The new Lancome Summer Bliss collection is making us want to be on holiday right now


It’s that time of year again, when all our favourite brands release their gorgeous summer collections – and instantly start making us long for exotic holidays in the process. Lancome is no different, and their beautiful Summer Bliss collection for Summer 2016 is one of our favourite new releases this season. Here’s the low-down on what the brand new collection includes…

Belle de Teint Liquid Glow Trio (£33) is a liquid bronzing highlighter that contains three phases to give you the glow of a highlighter with the moisture of an oil and the fresh feeling of a toner. It comes in 3 shades: 01 Glow Vanille, 02 Glow Orchidée and 03 Glow Bronze.

Belle de Teint Powder Glow Trio (£35.00) is a beautifully brightening powder bronzer that create a natural-looking tan by blending three flattering shades. It’s available in 2 shades: 11 Belle de Vanille, which is designed for blondes, and 12 – Belle de Bronze, which is designed for brunettes.


The new Hypnôse Palette (£38.00) in 27 Ombres d’été is inspired by summer flora and fauna – we love these gorgeous, shimmering shades. It’s surprisingly wearable too!

Ombre Hypnôse Stylo (£20.00) is a long-wearing stick eyeshadow that can be applied as an eyeliner, standalone shadow or as a base for a brighter eye look. It’s available in 3 shades: 16 Passion Passiflore, a bright lilac; 17 Kaki Voyageur, a deep forest green; and 18 Pepite Amazone, a burnished gold.

Shine Lover (£22.00) is a tinted balm lipstick that imparts a juicy wash of colour. It comes in three shades that work perfectly with tanned skin: 146 Fraîcheur abricot, a fresh coral; 122 Eté coquelicot, a luscious orange-red; and 212 Douceur vanillée, a delicate nude.

The new Vernis in Love (£13.50) nail polish shades are the ideal finish touch to this collection. The new polishes come in 512 Orangeade glacée, a luminous zesty orange; 502 Douceur vanillée, a refined nude sand and 522 Pétale bougainvilliers, a zesty bougainvillea pink.

You can find the new Lancome Summer Bliss collection at

essie launches the brand new Gel Couture range for 2016

essie Gel Couture 290 Sit Me In The Front Row

If you’re a big fan of essie nail polish, then you’re going to love this exciting bit of nail news! essie are officially launching their new Gel Couture collection next month, and not only the formula but also the classic bottle have been given a bit of a modern twist – even the brushes are twisted!

The new Gel Couture collection contains 25 fabulous shades in a range of neutrals, brights and darks, and each polish is specially formulated to give you extra long-lasting colour and gel-like glossy shine. You don’t even have to use a base coat – simply apply two coats of the polish and follow up with the Gel Couture top coat for shatter-proof shine that could last up to 14 days!

The essie Gel Couture polishes cost £9.99 each, and will be available in Superdrug, Boots and Debenhams on 1st June.

Check out some of the fab shades below…


essie Gel Couture neutrals


L-R: Sew Me, Fairy Tailor, Make The Cut, Stitch By Stitch


essie pastels


L-R: Sew Me, Touch Up, Twill Seeker, Take Me To Thread, Looks To Thrill, Style In Excess


essie brights

L-R: Sit Me In The Front Row, On The List, The It Factor, Signature Smile, Model Citizen, Rock the Runway


essie deeps


L-R: Surrounded By Studs, Models Clicks, Drop The Gown, Hang Up The Heels, Bubbles Only, Spiked With Style

Tried and tested: The Precious Petals Beauty Box

Precious Petals Box

Here at Latest in Beauty, we absolutely love getting our hands on cult beauty products and giving them a thorough test run – and because we see so many, we know what works! The Precious Petals Beauty Box is a double whammy of expertise though, because Jane Cunningham (aka British Beauty Blogger) only picks the best products from some of her most trusted brands to feature in her boxes with us, so we couldn’t wait to get our hands on this pretty box! Here are the team’s favourite picks from the box…

Erborian CC Cream

Erborian CC Creme

“Forget foundation! This is my ultimate hero product without a shadow of a doubt. After my first use, I instantly fell in love with it and now I can’t go a day without it! It’s ideal for everyday use, and makes your skin look luminous and naturally radiant all day long.”

Cassie, Junior Account Manager

L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream

L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream

“An absolute essential – I NEVER leave the house without a L’Occitane hand cream in my bag! Fast absorbing, rich in texture and super hydrating, this little gem has the most amazing scent of Cherry Blossom that’s guaranteed to get you in the mood for summer.”

Sophie, Business Development and Community Manager

L'Occitane Almond Oil

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil

“I love a hot shower but I find the heat can sometimes make my skin feel tight and dry. The Almond Shower Oil is amazing because it protects my skin from drying out and makes it super soft and silky. Plus it smells delicious!”

Terri, Digital Marketing Executive

Melvita Rose Floral Water

Melvita Damask Rose Floral Water

“When the weather heats up this is my go-to. I always keep one in my handbag and if I ever get in a fluster, a quick spritz not only gives my skin a refreshing boost but keeps me feeling calm and centered. This is an absolute essential if you ever have to take the tube or are on the move – trust me!”

Fiona, Head of Ecommerce

L'Occitane Divine Cream

L’Occitane Divine Cream

“This little beauty is a must-have in my morning routine. The luxurious smooth cream melts amazingly into my skin, it leaves my skin feeling nourished but doesn’t leave any shine or residue, and has a fresh and light floral smell. What more could you ask for?”

