)
Primed & Poreless Pressed
Sketch Marker – Black
Sketch Marker – Charcoal Black
Sketch Marker – Deep Espresso
Sketch Marker – Smokey Emerald
Sketch Marker – Deep Navy Blue
Sketch Marker – Sky Blue
Sketch Marker – Steel Blue
Sketch Marker – Papaya Peach
Sketch Marker – Canary Yellow
Sketch Marker – Pure White
Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush (all shades)
Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss (all shades)
Kabuki Brush (Teddy Bear Hair)
Magic Rainbow Strobing Brush
Similarly to bareMinerals, every product by Buxom is completely cruelty free and they have stated that they do not work with any manufacturers that do animal testing. The Buxom natural haired brushes are made from Goat and Pony hair, although they say that no animals are harmed in the making of their brushes. In addition to their natural hair brushes, Buxom also have a lovely range of synthetic brushes.
Korres are absolutely against animal testing and will not test any ingredients or products on animals. In fact, their website says that all of their tests are performed using synthetic skin cells or human volunteers under the surveillance of a dermatologist! They also state that they will not hire outside companies that test of animals or sell in countries that require animal testing.
A number of Elemis products are vegan, being completely free of animal product and plant based. As shown on their website, see their skincare products which are vegan below.
Gentle Foaming Facial Wash
White Flowers Eye and Lip Makeup Remover
Total Glow Bronzing Moisturiser For Face
Biotec Skin Energising Day Cream Sensitive
Devils Mint Body Scrub
Sweet Orchid Body Cream
Gentle Foaming Facial W as h
Japanese Camellia Body Oil Blend
Pro-Definition Eye and Lip Contour Cream
Biotec Skin Energising Day Cream Combination
Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser
Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion
Musclease Active Body Oil
Anti-Fatigue Day Cream for men
Superfood Facial Wash
Superfood Day Cream
Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil
Smart Cleanse Micellar Water
Superfood Night Cream
Superfood Facial Oil
Pro-Collagen Marine Mask
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
Pro-Collagen Marine Oil
Pro-Collagen Neck & Décolleté Balm
Pro-Definition Facial Oil
Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil
Cleansing Micellar Water
Pro Collagen Super Serum Elixir
Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser
Biotec Skin Energising Night Cream
White Brightening Dark Spot Corrector
Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask
Clarity Perfume Oil
Sweet Orchid Shower Cream
Pro-Radiance Illuminating Eye Balm
Smooth Result and Shave Beard Oil
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream for Men
Dynamic Resurfacing Serum
Calm Perfume Oil
Fortitude Perfume Oil
Sleep Perfume Oil
Embrace Perfume Oil
Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream Oil
Pro Definition Day Cream
Dynamic Resurfacing Day Cream
Embrace Bath and Shower Oil
Fortitude Bath and Shower Oil
Soothing Apricot Toner
Frangipani Monoi Body Cream
Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream
Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask
Aching Muscle Super Soak
Herbal Lavender Repair Mask
Hydra Balance Day Cream
Tea Tree SOS Spray
Hydra Boost Day Cream
Hydra Nourish Night Cream
Absolute Eye Serum
Balancing Lavender Toner
Rehydrating Ginseng Toner
Pro-Collagen Hydra Gel Eye Mask
Pro Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment
Pro Collagen Marine Cream Ultra Rich
Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow
Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream
Pro Collagen Marine Mask
Instant Refreshing Gel
Maximum Moisture Day Cream
Frangipani Monoi Body Oil
Liquid Layer SPF 30
White Brightening Even Tone Lotion
Pro Collagen Eye Renewal
Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm
Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash
Gentle Rose Exfoliator
White Brightening Even Tone Serum
Absolute Eye Mask
Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules
Dynamic Resurfacing Night Cream
White Brightening Even Tone Cleanser
Revitalise Me Shower Gel
Quiet Mind Temple Balm
Daily Moisture Boost for Men
SOS Survival Cream
Skin Soothe Shave Gel
Time Defence Eye Reviver
SOS Emergency Cream
Deep Cleanse Facial Wash for Men
As stated on their website, Laura Geller do not and will not test on animals making all their products cruelty free. But, some of their products do contain animal product, making them not vegan.
