The past year has seen face oils establish their place as a staple skincare essential, working to create a beautiful glow as well as to rejuvenate and restore the vitality of the skin. This Revitilasing Oil from Aromatherapy Associates is my favourite because it absorbs quickly into the skin and works as a base layer under make-up. The effective blend of essential oils such as rose and frankincense encourage regeneration and work to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
The launch of a new season in style is often accompanied by the desire to re-vamp one’s entire personal appearance and possessions; new wardrobe, new start. With this in mind we caught up with Reiss make-up artist, Chloe Botting, who talked us through her list of top 5 beauty products to invest in now. These are the products that will update your cosmetics bag in time for the new season and give your daily routine a welcome refresh. Head to Chloe’s website to see more of her work.
When it comes to creating a soft and summery smoky eye, Chanel's latest shadow palette, the Multi-Effects Quadra eyeshadow, is the perfect day-to-night compact. The neutral tones can be blended effortlessly for day and built up to create a heavier, more dramatic evening look.
Look at the pictures from any red-carpet event in the past year and you’re sure to spot a celebrity or two sporting the coveted ‘wet look’ hair style. L’Oreal Professionel have made creating this look at home much more accessible with their ready-to-wear Wet Domination collection. For a glamorous and on-point evening look pull your hair away from your face with the wet-look serum. If that’s too much of a statement, simply add Shower Shine to a sleek ponytail or side parting.
Recent seasons have seen lip glosses officially discarded and replaced with matte lipsticks for a stronger, more polished look. But lip colours are becoming more playful again as we move into the new season with high-shine lipsticks stealing the spotlight. Mac's Sheen Supreme Lipstick series fuses the texture of a lipstick with the shine of a lipgloss to perfectly complement dewy skin. Dark, more daring tones like the purple-hued Quite The Thing combine high-impact colour with a glossy finish.
The ultimate quick fix for tired skin is a good-quality illuminating cream. Designed to enhance your features and give your skin a soft glow, it’s more effective than a heavy product that could run the risk of making your skin appear flat and dull. This technique – known as 'strobing' – instantly brightens the complexion and works to heighten the effect that light has when it falls on the face. It’s particularly nice when applied around the brow bone, to the cheekbones and on the Cupid’s bow and is a great way to create definition without having to do heavy artist-level contouring. Mac's longstanding Strobe Cream is loaded with green tea and antioxidants so it expertly brightens your skin.