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Shiseido is taking skincare and makeup to the next level in terms of technology by introducing the new ‘Makeup Simulator Mirror’ the first of its kind to be seen in Europe. Until now this revolutionary counter technology was only available in Japan and is exclusive to Selfridges!!

The new Makeup Simulator is a unique virtual make-up application device equipped with a camera that captures movement and expression in real time. This is the only machine which succeeded to reflect real movement of the user while virtually realising makeup on the face.

The Makeup Simulator automatically identifies the facial features of the user with the installed camera allowing the user to experience a virtual makeup application session by choosing from the selection of Shiseido Makeup colours available in the simulation menu. Users can then freely combine products for the eye, lip and cheek in multiple combinations to find an ideal look without having to wash their face. Shiseido will provide software updates twice annually in line with colours for the new season.

Initially launched in 1997 in Japan, the first Makeup Simulator utilised still-image technology innovated by Shiseido’s Beauty Solution Development Centre and in collaboration with Fujitsu created several versions of the device. In 2007, the first motion-sensitive camera version was achieved and subsequently introduced at Mitsukoshi department store in Ginza. Four units of the model are permanently installed at The Ginza retail shop location in Tokyo. (Some text taken from press release)

So ladies… what are your thoughts on the Virtual Mirror? Isn’t this just taking away from a Makeup artists job or making it easier?? Would love to hear your thoughts!!

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The Luxurious Lace Collection was apparently a hit on the Autumn/Winter runway shows so AVON are now giving you the chance to take the catwalk home with you and into your very own makeup bag!! The Limited Edition collection with custom Limited Edition packaging launches on the 28th October 2010 and prices start from a little as £6. So whats in the collection you ask?

Luxe Lace Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick-  Branded as the ultimate hero lipstick and available in 3 different hues for you to choose from. The Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick contains Jojoba and Vitamin E. Available in: Instant Mocha, Frostiest Mauve and Pout (£7 each)

Luxe Lace True Colour Eyeshadow Quad- As the ever so popular ‘smoky eye’ has returned to the fore front of makeup (blah) get your smoke on with this eyeshadow quad. The domed powder is well pigmented giving you colour that dramatically lasts up to 12 hours. Available in: Lace Hues and Lace Electric (£8)

Luxe Lace SuperShock Mascara- Achieve volumised lashes with this best selling mascara. It has a thickening base coat and plumping colour to make your lashes pop!! Availbale in: Black (£8)

Luxe Lace SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pens- AVONS supersoft formula glides on easily leaving intense colour that lasts for hours. Available in Black (£6)

Ask your local AVON rep to enquire about the new range or visit  www.Avon.uk.com

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Founders Melissa Shabinsky and Alexandra Zanella created Revolution Organics to simplify their lives and make more healthy life style choices. Worried about how many products were being passed off as Organic their vision turned into a collection of healthy, pure and certified organic products which filler their beauty void. Are these two women amazing or what!!!??????!!!

I was sent some Revolution organics products and I have to say I was truly impressed. The formulation was strong, colours were perfect and above all the makeup actually lasted!!

Freedom Lipgloss- A range of amazing colours these Lip colours are Rich in Vitamins and antioxidants which leave your lips feeling lovely and moisturised with NO sticky residue. Formulated with 100% natural and 85% certified organic ingredients, the product delivers all the benefits of a lip treatment in a gorgeous gloss. The formula is free of chemicals, mineral oil, petroleum, artificial ingredients and parabens! I LOVE these lips colours… they glide of with ease and precision, the colours are perfect on first application and you do not have to cake your lips to achieve the colour you see on the box.

Freedom Glow Balm- A multi-tasking balm that can be used anywhere you like… (well not anywhere.. but you know what I mean) Suitable to use on cheeks, eyes, lips and décolletage this amazing formula provides a pop on colour when and where you need it without streaks. Great on the go products and the formula is hydrating and moisturising too. Made with 100% natural and created with 85% certified organic ingredients. Be good to your skin with Revolution Organics yummy Freedom Glow!!

To check out the range please visit Revolution Organics!

The range is very small and intimate with so much growing potential, It’s a brand I will for sure be keeping an eye on.. and am also very excited to hear that it will be launching in London very soon… so Melissa and Alexandra…. Hopefully ill see you London side very soon!! For now Keep fabulous, healthy and Organic… mucho love!!!

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NARS have just launched their new Pure Matte lipstick range in 6 luscious colours. The modernised matte lipsticks have a high pigment so you get that stay true colour that lasts.

I scurried on down to Selfridges for the launch and a good old gossip with the makeup artists (love a good banter with a makeup artist) Now in all honesty I’m no Lipstick fan!! I mean I have to be honest right? I don’t think loud colours suit me and have always loved but never dared to try the ‘Red lips’ (I didn’t that day either). I got speaking with the lovely Dave (im sure his name was, sorry if it wasnt) who had a chat with me about the lipsticks and informed me that this was one of the largest launches from NARS this year. He applied two different shades on me Bangkok ( soft rose) and Tonkin (Cinnamon plum) I liked both colours but the Bangkok screamed at me more, its such a lovely light,and natural colour, very me indeed!

Now… when you think of matte Lipstick the first thought that comes to mind is caked and dry.. this lipstick is the opposite. Its rich texture glides on effortlessly without a trace of any cakiness. I was so shocked!

I would advise that you make sure your lips are well exfoliated before applying, ft you have dry flaky lips before you apply this lipstick they will not look very nice! Matte lipstick shows all the lumps and bumps on your lips so to save yourselves the embarrassment make sure your lips are in fabulous condition before applying :). One swipe from the lippy gives you such a great opaque colouring and if your after a darker hue apply it twice and the will colour saturate more. To my surprise the lipstick lasted (after rushing straight to the sushi bar for a bite to eat) with only a small amount missing here and there, however it was at this point I noticed the lipstick starting to dry out. Long lasting and moist it may be but being a matte lipstick it does dry out over time. I found applying a small amount of Carmex moistened the lippy up and evenly spread the colour on the missing patches so I do not have to re apply. Will there ever be a matte lipstick that conquers all our needs? maybe not but this one comes very close.

Some of the ingredients you will find in this lipstick are: Vitamin E, Acai Oil to really nourish and moisturise the lips and wild mango butter to help repair the lips from dryness and flaking.

Now available to buy from NARS at Selfridges priced at £18 each, pricey for some but worth the quality. The lipsticks are available in the following shades:

Bangkok (soft rose), Volga (Deep Aubergine), Tonkin (Cinnamon Plum), Terre De Fue (Black Cherry), Tashkent (Nude Beige) and lastly Vesuvio (Full Bodied Red).

Ladies, please let me know if you purchase.. Id love to know your thoughts and what your fave colour is :).

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