- Elsa McAlonan tells you how to find the best shade of burgandy for your skin
- She also reveals Sienna Miller’s secret to a youthful glow
- This week shameless indulgence is Sisleya L’Integral Anti-Age Contour Cream
WHAT’S NOW AND HOW TO DO IT: BURGUNDY NAILS
Hot for autumn: no matter your skin tone, burgundy is a goregous colour for the season
Burgundy nails are the hottest shade for autumn, which is good news, as the hue is very flattering for all skin tones.
This polish is suitable for vegans and free from parabens. Go for Red Red Wine — a beautiful Bordeaux shade that won’t damage nails.
Flying off the shelves is Dolce Desire from the new Dolce & Gabbana Fall in Bloom range.
Glitter-infused cranberry — perfect for a party
RACE YOU THERE
Shake up your skincare routine with this brilliantly priced set from Elemis. The Pro-Collagen Real Results Collection is worth more than £168 were you to purchase these products individually, but you can buy the set this week for £58.92. The smart, zipped cosmetics bag includes the new Pro-Collagen Marine Oil (15ml), plus a night cream, eye cream and a travel-sized mask. It’s available on qvcuk. com from Thursday and on QVC TV channel all day on September 17.
GET SIENNA’S NATURAL SKIN SMOOTHER
Sienna Miller is a long-time fan of celebrity facialist Su-Man’s natural skincare range
With the colour intensity of a lip cream, the moisturising properties of a balm and the glass-like shine of a gloss, the new Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine is setting the standard for lipstick this autumn. It comes in 19 creamy shades, from pinks and plums to beiges and browns.
IS YOUR PILLOW RUINING YOUR SKIN?
We’ve all heard pillows can cause wrinkles, but did you know they may also be giving you spots?
Dr Justine Hextall, consultant dermatologist from The Harley Medical Group, says: ‘If you don’t change your pillowcase often, then there can be a build-up of dead skin cells, bacteria and the products you apply before bed, which can cause breakouts.’
Switch to silk pillows, which are less absorbent when it comes to overnight skincare regimes. Try a lighter night cream, too, such as Olay Regenerist 3 Point Age-Defying Night Cream (£20, Boots), which plumps skin as you sleep.
3 OF THE BEST: MULTI-TASKING OILS
Enriched with a blend of natural oils, Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil nourishes and protects stressed-out hair, and soothes dry skin. It has a beautiful floral scent
Mandara Spa Exotic Escape Body Oil is a pursefriendly product that can be used on skin, hair and cuticles to hydrate and repair. It has a blend of coconut and sweet almond oil.
Combining vitamin E, camelina and almond oil, Rosie for Autograph Divine Miracle Oil leaves your hair and skin feeling super soft without a greasy residue.
The eye area is the most vulnerable part of the face, and often shows signs of ageing first. This is due to the fragility of the skin — which can also be prone to puffiness and dark circles. If you find your eye cream is too heavy or rich, Sisleya L’Integral Anti-Age Eye and Lip Contour Cream might well be the answer. It tackles all the signs of ageing without irritating or clogging skin. The cream smooths, tightens and de-puffs, brightening the whole face. It also comes with a golden-tipped rollerball applicator to apply the cream and massage the area, which helps to improve circulation and reduce dark circles.