Perfect for festive season frolics are the new limited edition jane iredale Smoke & Mirrors Smokey Eye Kit (above) and the The City Nights Collection.
The Smoke & Mirrors Kit is a palette that has everything to enhance and define the eyes for a smouldering effect. With its combination of softer neutral tones and strong smokey hues, it lets you highlight, define, contour and illuminate the eyes in one convenient compact. It includes eight easy-to-blend and long-lasting shades:
- Nude – a shimmery medium pink
- Champagne – a matte warm neutral
- Smokey grey – a matte medium grey
- Cappuccino – a matte light brown
- Dark suede – a matte deep brown
- Aubergine – a matte deep eggplant
- Sizzle – a shimmery gold-flecked black
- Charcoal – a matte deep grey
The versatile palette can be used to create both a subtle shimmery glow or a glamorous dark smokey night look.
The kit also includes a ‘how-to’ guide for creating smokey eye looks, from elementary to sophisticated, under the expert guidance of jane iredale. Made from the highest-grade minerals available, Smoke & Mirrors gives a creaseproof finish.
As with all other jane iredale products, Smoke & Mirrors is made without synthetic dyes, fillers and chemical preservatives, making the formula safe and non- irritating to the eyes.
The City Nights Collection is inspired by the glamour and energy of a night out on the town.
Celebrate Limited Edition Eye Shadow Trio Palette comprises pearl, port wine red and toasted caramel shadows to complement gel eyeliners in flirtatious jewel tones. They can create any look, from natural to dramatic. To achieve a neutral smokey eye effect, the palette has conveniently-sized shadow pockets to help direct the order of application of each shade. These highly pigmented shadows are simple to blend, sensitivity-tested and long-lasting for gorgeous, crease-free eye colour.
Soft and creamy Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliners in Green (a shimmery golden olive) and Purple (a matte deep violet) achieve the rich, captivating look of kohl, but in a natural formula free of chemicals and irritants.
For lips, there is a nourishing lipstick and gloss in pigmented shades of plum to complete the collection.
Mesoestetic Pharma Group, the leading international pharmaceutical manufacturer in the field of dermatology, cosmetic medicine and aesthetic medicine, has launched a unique product exclusively for the Christmas season in the Crystal Cream gift box.
The luxurious white set, with matt silver and crystallised finishes, contains a new, exclusive anti-ageing treatment, Crystal Cream, and a magnificent Swarovkski Elements crystal moonlight snowflake pendant.
Crystal Cream combines avant-garde cosmetic innovation with high performance active ingredients to restore skin’s firnmess, radiance and youthful appearance, help reduce depth of lines and wrinkles and effectively protect skin from environmental aggressions.
Carefully selected active ingredients including liposomes extracted from snow algae powder. This algae is highly resistant to extreme weather conditions, developing survival mechanisms that enable it to grow on glaciers and in permanent snow, thus giving it exceptional cosmetic and anti-ageing properties.
Crystal Cream is also formulated with selected pigments capable of diffusing light, softening expression lines and wrinkles, and achieving a more radiant complexion with even skin tone.
Ultraceuticals is one of Australia’s pre-eminent cosmeceutical brands, offering professional-grade products and in-clinic treatments, formulated to address major skin concerns – ageing, pigmentation and acne – for clients’ best-ever skin.
Developed by cosmetic physician Dr Geoffrey Heber and entirely Australian-made and owned, these products and treatments offer doctor’s-office efficacy without the prescription or the price tag.
This Australian heritage gives the brand the keenest understanding of protecting and rejuvenating skin placed under the harshest conditions in the world – the Australian sun.
Its 2014 Christmas gift packs:
The Radiance Collection: Ultra Brightening Serum 30mL (full size), Ultra Brightening Foaming Cleanser 50mL, Ultra Brightening Moisturiser Cream 15mL, Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+ Hydrating 100mL (full size).
The Mattifying Collection: Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser 200mL (full size), New Even Skintone Serum 10mL, Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+ Mattifying 100mL (full size).
LA BIOSTHETIQUE PARIS
A sellout last year, La Biosthetique has released a range of six sophisticated and convenient gift sets of high quality hair and skincare: ”””
Smooth control: The anti frizz system, a combination of four products, provides 24 hours of smooth control for unmanageable hair. It provides lasting moisture stabilisation in the hair shaft making the hair less sensitive to changing environmental influences. It prevents static build-up in a dry atmosphere and frizzing in humidity. ””””””
Endless shine: ””””””This set of shampoo, express care spray and an intensive mask offers a unique luxury spa program specially designed for the needs of long hair. Cheveux Longs reduces breakage by up to 80 percent and adds significantly more shine and softness than other shampoos. ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””
Moisture boost: ””””””Thanks to a cocktail of active plant derivatives, the Dry range transforms and revitalises dull and brittle hair through four phases: repair, moisture, protection and finish. The hair is left supple and silky and super-soft. ””””””
Vibrant colour: Gently cleanses, conditions and moisturises coloured hair for long lasting colour brilliance and health. La Biosthetique Colour Protection complex seals the hair’s cuticle for colour-locking shine. Sunflower extracts neutralise free radical damage.
Blonde perfection: ””””””Three specially tailored blonde care products to neutralise golden tones and amp up the shine. Protection Couleur Crystal.07 enhances vibrancy of cool blondes with pigment refreshers. Sunflower extracts netralise free radical damage, while conditioning polymers and UV Shine Complex provide refreshed colour brilliance.
””””””Skin hydration: Suitable for every skin type, Hydro-actif products influence the body’s own ability to create and retain moisture. This treatment regime reduces fine lines with plumping effect, increases skin’s firmness through cell-boost factor, brightens complexion, soothes sensitivities, redness and itchiness in skin, and nourishes dry, scaly skin.