There is something about September that feels like a new start. If you want to revamp the contents of your makeup bag or beauty cupboard, these products will help you out…
If you are a fan of the flattering Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, they have just announced a new palette, in chic marble packaging. The Ambient Lighting Edit in Surreal Light (£69 from Space NK from 3rd October) contains five new and exclusive blushers, bronzers, highlighters and finishing powders. Surreal Light is a nude finishing powder, Surreal Bronze is a neutral tan bronzer, Surreal Glow is a peony pink blush mixed with Surreal Light, Surreal Effect is a cool-toned pink rose blush mixed with warm peach and Surreal Strobe is glimmering peach powder – a complete wardrobe for radiant skin.
Benefit Cosmetics also have a great new product. The They’re Real! empire is expanding into lips with the They’re Real! BIG Sexy Lip Kit (£24.50), which contains four handbag-sized complimentary lipstick and liners in one so that you can define your lips and fill them in. The shades included are Flame Game (a bright orange), Pink Thrills (a fuchsia pink), Revved-Up Red (a pink-toned red) and Lusty Rose (a muted rose pink). The lipsticks have a teardrop shaped tip to help create that perfectly-shaped, precise pout.
The Perfume Society’s Discovery Box is a great way to try out lots of new fragrances to see what works for you. Their newest box, Scents of Style (£17.50 plus P&P) includes samples of Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence, L’Homme Prada, Angel Muse, Coach The Fragrance, Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.9 and Cheryl StormFlower. There are also three mini beauty extras – Pixi Glow Tonic, Pixi Brow Pencil and TimeBomb Cleanser. It’s a lovely way to potentially discover a new favourite. Plus, if you buy this box before 28th October, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win one of the items full-size.
Also on the fragrance front, there’s a new release from Estee Lauder – their Modern Muse Nuit Eau de Parfum (30ml is £50 from Debenhams) is a floral and woody oriental scent with a blend of mandarin, blue chamomile, jasmine sambac, heliotrope, sandalwood, clearwood, tonka beans, vanilla, musk and amber – definitely a heady one!