This, I think, is my top pick from the DS newness – it’s the Instant Tan Face Powder and there is NO shimmer. Not even a teeny, weeny glimmer of it. As someone who does not like glitter-face, this is quite a find. And, it’s completely water-resistant so it’s gym-bunny perfect. If you like to wear a little bit of make-up during your step-sesh then this is ideal although I’m not sure how it would fare under Bikram circumstances – if you try it, let me know how it does! Of course, there is the obvious advantage, being shimmer free, of being totally boy-friendly – no give-away sparkles in this. It’s £22.50 and you can find it HERE
Next up, two brand new matte lipsticks launching in January. Marilyn in a vivid orange and Gigi is the perfect Schiaparelli pink.
They are pigment saturated with a long-stay formula and a brilliant January pick-me-up at £13.50 each.
Here’s the new Sculpt & Slim palette made for contouring. Personally, I’m never going to be the kind of make-up wearer that uses contouring, and I’m not sure that powder contours are as good as creme contour products, but if you want to up your game in the definition stakes, you’ll love it. It’s £24.50 HERE
The Radiant Sheen Illuminating Palette is beautiful (the colours are more accurate in the reflection) because it is so versatile. You can highlight your eyes for a shimmering wash of colour or sweep over the cheeks; pink for eyes is a hot colour this coming spring and summer but I’d wear any of these shades as an eye illuminator. It’s £28 HERE