Aveda has been a cruelty free brand since their founding in 1978 and while their products are not certified vegan, the overwhelming majority of Aveda products contain no animal-derived ingredients. A very small number of products may include ingredients such as beeswax, honey, or whey-based protein.
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There are few things less anticipated and exciting than the Too Faced Peaches and Cream Collection. Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer,Jerrod Blandino has been teasing the Too Faced following with snippets of the collection for months, and we are honoured to announce that the collection is now available at Debenhams.
The impressively large collection is bursting with beautiful product that – in true Too Faced fashion – smells as good as it looks. Each product is enveloped in a mouth watering aroma of sweet peaches, which makes for an extra treat on top of the fabulous product. Something that sets Too Faced apart from the rest is that they deliver the whole package when it comes to their cosmetics. From their vegan manufacturing, to packaging, to scent, to the quality of the makeup – there’s nothing not to love.
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Now for the moment you’ve been waiting for, let’s take a sneak peek into the Peaches and Cream collection…
Peach Blur Finishing Powder
If you’re looking for the icing on your cake – and by cake I mean your finished face of makeup – then look no further. Dust this translucent powder over makeup or your bare face to instantly blur and brighten your complexion. The advanced technology this powder is infused with gives the skin a natural, semi-matte finish while smoothing out harsh lines and imperfections.
Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray
What better way to rejuvenate your makeup than with a spritz of sweet peach? This peach and fig milk scented spray controls oil and shine and is perfect to finish your makeup with or to refresh it throughout the day.
Peach My Cheeks Blush
These beautiful cream-to-powder blushes will bring a touch of radiance to your makeup look. Whether you like sheer or statement blush, you can effortlessly build and blend these to achieve your desired finish. What’s more? These can also be used as a creamy lip tint to marry up your whole makeup look.
Peach Perfect Foundation
With this impressively long wearing foundation, your skin will be feeling dreamy and smelling peachy for up to 14 hours. The medium and matte coverage of this foundation means you’ll be covered in the blemish department, but your skin will also feel lightweight and fresh wearing Peach Perfect.
Peach Perfect Setting Powder
Seal your canvas with this stunning setting powder. Apply under your eyes over your concealer to wave goodbye to creases and fine lines, or use it to chisel out your contour for your most sculpted, fierce look yet.
Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
All in a rosy, peach colour palette, these 12 eyeshadows are everything you’d ever want from a matte palette. The texture of these mattes are as amazing as their shades, being buttery and effortlessly buildable for easy, peasy perfection.
Primed and Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer
Start your makeup on the right foot with this refreshing and mattifying primer. It’s simple to create your perfect, long-lasting complexion when using this primer to blur, brighten and balance your skin so it is ready to carry your makeup throughout the day.
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Sweetie Pie Bronzer
Too Faced have cracked the recipe for radiant skin with this illuminating bronzer. Featuring universally complimentary blush, bronze and highlights, this applies the ultimate trio to the face for THAT unbeatable, glowing-from-within look that we all know, love and crave!
White Peach Palette
Last, but by NO means least – the White Peach palette. Decorated with matte, shimmer and glitter shades, this beautiful palette holds 12 shadows for endless choice for glamorous or soft makeup looks. From delicate pinks to daring sapphire, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The collection will be available in the following Debenhams stores from the 20th May!
Oxford Street, London
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The beautiful Bobbi Brown Crystal Drama Eyeshadow Palette has arrived, and is available to buy exclusively at Debenhams. The stunning palette was inspired crystals and is designed to give you the power to create endless looks – what’s not to love about that?!
The first thing your eyes can’t help but catch when you hold the palette in your hand is the stunning packaging. Following true Bobbi Brownform, the packaging is sleek and minimalist with white casing and silver text. The thing that really sets this apart and gives it an extra luxe element are the mesmerising, holographic flecks on the packaging which glimmer gorgeously in the slightest change of the light. If there’s one thing that can make an amazing beauty product better, it’s amazing packaging, and we adore this one!
