The future looks bright with the latest must-haves in skincare and make-up, writes Tama Lung
CREAM OF THE CROP
Already a cult favourite for its velvety finish, Giorgio Armani's Maestro Haute Couture foundation, with unique oil and wax technology, is now available in a compact. Eight shades offer on-the-go coverage and SPF 29 protection.
It's back and as fabulous as ever - M.A.C's very first Viva Glam lipstick from 1994 has been reissued along with a new Lipglass, with all proceeds going to support those affected by HIV/Aids. The matte burgundy shade was made famous by the original Viva Glam girl, RuPaul.
Designed to boost the skin's own overnight repair processes, La Prairie's new Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask contains the brand's exclusive Caviar Extract, moisturising sunflower seed oil and exfoliating papaya enzymes. It comes with an applicator brush for a true DIY spa experience.
Our eyes are often the first thing other people notice, so it's important to keep them in peak condition. Prestige spa brand Sothys has introduced its Multi-Action Eye Contour serum to combat wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. Other products in the range include a Dark Circle Eraser and Energizing Roll-On treatment.
Direct sales beauty brand Mary Kay may be celebrating 50 years in business, but it's not about to show its age. Following on the success of its TimeWise Plus+ skincare range, it has launched two complementary creams, TimeWise Plus+ Regena-Firm Day Treatment and Night Treatment - both featuring reparative peptides, hyaluronic acid boosters and plant stem cells.
Honey has been a skincare favourite since ancient times, and for good reason - it heals wounds, helps skin retain moisture and acts as a natural antioxidant. It's also the star ingredient in two new products, Guerlain's Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil and Fresh's Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask.
Guerlain's oil features an exclusive honey produced by the black bees on the isolated Ouessant Island off the coast of Brittany, France, while Fresh sources its honey from a buckfast bee, bred in Solange, France. Both are known for their nourishing and hydrating properties.
Dramatic eyeliner is having a moment, with liquid eyeliner pens the must-have item in every make-up artist's kit. Now you can try the trend at home, with a range of new pens in everything from jet black to snow white.
Eyeko's Liquid Metal Eyeliner in black onyx is infused with gold pearl for a touch of shimmer. It also comes in rose gold, which can be used on lips and eyes.
Available in six colour combinations, Laneige's Art Play Waterproof Liner offers high coverage and a shiny finish. Limited-edition shades include white and pink, silver and purple, and turquoise and navy.
Chantecaille, meanwhile, has perfected the precise line with its Le Stylo Ultra Slim. The new, sleeker version is water resistant, with a tip based on calligraphy brushes.