As the last of the summer sun begins to fade so does the tan and makeup hues of summer – it’s time for a new look and a new face!
This Autumn the look is all about neutrals on the eyes and striking berry tones, modern purples and washes of bronze on the lips.
It’s all about keeping the face neutral in order to focus on the lips. Apply a serum first to make a base for your foundation. Use a concealer to take away any dark circles, we love Bobbi Brown’s Intensive Skin Serum Concealer and Clinique’s All About Eyes Concealer for light but maximum coverage.
Build your foundation then and define your bone structure by contouring beneath the cheekbones and into the eye socket. Dust the cheeks with a blusher and emphasise the eyebrows with a pencil before applying lashings of black mascara.
Finally apply your lipstick. To prevent bleeding line the lips before applying your colour, then blot and apply a second coat.
BEAUTY BULLETIN – THE HOTTEST NEW PRODUCTS TO REACH THE BEAUTY COUNTERS.
The makeup counters are laden with goodies for helping you look your best this season. There’s lots of new products plus additions to our favourite ranges.
Bobbi Brown’s Griege Collection has a range of her favourite neutral shades to deliver the classic chic look. These are complimented by some intense dramatic shades. The collection includes an intense pigment eyeliner, a must for the party season, that comes in a portable compact. For the lips we love Crimson and Old Hollywood two new get noticed colours with 2 new exciting shades in the nail polish range.
You have to try it to see just how amazing it is. Estee Lauder’s New Dimension Shape and Fill Expert Serum must be the discovery of the decade. It smooths, plumps and refines the skin with amazing results. Even more amazing is Tighten and Tone a liquid tape provides results that have to be seen to be believed removing lines and wrinkles from the eye area in a matter of moments.
Those lovely people at Clarins have a whole new range of colour cosmetics to enhance our autumn looks. Joli Rouge has been revamped with a moisture enriched formula and comes in a new spectrum of colours whilst their lipliner pencil comes in a unique collection of four, designed to complement any shade.
The new autumn makeup collection includes a 5 colour eyeshadow palette and two new smouldering shades in Ombre Matte,cream to powder eye shadow, plus a liner, brow pencil and lipstick to compliment the collection.
A Touch of Italy
If you love La Perla’s Italian lingerie then odds are you will love their fragrances especially the new one La Perla J’Aime. It’s has the freshness of bergamot blended with a passionate heart of Egyptian Jasmine and other tender flowers and sensual fragrances in its base notes of musk and golden amber. Like most things Italian it’s a passionate fragrance. A must for the Christmas Wish List.
Fresh and Hydrated
In preparation for those late party nights now’s time to invest in Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Awakening Eye Balm that tackles swollen lids and the takes away tired puffy look. Another skin saviour from Vichy is Dermablend, a range of products that covers both minor and severe skin concerns and has now added two new shades in its foundation collection
A Model Fragrance
From Marks and Spencers there’s a brand new scent for the autumn from Rosie Huntington-Whitely with the launch of her second fragrance for Autograph, Nuit eau de Parfum. It’s a bold fragrance from the Chypre family in a lovely bottle that will make the ideal gift
THE VICTORIA QUARTERS BEAUTY BOUTIQUES
Moulton Brown have just launched four new fragrances to join the Eau de Toilette Collection. Composed of the rarest ingredients from across the globe and building on their much loved body collections: Heavenly Gingerlilly, Ylang-Ylang, Bushukan and Orange and Bergamot you will be lost for choice.
At Liz Earle its not too early to start thinking about having smooth soft hands to compliment those glitzy polishes for those party nights. Their new hand repair collection comprises of two new sensorial scents, Lavender and Basil and Rosemary and Rock Rose, alongside Liz Earle’s signature Orange Flower scent. Skin is instantly soothed and replenished and nails and cuticles nourished by this magic formula that’s not greasy and sinks in easily.
And Finally do visit Jo Malone and experience the new Mimosa and Cardamon Fragrance. This heady traditional floriental is infused with sensuality from the mimosa. It’s a warm, ethereal and mesmerising fragrance and I guarantee you will fall under its spell. But don’t take my word call into the fragrance boutique and try it for yourself.