Beauty Products For Your Wish List


Although your mind will be spinning with what to buy who and how many mince pies you are likely to need, it’s time to put time aside and think about what you need to buy  to take you through those glamorous parties that are looming.  So put aside a couple of hours to shop around for some new cosmetics that will go the party pace and products that can really enhance your appearance. Just in case you need some ideas here are some of the newest launches that you will find on the beauty counters. We’ve also popped in some things that you may like to ad to your Santa wish list.

Magic and mayhem and fabulous fantasy abound at the Jo Malone fragrance boutique in the Victoria Quarter. The new Orange Bitters Collection is a great winter cocktail of fragrance with dashes of citrus brightness and a burst of fresh mandarin plus bursts of all other kinds of goodies giving it a sensual base. There’s also the Pomegranate Noir Collection, Mimosa and Cardamon Collection and so many gift ideas from Christmas crackers, ornaments, candles, bathtime and soap collections you can solve your gift ideas in one visit!

Whilst in the Victoria Quarter pop into Space NK there’s everything you need to look stunning over the Christmas period. From Laura Mercier there’s the ultimate eye ink. It lasts 24 hours, doesn’t smudge and is so easy to use. This magic eye tool creates  a thick or thin line and its great for achieving the cat eye look.

Terry Rouge Expert Click Stick is made to pop into the smallest handbag and is a must have lip tool for the party season. Just one click and you have a great long lasting bold coloured lipstick that gives you an instant smile, In 24 colours  also available from Space NK.

Lips always take centre stage at Christmas and it’s sometimes hard to fine a long lasting light-weight colour that is comfortable to wear and gives a matt effect. Then look no further than the Chanel counter and their Rouge Allure Ink. It’s a must have buy for the party season.

To really give you a party glow  Mua Luxe’s Glow Beam Liquid Highlight Cushion is a miracle worker. It delivers a gold tinted shimmer from a cushion and also helps brighten a dull complexion and won’t break the bank to buy . It’s available from Superdrug.

Time Bomb Holiday in a Bottle  from Federici Brands is not a stain, self tanner or foundation but an oil free, paraban free liquid sunshine that transforms indoor complexions. The creamy fluids micro-pigments burst on touch and dispense a fresh just-been-to –beach colour. Great under party makeup or to give a dash of colour for times when you don’t want to wear makeup..  Available from timbebombco.com

The new Le Soin Aura Mirabilis skincare range from Roger & Gallet contains plants discovered by the monks over 300 years ago. The 18 official plants all contain healing, detoxifying and restorative benefits, so this is a skincare ritual for perfect skin. The range includes Legendary Cream, a hydrating cream, Double Extract Serum, Beauty Vinegar – a cleanser to help purify the skin and a detoxifying Extra Fine Cleansing Mask. All available from M&S in this exclusive formula range.

Sisley, available at Harvey Nichols, has introduced Tropical Resin Line, a relaxing skincare routine to eliminate excess sebum associated with skin imperfections. It is a real miracle worker and unclogs blocked pores, closes dilated ones and at the same time moisturises the skin. The range includes a Gentle Cleansing Gel, Mattifying Moisturising Skin Care Cream and an Intense Serum.

Smashbox have done it again with their Matt Liquid Lipstick and created a lipstick with enormous staying power, that is water resistant and doesn’t dry the lips.You’ll be lost for choice with the 20 different colours on offer.

With their superb new counter in John Lewis Tom Ford  is a must have stop on your wish list. Their waterproof foundation is long lasting and really does withstand heat, humidity and water. It also evens out the complexion and hides imperfections.If sparse brows are your problem then the Fibre Brow Gel is the answer. Use to fill in sparse brows and create a full natural brow look.



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