1 THE LUST-HAVE LIPSTICK FROM: LA
Tipped as the hottest new lippy brand around, Bésame Enchanting Lipsticks, £11
each, have finally landed on our shores from the States.
But why the fuss? It’s all down to the long-wearing, super-hydrating beeswax
formula (which means the colour glides on and stays put all day) and the
ultra-strong pigment that provides a full-on pout without a cakey finish.
Oh, and did we mention the retro-style packaging and the fact they’re
mini-sized (55mm in length) – so perfect for chucking in your little evening
Our favourite shade is Merlot (below, third from left) – a rich, wine red
that’s bang on trend. It’s the colour to invest in this season – Agyness
Deyn has recently been rocking the look. Waiting lists are already forming,
so step to it and snap up yours now!
2 THE MIRACLE LIFTING MASQUE FROM: CANADA
After selling out in New York megastore Barneys, Canadian skincare brand Euoko
has hit the UK.
The product to sharpen your elbows for is the P-00 Extreme Cellular Nutrition
Masque, £45 – but be prepared for a scrum at the beauty counter!
The reason for all the hoo-ha is the wonder-ingredients. Canadian Willowherb
seals in moisture, and natural peptides protect the skin from nasty
chemicals, stress and poor diet.
It may be a little pricey, but this masque is like a facial in a jar and will
leave you looking like you’ve had the best night’s sleep of your life.
3 THE NEEDLE-FREE COLLAGEN FIX FROM: ISRAEL
Israel is a beauty hot spot thanks to the luxury-loving women who demand the
very best in skincare. And plastic surgeon Dr Kadir hasn’t ignored their
demands, creating a range of anti-needle goodies – including cleansers and
moisturisers – that promise the same results as surgery.
His hero product, Matrix Serum, £95, has just landed in the UK. The price tag
may be enough to give you that shocked Botox look, but this wonder serum
contains special enzyme inhibitors to prevent the breakdown of collagen and
give you a youthful glow. What’s more, Jennifer Aniston and Madonna are
rumoured to be fans of the range – and we reckon Jen’s flawless complexion
is worth shelling out for!
4 THE SOS CELLULITE SHIFTER FROM: FRANCE
When it comes to the dreaded orange peel, one of the biggest causes is water
retention. Clever French women have always known this and – ooh la la – now
their best-kept beauty secret is coming our way!
Jean d’Estrées SoNature Spa Fitness Anti-Water Express Balm, £42, is a
Parisian miracle product that contains ruscus flower, elderberry and lemon
to boost the skin’s circulation, banish water retention and drain excess
fluid away. Use morning and night to give your legs what beauty experts call
the ‘silk stocking’ effect – smooth, dimple-free skin – so you need never
fear baring those pins again!
5 THE PAIN-FREE BLACKHEAD BUSTER FROM: JAPAN
When it comes to skin, no one does it better than the flawless,
porcelain-skinned Japanese. Ginvera Marvel Gel With Green Tea, £15, is a
pore-shrinking, blackhead-dissolving and spot-busting gel to blitz your
It’s packed with two fantastic spot-busting ingredients – aloe vera and green
tea – which work together to reduce redness, shrink spots and make skin look
brighter. Use once a week as a mask to slough away deep-down dirt, and also
as an emergency fix for breakouts, applying it every few hours when spots
appear. Once you try it you’ll be hooked!
6 THE SPLIT-END BUSTING HAIRBRUSH FROM: POLAND
Superdrug’s FSC Wooden Radial Brush, £7, might not sound very sexy but use it
once and you’ll soon discover what the hair-mazing hype is all about!
As well as having the softest, most split-end proof bristles around, it’s
totally eco-friendly, made from trees grown especially for the beauty
industry in Poland.
The round bristles smooth through your hair without snagging in the same way a
flat brush can. Perfect if you’re channelling autumn’s glossy and cascading
7 THE ANTI-AGEING EYE MASK FROM: CHINA
For the ultimate beauty sleep, try the Silksleep Eye Mask, £12.95. It’s made
using 100 per cent long-stem mulberry silk – the highest quality of silk you
can buy, made in a process developed by the Chinese thousands of years ago.
The mask protects the delicate skin around your peepers, helps retain moisture
and staves off wrinkles. An ordinary eye mask this ain’t!
PIXELEYESPHOTOGRAPHY.CO.UK HAIR & MAKE-UP: LINDA ANDERSSON STYLING:
LUCIE CLIFFORD MODEL WEARS: DRESS, ASOS STOCKISTS: BÉSAME
(CULTBEAUTY.CO.UK), DR KADIR (0845 299 7912), EUOKO (020 7734 1234), GINERVA
(CULTBEAUTY.CO.UK), JEAN D’ESTRÉES (SCREENGLAM.COM), SILKSLEEP
(SILKSLEEP.COM), SUPERDRUG (020 8684 7000)