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From Summer to late Autumn two cult beauty brands make their presence felt in the UK. Both are underground heroes of the make up world,  from Japan comes Sukku which has been sold here but now is really expanded its range. It is the brand of choice for make up artists especially those with a strong link to films, including brand ambassador and Hollywood make up artist Morag Ross.  This means that Sukku goes on some of the most famous faces in the world of film and television.

Sukku, which is the  Japanese word meaning ‘posture with attitude’, is a luxury  beauty brand that focuses on radiant beauty and refined products. They talk of ‘taking inspiration from the Japanese cultural tradition of inner composure and serenity’ with the range includes make-up,  brushes and foundations.

They are also well known for their 3-minute legendary Ganken Massage, created initially for actresses who needed a serence face and make up that would last on set all day. The brand concept is  to create products that will enhance natural beauty and also help the skin to remain radiant and  graceful. The products are very wearable and the colour palettes are filled with neutral, everyday to bright tones. The general idea is to add and then build dependent on how much colour is wanted on the face. The products are long wearing, well pigmented, and beautifully packaged.  The brushed are well engineered and so are perfect for both professional and non professional make up lovers.

Key trends for A/W 16: Subtle, versatile tones and colours for everyday wear and to enhance natural beauty.  Particularly stunning are the hombre blush sets.

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Suqqo Pure Colour Blush – A delicate blush which gently compliments the complexion for a natural glow.

Suqqo Deep Nuance Eyes – This single eyeshadow has a creamy formula with intense colour and staying-power.

Suqqo Treatment Primer – A multifunctional primer delivering radiance, resilience and thirst-quenching hydration which balances skin’s radiance and adapts to all skin tones.

Suqqo Nail Colour R – Boasting high pigmentation, this polish is one delivering a vivid enhancement that lasts.

Suqqo Gel Eyeliner Pencil – This super-thin eye liner tip has a formula that melts seamlessly onto the skin, creating a smooth and delicate line.

Suqqo Extra Glow Lipstick – With natural hydrating oils, this lipstick offers great colouring as well as the benefits of a moisturising balm.

Suqqo Extra Rich Cream Foundation – The new extra rich ream foundation makes time your best friend. The foundation responds to your skin, revealing new notes of radiance as time passes.

Suqqo also have a Gankin Massage available which is cream that you apply using a special massaging technique. This product helps improve sagging around the eyes and cheeks by up to 40-50%, tightens the pores and increases the oxygen and blood flow.

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The other brand on those in the now is Kat Von D. Kat is best known for her work as a tattoo and make up artist with her own line of make up which will soon be launching in the UK , to the delight of many of her UK fans

The Kat Von D beauty line is a great brand with products designed for longevity, highly pigmented colour, and great finish.  A core belief being that all make up can be vegan, Kat Von D beauty is a brand striving for a future of cruelty-free, vegan beauty. Kat Von D has said that her brand will become 100% vegan in the very near future and hopes that other brands will follow. As for the makeup itself the products are heavy in pigment and reminiscent of her first love of tattooing, with packaging even having a gothic feel.  Kat Von D has recently  partnering up with Debenhams to release her makeup line to the UK.

Key trends: Dark, neutral shades with  pops of vivid colour.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft – These pigment rich lipsticks come in 39 colours and keep your lips feeling comfy and velvety soft.

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette – The fine powder is velvety to apply and also has a special brush available to achieve the best contour.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw – With 28 shades available, these lipsticks apply seamlessly like a gloss and set to a true matte finish with a great colour pay off.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita – With 28 shades available, these lipsticks apply seamlessly like a gloss and set to a true matte finish with a great colour pay off.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – The super fine precision tip is what makes this eye liner so special. Water and transfer resistant, this highly pigmented liner is great for newbies and experts alike.

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Bareminerals READY eyeshadow 4.0 – This palette provides exceptionally vivid and long-lasting colours in a smooth, easy to apply texture.  Bare minerals are mineral experts whose products are specifically designed for longevity, blend-ability, breathable wear and rich pigmentation.

 

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft – These pigment rich lipsticks come in 39 colours and keep your lips feeling comfy and velvety soft.

 

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette – The fine powder is velvety to apply and also has a special brush available to achieve the best contour.

 

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw – With 28 shades available, these lipsticks apply seamlessly like a gloss and set to a true matte finish with a great colour pay off.

 

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita – With 28 shades available, these lipsticks apply seamlessly like a gloss and set to a true matte finish with a great colour pay off.

