Don't go beauty shopping yet, wait for the June releases!
- 22 May 2012
- by Alex Zagalsky
We are nearing the end of the month (synonymous with pay day!) and
Byou's advice is to keep some finances to hand for June's amazing beauty releases. First up, and most daring, is
Naked Strangers collection, gold, glimmery and very
Nefertiti-inspired. We love the naughty names: varnishes count
Monogamous (creamy, skin-toned pink),
Faithful (copper metal) and
Swinger (glistening gold). Choose your fantasy shade, or let your fantasy do the picking for you! Add to these varnishes a pretty pink/brown lipgloss called
Intimacy as well as a gold one, named
Grace Jones!). Two blushers compliment the range,
Naked Rose (neutral beige/brown) and the fabulously-named
Available online in June and at Selfridges.
Bourjois has just launched four cute Colorissimo lip palettes with three shades to dab and experiment with. We love the pretty pink palette best (below) since it takes us from morning (pale and innocent in candy floss) to evening (kiss-me-quick raspberry). £8.99 from large department stores and Boots.
OPI is all about Holland at the moment with a spring/summer collection inspired by our friends in the Netherlands (tulip pink, naughty district red, soft green for flowers). For autumn/winter 2012, Germany is on the map with 12 vibrant shades to warm us up. We don't just look forward to the colours, we love the brand's trademark whimsical names. They will include, Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! (olive), Don't Talk Bach to Me (lime-yellow) and our personal favourite, Don't Pretzel My Buttons (warm honey-beige). See the full range below and get yours at LenaWhite.co.uk (Achtung! You'll have to wait until September).
We love Givenchy's summer menu, a six piece collection called Été à Fleur de Peau, available next month. It boasts two luminescent eyeshadows (Pearly Rose N°1 and Pearly Nude N°2), which are long lasting, silky-feel cream shadows that double up as gorgeous blushers. The perfect size for holiday skin on-the-go. Also in the range is the limited edition Magic Kajal eye pencil. Magic, because it is a sunshine multitasker: a pale nude colour that you can use to enhance the eyes, apply as a base for eyeshadow or use as a lip liner.
And finally, here's another head's up worthy of a happy wiggle dance: YSL will be unveiling the new Teint Touche Éclat on July 9th (in Selfridges only for pre-launch). Developed to target shadowy areas and define contours, it will be available in 22 shades. It's bound to become a beauty staple in everyone's bag - just make sure you are first in line.