Hello, June! Yes…I’m sounding like a broken record, but wow, May flew by rather quickly! June is usually one of my favourite months as the weather starts to get a bit chillier. That means I can bust out the ol’ winter sheets, heaters, electric blanket and my favourite soup mugs.
Today I’m here with new product releases for the month of June 2015. I am absolutely dying to get my hands on a few of these goodies, especially the Smashbox Contour Trio, MAC Pro Longwear Foundation, Maybelline brow products (they look so interesting!), Max Factor Shimmer Shadows, GOSH Coconut Oil goodies (you know I’m a sucker for anything remotely coconut) and a few extra NYX Butter lippies.
Let’s take a look:
The Body Shop Matte Kajal ♥ R 120,00 – Kajal Liner available in a choice of two shades; Black and White, which can be worn individually or together. Enriched with black rose extract and marula oil for incredible colour pay off. Open your gaze with the Matte Kajal White eyeliner, counteracting the appearance of redness, this eyeliner is perfect for making eyes appear bigger and brighter. All eyes are on you with the Matte Kajal Black eyeliner, perfect for creating a smoky eye look.
The Body Shop Bold Oversized Felt Eyeliner ♥ R 150,00 – A chubby felt tip eyeliner with a bold tip that has been perfected to create a glossy statement line.
The Body Shop Skinny Felt Liner ♥ R 120,00 – With a fine felt tip to leave you primed for precision, this sleek and sophisticated felt tip eyeliner makes even the most delicate of eyeliner styles possible.
The Body Shop Velvet Gel Pen Liners ♥ R 120,00 – Available in 3 collectable shades: Black, Brown and Turquoise. Sleek, smooth and easy to use waterproof eyeliner to create the perfect line. Turquoise will be available at a later date.
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation ♥ R 380,00 – The latest addition to the ever-popular Pro Longwear lineup features a tenacious waterproof formula that can be used as a foundation or concealer, wearing for an unprecedented 16 hours. Neither rain nor tears can budge this oil-free watertight product that actually repels moisture from the surface of the face. The formula blends seamlessly and wears beautifully on the skin with medium to full weightless coverage and a natural satin finish. Available in NC15 to NC50, and NW15 to NW50 shades. Available in the MAC South Africa online store or at your nearest MAC counter.
MAC Pro Longwear Pressed Powder ♥ R 300,00 – For a wet-proof velvety matte finish, try MAC Pro Longwear Powder, which promises zero shine with sheer to medium coverage for up to 12 hours in any climate. Will be available in a range of shades from Light to Dark Deepest (11 shades) to suit all skin tones.
MAC Lightful C 2-in-1 Tint and Serum with Radiance Booster ♥ R 530,00 – Housed in a unique dual-chamber bottle that holds 2 potent formulas. A hi-tech treatment serum and an incandescent tint. Both formulas target a multitude of skin concerns, from dark spots and dehydration to uneven skin tone, all with the help of our Lightful Radiance Booster, chock-full of cucumber extract, apple extract, Baikal skullcap extract and Vitamin C to promote robust brightening. Will be available in 5 shades ranging from Light to Dark Deep.
L’Oréal Color Riche Lip Liner Couture ♥ R 129,95 each – L’Oréal has added 20 new shades to their existing Color Riche lipstick lineup, and have also launched their new Color Riche Lip Liner Couture in 6 stunning shades . Define your lips by outlining your lip contour with a Color Riche Couture Lip Liner, then apply your matching Color Riche lipstick starting from the cupid’s bow, sweeping out to the corners. Available at Clicks, Dis-Chem, Foschini and Edgars stores.
L’Oréal Studio Line Hot ♥ R 79,95 each – A tailor-made heat styling range to address the specific needs of every heat tool. Daring sleek, audacious volume, wavy chic. With heat styling, there’s never a reason to wait days or even hours to jump from one hairstyle to another. With the new Studio Line Hot, heat becomes your best ally – sleek, straight, curly, big – dare one look by day, one look by night and redefine your hairstyle infinitely. The range will be available at Clicks & Dis-Chem stores.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer ♥ R 89,95 – Instant blurring technology visibly smoothes pores away. Smooth a thin layer under foundation for a smooth-looking finish, or use alone for flawless-looking skin, smoothing onto areas with visible pores. Will be available at Clicks, Dis-Chem & Foschini stores.
Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Pencil ♥ R 109,95 – Set your look with our first-of-its-kind gel pen then fill the gaps with cream powder that blends seamlessly for your natural and fuller looking brows. Fill your brows with the pen and then blend with the powder.
Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara ♥ R 99,95 – Maybelline’s first brow mascara to take brows dramatically bold and sculpted in 2 easy steps! This brow mascara features a tinted sculpting gel and a unique sculpting ball brush. Brush onto eyebrows in light upwards strokes. The Brow Drama will be exclusive to Clicks stores.
Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme Leather Black Mascara ♥ R 134,95 – Maybelline’s first mascara with a superloading wand adds an extra shot of volume onto our biggest brush. Intense black pigments for bold, leather black intensity!
Max Factor Excess Shimmer Shadows ♥ R 129,95 each – Available in 6 gorgeous shades, these super-blendable shimmery shadows are designed for women who want to achieve on-trend metallic eye looks, but have difficulty creating them using traditional pressed powder eye shadows which fail to build up colour. The new Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows makes it ultra-easy, thanks to their smart 3D silicone gel formula which holds its high-impact metallic colour pigments in place for up to 12 hours, for intense luminosity and a smooth colour finish. These beauties will be available at Clicks stores nationwide.
Ladies, I had the pleasure of swatching these gel / cream eyeshadows a few weeks ago at the CDF press launch. The bronze shade is incredible (even more beautiful than my beloved Maybelline Bad To The Bronze 24H Color Tattoo) – trust me when I say: “You need it in your life ASAP!” It might get a bit ugly, though, if we happen to be at the same Clicks, at the same time & there’s only one of these pots left.
Bioderma Atoderm Intensive ♥ R 209,95 – A 2-in-1 soothing and dermo-strengthening treatment to restore healthy, comfortable skin. Suitable for very dry and irritated, itchy skin. Soothes itching and irritation, rebuilds a biologically healthy skin barrier, restores skin comfort and postpones the occurrence of new flare-ups. Atoderm Intensive quickly stops the itching sensation and reduces the urge to scratch with its antipruritic dermatological active PEA. Enriched with soothing and purifying agents, it calms irritation immediately. Available at Clicks & Dis-Chem stores.
Bioderma Cicabio SPF50+ ♥ R 149,95 – Helps repair damaged skin exposed to the sun by acting on every stage of the biological epidermal reconstruction process and limiting the risk of post-scarring hyperpigmentation (brown spot). The synergistic combination of resveratrol, copper and centella asiatica facilitates quality epidermal restoration. Very high SPF50+ protection limits the risk of hyperpigmentation. Anti-bacterial agents (copper-zinc) cleanse the epidermis, Antalgicine rapidly relieves the sensation of discomfort and reduces the urge to scratch. Its moisturising and protective texture, based on hyaluronic acid, is non-greasy and non-sticky for genuine skin comfort. This product will be exclusive to Dis-Chem stores.
GOSH Primer Plus + Hydration ♥ R 210,00 – The first step to porcelain perfect skin! Applying like a velvety soft moisturiser, the primer soaks in quickly and gets to work to minimise the appearance of fine lines and pores.
GOSH Coconut Oil Cream Mask ♥ R 89,00 – A luxurious hair mask rich in natural coconut oil, keratin protein, Pro-Vitamin B5, and shea butter. Coconut oil cream mask adds softness and moisture to dried, fragile and damaged hair. The conditioned effect is noticeable – from the root to tip.
GOSH Coconut Moisturising Hair Oil ♥ R 79,00 – A light and non-greasy oil enriched with high levels of natural coconut oil and abyssinian oil, a very easily absorbed ingredient, leaving even the driest hair noticeably smooth. A couple of drops tames frizzy and unmanageable locks, repairing and softening dry hair and split ends.
GOSH Giant Blush in Shy ♥ R 135,00 – A blusher stick which gives a soft touch of colour to cheeks and cheekbones and a natural, fresh look. The Giant Blush is a cream to powder blusher stick and the soft and silky texture is easy to apply and blend. Also available in shades ‘Passion’ and ‘Pink Parfait’.
GOSH No Limit Lash Mascara ♥ R 130,00 – Add extra dimension and drama to your lashes with No Limit Lash Mascara. High on performance, the innovative new formula combined with the soft and supple vortex brush with reservoir bristles ensures immediate volume and dramatic lengthening without flaking or smudging. The result is luscious, long lashes and an open-eye effect.
