Introducing the two-minute cover-up
Make-up artist Wendy Rowe used a simple two-step method for perfect complexion at Burberry’s recent show
With so many new bottles, tubes and powders, it’s natural to feel weary at the thought of your morning beauty routine. This is why the two-step method from make-up artist Wendy Rowe at the recent Burberry show (right) was rather genius. Having already prepped skin, she simply applied Burberry Cashmere Concealer (£25) where needed on dark patches, shadows and blemishes.
From left: Burberry Cashmere Compact, £40, and Burberry Cashmere Concealer, £25, both burberry.com
Then she used a big fluffy brush to ‘diffuse’ the powder from Burberry Cashmere Compact (£40) over the entire face. The result was flawless, yet seemingly make-up free. Glowing, but not shiny – and it took all of two minutes. Both available from burberry.com.
It will not have escaped your notice that luxury scented candles are eye-wateringly expensive, but I am yet to meet a woman who doesn’t adore them. In their early days, Cire Trudon’s beautiful creations were a favourite of French king Louis XIV. Then, as now, its candles such as patchouli and amber-scented Lumière (£78, selfridges.com) sent a message of quality, taste and abundance when burning brightly in your home.
Talking of status scents, Diptyque has partnered with French artist Philippe Baudelocque to create a dragon-embossed Fiery Orange Candle (from £28, diptyqueparis.com) with a rich woody scent. New from achingly cool Bella Freud (fashion designer, art director, writer) is her Starry Starry Nights Candle (£48, bellafreud.com) – a wintery whirl of frankincense, ginger musk and nutmeg. Finally, classicists will love the aroma of pine needles and cherrywood from the Acqua di Parma Silver Gems Candle (£91, acquadiparma.com).
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…finding ourselves beset by frizz now that the winter damp has set in. So handbag, meet 72 Hair’s Repairing Oil (£14.99, 72hair.com) – an instant flyaway and split end tamer that we take wherever we go.