The editor's most luxurious picks

Once and a while we all love to indulge. It can be fun to invest in luxurious products that offer premium results – but which ones are worth splashing out on? We caught up with Managing Editor Sophia Marinho de Lemos to find out.

An elegant glow
If you ask me, having a bronzed glow all year around is the ultimate luxurious accessory. There are a plethora of bronzers on the market, but my favourite is Giordani Gold’s Bronzing Pearls. These pearls are crafted by hand in Italy: from blending the pigment to shaping the pearls, the whole process is done by a team of craftsmen who are dedicated to delivering perfection.

Head turning hair
There’s a proverb that goes “your hair is your crown and glory”, which I always stand by. If you hair looks glossy and healthy, all of you will look better as a consequence. I’ve recently started using hair oils by Eleo – the products smell amazing and they leave my hair smooth and nourished.

Flawless base
A foundation should offer full coverage and withstand the day – and night for that matter. I’ve experimented with lots of foundations over the years, but I’m particularly fond of the Long Wear Mineral Foundation, which is enriched with volcanic minerals from Mount Etna. It’s a bit pricier than other foundations, but well worth the investment. 

Premium eyes
When chatting with other beauty editors we all agree on one thing: we simply couldn’t live without mascara. Achieving luscious lashes requires a wand that will lengthen, curl, thicken and colour all at once. I used to buy my mascara from other brands, but now I’m addicted to The One Eyes Wide Open. Premium Eyes
When chatting with other beauty editors we all agree on one thing: we simply couldn’t live without mascara. Achieving luscious lashes requires a wand that will lengthen, curl, thicken and colour all at once. I used to buy my mascara from other brands, but now I’m addicted to The One Eyes Wide Open. 

Iconic lips
When I’m looking for a rich colour and nourishing consistency, I use Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick in Red Fatale. This lipstick is particularly chic because it’s infused with Argan oil, a natural ingredient that has risen to cult beauty status for it’s restorative properties.

Decadent skin care
Lauded as a restorative and beautifier of skin, Genistein is one of the plant-derived compounds found in Soy; a potent antioxidant. Because it has a collagen-stimulating effect, it’s ideal for those with ageing concerns – like me! That’s why I love Time Reversing Day & Night Essence. Not only do I love the product itself, but the gold packaging looks immaculate on my shelf. 


Words by: Photographs by: Oriflame Editorial Team

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