Trend: Beauty's coming up roses. Time to bloom
Lending their colour to makeup, scent to perfume and moisturising powers to skincare, everything is coming up roses in the world of beauty, as Velvet’s Lisa Millard and Alice Ryan report
Sisley Black Rose Beautifying Emulsion, £120, sisley-paris.com/en-GB
Containing both oily (to soften) and aqueous (to smooth) extracts of the flower, this latest addition to Sisley’s iconic Black Rose collection absorbs fast and flawlessly, leaving skin feeling supple and - thanks to a surface ‘perfecting veil’ - looking stupendous.
Charlotte Tilbury Tinted Love Lip & Cheek in Petal Pink, £25, John Lewis, Grand Arcade, Cambridge and charlottetilbury.com
This multi-tasker ticks all the makeup-meets-skincare boxes: paired with a pretty satin-stain finish, the top-quality pigment we expect from Charlotte Tilbury products leaves lips and cheeks looking fresh and flushed, while hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E moisturise and protect.
Indeed Labs Hydraluron Tinted Lip Treatment in Rose, £14.99, lookfantastic.com
Another formula which combines brains with beauty, this treatment deploys pomegranate sterols, coffee and tropical fruit extracts to hydrate and plump while giving lips a lovely blush of colour. Light and non-sticky, it’s nice to wear, too.
Shiro Aloe & Rugosa Rose Face Mask, £56, shiro-shiro.uk
Containing rosewater, bud powder and petals - suspended, like flakes of fairy-sized confetti, in the gel formula - this mask harnesses all the flower’s power. Cooling, calming and moisturising on the skin, a few deep breaths of its floral scent will also help quiet a noisy mind.
Evelyn Rose Hydrating Glow Face Moisturiser, £32, crabtree-evelyn.co.uk
Headlining rosewater, loved for its ability to cool redness and boost radiance, this suits-all moisturiser also features some impressive support acts - namely niacinamide, to refine texture and tone, and microalgae, to hydrate both now and over time. Rich yet lightweight, it leaves skin deliciously dewy.
KVD Beauty Everlasting Blush in Rosebud, £22, Boots, Petty Cury, Cambridge and boots.com
Mimicking the texture of a rose petal as well as the hue - silky, velvety, sensuous - this micro-milled Everlasting Blush swooshes onto skin, blending and building effortlessly to give a cleverly soft-focus flush. Like all KVD products, it’s formulated to last: it won’t budge till the cleanser hits it.
Korres Apothecary Wild Rose Night-Brightening Sleeping Facial, £39, John Lewis, Grand Arcade, Cambridge and uk.korres.com
One of the brand’s best-sellers, this facial in a jar has a delicious souffle consistency and is blended with fatty acid-rich wild rose oil, boosted with vitamin C and topped with hyaluronic acid for softer and more radiant skin come morning.
Kai Rose Eau de Parfum, £75 (50ml), Pure Source, Bridge Street, Cambridge and puresourceonline.com
A sought-after fragrance brand that contains no nasties and comes in recyclable packaging, Kai Rose artfully combines the signature blend of gardenia wrapped in white exotic floral notes lifted with fresh green overtones with rose absolute. Heavenly.
The Body Shop Rose Body Yoghurt, £11, The Body Shop, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds and thebodyshop.com
Perfect post-shower, this sweetly-scented formula is designed to be applied to damp skin and melt tout de suite, so ideal if you are in a rush to dress and go. British rose extract creates the lingering scent and community Fairtrade organic almond milk gifts long-lasting hydration.
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