 

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – The super fine precision tip is what makes this eye liner so special. Water and transfer resistant, this highly pigmented liner is great for newbies and experts alike.

 

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Bareminerals READY eyeshadow 4.0 – This palette provides exceptionally vivid and long-lasting colours in a smooth, easy to apply texture.  Bare minerals are mineral experts whose

Lancôme Grandiose Liner Brun Mirifique 02 – This innovative liquid eyeliner is the next step in liner application. With a pivot applicator, you are able to reach the base of your lashes from inner corner to the tip of your wing. For 80 years, Lancôme have been producing excellent beauty products and they are currently the worlds leading luxury brand.

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Pigment Infused Hi-Phase Lip Oil in Meli Melon 301 – This nourishing gloss delivers natural looking glossy lips and is full of almond oil, omega 3 and cranberry oil.Lancôme Grandiose Wide Angle Fan Effect Mascara – This mascara is designed to create perfectly bold, full and even lashes.

Bareminerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm in Nude Passion – Available in 8 shades, this balm is rich in oils, hydrating and nourishing while delivering a luscious colour.

Bareminerals Lash Domination Ink Liner in Intense Black – Versatile tapered tip for day-to-day drama definition.

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Other brand make up for the A/W 16 season are left to right:-

Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette in Light/Medium – An easy-to-use palette that works to create a harmonious and balanced look. Stila is a cult brand that has a great range of innovative products used worldwide by many professional make up artists.  Key trends: Smoky browns and nude shades with subtle pops of bright colours.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Make Up in 05 Shell Beige – The new Double-Wear cushion stick polishes and evens skintone for a healthy glow. This weightless and comfortable formula instantly hydrates delivering 8-hour wear. Estée Lauder is a brand that has an excellent skin care range and long history of high quality products that have great results.  Key trends: Subtle and natural colours to enhance natural features, and generally excellence across the product offering.

Pixi by Petra Mattelustre  another make up artist with a line to her name,  Mattelustre Lipstick in Plum Berry – Full coverage lipstick with a vivid colour and plumping effect. Pixi are skincare experts, who design makeup products for quick, on-the-go application. Key trends: Dramatic eyes products and bold lip colours.

Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Blushing Creme for Lips and Cheeks in Sweet Cheeks – This multifunctional product has an ultra light texture with an ultra natural glow.

Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara – Create the biggest, boldest and blackest lashes. One coat gives major length, volume, curl, lift and an intense black colour.

Pixi by Petra Flawless Beauty Primer – A hydrating primer which gives a radiant glow while maintaining your make up all day.

Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black Tulip – A long-wearing eye pencil that is smooth to apply and stays put throughout the day.

Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen Waterproof Eye Pencil in Sage Gold – A long-wearing eye pencil that is smooth to apply and stays put throughout the day.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Adore – A creamy matte, full-coverage lipstick offering intense moisture and a bold, long-lasting colour.

Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Eye Lighting Creme for Eyes and Face in 01 Gleam Glow – This air-light formula is designed to lighten quickly and effectively.

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The founder of Zelens, Dr. Marko Lens, has 20 years of research in skin ageing, clinical experience as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and a depth of knowledge of formulation chemistry, meaning that the Zelens products are innovative  and specifically designed with skin benefits at their core. He has a deep knowledge of skincare and anti-aging also he has the studied Japanese Kampo medicine, based on the powerful healing properties of botanicals  The brand uses no animal testing and no animal-derived ingredientss no parabens,  and  is committed to eco-responsibility.Key trends: Enhancing the natural, healthy glow of the face, and then adding bright, glossy colours on the lips.

Zelens Flirt Mascara – The ultimate treatment mascara. Designed to lengthen, volumes and separate lashes.

Zelens Active Concealer 1 – Inspired Zelens own triple-action Eye Cream, instantly helping to reduce dark circles, puffiness and fine lines.

Zelens Lip Glaze in Pink – These lip glazes are designed to moisturise and improve lip texture, volume and shape. Infused with antioxidants from Shiso aids in shielding from environmental assaults. Long-lasting, collagen-building lip treatment with superior shine. Moisturises and improves lip texture, volume and shape. 

Zelens Lip Glaze in Coral – These lip glazes are designed to moisturise and improve lip texture, volume and shape. Infused with antioxidants from Shiso aids in shielding from environmental assaults.

Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette 02 Rosewood – This 4-colour palette offers a range of complimentary neutral shades for a varying looks. Soft mineral textures in satin, matte and iridescent can help you achieve any desired look. Clarins is a classic high-end, trusty skincare line that has been creating quality skincare and beauty products since day-1.

Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette 01 Nude – This 4-colour palette offers a range of complimentary neutral shades for a varying looks. Soft mineral textures in satin, matte and iridescent can help you achieve any desired look.

Zelens Youth Glow Foundation in Cameo – This reviving foundation reduces the signs of ageing and fatigue while creating a smooth and even-toned complexion with a glowing finish.

Zelens The Blush in Blossom – This delicate and velvety powder highlights features will giving a visibly healthy and natural glow.

Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette 04 Oud – This 4-colour palette offers a range of complimentary neutral shades for a varying looks. Soft mineral textures in satin, matte and iridescent can help you achieve any desired look. Oud is a palette exclusive to Harrods and Selfridges.

Clarins Intense Volume and Colour Mascara 01 Intense Black – Intensifies and enhances lashes with extra care. Studies show that the prolonged usage of this mascara will increase lash volume of up to 17%.
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By Terry ‘Colour Fix’ Cream Eyeshadow in 6. Frozen Quartz  By Terry, is by Make up guru Terry de Gunzburg knwo for the invention of Touche Eclat. She opened her own beauty laboratory in 1998 and dedicated herself to distilling her virtually unrivalled expertise into a comprehensive range designed to enhance  natural beauty.   

Key trends: Great emphasis on bright, vivid colours on the eyes.

By Terry ‘Colour Fix’ Cream Eyeshadow in 4. Bronze Moon

By Terry ‘Colour Fix’ Cream Eyeshadow in 14. Blue Obsession

By Terry Eyeshadow Palette Basic Nude Wet-and-Dry Ultra-Stay

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Quagga

Illamasqua are a proudly creative brand who have, and always will be, cruelty free. Their products are highly colourful with a great packaging, for this who really want to  experimentation with makeup.  This si unsurprising as the brand was created by colour queen make up artist Alex Box.  

Key trends: Illamasqua have remained natural by making products that work for the “no makeup makeup” natural look, whilst also bringing out some fierce nail varnish colours like the ‘Quagga’ pictured above.

Illamasqua Mascquara in Gain

Illamasqua Brow Build

Zoeva Coral Spectrum Blush Palette

Zoeva have developed their brand greatly since 2008 – when they were founded – they went from just 10 basic make-up brushes, all the way up to 50 makeup tools and 100 colours for a full face routine. The brand have a great standard for their products and are all about creating products that boost women’s confidence and self esteem.  

Key trends: Zoeva’s motto is to try and women feel more confident by using their makeup, so they have kept their AW16 line filled with natural, neutral and nude tones to enhance natural features.

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Serge Lutens is a luxury fragrance and make-up brand that use the finest quality ingredients to create easy to apply, long wearing, pigmented products.  Serge is a multi-talented, internationally known, perfumer alongside having makeup collection.

He was initially  known for his art direction and photography for Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido in the 1980s.The packaging of his cosmetic line is a sleek, black lacquer that reflects the elegance and exclusivity, that he wants his niche market to see and feel.  It’s evident when you hold one of his lipstick or compacts, you know instantly this is “luxury” at its finest.  Its a small but comprehensive line, that Serge Luten feels, are the essential items to every womens makeup collection.

Key trends: Classy, elegant makeup that subtly intensifies the features and is easy to apply.

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Serge Lutens Encre Pour les Lèvres (water lip colour)

Serge Lutens Une Bonne Correction (concealer)

Serge Lutens Fard Khôl Liner (kohl eye liner)

Serge Lutens Mascara Definition Volume

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RMK are a unique brand that explore colour in great depth and create products that are simple to apply and have great finishing results. Another brand hailing from East Asia, where it is hugely popular.  They additionally have skincare make up and brushes and make up tools as part of the range. Key trends: RMK have added a mixture of sheer but bright colours to their collection, an emphasis being on blushing the cheeks and adding a natural colour gloss to the lips.

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RMK Classic Film Gloss 02

RMK Classic Film Gloss 01

RMK Classic Film Eyes 06

RMK Nail Varnish in ex-63

Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Blushing Creme for Lips and Cheeks

RMK Classic Film Cheeks

RMK Classic Film Eyes 01

RMK Nail Varnish in ex-61

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From left to right:

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick – ‘Bold Innocent’

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick – ‘Nude Reveal’

Lip-sculpting statement shades with high-intensity colour, sculpted to help create shaped lips with a moisture complex to moisturise through the day.

Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Blushing Creme – ‘Sweet Cheeks’

Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Blushing Creme - ‘Peachy Keen’

Sheer, colour. and light texture, for  a natural glow. can be used on lips and cheeks for a kiss of fresh colour.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Vinyl LipColor -’Shock’

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Vinyl LipColor – ‘Burn’

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Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid – 00 Fair

Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid – 01 Light

Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid – 02 Medium

Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid – 03 Dark

The everyday base,  SPF25 contains acerola seed to encourage skin oxygenation, meadowsweet extract to maintain the skin’s balance, and hyaluronic acid complex to provide all-day hydration. BB Fluid will correct and perfect imperfections as well as provide all day protection.

 

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Laura Mercier is another make up line made by a make up artist and also one that works wiht the Hollywood elite.  The collection includes makeup, skincare, Body & Bath, and Fragrance. As the personal makeup artist to celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, and Juliette Binoche, and as a contributor to cover designs and editorial shoots, Laura Mercier creates looks that are both flawless and accentuate one’s natural beauty.   The tinted moisturiser above is very popular amongst beauty lovers and has won many awards. Key trends: Embracing and perfecting your natural skin colour.

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20 – ‘Nude’

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage – ‘Camouflage Secret’

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Sleek Makeup has wide range of products that cater to all different skin tones,  and in fact were originally a make up company for dark skin tones primarily but now from from fair to dark skin. They follow the trends of beauty and create innovative products that are easy to use and apply.  Of course they carry colours across the whole range that work for every skin tone unlike some brands that have limits for dark black and asian skin. Key trends: Bold, vivid colours spread across eye palettes and lip products for all skin tones.

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Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette – ‘Dark’

Sleek CC Cream SPF 29 – ‘Dark’

Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream – ‘Shabby Chic’

Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream – ‘Rioja Red’

Sleek i-Divine Mineral Based Eyeshadow Palette – ‘Enchanted Forest’

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Poppy King failed to find her perfect lipstick in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia, she could have given up on lipstick altogether, but instead she took a rather different approach: she decided to create her own range of lipsticks At Lipstick Queen they believe that a lipstick is the most empowering form of make-up, so they have made it their mission to create lip products that are ideal for all.  Key trends: Creating innovative new lipsticks that hydrate and moisturise the lips.

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Lipstick Queen ‘Black Lace Rabbit’ Lipstick – A sheer black lipstick cream that has a sparkly gold element to it.

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Nailed is a line of high quality nail varnishes that are made for long-wear and lack of chipping. A fusion of fashion-forward nail shades and great wear technology.  We particularly liked these two colours layered. Key trends: Glossy, high quality varnishes in a range of different textures and colours both dark and light.

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Nailed Nail Polish – ‘Fruit Punch’ 031

Nailed Nail Polish – ‘ Fashionista’ 011

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Urban Decay, since the beginning, made it their mission to break the boundaries of beauty and allow beauty lovers to explore  makeup in newer, more colourful ways.  Started by Sandy Lerner, Wende Zomnir and David Soward,  who created Urban Decay because they wanted  purple or green nails, and just couldn’t find them anywhere, so they created the colours themselves. Look out for the new colours in the vice range.

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Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer /Highlighter/Blush Palette – ‘Native Flushed’

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – ‘Firebird’ Cream

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – ’714′ Mega Matte

32Serge Lutens Nail lacquer n°3 De Profundis, the newest nail colour and probably the most desirable purple nail varnish ever created!

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La Mer are a luxury  specialist  skin care company, with a make up line  of primarily skin products. The Miracle Broth is the tried and tested key ingredient at the heart of every La Mer product that is known to help achieve flawless skin.  A luxurious collection made up of  high-tech treatments with the power of gemstones to transform the complexion. Key trends: Perfecting the skin and face to create a flawless canvas to work with when applying make-up.

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La Mer The Powder – Translucent

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 – ‘Porcelain’

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 – ‘Neutral’

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 – ‘Tan’

La Mer The Concealer – ‘Very Light’

La Mer The Concealer – ‘Light’

Credits: 

Creative director : Jo Phillips @ David Artists

Assisted by the Cent beauty team, Brogan Anderson & Lucy Connolly

Photographer : Ian Dingle at August Management, assisted by Robyn Skead.

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