To say the least, 2020 has been a tough year for all of us.
But still, the show must go on.
Laura Mercier’s limited edition holiday collection is inspired by the art of ballet.
Pastel pinks, corals, nudes are awash in this collection.
The Opening Night Cheek Palette ($80) is a pretty trio of a coral blush, illuminating highlighter and bronzer. Embossed with the pattern of grossgrain ribbons.
While the Prima Ballerina Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($50) is a handy palette with six neutral shades in a variety of textures for a multi-dimensional eye makeup look.
The star of the collection is the aptly-named Piece de Resistance Eye & Cheek Essentials ($180). There are 15 easy-to-wear and versatile eyeshadow shades and a quartet of blush, bronzer and highlighter.
As usual, here are The Beauty Gazette‘s picks from Sephora’s new and upcoming goodies that are hitting shelves.
First up, its the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette by yet another social media star. ABH has been very successful with its consistent stream of limited edition palettes designed and curated by beauty influencers. We like this palette’s easy-to-wear shades with just the right amount of classic colours that complement the dramatic ones.
Start 2020 right. Little tweaks and small efforts in your beauty ritual will help save the earth.
1) Use less makeup wipes.
They are super convenient, but so bad for the environment. Most contain polyester that do not biodegrade, and clog up sewage systems. Use 100 per cent cotton pads or re-usable towels instead.
To also reduce plastic waste in your beauty routine, switch to cotton buds with bamboo or wooden handles.
2) Go for re-fillable packaging.
You consume less, and overall, pay less for your cosmetics when you buy re-fillables. For example, many cushion foundations are refillable, as are magnetic eyeshadow palettes, brow pencils and eyeliners. Eco-conscious consumer brands also offer re-fillable shower gel and facial wash options.
3) Dispose bottles and palettes in recycle bins.
Most beauty products – especially liquid foundation, skincare and haircare items – come in plastic or glass bottles. So take that bit of effort to sort your empties and get them recycled.
4) Pick exfoliants that do not contain plastic.
The simple exfoliating formula causes tiny beads of plastic to wash up in the ocean. Pick scrubs that are made up of natural components such as seed kernels, sugar or salt crystals. Otherwise just use the loofah or simple washcloth.
5) Pick brands with environmentally-conscious best practices.
Take time to read through the CSR practices of brands that would do good for the earth in the long run. Do they put in an effort to source for ingredients sustainably? Engage in tree re-planting efforts? Reduce their packaging? Use recycled or recylcable packaging?