Naomi Campbell is the new face of Nars Cosmetics, it has been announced.
The beauty brand took to Instagram yesterday to tell their millions of fans the exciting news, writing:
“Naomi is a living icon and brings such strong personality to the camera,” says François Nars on the new face of NARS Spring 2019 campaigns, @naomi. “She and I are like family. I have known her since the very beginning of her career. From the start, I have admired her, her beauty, and her style.”
The first campaign featuring Naomi sees the model wearing beautiful highlighted eye makeup, long lashes and a naturally glossy lip. The makeup was done by James Kaliardos, a makeup artist who has worked on numerous campaigns such as this one.
This campaign was shot for the new Radiance Repowered range, Vogue reports. There will also be new foundation shades coming, a ‘Skin Deep Eye Palette’ and the ‘Super Radiant Booster’. There will also be a new Orgasm campaign in 2019, which the star will be fronting.
Naomi follows in the footsteps of Bella Hadid, who fronted NARS campaigns in 2017. Other stars who have represented the brand include Tilda Swinton, Charlotte Rampling and Aya Jones.
Achieve a flawless finish while giving your skin exactly what it needs with the best mineral make-up available
Mineral make-up is changing the face of beauty and it’s not just a phase. In fact, according to a lot of experts in the industry, it’s the best foundation to combat a slew of skin problems. Not only is it kind to sensitive skin but it’s also non-comodegenic; this means it doesn’t clog pores and lead to blemishes like others. It absorbs excess oil too. So, if you have oily skin, mineral foundation will be your saviour.
Over the years people have been drawn to the idea that mineral make-up powders are more natural and therefore kinder to/more comfortable on your skin. Although many people think mineral make-up only includes powders, liquid formulas can be mineral too. If you have dry skin, but still want the goodness of a mineral foundation, get a liquid formula. Your skin will feel hydrated and dewy.
Theres’ also a range of beneficial properties to many of the formulations found today. If you suffer from redness or sallow skin, try a colour correcting mineral foundation. These can also help combat sallowness and hyper-pigmentation. And if you’re looking for something that can battle fine lines, invest in one of the anti-ageing formulations.
These foundations also make a great base for special occasions. Heading down the aisle soon and not sure what the best foundation for your wedding is? We recommend stocking up on Jane Ireland’s Pure Pressed Base. Thanks to its ability to give skin a smooth matte finish, it’s become a real favourite among brides. Apply full coverage in the morning and then touch-up throughout the day.
Shop our round-up of the best mineral make-up and find your perfect foundation below…
If powder seems too heavy for you, try bareMinerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. It’s ultra lightweight and doubles up as a serum. Apply with fingers for a dewy look or use a face brush and buff it into your skin. This ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish and the look and feel of beautiful skin. Plus, the shade spectrum is amazing.
With its dinky in-the-lid brush and small pot, L’Oréal’s True Match Minerals is a great option for on-the-go touch-ups. Put it in your hand bag to use on your morning commute. Then once you’re on the train, simply dip the brush in the pot and apply to your face using circular motions.
From natural-looking lashes to statement va-va-volume, we’ve charted the best on the market
While we’re big advocates of owning the best mascara, unfortunately it can only do so much if you’ve got super short lashes. That’s why the best false eyelashes are an essential beauty investment.
We’ve tried out a whole host of fake eyelashes and whittled it down to the top ten on the market. So whether you want flirty long ones or barely-there lashes, you’ve come to the right place.
If you want to ensure that the best false eyelashes look good, it’s all about precise application – which can be tricky. Start by trimming your false lashes to size; measure them against your lash line and cut away any excess length. Make sure your lashes are clean and dry before you apply the falsies.
Next, apply the glue along the lash line of your false eyelashes. Now – and this is key – leave the glue to air dry for 30 seconds, or until it’s slightly tacky.
Once the glue is tacky, but not dry, use a pair of tweezers to press the lashes down along your lash line, starting at the inside corner of your eye.
