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In 1946, Edith Piaf sang an ode to a beautiful pink life in ‘La Vie en Rose’. Now L’Oréal Paris has asked five of its gorgeous faces to create a pink lipstick to celebrate the beauty of modern women which include Naomi Watts’s rose, Eva Longoria’s peach, Blake Lively’s coral, Helen Mirren’s sheer blush and Liya Kebede’s fuchsia. Color Riche La Vie en Rose, £6.99, nationwide.
Women and Power was the brief for Central Saint Martins BA jewellery design students in this year’s Freedom at Topshop competition. The temporary tattoos by winner Lucie Davis are inspired by freckles, scars and spots, in honour of the power we derive from our imperfections. £8.50 each, topshop.com.
EVER BELOVED BY MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS, cult classic Astral is making a comeback for future generations in the guise of the new Soft Cream. Containing added vitamin E and aloe vera, it delivers a supercharged dose of hydration. £2.99, superdrug.com.
WELCOME TO WILLY WONKA’S WORLD FOR NAIL WORSHIPPERS. New Brit brand Palette London is bringing bespoke and blend-your-own shades to your fingertips. Send an image or fabric swatch and it’ll cocktail the colour into nail varnish then courier it to your door with a base and top coat of your choice in a matt, pearl or gloss finish for £75. Or become your own mixologist with its ready-to-blend collection and create your own unique hue (£25, Boots nationwide). Or select from the scented, shimmery or super-glossy off-the-peg shades that include, from left, Amethyst, Gold Rush, Loganberry and Coral Blossom, from £12. Either way, it’s your golden ticket to fabulous nails; palettelondon.com.
STRIKE THE RIGHT NOTE the scented way with Givenchy’s new object of desire: a bottle of its woody and floral Dahlia Divin eau de parfum nestled on a golden spool of thread that plays a twinkling tune like a childhood music box. Treat yourself or make someone feel special come Christmas time. From £95.50, debenhams.co.uk.
By Bella Blissett