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Naturalistic Enhancements

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Skincare brand, Perricone MD set the bar high with the No Makeup collection which includes natural-looking mascara, highlight, a foundation serum, and an invaluable blush. This range has just been joined by the fantastic Instant Blur Priming Moisturiser which seamlessly absorbs into the skin, leaving it looking indescribably better. I’ve been using it both as a smoothing base for makeup and also on its own for days when I want to look just a little more done without going the whole full face.


Charlotte Tilbury’s latest drop from the superlative Pillow Talk collection is Multi Glow Romance; one pan combining gleaming highlight, bronze and blush shades. Tilbury has talked about how her creations are informed by working as an MUA in Hollywood where she realised that the pink light filters used by cinematographers made actors look even more pretty, soft and dreamy. As she says, ‘makeup is all about light’ and this a beautiful, glittery compact has been designed to harness a little bit of that magic.


Sweed’s Miracle Powder is so well-named. This loose mineral powder gives superb but light coverage with a very gentle luminescence. The blur effect is instant, and the clean formulation won’t clog pores. Further, it is infused with a supporting cast of skin treats, like Vitamin C and antioxidants.


The Minimalist by Merit is a Perfecting Complexion Stick which has very quickly become my go-to when I’m looking to even out tone and colour. I like to draw it on in tribal stripes across my face, covering pink cheeks, a random spot on my chin and any shadow under my eyes. With a brush it blends out beautifully.


e.l.f is one of the best budget brands on the high street. I love their Cream Glide Lip Liner to outline and enhance my natural lip shape. The smooth-as-silk formula means zero pulling when I’m drawing my lines.


Image consultants House of Colour have added vanilla-flavoured Lip Shine Gloss to their complementary cosmetics range. There’s a choice of four neutral shades designed to suit all and any skin tones. The moisturising formula works to condition lips and the colour intensity can build with each application.


It’s no secret that Primark’s PS makeup range contains some gems which offer performance way beyond their pay scale. These little pots of cream eyeshadow are a case in point.

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Stila really get the brief when it comes to designing makeup that makes life more simple. This genius double-ended Blush & Bronze Hydra Blur Cheek Duo feels like such an obvious pairing and is all the better for its easily blended sheer, dewy finish. Made for summer holiday makeup bags.



Thu 9 May 2024

When your brain is grappling with vows, table-plans and floral arrangements, planning your pre-wedding skincare schedule can feel quite overwhelming. There are so many choices, all promising results but will they deliver in a single one hour-long treatment? I went to Dr Joney De Souza’s clinic in Blandford Street, London W1 to try the Brazilian Zero Downtime Facial.

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Spring sun palette for eyes or cheeks. £26    Coloured mascara, Lash Alert Lift and Curl. £17  This summer’s blue. Hi-Vis