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> Esteé Lauder announced the release of their new Pure Color Sensuous Rouge LipColor range, set to hit shelves on August 21st. Two intoxicating formulas are combined to create a luscious, one-of-a-kind elixir that is introduced in 16 delicious shades. Taking cues from couture fashion, this lipstick fuses a creamy, luscious shell with a liquefied core for a lipstick that is truly uniquely decadent while marrying style and performance. The new lip colours will retail for $49 AUD and will be available for purchase from Esteé Lauder online. (you can see a sneak peek of the collection here)

> TRESemmé are proud to announce that they are once again the major hair sponsor for Australia’s Next Top Model. This year, you can catch up on behind-the-scenes news and hair-goss with TRESemmé Insider, the ‘morning after debrief’ in blog form.

> Jane Iredale is yet another amazing beauty brand stepping up to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of October, Jane Iredale will donate $1 from ever sale of their new Roses & Lollipops lip duo to the National Breast Cancer Association. The Roses & Lollipops lip duo retails for $40 AUD and is available for purchase through selected destination salons, spas and medical practitioners.

> Benefit have announced the release of “Ring My Bella”, the latest Crescent Row fragrance, just in time for Spring. The top notes of the fragrance are – pink rose petals, soft lily and summer daisy, the middle notes are – egyptian jasmine and creamy peony and the base notes are – white patchouli, vanilla tincture and white musk. Ring My Bella retails for $59 AUD and will be available for purchase on August 20th 2011.

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> Dr Lewinn’s have announced a partnership with the McGrath Foundation to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Dr. LeWinn’s is incredibly passionate about contributing to this worthy cause,” says Dan Spira, Managing Director of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Australasia General Manager. “Breast cancer currently affects one in nine Australian women of all ages and backgrounds, and by collaborating with the McGrath Foundation we are helping to support Australian women and families experiencing breast cancer. We hope our partnership both highlights the valuable work the McGrath Foundation does, and helps to raise vital funds needed for this to continue.” During Breast Cancer Month, Dr Lewinn’s are launching a full-sized Hand & Nail Cream packaged in the signature McGrath Foundation Pink. It will retail at the special price of $9.95 AUD (usually $19.95) and 50c from every sale will be donated to the McGrath Foundation. The limited edition Hand & Nail Cream will be available throughout October 2011 while stocks last from Myer, David Jones, Priceline and select pharmacies across Australia.

> With Father’s Day coming up in Australia, it might be a good idea to check out Dermalogica’s Shave System Kit. The kit contains: Daily Clean Scrub (44ml), Pre-Shave Guard (22ml), Soothing Shave Cream (74ml), Post-Shave Balm (10ml), Daily Defense Block SPF15 (22ml), Invigorating Shave Gel (foil sample) and retails for $68 AUD.

> Benefit have finally released their new “They’re Real” mascara. This bodacious breakthrough mascara lengthens, volumises & curls lashes for a spectacular look! A long-wearing, jet black formula that won’t smudge, budge or dry out… Your lashes will last all day. True Story! I’ve been hearing great things about this mascara and can’t wait to check it out for myself! The Benefit They’re Real mascara retails for $38 AUD and is available for purchase now.

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> Good news for fans of Lanolips, with their amazing Lemonaide Lip Aid being announced as part of the brands’ permanent range.

> Nivea announced the release of their new ‘Invisible For Black & White Deoderant’, which they are calling the first deodorant to prevent unsightly yellow stains on white clothes and ugly white deodorant marks on dark clothes. Sounds impressive! It is available in two feminine scents and one masculine scent in roll on and aerosol. Prices range from $3.79 – $6.29 AUD and the product will be available in supermarkets and selected pharmacies from August 2011.

> Clinique announced the release of their Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel for men. It’s a hydrating pick-me-up in a tube, retails for $52 AUD and will be available for purchase as of August 7, 2011.

> Estée Lauder released images from their upcoming Modern Mercury collection (Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder’s Creative Makeup Director), which looks to die for gorgeous and a perfect way to round off Winter. Molten metallic eyes become the focus with daring eye shadow duos to define and illuminate the eyes on a soft shimmering canvas and are complemented by edgy matte lips of rich crimson reds, brazen beiges and fierce fuchsias. A twisted shade of green on the nails completes the seductive look. The ‘Pure Color Modern Mercury Collection’ is limited edition and will be available from August 7, 2011. You can view images of the collection here: 01, 02, 03 & 04.

