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This week on bd we have seen make-up dominate the beauty categories.  The days of rosy, blushed-from-the-sun cheeks are upon us, and the pastel make-up craze has been fervent in beauty pages of our favourite glossies. Brands are following suit, and COVERGIRL and Maybelline New York have released products to master the trend. In fashion, pink is the new black, and COVERGIRL and ORLY have launched nail polish collections that complement the blush hues saturating the runway and street.

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have launched new Lipslicks Smoochies, a smooth lip balm with a faint coloured hue that can be seen in bdTrial: Can't make this stuff up!this week.

Mary Kayhave released a new make-up collection, Mary Kay At Play, recently adding a Baked Eye Trio and At Play Jelly Lip Gloss, while have launched a new flavour to their collection of Lip Butters, Raspberry Rose, which leaves lips with a pink tint.

Benefit have followed the pink trend, launching Lollitint this week, a candy-orchid lip and cheek tint. Maybelline New York have also jumped on the bandwagon, releasing Color Sensational Nudes Lip Color Collection and Color Sensational Bold Matte Lip Color.

Big eyes were emphasized on the New York Spring 2014 runway this year, and a tight outline with a soft smudge dominated shows like Lanvin, Chanel and Roberto Cavalli. Maybelline New York have also hopped on board the retro flicked eyeliner trend, releasing products to compliment the perfect eye. These include the Master Smoky Shadow-Pencil, Colossal Volum’ Express Smoky Eyes Mascara, Eye Studio Big Eyes Light-Catching Palette, and Color Show Crayon Kohl Liner.

They have also released a FITme Shine Free Foundation Stick, going back to basics with an easy-to-apply stick that conceals without blocking pores.

have launched a new Bronze Blush & Go Duo, a palette acting as a bronzer and blush. This is my Winter essential,” Napoleon Perdis explains. I love the ease of having both bronzer and blush in the one portable palette. My Bronze Blush & Go Duo allows you to create depth, definition, and colour in an instant.” This was also featured in bdTrial: Can't make this stuff up! this week.

In the New York Spring 2014 shows, nail looks ranged from barely-there to metallic brocade. have mastered the barely-there look, releasing their new Blush Collection, while COVERGIRL and Maybelline New York have followed suit, launching
Outlast® Stay Brilliant Glosstinis and Color Show Stripped Nudes Collection.

Maybelline New York have also unveiled a Color Show Brocades nail art collection, without forgetting to release an Express Remover.


In skincare, have released new day cream and lotion in its Anew collection. The ANEW Clinical E-Defence Multi-Shield Day Lotion SPF15 UVA/UVB and Avon ANEW Clinical E-Defence Deep Recovery Cream seek to repair the look of wrinkles while shielding the skin against the visible effects of environmental skin damage.


John Varvatos have released a Limited Edition Eau de Toilette Spray, a masculine fragrance that caters to the man who values personal style and poise.