This wonder serum merrily firmed and added shimmer to the decolletages of women around the world when it launched in 2006. When it was phased out in 2013, owners of precariously perky bosoms started to inundate the brand with pleas for its resurrection. An upgraded, uber-nourishing formula, rich in pomegranate, rose and frankincense oils, returned to our shelves in August.
Ambient Lighting Palette, $87, Hourglass, mecca.com.au
Originally launched as a limited-edition trio of powders to celebrate last year’s party season (and our collective obsession with “filtering”), Makeup ideas with urban decay vice palette these finely milled illuminators walked out the door faster than you could say “cheese”, selling out in a fortnight. So beloved were the soft-focus, filter-like powders (which can be used separately or blended for a super-flattering glow), the compact was added to the permanent collection in May.
Lip Pencil in Bobbi, $38, Bobbi Brown, bobbibrown.com.au
Back in 2011, lipsticks were on top and liner fell out of favour. Bobbi Brown quietly discontinued its Lip Pencil in Heather Beige – and the backlash began. Customers flooded Facebook and review pages, begging the brand to bring their beloved burnt-brown shade back to counters.
“It wasn’t long before we heard about it from our customers through social media. So last year we decided to bring back Heather Beige and renamed it Bobbi because it’s one of my personal favourites,” explains the woman herself.
Eau Parfumee Au The in Rouge, Vert and Blanc, $112 each for 75ml, Bulgari, davidjones.com.au
Bulgari’s Eau Parfumee Au The collection, inspired by ancient tea rituals, left Aussie shelves eight years ago. Since then, the only way to get a fix has been to stay at one of the brand’s luxurious hotels in Milan, London or Bali, or to fly in the pointy end of an Emirates plane and score some in the amenities kit. David Jones recently ended Bulgari’s hiatus, bringing the brand back exclusively to its stores. “The unisex appeal of the fragrances meant we had male and female customers inquiring after it, so to reintroduce it to our stores made perfect sense,” says Christiaan Hobson, buyer of designer beauty and fragrance brands for David Jones.
Tea For Two, $186, L’Artisan Parfumeur.