There’s an amazing selection of CC creams which are designed to be worn underneath your foundation, because they’re colour correcting. A violet shade, a peach shade, and a bronze shade will all be available for purchase- I’m drawn towards the peach! There’s also a super cute eye/cheek/lip palette, which has some beautiful tones of mauve, purple, and plum. Anyone with green eyes will adore this, and will have to get in quickly because it IS limited edition. It is also completely on-trend for the coming season by incorporating purple (my next article will focus on trends for 2014!). I’ll expand more on this palette soon, as well as another product being released which I know you’ll all adore but am going to stay hush about- just for now, so stay tuned!
What did I learn? So much! To sum up, though- come autumn and winter, we’ll see plum and deep berry lips making a major comeback. This makes me happy, because even though I’ve loved the bright lips recently, there’s nothing like a dark lip to bring a bit of glamour to any look. Multi-purpose products are becoming more and more prominent; making our routines oh so much easier- both on our time, and our bank balance. Shimmer will be HUGE- perhaps not everywhere all at once on your face, but certainly on either your base/eyes/cheeks/lips. I also learnt that the Auckland beauty writing community is amazing- not at all cliquey like I had feared, I’ve found some real kindred spirits out there! Kai, Jess from Estee Lauder and the Bobbi Brown team are all wonderful, so definitely pop in if you’re ever in Britomart, you’ll be so glad you did! Now I’ve just got to figure out how on earth I can budget so I can go back in early February to get all these...help???