Posts Categorized: Gossip

Pat McGrath’s Phantom 002 Makeup Kit

Make-up artist and Global Creative Director at Max Factor, Pat McGrath, is expanding her range of cosmetics. After sharing hints on Instagram of obsidian lacquered lips, holographic oil spills, and faces painted with smatterings of glittering metallics, McGrath launched Phantom 002 at an exclusive launch party hosted by Vogue magazine and held at Kellogg’s Diner in New… Read more »

Covent Garden’s House of Tilbury…

Look what is being erected in Covent Garden, just around the corner from us at Veblen…Charlotte Tilbury’s FIRST stand-alone store! It seems that Covent Garden is fast becoming a hub for stand-alone stores for luxury beauty brands. We have Dior, Burberry Beauty, Jo Malone, Urbvan Decay, Kiko, Bobby Brown, Mac to name but a few,… Read more »

Lippistix – the INGENIOUS Lipstick Sampler!

Testing lipstick on the back of your hand or selecting the wrong shade may be a thing of the past, all thanks to the lipstick sampling product, Lippistix. Developed by Carolyn Devitt, Lippistix helps consumers to test lip colour in-store or at home before buying the end product. Simply select your desired shade and place… Read more »

Everybody’s Talking About…The Disney Princess Lipstick Line!

LA Splash Cosmetics (the brand behind the Harry Potter-themed lipsticks!) have just launched a collection of 12 lip colours to their StudioShine Lip Luste line, all inspired by a Disney Princess! Although the range isn’t an official collaboration with Disney, each lipstick draws inspiration from fairytale’s leading ladies and is named after a Disney Princess,… Read more »

The Latest in Lip Fillers: Cinderella Lips…

Lip augmentation is a type of cosmetic surgery or non-surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the lips by increasing their fullness through enlargement. The number of patients undergoing this treatment in the UK has risen dramatically over the past three years, and aestheticians are now experimenting with a more temporary filler, dubbed Cinderella Lips. Unlike hyaluronic… Read more »

Burt of Burt’s Bees Passes Away Age 80

Burt Shavitz, the beekeeper, co-founder and namesake of natural personal care company Burt’s Bees, has passed away at the age of 80. The company was started by a chance encounter. Beekeeping Burt sold honey from a roadside stand, and pulled over one day in 1984 to pick up hitchhiker Roxanne Quimby. Roxanne impressed Burt with… Read more »

Cosmo To Launch Debut Fragrance

Global women’s magazine Cosmopolitan has announced its debut into the fragrance market, launching Cosmopolitan The Fragrance. Following the UK launch on September 7th exclusively in 350 Boots stores and online, Cosmopolitan The Fragrance will be rolled out to several other markets, including Germany and Australia in 2015. Distributed by Jigsaw ESL, the fragrance will be available in… Read more »

Superdrug to Launch First Open House Event…

UK beauty retailer Superdrug is hosting its first ever Open House event to speak to new beauty brands on Wednesday 29th April in central London. This is a unique opportunity for undiscovered brands to launch their product to the UK health and beauty market, whilst gaining invaluable support and advice from high street experts. Buying… Read more »

Yeast to Replace Flowers in Perfume?

Genetically engineered microorganisms could replace flowers as key ingredients for perfumes. Ginkgo BioWorks has created a yeast that has been genetically engineered to smell of roses. The aim of the scientists behind this microbial perfume is to have the yeast used as part of a designer fragrance – instead of flowers. The “cultured rose” was created… Read more »

The World’s FIRST Custom Mascara

Launching exclusively to Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, beauty brand Eyeko is bringing customisation to the next level by offering the world’s first personalised mascara service. Customers can visit the beauty bar for a consultation leading to the creation of their very own bespoke, monogrammed mascara. Whether it’s dramatic, long lashes or natural, fluttery ones, Eyeko’s… Read more »