Embrace the dark side
Forget tricks – this season, it’s about deeply decadent make-up treats I’ll be frank with you: I’m just not that into Halloween. What I do like about this time of this year, though, is the pleasing array of deep, dark and brooding make-up shades that will do well for the festivities and, more importantly, work for the rest of winter too. Oxblood met aubergine in the matt lip at Charlotte Olympia’s show – a shade that is lovely on all skin tones. Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Fetishist (above, £40, selfridges.com) ticks all the boxes. Seriously feline and flattering were the elongated eyes at Chloé. Forget perfection and smudge the user-friendly Maybelline Eye Studio Master Smoky Eyeliner Pencil (£5.99, superdrug.com) on the inside and outside rims of the lashes. Pat some clear lip gloss on to the centre of your lids and the light-bouncing effect will make your eyes pop. Corner lashes do wonderful things for the eyes and are infinitely more chic than full-on strips. Make-up artists everywhere rely on Mac 30 Lash (£11.50, maccosmetics.co.uk) for good reason. Finally, Nailberry L’Oxygéné Polish in the rich red wine No Regrets (£14.50, nailberry.co.uk) seems a good way to see out the rest of winter.
The trend for personalised beauty continues apace. New to the table is Japanese brand Muji with its first-ever Aroma Bar. Taking up residence in London’s Selfridges, it’s home to
Muji’s signature essential oils – such as lavender, sweet orange and rosemary – and experts who will help you blend to your heart’s content until you find the perfect diffuser fragrance for a more peaceful, focused or uplifting feeling in your home (from £4.95, muji.com/uk).
This week we’re…
feeling charmed by the idea of threading Tada & Toy’s Star Ear Cuff into a braid, ponytail or simple down style. Pick from gold, rose gold or silver stars
– trust us, you’ll be hooked.
From £38, tadaandtoy.com.