Dark nights, cosy jumpers and cold weather looms, to the despair of many. Despite the impending grey skies, it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Just when we thought that summertime blues were really kicking in, we caught a glimpse of warm plum lipstick in the bottom of our makeup bag and remembered the joy of winter beauty. Winter brings the promise of luxurious beauty launches, from rich and decadent skincare products to luminous makeup that is perfect for the party season.
Ahead of the new season, there are a number of fabulous new beauty launches to get you feeling winter ready. From moisturizers that promise to boost dull winter skin and warm and cosy fragrances that will instantly evoke feelings of toasty nights in. We have the rundown on all of the latest products you need to know about.
As harsh winter weather sets in, our skin takes a hit. Dryness, dullness and lack of glow ensues and our skin care regimes often need a little update to keep skin looking as radiant as can be.
Luckily this season, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s debut beauty collection for her brand Rose Inc, launches at Space NK. The uber-aesthetic line of products unite efficacy and ethics in formulas packed with botanicals and safe synthetic ingredients. The Radiant Reveal Brightening Serum, softens and plumps skin, creating a smooth, light-reflecting texture and a more even skin tone. This weightless formula contains a blend of hydrating squalane, circulation-boosting vitamin C and illuminating sea fennel extract to reveal truly supermodel-worthy skin.
If sustainability is high on your list of priorities, Face Halo has you covered. After falling in love with the original Face Halo cleansing pad, we thought it couldn’t get much better, until now. The brand recently launched their Glow Skin Set and we are utterly obsessed. Get ready to slough away dry skin with the three step cleansing system to remove makeup, deep cleanse and exfoliate to buff away dead skin cells for a clearer and brighter complexion.
Most of us have suffered the harsh effects of humidity on our hair, but whilst warm weather brings a frizz nightmare, we often forget that cold weather can be just as damaging. Cold and dry air can actually cause the cuticle of the hair strand to lift ever so slightly. As a result, moisture doesn’t stand a chance of staying locked into the hair shaft. For this reason, we all need an extra dose of moisture and the Monday Haircare range is bringing salon-quality hair care straight to your bathroom. The Moisture Shampoo is bursting with hair-boosting ingredients like vitamin E, shea butter, coconut oil, hydrolyzed rice protein and ginger root extract.
For lazy mornings when miserable weather has gotten the better of your locks, dry shampoo is the perfect pick me up. Living Proof’s new Perfect Hair Day Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo removes oil, sweat and odour from the hair. As well as refreshing the hair, the dry shampoo also provides pollution protection and enhances manageability, we can’t promise it will battle the elements but it can make a good hair day a little easier.
The holiday season brings an onslaught of social occasions and the perfect opportunity to experiment with new makeup. Whether you opt for a pop of colour or dazzling shimmer, there are a number of exciting product launches landing just in time for the winter season.
This month, Hermès beauty launched their limited edition autumn/winter range of lipsticks. Available in three striking shades, the comfortable and moisturizing matte lipsticks leave a velvety finish and long-lasting intense colour. The rich formulas instantly evoke feelings of elusive winter nights in a single application.
If you dream of a year-round glow but find the gloomy season leaves skin looking less than luminous, Charlotte Tilbury’s Nudegasm Face Pallette will offer the sun-kissed glow of your dreams. The four universally flattering nude shades in three textures, are designed to highlight, sculpt and contour the features.
Formulated with finely milled particles, smoothing polymers, and pearl pigments, the matte, satin and glass-glow finishes glide over skin leaving a lustrous finish guaranteed to have you party ready in a flash.
If cosying up with your favourite Netflix show is your winter plan, NYX’s collaboration with Netflix’s Sex Education is the fun edition to your makeup bag you didn’t know you needed. As the new season aired last week, the selection of bold, fun and flirty products will give your dreary winter days a saucy lift.
Nothing rings in a new season like a new fragrance. With an abundance of new fragrance launches from woody tones to warming pepper notes, your latest signature scent is ready to be discovered.
Iconic fragrance house, Byredo never fails to release the perfect new scent ahead of a new season and their latest release does not disappoint. Young Rose is an ode to energetic youth and the spirit of experimentation, just the thing we all need after a turbulent start to the year. Initially mistaken for a typical floral fragrance, this is a classic reimagined. The gender-neutral scent marries traditional notes of Damascena rose with a heady mix of musk and ambroxan, alongside warming hints of Sichuan pepper and ambrette seeds.
Beauty mogul Huda Kattan and her sister Mona have launched eight fragrances under the Kayali umbrella, and the latest, Invite Only Amber 23, is sure to be the scent of autumn/winter 2021. This sensual and decadent fragrance envelops amber resin and Madagascan vanilla mixed with Black Cherry, Honey de Provence and Tobacco Leaf to immediately lure you in. With touches of rose and citrus leaf it creates a fresh and invigorating finish, leaving an incredibly long-lasting, seductive scent and dreamy warmth that is perfect for the colder months.