The changing season means it’s time to reassess our beauty bags and grooming needs. There are plenty of fabulous new lotions and potions to try, so throw out old bottles and products which are clogging up your bathroom and past their prime. Have a fresh start. Read on and discover what’s about to hit the beauty stands, including the ultimate fake tan, the number one male moisturizer and the lipstick which means RuPaul is back for M.A.C!
The most depressing thing about the end of summer is kissing goodbye to that natural tan you’ve spent hours in the garden sweating to achieve. Everyone looks better with that healthy glow, and it does wonders to conceal imperfections in skin tone. The answer is not frying yourself on a sunbed – unless you want to look like a charity shop leather bag in ten years’ time. Thankfully fake tan has evolved, and the latest American/British brand on the market, Madame LA LA Tan is the hot topic of the beauty world.
The DD (dynamic-do all) product includes coco water, green tea and Aloe which hydrate and tone the skin as well as being packed with anti aging benefits. The lightweight mousse dries in five minutes and lasts up to 10 days, which is ideal for busy lifestyles or to apply before a night out. This product is quality skin care and tan in one bottle, plus vitamins A and E provide ‘blurring technology’ to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. AND it has a celebrity following including stunners such as Blake Lively, Lana Del Ray, Vannessa Hudgens and Kate Hudson. Need it? Madame LA LA launches in the UK on September 9th, priced at £36, available at www.madamelala.com
September also sees the return of The Covergirl. Rupaul was the first face of MAC’s VIVA GLAM collection in 1994, and this month her outspoken burgundy red lipstick – ‘The Original’ is back in stores. This sensual shade is a must for autumn as the darker tone would look amazing matched with a tailored trench coat and boots, or with an LBD to create a dramatic evening look. Also available as a lipglass for a shiny pout which demands attention. The best thing about this buy is the fact every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM – The Original goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Get your excusive Rupaul lip colour now, available from MAC stores now and online www.maccosmetics.co.uk
My last product pick has proved to me time and time again that beauty starts not from within, but with the skin. My best friend swears by this moisturizer and he has the soft and radiant complexion of a peach. He was recently on a beach in Miami and a model asked him his age. She was in disbelief when he told her he is actually 8 years older than she thought. True story. Kiehl’s are highly regarded in all matters skincare, and having used their products before, I can vouch for the difference it makes to your skin. Facial Fuel Age Combat is a moisture treatment for men to combat skin-aging. Applied to a clean face it makes skin feel firmer while diminishing the look of facial lines and evening out skin tone. This miracle product is oil-free and appropriate for all skin types, I guarantee if you try Kiehl’s you will never look back. Facial Fuel Age Combat is £30.50 available at www.kiehls.co.uk