Beauty

Buy it now: sunset palettes



By Terry Sunset Palettes

I’ve never bought into the hoopla of palettes. I think partly it’s because they’re so hyped you know another one will be along in a minute. And partly it’s because you only ever use half the shades. But there’s been a succession of very pretty ones lately that I think are worth investing in if you’re looking for something easy and enduring.

BY TERRY TROPICAL BREAK 3 PALETTE
Peony Lim did a detailed Insta Stories tutorial with the By Terry Tropical Break 3 palette (above, £65) using the golden bronzers and deep blush shades. The outcome was my favourite kind of makeup, natural-looking with a bit of a flush (not half as scary as the colours look in the pan), complemented by rose pink #mlbb* lips. The easiest thing to do is swirl all three rose gold bronzing shades together with a fat brush and blend them along the hairline and under the cheekbones. Then with an angled brush, pick up the orange and the pink, tap off the excess and blend these into the apples of the cheeks. Use the highlighter shade along the tops of the cheekbones and finish with mascara and a nude liquid lipstick. Buy the palette at Net-a-Porter.

MAC MISCHIEF MINX PALETTE Again, this is all about the warm, earthy eye tones that seem to be flattering to all but especially medium olive tones. I love orange and tan on the eyes, particularly at this time of year – late summer going into autumn. Alongside the sunset shades in a range of textures, there’s also a golden highlighter and some darker browns for adding depth. Buy The MAC Mischief Minx palette at Selfridges and John Lewis (£32).

ZOEVA COCOA BLEND EYESHADOW PALETTE At £18, I don’t think anyone can argue with this ten-shadow palette. I’ve not tried Zoeva make-up but it’s generally well regarded and I’m a fan of the excellent Zoeva brushes so I’d definitely give this a go. For late summer, the golden bronze shades add back-from-the-beach luminosity without full-on shimmer. And you’ll get lots of wear from the matte taupe and chocolate brown shades throughout the year. (P.S, I much prefer these user-friendly round pans to zigzags or too-small squares.) Buy it at Selfridges.

*my lips but better

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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: American Apparel, Blouse, Connolly, Crabtree & Evelyn and more!



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…

1. AMERICAN APPAREL VS LOS ANGLES APPAREL

Los Angeles Apparel from Dov Charney
So American Apparel has relaunched, following its Chapter 11 bankruptcy last November. Now owned by Canadian manufacturer Gildan, the website secretly relaunched last week, although not everything is made in the U.S.A. And just to confuse things, former AA owner Dov Charney has also launched his new brand. Called, um, Los Angeles Apparel, above, it looks similar to its predecessor and will be available worldwide “soon”, according to its Instagram.


2. PUT YOUR BLOUSE ON

Blouse by Geoffrey Finch
Lovely to see the return of Geoffrey Finch (previously creative director at Topshop and Antipodium) with his new label, Blouse. The debut collection consists of gender-neutral tees and shirts with eye-catching details, all made in London. Buy it at Matchesfashion.com.


3. CONNOLLY ONLINE

Connolly England blazer and shirt dress

If you ever get a chance to visit the Connolly store in Mayfair, just do it! It’s the most sublime retail experience, with tactile fabrics everywhere, the lushest leather goods, bespoke furniture and in-store photography exhibitions. It’s like visiting your most tasteful friend’s quiet-luxe apartment where everything’s for sale. If not, check the line out at Matchesfashion.com, where you can just catch its late summer staples. I recommend the short sleeve wool-linen knit top and the cotton poplin Mandarin collar shirt dress.


4. CRABTREE & EVELYN REVISITED

Crabtree and Evelyn
Beauty stalwart Crabtree & Evelyn has had some sort of rebrand and it looks so much more appealing. (Thanks British Beauty Blogger for the heads up.) I’m a hand cream nut, so I’m tempted by every one of these now they’re in sleek but colourful packaging. Buy it here.

