Beauty News / Weekly Roundup

> 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).

Favourite Polishes: Winter

My polish preferences for the cold winter months tend to lean towards nice dark plum tones, deep burgundys, a simple soft pink or the occasional rock star black (in which case I am mocked at work for being a goth… “don’t talk to Jess, she’s a goth!”). In particular, these five shades are on high rotation on my nails this season – Mecca Cosmetica Audrey, Mecca Cosmetica Rosaline, OPI for Sephora Meet For Drinks, OPI for Sephora Brunette On The Internet & Face Of Australia Iron Ore.

NOTD: Mecca Cosmetica “Couture”

Mecca Cosmetica “Couture” has officially become my favourite shade of pink for summer. I was quite surprised when applying this becuase the colour in the bottle looks a lot more fuschia than it comes out on the nails. Couture is part of Mecca’s Spring Nail Collection for 2010. Mecca polishes retail for $22 AUD and can be purchased in store or online. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)