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8 for October

8 for October: The best new products launching this month. Those poor shipping and receiving crews in department stores! This month is the busiest time for beauty shipping docks as the second half of fall launches arrive just as all the holiday gift sets and limited editions arrive. You can understand why retailers have to staff up to handle the sheer volume of beauty products arriving.


All these launches are great news for beauty enthusiasts but having covered this industry for well over a decade, I find that some of the most interesting items get lost in the volume. Beauty companies typically invest advertising in the products that will deliver the greatest sales. Limited edition makeup makes up a fraction of their overall sales so these rarely get advertising attention.


For this reason, I’ve reviewed the collections of some of my favourite brands. And I’ve uncovered some gems. They arrive throughout the month and will all be on counter by the last week in October. But you may want to but your name on a waiting list if you see something you really want.


thierry mugler angel immaculate starThierry Mugler Angel Immaculate Star 2015 Limited Edition

Fans of Mugler’s sumptuous gourmand fragrance will want to snap up this special limited edition bottle of Angel. There are Swarovski crystals dotting the star-shaped bottle accented with the pale blue scent itself. There are hundreds of women around the world who collect the Angel bottles and I once had the opportunity to showcase a dozen of the rarest ones on Cityline, the tv show I appear on. They really are works of art.


ysl kiss and love paletteYSL Kiss & Love Multi Usage Palette

Red hot lip prints are the starring accent for the French brand’s edgy holiday collection. This palette contains eye, lip and cheek colours to create the perfect festive party look. Update your smoky eye look with dark brown accented with high pearl gold, silvery shimmer and champagne hues. A pop of coral blush enhances the complexion while two Rouge Volupte shades: Light Pink and Pure Red are infused with gold pearls. It’s a beautiful palette that will impress your most discerning beauty friends.


mac enchanting eve lip palette in pinksMAC Enchanting Eve Lips set in Pink

The first of MAC’s holiday collections arrives on counter October 22nd and this sleek lip palette is one of the highlights. It features a clean pastel pink, a dark fuchsia and a deep pink/purple. It easily would slip into a Christmas stocking or impress a co-worker.


Clarins super restorative serumClarins Super Restorative Remodelling Serum

The French skincare authority updates its Super Restorative franchise this month with an even more effective serum targeting 50+ skin. It works to reshape, redefine and restore radiance. New research into how skin is weakened by hormonal changes: features begin to slacken and sag. Narrow-leaf Plantain helps to limit the melting of adipose tissue caused by ageing fibroblasts. It works to preserve volume in the face. Organic oat polyoses works to gently tighten skin for an immediate “lifting” effect. This serum is worth checking out.


burberry kisses in nude beigeBurberry Kisses in Nude Beige

Finding the perfect nude lipstick is no easy feat. If you go too light, you risk creating an effect that is too pale. Add in too much pigment and you lose that catwalk nude look. Christopher Bailey for Burberry designed this lipstick for his Autumn Runway show and it is really great. It has the perfect amount of warmth to flatter so many skin tones.


givenchy live irresistibleGivenchy Live Irresistible

Get ready to see a lot of this fragrance across my platforms. It is one of my favourites of the season. You’ll see it arrive mid-month on fragrance counters. It’s a youthful floral-fruity-spicy scent for her that is fronted by Amanda Seyfried. I love the studded glass bottle. If you love rose notes, you’ll like Live Irresistible.


shiseido perfecting stick correctorShiseido Perfecting Stick Corrector

Celebrity makeup artist Dick Page is rather shy. Which is why you don’t see him on the pages of the Daily Mail like you do Charlotte Tilbury. But Page is often the artist behind the covers of major fashion magazine covers like American Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. He’s been Creative Director for Shiseido makeup for years and he refuses to launch a beauty product until it is absolutely perfect. (I’ve heard stories that he drives the company’s chemists in the labs crazy with his revisions.) All that attention to detail is evident in this new stick concealer. A moderately thick formula, this product gives solid coverage without looking cakey. Use it to pinpoint small dark spots, acne scars or dark circles under the eyes. It is available in six shades.


3lab anti-aging eye lift3LAB Anti-Aging Eye Lift

Serious skincare consumers will recognize the name 3LAB. It’s an American skincare lab that specializes in luxury products. This is a brand that only launches formulas when there is a new “skin changing” technology. The brand’s chemists recently discovered Ephemer, a powerful antioxidant derived from Brown Microalgae found deep along the ocean floor. Clinical studies show it works to increase the antioxidant capacity of the skin, helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and assists the body protect Mitochondrial DNA. Expect to see other brands tap this new ingredient in the coming years.


