WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: LIP TINTS THAT LAST
British beauty expert Elsa McAlonan, reveals a selection of the best products for lasting lip colour (file image)
By now you’ve likely realised lipstick and gloss don’t fare well beneath face coverings — hence why matte lip tints, with stellar staying power, are proving popular this summer.
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Who doesn’t want bigger, brighter-looking eyes? Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes!, which goes on sale on Thursday, does just the trick.
The applicator has a flat side to coat lashes with mascara, and a comb side to lift and define them, while the smudge-proof formula contains lightweight natural waxes to add volume and texture.
It is infused with conditioning keratin, too.
KATE’S SUN ESSENTIALS
Actress Kate Hudson (pictured) protects her skin from the sun using Soleil Toujours
As a fan of eco-friendly, healthy living, it’s no surprise actress Kate Hudson’s go-to sunscreen is by Soleil Toujours, famed for organic mineral formulas.
Hero products from the natural brand, which it says are better for the environment and your skin than chemical sunscreen, include the anti-ageing Extreme UV Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 45 (£45, cultbeauty.co.uk). Or, for a radiance boost, try the 100% Mineral Sunscreen Glow SPF 30 (£36), a lightly tinted lotion with a touch of shimmer.
CAN I PUT HAND CREAM OVER MY SANITISER?
Yes. Applying hand cream after using sanitiser is essential to protect our skin, and it will help prevent bacteria from invading, according to Davinia Tang, the founder of skincare range Davisage.
‘Many of us are so focused on stripping our skin of any germs that we are inadvertently thinning out our hands’ outermost layer of skin — a natural barrier that stops bacteria from entering our bodies,’ she explains. Sanitising without moisturising can lead to dryness, redness, itching, flaking, and dry cracks in the skin, giving bacteria an entry point.
3 OF THE BEST: FOAMING CLEANSERS
Scent can be a wonderful trigger for memories, whisking the mind back to moments of pleasure — and French fashion house Maison Margiela aims to do exactly that with its Replica collection, the latest addition to which is Bubble Bath.
Intended to capture that blissful feeling of unwinding in a bath after a long day, the eau de toilette is a delicate floral fragrance that has a ‘clean’ feel to it.
The top notes of soap bubbles and bergamot essence blend with a heart of rose, lavender and jasmine absolute to create a bright, fresh scent, while the comforting base of coconut, patchouli essence and white musk creates a much-needed sense of relaxation.