- Elsa McAlonan tells you how to create the appearance of fuller lips using lipstick
- She also reveals Victoria Beckham’s favourite bath salts to beat bloating
- This week her shameless indulgence is Black Opium Pure Illusion
WHAT’S NOW AND HOW TO DO IT: TWO-TONE LIPS
Rather than seeking surgical enhancements, get the appearance of fuller lips using two-toned lipsticks
If you want your lips to look fuller, two shades are better than one.
So it’s well worth trying the trend for two-toned lipstick
Try Givenchy Le Rouge Sculpt which has a semi-matte finish.
The marbled Illamasqua Lava Lips lipsticks come in three shades.
And Smashbox has gone one step further with its Triple Tone Lipstick.
Pat with your finger to blend.
RACE YOU THERE
Ever worry the skincare regime you’ve had for years has stopped working? Avon has a new night cream that promises to keep working over time.
The ANEW Reversalist Infinite Effects Night Treatment Cream is the first rotational skincare treatment of its kind. The double-sided bottle has two formulas. T
he first is used for seven days to replenish and prepare the skin, and the second boosts collagen and helps repair wrinkles over the next seven days.
You rotate them so the results intensify over time.
VICTORIA’S LOVE OF EPSOM SALTS
Victoria Beckham reportedly uses Epsom salt to get red carper ready as it beats bloating and water retention
Stars such as Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lawrence are reportedly fans of Epsom salt baths, which are handy to use before a red carpet appearance to beat bloating and water retention.
A 20-minute soak is also soothing for tired legs and aids sleep. Try Westlab’s Supersalt Epsom Muscle Relief Bathing Salt
For an instant pickme-up, try Origins GinZing SPF40 EnergyBoosting Tinted Moisturiser. It has a sheer colour, so gives skin a natural glow. Caffeine is the secret ingredient, as it works as an anti-irritant that also combats dullness.
WHAT’S THE SECRET TO THICKER BROWS?
Believe it or not, exfoliating your brows once a week can stimulate the area by increasing circulation, which e Believe it or not, exfoliating your brows once a week can stimulate the area by increasing circulation, which encourages new growth, making brows look thicker. It also prevents in-grown hairs.
Bbrow has created a specific product for the job. The Blink Brow Bar Exfoliator is infused with a nourishing blend of vitamin E and natural nut oils, sugar crystals and sweet almond shell. The pencil applicator makes it easy to rub in, with no mess.
If you exfoliate with a facial brush, use one with an extra-sensitive exfoliator attachment, such as the Braun Face Spa
Post exfoliation, combat any leftover flakiness with Skin Shop’s Dry Skin Eye Gel
3 OF THE BEST: BRUSH-ON SPF
A sweatresistant powder ideal for yearround protection without being drying, the Susan Posnick Brush On Block SPF30 is great when exercising.
Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF30 has enough of a tint to wear on its own, protecting from the sun’s ageing effects with a naturallook coverage
A light powder that doesn’t clog pores and doubles as a foundation, bareMinerals SPF30 Natural Sunscreen has a mattifying effect so skin stays shine-free
Yves Saint Laurent Opium is an iconic scent that was created in 1977 — but it’s still sold on beauty counters today. However, if the classic fragrance is too heavy for you, try the modern update — Black Opium — which is fast becoming a favourite with a younger audience. The new collector’s edition of the scent, Black Opium Pure Illusion keeps the basic winning formula of sweet black coffee combined with creamywhite musk, orange blossom, patchouli and cedarwood, but in a stunning striped, glittery bottle. It exudes classic glamour and gives an exciting twist to a scent that is fast becoming as iconic as the original.