Beauty insiders share their must-have products for September, from the latest launches to classic favourites.
Alice du Parcq, Contributing Beauty Director at Glamour
"I once ordered a gin and tonic with lime. The barman paused, then asked, 'Do you mind if I go off-piste?' He proceeded to peel the lime’s glossy skin, and then use a lighter to sear the peel until the natural beads of oily residue began to spark and singe. Then he rubbed it around the rim of my glass. This hot, cold, bitter, sharp, sooty, yet oddly fizzing cologne is the perfume equivalent to that remarkable drink."
Naoko Scintu, Make-Up Artist
"I am so obsessed with this palette that I have two in my make-up kit and one in my own make-up bag. As the weather gets gloomy, it will help any complexion go from grey to glowing in an instant. The pinky blush leaves skin looking dewy and radiant, while a highlighter with a touch of bronze sculpts the face. And it’s so easy to apply – you can just use your fingers."
Nichola Joss, Beauty Therapist
"As the months get cooler, it’s especially important to nourish the skin while we sleep – this is when it works hardest to rejuvenate itself. I use this Decléor balm every night and apply it with a facial massage technique. The texture is smooth and luxurious, and it smells divine. Most importantly, though, my skin appears really plumped and dewy when I wake up."
Susannah Taylor, Co-Founder of getthegloss.com
"If your skin is either parched from the summer months, adjusting to the temperature in your home, or dry all year round, this cream is perfection. I am a huge fan of Sisley products. This formula contains soothing saffron flower, and helps lock in hydration as well as protect the skin’s barrier. With its ultra-soft velvet finish and dreamy scent of orange and honey blossom, it cocoons not just the skin but the senses too."
Emma Hoareau, Founder of lolitasaysso.com
"This perfume is a favourite of mine when it comes to keeping early-onset winter blues at bay. The beautiful mix of jasmine, tuberose and lily with a musky Madagascan vanilla transports me to sunnier days each morning; but the scent is also weighty enough to see me through an English winter. Plus, I love that the brand is cruelty-free and encourages recycling and refills."