The cherry on top
Come winter, one expects to see a deeper palette with colours like marsala, burgundy, and bordeaux taking the top spot. But this season, the backstage pros worked with a brighter shade of red to make your peepers shine. If you’re looking at dipping your toes in the trend, try the scarlet wings as seen at Guy Laroche. Okay to experiment a little but don’t have a steady hand? Carolina Hererra’s uneven wash of paint is the look for you. For those who like a look that’s out-there, you’ll find your match in the OTT, glittery lids (and lips to match) à la Rodarte.
Huda Beauty Obsessions Eye Palette in Ruby, ₹2,495
M·A·C Eyeshadow in Ruddy Veluxe Pearl, ₹1,600
NYX Professional Faux Blacks Eyeliner in Oxblood, ₹525
This beauty’s dropping a beauty line!
Celebrity beauty lines is a trend that refuses to die down. Just last month, Lady Gaga announced her make-up brand, Haus Laboratories. And next in line is singer Kesha. The Grammy-award winner is launching Rose Beauty in a partnership with HipDot. The five-product line, including an eyeshadow palette, two dual-ended liquid liners, and a lipstick and gloss duo, along with two product assortments (with and without a collector’s box and note from Kesha), echoes the singer’s love for bright colours and glitter.
Can a silk pillowcase give you good skin?
Hell, yes! Sleeping on silk is a proven anti-ageing trick recommended by dermatologists. Cotton tends to absorb moisture from skin and hair, leaving it parched, and your locks prone to breakage. The natural fibres of silk, on the other hand, are hypo-allergenic and perfect for sensitive skin. Silk also helps to retain skin’s moisture—which means the night-time skincare routine you follow religiously will actually work. *Wheee.*
Ahé Naturals Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, ₹2,700
Weather changes can wreak havoc not just on your skin, but also your lips. It’s important to follow a religious lip-care regime to ensure your precious pucker stays soft and oh-so-kissable at all times. A two-step routine, featuring an overnight mask and a healing balm, is all you need. We’ve got a few highly-recommended products that will come in handy when the nip in the air leaves your lips chapped.
Kim Kardashian West
Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Smile Lift, strawberrynet.com, ₹5,800 approx
Laneige Lip sleeping Mask, ₹1,150
Kiehl's Buttermask For Lips, ₹2,500
The new way to get brows #onfleek!
Remember lamination? The shiny finish to secure your precious school and college documents... Well, it’s made a comeback as a brow trend. This innovative technique takes your unruly or thinning brow hair and smoothens them out. The result: super-smooth arches that look like you have brow gel on! Even better, laminated brows last up to two months.
Cream of the crop
Maybelline New York’s latest drop is perfect for the colder months ahead. Adding six new shades to the brand’s super-successful Color Sensational Creamy Matte range, the Heat Bricks capsule offers irresistible warm nudes that work wonderfully on Indian skin. The hydrating lipsticks glide on smoothly and keep lips moisturised all day long, while the unique creamy matte formula offers an uncrackable, long-lasting matte finish.
(Top to bottom) Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte City Heat Bricks Lipstick in Soho Nudes, Madison, Brooklyn Bare, and Noho Amber, ₹299 each
For locks as shiny as rapunzel’s
If you hate the thought of brushing your hair because it leads to hairfall, bring home a brush with boar bristles. The natural bristles won’t tear your hair, preventing splits and fractured ends. Boar bristles also gently massage your scalp, increasing the blood flow, which in turn encourages hair growth.
Moroccanoil Boar Bristles Classic Brush, strawberrynet.com, ₹1,699
This season’s beauty collabs are big on animated icons.
Colourpop x disney
Colourpop, a cruelty-free brand, has launched a Disney Designer Midnight Masquerade Collection celebrating eight different Disney princesses—Cinderella, Rapunzel, Belle, Esmeralda, Tiana, Megara, Giselle, and Aurora—in this 15-pan eyeshadow palette.
Colorpop X Disney Midnight Masquerade Shadow Palette, ₹1,600 approx
o.p.i x hello kitty
Hello Kitty doesn’t need any introduction. This kitty has joined forces with O.P.I on a 15-shade holiday nail polish collection that celebrates the animated character’s 45th anniversary, and will be launched just in time for the party season.
O.P.I X Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer, price on request
shu uemura x pokemon
Cult Japanese brand Shu Uemura has teamed up with Pokémon for a fun range of hair essentials for the holiday season. The line comes in a festive gold packaging covered in motifs from the famous video game franchise.
Shu Uemura X Pokémon Sublime Cleansing Oil, price on request