IN OTHER NEWS…

I’m torn between reading a book and filling my head up with shit… “I’ve been doing it for a couple months and it’s worked. I’m reading, like, three books right now. I’m putting something in my mind. It feels so much better than just reading the Internet and not remembering anything.” via Time

Bally remembers the outstanding styling of NYC’s Guardian angels

Artist Cindy Sherman’s new Instagram account has caused quite the media stir. Are these macabre selfies a commentary on our narcisstic culture? She won’t explain so you’ll have to make your own mind up

Closer to home, former Vogue editor Alex Shulman broke the internet with her holiday bikini selfie. When people used to meet Shulman, they would express surprise that she was the editor of Vogue because she didn’t dress like a fashion victim. She would laugh, “Well I am the editor of Vogue, so this is what the editor of Vogue looks like!” With her candid snap, she’s making a bold statement about body positivity and how we present ourselves and should be applauded

For the best nostalgic streetstyle, revisit the digital archives of my fave style documenter, anthropologist Ted Polhemus

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Chanel autumn beauty 2017 Travel Diary



Chanel Travel Diary beauty fall winter 2017

Do people care deeply about creative director inspirations? If you do, you’re in luck as Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica has delivered tons of them for her new beauty collection.

Chanel autumn 2017 is called Travel Diary and just dropped last Friday. It’s meant to be autumnal, but it’s got much more of a late summer feel with its sun-dappled colours informed by road, sea and sky. Pica went on her own road research trip to California, coming back with lush landscape photos that definitely impart a dreamy otherworldly colour palette.

Eye shadows in the evocatively named Road Movie Les 4 Ombres quad (below) are deep lagoon blues and satiny copper tans, while City Lights (not shown) has warm earthy browns. I love iridescent golden browns, so I really like this Ombre Premiere Creme in Memory (below), Chanel’s new cream shadow formulation. It’s a gentle metallic bronze that’s very easy to apply with a finger. Pica also suggests this worn under a powder shadow for depth.

If you like felt tip pen eyeliners, the new Signature de Chanel in Noir (Below) is very precise, waterproof and smudgeproof with its own refillable ink cartridge. And at a push you *could* use it to scribe your postcards home…

Chanel Travel Diary beauty fall winter 2017
Chanel Travel Diary beauty fall winter 2017. Ombre Premiere Creme in Memory

Nail colours are of the muted seascape variety, in a pink-undertoned taupe called New Dawn (below, left) that’s much more flattering on my medium skin than the cool-toned grey Horizon Line (below, right).

That interesting-looking palette? That’s the new Palette Essentielle, a snappy trio of concealer, highlighter and colour for minimalist beauty travellers. It comes in three varieties. This one is Beige Medium with a rather severe aubergine lip/cheek cream colour but a very good cream highlighter shade that’s perfect for the Cupid’s bow and inner corners of the eye. The concealer is the largest component, the idea is you forgo foundation and just use this wherever you need it for a natural, skin-like finish. If I have one criticism, it’s that the concealer tones are just not dark enough. I think it would be nice to see a couple more colourways added for darker skintones.

Chanel Travel Diary beauty fall winter 2017

Also pictured in this shot is the Retractable Dual-tipped Concealer Brush that I used to apply the highlighter. I think I would manage pretty well with just this brush and the Palette Essentielle in Beige Intense for a sunny weekend away.

Lips are bringing all the sunset colour to the party in these stunning flaming reds and corals. The Rouge Allure Ink in Lost (below) is a blissful pale coral, that’s great with a tan and also doubles as a blush. It’s matte on the lip but as with all my mattes, I use mine as a stain and put a sheer gloss on top. Also shown here is Rouge Coco in Daylight (the warm honey shade) and Rouge Allure Velvet in First Light (that intoxicating flame red).

Chanel Travel Diary beauty fall winter 2017 lip colours
Chanel Travel Diary beauty fall winter 2017 lip colours

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Harrods Salon de Parfums: see, touch, smell



Floraiku fragrance at Harrods Salon de Parfums 6th floor

It takes a lot to get me to an 8.30am press launch, but the addition of seven new boutiques to the Harrods Salon de Perfums did the trick. Joining the original ten boutiques, this 6th floor haven is a destination for serious scent seekers.

Let’s talk personalisation and experience, two big lifestyle trends that are a gift to luxury retailers. At Harrods they’re expected by wealthy overseas customers, who demand excellence and uniqueness from every visit. With bricks and mortar retail struggling overall, it’s the ‘wow’ experiences that get people talking and – crucially – returning for more. (more…)