Leave to dry completely before curling, applying mascara or using your best liquid eyeliner. Using several coats of mascara will decrease the chances of your lashes ending up on your cheeks half way through the day or night.
Now that you’ve got the art of application down, it’s time to find your perfect pair of the best false eyelashes.
If you’re a beginner, Eylure’s famous lashes are easy to use and come in multi-packs, so that you can experiment with different styles and lengths to find your favourite.
MAC lashes are loved by the pros, and will last all day if applied correctly, so they are a great choice for outdoor events like summer weddings or festival season. If removed carefully they can also be re-used several times, making them great value for money – especially if you’ve managed to get in on the best MAC makeup deals around.
If it’s a combination of drama and natural beauty you’re after, try Illamasqua’s lashes in Desire. The multi-strand and criss-cross design gives a super-natural look.
If you’re not super picky about beauty brands and just want to give the look a go without spending too much, check out our Black Friday makeup deals gallery – we’re sure a couple of pairs will work there way in there.
Scroll through our round up to find your shortcut to super long lashes.
Glitter makeup looks are the go-to beauty vibe for festivals, Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve. It’s unsurprising, as the trend just doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Every season models take to the catwalk covered in the stuff.
The thing is, a glitter makeup look can be bloody tricky; one false step and you could end up looking like an eight-year-old at a unicorn-themed birthday party.
Never fear, for all it takes is the right kit. Which, rather handily, we have rounded up for you below to help you nail your party makeup looks.
If you want to dip your toe into the trend, rather than jump in head first then a highly pigmented glitter liner might be just the thing for you. Line your lashes with Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, it’s really easy to apply and next to a jet black mascara, it gives the most subtle nod to sparkle.
The ever-popular MAC Glitter Pigments are sparkle-heaven and can be applied pretty much anywhere. However, this stuff is really finely milled so gets everywhere so be careful when opening up the cap. You have been warned.
Add just a touch to your eyelids, the inner corners of the eye or along your lower lash line for an effortless way to add some glitz to your eyes.
If you’re feeling super adventurous, why not get someone to blow a little bit into your parting or onto the lengths of your hair, à la Giambattista Valli?
For a more dramatic look, go all out with a glitter eyeshadow and coat your top eyelid in shine.
You can either go for a shimmery powder, like Nars’ Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Lysithea (top tip: wet your brush first to ramp up the impact), a more cream texture, like Illamasqua’s Iconic Chromes that’s easy to blend.
Or the easiest way to apply glitter ever: Stila’s Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow. The wand is much like your lip gloss or liquid lipstick applicator, which means that you literally cannot make a mistake with your placement. Just glide the slanted sponge over your lid and watch the transformation take place.
When it comes to incorporating glitter into a make-up look, there really is something for everyone. Glitter is an adaptable and build-able make-up accessory that shouldn’t be something we fear or avoid – If used correctly, it can animate almost any make-up look.
So, with party season well underway, what better time to experiment?
With Disney’s reboot of Mary Poppins on the horizon, we’ve been rehashing our love of the age old tale and we’re obviously not the only ones. Primark has just launched a major range of Mary Poppins themed make-up that are practically perfection in every way, and many of the pieces will tell you exactly that. From gorgeous illustrated palettes through to a sugar scrub that’ll make the medicine go down, it’s all available in stores now and we’ve definitely got our eyes on a few of the bits.
If the cold winter air is wreaking havoc on you, Mary’s got you sorted. The collection does away with all your dry skin woes with a Spoonful of Sugar Scrub for exfoliation, a gift set packed full of hand creams and finally a set of kite-shaped bath fizzers to relax.
Mary Poppins Bath Fizzers
Priced at £4
Available in Primark
Mary Poppins Sugar Scrub
Priced at £4
Available in Primark
Mary Poppins Handcream (3 pack)
Priced at £4
Available in Primark
And then to help you nail that Emily Blunt glow, they’ve also come up with a range of beauty products that are almost too cute to use. There’s a lipstick kit stocked with a trio of essential lip colours – a nude, pink and red – as well as an eye and face palette, blusher and highlighter; perfect for mastering Mary’s quintessential English rose look.
