Beauty Favourites – October 2015

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Estee Lauder at BoxPark
Estee Lauder have opened a stunning little pop-up store in Shoreditch’s famous shipping-containers-turned-mall installation, BoxPark. Let’s pretend I wasn’t going to be obsessed.

The focus for the store was intended to be 3-minute beauty services for customers (focusing on skin, eyes and lips), but its accidental call to action has become the availability of the very exclusive (and very frequently sold out) Kendall Jenner Pure Colour Envy Lipstick, Restless.

On my first visit I left the pop-up with a brimming bag of tricks and have since fallen in love with two products, in particular – the New Dimension Shape & Sculpt Face Kit and Pure Color Envy Lip Volumizer. The former is a foolproof cream contour and highlight palette (with the most stunning sea blue casing) and the latter is a minty, hyaluronic sphere-utilising lipgloss which smooths and plumps while adapting itself to your own personal ‘rosy’ lip colour. No make-up bag should be without either.

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Vichy Dermablend Foundation
When my super pale self saw that Vichy had recently expanded their range of Dermablend shades, I couldn’t help but nab myself a bottle of Fluid Corrective Foundation in Porcelain. Though I’m not a ‘foundation person’, Dermablend’s cult following (due to its high-coverage, lightweight formulation) was too enticing to ignore.

Trialled during my trip to the almost unbearably hot Qatar, the foundation not only kept my skin hydrated (thanks to its concentration of mineral-rich thermal spa water) but stayed put for hectic 16-hour days without demarcation or caking (see?).

Wild Mint, Watercress & Thyme Candle from Rathbornes
As a candle-loving beauty babe, I’m quasi ashamed that it has taken me this long to own a Rathbornes candle (they the oldest candle brand in the world). The hand-poured wax candles are renowned for their unique scent pairings, lengthy burn times, and are all infused with the highest quality natural essential oils. My current obsession is the invigorating Wild Mint, Watercress & Thyme candle – a sharp and sweet blend of lemon, eucalyptus, camphor, rosemary, ginger and pure scent seduction.