Inside, the Crystal Drama palette holds an impressive 12 stunning shades. The mixture of shimmers, mattes, dark and light shades means this palette gives a whole lot of room for experimenting and getting creative with your makeup looks. Whether you want to create a cool toned look with a pop of metallic on your inner corner, or a mysterious matte, deep smokey eye – this palette is perfect go-to for creating multiple looks, which makes it a great choice for travel or if you’re looking for a pick that’ll give you the most for your money. If that wasn’t enough, the palette also has generously sized mirror on the inside of the lid, which perfect for effortless application where ever you are.
When it comes to the textures of the eyeshadows in the palette, these are a dream. Both the mattes and shimmers are buttery and creamy in consistency and blend and build effortlessly for seamless application. The stand-out pigment of the eyeshadows aren’t lost when buffed out and last impressively throughout the day and night. If you’re looking for a palette which will give you a look you can count on, look no further.
Watch the video below for inspiration on looks you can create with the Crystal Drama palette…
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Foundation is the base of every beautiful makeup look. Whether you prefer a natural or heavy finish, foundation can elevate your natural beauty and make you feel ready to take on the day.
Read on to see our Top 10 favourite foundation looks from the Debenhams Beauty Community
Hinisha Patel wearing Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
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Jade Denwood wearing Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
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Millie Clinton wearing Kat Von D Lock It Foundation
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Constantina Stylianou wearing MAC Studio Scuplt Foundation
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Robyn Cameron wearing Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation
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Hannah Manton wearing Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer
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Onyeka Onyekwelu wearing Lancome Teint Idole Foundation
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Lesley Gates wearing the Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation
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Sharon Curran wearing Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer
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Ria Kodosaki and Elizabeth Marsh wearing MAC Pro Longwear Foundation
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Dior’s hottest new beauty collection has arrived at Debenhams. The Dior Cool Wave Collection boasts 22 beautiful products, making it the only collection you need to complete your summer look.
Cool Wave Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palettes
The Cool Wave collection introduces two brand new striking 5 colour eyeshadow palettes. These limited edition palettes are perfect for every summer atmosphere. Cool Down contains 5 hypnotic blue shades, ranging from ice blue through to an electric cobalt blue. This is the perfect palette for taking your look from vibrant in the day to alluring and smokey at night.
The second 5 colour palette from the collection is Heat Up. A hot peach shade is framed with bronze, gold, champagne and rose gold shadows – all the hues you’d desire for a bronzed, smouldering look. Take a wash of one of the shadows across your lids for a subtle but stunning look, or layer the shades to build your perfect radiant, warm smokey eye.
Diorshow Cooling Stick Waterproof Eyeshadow
Feel ready to take on the heat with the Diorshow Cooling Stick Eyeshadows. Available in three shades – Bronze Wave, Gold Splash and Fresh Pink – these foiled eyeshadows feel as silky as they look! One swipe of the stunning shadow sticks creates a vibrant cast of colour which can be built to create a pigmented, decadent look.
Diorshow Pump’n’Volume Waterproof Mascara
Rely on your lashes to last you from the beach to the bar, with this luxurious, volumising mascara. Squeeze the tube to generously release the intense formula onto the brush. The waterproof formula makes for volume that won’t falter – whatever the weather!
Wearing Diorshow Pump’n’Volume Mascara and Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in Orange
Dior Addict Lip Tattoo Colour Juice – Our Top Pick!
Summer is made for coral, peach and pink colour palettes. Brush these long wearing lip tints across your lips for a vibrant hit of colour which is both comfortable but impactful. The four shades from the collection are Litchi, a peach toned pick, Orange, a warm orange, Watermelon, a vibrant bright pink, and Cranberry which is a deep plum toned pink.
