Beauty News…Sarah Jane Lanagan

In her second post for the styleisle blog, beauty expert Sarah Jane Lanagan from  Pretty Easy, brings you lovely readers the latest beauty news!

Spring has well and truly arrived, bringing with it some heartwarming sun shine and a whole host of news from the world of fashion and beauty – so to keep you up to date on all the latest in goings on, here is a little round up of what’s hot on the beauty block… Celebrate their 15th Anniversary in Style


2011 marks the 15th anniversary of fashion’s leading online portal which incredibly, predates Google UK and MSN! The website revolutionized the way the style world has worked since then, and makes it their business to bring up to the minute news coverage from runway shows and the latest trends in beauty as well as fashion. Condé Nast, the publishing house who own Vogue worldwide and GQ also set up Net-a-Porter and Show Studio 11 years ago with the help of the team. 

To celebrate the milestone of 15 years, some of the world’s leading cosmetic houses and designers including Estee Lauder, Dior and Illamasqua have created bespoke anniversary make-up looks. I especially love MAC’s contribution by their senior make-up artist, Pablo Rodriguez and the special birthday card “You’re the Bomb” by designer Henry Holland.  You can check out all the make-up looks by artists like Ruby Hammer and Bobbi Brown on 

Get Lippy for Charity


The Prince’s Trust have teamed up with one of Britain’s finest make-up artists Karen Alder to create a vibrant, lustrous red lipstick for the charity, simply entitled “Trust”. With celebrities already on board such a KT Tunstel, Holly Valance and Kara Tointon to help promote the campaign, you can do your bit by going to the QVC website and purchasing the lippy for just £8 throughout April. Learn more about how the Prince’s Trust helps to change young lives on their website. Go on – you know you want to!

 First Non-Airbrushed Advertising Campaign

Make Up Forever have just unveiled a new advertising campaign for their High Definition collection; but what makes this truly newsworthy is that the campaign marks the first ever non airbrushed set of pictures to be released by a cosmetics house. With these images, Make Up Forever have cleverly both showcased the quality of their products whilst also re-igniting the debate as to whether there really is a need for so much photo retouching in advertising. The Huffington Post ran a poll amongst their readers, with a staggering 77% believing that this campaign is a step in the right direction saying that they would prefer to see more beauty companies follow in Make Up Forever’s footsteps.    

 Chanel Make-Up Confidential Website Launch

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the Chanel make-up studio then you’re in luck because they’ve just launched a sleek new website called Make-up Confidential! Dedicated to bringing up to date Chanel beauty news; the website features an innovative stop motion animation, this seasons products, previous best sellers, clips of the latest runway shows and tips on how to recreate their iconic looks. For make-up geeks (like me…) there’s also a lovely little video highlighting the career of their Creative Director, Peter Philips who has been changing the face of Chanel since 2008.

By Sarah Lanagan

Pretty Easy Blog


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