Heads up, sensitive types: if you've ever suffered from irritated eyes, your on-trend talons just might be the culprit. Dermatologists have long reckoned that our nail polish could be triggering allergies and irritating skin and eyes. No surprise really when you think about what's in the stuff, and factor in how often we touch our peepers - an average of 200 times a day, apparently!
These shades will be limited edition for SS13
Enter Clinique's new line, A Different Nail Enamel For Sensitive Skin. Six years in development, the 12-strong range has been created especially for those with, you guessed it, sensitive skin and eyes.
The brights from the permanent line
The formula, billed as 5-free, has been designed with skin and eye experts so that it won't trigger allergies, but there's no compromise on quality, either. Promises include a quick-dry, high-shine finish and up to seven days chip free wear. I've been given a couple for swatching and testing purposes and will report back soon. €16's the damage and it lands at the end of April.
And launching at the same time will be Clinique's take on the CC cream. The L'Oreal version didn't blow me away but this strikes me as a more attractive offering. For starters, the formula promises to colour correct any complexion concern, from redness to sallow skin. It also targets hydration and radiance - two of my bugbears - and the SPF of 30 is another plus point.
It will be around the €36 mark if memory serves me right (and if it doesn't, I'll update this post soon!) and available in 6 oil-and-fragrance free shades - which start at Very Light. Watch this space for a full review.
The darks from the permanent line - that middle shade, Black Honey, has got to be mine!
What are we thinking so far?