GOSH products are available at Edgars and Red Square stores nationwide.
Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio ♥ R 520,00 – An exclusive set of 3 ultra-blendable, creamy sticks that glide effortlessly onto skin for targeted, precise application and a totally even finish. Now Smashbox has made it easy to put your best face forward with three shades that mimic perfect lighting: ‘Contour’ sculpts by creating shadows, ‘Highlight’ mimics light reflection to pull features forward, and ‘Bronze’ provides a smooth transition that eliminates the look of harsh lines. The result is flawlessly shaped features from defined-looking cheekbones to a seemingly perfected nose to the appearance of a sculpted jawline. The kit also includes a how-to insert with simple instructions for achieving the best look for your face shape. Smashbox products are available at selected Woolworths, Red Square and Foschini stores.
I have been waiting for this trio to arrive in South Africa for a good couple of months now. I even mentioned the kit in my ‘Birthday Wish List’ blog post. Do yourself a favour, take a look at this video where Tati (GlamLifeGuru) showcases these 3 pencils – I fell head over heels in love with the Contour Stick Trio after watching the tutorial.
NYX Powder Blush in Taupe ♥ R 104,95 – This pressed powder blush delivers sheer, silky colour that glides on, blends beautifully and creates a natural glow. The formula is richly-pigmented and lasts for hours. Taupe is one of NYX Cosmetics’ top selling and award winning colours, the perfect contouring shade to enhance your features. Take a look at my ‘How To Contour & Highlight For Beginners’ blog post here.
NYX Butter Lipstick ♥ R 138,95 each – Pamper your lips with a hydrating kiss of NYX’s smooth Butter Lipstick in 9 luxurious shades. The delicate texture of satin fused with the high colour saturation creates an even finish on lips that’s long-wearing and beautiful. Available at selected Clicks stores.
NYX Butter Gloss ♥ R 124,95 each – Buttery soft and silky smooth, our scrumptious new Butter Gloss tastes as sweet as a sugar cookie, and makes your lips look downright luscious. Swipe it on alone or over your favourite lipstick for creamy sheer to medium coverage that melts onto your lips and is never sticky. Available in 13 shades at selected Clicks stores. I couldn’t find any decent stock images of the NYX Butter Gloss lipglosses online, so I took a photo of my little collection.
If I’m 100% honest, I’m not crazy about the fact that NYX products are double the price here in South Africa. These Butter Glosses retail for $5 in the US (R 60,00) and that’s where I bought my rather extensive collection of these glosses. You can expect a full review with swatches of all the shades I own soon, so that you can decide which shades you want to spend your money on.
NIP + FAB Bee Sting Deluxe Body Souffle ♥ Free Gift – A super-rich intensively moisturising body cream that contains bee venom. When gently massaged into the body in circular movements, the skin will look visibly more plump, become more firm and will help to create an overall more youthful looking skin. With the purchase of any of the other NIP + FAB Bee Sting products at Clicks stores, you will receive the NIP+FAB Bee Sting Deluxe Body Souffle free of charge. This is perfect for the cold Winter months ahead, as it will nourish dry, thirsty, needy skin.
For the first time in South Africa, Bobbi Brown is now available to purchase online. With Bobbi Brown products now available in the Red Square online store, finding your favourite product is quicker and easier than ever before. You can shop the new collections before they sell out in stores, browse new lipstick shades, and replenish your makeup must-haves from the comfort of your own home. Plus, as a special introductory offer – the first 100 customers will receive a FREE Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara with the purchase of any Bobbi Brown product online.
REN Vita Mineral Lip Balm ♥ R 150,00 – A deeply replenishing lip balm that repairs, soothes and protects dry or chapped lips. Propolis from acacia honey and calendula helps soothe irritation, Vitamin E reduces UV induced damage, shea and cocoa butters replenish and repair lips. Available at selected Woolworths & Foschini stores, as well as the REN South Africa online store.
Creightons Frizz No More ♥ R 49,95 to R 69,95 – The answer to frizz free, perfectly manageable hair has arrived…. Frizz No More! Make unruly, fly away hair a thing of the past! The formulations help defend the hair from troublesome humidity, keeping hair smooth and sleek no matter what the weather. Creightons products are available at Pick n Pay stores nationwide.
Which of these new launches are you most excited about?
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