For 2016, Clarins is predicting it will be all about "dat glow." Yes, strobing will continue to be around and everyone will be illuminated with a variety of "lit from within" products for eyes, cheeks and skin.
Pur Minerals has a couple of interesting contributions to the glowy trend. The first is a trio of sheer blush sticks called the Chateau Cheek Stains. These limited edition blush sticks will come in three shades and feature a brush end that helps blend in the gel-like product for a natural look.
|Swatches of the Pur Minerals Chateau Cheek Stains|
On top of that, Pur Minerals is also launching a crazy gorgeous set of strobing palettes. These silky cream-to-powder trios give off just the most stunning shimmer that is both incredibly illuminating and yet still subtle. I tried to capture the beauty of these highlights with my camera, but failed utterly.
|So in love with dat glow! Swatches of the Pur Minerals LE Strobing palette|
While makeup was all about etherealness, on the skincare front, it was all about harnessing the powers of nature. Nuxe had several new offerings with the first coming out in January. The Reve de Miel Face Cleansing and Makeup Removing Gel, is a plant based cleanser containing honey and sunflower oils that will gently dissolve dirt, makeup and impurities.
Nuxe also is releasing in spring a special limited edition version of their famous Huile Prodigeuse oil. This multi-purpose oil (which I've reviewed before here) can be used on your face, body and hair. It smells divine and is one of those rare dry oils that doesn't leave you feeling greasy! Must have.
Nuxe's sister brand, Bio Beaute, will be releasing a new body care line that uses the powers of Corsican citron extract to brighten and refresh. The line includes an exfoliating gel, moisutiring oil and deodorant.
On the men's side, there were some really awesome releases as well, mainly in the fragrance department. I got to try several of the new men's fragrances and all were absolutely delectable. Each fragrance featured a complex blend of masculines notes such as woods and spices, paired with herbal notes and citrus highlights. My favourite was definitely the Montblanc Legend Spirit Eau de Toilette with its notes of grapefruit, cardamom and oak moss.
Looking at everything at the event, I am super excited for 2016 and cannot wait to get my hands on that strobing palette! Was there anything here that you have your eye on?