Be aware and care
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and plenty of our favourite beauty brands are feeling charitable. Buy Aveda’s limited edition BCA Hand Relief Cream (£22) and they’ll donate £2 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Or, pick up something from Crabtree & Evelyn’s Evelyn Rose & Pear Collection (from £15 for Body Lotion) and they’ll give £1.
Consider yourself a beauty buff? Then pick up the new book Face Paint by make-up artist Lisa Eldridge. It covers the ancient social practice of decorating one’s face and body via the history of beauty products.
Harvey Nichols (30-34 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, 0131-524 8332, www.harveynichols.com) is celebrating fragrance with a series of launches in Beyond Beauty. You’ll find the Aqua Vitae Forte eau de parfum from Maison Francis Kurkdjian (£165 for 70ml) and DSquared2’s Want eau de parfum (£56 for 50ml). The Perfume Society’s Sharon Whiting will host 20-minute scent sessions on 27 October, 6:30pm-9pm.
Tickets, £10, redeemable against fragrance purchases on the night