From juggling childcare and working from home to navigating face masks and social distancing with friends and family, 2020 has felt like a whirlwind of chaos so far. With so many tabs open and tasks on-the-go, you probably don’t even remember the last time you pressed pause for five minutes. I do. It was a few weeks ago and I used the time to try the Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara, £31. After months of using the bare essentials, it gave my lashes noticeable lift, length and curl that lasts all day and required minimal effort on my part.
The moment (and every time I’ve used the mascara subsequently) reminded me that there is something undeniably uplifting about discovering a new beauty product that truly delivers. It’s this unexpected (but much-needed) joy that we’ve tried to instil into this issue as we all take tentative steps back out into the world again. From exploring the new brands dropping into Space NK this autumn to falling back in love with some of your faithful but forgotten favourites, this issue is dedicated to your beauty discovery.
In this issue, you’ll find three gorgeous mask-friendly looks looks that we hope will encourage you to take a playful approach to your eye makeup. If you want to head into autumn with a new scent right now, read Anita Bhagwandas’ guide to buying fragrance online. For anyone who hasn’t ventured into shops yet, we give you a tour of our stores. We’ve ended the issue on a relaxing note with the help of astrologer Carolyn Faulkner, we’ll leave it to you to explore your self-care essential...