Crème or chrome? Estée Lauder Pure Color Desire Rouge Excess Lipstick comes in two finishes for either a classic and sleek or a party-ready shimmering pout, whatever your preference. Promising 8-hour wear, each bullet contains an impressive amount of pigment – 25% to be exact (most lipsticks have between three and ten) – for a standout look with just one swipe. The hottest shades for the new season include 'Touch Me', a warm, burnt orange and 'Unhinged', a punchy burgundy.
Top Picks: Jo Malone London
Alongside favourite fragrances like Pomegranate Noir and English Pear & Freesia, Jo Malone London has launched on Harrods.com with must-haves you won’t find elsewhere: Rare Teas, a collection of premium scents based on exotic tea leaves; the intoxicating Rose & White Musk Cologne; and limited-edition Oud & Bergamot Intense Cologne.
In The Spotlight… Dr Yannis Alexandrides, founder of 111Skin
The cosmetic surgeon’s first skincare formula was a well-kept industry secret, given only to his patients, until one such patient told Harrods about a "dramatic healing serum". By 2012, 111Skin had launched at Harrods with its debut product: Y Theorem Repair Serum NAC Y², and now, with five collections and multiple cosmeceutical innovations, Dr Yannis Alexandrides shares more about the brand…
On 111Skin’s origins… "Having been a cosmetic surgeon for over 20 years, there was no reparative skincare I could confidently recommend to my patients post-surgery. The initial serum contained a bespoke complex called NAC Y² – present in most of our products today."
On NAC Y²… "A compound with a high antioxidant content, I created NAC Y² to include N-acetylcysteine – a precursor to glutathione, deemed the ‘master’ of antioxidants – which fights free radicals to protect against signs of ageing and restore damaged skin. Containing a fusion of three vital actives, the complex also provides the ideal environment for collagen and elastin production, the factors that give skin a plump and healthy look."
On masks… "Of the entire range, I’m most proud of our pioneering masks, favoured by the likes of Priyanka Chopra and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. We’ve recently launched a Master-Masking concept, allowing customers to create masking wardrobes for their unique needs, alongside the Celestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Mask, which is exclusive to Harrods."
On cryotherapy… "111Cryo, a treatment available at The Wellness Clinic, involves stepping into a chamber of -90°c air for up to three minutes. It is proven to have phenomenal mental and physical benefits, as it triggers a rush of oxygen to vital organs, alongside speeding up hormones like adrenaline and endorphins."