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Weekly beauty agenda: new summer products

Check out our agenda for upcoming product launches this month.

Beauty launches

Burberry's first beauty range will ship from Nordstrom July 31. It includes eye shadows and definers, mascaras, lip covers, glows, and definers, powders, foundation, and brushes and can be pre-ordered online.

Urban Decay will launch a new eye palette called Naked July 8. The 12 hues are designed to create an eye make-up in trendy nude colors.

MAC has a new line of lipsticks and glosses in vibrant colors that can go from summer to fall, called Digi-Pops: Lip Server Collection, which becomes available July 15.

Nars Cosmetics' famous Orgasm blush has inspired a new range of lip glosses, which will become available July 24 in five different colors. Retailing for $24 each at Sephora, the glosses will exactly match the Orgasm blush and four more bestselling hues, which can also be used as eye shadows.

Chanel's Rouge Coco lipstick range for fall still feels quite summery (a lipstick resort collection?), including peaches, pinks, and corals. Its khaki eyeshadows, equally launching in July, will look great with those. Prices start at $30.

Bobbi Brown will launch her new Denim & Rose collection, which translates into blues for the eyes, and pinks for the lips. The 1980s are here to stay. Prices from $20 to $60.

Fragrance launches

Singer Avril Lavigne is releasing Forbidden Rose in July, featuring notes of red apple, winepeach, black pepper, lotusflower, heliotrope, shellflower, praline agreement, sandalwood, and vanilla (but no rose). Prices start at €17.

Other celebrity fragrances scheduled to launch in July include Mary J. Blige's (My Life, in collaboration with Carol's Daughter), Mariah Carey's new trio of perfumes, Ribbon, Honey, and Mine Again (all part of the Lollipop Bling line, selling at $35 each), Kylie Minogue's new Pink Sparkle (inspired by pink champagne), and Bruce Willis's first signature perfumes.

Paco Rabanne will launch a flanker to his bestselling 1 Million fragrance, called Lady Million. The new scent will be both floral and woody, featuring notes of bitter orange, raspberry, neroli, jasmine, gardenia, patchouli, and amber.

Thierry Mugler, the maker of the iconic Angel and Alien perfumes, will introduce Womanity in July, a scent that the New York Times described as "a commingling of figs and caviar, a sweet-salty combination as treacly as a chocolate-covered pretzel." Prices range from $58 to $98.

Cosmoprof North America
July 18-20
Las Vegas, US

Organized by product categories, there are four pavilions that cover the entire spectrum of the beauty industry, ranging from cosmetics and personal care to packaging, and from spa and wellness to hair, nails and beauty tools.