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    September 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Burberry lipstick looks good.

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    Roberta Platten
    September 30, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I’m thrill to see your picks Dave. I would love to have these products amongst my own.@plattenroberta

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    September 30, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    . I’m particularly intrigued by the the YSL Palette.

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    Julie-Lynne McCann
    September 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I’m so excited for the new fall product launches, such an exciting time of year!!! Can’t wait to try them all! Thanks Dave you’re the best! Xo

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    September 30, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Ooh, the new Burberry shade looks fabulous!

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    Billie (@BillieO2)
    September 30, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    That Shisheido Stick Corrector has caught my interest…

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    September 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Fall is such an amazing time for new products. YSL is taking the lead.

    Can’t wait for the Christmas palettes 🙂

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    September Dee
    September 30, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Thank you Dave for sharing these picks for us. What a great collections and they make up a total package for face and fragrance. I’m particularly intrigued by the the YSL Palette. Brilliant!!!!, the Givenchy perfume and the Clarins serum and the 3Lab eyelift. How great!

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    Christine Broughton
    September 30, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Out standing products for Oct. I would love to try the 3LAB Anti-Aging Eye Lift.

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    Ξενια Δασκαλακη
    September 30, 2015 at 10:51 am

    So many and nice products i want them all!! Thanks Dave!! @xen21das

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    Chantal S
    September 30, 2015 at 10:19 am

    These are all awesome products. I particularly love the Givenchy Live Irresistible bottle, it is gorgeous- so elegant. The bottle reminds me of fragrance bottles my grandmother has collected, it really has that vintage vibe. The YSL palette is great because it is perfect for traveling , not to mention the colours all go perfectly together. The Burberry Kisses in Nude Beige seems like a great nude colour. It definitely is hard to find a nude that will not wash me out, so I may have to give this a try!! Great finds, Dave!

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    Evaggelia Zachariadou
    September 30, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Amazing products!!!! Love the YSL & MAC palettes & Burberry!!!!

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    September 30, 2015 at 9:05 am

    love the YSL!


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    September 30, 2015 at 8:46 am

    I’m hoping to acquire the Thierry mugler angel star 2015. I love the scent and the bottle.

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    Barbara @BLUEYES008
    September 30, 2015 at 8:45 am

    I love the fact that a makeup line that carries so much has a great deal of time and effort put into it to make sure that it is a great product. It’s so hard to find that now a days. If it cost a little more and does what it says it will do than its worth it!

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    Rozeena Karim
    September 30, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Wow love them all.. Enjoying the falls colours and Scents

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    Muriel Michael
    September 30, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Love the fall colors these products are beautiful .Givenchy fragrNce and ysl palette are my favorite.❤️

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    Vicky Heckendorn
    September 30, 2015 at 7:46 am

    I seriously consider your recommendations, each&every time…Although all the products look classy&yummy,I especially adore the Burberry lip color.
    I presently am indebted to Estée Lauder skin line,I’m excited to give Clarins new lift a try for my tired 50 something face!!
    Keep up the awesome work@davelackie.Your comittment to beauty is appreciated .
    Vicky Heckendorn

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    Francia Malave
    September 30, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Wow wow…. This package is awesome!! Mac palette is pretty, the Givenchi perfume, 2LAB Anti-aging, Shiseido Perfecting stick corrector!! Wow… Wow… This package is perfect!! Lovely!!

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    September 30, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Wowsers – These products rock! The Mugler star shaped bottle for my one and only daughter’s birthday (in November). And the Irresistible Givenchy studded glass bottle for my birthday (in October). A light scent of roses always make me feel dreamy. Dream a little dream of me.

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    Nerrisha ali
    September 30, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Dave this set is beautiful iI love the angel and ysl palette beautiful!

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    Louisa Santoro
    September 30, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Wow Dave, so many new products. I love them all. But my favourite to buy that would really benefit me is the Clarins Serum?

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    Laura Alagöz
    September 30, 2015 at 6:34 am

    The MAC palette looks gorgeous ❤

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    Katarina Gratton
    September 30, 2015 at 2:50 am

    I’m most excited about Shiseido concealer, and Givenchy new perfume ?

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    Brij Bala
    September 30, 2015 at 2:25 am

    I’m really looking forward for the Mac palette it has such beautiful fall colors. Thiery Mugler bottle are must for every beauty desk.

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