Trick or Treat? Treat of course! Here are our top picks of potions and lotions for this week:
Unleash your dark side with a fabulous fragrance from Carolina Herrera, Good Girl Supreme Eau de Parfum 30ml £55, The Perfume Shop. The feminine, floral fragrance of berries, jasmine and tuberose has deeper notes of vanilla and citrus adding an exotic twist. The perfect perfume to take you from day into night. It’s good to be bad!
Antipodes Divine Face Oil £22.99, Feelunique.com is the perfect potion for keeping mature skin plump and supple. Rosehip and avocado oils are key nourishing ingredients for boosting collagen and reducing the appearance of fine lines. The oil is light, non-greasy and fragrant. Smooth on at bedtime; you’ll love the result next day.
Create a bold statement lip with Diego Dalla Palma Push Lip Gloss Purple Wine £16, diegodallapalma.com, a deep burgundy shade with a high gloss finish in one swipe of the applicator. It’s flattering for dark complexions. If you find it too strong, apply to your fingertip and smudge on for a softer effect.
It’s treats only from Lush for Halloween, with a fun collection of beauty goodies including Boo! Shower Slime, Toffee Apple Lip Scrub and Bat Bath Bombs. Top pick is Very Very Frightening! Shower Gel 250ml £12, Lush, with fresh lemon and fig juice. Enough for a daily treat for months to come.
The shades may look dark and deadly, but these luscious Nail Polishes £9, CiennaRose.com have no chemical nasties – they’re natural, vegan-friendly and cruelty free. Choose from blood red Vixen, burgundy/gold Goal Digger, dark wine Merlot and bold orange Pumpkin Pie. Add some gothic nail art for a scary touch!
Woods of Windsor’s Gardening Range includes an anti-bacterial, healing concoction of blackberry and thyme to protect and restore hard-working hands, Intensive Hand Balm £7.99, WoodsofWindsor.co.uk. There’s also an Exfoliating Hand Scrub £4.99, Moisturising Hand Wash £6.99 and Nourishing Hand Cream £5.99. Leave on overnight for soft, smooth hands next day.
Turn back the clock with the latest in anti-ageing skincare by cult French beauty brand Caudalie, using a patented mix of Resveratrol, hyaluronic acid and a collagen booster in a potent formula that’s twice as effective as collagen. Apply to cleansed skin in the morning; the cream has a lovely, silky texture, absorbs easily and leaves skin feeling firm, plump and smooth. Resveratrol-Lift Firming Cashmere Cream £42, Caudalie.