Combine pink and green for instant impact | Funmi Fetto | Life and style

Being asked what my favourite colour is feels rather juvenile. It’s all about context. I love white shoes – but a white kitchen? #boring. In the context of makeup, I favour a green and pink combo. The Anna Sui AW20 show highlights how brilliantly they work together. If the eyeshadow and faux lashes feel overwhelming, use the eyeshadow as a liner instead and replace the falsies with a decent mascara. Don’t be tempted to trade the pink lips for red. Too Christmassy; far too early for that.

1. Fenty Beauty Snap Eyeshadow Palette in Pastel Frost £21, harveynichols.com
2. Bare Minerals Strength & Length Serum-Infused Mascara £ 23, bareminerals.co.uk
3. RMS Back to Brow Powder £21, spacenk.com
4. Tom Ford Soft Matte Traceless Foundation £66, tomford.co.uk
5. Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Matte Lip Stain £68, selfridges.com

I can’t do without… A fresh, citrussy scent to brighten your mood on chilly days

My taste in fragrance is wide – florals, greens, musks, ouds, citruses – because I like to choose according to how I feel or want to feel. Joyous, comforted, serious, soothed, powerful, frivolous… Changing one’s fragrance according to the weather is a strange concept. It’s like those who suddenly adopt burgundy nail varnish as soon as it starts getting dark at 5pm. The idea of fragrances fitting into seasons is a marketing ploy we’ve all bought into without realising it. I’ve long discarded that mindset and simply follow my mood. That’s a tall order for any one brand to meet but, interestingly, the fragrances I have used over a number of years, over many moods, predominantly come from one house: Atelier Cologne. These gender-free colognes (not as wishy-washy as an eau de toilette, not as intense as an eau de parfum) are exquisite. They have a line-up that is so extensive I can find a scent for every moment. They are citrus-based, but if you don’t like citrus, don’t be put off – the brand isn’t a one-trick pony. There are woody, musky, floral and smoky colognes that have incorporated citrus in a way that is fresh, modern and unexpected. The newest, Love Osmanthus, a green, floral number, is something, on face value you’d expect to wear in brighter climes. But as I’m in the mood for things that make me smile, I’ll happily take this. Atelier Cologne, Love Osmanthus Cologne, £98, feelunique.com

On my radar… Three smart treatments to perk up your skin

American dream For years, anyone who wanted to get their hands on this sulphur, niacinamide and zinc-infused blemish treatment had to sneak it out of the US. Now it’s here. Sunday Riley Saturn Sulfur Spot Mask Treatment, £20, sundayriley.com

Good to glow With ingredients such as lavender (to calm irritation), tea tree and bitter orange (to fight bacteria and breakouts), this excellent cleansing oil does much more than clean. Antonia Burrell Natural Glow Cleansing Oil, £36, antoniaburrell.com

Skin saviour This new, gold-standard serum has an impressively high concentration of niacinamide. It combats enlarged pores and the overproduction of oil. Paula’s Choice 20% Niacinamide Treatment, £45, paulaschoice.co.uk

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