WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: COLOUR BOOST
Elsa McAlonan revealed a selection of the best products for maintaining hair colour between salon visits (file image)
To perk up your colour before salons reopen, try these effective quick-fix products.
RACE YOU THERE
As spring arrives, you need a high-shine, hydrating lip gloss to banish dull, dry winter lips for good.
The new Revlon Super Lustrous The Gloss, with its light, non-sticky formula, contains conditioning agave, moringa oil and cupuacu butter.
It comes in seven feel-good shades, and the over-sized applicator ensures even coverage.
MRS HINCH’S GO-TO BALM
Mrs Hinch (pictured) is a fan of Dr. PAWPAW Original Balm for softening everything from skin and hair to cuticles and nails
We’re used to hearing of Mrs Hinch’s money-saving tips for home cleaning — but the Instagram star is just as thrifty when it comes to beauty.
She is a fan of Dr. PAWPAW Original Balm (£6.95, lookfantastic.com), a multi-tasking hero which uses papaya, aloe vera and olive oil to soften everything from skin and hair to cuticles and nails.
It’s worth getting a primer that does more than just prepare the skin for make-up. Smashbox Photo Finish Vitamin Glow Primer contains radiance-boosting vitamins B, C and E, and nourishing birch water to lock in moisture. The water-gel formula can also be worn alone for a natural glow.
DOES SKINCARE HAVE A USE-BY DATE?
If you’re using the extra time at home to clear out your bathroom cabinet, it’s helpful to know what to keep and what to throw out.
Lisa Goldfaden, the co-founder of Goldfaden MD, says: ‘Shelf life is always listed on a product so double-check it. A safe rule of thumb is: if you’ve stored an unopened item in a cool, dark area and it falls under its designated shelf life, it’s OK to use. Make sure you throw out expired beauty products, including make-up, as these can wreak havoc on skin and cause rashes.’
3 OF THE BEST: NIGHT CREAMS
There is something cheering about a burst of bold eye shadow — and the new Le 9 de Givenchy palettes provide just that.
Each set from the French label offers nine shades in long-lasting, highly pigmented formulas, with matte, satin, glitter and metallic finishes. Alongside striking brights, they also contain nude tones for a more natural look. Choose from five colourways: 9.01, with oranges, warm browns and coral (pictured); 9.02, which includes goldflecked brown, emerald and bronze; 9.03, which features amethyst and tobacco; 9.04, with sapphire and silver; or 9.05, which offers yellow and magenta.
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