Mary Poppins Mini Lipsticks
Priced at £2
Available in Primark
Mary Poppins Blusher and Highlighter
Available in Primark
Mary Poppins Eye and Face Palette
Available in Primark
Finally, you’re going to need a mirror to make sure you’re looking smart before you head out (Mary would expect nothing less, TBH). Forget Belle’s enchanted mirror in Beauty and the Beast, Primark’s created a handheld mirror that has an important reminder on the back: that you’re practically perfect in every way.
Mary Poppins Mirror
Priced at £10
Available in Primark
The Primark x Mary Poppins collection is available in stores only, though we’re holding out hope that one day Primark will drop an online store. Mary Poppins is out in cinemas right before Christmas in the UK on December 21.
Beauty brands may come and go, but NARS has long remained one of those titans of the makeup industry – and with good reason. Chances are that you or somebody in your friendship group have invested in a product from the brand as one of your luxury splurges. (I for one use their iconic Orgasm blusher until I hit pan, then wander around listlessly until I eventually invest in a replacement.) If you’ve ever wanted to try one of their beauty holy grails or want to stock up, there’s a ton of NARS Black Friday beauty offers on at the moment though I’ve had my eye on lookfantastic’s deal.
The beauty e-tailer is currently offering 20% off NARS products if you pop in the code CYBER at checkout. The deal lasts all Black Friday weekend so you’ll have a bit more time to um and ah over what you’re going to splash on, but heads up: they’re probably going to go fast. I’ve popped a number of the best products on offer over at the site, so take a little look below.
Happy hunting, fellow beauty fiends! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out our Black Friday beauty deals and Black Friday make-up deals pages as we’ve sourced the best discounts on everything from Urban Decay’s Naked Cherry palette to our favourite ghd hair stylers…
It is a truth universally acknowledged that NARS’ Orgasm blusher looks good on everybody. This is just one of their many blush powder shade and in fact, all of them are getting the Black Friday treatment over at lookfantastic.
A good concealer is worth its weight in gold, especially after you’ve had a wild night out and have to look somewhat presentable the next day. There’s a good selection of shades and plus the easy to use applicator is just the cherry on top.
The likes of Bobbi Brown and Kylie Cosmetics have brought brown-toned lipsticks back with a vengeance and this shade from NARS is gorgeous. Plus, if any of our darker skinned pals are looking for a dreamy nude it’s a great shout. There’s a time and place for a good matte, but this super creamy lippie has our heart.
Where to get the best deals on foundation, mascara, lipstick and more
Black Friday 2018 is fast approaching, and as ever, we predict it to be the biggest online shopping weekend of the year in the UK. And with just 3 days to navigate those jaw-dropping Black Friday clothing sale deals and Black Friday designer deals (just in time for Christmas), we thought we’d make life that little bit easier for you with our guide to the best destinations for the best black Friday makeup deals!
Black Friday 2018 falls on the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (which is the fourth Thursday of November). Here in the UK, Black Friday 2018 will fall on 23rd November (which is a Friday) so you still have time to bookmark the shops you want to visit and pick out the deals you’re going to go after.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is a day when shoppers can take advantage of *huge* discounts from various retailers. We’re talking loads of £££ off makeup. Perfect if you want to buy gifts or update your look for party season.
Black Friday Makeup deals
Most of those deals will be available both in store and online, depending on where you prefer to shop, though there are usually more deals online, including flash promotions. Now typically, beauty isn’t reduced by much more than 20%, but you know what they say, it’s better than nothing.
Since we know there are a few MAC diehards out there (guilty), we’ve actually put together a little page specifically for the best MAC makeup deals coming to you this Black Friday.
Black Friday make up deals for foundation
Finding the best foundation for your skin type can be tricky (especially for those of you looking for the best foundation for pale skin), so first off, you need to follow our guide to find the best one for you, before you even think of buying one during Black Friday, as once it’s open, you can’t return it.