> Beauty brand Jane Iredale have a new collection out, the Naturally Confident colour range. The collection includes the new Complete In Touch Highlighter, EyeSteppes & three new Lip Fixation shades. The new collection will be available in September, but in the mean time you can sneek a peek at the new products here.

> ghd have announced the release of their Pink Orchid limited edition set, to help raise funds for breast cancer awareness. This year’s limited edition features the new ghd Gold Series Classic styler with a pink twist – a vibrant shade of hot orchid pink styling plates and a beautiful pink and black lace styler bag to match. The set also contains the following styling accessories: protective plate guard, ghd Pink Orchid styler clutch bag, step by step hair guide and two ghd sectioning clips. The new ghd Pink Orchid limited edition set is available from approved ghd salons from 25 July 2011. It retails for $289 AUD, with $20 from each sale donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Australia.

> Weleda is turning 90(!) and to celebrate they are releasing a set of six unique Weleda body oils. Each oil is 10ml, and included in the Well-Being pack is: Arnica Massage Oil (strengthens and warms tired, aching muscles), Birch Cellulite Oil (purifies and detoxifies, ideal to tone and firm cellulite problem skin), Citrus Body Oil (invigorates, stimulates and refreshes your skin), Pomegranate Body Oil (stimulates cell renewal and restores a youthful radiance), Sea Buckthorn Body Oil (restorative intensive care for tired, dry skin) and Wild Rose Body Oil (a luxurious and pampering treat for your skin). The set retails for $29.90 AUD and will be available in selected pharmacies and health food stores while stocks last.

> For a limited time, Dermalogica stockists are offering an amazing deal where you spend $100 or more on Dermalogica, and receive a voucher for $30 towards your next purchase. The vouchers are available at 700 stockists throughout Australia, and are valid until 31 March 2012.

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> This week Estée Lauder launch their Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator, a breakthrough targeted eye treatment that dramatically diminishes the look of dark circles using a first-to-market cooling ceramic applicator. It retails for $95 AUD and is now available for purchase from Estée Lauder online.

> ORLY Australia are looking towards Spring with their fresh new polish collection “Happy Go Lucky”. ORLY Australia’s Creative Director Fiona Hay says “Rainbow nails are a new fun way to bring fashion to your fingers, experimenting with a different vibrant colour on each nail. We are also seeing the rise of ‘rebel nails’, which involves painting eight fingers in one shade and the other two in a contrasting bright tone.” The new shades are Fresh, Flirty, Frisky and Frolic.

> Another new product to keen an eye out for will be the custom designed makeup brushes from Benefit Cosmetics that will hit Australian shelves on July 23rd. The soon-to-be-released brushes feature a powder/blush brush ($39), foundation brush ($39), powder shadow brush ($31), concealer brush ($34), cream shadow brush ($31) & a hard angle/definer brush ($28).

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> A big congratulations is in order for ASAP, as their pure mineral make-up won the Judges’ Choice Award for the best mineral make-up at the 2011 Australian Beauty Awards. In addition to this, the ASAP ultimate hydration was a runner up in the Judges’ Choice Award for the best facial moisturiser.

> The freakishly organised like myself should keep an eye on the shelves this August at Myer, David Jones and Priceline for the Dr Lewinn’s Shave and Go Gift Set which would make the perfect present for the dads in your life this Father’s Day. The set contains a Men’s Shaving Cream, Men’s Aftershave Fluid and a bonus Wine Cooler Bag to store important things like… wine. (RRP $39.95 AUD)

> Leading skin care brand Olay revealed the new face of Olay Regenerist, none other than multi AFI and Logie winning Australian actress Rebecca Gibney. Exciting news!

> Fans of Australian skin care brand Trilogy should keep their eyes peeled for two new products launched this week – Age Proof Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream ($39.95 AUD) & Age Proof CoQ10 Eye Recovery Concentrate ($36.95). Both will be available from MYER, Priceline and selected pharmacies and health food stores throughout Australia.

> Another brand that collected a few nifty accolades this year at the 2011 Beauty Awards was ghd, who won Reader’s Choice for Favourite Hair Tool (the ghd Gold Classic styler) and Judge’s Choice Best Styling Product (the ghd Maximise Mousse). They were came runner up in the following categories: Judge’s Choice Best Hair Appliance (for the ghd Gold Classic styler), Judge’s Choice Favourite Hair Tool (for the ghd Gold Classic styler) & Judge’s Choice Best Hairspray (for the ghd Ultimate Hairspray). Congratulations ghd!