As part of my regular column I choose five different beauty products that are on my radar, ranging from my favourite just-released skincare saviours, ultimate make-up must-haves, hair care heroes and body boosters, through to the freshest scents of the season. I get to test every single product before it hits the stores, so I truly appreciate the life-changing power of a great one. Here are the new releases that I’m currently most excited about.
This brand new foundation from Chanel is the ultimate fusion of skincare and makeup. Available in 13 shades, the foundation feels more like a fluid serum, which delivers a seamless, yet buildable coverage. It blends effortlessly, resulting in a glowy, even finish, whilst simultaneously hydrating and protecting your complexion. As a bonus, it comes with an excellent foundation brush, which is better than any pro-brush I have ever bought.
Sunset Rose & Copper Sunrise Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury’s creamy eyeshadow pots – in two new limited edition shades that promise to give a sparkling sunlit glow to the skin – are genuinely so easy to use. Simply glide them on with your fingers for a soft wash of warm colour or work into a sophisticated smoky shape with brushes. Either way, the lightweight formula stays put without creasing or smudging and delivers a gleaming, fresh finish that brightens all eye colours and skin tones beautifully.
£67 for 25ml
This latest interpretation of the iconic Panthère fragrance, first created in 2014, is a deeper and richer variation of the original chypre masterpiece. The feline-floral accord is dominated by Gardenia and supported by Osmanthus Flower Patchouli and a generous helping of Musk, giving it a warm, sensual vibe.
Dry skins rejoice, this super intense softening balm contains soothing Saffron flower extract, regenerative Shea Butter, ultra-nourishing Macadamia and Babassu oils and Japanese Lilyturf extract, plus moisturising, hydrating Glycerin. The result is a non-sticky, non-greasy formula which sinks in instantly, smells deliciously of honey and orange blossom and leaves skin feeling supple and soft – just like velvet.
£20 or £90 for a pack of five
MZ Skin, the high performance skincare range by Dr Maryam Zamani, is known for its excellent masks (the Hydra-Lift Golden Facial Treatment Mask being one of my staples). The brand’s latest offering is specifically aimed at protecting and repairing skin from urban stressors and free radicals, thanks to its Vitamin C-infused formula. It also soothes and reduces inflammation and brightens the complexion, while providing a much-needed hydration hit.