Dior Addict Lipstick
Meet four brand new, beautiful shades of the Dior Addict Lipstick. The family for the iconic lipstick has grown with the addition of the shades White Splash, Nude Chill, Orange Wave and Pink Drop. White Splash is a beautiful, unique iridescent lip topper, Nude Chill a chic brown toned nude, Orange Wave a colour pop orange and Pink Drop a playful, neon pink.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in Pool Blue
Give your smile an extra boost with the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer. The Cool Wave collection brings in the new shade Pool Blue, which give your lips in a hint of cool toned, flattering baby blue shade. The lip plumping formula gently tingles and cools whilst giving your pout a subtle plump.
Nothing elevates a beauty look quite like an eye catching nail polish. Splash, Pow, Wizz and Blop are four shades which are guaranteed to give you an extra edge. The colour pop shades would perfectly compliment a bronze summer tan, and would inject a little summer energy into every occasion.
Dior Diorskin Mineral Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder
Give your skin a veil of radiance with a dust of this bronzing powder. Combining bronze and blush shades for a beautiful multi-dimensional glow, these compacts are the perfect addition to either your beach bag or evening clutch bag to amplify your natural beauty.
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The much anticipated Kat Von D Brow Collection is coming to the UK, and will be available to buy exclusively at Debenhams! Containing three unique eyebrow products and two essential brow tools, this collection is all you’d need to craft your perfect brow.
The Signature Brow Precision Pencil, £17
Style and secure your brows to perfection with this long-wear, waterproof, break-resistant formula. Designed for buildable—not instant—payoff, you can layer colour with confidence to achieve any custom brow look. The super-precise elliptical tip is perfect for drawing hair-like strokes with an artist’s precision. Use the long edge to outline your ideal brow shape, then flick the super-skinny tip to create realistic hair-like strokes. We know that just like a signature, brows are extremely unique. But, however you love your brows, Signature gives you the power to create them!
Available in 7 shades now online and 27th April in store.
Brow Struck Dimension Powder, £17
Laced with light-catching, 3D pigments, this powder gives the illusion of realistic dimension and volume. The unique hybrid primer and powder formula is extremely long-wear and waterproof for flawlessness that won’t falter for up to 12 impressive hours. Apply this long-wear, high pigment powder with the no.75 Powder Brow Brush for buildable medium coverage.
Available in 7 shades now online and 27th April in store.
Kat Von D Super Brow Long Wear Pomade, £17
Bold, bright and budge-proof are three things your brows could be with this pomade. The long-wear, waterproof brow pomade that delivers sleek, high impact brows with a simple glide of product. The formula is one that Kat Von D stretched the boundaries of innovation to create the weightless, waterproof formula she’s always wanted but hasn’t been able to find. And, the spectrum of stunning colours isn’t let down by the gorgeous, rich pigment of each of the shades. Customise your shade by using the shade ‘White Out’ or ‘Bleach’ for a bleached out look. Apply this long-wear, high-pigment pomade with the no.70 Pomade Brow Brush for amplified precision and control.
Available in 16 shades from the 9th May online & in stores.
Kat Von D no. 75 Powder Brow Brush, £16
A high-performance synthetic brow brush with an exclusive combed design that deposits and blends as it grooms.
Available now online or 27th April in stores.
Kat Von D no. 70 Pomade Brush, £16
A synthetic brow brush with a firm angled edge designed for high-performance pomades, such as 24-Hr Super Brow Long-wear Pomade.
Available from the 27th April online or 27th April in stores.
The exciting collection starts to drop from Monday 23rd April online at Debenhams.com , so be sure to save the dates to get your brow perfecting product.
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There’s nothing that can transform a makeup look and mood quite like a lipstick. We all know that a touch of lipstick can energise you in a heartbeat, adding weight behind the saying “give a woman the right lipstick and she can take on the world”. Guerlain have been empowering women with lipsticks since 1870, and in 2018 they are still serving up luxurious lipsticks which are as individual as the women who wear them.
Guerlain have launched their most innovative lipstick yet – the Rouge G. Whether you’re in the mood to wear a classic nude, want to spice things up with an intoxicating red, or fancy rocking a unique purple lipstick, the 30 shade range will definitely the perfect shade to suit you.
