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IT’S OFFICIALLY AUTUMN AND TRANSITION TIME FOR YOUR MAKEUP AND SKINCARE ROUTINES. FROM THE LATEST TRINNY LONDON STRESS-BUSTING SERUM TO A NEW SUITS-ALL ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS PALETTE, HERE ARE THE NEW ARRIVALS WE THINK REALLY WORK

It’s out with the lightweight gel moisturizers and summer bases and in with the more autumnal skincare and makeup, ready to set you up for the chillier months. From a new lipstick shade finder to a stress-face solution from Trinny London, here’s what your new-season beauty routines can look forward to.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS SOFT GLAM II EYESHADOW PALETTE, £30, LAUNCHES ON 5 OCTOBER

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Loved by: Melanie Macleod, digital writer

“I’m a terrible beauty journalist in that the sight of a palette normally turns me right off. Maybe it’s because I have zero skills when it comes to applying makeup, or maybe it’s because the sheer variety of shades per-palette overwhelms me. However, when this velvet box landed in my desk I was immediately intrigued by the variety of rich neutral shades including mattes, shimmers and metallics. Housing eight perfectly curated colours (six of which were in ABH’s cult Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette) I’m most partial to shimmery Sultry and soft Dreamer, but when I get my confidence up I hope to dive into the deep burgundy Mulberry. I wore this one three different occasions last week and it looked different every time and stayed put all night long. Maybe this will finally convert me to eyeshadow palettes…”

Launches on 5 October

TRINNY LONDON BFF SERUM DE-STRESS TINTED SERUM, £39

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Loved by: Victoria Woodhall, GTG Editorial Director

“Like many people in lockdown, I suddenly found myself with really dry skin. All the skin experts I spoke to said this was the effect of cortisol i.e. stress. This BFF De-Stress tinted serum from Trinny London couldn’t be more timely as we head through yet more months of job and health uncertainty. When Trinny stopped by the Get the Gloss office this week to share her destressing tips (see below) she explained just how ‘active’ this 12-shade tinted serum is. It has a whopping 10 per cent Neurophroline (in the form of something called NP-Triox), an active ingredient which breaks down cortisol and stops it eating away at our collagen. There are many stressors that raise cortisol in the skin including HEV light from screens as well as pollution. This is an all-round anti-ageing shield for modern life, which I for one will be slathering on. It has good sheer-but-buildable coverage, so I didn’t need a foundation of in top although you will need an SPF. A light layer of Trinny’s BFF Cream Skin Perfector SPF 30, £35 on top will do the job and add a bit of extra glow too.”

BEYOU MONTHLY PATCHES, £7.95 AND CBD MUSCLE BALM, £29.99

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Loved by: Jemma Thompson, GTG social media and graphic design

“Along with freezing a hot water bottle during the (many) heatwaves to help sleep at night, this has got to be my second-best discovery of 2020. Honestly, it’s a game-changer. As someone with PCOS and crippling period pains, I know when a pain relief product is hot or a flop – and this is essential for anyone who feels it too. The Monthly Patches come in packs of five and resemble a large plaster. They are thin and light so you can wear under anything and incredibly practical. I pop one in my makeup bag so whenever I’m out and about I’m always prepared for an unexpected wave of cramps. It contains essential oils such as eucalyptus and menthol from peppermint, which both have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that get to work in under 30 minutes. Plus, they’re both two of my favourite scents, incredibly soothing and relaxing before bed. When we gave one of these to our office manager, who had a bad back, she said it was the first time in days she’d gone without serious painkillers.

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