FQ’s beauty news round up for the month of March

30 March 2018
By Fashion Quarterly

The latest trends and products.


Need to vent

Just when you thought you’d reached peak fragrance layering, Diptyque switches gear to launch car fresheners. Ditch your peaches and cream-smelling Drake dangly and clip on a vent scent in Fleur d’Oranger, Figuier or Baies. Diffuser, $81, and refills, $50 each, from Mecca Cosmetica.

Dripping in finesse

Reflective glimmer in every form comes through in a big way for beauty this season. Expect modern metallic formulations for eyes, lips and nails to linger during 2018.


Packing wheat

‘A romp in the countryside’ might be a familiar source of inspiration for British fragrance house Jo Malone, but new collection English Fields plays less on lush greens and florals and more on warm, dry harvest aromas. $115 each.


Party of five

Not content with one do-it-all treatment, Dior has created Capture Youth, a suite of mix-and-match serums, $190 each, using some of the latest ingredients to help your skin retain its youthful composition. Tea extracts tighten in Lift Sculptor, lactic acid tames shine in Matte Maximizer, peptides calm in Redness Soother, vitamin C brightens in Glow Booster, and hyaluronic acid rehydrates in Plump Filler.


Bang on trend

Benefit went further than ever to create its new BadGal Bang! Mascara, $45. It uses aeroparticles borrowed from space technology to provide intense black pigment without weighing lashes down. Pleasingly, it’s not an eye-watering chore to remove, either.


Fit kit

Wearing makeup to the gym is a polarising practice but those with an active lifestyle will appreciate the way the products in Clinique’s new athleisure range allow a seamless transition between the various demands of the day. Skincare elements are the focus, with enough colour to smooth and brighten the complexion. Our picks? The pore-friendly fluid foundation with impressively high SPF40, $65, hot yoga-proof tubing mascara, $46, blendable lip and cheek tint, $47, hydrating spray, $32, and waterproof pouch, $25. The CliniqueFIT range hits counters March 19.


Main squeeze

Neroli, AKA bitter orange blossom oil, is often used in fine fragrances, so the aromatic extract makes applying the quenching Decleor Aromessence Neroli Amara Oil serum, $115, an uplifting daily ritual.


Do the dew

Proving face oil need no longer be limited to evening application, Living Nature’s new Ultimate Day Oil, $42, preps and primes skin for the day ahead.

Photos: Bauer Media, Supplied


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