FLUTTERING THOSE LUSH EYELASHES
Splintering mascara is a common complaint, with chips and flakes irritating the eyes. This happens frequently if the liquid is old, has dried or has a poor formula. Rimmel may have fixed this with their new Wonder’full Mascara with argan oil. The oil from the protected North African argan tree will be familiar as it is popular in hair, skin and body care. It’s recognised as a super moisturiser with great restorative properties, and lashes may be stronger with Argan. Rimmel promise zero clumps, a lightweight feel and great definition from Wonder’full Mascara. Try it for yourself, €9.99.
BRONZER THAT’S NEARLY GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT...
Planning some bronzer shopping this month? Buy wisely because contoured cheekbones are a must-have for AW 14 so choose a product that will see out the summer and glide you through to the colder months. Here’s a super sweet suggestion – Bourjois are releasing this month the delicious chocolateperfumed Délice de Poudre Duo, €10.49. It’s a medium matte shade of bronzer scented with dark chocolate for fantastic sculpting on the face, and an illuminating high lighter that smells of white chocolate to add radiance. Easy to use and sweet to wear.
We are becoming more influenced by Asian skin trends, where tighter pores, even skin tone and reduced sun damage are top concerns. It’s not unusual for an Asian woman to have a six- or seven-step beauty routine, and elements of that are creeping into European cosmetic bags. Softening lotion is one to look out for, already sold by Estée Lauder, MAC and L’Occitane. The lotions are used after cleansing to remove any residual make-up. They also condition the skin with hydration, prepping it perfectly for a serum and moisturiser. An extra step, yes, but worth it for how soft your skin will feel. It’s hard to believe Angel is 22 years old this year, and 19 years since Jerry Hall was the face of the scent. This year her daughter Georgia May Jagger is being launched as the new Angel icon for the French scent. The star-shaped bottle of Angel has long been popular and the scent was the first Oriental gourmand, an intoxicating blend of bergamot, red fruits, praline, patchouli and vanilla. The world’s leading beauty subscription service is three years old this month, selling a box every 12 seconds in 10 different countries. Glossybox brings 500 international brands to subscribers doors, offering five of the best global beauty products every month. Expect limited editions later this year. La Vie Est Belle, the iris scent with a patchouli heart, was launched two years ago with actress Julia Roberts. In that time, the original l’eau de parfum has been joined by three interpretations, each with a delicate new accord. This new intense parfum is a concentrate, so it’s a rich and sensual scent to use sparingly – special occasion scenting at its best. Yes, life is beautiful.
THIERRY MUGLER ANGEL €58.50/25mls, counters nationwide
GLOSSYBOX AUGUST BIRTHDAY GLOSSBOX From £8.50, www.glossybox.co.uk
LA VIE EST BELLE L’ABSOLU DE PARFUM
€86/40mls, counters nationwide