Photography: Emma Palmer
There’s no better time to give your makeup bag a refresh than with the start of a new season and after the year we’ve had, we didn’t even need that as an excuse. From the very best new complexion boosters to that just-launched NARS mascara and Chantecaille’s dreamy eyeshadows, here are the must-haves you’ll find it hard to say no to…
The Shimmery Shadows
Exclusive to Space NK, these two gorgeous eyeshadows give a light-catching and pearlescent shimmer like no other. We love the gel-powder texture, which not only promises smooth and fool-proof application but gives impressive pay-off too. These two shades were also created to benefit two endangered African species; the zebra and crane – hence the names. They are the perfect feel-good gift to yourself this autumn.
The Complete Autumnal Look
Inspired by the punchy red Walk Of No Shame lipstick shade, this NEW collection taps into autumn’s russet-red trend. Whether you want a wash of colour or something more striking, the eye, lip and cheek formulas are buildable and the hues flatter all skin tones. We particularly love the Jewel Pot creamy eyeshadows. They’re easy to apply and transform your eyes in seconds without creasing.
The Serious Radiance Booster
If you’re looking for a new base that will give your skin its glow back, look no further than this tinted serum. Combining skincare, makeup and sun protection in one, it’s skin-friendly and non-comedogenic. Expect hydrated, dewy-looking skin within seconds. And, you can use your fingers or a brush to apply.
The Lash-Lengthening Mascara
A dramatic version of the brand’s bestselling Climax Mascara, this formula is one to have on your radar. The extra large wand offers instant volume and length, along with impressive definition and the jet-black pigment doesn’t smudge or flake. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your face mask this autumn.
The All-In-One Primer
A new take on the brand’s original triple-swirled serum, this colour-correcting primer offers a flawless, radiant canvas for makeup. The three colours each bring a different skin-boosting benefit to help neutralise sallowness, counteract redness and boost brightness. It’s also packed with 15 different minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, so your skin feels soft and refreshed.
The Natural Brow Enhancer
Keen to avoid the blocky brow look? This lightweight powder adheres to each hair for a smooth, natural-looking finish. There’s no sticky, waxy, heavy feeling and the range of tones works with your hair colour and skin tone. The best bit? The powder stays put, so there’s no need for touch-ups throughout the day.
The Customisable Glow-Giver
Everyone has been talking about this multi-use, crystal clear highlighter. The light-reflecting formula provides an unparalleled fresh finish. It’s formulated without pigment, making it a must for all skin tones. Try applying to your lips for a gloss-like shine, or dot onto the high points of your face and blend in to boost your natural glow.
You should also check out the NEW Zero No Pigment Virtual Foundation, which smooths your complexion and sits well under your face mask.
The Super Setting Powder
Since its launch over 20 years ago, Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder has become an all-time favourite backstage and on the red carpet. It’s incredibly lightweight yet sets makeup perfectly for over 16-hours. This month, the brand has expanded the range with a new shade called Honey. The peachy-yellow hue is best suited to medium toned skin. Expect a no-flashback finish and soft-focus effect that leaves your skin looking flawless. If you’re a lover of banana powders, this one’s not to be missed.
The Ultimate Under Eye Concealer
Exclusive to us at Space NK, this revolutionary concealer is an absolute must for dark circles since they’ll instantly appear much brighter and smoother. Unlike other concealers that tend to crease and settle into fine lines, this gives a really seamless finish thanks to the creamy formula. What’s more, this new version is also in celebration of the brand’s partnership with Mental Health Mates and the unique design has been created by illustrator and member of Mental Health Mates, Karen Clark.