Christina, Business Development Manager

Melvita L'Or Bio

Melvita L’Or Bio

“With summer sun fast approaching, multi-purpose products make for a travel-friendly washbag! This oil smells amazing and comes packed with a combination of 100% natural skin-loving oils. I like to apply after showering for soft, smooth, glowing skin – especially the legs! The spray pump also makes it really easy to apply.”

Charlotte, Business Development and Product Manager

Erborian Camelia Essence

Erborian Camellia Essence

“I was so excited to try the Erborian Camellia Essence as I’ve heard so much about this Korean-inspired skincare trend. The lightweight formula is packed full of powerful ingredient and is the perfect antidote for a tired complexion – I massage into cleansed skin in the evening and wake up with a glow!”

Harriet, Account Manager


Pick up your Precious Petals Beauty Box for just £20!

5 perfumes that are perfect for warm weather

The sunshine is finally here, and like the smell of suncream, cocktails and freshly-cut grass, there’s nothing quite like a beautiful perfume to instantly get you in the mood for Summer. We’ve picked out some of our favourite perfumes that are perfect for warm weather – whether they’re full-on holiday scents or just something a little lighter and fresher for Spring, we promise that one spritz of these babies will have you feeling those sunny vibes…

Marc Jacobs Cucumber Splash

Marc Jacobs Cucumber Splash Eau de Toilette

Marc Jacobs first released their super-light Splash collection ten years ago in 2006, and this refreshing number made its way onto the scene in 2007. Now Cucumber Splash is back for 2016, and it’s as gorgeous as ever, with crisp notes of fresh cucumber, lotus leaf and cactus flower.

Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent

This classic Summer scent from Estee Lauder is released this time every year, and we fall in love with it a little more each time! If you’re looking for a sexy, grown-up warm weather perfume, then you need to try this – with notes including coconut, vanilla, jasmine and bergamot, Bronze Goddess smells like a chic beach holiday in a bottle.

Eau de Jardins

Clarins Eau de Jardins

If you prefer your Summer perfumes to smell more like an English country garden than a Hawaiian beach, then this beautifully delicate fragrance from Clarins is one of our top picks for warm weather florals. Its fresh and sparkling citrus notes combine with a heart of wild rose and mint to create a perfume that smells like stepping into a sunny garden. Try it!

4711 Nouveau Cologne

No 4711 Nouveau Cologne

This refreshing, unisex scent is a lighter twist on the original and iconic No 4711 Eau de Cologne, and blends fresh lychee, blackcurrant and yuzu fruit notes with a warm tonka bean, peony and sandalwood base. It’s a beautifully light fragrance that’s ideal for spritzing liberally on hot days – and the price means you won’t break the bank doing it.

Jo Malone Nashi Blossom

Jo Malone Nashi Blossom

Jo Malone’s latest new cologne couldn’t be timed any better – this sharp, fun floral is an ideal fragrance to wear during the tricky transition from cool Spring to hot Summer. As well as pretty nashi blossom, this limited edition scent combines citrusy lemon top notes with a white musk base for a fresh yet long-lasting hit of florals.

5 Met Gala beauty looks you can get on a budget

When it comes to red carpet events, there’s beauty – and then there’s Met Gala beauty. The annual Met Gala is always a great opportunity for our fave celebs to really push the boat out when it comes to their hair and beauty looks, and this year’s event (with a tongue-twisting theme of ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’)  was no exception! From the truly wacky to the subtly statement, the red carpet was full of beauty looks that we can’t wait to try out – if only for fun! Here’s how you can get the look on a budget…

Kristen Stewart Met Gala Beauty 2016

Image by Larry Busacca/Getty

Kristen Stewart’s silver eyes

Thanks to the ‘man versus machine’ theme of this year’s Met Gala, there was a LOT of metallic on the red carpet – and Kristen Stewart rose to the occasion beautifully with a graphic silver eye. We love the statement shape, which packs a punch but still looks feminine.

MUR Foil

Get the look: Makeup Revolution Awesome Metals Eye Foils in Pure Platinum, £4

Katy Perry Met Gala Beauty

Image by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Katy Perry’s blue lashes

Katy got a lot of flack on social media for her out-there look, but there’s no denying that it makes a statement! Coloured lashes are also one of this summer’s hottest trends, so she scores extra points for that  – maybe just leave out the dark lip and bleached eyebrows when you’re trying this at home.

IsaDora Ocean Blue

Get the look: IsaDora Waterproof Mascara Extreme Volume in Ocean Blue, £13.95

Taylor Swift Met Gala

Image by Larry Busacca/Getty

Taylor Swift’s vampy lips

This year saw a lot of deep, dark and generally bold lips, but we think Taylor pulled it off better than most – not least because we’re used to seeing this pop princess in her signature red! Combined with her new platinum locks, this deep blackberry colour really made a statement.

NYX Full Throttle Lipstick

Get the look: NYX Full Throttle lipstick in Loaded, £5.50

Beyonce Met Gala

Image by Getty

Beyonce’s winged shadow

After the release of her latest album Lemonade, all eyes were on Queen B for this event, so it’s no surprise that she went for a fierce beauty look. Smokey eyes and nude lips are a classic, but we love the more graphic twist on dark shadow and the deep jade colour, which is more flattering than black. Slay Bey, slay.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 19

Get the look: KIKO Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in Anthracite, £6.90

Poppy Delevingne Met Gala

Image by Getty

Poppy Delevingne’s glossy locks

Poppy may have achieved her high-glamour look with the help of some platinum extensions, but there’s no denying that super-straight, glossy hair paired with a deep lip is a chic take on red carpet glamour. Try it at your next Summer event!

Toni and Guy Serum

Get the look: Toni&Guy Glamour Serum Drops, £4.99

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