By Darcy Rive
We love multi-purpose beauty products, which is why we’re adding MAC’s new Kajal Crayon to our make-up bags this autumn. This colouring pencil can be used along the waterline as a bold eyeliner or rubbed into lids as a buildable, intense eye shadow. The soft and creamy kohl liner comes in six wearable shades, from classic black, white and brown to striking red, purple and blue, all of which are perfect for creating a stunning smoky eye.
Watching this season’s runway, bold red lips in a matte finish were everywhere. Step in the newly released Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Matte lipstick. With 18 magnificent shades – from wearable nude and pretty coral to seductive red and statement pink – Rouge D’Armani’s formula undergoes a micronised pigment process, giving you intense colour and lasting coverage. And thanks to a hydrogenated jojoba oil, this lipstick glides on in one stroke and stays supple rather than drying your lips out.
More and more, we are seeing make-up with added skincare benefits and with its brand new Luminous Lifting Cushion Compact, luxury beauty range La Mer offers radiant skin and luminous coverage in one. A hydrating formula makes skin feel plumper, firmer and fresher, while innovative colour technology gives you a buildable finish, whether you’re looking for a glow-giving lift or a fuller base look. Incredibly light and long-wearing, it’s the perfect compact.
Bobbi Brown's new Luxe Matte Lip Color mixes oil-infused powders with pure matte powder pigments to give you full colour coverage that promises to last for up to 12 hours. The coveted collection delivers 18 shades, with light beiges, supple pinks and true reds, so you can find the perfect colour to complement your skin tone.
Because of the thin skin around the orbital, our eyes are the first feature of our face to show signs of ageing. With its new Youth Dose Eye Treatment, beauty favourite Kiehl’s offers an under-eye saviour for smoother, hydrated and brighter skin. Light-reflecting particles give an instantly youthful effect, while Pro-Retinol, vitamin C and grape seed extract reduces fine lines, dark circles and puffiness, and also work to improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness.
Healthy, lustrous skin is a key beauty trend this season, making the new NARS Soft Velvet Pressed Powder the perfect addition to your autumn make-up bag. Use this multi-purpose beauty hero to set make-up, even skin tone, absorb excess oil and reduce the appearance of imperfections. Hyaluronic acid is blended into the photochromic formula, giving this powder a flawless finish which looks incredibly natural in any light.
This autumn, the ever-glamorous Tom Ford also ups his lipstick game, but as always, he isn’t sticking to the rules or trends. Adding new limited edition shades to his popular Boys & Girls collection, you can find pure pigment colours in a variety of finishes, from matte and cream to metallic, semi-sheer and high shine. The formula is enhanced with soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, giving an ultra-creamy texture that glides on and stays put.