With the Diwali celebrations and Halloween happening both in one weekend, October was the month to strike a balance between skincare and all-day makeup. Starting off with the perfect canvas for painted pouts and silky foundation, we were introduced to a new brand in town; Sublime, catered for a more mature crowd with formulations engineered for menopause-related skin concerns. On top of that, we fell in love with Kiehl’s new avocado face mask, as the worlds tend to with anything avocado these days! Add these beauty products to your shopping list for some TLC:
The one thing we love recommending (because we truly understand the struggle) is non-budging, intense eyeliner. Whether for a fierce cat-eye flick or a thin definition smack above the lash line, this one does the trick. It’s a liquid-gel version of Marc Jacobs’ best-selling Highliner gel eye crayon. The eyeliner has a slightly shiny finish, so if you’re after a matte finish, add staying power and effect by drawing over the liner with some dark eyeshadow. Bonus: it creates a gradient effect when you smudge the liner-shadow combo ever so slightly.
There’s plenty to love about Bobbi Brown’s latest lipsticks: the darker earthy shades synonymous with fall beauty trends, the subtle plumping effect, and its sleek golden case. These lipsticks are formulated with hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E and botanical extract to keep your lips moisturised with every application. There are 14 gorgeous shades in this collection.
Welcome supple, bouncy skin with this addictively creamy face mask. The perfect pick-me-up for tired, hungover, or plain ol’ dull skin, this wash-off mask helps to lock in moisture with avocado fruit extract, avocado oil and evening primrose oil. We recommend using it twice a week, with a nice Sunday night treat for a fresh face come Monday morning.
With menopause, the skin is more susceptible to thinning, sogginess and extreme dryness. As such, the products one used to swear by might not make the cut anymore. Look to the brand Sublime for its Cell-Support Technology found in oil-based formulas to restore optimal cell communication and regeneration. The cream encourages new collagen production and stimulates Vitamin D receptors, with a formula that’s made from 97.8% ingredients.