Hint of a tint
Forget dry, chalky lipsticks, the new handbag essential is the tinted lip balm. Look to Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick, £25; Dior Rouge Dior Baume, £26; and Burberry First Kiss, £22.50, for some of the best textures and shade selections. Next year, Clinique will be joining the trend too, so stay tuned…
Crème de la Mer launched its debut oil, The Renewal Oil, £155, while Kiehl’s introduced Daily Reviving Concentrate, £36, the day equivalent to its iconic Midnight Oil. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour All-Over Miracle Oil, £29; Clinique Smart Treatment Oil, £36; and Chantecaille Rose de Mai Face Oil, £150, are some of the other impressive formulations to launch this year. If you weren’t a fan before, the more refined, lightweight versions on offer now might just convert you…
Go with your gut
We got to know a lot more our guts thanks to the author Giulia Enders and her book, Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ. As a result there has been a surge in probiotic supplements and there is even a cleanse to help boost your digestive system. Rhythm now offers a 3-to-5 day kefir cleanses, from £199.
Single note success
The Solifleur aka a single note scent has had a resurgence. While the simplification of fragrance might not be for everyone, if you’re a fan of rose you will love Miller Harris Rose Silence, £65. For a range of single note scents, look to Elie Saab Essences, £165, and Prada Infusions, £84.
Crème de la Mer and Chanel launched at-home sculpting tools to supercharge your skincare. The precisely shaped tools have been created to boost circulation to reduce puffiness and to lift and sculpt skin.
Crème de la Mer Serum Massage Tool, £50
Chanel Le Lift Firming Anti-Wrinkle Massage Tool, £25
The marriage of Botox and filler
The fear of ending up with a ‘trout pout’ has put most women off of filler. However, several of London’s leading cosmetic surgeons, including Dr Prager and the Phi Clinic’s director Dr Tapan are marrying the plumping elements of filler with the wrinkle-smoothing effects of Botox to give women a healthy, happy result.
A rose for a rose
While the popularity of celebrity fragrances might be in decline, the model Rosie Huntington Whiteley defied the odds and launched a bestselling rose scent for Marks & Spencer Autograph this year. Inspired by her rural upbringing, the scent offers a fresher, greener take on the traditional rose note.
Rosie for Autograph Eau de Parfum, £14 for 30ml
Timeout to tan
St Tropez unveiled its most innovative self-tan in years with the In-Shower Gradual Tan, £14.50. While not everyone has time to step out of the shower for three minutes, it is the perfect starting point for anyone new to at-home tanning.
Kim Kardashian shocked the world and went bleach blonde for two weeks. That was until she realised it was high maintenance and wreaks havoc with your hair. In case you are tempted, Bazaar has created a guide…
From Asia with love
An influx of Japanese and Korean beauty brands are putting the emphasis back onto skincare. Erborian’s range of cleansers is beyond impressive, while Sensai has brought the art of layering to the UK. With Shiseido unveiling a rebrand early in 2016, the trend for Asian skincare products won’t be fading anytime soon.
Erborian cleansers, from £8; Shiseido softeners, from £23, Sensai Emulsions, from £55