Fall Beauty Picks

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September 2017

The Avantguardian Igrien

What are this season’s beauty colors?

Looking at some of the collections that are coming out this fall, we can conclude that it’s going to be all about the basics of finding the right tones for your skin, and playing with muted and dark neutrals. Take the Lancôme Audacity palette for instance, with a range of purples, coppers and greens. For an extra spark, we’re trying out the new YSL couture hologram eyeshadow, in a stunning glittery purple. We haven’t heard Christine about it yet but we’re sure this is one for us holo-philes!

What’s the latest in beauty land? 

For our Amsterdam readers – we’re excited with the arrival of NARS in the Netherlands. Thank god! Having waited so many years for the brand to come to the Netherlands, it’s finally here and we’re thrilled that we can finally shop our beauty favorites like Orgasm, Albatros and Deep Throat in our hometown. NARS threw a huge party last week to celebrate the new launch (it was a blast). NARS is currently still only available at de Bijenkorf but we hear there are plans for independent shops in the future.

What is the top perfume pick at The Avantguardian?

Currently we’re obsessed with Chanel‘s Gabrielle. We wrote about it here already. With the launch of Gabrielle, there were certainly high expectations, seeing as this is one of the new fragrances Chanel is coming out with in more than a decade! It’s soft, it’s feminine and classy. This is what women are going to be wearing this fall. 

Latest innovation we’ve seen?

Definitely the new EOS shimmer balms. The EOS lip balms have been a beauty favorite for many years. Admit it, you have several stashed away in your bags, pockets and vanity drawers. The new shimmery balms have a pearly sheen to it. Great on the lips – and stunning as a highlighter by the way! The new balms come in a pearly white and shimmery pink/gold.

Item we cannot live without

The Urban Decay Naked Shapeshifter palette. With the variety of creams and powders, in a range of warm shades, perfect for those with a light-medium to dark complexion or yellow undertones in general. Use the palette to contour, highlight, strobe and color correct.

New essentials?

The Smashbox Primerizer. A beauty item you cannot miss once you’ve started using it. The Primerizer is a primer and moisturizer in one. Perfect for those of us in a rush every morning (me, literally every morning). What surprised us was how moisturizing the product actually was. And applying foundation is always smooth with Smashbox primers.

Things to look out for?

The ILIA beauty Cucumber water stick – a cooling toner that you apply every morning on the face. Its cooling effect is especially soothing around the eye areas. It doesn’t get that hot here in Amsterdam, but we’re loving how it de-puffs the face every morning. 

In the photo: Chanel Gabrielle, NARS Orgasm, Smashbox Primerizer, Lancôme Audacity, YSL Couture Hologram, EOS Pearl, ILIA Cucumber Stick, Urban Decay Naked Shapeshifter