WHAT’S NOW AND HOW TO DO IT: THE NEW RED
It’s a classic hue that never goes out of fashion. The top nail brands have uncorked their new autumn colours and red wine shades are more popular than ever.
As we enter the new season, the timeless classic colour, reliable red, is back on the scene and more popular than ever. Picture: Stock
RACE YOU THERE
On sale today: a good foundation that’s also a budget buy.
Perhaps that’s because the new Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation (£4.99) was developed after the brand held workshops asking customers what they look for in a make-up base. There are 31 shades.
It has a superlight texture that provides good coverage and a moisturising formula (which includes aloe vera) for a long-lasting, natural-looking matte finish.
RIHANNA’S NEW SKINCARE
Rihanna has released a new range of skincare as part of her best-selling Fenty Beauty line
Fenty Skin is the latest range from Rihanna, following on from her best-selling make-up line Fenty Beauty.
Launching with three products, Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All-Cleanser (£20), Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum (£25) and Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen (£30, fentyskin.com), the ethos is clean beauty.
Expect vegan, gluten-free and oil-free formulas with scents of cherry, coconut, fig and melon.
IS THERE A NICER WAY TO WEAR A MASK?
A university hospital in San Antonio, Texas, found medics who spritzed their masks with aromatherapy oil not only found the masks smelled better, but the oil helped with breathing, too, creating a sense of calm.
Some of us don’t feel comfortable wearing face coverings, but according to Sinead Duffy, founder of aromatherapy brand Yogandha, even the smallest drop of precious oils can transform the experience of wearing a mask.
‘Not only do oils smell nice, but they can support the respiratory system and calm you down if you feel anxious,’ she says.
THREE OF THE BEST DRY SHAMPOOS
Voce Viva, the new scent from Valentino, now has a big voice behind it, as the Italian couture house has appointed pop star Lady Gaga to sing the fragrance’s praises in its publicity campiagn. (Voce Viva translates from the Latin roughly as ‘living voice’.)
The fragrance (from £55, nationwide from October 4) is a bouquet of white flowers, combined with orange blossom absolute, golden gardenia and a woody base of crystal moss and Madagascar vanilla absolute.
Fashionistas will notice that the little gold spikes running up the lid of the bottle are a nod to Valentino’s popular Rockstud shoes, beloved by celebrities including JLo, Reese Witherspoon and, we now assume, Lady Gaga.