Beauty Trends: About Face
A new season brings new beauty looks. Alice Ryan and Lisa Millard face the future
Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow, £39, John Lewis & Partners, Grand Arcade, Cambridge
Billed as ‘instant soft focus’, this light-reflecting primer works magic. Apply and ta-dah! Dewy, radiant, candlelit skin. Just like that.
Nudestix Magnetic Nude Glimmers in 99% Angel, £24, cultbeauty.co.uk
A lightweight and genuinely luminous gel that melts onto skin and won’t shift, this is the mother of highlighters. Use sparingly for ethereal shimmer; layer up for dancefloor strobe.
Diego della Palma Mattissimo Lipstick in 166, £16, lookfantastic.com
Set against skin with sheen, super-matte lips look luscious. Formulated with all-natural waxes, Mattissimo is as soft as it is strong.
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Twinkle Twinkle Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow in Honey, Please!, £23, toofaced.com
Both a full-coverage metallic and a seriously sparkly (yet no-shed) glitter, this liquid shadow is best in class: high-impact, long-lasting and a cinch to apply *and* remove.
Stila Beauty Boss Lip Gloss in Pink Slip, £14, selected M&S stores and stila.co.uk
Formulated with light-refracting pearl and plumping hyaluronic spheres, this is next-generation gloss which delivers next-level glitz.
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Rose Gold, £22, John Lewis & Partners, Grand Arcade, Cambridge
A dreamy cream - it’s formulated with hydrating Vitamin E, so is a pleasure to apply - that gilds lids and lights up eyes. The payoff and lasting power are unrivalled.
Nudestix Nudies Bloom in Cherry Blossom Babe, £30, cultbeauty.co.uk
A sheer, buildable balm for eyes, cheeks and lips - dab on with your finger or stipple with the brush - this is multi-tasking makeup at its best. Flushed-face beauty in a tube.
Sisley Phyto Blush Twist in Petal, £47.50, Space NK, Trinity Street, Cambridge
This blush makes you look happier, healthier and younger in a single stroke. For real. An intensely pigmented gel that turns to fairy-dust powder on the skin.
Clarins Natural Lip Perfector in Intense Rosebud, £18.50, John Lewis & Partners, Grand Arcade, Cambridge
Loved for its ability to make lips feel as good as they look, the Perfector is iconic. Like your own lips but on their best day, this shade’s a beaut.