SEPTEMBER BEAUTY FAVOURITES
By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan
The world of luxury beauty doesn’t stop when it comes to new creations — from limited edition makeup to innovative skincare and brand new scents, there’s so much to add to your ever growing collection. We believe in recommending the best of the best, with promising high-end formulas and immaculate quality. This month, we list down our top luxury beauty favourites that will guarantee no disappointment.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS CREAM BRONZER AND STICK BLUSH
Elevate your natural glow and add dimension to your make- up look with the all-new Cream Bronzer and Stick Blush from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Bid goodbye to their powder counterparts when achieving the “no make-up” make-up look and make youthful radiance accessible to all again. Available in four versatile shades, Sun Kissed, Amber, Golden Tan and Caramel, these are suitable for all skin tones, non-greasy and effectively grip onto you skin for long-lasting colour. Under the sweltering summer heat, this buildable and blendable formula does not wipe off or slip easily and sets to a natural, matte finish with a second-skin effect. The stick blush, on the other hand, is available in five naturally-flattering shades for all skin tones, namely, Pink Dahlia, Soft Rose, Latte, Peachy Keen and Peach Caramel. This cream formula is extra light and easily melts into the skin for natural-looking, radiant colour.
GUERLAIN PARURE GOLD – GOLD RADIANCE POWDER FOUNDATION SPF 15
This powder foundation contains dual-faceted gold pigments that produce a shimmering effect to boost the light, illuminate dark areas, minimise signs of tiredness, revive the complexion and enhance radiance. Guerlain has combined these with two exceptional revitalising ingredients; a collagen and elastin booster which helps rebuild the skin’s support mattress for a natural, plumped effect and Oil of Myrrh, an aromatic resin, revered since ancient times for its beneficial revitalising effect on the skin. Somewhere in between a foundation and a pressed powder, this unusual and sensory compact texture is designed to give both comfort and lasting hold. Its softness and incomparable glide-on quality embrace the skin with a light touch and without emphasising lines. Naturally smooth and even, the complexion is illuminated and glowing. Luminous and ultra-natural, the eight shades of the range diminish the signs of time and fatigue.
TOM FORD BEAUTY TUBÉREUSE NUE EAU DE PARFUM
This fragrance conjures the fresh petals of night-blooming tuberose and jasmine as they sway in the moonlight, exuding extravagant sensuality. Rising to a rhapsody of unparalleled pleasure and spiced akigalawood and timut pepper add an illicit potency to this mystical dance. A soft, sensual blanket of musk captures the erotic afterglow, promising the mood–and the longing–endures. Tubéreuse Nue is housed in a matte ivory iteration of the iconic Private Blend bottle.
GIORGIO ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION
Reveal your inner light. Inspired by charmeuse silk, “The Fabric of Emperors,” this luminous foundation glides on weightlessly for a flawless lit-from-within glow in a 30ml format. Using exclusive Micro–filTM technology to sculpt and brighten, this buildable, medium coverage foundation improves texture and blurs imperfections. Comes in 24 shades to match every unique skin tone.
NATASHA DENONA BRONZE EYESHADOW PALETTE
This palette with a range of formulas and textures from sultry, cream powder mattes to vibrant duo chromes, metallics and shimmers, lets you create a variety of looks that will be the perfect complement to your summer glow, flattering every skin tone and texture. A must-have everyday palette to create any soft or dramatic eye look. It provides maximum colour payoff with minimal effort, blending seamlessly to achieve vibrant, ultra-pigmented, long-lasting looks. These rich pressed pigment shadows leave the skin with an optimum texture and comfortable all-day wear.
GUCCI BEAUTY ROUGE À LÈVRES VOILE
Following the success of the Rouge À Lèvres Voile lipstick launch, Gucci Beauty adds to this line with five new permanent shades. Inspired by the Golden Age of cinema, these colours were specially conceived by Alessandro Michele to enrich and complement the collection with fresh and bright hues. Ranging from natural to orange, red and pink, the new shades will bring a touch of freshness to any makeup look. With its moisturising formula, Rouge À Lèvres Voile is a lightweight, comfortable lipstick, which delivers a perfect and luminous finish and leaves lips feeling smooth and soft.