We fell in love at first swipe with the creamy, pigmented textures of these lipsticks. The formula is rich with jojoba and mango butter to wrap lips in nourishment and lasting comfort. Hyaluronic acid and gugul resin subtly plump lips while smoothing them for a perfectly kissable pout.
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Rouge G doesn’t only offer a spectrum of stunning shades, it also offers interchangeable cases for your most personalised lipstick yet. Each with two mirrors for easy on-the-go touch ups, these stunning cases give these lipsticks even more of a luxe, exclusive feel. From sleek rose gold to flirty floral print, there are 15 cases in the collection which can be switched with effortless ease so your lipstick can be the ultimate embodiment of your attitude.
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What do you get when you have 30 lipstick shades with 15 case designs? An impressive 450 combinations! Guerlain’s unique product makes for (almost) endless possibilities…
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The one thing cuter than Benefit makeup? Benefit makeup mini sized. The Benefit Mini Collection brings your fabulous favourites but downsized, delivering the same big impact but miniature. Here’s 5 reasons why you should be decorating your makeup bag with the mini versions of iconic classics. After all, some of the best things come in small packages!
Suitable For Jet-Setters
We all know the struggle of choosing what makeup to pack in our cases when travelling hand luggage only. The pain of having to part with your precious cosmetics at airport security is one we wouldn’t wish upon anyone. Benefit minis laugh in the face of the wince-worthy 100ml limit you’re faced with when flying. Their tidy sizing make for zero stress when hitting the runway, meaning there’s no need to compromise your glam on the go.
Picture this. It’s the last few days on the run up to payday. Your mascara runs dry. Do you fork out for a whole new mascara with the money you were saving for your food shop? What’s a girl to do?! It’s a near impossible choice. When the belt is tightened Benefit minis are a heaven send. A fraction of the size means a fraction of the price, making it the perfect choice when you’re on the hunt for something that won’t break the bank.
We won’t lie and say we are swayed when packaging is irresistibly sweet. Who doesn’t love a product that puts a smile on your face every time you see it? These lovely little picks will sit beautifully in your makeup bag or perched upon your dressing table and there’s no denying they are definitely Instagram worthy.
Perfect For A Touch Up
Who else hates the faff of lugging around full sized products for emergency touch ups whilst out and about? These tiny sized treats are ideal for touching up your makeup without having to drag your whole collection out of the house. Whether you keep these in your work handbag or clutch on a night out, you’ll never be caught short again.
Trial in Style
Had your eye on a certain product but unsure about whether or not to commit to the full size? Benefit’s minis are the perfect way to test and trial makeup without taking the plunge and purchasing the real deal. Eye-sores of samples will become a distant memory as these gorgeous little treats mean you can give products a go the glam way.
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Start by decluttering your mind by firstly decluttering your space. Dust off and donate unused belongings, file paperwork and organise your phone apps. Streamlining a jumbled environment will encourage clearer thinking, more efficient living and less wasted space.
If your mind still feels frazzled and in need of relaxation, try a digital detox. If you’re sweating at the thought of going longer than a few hours between scrolls of Instagram, don’t panic, there’s no need to completely cut your phone out of your life. Simply start by trying to not use electronics in the hour leading up to going to bed, and then at least an hour after waking up. This routine can help clarify your mind at the start and end of the day, and can also help with having a better quality of sleep.
NOURISH Physical and mental self care go hand in hand. Rid your body of environmental pollution and grime by cleansing it with the Proenza Schouler Arizona Shower Oil. Wash away your worries and relax with the pure, fresh scent of Arizona as you shower. For the next step of your pamper routine, apply the Arizona Body Lotion to rehydrate and nourish dry skin. Don’t forget your elbows, knees and decolletage for head to toe comfort! Finish your hair by taming flyaways and delivering it a dose of moisture with the Arizona Dry Body and Hair Oil. A little of this gorgeously scented oil goes a long way, so you’ll only need a small amount to notice a big difference.
