As a new season approaches, it’s time to revamp your make-up bag. Out with the old and in with the new, as they say. Autumn 2015 brings with it new products, shades and even technology.
What better way to start, than with Make Up For Ever’s new Ultra HD foundation. Make Up For Ever is constantly keeping up with not only trends, but technology too. Re-inventing their original HD foundation, Ultra HD has been designed with the new 4k cameras in mind. 4k cameras pick up 4 times as much detail as an HD-ready camera, and so this foundation has been specifically designed to be invisible, even under these resolutions, whilst still providing the level of coverage which is paramount for TV. The result, is a medium yet buildable coverage which looks and feels like natural skin, giving you a flawless and even complexion (Dhs 210 at MUFE stores and Sephora stores).
Now for tackling trends. NARS have launched a new shade of their semi-matte lipsticks. ‘VIP red’ is a dark brique red which is perfect for nailing the 70s style that is dominating the catwalks at the moment. It also ties in nicely with the berry lip which always pops up around this time of year (Dhs 130 at Sephora).
Another huge trend at the moment as you may well know, is ‘strobing’. This is the art of highlighting your face in order to enhance your favourite features. The easiest way to do this is with a powder highlighter. Rodial have recently launched a range of sculpting products, which includes the Instaglam Compact Deluxe Illuminating Powder. Being compact means you pick up the perfect amount of product and application is easy and even. It comes in one universal champagne shade which warms every sink tone and gives a beautiful sun kissed glow (Dhs 360 at Paris Gallery).
In the world of beauty, when someone says ‘naked’, we all know they’re talking about the Urban Decay eye shadow pallets. The new ‘Naked Smoky’ is ‘un’natural selection at its best - taking the best colours from past palettes and combining them with 9 brand new shades to produce the ultimate product in convenience and glamour. It’s really all you need to create a multitude of neutral smoky eye styles in a range of different shades (Dhs 279 at Sephora).
To top off the perfect smoky eye, you need the perfect mascara. bareMinerals’ lash domination is exactly that. It gives you immense volume and length whilst still being gentle on your lashes. bareMinerals continues to come up with quality products whilst staying true to its ethos of creating products that are nourishing and kind to the skin, and this is no exception. Made with quinoa proteins and minerals, it is the first mascara I’ve tried that actually feels like it is conditioning your lashes whilst giving a false lash effect (Dhs 109 at Sephora).
With thanks to celebrity Make-Up Artist Hannah Lisa, www.hannahlisamakeup.com.