From the latest launches to cult favourites, five top beauty insiders share their must-have products for the month ahead.
Naoko Scintu, Make-Up Artist
"I’m a massive fan of anything and everything citrus, and CHANEL’s Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne satisfies this love – particularly when summer seems such a long time ago. The fragrance is a classic cologne with zesty, fresh notes, including my favourites, bergamot and mandarin. I like to spritz it on and dream of having a lemon grove in the south of Italy."
Emma Hoaerau, Founder of lolitasaysso.com
"At this time of year, using a serum becomes even more important – you need to protect skin from the elements, as well as repair damage to cells. The best time to do this is while you’re sleeping, as skin is in recovery mode. I love using Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair; it helps with cell turnover and is full of super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, so you wake up with fresh, dewy skin."
Nichola Joss, Beauty Therapist
"I love Hourglass, and this palette is fantastic. It contains three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, which uses photoluminescent technology to filter hard light and replace it with a soft-focus look so your complexion appears more refined. It applies beautifully and gives a very subtle finish, leaving the skin naturally glowing and radiant."
Alice du Parcq, Contributing Beauty Director at Glamour
"I’ve returned to this beautiful facial oil for its multitasking benefits. It’s packed with La Mer’s Miracle Broth and sea-derived active ingredients, which help give my complexion a radiant and smooth finish, as well as making its natural barrier more resilient. And I love the texture of the formulation itself; the watery serum delivers all the usual La Mer age-prevention benefits, while the oil provides silky sensorial nirvana. Just shake the bottle to fuse the two layers."
Susannah Taylor, Co-Founder of getthegloss.com
"Inspired by the multicoloured biros of our youth, this pen contains three eyeliners as well as a red lip liner. It’s a multitasking delight that can cover a range of looks, from rock chick to something a little more ladylike. And if you don’t wear lip liner, simply put some lip balm on your fingertip, rub in the red liner and dab on your lips as a sheer rouge stain."