Compliment your revived mental and physical self with a fresh, signature scent. Enter, Arizona. Two accords sit at the heart of the fragrance, the first is an innovative white cactus flower accord, combined with jasmine and orange flower to recreate the desert sun. The second is a creamy orris accord which brings a powdery and comforting sensuality. With musk and cashmeran woods, it drapes the skin in the velvety feel of cashmere.
One spritz is all you’ll need to wrap yourself in an aroma of radiant beauty, mystery and connection to yourself. It’s the ultimate finishing touch to the spring cleanse.
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If we asked you what makeup product you couldn’t live without, we can imagine a fair few of you would say mascara.
There’s no easier way to open your eyes, deepen your lashes and give your whole makeup look a lift than with a swipe of mascara. Despite their simple and similar appearances, not all mascaras were made equal – and some are stronger than others in certain areas. We tried and tested the best mascaras on the map to give you an insight into exactly which mascaras measure up.
Best For Volume – NYX Professional Makeup Worth The Hype Mascara
Left Eye: Wearing Worth The Hype | Right Eye: Wearing no mascara
Incredibly lightweight but shockingly volumising, this mascara will give you the look of enviable, full eyelashes but it will feel like you’re wearing nothing.
Best For Lengthening – Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Left Eye: Wearing Better Than Sex | Right Eye: Wearing no mascara
The hourglass shape wand makes for effortless eyelash extending. This collagen fuelled formula darkens and fans out both top and bottom lashes for a dramatically lengthy lash look.
Best For Flawless Touch Ups On The Go – Little MAC False Lashes Mascara
Left Eye: Wearing Little MAC False Lashes Mascara | Right Eye: Wearing no mascara
The iconic MAC false lash mascara now comes in miniature size for easy on-the-go eyelash application. One swipe of this black mascara fans and multiplies lashes instantly.
Best For Sensitive Eyes – Clinique Lash Power Flutter to Full Mascara
Left Eye: Wearing Clinique Lash Power Flutter to Full Mascara | Right Eye: Wearing no mascara
Twist the barrel of this mascara to customise the wand for a personalised lash look! This smudge resistant formula is perfect for early rises and late finishes with up to 24 hours of wear. Plus, the formula is perfect for contact lenses wearers and even the most sensitive of eyes.
Best For a Colour Pop – Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Couture Mascara
Left Eye: Wearing Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Couture Mascara in 05 | Right Eye: Wearing no mascara
This mascara is weightless, but it still packs a powerful punch! Wrap your eyes in a wardrobe of colour with this stunning mascara. If you want to dabble in coloured mascara but are a bit apprehensive, Stella suggests using on either your top or bottom lashes!
Best For Curling – Laura Geller Lash Boss Mascara
Left Eye: Wearing Laura Geller Lash Boss Mascara | Right Eye: Wearing no mascara
Infused with proteins which nourish your lashes while you wear, this mascara is the ultimate choice for transforming your eyelashes from straight and short to curly, dark and long – without a clump in sight!
What’s your favourite mascara? Leave us a comment below with your recommendations!
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Five beauty editors pick their choice of the season’s eye party palettes, and share their tips on how to use them for eyes that wow.
For a grown-up take on sparkle
Fiona Embleton, Senior Beauty Editor, Marie Claire
It’s time to lift the ban on sparkly make-up – after all, it is Christmas. A totally grown-up take on shine does exist; it’s just a matter of using finely milled powders like the ones in the NYX Christmas palette and concentrating the application on only one or two areas of your face. A sweep of shimmering eyeshadow over the lids is subtle enough for a work party, but for a night out with friends, amp up the metallic sheen by applying it with a wet brush – and keep the rest of your make-up pared back.
For glowing compliments you need glowing skin. Use a smaller make-up brush to apply the highlighter over the tops of your cheeks and down the bridge of your nose – this instantly wakes up skin.