First things first, think about what texture and finish you prefer. The best powder foundations will give you a matte finish and is great for oily skin types. Liquid, on the other hand, can create a matte or dewy finish, while creams and mousses will literally make light bounce off your skin. Not sure which one you need? This foundation quiz will match you to the best one for you.
Once you know which shade you want, you can do the fun bit: buying it. There are plenty of Black Friday beauty deals to take advantage of. For starters, Fabled by Marie Claire will offer deals on site and you’ll want to keep an eye out.
Other stores like Boots, Superdrug, House of Fraser and Debenhams, which all have great selections of branded makeup, also have discounts in store and online, so if yours is out of stock in one of them, it’s worth shopping around.
Black Friday make up deals for lipstick
First of all, it comes down to picking the right shade for you. The secret is to find one that completely works with your colouring. Which is basically everything, from the undertones of your skin, to your hair and eye colour. So, blue-toned reds look cooler, whilst poppy orangey reds are warmer etc. It’s worth getting colour matched in store (Boots No7 do it well) and holding off to buy your lipstick during Black Friday.
Autumn/winter, and specifically party season, is the right time to rock a bold lip, whether you’re opting for a scarlet pout or for a darker berry shade – though that said, there’s always room in your beauty bag for the perfect nude lippie.
Black Friday makeup deals for mascara
The search for the perfect mascara is not an easy one, because it entirely depends on what you want it to do. Do you want longer lashes, more volume, more curl? Do you want lashes to look natural or more dramatic, like false lashes? And what shade do you want? Because there is such a thing as blacker black. Plus, there’s the brush to consider too, depending on your preference.
We’ve curated the perfect edit of the best Black Friday deals on mascaras below.
Black Friday makeup deals for eyeshadow
Eyeshadow palettes can be expensive, but if you invest in a good quality one, think Charlotte Tilbury or Urban Decay, then you won’t need anything else, and you just can’t beat it to create the ultimate smoky eye.
There are plenty of great deals on beauty sets around, so snap one up now.
Black Friday makeup deals for blush and bronzer
Whether you’re more of a rosy cheek or bronzed kind of girl, there’s a blush or bronzer out there for you, on offer courtesy of Black Friday. A pink blush suits most skin tones and will make blue eyes pop, though a more coral or red blush will suit darker skin tones beautifully.
And nothing beats bronzer to add that little ‘I’ve just been on holiday’ glow, especially if it includes a gold shimmer.
From Nars to Mac, shop the best Black Friday blush and bronzer deals below.
Because we don’t all want to look like we fell into a bath tub of sequins
The Christmas season is upon us and December a mere two weeks away. Have you bought your presents (Christmas beauty gift sets are always a good shout)? Have you been practising your party hairstyles? What on earth are you going to say to your mother-in-law over the Christmas table? There’s so much to think about, but luckily you don’t have to worry about your beauty look, because I have created two stunning party makeup looks that will work at any festive occasion this year. You are welcome.
When you think of Christmas party beauty looks, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? Glitter makeup, right? I totally get it – you’re planning on wearing a sequinned jumpsuit that you had to fight a girl in Zara for, and you want your eyelids to match. However, not everyone is keen on looking like a walking, talking disco ball. I’m here to show you how to wear sparkle in the grown-up way.
Party makeup look: Glow Getter
Sparkle, shine, glimmer, sheen, all of these words basically refer to the same effect: glow. If I had a pound for every time someone asked us how to get beautiful, glowy skin I wouldn’t be writing this article, I would be sat in my palace made of solid gold, counting my diamonds. Alas, here I am.
Glowy, vibrant skin is the perfect party makeup look, as it goes with everything and makes you look really healthy.
‘Glow skin always starts, unsurprisingly, with skin,’ explains Ruby Hammer, the international makeup artist who helped me create these looks. ‘You have to begin by really prepping the skin with a good routine, as you want to glow naturally, and then accentuate with makeup.’
