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The new season beauty launches are all about glow


By Holly O'Neill
02nd Nov 2021
The new season beauty launches are all about glow

From gleaming skin to shimmering lips, the new launches for your seasonal beauty switchover are all about mastering a supernatural sheen.

According to Val Garland, L’Oréal Paris global make-up director and creator of many of AW21’s beauty looks, the challenges we’re currently facing will “see trends surrounding naturality, consisting of nude colours and looks that are fresh and have a natural glow.”

That’s apparent in the new season beauty launches, with products centred around luminous, clean skin and timeless classic staples being launched en masse. There’s a fresh-faced foundation for every skin type, with BareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Foundation, €37, improving skin texture while leaving skin radiant. Laura Mercier’s iconic oil-free Tinted Moisturizer, €49.50, is now in 20 shades of skin-perfecting blurred matte magic and Lancôme’s beloved Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation Stick, €32.50, now comes with a built-in kabuki brush for precise application, plus a new family of gleaming blush and highlighter sticks for an easy iridescent sheen in one swipe.

To achieve the warm, moonlit radiance of Koché’s AW21 show, try Glossier’s new whipped gel bronzing cream Solar Paint, €19, for sun-kissed warmth, Rimmel London’s glow-reflecting High’Light Powder, €9.45, or swirl your brush around the entirety of Charlotte Tilbury’s Nudegasm Face Palette, €75 – an all-in-one complexion-enhancing quad of nude-toned powders that leaves a wet shine effect on the skin.

Eyeshadow palettes are the showstopper launches of autumn, in clever designs, like YSL’s Couture Colour Clutch Eyeshadow Palettes, €115, with ten saturated shades housed in what looks like a YSL clutch bag, or the new refillable, customisable Hourglass Curator Eyeshadow palette that lets you design your own selection so you’ll never again have a neglected shade. Everyday neutral eye shades are perfected in cream format with Laura Mercier’s new rosy toned Caviar Stick Eye Shadows, €32, and Bobbi Brown’s brightening Real Nudes Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks, €31, that glide on effortlessly with instant colour pay-off. If you prefer an easy palette of warm sunset taupes, earthy browns and golds, Charlotte Tilbury, Chanel and Nars all have distinct everyday timeless, universally flattering choices.

In lips, nudes have been perfected, thanks to Charlotte Tilbury’s Super Nudes lipstick collection inspired by ’90s supermodels. Nineties gloss was awash on the AW21 runways and Irish brands are leading the way in new launches; try Sculpted by Aimee Connolly’s double-ended matte lipstick and gloss duo created in collaboration with make-up artist Tara Anderson, or Pippa O’Connor Ormond and Úna Tynan’s mirror-shine formulas from their brand UP Cosmetics, designed with gold reflecting particles for the full glassy finish effect.

Backstage beauty images by L’Oréal Paris.

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