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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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    Heidi B
    October 3, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Love love love that mac lip palette 😉

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    Deb Maes
    October 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    They all look wonderful

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    Darla Peduzzi
    October 3, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Love the Givenchy Bottle! Classy and timeless!

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    Elena Bakogiannis
    October 3, 2015 at 4:09 am


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    Dawn Adams
    October 3, 2015 at 1:19 am


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    debbie wilson
    October 2, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I love all your cosmetics I I guess I will have to take a loan out

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    October 2, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I love the Limited Edition bottle of Angel

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    Meenal Rathore
    October 2, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    OMG .. all of it looks amazing … want it all .. @Meenal_Rathore

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    Donna Owens
    October 2, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    I’m running to get Burberry Kisses in Nude Beige!

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    Victoria Warren
    October 2, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    They all look fantastic. Love the Thierry Mugler bottle!

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    Rozeena Karim
    October 2, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Beautiful Products.. Would to try all the lovely products @RozeenaKarim

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    Helene Decoste
    October 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Amazing products! I would love to own them all.

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    Natasa Koltsida
    October 2, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    ”MAC Enchanting Eve Lips set in Pink” my favorite colors i would love to try! Thank you Dave!!!

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      Natasa Koltsida
      October 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      Oh i forgot my name.. @natasakoltsida

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    Laura S
    October 2, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    I would love to try everything! Twitter: @elleseiers

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    Ξενια Δασκαλακη
    October 2, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Wow!!! I would love to try all !!! ? @xen21das

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    Janice Skiba
    October 2, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Will have to try Clarins super remodelling serum Dave xx

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    Dawn Adams
    October 2, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    ♥♥♥on the ysl kiss and love color’s, the Thierry Mugler Angel Immaculate bottle in itself looks cool !!!! Thanks Dave!!!!!!!!@mikeysgirldawn

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    October 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Think I need that skin corrector!

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    Christine Northrop
    October 1, 2015 at 3:27 am

    thanks for this these look grand

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    Karen Ali
    October 1, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Everything on here sounds really outstanding!!! A must try for all!

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    Loretta Chow
    October 1, 2015 at 12:45 am

    I was immediately drawn to the MAC Enchanting Eve lip set… the colours are so captivating! But definitely looking forward to the launch of the Givenchy fragrance, later this month!!

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    Diane K.
    October 1, 2015 at 12:17 am

    I purchased the YSL Palette at sephora along with the matching lipstick and highlighter. The palette, which is gorgeous on the outside arrived an absolute mess on the inside, with the eyeshadow powders mixed in with the lipsticks. Personally, I think the palette was breathtaking in the photos but leaves a lot to be desired on the inside. For $95, I think one can purchase much nicer products. Also, the lipstick arrived with the lipstick point snipped off and some of the lips scraped. It definitely appeared as if someone had opened it and snipped the end when placing the top back on. However, I bought the beautiful red color, which is truly beautiful so I will return the palette for a refund and exchange the lipstick for another.

    Love the MAC Lipstick palette and the Thierry Mugler Angel Immaculate Star 2015 Limited Edition swarovski bottle. I also loved and must get the Shiseido concealer and the Clarins Serum. The 3 Lab eye lift looks very interesting. Actually, aside from the YSL palette, I love it all

    Diane K.

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    Sandra Fusato
    September 30, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Live ANGEL !!! It’s my favorite! !!

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    September 30, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Thierry Mugler bottle looks beautiful n I would love to try!

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    September 30, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    The YSL palette is gorgeous. Mac is always on point and I just love the Givenchy perfume bottle, very posh!

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