FIRE UP THE FEEL GOOD >>
Easy to blend, long-lasting and buttery soft, the eyeshadows inside Urban Decay’s new Naked HEAT Palette are the ones to lust-over this season. The 12 all-new shadows turn up the heat, offering a warm, earthy collection of burnt oranges, warm browns and smooth reds.
£39.50 on counter
LOCK IT IN >>
Prep party hair the professional way with Moroccanoil’s Hydrating Mask Light. The rich, creamy and deeply nourishing formula revives lifeless, dry, fine hair in minutes, all the while
keeping locks feeling lighter-than-air and super soft – leaving no greasy, heavy residue.
£31.25 online or at Fenwick Newcast
SPARKLE SPRITZ >>
Looking for a new seasonal scent that’ll take you into the New Year? Consider Kilian’s Woman in Gold; feminine with a petal-y rose heart. As with all of Kilian’s scents, it’s a super long-lasting fragrance, with a gleaming, golden bottle.
£245 for 50ml on counter at Fenwick Newcastle
SALTY SOOTHER >>
The festive season can be stressful – so remember to carve out some ‘me-time’ as often as you can. Hot, post-present wrapping baths are what dreams are made of this time of year, so why not treat yourself to a scoop or two of the good stuff in the form of Neal’s Yard’s Seaweed and Arnica bath salts. Rich in minerals and infused with aromatic essential oils, they help to revive the senses for a naturally restorative bath – the perfect gift for busy mums and stressed-out busy-bodies.
£15 on counter
SKIN DRINK >>
Murad’s new Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel is the secret to sensational skin this season. Get party ready with the nifty mask which gives the face a gentle peel with anti-ageing benefits in two
fun steps. Exfoliate and brighten with glycolic and lactic acids before applying the mask for a powerful injection of intense moisture. Try it a day or two before a big event.
£40 for four treatments on counter
PLUMP IT UP >>
Institut Esthederm’s new Intensive Hyaluronic collection is a one-to-watch if you suffer from deep dehydration as summer melts into autumn. Massage the fabulous Hyaluronic Serum (£49.50) for an instant moisture boost that lasts all day long, or slap on the Hyaluronic Mask (£31) for a skin drink treat. There’s a wrinkle-filling cream, too, if that’s your thing.
3 PARTY PROOF FOUNDATIONS TO TRY…
DARE TO BARE >>
bareMinerals’ brand new BAREPRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation improves the appearance of skin texture over time, while blurring pores and pesky blemishes. Mineral Lock™ Long-Wear Technology blends mineral pigments with lipids naturally found in skin to lock in transfer-resistant and ridiculously natural-looking coverage in 30 shades.
£29 on counter
MATTE MAKER >>
NARS’ new Velvet Matte Foundation Stick is a dream for oily-skinned gals, or those prone to a touch of mid-party shine. The all-in-one stick, with built-in, removable touch-up blender, is a handbag essential, delivering all-over coverage and on-the-go touch-ups, with flawless coverage guaranteed.
£30 on counter
ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS >>
Laura Mercier’s latest foundation delivers all the wear and all the coverage, without the weight. Flawless Fusion promises 15 hours of high-performance wear that’s sweat, oil, humidity, water and transfer-resistant, making it an all-round winner for the party season. The weightless matte finish never looks dull, flat or cake, either. One to wear if you fancy an all-nighter!
£35 on counter