I have been following Charlotte’s blog for a while now – it’s brilliant. I was delighted when she agreed to be April’s Blog Swap Gal for the last Wednesday of the month! Charlotte told me that she was planning on doing a retrospective talking about the favorites products of the month. With that in mind, I decided to do the flipside of that, and do a “What’s Coming” bit.
MAC Cosmetics now offering Pro products online
Previously, only the bastion of those with Pro cards, and only via the Pro site or Pro stores, MAC have decided to extend their website sales to Pro products. Hurrah, about bloody time! On the other hand, you still can persuade MACCosmetics.co.uk to ship to Ireland *sighs* - however you can order from them over the phone – avoid the stupidly exhorbitant shipping costs by co-ordering (and splitting) with a friend, or using a Norn Iron Parcel Motel address. Simples.
So if you need to get your mitts on the elusive Face & Body in White, or any of the Acrylic Paints (the best liquid liner you could use, and lasting oh, forever), or any of the Mixing Medium (yes, am aware the plural is “media”), or the Chromagraphic Pencils, or the pro-only shades of Cream Color Base, or… oh I could go on… then git your ass over to the MAC site (or go order via the MAC customer service number on their site). Presumably you can only avail of the Pro prices if you’ve got a Pro card, but if they’re selling via their standard site, it would suggest you can avail of “consumer” prices for Pro products – at least you can get your hands on ‘em (if anyone wants any suggestions, I can think of at least a dozen off the top of my head!)
Charlotte Tilbury Launching in Ireland
More serious yays! MontyC posted about her purchases from Ms Tilbury’s line (look here, if you’re interested). The ever great Brown Thomas on Grafton Street will be hosting the launch, which I’ve been reliably informed, will be in August of this year. Watch this space. I think there will be a line.
Space NK on Grafton Street
I really couldn’t scream loudly enough about this one. Every time I visit London or Belfast, I never fail to spend far too long (and far too much) in Space NK. Known for their Cult Products you just can’t get elsewhere, although there’s a small concession in Harvey Nichols in Dundrum, I can’t wait for the real deal – the whole shebang – the full monty – to open in the city centre. My paycheck is seriously at risk. Roll on those By Terry and Chantecaille product purchases (and look out for some gorgeous (if expensive) foundation reviews from both brands soon). Nothing definite yet in terms of dates, but I believe they’re going into the old Body Shop store on Grafton Street.
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Collection
(The one summer launch I always wait for…)
Brown Thomas Online Beauty Purchases
No longer news, but good to know – in case you’ve been living under a rock for some time, Brown Thomas now has an online store presence (look here) from which you can purchase makeup and skincare goodies (along with shoes, watches, handbags, shoulder bags, messenger bags, clutch bags, shopper bags, totes… ok I think you get the idea). And why should we care about this, I hear you ask? Well, some of the BT stores carry brands that other BT stores do, in fact, not. So if you wanted to get your mitts on Shiseido, for example, and you didn’t live near BT Cork, well tough luck in the past. If you’re weren’t around Dublin and you needed some NARS, you’ve been stuck so far. Stila… Check. Tom Ford? Check. Shu Uemura – super check (worth it for the brushes alone!)… Brands and ranges are being added all the time. The only downside is that the interweb shop seems to have different stocks than the bricks-and-mortar stores – so you can find sometimes that they’re out of stock online (but can still have stuff in-store). And vice versa mind, which can be handy to bear in mind too.
Cover FX BB Gel
American brand Cover FX (I’ll be featuring a review of their finishing powder shortly on the blog. Keep your eyes peeled) has announced the launch of their BB GEL, a hybrid matifying, anti-blemish, lightwear treatment foundation. The product, featuring a nice lightweight gel-based formula is designed to treat blemishes, reduce inflammation and improve skin elasticity, hydrate and protect the skin. It’s launching in May from Harvey Nichols, and the range sees ten shades, and a few undertones. This one is definitely one I’d like to try for the summer months – a gel-based buildable coverage BB? Nice! Price-wise I believe it’ll be “around” the €40-ish mark. Emphasis on the ish, mind.
That’s it – enough for now. There’s a bunch of summer launches from Dior, Chanel, Guerlain that I’m looking forward to seeing too – but these are the things of note that I wanted to mention. If you’re not already reading/following, come on over and follow my musings on makeup, skincare, nailstuff, hairstuff, some DIYs, how-to’s, storage chats, obsessions about brushes, occasional random nonsense. And not just mine – the blog features two fellow nutters (Emer aka TheArtyMama and Catherine aka MontyC). Thanks to Charlotte for the swap (her post is on my site – please go take a look see!) and I’ll see you back on the other side tomorrow with a review of probably the nicest foundation I’ve ever, used… if only it weren’t so crazily expensive!