Elsa McAlonan's Beauty Upgrades: How to master mask-proof lipsticks!
Elsa McAlonan’s Beauty Upgrades: How to master mask-proof lipsticks!
- Elsa McAlonan reveals the best long-lasting lipsticks that don’t stick to masks
- She also shares the beauty tool Jessica Alba uses to lift and curl lashes
- British beauty expert rounds up the best posh eye creams to use at each age
WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: MASK-PROOF LIPSTICKS
British beauty expert Elsa McAlonan, reveals a selection of the best mask-proof lipsticks (file image)
If you want a lipstick to go the distance this summer — one that’s long-lasting, doesn’t melt in the heat and stays put under your face mask — matte is your best bet.
‘A budge-proof matte lipstick is ideal because they dry, so you don’t need to worry about your lipstick getting stuck to the inside of your face mask like you would with a lipgloss,’ says celebrity make-up artist Scott Barnes.
The new Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick glides over lips like a gloss and stays on for hours.
Or try the new L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayons. Boots
And a good budget buy is MUA Velvet Matte Liquid Lip which has a vegan formula and great staying power.
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Just landed at Boots — a welcome rescue remedy for out-of-control brows! If yours are looking sparse or shapeless, try the new No7 Beautiful Eyebrows Tinted Gel (£12) on sale this week. Featuring an oil from pink berry extract, the formula is flexible, so it doesn’t flake. The brush adds a tint in a choice of Light Brown, Brown or Black. As a bonus, it’s also water-resistant.
JESSICA ALBA’S LASH SECRET
Jessica Alba (pictured) revealed her must-have beauty tool is the Tweezerman ProCurl Lash Curler, designed to life and curl lashes
Jessica Alba recently reveal-ed that her perfect finishing touch for a daytime smoky eye is to curl her lashes. In a conversation with American Vogue, the actress disclosed that her must-have beauty tool is the Tweezerman ProCurl Lash Curler (£22, tweezerman.co.uk). Designed to lift and curl lashes, it can be used on its own or over mascara.
Make-up artists can spend hours trying to achieve luminous skin. The new L’Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Tinted Water-Cream does the job in seconds. Available in ten shades, from Fair to Deep, this hydrating formula with SPF 20 is the perfect lightweight summer base.
WILL WAXING HURT MORE IF I SHAVED?
It’s true that your next salon wax — whenever that may be — might hurt more if, like many of us, you have been shaving your legs during lockdown.
Treatwell waxing expert Sofia Farnesi, co-founder of the Naked Hare Group, explains: ‘Your first wax may feel a little more sensitive when you frequently shave. Shaving strengthens the hair and makes the skin more sensitive, instead of thinning and softening the hair like waxing does. Gently exfoliating with a scrub 24 hours before your wax makes it easier for the wax to stick to the hair instead of the skin which makes it less painful.
Try Weleda Birch Body Scrub with ingredients that include natural wax pearls to leave skin feeling smoother.
3 OF THE BEST: POSH EYE CREAMS
Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Cream tackles fine lines and wrinkles. Noni fruit juice helps to firm the area while antioxidant black tea soothes dark circles.
Peter Thomas Roth’s Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Eye Cream contains six botanicals and thermal water to hydrate the eye area.
Look Fabulous Forever Night Revive Eye Cream is created specifically for mature skin. It is packed with moisture-boosting and plumping ingredients.
If there ’s one palette that makes the difference between glowing skin and a dull complexion, it’s a perfect blush.
Chantecaille Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duet can brighten the whole face, with or without foundation. Sales of the limited-edition palette will support WildAid’s shark and manta ray programmes, and each compact has an image of a whale shark or a ray.
The palettes come in two colourways: Coral Radiance, with coral blush and peach shimmer highlighter; and Rose Radiance, a soft pink blush with a white gold shimmer highlighter.
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