More top beauty tips
Fashion & Beauty Editor, Justine Brennan, shares a few extra beauty tips and new product information, just for you…
Your lips… only better
Lips are one of our most attractive features – you’ve only got to take a look at Angelina Jolie’s enviable pout to know that’s true. And while most of us aren’t blessed with luscious lips to begin with, there’s a lot you can do to pucker up perfectly…
Licking sore lips is one of the most dehydrating things we can do, leading to cracks and chapped lips, so always have a lip balm tucked away ready for use. Make your smile special with Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant, £20 or Origins Lip Remedy Soothing Lip Saver, £14 (right) – worth splashing out on.
Fancy a full Julia Roberts-style pout without surgery? Then give a lip plumping solution a try. We like Plumping Lip Gloss, £8, from Champneys – leave it on overnight for best results.
(Don’t) pucker up
Sucking through straws, puckering up or smoking all lead to vertical lines around the lip area. Tackle them with the revolutionary Olay Regenerist Anti-Ageing Lip Treatment, £16.99 (left), which works deeply within the lip surface to intensely hydrate and fill fine lines. The best lip gloss – ever!If you’re partial that that shiny, luscious look that only a gloss can give, you must try Mac Lipglass. It’s the ultimate lip gloss in a staggering 33 shades with unbeatable staying power. £13, and worth every penny.
Super soft skin
Free from ingredients known to irritate and cause skin breakouts, the mission of beautyexperts Dermalogica is to guide your skin to a new level of health fitness. Their new Skinperfect Primer SPF30, £37.30 (right), has been created to not only smooth, protect and condition but also to correct irregularities and give a luminous finish. Apply after moisturising and either wear alone or under foundation.
Get fast relief for dry, irritated skin with Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturising lotion with menthol, £9.99. Colloidal oatmeal provides the soothing and moisturising benefits and the cooling menthol gives 24-hour respite for winter skin complaints, including eczema