10 Make-Up Essentials You Need To Try Now

Looking to change up your beauty look this season? We’ve rounded up the 10 make-up essentials you need to try right now.

We’re all guilty of playing it safe with make-up every now and then, but there’s no time like the present to overhaul your beauty routine by introducing a pop of colour. After all, a slick of vibrant lipstick or gloss or a hint of bronzer is a quick way to help send winter on its way.

But before you rush out to your nearest beauty counter to stock up on new products, it’s a wise idea to assess your current make-up situation.

make-up essentials

1. Revlon Crystal Aura Liquid Allow Eyeshadow ($22). 2. Bobbi Brown ‘The Essentials Palette’ $80. 3 Tom Ford Extreme Lip Spark in Powertrip ($88). 4 NARS Mini Most Wanted palette, $43 from MECCA. 5. Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro ($62).




Start by arranging your make-up into groups determined by how often you use to products. Bin anything that’s past it’s best before date – you can find out how long you can safely use make-up for here – and get rid of products that have been placed in your “never-use” pile. While it can be tempting to hold onto products that you haven’t got around to using, it’s a good idea to be ruthless and clear out any regrettable purchases that you’re never going to use.

Once you’ve worked out what’s missing in your make-up bag or is in need of an upgrade, check out our 10 make-up essentials you need now.



make-up essentials

6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Single ($26). 7. Lancome Hypnose Palette in Reflet d’Amethyste ($99). 8. Tom Ford Emotionproff Eye Colour in Starmaker ($78). 9. L’OrĂ©al Paris Rogue Signature Ink ($26.99). 10. Smashbox Cali Kissed Highlight and Blush Palette ($67 from MECCA).

The Best Handbags for Winter 2019

Looking for a handbag that’s bound to make a statement? We’ve rounded up the best handbags for winter 2019.

Accessories have the power to make or break an outfit. And the perfect handbag can elevate an ordinary look and quickly take it to the next level. This season there’s no shortage of show-stopping handbags of all shapes and sizes to choose from. Designers have sent everything from classic leather totes to pint-sized belt bags down the runway, which means there’s something to keep everyone happy.

Bold Colour

Those fond of vibrant colour won’t be disappointed as this season’s best arm candy comes in a rainbow-inspired palette of colour. From bubblegum shades of pink to head-turning neon shades, no colour is off-limits. Looking to step outside of your comfort zone? A statement handbag in a bright shade is one of the easiest ways to introduce show-stopping pops of colour into your outfit.

best handbags for winter 2019

Wild Prints

The fashion world’s obsession with prints inspired by the animal kingdom shows no sign of slowing down with handbags in all shapes and sizes adorned with wild sports and stripes. 

Timeless Hues 

If vibrant colours and animal-inspired prints aren’t quite what you’re after, fret not as there’s no shortage of classic silhouettes and timeless colours to pick from this season. You can’t go wrong investing in always-on-trend caramel and tan hues and of course, every wardrobe needs an enduring black handbag which can be worn season after season.

Mini is Better

If you thought last year’s teeny-tiny handbag craze was going to be a shortlived trend, think again. Even Kate Middleton is on board with her spotted with a pint-sized Alexander McQueen bag at Wimbledon recently.  

best handbags for winter 2019


Discover the best handbags for winter 2019 in the gallery below.