8 for October
Here is your beauty cheat sheet for the month of October. I’ve researched all the major beauty, fragrance and skincare launches of the month and selected the most exciting you need to see.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair with Pink Ribbon Keychain
This month, the Estee Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign will mark its 25th anniversary. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) was founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993 to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. I had the honour of speaking with her years ago when she came to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I was immediately struck by her passion and sincerity. Both she and Elizabeth Hurley spoke about their genuine passion for the charity and the need to find a cure for breast cancer. Evelyn sadly passed away from cancer but her legacy lives on. This is one of my favourite charities and I’m thrilled to see the Estee Lauder brand offering special Pink Ribbon products in October that raises funds for research. Purchase this pink edition of Advanced Night Repair and the company will donate 20% of the suggested retail price to the BCRF.
Daisy Marc Jacobs Deluxe Anniversary Edition
New York Fashion Designer Marc Jacobs is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his Daisy fragrance with a show-stopping bottle for collectors. The sparkling, woody-floral scent with notes of strawberry, violet leaf, spicy pink grapefruit, gardenia, violet, jasmine, white woods and vanilla remains the same. But the daisies that adorn the top of the bottle are covered in hundreds of Swarovski crystals. There will only be a handful available due to the craftsmanship and detail needed to make each one. It will retail for $450 and will arrive mid-month. It’s beautiful.
My Armani To Go Cushion
This essence-in-foundation cushion compact promises the most comfortable foundation on-the-go. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and litchi extract, this cushion foundation promises 18 hours of deep nourishment. The oil-in-gel cushion immediately transforms the quality of the skin. And pure pigments paired with silk-in-spheres fibres offer true colour. It even boasts a sharp-angled applicator to follow all the angles of the face. Available in six shades.
Clinique Pop Lip Shadow
If you visit backstage during New York Fashion Week, you are more likely than not to see pro makeup artists using a simple trick to create a velvety-texture on models’ lips. They will apply lipstick and then dab pressed powder on top to achieve a matte finish. Clinique’s Research and Development team took inspiration from this insider technique and created a creamy pigment lip colour that glides onto lips and then transforms into a weightless, powdery finish. The anti-bacterial sponge tip applicator allows you to build the intensity – from subtle to dramatic. Even better, the formula is flexible so it doesn’t crack. It is available in 8 fashionable shades.
To apply, you untwist the applicator and sweep directly onto lips or over lip balm for optimum comfort. Replace the applicator and twist to close. It will instantly load more colour onto the sponge.
Tiffany & Co Eau de Parfum
If early sales are any indication, the Tiffany and Co signature eau de parfum debuting this month will be on of the year’s top scents. I really like it as it is soft and clean. It is subtle and fresh – the opposite of the sweet gourmands we’ve seen of late. Perfumer Daniela Andrier of Givaudan blended green mandarin, orris natural fraction (iris), patchouli and musk cocktail to beautiful effect.
Lancome’s Autumn 2017 Gift-With-Purchase Offer
So many of my followers are big Lancome beauty fans so I always like to point out the special gift-with-purchase offers each season. Make a $39 Lancome purchase at Hudson’s Bay or thebay.com in Canada from Oct 4th to 29th and receive this 7-piece gift including this collector makeup bag. You get to choose your skincare, mascara, lipstick and makeup so you can have travel-sized items you’ll really use.
New Dolce & Gabbana the one Eau de Toilette
Fans of D&G’s classic the one fragrance will be happy to learn there is a new scent in the franchise. This isn’t just a lighter version of the original. It’s a completely new scent that is inspired by the first edition. Perfumer Michel Girard used the Madonna Lily note to create a new floral addiction with bergamot, mandarin, lychee, peach, muget, jasmine, vetiver, musk, vanilla and amber. It’s a very sexy scent.
Shu uemura rouge unlimited glitter colour mixer
If you study the relaunch of shu uemura’s rouge unlimited lipstick collection, you’ll spot four special formulas hidden amongst all the lipsticks. There are four colour mixers that allow you to change the colour or texture of any lipstick in your collection. There is a purple which deepens and lipstick without dulling it. Yellow warms up and brightens any lipstick. Pearl texture mixer creates a pearlescent effect on any lipstick you have. But the coolest one is the glitter colour mixer. It adds a high-level sparkle to any lip colour. So fun!
Each of these products is available at select Hudson’s Bay stores in Canada and thebay.com