A new season is the perfect moment to refresh your beauty cabinet, upgrade your skincare routine and indulge in some new makeup treats. What do you fancy – game-changing cutting-edge skincare to ensure a radiant complexion over the chilly autumn/winter months? Or perhaps some on-trend make-up goodies, allowing you to perfect that sultry smoky eye and get a pretty new season pout? We asked some of the best in the business what they’ll be buying this season – welcome to the new season beauty edit…
A customer and beauty blogger favourite – The Pixi Glow Tonic is hailed as a skin saviour by hordes of Pixi devotees. Its hero ingredient is glycolic acid – a member of the AHA family which dissolves the bonds that bind dulling dead cells to skin’s surface and in turn, revealing the ‘new’ healthy skin cells beneath. A radiance boost for dull, dehydrated skin, SkinOwl Geranium Beauty Drops is an organic blend of unrefined argan and rose geranium oils replenishes much-needed moisture to leave your face beautifully dewy.
Use Laura Geller’s Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator to accentuate high points of the face and achieve a gorgeous natural-looking glow. For blotting on the go the Beauty Blender Blotterazzi is perfect for when you want to eliminate shine in an instant (without compromising your make up). We love Susanne Kaufmann Oil Bath for the Sense – it’s an all-natural product that delivers on results and looks beautiful on your bathroom shelves too.
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A creamy delight that thoroughly removes make-up (even the toughest of mascaras) and leaves skin feeling good, Aurelia’s Miracle Cleanser is 100% BioOrganic and ingredients are ethically sourced. Supremÿa Baume, new from Sisley is an exceptional treatment tailored to suit dry skin, it has a beautifully light texture and melts into skin, repairing, re-plumping and leaving skin totally nourished. Truly transformative, La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask is the ultimate care your skin craves. The combination of advanced nutrients and caviar extracts boost skins firmness and restores moisture.
From RMS Beauty, ‘Un’ Coverup is formulated with raw, food grade and organic ingredients. Erasing dark circles and illuminating skin, it’s perfect for those days skin is looking weary and in need of a little ‘lift’. With their signature Ocean Silk Technology, Sachajuan’s blue Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo (yes blue!) thickens and protects each strand giving tresses some much needed TLC.
Tokyo Cheek Cheats are little stencils makes it easy to shade and shape the cheeks. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t know where to put their blusher or who finds contouring a little confusing. The Barely Prep, Blot & Blend Sponge is a great way to upgrade your skincare, primer, foundation and concealer application. Soak the sponge in water, wring out, dot on product and use the sponge to ‘bounce’ it onto the skin.
The latest and (in our opinion) greatest hair oil; Isle of Roses hair oil is light, non-greasy and leaves hair shiny, swinging and smelling of roses. Spiezia’s Facial Cleanser has an absolutely amazing scent (eucalyptus, clove, clary sage), feels wonderful on the skin and is 100% organic. Massage on and remove with a hot cloth or leave on for an hour as a skin-transforming mask. Meet Helmies – there’ll be no more mucked-up manicures with these little protective caps that sit over your nails to keep polish looking perfect until it dries.
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Autumn is the perfect time to switch up your beauty routine to start to prep for winter. It all starts with a good exfoliation to remove any dry summer skin, then layering on products to start to prep the skin for colder climes. The new Dahliana 30 Second Rescue Peel is a great natural alternative to chemical peels – it’s organic and vegan, oh so effective, and quick! Expect smaller pores and a smoother, softer complexion. Follow this with BRAD Essential Elixir Hydrating Serum which is packed full of hyaluronic acid to hydrate the surface of the skin, while drawing moisture and active ingredients down to the lower layers.
It’s important to pay special attention to the eye area during the winter months, and Indie Lee’s Calendula Eye Balm is our fave as it uses Calendula which is a high powered antioxidant and anti-inflammatory to calm and protect the skin, coupled with mango seed to help reduce dark circles. Ensuring hydration from top to toe, The Body Deli’s Crème de la Rose is a raw beauty product packed full of superfoods which restores skin elasticity and start to protect the skin and give it the extra nourishment needed for the chillier months. Blended by hand and made in small batches, there’s a reason this has cult status!
Urban Decay’s Smoky Palette is the newest addition to the cult naked range with a dozen sultry, smoky neutrals. We predict it will become a true must-have product that will come into its own as we move into Autumn. The new collection from Tanya Burr has been a great success since its launch – our customers love brow products so we predict that the Perfect Brow Palette will be incredibly popular. Guerlain’s KissKiss Roselip Lip Balm is the perfect product to help transition your make-up from summer to Autumn. We’re coveting ‘Pink Me Up’.
From Murad, the Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ is a unique multi-benefit serum instantly blurs skin imperfections whilst protecting the skin with invisible SPF technology. It’s the perfect product for an Indian Summer. Collistar is Italy’s best-selling pharmacy brand and the Talasso Scrub is wonderfully luxurious, containing a blend of 90 marine salts leaving skin silky smooth. It’s perfect for getting post summer skin into shape.