Products below, shown in order of appearance
PUCKER UP YOUR NEW-SEASON POUT
Now that autumn is in full flow, it’s time to talk new-season lips. The rule for the colder months is all about collaboration between texture and shape, according to Mac’s director of make-up artistry Terry Barber. Go matt and follow the Alexis Mabille A/W 16 look, keeping the shape soft and voluptuous. Or pick a glossy finish, as seen on models at Gareth Pugh, and nip in corners and sharpen your cupid’s bow. For the former, try CHANEL’s innovative new ROUGE ALLURE MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR in pink CREATIF or coral VIVANT (£26, 020 7493 3836, from 7 October). For a sharp-shaped vinyl look, turn to MAC VAMPLIFY lipgloss in intense burgundy PEER PRESSURE (£18). Either way, the MAC 231 SMALL SHADER BRUSH (£16.50, both maccosmetics.co.uk) and a magnifying mirror will afford you the maximum precision for perfecting your pout.
SKIN FEELING ITCHY AND IRRITATED?
The lower humidity, cooler temperatures and increased central heating of the autumn months can cause eczema to flare up. Containing shea butter plus almond and coconut oil, SKINFIX ECZEMA BALM (£14.99, boots.com) is the soothing tonic you need to set skin right again. Perfect for weddings and parties, the new floral up-do service at AER BLOWDRY BAR on London’s Old Brompton Road weaves fresh blooms into styles inspired by the English countryside. Pick THE WILTSHIRE – a fishtail braid strewn with pretty flowers – or the romantic waves of THE HAMPSHIRE, embellished with your posy of choice. From £50 plus the price of the flowers, or bring your own at no extra cost; aerblowdrybar.com.
When FOUNTAIN’s The Hyaluronic Molecule supplement launched in 2013, such were the reports of rapid skin improvement that a bottle was sold every 11 seconds. Back in a new and more potent incarnation, THE SUPER HYALURONIC MOLECULE (£43, fountain.co, from Saturday) packs a punch with 1,000mg of plumping and hydrating hyaluronic acid per two teaspoon serving.
By Bella Blissett