Nicki goes nude
Nicki Minaj has teamed up with MAC for the third time to create a range of lipsticks. Far from the bold pinks and bright purples we are used to seeing the pop star wearing, this collection features a nude lipstick and subtle blush in a much more sophisticated collaboration. Nicki’s Nude is a neutral toned lipstick, while Pinkprint is a soft coral pink and a creamy blush. They’ve got success written all over them: Nicki’s last 2013 creation for the MAC Viva Glam range went on to be their biggest-selling lipstick of all time. Now available at MAC stores nationwide.
Time to shine
I am obsessed with Giorgio Armani’s new lipcream, Ecstasy Shine. The smooth high-shine gloss moisturises your lips but leaves no sticky feeling. The colours are highly pigmented and designed to stay on your pout all day. I’ve been searching for a new lipcream that doesn’t leave you with the dryness that many matte lipsticks do and this definitely does that! Dh170, available at Giorgio Armani beauty counters nationwide.
Walk the line
With bold graphic eyeliner being such a big catwalk trend this season, it’s no wonder beauty houses are getting involved and creating specific ranges to help you achieve the look. Japanese cosmetics brand Shiseido has just launched an eye make-up collection featuring an ultra-precise eyeliner called Inkstroke, and a mascara designed to help you get that graphic look (Dh154 each). They aren’t the only ones: Clarins has unveiled its Graphik autumn collection, which features an equally bold liner and smoky eye palette (Dh135 and Dh230 respectively). Time to bold up those eyes! At beauty counters now.
Clarins Graphik Ink Liner Dh135
Shiseido Inkstroke Dh154
Lancome X Olympia Le Tan
Lancome has collaborated with French fashion designer Olympia Le Tan to create this adorable make-up collection. You know the brand for its quirky ‘book cover’ bags, and the same style has been applied to this collection. The vintage-look range includes a lip and cheek palette (Dh360), highlighter (Dh195) and nail polish (Dh94). Find them at Lancome beauty counters now.
4 Beauty looks to love from the Emmys
Thandie Newton’s fresh-faced highlighter
Jaimie Alexander’s gothic make-up
Jessica Biel’s eighties quiff
Brittany Snow’s bold red lip and fiery waves