The hottest new and must have beauty products for the holidays



If you want to give him a special birthday, graduation or wedding day gift or maybe just surprise him,  then look no further than Chanel’s Allure Home Sport. It’s a timeless and profoundly modern fragrance with the freshness of cologne. There’s an explosion of citrus plus spicy notes to bring intensity and vigour to the fragrance. It’s vibrant and intense  with the cedar and amber notes with white musk adding a final sensual touch. You’ll love it as much as he does.


Estee Lauder has some fabulous new products just made for  holidays. Perfect.Set.Refresh is an on the go companion to make-up. It gives skin an instant boost and refreshes makeup throughout the day. Double Wear Nude Cushion stick is a lightweight liquid formula that gives a second skin effect. Perfect for travelling the unique delivery system polishes the skin and is great for either full face application or touch-ups. And for that holiday glow Lauder’s genuine glow collection helps to give you smoother glowing.


Benefit has some great new products for eyes including the hottest launch of all Firm It Up, specially for when gravity gets you down. It’s  an eye serum to help tighten and brighten the delicate skin around the eyes and we love it. There’s great news for lovers of their Roller Lash Black Mascara – its now available in brown! And if  you are lavishing love on those eyes  pick up a few items from their new eye collection. We love KA Brow, a coloured cream bronzing gel for brows, Ready Set Brows a 24 hour invisible and shaping brown gel and High Brow Pencil – a creamy pencil for highlighting under the arches. Made for holidays is Dream Screen, sunscreen for the face and the Hoola Collection Body Bronzer and my  favourite the Dew The Hoola for a glowing face when there’s no time to leave the office.


Those lovely people at Clarins have a year round sun collection that’s always having new things added. There’s a new Sun Care Milk for children 100% Mineral Screen UVB/UVA 50, a must for family holidays and a Sun Wrinkle Control Cream in a choice of 50,30 and 15  UVB/UVA.  Whilst if you prefer to fake it the dream cream  is Delicious Self Tanning Cream for face and body with the ultimate product being  Instant Smooth  Self Tanning a face protector and self tanner in one, great to use all year round.


Visit the Sisley Counter in Harvey Nichols before you jet off you’ll be glad you did.

Neat to pack is their waterproof Phyto-Twist Eye Stick with 12 colours  just made for the beach – my tip for stunning dawn to dusk eyes is Copper. If you haven’t tried it then their Super Soins Facial Suncare  30 SPF has a cutting edge formula giving great protection against the sun and the effects of phyto-ageing.  There are 4 shades to choose from or you can plump for one without any colour.


Although we associate Smashbox with colour cosmetics – do try their Liquid Halo SPF 15 and Bronze Lights Bronzing Powder.  They also have a great product to make  your makeup stay in place. Ideal for weddings, the races or summer parties Photo Finish is a Primer Water that’s oil, alcohol and silicone free.The makeup artist’s best kept secret it revitalises and hydrates the compl


Urban Decay’s Vice Collection has, wait for it,100 shades. There are bold brights, seductive darks and more natural shades. The collection has six different textures of lipstick to choose from Cream, Metalized, Sheer Shimmer, Shimmer, Comfort Matte and Mega Matte and to harmonise there are 50 shades of lip pencils.


The lovely Leighton Denny has created a wardrobe of tanning options – the two shades in his clever collection Sun Believable work perfectly with any skin tone to leave you looking healthy, flawless and sun kissed. It dries and develops in super quick time too.  For added shimmer check out the Sun Believable Bronzing Shimmer for a real glam look. Available from LD-boutique.com. Whilst  your there look in at his amazing coloured nail polishes for the summer.


If you remember those funny brightly colour dolls called Trolls then you will appreciate the care MAC have taken in creating their rainbow coloured Trolls collection that sits well with those lovely summer prints and is just made for hot summer nights round the pool. Whilst at the counter check out the  Brant Brothers Collection. The guys, top of the tree of New York Society and the fashion scene have teamed up with MAC to create a collection for face, brows, eyes and lips. We love the Pro Sculpting Cream for a really professional look.














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