For warm shades that go from day to night
Annie Vischer, Beauty Editor, Woman
Last year’s massive trend for rose gold has caused the beauty industry to warm up quite literally. The shelves are brimming with fiery shades ready to perk up winter-dulled skin in an instant. Urban Decay’s Naked Heat eyeshadow palette is one such must-have buy and it’s transformed my look this autumn. My favourite way to use it? Brush on a classy barely-there day look, then transform it into a modern smokey eye at my desk for an evening out.
In the morning I use the lightest Ounce shade under the arch of my eyebrows and in the inner corner of my eyes to really perk me up. All I need after that is a wash of the Chaser shade over each lid, followed by a dusting of Lumbre over the top for a glow-boosting sheen and I’m good to go.
Come the end of the working day, I’m reaching for the palette again. I buff the gorgeous Embers colour into the sockets of my eyes and blend inwards from the outer corners taking it across both my top and lower lash lines with a more precise eyeliner brush. I then line my eyes again with the deeper matte Ashes shade – this gives eyes serious definition and the mauve tones make any eye colour pop. A slick of mascara later and I’m ready for my Prosecco!
For bold colours to amp up the drama<
Lydia Thompson, Beauty Editor, Look
I’m completely obsessed with the NYX In Your Element palette in Metal! The pigments of the eyeshadows are so strong that you only need a tiny bit to blend over your lids and your eyes are instantly transformed. Plus, the texture is so creamy you don’t even really need a brush, so applying with your fingertips will do the job just as well, if not better. And yes, like all palettes, you’ll find you have your go-to shades that you can’t stop applying, but the richness of each colour means that you’re really not scared to try out a new hue. Even if it is a green or blue.
For shimmer and radiance
Madeleine Spencer, Beauty Editor, InStyle
I know that choosing where to put eyeshadows can initially seem intimidating, but there are a few simple rules that make it easier. For starters, shimmer acts as a highlighter, and that can be both a good and bad thing, depending on how finely it’s milled, and on where you put it. The finer the shimmer pigments, the more it will reflect light. If you’re concerned about wrinkly eyelids/crow’s feet, it may be a good way to go. Glittery shadows will really catch light, so put them somewhere to maximise the effect. I like to tap a little on to the centre of my eyelid to shimmer when I blink. If you’re starting to experiment, try Kat Von D’s Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Shadow Palette – it contains reflective shades in really easy-to-sling-on colours.
For party eye perfection
Fiona McKim, Beauty Editor, Woman & Home
What makes a perfect eye palette? I’d say no more than ten shades in warm and cool variations on neutral (toasty browns make green or hazel eyes sizzle; cool taupe and gold bring out icy blues). A mixture of matte and sheeny finishes, no silly colours and no chunky glitter, ta. The best palettes make a smoky eye feel do-able regardless of skill, with friendly base shades for all skin tones, sootier ones to draw along the lash line, and a touch of pretty colour to wing out from the socket. I’m talking tons of finely milled pigment for easy-peasy blending and robust staying power. Basically, I’m talking about Too Faced Natural Eyes, which succeeds on every possible level and is the only thing you need for party eye perfection. Enjoy!
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Nothing revives a complexion and targets problems quite like the power of a decent face mask, making face masks the highlight of any pamper routine. There’s little things more relaxing than winding down with your favourite face mask and giving your complexion some well deserved TLC.
Whatever your skin type, you can be sure to find a mask that will target and eliminate your woes. Uneven texture, blemishes and dryness don’t stand a chance against a decent mask, but with so many on the market we totally get that it can be hard pin down which masks are the cream of the crop for your particular complexion concern and worth your precious time and money. We’ve taken out all the guess work for you and narrowed down our top rated face masks alongside the specific skin problems they target.
Clinique Pep Start Double Bubble Purifying Mask
BEST FOR: Clearing skin in an instant.
If you’re in need of a complexion fix in a flash, this mask is exactly what the doctor ordered. Targeting over-congested and tired skin, simply apply the Double Bubble mask and watch it foam up into a blanket of purifying bubbles. Rinse the bubbles away with water to reveal an instantly refreshed and intensely cleansed texture. Goodbye, blemishes….
