Welcoming a new wave of self expression, these are the brands and products to have on your radar for bright, bold beauty.
The future of beauty is bright. Awash with bold pigments, the latest and greatest make-up invests in innovation. From foundation that delivers skincare-quality ingredients to lipsticks created with glass microspheres that reflect light in every direction, these are the must-have additions to your make-up bag. And, as model and content creator AJ Clementine proves, they’re designed to let your inner beauty shine as you experiment. Move over barely-there make-up looks, it’s time to let your true colours show.
“I like to think of make-up as creating art on your own canvas (your body).”
When it comes to getting that lit-from-within glow, let your make-up do the heavy lifting. Innovative formulas, like moisture-rich cushions and serum-inspired tints, bring skincare-quality ingredients to the forefront of foundation. Invest in these products now and your future face will thank you.
Gucci’s Cushion De Beauté proves that good things come in beautiful packaging. If you can take your eyes off the pretty pink compact for just a second, you’ll realise that what’s inside is just as stunning. A moisturising cushion formula, this foundation promises luminous glow and buildable coverage. Intense hydration, antioxidant protection and SPF 22 filters offer skincare-meets-make-up effect in six shades. And it’s refillable. This is the future of foundation.
This limited edition illuminator hails from the Bobbi Brown x Ulla Johnson collection. Formulated with a clear base, the silk-like powder applies smoothly as light-reflecting pearl pigment creates a radiant glow. Apply to the tops of your cheek bones, bridge of the nose and cupids bow for enviable highlights. Ulla Johnson’s signature bohemian florals stamp the lid of the compact marking the collaboration.
Inspired by the weightlessness of organza, Giorgio Armani‘s Fluid Sheer is a multitasking make-up bag essential. Mix the lightweight liquid formula with your foundation for a warm glow, or use it as a highlighter or blush for a targeted finish.
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Capture Totale Foundation Serum
Le Phyto Blush
Ultimate Glow Cushion Foundation
Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Highlighter
This is where the fun begins. Mesmerise with eye-catching shadows and lash-lengthening mascaras made different. Choose vibrant palettes and pastel liners to create bold eye looks, no longer the reserve of special occasions.
M.A.C Dazzleshadow Liquid glides across lids in 10 different shades. While some colours offer high-def shine, others air on the more subtle side of sparkle. Whatever your modus operandi, don’t hold back with these hues. The cooling formula sets quickly, allowing you to build splendid looks.
You might be numb to the phrase “game-changing mascara” given the breadth of the market but Lancôme Lash Idole stands up to the claim. The wand is created with varying sized bristles and micro-bristles, allowing for targeted application that offers length and volume. A gel emulsion formula, it’s light as a feather on lashes and most importantly, clump free.
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Botanic Panic Eye Shadow
Stylo Contour des Yeux Eyeliner
Le Prismissime Eye Palette
Mad Eyes Mascara
“Beauty should make you feel good, not only on the outside but, most importantly, on the inside, too.“
Dare to be bold, choosing ultra-pigment lipsticks and stains this season. From punchy pinks to fiery red hues, it’s time to put your pout in the spotlight. Look for longwear formulas that promise moisture for the most vivacious, vivid lips.
Staying true to Gucci’s elegant execution, the brand’s Rouge à Lèvres Matte Lipstick arrives in a sleek golden tube. Playing into Alessandro Michele’s penchant for personality, the velvety formula is offered in 32 eye-catching hues – from sumptuous neutrals through pinks and reds, to a deep verdant shade. Express yourself and defy traditional beauty standards with this inspiring range. We’re particularly enamoured with shade 402 Vantine Fuchsia.
Make Up For Ever
For a super-slick smile, try Rouge Artist Shine On Lipstick from Make Up For Ever in shade 230. Glass microspheres catch the light, reflecting radiant colour in all directions with futuristic effect. Natural oils hydrate the lips and keep the rich pigment in place, meaning no feather or bleed in sight.
Exude charisma with just one swipe of Giorgio Armani‘s Lip Power in shade 301. Intense colour and the promise of all-day wear with a single application make this lipstick the ultimate new-season accessory. Let the rich pigment accentuate your natural beauty, giving you new-found confidence that’s just as bold as this hue.
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Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Velvet Radical (308)
Kisses Lipstick (33 Tempest Rose)
Lustreglass Lipstick (Beam There, Done That)
Le Rose Perfecto Lip Balm (N37)
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