We fully endorse glitter for grown-ups
Get beauty inspiration from the glittering Tom Ford and Halpern S/S 18 catwalks
Mirroring the shimmer, sparkle and full-throttle sequins on the Tom Ford and Halpern S/S 18 catwalks, high shine and glittered make-up is back in abundance. For a sophisticated take, mimic the Topshop Unique show and layer Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Shadow in Cleopatra (£22, charlottetilbury.com) over Topshop Chameleon Glow in Wax + Wane (£9.50, topshop.com) using your fingertips.
Left: Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Shadow in Cleopatra (£22, charlottetilbury.com). Right: Topshop Chameleon Glow in Wax + Wane (£9.50, topshop.com)
Or go the full monty and apply FromNicLove Biodegradable Chunky Cherry Cosmetic Face Glitter (£6.50, fromniclove.com). The brand even has a travelling bus sprinkling sparkle at UK festivals such as Deer Shed, Camp Bestival and Port Eliot. Embrace the glitter and let the good times roll.
FromNicLove Biodegradable Chunky Cherry Cosmetic Face Glitter (£6.50, fromniclove.com)
SPRING SKIN: WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THE LABEL
Easter always feels like the perfect time to reassess our skincare. So here are the bona fide buzzwords that experts say we should check the label for this season…
CERAMIDES: These control moisture loss through the skin barrier. When applied topically, they make for more hydrated skin. Developed by US dermatologists and containing three different ceramides, CeraVe has just landed in the UK . The packaging may look less than sexy, but the Hydrating Cleanser (£9) and Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25 (£12, both boots.com) improved my dry, post-winter skin in a week.
Left: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser (£9). Right: CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25 (£12, both boots.com)
PREBIOTICS: By providing food for probiotics (aka good bacteria) to grow, Orveda Prebiotic Emulsion (£280, orveda.com) restores the skin barrier. Apply as a primer or moisturiser, then layer the reusable silicone mask on top for ten minutes.
WATERLESS: The World Wide Fund for Nature says that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. Use waterless By Sarah London Organic Facial Oil (£38,bysarahlondon.com) to get soft skin that doesn’t cost the Earth.
This week we’re…sparking up Floral Street’s Spring Bouquet candle (£28, floralstreet.com) and filling our homes with the scent of the season. A blend of rhubarb, pink cassis, hyacinth and plum, it smells of English gardens and the promise of new beginnings.
Beauty assistant: Alice Robertson