Get your beauty cabinet ready for the holidays! Our selection highlights new products on the market and great ideas to gift your girlfriends and loved ones.
Clarins Extra-Firming Mask. The brand’s first relaxing and anti-ageing mask for younger-looking and radiant skin. In the formula, palmitoyl glycine helps to reduce the look of tension lines and, in addition, extracts of organic green banana and lemon thyme help to reinforce collagen fibres, fight loss of firmness and protect the skin’s elasticity. Available at all leading retailers.
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick. The new lipstick collection comes in 46 shades that can express multiple facets of all personalities. The formula combines macadamia and mallow oils to nourish the lips throughout the day. The Artist Rouge Crème structure is based on sunflower seeds boasting eight-hour wear, while candelilla is used for Artist Rouge Mat resulting in 10 hours’ wear. Available at Sephora.
Guerlain Precious Light. This limited edition pearly pink illuminator strategically brightens parts of the face. The best areas to apply it are the cheekbones, outer corner of the eye, bridge of the nose and Cupid’s bow. The product is part of the Holiday Makeup Collection by Natalia Vodianova. Available at all leading retailers.
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Plum Eye Bag. To celebrate the holidays, many beauty brands create limited editions of sets that can be gifted. This small bag comes with all the tools necessary to create eye looks – smoky mauve extra dimension eye shadow, purple dash technakohl liner, stormy ink pro longwear paint pot and black false lashes mascara. Available at MAC.
Juicy Couture I love Juicy Couture. The new fragrance is a combination of lush fruits and fresh florals, infused with amber and musk, embodying the spirit of the fashion brand’s identity. It opens with apple, mandarin and red currant; the mid notes are jasmine, tiger lily and honeysuckle. The scent finishes with amber, musk and patchouli. Available at all leading retailers.
Wow by Wojooh Lipstuck. The brand’s extreme-wear lip lacquer is back with a range of 14 shades. It’s named lipstuck for its long- lasting formula, which is not only water but also transfer resistant. The product has a matte finish and smooth texture as the result of the enriched natural micas in its formula. Available at Wojooh.
Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum. The scent illuminates the original Black Orchid perfume with a radiant and sensual force. The top notes are bigarade and pink peppercorn with fresh cypress; spider lily and tuberose complement the aroma. At the base, vanilla, chestnut cream and patchouli invoke the orchid origin. Available at all leading retailers.
Tony Moly Panda’s Dream So Cool Eye Stick. A portable eye serum in a stick that cools and de-puffs the delicate area around the eyes. The formula is infused with bamboo extract for a nourishing and hydrating effect. It also helps minimise dark circles. Available at Sephora.
Bobbi Brown Instant Confidence Stick. This is basically an eraser for fine lines and wrinkles. The invisible formula blurs lines and imperfections with weightless and light-diffusing powders, while a skincare complex helps to improve the skin’s texture. Best applied after a moisturiser where needed, before make-up. Available at Bobbi Brown.
L’Occitane en Provence Divine Harmony Serum. For this product, L’Occitane labs added to the active ingredients held by 5,000 micro-drops of Immortelle Millésimée essential oil, the coral weed Jania rubens. The formula also contains myrtle essential oil and camelina, evening primrose and borage oils. The serum infuses the skin for smoothness and definition. Available at L’Occitane.
Bourjois Volume Glamour Effet Push Up Black Serum. This mascara is a combination of care and ultra-soft brush. The new formula has silk extract and B5 Provitamin to soften lashes with continued use, while the brush defines lashes from root to tip without clumping. Available at all leading retailers.