Elsa McAlonan’s Beauty Upgrades: How to give your hair a colour boost

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)

Elsa McAlonan revealed a selection of the best products for maintaining hair colour between salon visits (file image)

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. 

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Revlon Super Lustrous The Gloss 

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.

superdrug.com

£6.99 Shop

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

Mrs Hinch (pictured) is a fan of Dr. PAWPAW Original Balm for softening everything from skin and hair to cuticles and nails

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.

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Smashbox Photo Finish Vitamin Glow Primer 

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. 

Boots.com 

£30 Shop

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

SHAMELESS INDULGENCE

 

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.

houseoffraser.co.uk from April 1 

£61 Shop

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