Glamglow Power Rangers Gravitymud Firming Treatment
BEST FOR: Anti-ageing your complexion.
Glamglow’s famous Gravitymud has just received an out of this world makeover, sporting a Rita Repulsa shade of green in their exclusive Power Rangers collection. This intense mask effectively firms and contours the skin to make it look and feel more youthful and defined, dreamy!
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Powerfoil Mask
BEST FOR: Giving your skin its healthiest ever glow.
You’ll be pleased to know that the legendary Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair is also available in mask form. This innovative mask combines the power of the Advanced Night Repair serum with a dose of hydraulic acid to serve your skin the treatment it needs to look its best. Your most radiant skin is just a sheet mask away.
Urban Decay Rehab Pore Refining Peel Off Mask
BEST FOR: Making pesky pores barely visible.
Pores… we can’t live with them, can’t live without them. If your pores are being a touch more problematic than usual, reach for this mask for a complete complexion rescue. Clogged pores will instantly appear clearer and more refined after use. With a no-rinse, peel off formula, minimizing impurities doesn’t get easier than this.
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If we didn’t love shopping at Debenhams enough already, there is a brand new beauty service coming soon about to make it a whole lot more exciting.
blow LTD beauty bars are landing in Debenhams stores from 23rd October. You can find them at Debenhams Oxford Street, Manchester and Birmingham Bull Ring. They will also be found at Meadowhall and Watford once opened.
Whether you’re getting ready for a night out, or are in desperate need of an early morning beauty refresh, the days of sacrificing your favourite beauty rituals because of your busy schedule are over. Our blow beauty bars promise quick, convenient and professional blow dry, makeup and nail services, leaving you looking as fabulous as ever in a flash.
The bars are open from 7am until late, making for the perfect way to get a pamper session in without worrying about wasting your oh-so-precious time.
blow carry a gorgeous selection of styles on their blow dry menu, meaning there’s something for any occasion, hair type and personal taste. We can’t get enough of their super sexy and voluminous blow dries, making them our go to for a hot date or girls’ night out.
As well as providing their signature blow dries, blow’s beauty bars also have an array of affordable beauty services which will leave you spoilt for choice such as manicures and pedicures.
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Just when we thought we’d finally nailed our winged liner, a brand new shape is stepping on the scene. Enter, banana eyes, the trend that debuted on the Autumn/Winter 2017 catwalk and was still standing stronger than ever at the Spring/Summer 2018 shows.
The fruity new shape’s name is coined because of its elongated, well, banana like curve and sees liner or eye shadow painted between the eyelid and the brow bone , as opposed to neatly against the lash line.
The beauty of banana eyes is that – unlike the annoyingly uniform cat eye – it is pretty flexible. We know that bananas come in all shapes, sizes and shades and this eye trend is no different! We’ve seen the look with a streamline, slim line just under the brow bone, but we’ve also seen the trend with a chunky, thick line. If you’re looking to amp up the vibrancy and involve more than one colour, stack your shades to create a gorgeous, unique look.
Get The Look
The lids of your eyes are deceptively oily, so before starting be sure to blot your eyelids and even powder them with a translucent powder to keep your banana eyes from turning into banana splits. We recommend theBalm’s Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder to instantly control your eye shine.
The trickiest part of this whole look? Choosing your colours. You can opt for metallic, matte, bright or dark – whatever your heart desires. You can also use eye shadow, pigment or eyeliner but if you are choosing shadow or pigment, but sure to prime the area with something like the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Eye Primer to make sure it stays vibrant as long as you do.
We find ourselves reaching for the Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liner when creating banana eyes. It has a beautiful selection of solid and metallic shades to choose from and a thin tipped applicator for a crisp, precised line. If you’re lusting over the thicker lines, we recommend theIllamasqua Sketch Sticks or NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils for a fat, juicy shape. If you’re searching for the most fluorescent colours in the game, let us point you in the direction of the MAC Cosmetics Chromagraphic Pencil Eyeliner, it’s creamy consistency is perfectly matched with eye popping, neon colours.
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