Awaken your beauty look out of its winter slumber! The clocks have gone forward, which means spring is officially upon us. Check out our carefully picked selection of spring/summer essentials, to help you refresh your complexion, get colour happy and boost your skins radiance.
Ibiza’s laid-back vibe should also extend to your makeup bag so, despite it being a huge cliché…the rule is, there are no rules!
Due to the hot weather, a relaxed look should come naturally. Think glowing, sun-kissed skin and bright pops of colour over the eyes. Work these products into your beauty routine and look fabulous whether you’re staying at home or on island getaway…
Create bright paste eyes with this brilliant eyeshadow palette, inspired by the tranquil, calm feel of Ibiza’s chilled out atmosphere. With soft coral oranges of the sunset, deep aqua blues of the sea and sublime greens of the picturesque view.
This versatile bronzer includes four complementary shades, which together achieve a sun-kissed radiant complexion and a brilliant flush of blush on all skin tones!
Our new CC Cream is the perfect base. The unique formula boosts skins radiance and mattifies shine, including SPF29 to protect your skin from the sun. The fantastic colour adaptive technology adjusts to your skin tone, which makes tanning fuss-free as there is no need to pack more than one foundation!
A hint of lip gloss creates a finish that is both pretty and relaxed. Gloss Me provides you with maximum shine and ultra-intense colour, for a gorgeous long-lasting pout.
If there’s one good thing to come out of the recent weather, it’s the arrival of spring and the feminine pink hues taking the beauty world by storm. Whether you have a penchant for pink or a love for lilac, here are our top picks to give your make-up bag a much needed spring awakening…
Contouring is so impactful as it defines your features. Last week, professional makeup artist Daniel Sandler used our Face Form Palette in his kit, proving once again it’s an essential beauty tool!
How to contour like a pro using our Face Form palette:
Blend contour powder under your cheekbones, across your jawline and temples to enhance your bone structure. Apply the highlighter shade on the upper cheekbones. Finally, layer a pretty pink blush shade from the apple of the cheeks to the hairline with a large powder brush.
Top tip - Use a slanted contour brush to really get into the hollows of the cheeks.
Our new CC Cream is a multi-tasking complexion corrector which boosts radiance and controls oil. It is packed with Vitamin C to help protect skin, reduce fine lines and improve skins elasticity. Perfect for us women who want one wonder product that caters to our skins every need!
Some of our favourite beauty bloggers have spoken! Here are their hottest Sleek MakeUP products of the moment.
The Sunday Girl
Lethal Length “A great every day black mascara that lengthens and defines the eyelashes. The brush is a great size result is long, fluttery lashes”
Corrector & Concealer Palette - “This is so effective, each of the three products within the palette work very well together, I’m really pleased with the results.”
Garden of Eden i-Divine palette “Garden of Eden is the perfect palette - lots of lovely earthy tones to suit a range of skin tones”
The Style and Beauty Doctor
Matte Me “ Rioja Red and Fandango Purple are shades that will look good on virtually all complexions particularly if a bold pout is your thing.”
Our new Eyebrow Stylist is the only tool you need for perfectly defined arches. It is creamy enough to apply smoothly and easily, but solid enough to stay put.
Master your arch
1. To find where your brow should start, take a pencil and line it up with the inner corner of your nose and the inner corner of your eye. Mark it using your Eyebrow Stylist.
2. Next, hold the pencil horizontally from the outer corner of your nose to the outer corner of your pupil and make another mark—that’s your arch.
3. Finally, line up the pencil with the outer corner of your nose and the outer corner of your eye, to mark where your brow should end.
Fill them in
We suggest a two-step approach; use the flat tip to create a light outline and then with the pointed angled edge, use light, feathery strokes to create the illusion of natural hairs.
Get your groom on
Use the grooming brush on the end to blend the pigment and brush hairs into place for a natural look.
This year we were invited to be the exclusive makeup brand at The Show Space Re-Treat event, held at Red Bull Studios London. This has become the fashion industry's ultimate destination to get catwalk-ready with some well-deserved pre-Fashion Week pampering.
We offered a Brow Master Class, Stay In Place Base tutorial and a complete makeover, alongside luxury treatments provided by prestigious brands such as Elemis and O.P.I.
Our team of trained makeup artists carried out stunning makeovers on V.I.P guests which included models, journalists and bloggers.
We also took this exciting opportunity to preview our new Limited Edition Del Mar Volume 1 i-Divine palette, launching this spring!
Check out photos from the event …
Get practicing now as we present the most wearable and flat-out gorgeous makeup colours for 2014, this season’s hues are bolder, sexier and easy to pull-off!
Cobalt shadow and liner
The richer the blue, the more skin tones it will flatter—ditch the soft pastel hues for more intense cobalt shades.
Gold shadow and highlighter
Gold is the ultimate metallic; it brightens eyes and gives all skin tones a sunny glow. (Darker skin tones should go for a bronzy gold rather than a yellowish one).
Electric orange lipstick
Orange lipstick has been seen on catwalks for a few seasons, and now it's brighter and edgier than ever.
Petal pink cheeks are soft, ethereal and pretty. Create a romantic look by using rosy shades with a touch of shimmer.
Fuchsia and purple
Whether you’re ready to try a subtle purple eyeliner or go all out with purple lipstick, these beautiful hues are easier than you think to incorporate into your makeup routine for 2014!
A number of celebs have begun to shake up eye makeup do’s and don’ts, opting for a more intense, vibrant look. Singer Jessie J got every flashbulb going when she rocked a stunning bright pop of colour along her waterline, at the recent Glamour Women of The Year Awards.
Using eye shadow along the lower lash line, as well as on the lid, can create a beautifully intense look and draw attention to your peepers. However, it is easy to get the look totally wrong and end up with heavy, small-looking eyes!
There’s no need to play it safe as this gorgeous look suits all eye shapes, our new Garden of Eden i-Divine palette of vivid greens and shimmery browns suits all eye colours and skin tones and will make achieving this look effortless.
The most important thing to remember when trying out this trend is to blend, blend, blend! Blending the colours together seamlessly helps to avoid makeup smudging too low under the eyes, which can take a lot of touching up (it is easier to add makeup then it is to remove it).
Here is how to pull off the look
Choosing the right blusher for your skin tone can be tricky. You might want to go for a certain shade, but if you have the wrong skin tone to suit it, it can end up looking too light or way too bright.
Sticking to these simple rules can help you achieve perfectly enhanced cheekbones.
Fair skin tones need subtle blush shades, you don't want to overdo it as your skin could be left looking dull rather than radiant. Warm undertones look gorgeous with peachy-yellow blushers, they add a subtle hint of colour that will blend well and help to contour cheeks. Cooler undertones naturally work best with cool pinks tones.
Similarly to fair skin tones, less is most definitely more. Choose a soft pale pink to add a delicate rosy hue to your cheeks. This will help to brighten the face and give a gentle flushed look that will suit your skin tone perfectly. Yellow or olive undertones also look beautiful with warm amber tones.
Cool undertones work harmoniously with rosy tones and deep peach shades add a beautiful flush to warm undertones. Choose shimmery shades with hints of gold to highlight for a radiant finish.
Dark skin tones can totally rock deep fuchsia, coral and orange shades. These hues add the perfect glow to your cheeks and the right amount of colour to darker complexions. Warm undertones radiate more with cool bright pink shades than with warm shades, whilst cool undertones should go for the opposite with an orangey warm blush.