Dare to dazzle with blue eyes and red lips

Of course a shock of blue mascara teamed with a punchy red lip isn’t the most wearable look. But hear me out. The no-makeup look has its space but experimenting with colour will stop you getting in a rut. Blue – from pastels to indigos – was ubiquitous at the AW shows. They all happen to look really great with a red or pink lip. Don’t fancy blue mascara? A liner offers less commitment. And if red lips feel too much, pink or coral will do. Yes, it might take you out of your comfort zone but it’ll keep your makeup bag on its toes.

1. L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liner £8.99, loreal.com
2. Diorshow Iconic Overcurl £31, dior.com
3. Byredo Liquid Lipstick Vinyls in Molasses £40, byredo.com
4. Violette FR Petal Bouche in Coeur Infidèle £29, violettefr.com
5. Lisa Eldridge Liquid Lurex £17, lisaeldridge.com

I can’t do without… Simple skincare that isn’t for members only

Soho House is known for being, arguably, the most successful membership club in the world. Their clubs – many which have restaurants but also bedrooms, cinemas and workspaces – are everywhere from Mykonos to Mumbai. While they also have spas with Cowshed’s excellent bath and body products, they were never seen as a beauty brand per se. So when I learned they were launching Soho Skin, I’ll admit I was a little sceptical. I needn’t have been. It’s good. Very good in fact. The whole premise of the line is grounded in efficacy and efficiency. Which means that 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 promises. The lineup, which includes the usual suspects – a gentle cream to foam cleanser, a serum, an exfoliator – is consciously relatively small in order to streamline routines. My favourite is the 24/7 Treatment. Created to combat the effects of a full-on lifestyle, it is a hybrid exfoliator (the lactic acid here will get rid of dead skin cells and brighten) and moisturiser (the hyaluronic acid will hydrate and plump 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 all round. Soho Skin 24/7 Treatment, £72, sohoskin.com

On my radar… A scented candle, lush lashes, plus a dream cleanser

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

Banish blemishes A cleanser that targets blemish-prone skin – be it teen or perimenopausal – and exfoliates, calms the skin and cleans without disrupting your skin barrier. The dream. Wild Science Lab Happy Days Cleanser, £20, wildsciencelab.com

Amazing Grace Grace Jones has created a black pepper, Turkish rose, cedarwood and Jamaican flora candle with Boy Smells, blurring gender lines. A celebrity collaboration that makes sense. Boy Smells Grace candle, £54, brownsfashion.com

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