Dare to dazzle with blue eyes and red lips | Beauty

EITHEROf course, a touch of blue mascara paired with a shocking red lip isn’t the most wearable look. But listen to me. The no-makeup look has its place, but experimenting with color will keep you from getting stuck. Blue, from pastels to indigos, was ubiquitous at AW shows. Everyone looks great with a red or pink lip. Don’t you fancy a blue mascara? A liner offers less compromise. And if red lips feel too much, pink or coral will do. Yes, it may take you out of your comfort zone, but it will keep your makeup bag on its toes.

1. L’Oréal Paris exclusive matte eyeliner £8.99, loreal.com
2. Diorshow Iconic Overcurl £31, dior.es
3. Byredo Liquid Lipstick Decals in Molasses £40, byredo.com
4. Violette FR Petal Bouche in Unfaithful Heart £29, violettefr.com
5. Lisa Eldridge Liquid Lurex £17, lisaeldridge.com

Can’t do without… Simple skincare that’s not just for members

Soho House is known for being possibly the most successful membership club in the world. Its clubs, many of which have restaurants but also rooms, cinemas and workspaces, are everywhere from Mykonos to Mumbai. While they also have spas with excellent Cowshed bath and body products, they were never seen as a beauty brand per se. So when I found out that Soho Skin was going to be released, I admit I was a bit skeptical. I shouldn’t have been. It’s good. Very good indeed. The entire premise of the line is based on effectiveness and efficiency. Which means the products, all with scientifically proven formulations created with the help of one of the industry’s most revered cosmetic scientists, are made to work hard and deliver on their promises. The lineup, which includes the usual suspects (a gentle cream to foam cleanser, a serum, a scrub) is self-consciously relatively small in order to simplify routines. My favorite is the 24/7 Treatment. Created to combat the effects of a full lifestyle, it’s a hybrid exfoliant (the lactic acid here will remove dead skin cells and brighten your skin) and moisturizer (the hyaluronic acid will hydrate and plump your skin). The message is, why use two products when you could use one really brilliant product? And you don’t need to be a member to buy it. Excellent in every way. Soho Skin 24/7 treatment, £72, sohoskin.com

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On My Radar… A Scented Candle, Lush Lashes, and a Dreamy Cleanser

pink curls Looking for a good everyday black mascara that gives you incredible volume and curl and lasts for 24 hours? Well here you go. This is one of the best I have used in years. Guerlain Noir G Mascara, £31, johnlewis.com

Banish the imperfections A cleanser that targets blemish-prone skin, whether teen or perimenopausal, and exfoliates, soothes, and cleanses without disrupting the skin barrier. The dream. Wild Science Lab Happy Days Cleaner, £20, wildsciencelab.com

amazing grace Grace Jones has created a candle of black pepper, Turkish rose, cedarwood and Jamaican flora with Boy Smells, which blurs gender lines. A celebrity collaboration that makes sense. Boy Smells Grace Candle, £54, brownsfashion.com

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