Look­ing good

From fra­grant bath oils to rich mois­turis­ers, it’s time to pre­pare yourself for au­tumn, writes Melissa Wil­liams-King

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There are plenty of good things about win­ter – roar­ing fires, hot baths and meals in the slow cooker. Here are some sea­sonal beauty swaps to look for­ward to as well.


Fresh gel­based cleansers are just the thing in sum­mer. But, when it’s colder, I’ll be look­ing for­ward to ap­ply­ing Nivea’s new Pure Ef­fect Daily Ther­mal Cleanser, $9.99. It cre­ates heat when it comes in con­tact with wet skin, to help open pores and re­move im­pu­ri­ties. Other hot op­tions to try in­clude Shi­seido Pure­ness Pore Pu­ri­fy­ing Warm­ing Scrub, $47, The Body Shop Warm­ing Min­eral Mask, $34.75, and Biore’s Warm­ing An­tiBlack­head Cream Cleanser, $16.95.

As we lose sum­mer’s hu­mid­ity, skin can also tend to get drier so it’s a good time to switch to a richer mois­tur­is­ing cream in­stead of a light lo­tion.



A fresh new colour is a great way to up­date your look for the com­ing sea­son. As was the case last win­ter, red­heads are all the rage, but there’s a dif­fer­ence in shade, says Toni & Guy’s Cin­na­mon Sc­holes. ‘‘This sea­son is all about bur­gundy and plum – re­ally rich, deep red shades. We’re mov­ing on from last year’s fiery cop­per,’’ she says. Other colour trends in­clude edg­ing de­tail (‘‘There’s a strength on the edges of hair,’’ ex­plains Sc­holes, where the colour gives a fin­ish­ing touch at the tips), as well as nat­u­ral grown-out look­ing roots (yippee!) and a more nat­u­ral multi-tonal look over­all.


Lighter sum­mer scents give way to the deeper, richer fra­grances that suit win­ter’s cosy at­mos­phere. As well as spin­ning off fresher ver­sions of pop­u­lar per­fumes for sum­mer (some­times called l’eau fraiche), their op­po­site, more in­tense vari­ants, are now on of­fer. YSL’s lat­est scent Man­i­festo has a new L’Elixir spinoff, $110. Lan­come’s new Tre­sor Ab­solu de Par­fum, $162, also springs to mind, as well as Viva La Juicy Noir, $104.

Move on from neon sum­mer colours and choose one of two routes for au­tumn. There’s the nude-nails trend, with en­tire col­lec­tions full of creamy beiges and pale cof­fee shades. The four polishes in May­belline’s Color Show Stripped Nudes Collection are a good buy at just $8.49 each. Eau de Rose from YSL’s new Spicy Collection is a gor­geous pinky-beige, $47. You can also take the op­po­site tack and choose a deep bur­gundy hue – this gothglam shade is very hot for win­ter.

YSL Man­i­festo L’Elixir, $110

The Body Shop Warm­ing Min­eral Mask, $34.75

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