OK, it might not actually feel like it, but autumn is definitely here! Time to take care of your skin and hair with the new products in the market and salon treatments. In the make-up field, look out for colours that suit the season to enhance your looks.
Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette. Highly concentrated in mineral pigments, these shadows colour the lids from the first sweep. Nude, rosewood and brown come in matte, satin and pearlescent versions to build a desirable look. Formulated for wet and dry use, they can be applied dry for a soft look or slightly damp for a more sophisticated result. Available at all leading retailers.
L’Occitane en Provence Divine Harmony Cream. This cream takes us to Corsica with its refreshing, uplifting scent of the clear Mediterranean waters, with notes of earth, myrtle, musk and immortelle. Its formula helps to soften expression lines, rebalance facial volumes and boost radiance. Available at L’Occitane.
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler CC Cream. With the same active ingredients as before, high- and low-molecular hyaluronic acids and glycine saponin, the new CC cream contains colour pigments that make skin look unified and smooth after application. It also incorporates SPF 15 with UVA filters to protect from premature ageing. Available at all leading retailers.
Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate. A serum which strengthens the delicate skin around the eye area and helps protect against environmental stressors that can lead to wrinkles and dark circles. The product is highly concentrated for deep hydration, staving off impurities and oxidation. Available at all leading retailers.
Sephora V for Volume Mascara. This new mascara turns up the volume with black, brown, blue, purple and turquoise shades. From root to tip, lashes arch with the swipe of the lengthening and thickening brush, with its approximately 850 fibres and ultra-fluid formula. Available at Sephora.
Wow by Wojooh Lip Cuddle. This brand-new collection of six shades aims to go back to basics after the blue and purple trends. The formula brings a mix of shea, mango, beeswax and karite butter that hydrates and smooths the lips. The balms are also packed with vitamins A, C and E and sunscreen. Available at Wojooh.
MAC Liptensity. Aiming to push the boundaries of colour, the brand is banking on the expertise of Maureen Seaber, a tetrachromat professional, who has the genetic ability to see up to 100 million hues imperceptible to the average naked eye. MAC has created a new line of 24 intense shades using its high-frequency tetrachromatic pigment technology. Available at MAC.
Elie Saab Cuir Absolu. Inspired by the Middle Eastern tradition of layering essential oils and luxury perfumes, Cuir Absolu was created to be worn on its own, or layered with other fragrances. It combines resins such as cistus labdanum and styrax with distilled woods like juniper and birch. Bourbon vanilla, patchouli and ylang-ylang add richness to this smoky blend. Available at all leading retailers.
Nina Ricci Les Belles de Nina Luna. The fragrance is a bold, intense and mysterious scent with a toffee apple and gourmand fruity floral note. Calabrian lemon and caipirinha lime intertwine for freshness with a touch of gardenia, ending with cedar woods and white musks. Available at all leading retailers.
Guerlain Abeille Royale. The formulas of these two new day creams and a night cream have been revised to offer greater effectiveness and sensory pleasure. The day creams incorporate two types of hyaluronic acid, one of high molecular weight that acts on the surface and the other of low molecular weight that passes through the skin. The night cream optimises the skin’s natural ability to renew itself, combining an antioxidant and soothing action. Available at all leading retailers.
Kérastase Nutritive. For 2016, the brand offers a new range to treat different levels of dry hair, from slightly dry to severely dehydrated. This includes in-salon and at-home treatments. The nourishing benefits of the new service, the ‘Dryness Immunity Protocol’, result in deeper hydration and longer-lasting results. Added to the product, Kerastase is also using a new bottle. More environmentally friendly and sustainable, it saves an estimated 45 tons of plastic a year. Available at all leading retailers.