It may be cold and dark outside (with the odd firework or two in the air) but things are really hotting up on the Grazia beauty desk. With the AW season now in full swing, we can’t help but notice a whole host of exciting launches popping up everywhere. Want to catch up with the latest beauty news? Read on and learn girls, read on and learn…
Get Ready For Charlotte Tilbury’s Christmas Takeaway
Gorgeous Christmas offerings a la Tilbury (@ctilburymakeup)
Now this is serious music to our ears- a calorie-free takeaway that will actually make us look (and feel) amazing is surely too good to be true? Not anymore girls, as Charlotte Tilbury has just unveiled her Christmas offerings which, we think, will totally revolutionise your festive shopping. The concept? Imagine a fast food menu transformed into an uber-luxe beauty format- from smaller Stocking Thrillers to the magnificent Gift-a-look-in-a-box, there really is something for everyone and every budget, plus it’s all packaged to utter perfection. What’s more, calligraphers and illustrators will be on hand to personalise your gift cards while you wait. Launching in Selfdriges today, 7th November, we highly suggest you pop this on your wish list and hand it to your nearest and dearest- this is some serious fuss-free shopping that even your man will be able to handle. Happy Christmas, indeed.
Your Chance To Meet Alexa Chung At Her Selfridges Launch
Every year there’s always a small handful of beauty launches that get us seriously excited. Whether it’s a winning collaboration, breakthrough product or limited-edition sell-out, we sure like to be ahead of the beauty game. Alexa Chung’s range for Eyeko sure is one of these launches and we just cannot wait to get our pretty paws on the eye-enhancing range- we predict a total sell-out of the mascara and liquid eyeliner duo. The best bit? Head on down to Selfridges, London, on 14th November between 7-8.30pm to be one of the first to scoop up the new collection. Plus, make a purchase and you can have your photo taken with Alexa. Now that is one for Instagram. We’ll see you there.
Madonna Reveals Her Organic Skincare Secret
Here on the Grazia beauty desk we really do spend our lives weighed under by all sorts of lotions and potions, but when we heard about cult organic brand Eminence and its impressive celeb following, we thought it was a worth a try. The result? A slight obsession, to say the least, especially as the likes of Madonna, Katherine Heigl and The Hunger Games’ Jena Malone all swear by the brand’s offerings. In fact, a little birdie tells us that the Strawberry Rhubarb Serum, £29 is a personal fave of Madonna’s and we can sure see why. Who knew that strawberries are jam-packed with pore-minimising and skin-brightening properties? For seriously glowing skin this winter we highly suggest you make a beauty splurge now. We’re in organic love.
Blow London Prepares To Open Its Doors
Fast and fabulous beauty? We certainly like the sound of that. Well ladies, prepare yourselves, as your beauty regime is about to seriously step up a notch. Who really has time in the middle of a hectic week for a 60-minute blowdry or manicures which take forever to dry? Get ready for the arrival of Blow Ltd, London’s first-ever fast beauty bar, which is promising a total reinvention of the beauty service as you know it- promising to make beauty fun, fast and accessible with super-speedy blow-dries, make-up looks and express nails as well as expert tips and a stellar edit of fast beauty products to buy online and in-salon- think goodies from the likes of Laura Mercier, Kerastase, This Works and Emma Hardie. Phew- we need to take a breath already! We’re beyond excited for the launch of the Covent Garden salon on Monday 11th November- the only problem we’re having is deciding which of the 9 blow-dry looks to go for. But hey, at only £25 each (and done to perfection within 30 minutes), there’s plenty of time to try them all, right? Got an extra half hour on your hands? A whole make-up look can be done in 15 minutes (£15) plus manicures are super-speedy and a total steal at £15. We’ll see you there, girls.
Jo Malone Launch Same Day Delivery Service
Ok, so we know it’s a teensy bit early to even contemplate thinking about your Christmas shopping, but what if we unveiled some news that might make things a little easier for you? Yep- we thought so. All hail the launch of Jo Malone’s same day delivery service! For a £15 fee, a rather awesome Jo Malone Morris Minor Van (or retro Vespa, depending on the size of your beauty splurge) will hand-deliver your goods straight to your door. To enquire about the delivery service, call 0870 192 5901. Amazing stuff, we say.
How To Get Revlon’s Bold-Graphic Manicure
There’s no denying that team Grazia beauty love a good manicure- so much so that we often feel Manicure Monday is the only thing that keeps us going at the start of the week- there’s just something about all that nail-art talent and creativity out there that never fails to astound us. So, you can imagine our utter glee when beauty buffs Revlon teamed up with their nail ambassador Jenny Longworth to construct an awesome geo-tribal manicure. Want in? You’ll need a Base and Top Coat, 5 colour enamels- Chic, Eclectic, Heavenly Glitter, White on White and Knockout as well as a striper brush and a nail art dotting tool. After applying a base coat of Chic, get creative with other shades and your nail tools. We’re totally loving this bold and graphic style and reckon you will, too.