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  • Writer's pictureJess Lowe

Hot Beauty Launches Landing: May

WARNING: By reading this your overdraft and credit cards may become seriously compromised... ;)

I thought now would be the perfect time to go through the hottest, most anticipated launches we have coming up in May here in the UK. That way you wont miss a thing. Now, this blog post is very detailed so put your feet up, grab a drink and a snack and take 5 minutes for yourself :).

I will add these launches to the calendar that is now LIVE on my website. If you haven't already go and check it out HERE. These are of course, only the launches we are aware of at this time. I am sure the forever giving cosmetics companies will land a few more on us.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2017

In May The Estee Lauder 2017 Bronze Goddess collection will FINALLY be here... and it is HOT, HOT, HOT! We will actually be able to add the Heatwave highlighter to our collections. You can sign up HERE to be notified when it launches online. Be warned the collection is fairly extensive and includes:

  • Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee (Heatwave) - Turn up the heat and give yourself a heavenly glow with this super-luxurious bronzer. This seductive all-over bronzer is endless summer. Smooths on as a soft sheen. Builds to a luminous pearl highlight.

  • Bronze Goddess Summer Lip Glow - Imbue lips with a glowing hint of color. Incredibly comfortable, ultra-hydrating lipstick is formulated with vitamins and butters to help restore moisture. Lip-enhancing shades complement your sun-kissed skin. It’s endless summer.

  • Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer - It’s endless summer with this super-luxurious powder bronzer. Sweep it on and the smooth, oil-free powder gives face, shoulders and décolletage a seductive bronze look. Unique oil-control complex keeps skin shine-free and comfortable.

  • Bronze Goddess Body Salt Scrub - Buff. Polish. Glow. This luxurious scrub with mineral-rich salt crystals gently smooths and exfoliates for sensual, luminous skin. Decadent oils help soften and nourish with the seductive, sun-kissed Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche fragrance.

  • Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Spray for Hair & Body - It’s endless summer. This super-luxurious shimmer spray helps revitalize and condition dull, dry skin. Helps tame flyaway hair, reduce frizz and enhance gloss and shine. Lightly scented with the seductive, sun-kissed Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche fragrance.

  • Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara - Get everything you love about original Sumptuous Extreme Mascara—the outrageous volume, lift and curves; the audacious, false-lash effect—plus advanced total waterproofing.

  • Bronze Goddess Exfoliating Body Cleanser - Smooth and refine your skin’s surface to reveal healthier looking skin. This refreshing cleanser works to brighten dull skin while gently exfoliating. Let the sun worship you.

  • Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil Spray - This lightweight scented body oil gives skin a sensual sheen. Spray it on and surround yourself with the seductive, sun-kissed fragrance of Bronze Goddess. Leaves skin silky soft, with a subtle shimmer.

  • Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent - The original, alluring Eau Fraîche you know and love—back for another Spring/Summer season. A sensuous, sun-drenched blend of Bergamot, warm Amber, Tiare Flower and Vanilla combined with delicious creamy Coconut. All heat. All desire. All woman.

  • Bronze Goddess EDP- The cult fragrance, now in a captivating Eau de Parfum. A sensuous, sun-drenched blend of Bergamot, warm Amber, Tiare Flower and Vanilla combined with delicious creamy Coconut. It’s endless summer.

Launches: 1 May online and on counters 28 May

Where: Estee Lauder official website and all official retailers.

NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg Collection

Charlotte’s inspiration is based on her experience of makeup on set as an actress, musician and muse. It’s all about fresh, juicy skin, flushed cheeks, smouldering eyes and softly stained lips.

  • Lip Tint (£22) – delivers a natural hint of colour with extremely comfortable wear

  • Hydrating Glow Tint (£25) – weightless, refreshing gel-cream with sheer, buildable coverage

  • Multiple Tint (£29) – the iconic Multiple is a sheer, tinted format for dewy, natural looking colour

  • Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (£20) – 2 new shades: London Clinic (soft rose), Blindfold (burgundy)

  • Velvet Duo Eyeshadow (£25) – Old Church Street & Rue Allent

  • Kohliner (£19) – 3 shades

  • Au Poli Brush Roll (£130) – set of five brushes.

Launches: 1 May

Where: Exclusively at Selfridges

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette

We saw a brief 1 day only pre-sale on the 19 April of this beautiful holographic eye, lip, and face transformer palette, but this time it officially goes on sale!

The inspiration for this palette comes from the ancient science of alchemy—the art of turning natural materials into a precious elixir. This palette was one of Kat Von D's 'passion projects' and took 7 years to perfect.

Launches: 2 May

Where: Exclusively at Debenhams

Price: £25

E.L.F Cosmetics

Ever since seeing ELF Cosmetics in Jeffree Star's YouTube video, I had a yearning to try this brand. In case you were wondering, E.L.F stands for 'Eyes, Lips, Face' and it is a 'drugstore' brand from the USA founded in 2004. My advice - research your favourites and get your list together as I feel these products will fly off those virtual shelves!

Launches: 3 May - online only (coming to stores June)

Where: Superdrug

Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette

I'm sure you are all fully versed with the Huda Beauty's highlighter palettes and eagerly waiting! Inspired by Huda’s hack of layering oil with powder highlight to amplify her glow, the palettes are packed with 2 different textures: – "the Melted Strobe, a pearlescent creamy formula enriched with Karite Butter to create a flawless lit-from-within canvas for layering powders. – 3 light catching pressed pearls staggered in complimentary tones to give you a sculptural, 3D radiance". Palettes are available in Golden Sands and Pink Sands editions.

Launches: Early May (expected, not confirmed)

Where: Cult Beauty

Price: £40 each

MAC Influencer Lipsticks

Originally due to launch at the end of April, but put back for unknown reasons we will be able to get our hands on Fleur De Force and Alessandra Steinherr's MAC lipstick creations. In case you weren't aware the influencer lipsticks will only be available in their respective home countries. So, I'm sorry to bring bad news, but we won't get to see Laura Lee's here in the UK. But, then again they won't get ours either!

  • Fleur De Force - cool beige with a cremesheen finish

  • Alessandra Steinherr - matte neutral pink

Launches: 8 May and 10 May

Where: first then Fleur De Force at Selfridges and Alessandra Steinherr at Harvey Nichols.

Price: £16.50 each

Benefit Cosmetics

The long awaited new additions to the Benefit Dandelion and Hoola families will finally be available in the UK this May. If you already purchased the Cheek Parade palette like myself, then you would already have had a taster of Hoola Lite.

  • Dandelion twinkle (£24.50) is a superfine highlighting powder. "Special baked technology delivers a strobing formula for a sheer, whisper-light texture. Wear it alone or on top of your favorite blush or powder and step into the dreamy spotlight".

  • Hoola Lite (£24.50) is great for fair skin. "This finely milled bronzer blends on smoothly & seamlessly. Ideal for fair skin—beyond ideal for a TANtasticly believeable bronze 365 days a year".

  • The Quickie cream-to-powder contour stick (price TBA) helps you achieve that chiselled look. "Apply to cheekbones, slim that nose and get an overall sculpted look with this soft bronzecontour stick. Hoola quickie contour stick’s dome shape tip ensures a smooth, targeted application every time!".

Launches: 13 May

Where: Benefit online

Which launch are you most looking forward to in May? XO

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