September is always a major month for beauty launches, with autumn/winter makeup and nail collections landing in stores and online, new autumnal fragrances vying for a place in your fragrance wardrobe and let’s not forget pampering winter skincare and cosy candle releases, ideal for the colder months.
Make a note in your diary of the arrival of Atelier Cologne Love Osmanthus Cologne Absolue on the 14th September, or if you need an immediate perfume pick-me-up, Chanel’s major new fragrance launch Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée is available now.
Neom Organics have also just released a sustainable hand and body care line, which will make regular hand washing that little bit more indulgent. Finally, make your home smell like a high-end spa with Jo Malone London’s Townhouse collection: a new range of ceramic candles created especially for the home, available from the 7th September.
Essie Expressie Nail Colours, £7.99 each
Our go-to nail brand Essie has just relaunched the cult Expressie line. The super-fast drying nail polish is ready to go in 60 seconds flat and comes complete with a bespoke angled brush for the smoothest application and long-lasting finish. Available in a rainbow of hues to convert to, we are big fans of the slate blue Air Dry shade and Get A Mauve On, the perfect pinky purple for autumn/winter.
Neom Organics Complete Bliss Hand & Body Wash, £18 and Complete Bliss Hand & Body Lotion, £22
Seeking out a new sink-side hand duo? Then look no further than Neom Organics new range of hand washes and lotions. Packed with a cocktail of pure essential oils and natural ingredients, the range is available in two of Neom’s signature scents, Great Day and Complete Bliss. Plus, the very Instagrammable pastel pink bottles will not only look good in your bathroom, but are made from 100% recycled plastic and are completely recyclable. Guilt-free and gorgeous.
Rhug Estate Wild Beauty Replenishing Mask, £75
This month sees the arrival of Wild Beauty from Rhug Estate dropping at the Queen’s pharmacy, John Bell & Croyden. Using the highest quality organic and natural ingredients, with many hand-picked from around the Rhug Estate in North Wales, our top pick is the replenishing mask with Rhug estate honey and purifying minerals to combat congested, dull and dry skin fast. Trust us, after one use, the results really do speak for themselves.
Christophe Robin Regenerating Serum with Prickly Pear Oil, £44
Fans of Christophe Robin’s cult classic regenerating line, infused with prickly pear oil, should stock up on the new addition to the regenerating range: the serum. A super nourishing treatment rich in Tucuma butter, sourced from the Amazon, along with amino acids and omegas to transform and strengthen weak hair, this is ideal for those who enjoy electrical hair styling and those who need to revamp their lockdown locks.
Jo Malone London Lilac Lavender & Lovage Ceramic Candle, £90
Sundays are made for relaxing, and this new lavender and lovage candle from Jo Malone London’s new Townhouse collection is the ideal way to unwind the mind and boost wellbeing, creating the perfect Sunday ambience on any day of the week. As the brand describe it: ‘Calming Sundays. Gentle rain on the window. The comfort of clean white sheets.’ Who wouldn’t want to fill their home with that scent?
Elemental Herbology Antioxidant Hydration Mist, £30
Elemental Herbology has seen such a high demand from spa-goers wanting to purchase their antioxidant-rich hydration mist after treatments that it’s now available to purchase. The ideal deskside pick-me-up can be used throughout the day to replace loss of moisture, refresh and soothe, plus the alluring rose aroma is highly addictive.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée eau de toilette, £67
A new Chanel fragrance launch is always a winner in our books. This powerful fragrance was crafted to wear in bed, with intoxicating and sensual notes of rose petals and jasmine absolute, which, together with musky accords and patchouli, make for an intriguing oriental scent.
Atelier Cologne Love Osmanthus Cologne Absolue, £95, available from the 14th September
A distinctly fruity floral fragrance, inspired by a romantic walk through a secret garden at night. Combining the fruity notes of Osmanthus flower from Asia and a citrus burst of Italian lemons together with American cedarwood, it effortlessly captures the scent of the tropics.
Estée Lauder Futurist Aqua Brilliance Watery Glow Primer, £30.50
In search of a primer that not only creates an even canvas, but delivers an extra dose of moisture? Then the Futurist Aqua Brilliance Primer is for you. This gel-cream formula provides lightweight, all-day moisture with no oily T-Zone in sight, just a healthy, dewy finish.
Illamasqua Beyond Foundation, £33
Make space in your makeup bag for the foundation launch of the year, Beyond Foundation by Illamasqua. A cruelty-free and vegan formula packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E that delivers a super moisturising, lightweight radiant finish and even ensures fine lines are blurred. Get your hands on some before it sells out.
Affirmation Culture Call For Justice Candle, £28
Add a touch of luxury to your home with this scented candle from Affirmation Culture. The candle combines three key ingredients, vanilla, almond and cherry, to create a soothing home-spa experience that will allow you to relax and unwind and also great to have flickering on in the background practising your daily yoga sequence. Not only does it smell good, but 10% of profits are donated to the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Hydrate & Hold, £18
This makeup setting spray by Irish beauty brand Sculpted quenches your skin’s thirst on-the-go with hyaluronic acid, lemon extract and centella asiatica, which help to eliminate dryness by topping up moisture levels and soothes.
Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue, £31
With autumn on the horizon nothing creates more of an impact than a new red lip colour to celebrate a new season. This new liquid lip colour by Chanel in passionate red, features an intense shot of liquid colour on one side and on the other, a super shiny wet-look gloss – available in eight new shades to choose from
Vilhelm Parfumerie Chicago High, £185
New York fragrance brand Vilhelm Parfumerie never fails to impress us with its range of unique perfumes and it comes as no surprise that the latest launch Chicago High is one to get excited about. We love the way it transports you back to the party days of the 1920s with champagne flowing and a carefree spirit in the air. Top notes you can expect to find pineapple, bergamot and of course champagne making an appearance, mixed with honey and tobao on a creamy base of patchouli, amber and leather.
Hair Rituel by Sisley Restructuring Nourishing Hair Balm, £86
Sisley’s latest hair saviour is rich in oils, fatty acid (18-MEA) and a secret ‘gap filling’ ingredient that works wonders on dry and damaged hair by delivering a serious dose of moisture and protection to prevent future breakage and split ends – a must for surviving the winter months.