The Debenhams SS15 Beauty & Fashion Edit

I was so excited and honoured to be the official blogger of the night at the Debenhams SS15 event yesterday evening!!


As Debenhams is such a huge department store, my duty was to cover everything from fashion & accessories to makeup & skincare. Prior to the event, I had a sneak peek at some of the new product releases and teased them out on social media over the course of the day. The Cosmetics & Fragrance Hall has always been an influential part of Debenhams’ success over the years and the new releases for Spring/Summer 2015, like every other year, scream exclusivity – an element that Debenhams prides itself in.

One product I’m really excited about is this new Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation, exclusive to Debenhams.


Skin Base Foundation by Illamasqua is a brand new refined formula unlike anything on the market. It’s Easily blendable, effortlessly creates a perfect complexion according to reviews and similar to the entire Illamasqua foundation range, it’s undetectable in a professional HD environment. It’s suitable for most skin types and it smooths, softens and conditions thanks to skin boosting Vitamin C and E. This foundation also provides the ultimate skin realism effect with a whopping 26 shades to choose from. You can buy it exclusively online at Debenhams here:

Another product on my wishlist is the Illamasqua Hydra Veil!! If you’re like me and you suffer from dry skin then you’ll LOVE this!! Part hydrator, part primer, Hydra Veil instantly hydrates and smooths skin through a self-levelling, clear gel. Microalgae, Vitamin C and B3 work together to help maintain the skins hydration levels, creating a healthy looking, balanced finish. Plant extracts also provide a calming and refreshing feeling, leaving the skin fully prepped to apply your chosen foundation.


I’ve heard absolutely amazing things about it and I’m dying to get my hands on it!! Although it hasn’t officially launched yet in store, it is available from Debenhams online exclusively for €32 here:

This is technically the opposite to the Hydra Veil in that it’s perfect for oily skin types rather than dry! The Illamasqua Matte Veil is an oil control primer that preps the skin to create a perfect matte base for make-up application. It’s mattifying cream-gel formula absorbs excess oil whilst retaining the skin’s natural moisture levels, providing a silky, soft finish. Enhancing make-up longevity, Matte Veil also controls shine throughout the day and into the evening, keeping skin feeling healthy and balanced.


It hasn’t launched in Debenhams stores just yet, however in the meantime you can purchase it online for €32.50 here:

Another exciting release… The Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner & Angled Brush duo!! 


This liner has the same fluidity of a liquid liner in the ease of a gel and create’s a smooth, rich black line! The added bonus is it’s water resistant and extremely long lasting. 😋 The creamy texture also allows for easy and sharp application but it can also be used as a base for smokey eyes. 

Get the Precision Gel Liner here for €21:

Get the Angled Brush here for €23.10:

I also cannot wait to get my hands on this brand new Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel at Debenhams! I’m obsessed with brow products and I’ve heard that this one doesn’t disappoint!! It’s recommended to use the Angled & Fine Liner Brush when applying the the Precision Brow Gel.


This creamy, water-resistant formulation comes in a range of wearable, versatile shades that suit multiple skin tones and hair colours. The soft texture and long lasting properties ensure no smudging throughout the day too!!

One of my all-time favourite cosmetics brands, Too Faced Cosmetics launched their new SS15 collection which will be exclusive to the Debenhams website only! 

How amazing is this Natural Matte palette?


The Sugar Pop Palette is equally as amazing too!!


And how cool are these?? #‎TFNOFILTER‬ Selfie Powders!!  These are Light Filtering Photo-Enhancing Powders designed specifically so you don’t have to use the filters on instagram!!


The new Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash also just landed in Debenhams!! It’s a super-curling & lifting mascara with a unique ‘hook & roll’ wand that grabs and separates virtually every hair!! The instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours too!! 


I am SUPER excited about this new product which just launched at Debenhams!! The CARGO Cosmetics Matte Top Coat will completely revitalise your lipstick collection and can transform ANY lipstick into a matte finish instantly! The days of stocking up on multiple finishes of your favourite lip colour are over because even the glossiest of lipsticks will be revamped instantly in one simple sweep.


To create a matte lip, apply your chosen lip colour. Blot gently with tissue to ensure lipstick is locked in place and then apply the Matte Top Coat. For longer lasting colour and staying power, it’s recommended to line your lips with the Swimmables Lip Liner and shade in before applying lip colour.


Swimmables Lip Liners have a rich & creamy texture and glide on smoothly without pulling or dragging to define, line and fill the lips, locking colour in place for hours. This water-resistant and smudge-proof formula transfers highly-pigmented colour that won’t budge and they are available in four versatile shades!

Get the Matte Top Coat here for €15:

Get the Swimmables Lip Liners here:

Also released for SS15 is the brand-new CARGO Cosmetics HD Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation. It offers a flawless finish without appearing cakey on the skin. Created for high-definition filming, this oil-free liquid foundation has been designed to make skin look airbrushed while being completely invisible under the scrutiny of high-definition cameras. The innovative formulation ensures picture perfect skin, diminishing imperfections and fine lines instantly.


The new HD Picture Perfect Concealer is also a favourite among make-up artists! This long-lasting formula is water-resistant, weather-proof and infused with skin softening properties to fight wrinkles while brightening the under-eye area. Buildable and blendable, this innovative concealer will hide any imperfections with ease thanks to the light diffusing pigments for picture perfect results. What’s unique about this concealer is that it contains something called Visilox, a state of the art cosmetic alternative to Botox featuring a liposomal complex of Carnosine and antioxidants Silymarin and Vitamin E to visibly plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. 


Get the HD Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation here for €29:

Get the HD Picture Perfect Concealer here for €21:

I’ve been DYING to show you all this amazing new and innovative product from Vita Liberata. The new Self-Tanning Bronzing Trystals!! It’s the first of its kind and I know you’re probably thinking why would I want to put bronzer all over my face and let it develop as a tan… But you have to look at the bigger picture! You can strategically use this as your contour colour and let it gradually develop to create a natural sunkissed look without having to constantly reapply product!! Available exclusively now at Debenhams stores nationwide!


Burt’s Bees is another one of my favourite skincare brands and the new intense hydration releases exclusive to Debenhams look absolutely amazing!


Having covered all my top beauty picks for Spring/Summer 2015 at Debenhams, here are a few of my favourite pieces from the fashion department!

Designer Henry Holland’s new SS15 collection really did it for me! I loved the quirkiness and edge and his use of print.


I also loved the sleek, classiness of the faith SS15 accessories collection contrasted by heavy monochromatic & metallic influences.


So there you have it.. all my top fashion & beauty picks at the Debenhams Spring/Summer 2015 event, which I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this year. Peaches x