Possibly the most exciting time of the year for beauty fans, Autumn always brings a wealth of gorgeous new make-up products for us to pore over. Almost too many to keep up with truth be told, so I’ve enlisted the help of beauty stylist Sarah Morris from Brown Thomas Limerick to offer a selection of some of the best new products hitting the shelves. This is only half of Sarah’s selection so I’ll share the rest in a couple of weeks but for now, here are just some of her favourites…
Chanel Lucia Pica Rouge collection No.1
This is the first collection from the new global creative designer for Chanel. A celebration of the colour red, this is a beautiful collection for Autumn with some really gorgeous products, the stand out ones being the Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks (€34) and the Illusion D’ombre cream eyeshadows(€31). Available now.
Dior Dreamskin cushion foundation
This is a lightweight foundation (€80 initially and €42.50 for the refill) with the added benefit of the Dreamskin skincare technology and a broad spectrum SPF50 for sun protection. This is perfect for anyone that wants a really lightweight finish for daytime. Available now
La Mer The Soft Lotion
Utilizing the famous ‘miracle broth’ formula in a new fluid texture, The Soft Lotion (€220) is perfect for a more combination skin type or someone that doesn’t like the feeling of heavy moisturiser while maintaining all of the benefits of the original cream. Available August 29.
Bare Minerals Add-to-Cleanser Skin Polishing Grains
This is a powder exfoliating formula that you can add to your favourite cleanser to create a customisable exfoliator. By adding a small amount ofSkin Polishing Grains (€23) you can do a lighter daily exfoliation or add more for a deeper exfoliation a few times a week depending on your skin’s needs. Available August 29.
Benefit brow collection starter kits
These are great kits to get the products you need for the brows you want. There are three different kits: Soft & Natural, Defined & Refined, and Bigger & Bolder (€39.50 each). Everything you need for the perfect brow is in the kit, and the packaging is fun too. Available August 27.
Clinique Pop Liquid Matte lip colours
These are lightweight liquid lipsticks (€20 each) with great pigment and a soft matte finish. They are not as drying as a regular matte liquid lipstick as the finish is much softer looking so great for the matte effect and no dry lips. Available now.
Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint
This foundation (€38) has been around since earlier this year but during summer matte skin is usually out of fashion so, now that autumn is here, this is a great product to get into. Effortless application, this gives great coverage without having to apply loads of product. It is ideal for normal to oilier skin but can be used on drier skin too provided it has been very well moisturised and prepped. Available now.
By Olivia O’Sullivan