My monthly pilgrimage to the Selfridges magazine section to pick up my copy of Allure seriously brought the goods this time. My favourite magazine with a Kate Moss cover?! I barely looked up the rest of the journey home. Moss musing aside, it’s a page turner as always and there’s plenty of new products I spied that have yet to make it to UK shores. So it’s time for another round of ‘Spotted in Allure‘…
Maybelline Colour Tattoo Pure Pigments 24hr Shadow – P.33. Pigments and me have a messy relationship (as documented not that long ago), but there’s a real lack of them out there. Barry M aside I’m struggling to think of any other brands that bring crushed-up, bold shadows to the highstreet. Well it looks like Maybelline might be filling that gap soon. Long-lasting and out in 12 shades; if the cream version of these are anything to go by then I’m excited. Downtown Brown has my name written all over it.
Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Moisturising Lip Balm – P.48-49. Maybelline has a lot of advertising space in Allure and yes I’ve fallen for it hook, line and sinker, but there’s another new launch which has tickled my fancy. I was never much of a fan of the original Baby Lips, but a pumped-up formula with a hit of colour? I’m kinda digging that. Strike a Rose and Oh! Orange! look particularly beautiful. Surprise, surprise.
Bite Beauty Lip Layers – P.50. I always spot Bite popping up on the US-based views and reads I peruse and it seems like a cool brand – a little quirky and with a lip-centric offering – a bit Lipstick Queen-esque. And these look so cool. No bigger than a standard size lipgloss, but housing two lipstick colours. Perfect for travelling, layering up or a midday change of shade.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Launch – P.60. Now when is this fashion-beauty hybrid coming over here!? I can’t say I’m particularly enthralled by the packaging, but beyond initial glances the colours are a nice palette ranging from glitzy and glam to nice and neutral and reviews online seem to be backing it as a range to watch. Oh I’m watching alright.
As as always I sign off this post with crossed fingers for two reasons. One that the aforementioned swim across to our shelves and two that Allure birth a UK edition. Please and thank you.