As the weather grow colder and the days shorter, last summer's pastel shades give way to darker, smokier hues and more aromatic, spicier scents.
Employing the anti-inflammatory properties of gold, these drops repair damaged skin and prevent further ware-and-tear. Vitamin A and C and Omega 6 boost hydration and restore elasticity. £185 through Selfridges.
By Suzanne Scott
If you can bring yourself to even touch this beautiful palette, it can be used to create a blown-out and smoky metallic eye. Sweep the gold over lids and into the inner corners of your eyes and then, with a damp shadow brush, push the black into the lash line and with a dry brush, blend it up onto the socket. £38.50, Givenchy.
A zesty opening of lemongrass and grapefruit is quickly followed by orange blossom and warming ginger and cardamom. A subtle but comforting dry down with benzoin, tonka bean and myrrh lingers on the skin for hours and hours. £120 for 100ml through Roullier White.
There really isn’t anything more luxuriously indulgent than a lit Jo Malone London candle. The Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Home Candle, which launches this month, is a new favourite – it’s creamy, spicy and warming all at the same time. £48, Jo Malone.
We’ve waited a long time for Charlotte Tilbury’s eponymous cosmetic line to land but it was certainly worth the patience. Our favourite item by far is Charlotte’s Magic Cream. It’s a family recipe that Charlotte has used for years. It’s super hydrating and leaves a silky smooth finish primed for make-up. £70 through Net-a-Porter.
Touche Éclat is a cult product for a reason: used under the eyes it brightens dark circles, under the brow bone it lifts the eye area and around the lip contour it makes lips appear fuller. The new collector edition is inspired by Saint Laurent jewellery and features a striking dimpled packaging. £25, YSL.
Eye Paints, launching this month, are new to NARS’ colourful roster. The shades range from the deepest black to a mossy green that does something magic to blue eyes. This vibrant gold looks subtly alluring worn as a liner and bold patted all over the lid. £18.50 through Selfridges.
Not only a powerful antioxidant, gold is known to help protect DNA and boost collagen production. These masks harness those properties and combine them with hexapeptides and peptides to fight wrinkles, sodium hyaluronate to preserve moisture and ProVitamin B5 to accelerate skin healing – plus a whole cocktail of skin smoothing, and protecting agents. £185 through Space NK.
This is the ultimate lengthening and separating mascara. The angled brush reaches even the shortest lashes and the revolutionary formula adds up to 1.1mm in length to each individual hair. £21, Clarins.