BEAUTY NEWS | DOLCE & GABBANA is launching a full skincare collection next month at Harrods. Created with P&G Prestige, the heart of the line is the Gold Flavo-Silk Tricomplex, a naturally-developed complex included to deliver the smooth, plump and healthy-looking skin that the Dolce & Gabbana girl is best known for and that make-up artist Pat McGrath creates seasonally with dewy foundations and pretty blushes and highlights at the fashion house’s shows. Olive oil and vitamin B3 are combined with the exclusive gold silk sericin for a triple punch of hydration. The Essential line sits alongside Aurealux – an advanced treatment line of a mask, serum, essence and eye gel. [British Vogue]
BACKSTAGE at the spring/summer 2014 shows there was much talk of “seeing” the models’ skin, and of a raw, natural beauty. Accordingly, a smattering of sweet freckles is right on-point for that pared-back, fresh-faced look, which is why Topshop’s new Freckle Pencil has come at just the right time for those without. We’ve seen freckle pencils before – & Other Stories has a great one and Lancôme used to offer one – but the beauty of Topshop’s is that it features a marbleised formula to ensure that each freckle is unique. [British Vogue]
MAC has confirmed a collaboration with designer Prabal Gurung. It has already unveiled collections with Lorde, Proenza Schouler and Disney film Maleficent this year plus a nail collection designed by Marian Newman next week and a The-Simpsons-inspired range in the autumn. Gurung and MAC have already worked together on some of the their ready-to-wear show looks, but this is the first time that Gurung has had a hand in the creation of the products themselves. The collection – described by Gurung’s team as “an ultra luxe, deco-themed holiday collection” – is expected to launch in time for Christmas, first in the US and then in selected international markets subsequently. [British Vogue]
L’Oreal has signed an agreement to buy NYX Cosmetics as it builds up its stable of U.S. brands. L’Oreal did not release the price it was paying for the company, but said the U.S. firm had sales in the year to the end of May of $93 million, up 57 percent on the previous period on a comparable basis. [REUTERS]
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