Here’s how to get the look:
Step 1: Skincare
Cleanse skin with a micellar cleansing water on a cotton pad. Follow with a serum – the best face serum for this look is a super hydrating one that will plump the skin and promote hydration. Apply an eye cream around the eye socket and tap in. Depending on your skin type, you might want to follow with a moisturiser if you’re on the drier side.
Step 2: Primer
The ‘lit-from-within’ look requires products with light reflecting properties and the easiest way to start that is with an illuminating primer. Using a Beauty Blender tap the primer onto the brow bone, nose, cupid’s bow and top of cheekbones.
Step 3: Foundation
You don’t want the sheen to be lost by applying a heavy duty foundation, so try and opt for a sheer base. Using the same part of the beauty blender that you used for the primer (it’ll still have some of the gleam on it) apply your foundation to the centre of your face and buff outwards.
Step 4: Define Features
‘You will just look greasy, if you only apply glow on the face,’ Ruby warns. ‘So it’s really important that you define your features.’ Touch up any blemishes or dark circles with concealer. For the eyes she recommends opting for a neutral eyeshadow and matching eyeliner (don’t wing the liner, just trace your lash line) and a slick of black mascara on both sets of lashes. Follow this with a touch of matte bronzer on the cheeks and a natural pinky lip.
Step 5: Glow Again
Using a finely milled shimmery powder, touch up the glint on your face with a brush.
Party makeup look: A Touch Of Frost
If you’re feeling slightly more adventurous and are game to let your eyes do the talking, then this molten metal eyeshadow look is really easy to do and provides just enough drama to draw attention.
It has a very similar effect to 3D glitter, without the rigmarole.
‘Keep your skin looking fresh,’ suggests Ruby. ‘But really allow your eyes to be the focal point.’
Here’s how to do it in three simple steps:
Step 1: Base
Do your base as you would normally (any foundation will work with this look) but instead of using an illuminating primer, use a blusher to bring colour to your cheeks.
Step 2: Glint Those Eyes
Wet a dense eyeshadow brush, then dab it into a silver shimmery eye shadow before applying it to the very inner corners of your top eyelid. Then blend outwards. Using a clear lipgloss diffuse the colour across your lid. This will add an extra level of sheen to the eye and will give the most stunning illusion.
Step 3: Holographic
Avon have this amazing lipstick called Epic Transformers in HolograFX. It creates this really cool iridescent look to your lip. Don’t worry though, it’s super subtle, so your eyes remain the focus.
Both looks were inspired by the Molton Metal and Divine Dream collections from the Avon Winter Edit.
As one of the most in-demand beauty brands of the year, chances are you’ll have seen your favourite YouTubers busting out their pot of Morphe brushes or scrolled past pictures of their impeccable 35 shadow palettes. Luckily, Cult Beauty is offering up to 25% off a bunch of their products and they’re easily the best Morphe Black Friday deals we’ve seen around. See our edit of the best below.
Cult Beauty is offering 25% off all orders over £250 if you use enter the code BLACKOUT25 at checkout. If you’re looking to pick up a smaller haul, then you can snag 15% off orders £20+ with the code BLACKOUT15 and 20% off with the code BLACKOUT20 for a basket valued £100+.
If you’re gunning for palettes and brushes, you’re in luck because many of them are still in stock (including their limited edition collaborative palettes). Check it all out below and don’t forget to check out Black Friday beauty deals page for even more make-up madness.
This massive 12 brush set will have every aspect of your beauty routine sorted, with everything from a concealer to a bronzing brush. It all comes with a quilted case, perfect for when you’re packing a suitcase for a quick getaway.
We love a good smoky eye, though this rainbow palette is exactly the shove we need to start experimenting with colours. As one of the best selling palettes on the site, it’s not too badly priced either (especially once the Black Friday discount kicks in).
Keep checking back in with us as we’ll be combing through everything that comes your way, with everything from the high street, designer brands through to indie cuties you definitely need to have on your radar. It’s a hard job essentially putting together our Christmas wish list, but somebody’s got to do it.