Elsa McAlonan’s Beauty Upgrades: How to give your hair a colour boost
- Elsa McAlonan reveals a selection of the best products for perking up hair colour
- She also shares the multi-tasking product Mrs Hinch uses to soften skin
- British beauty expert rounds up the best night creams to use at each age
WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: COLOUR BOOST
Elsa McAlonan revealed a selection of the best products for maintaining hair colour between salon visits (file image)
To perk up your colour before salons reopen, try these effective quick-fix products.
Rita Hazan Roots Concealer Touch Up Spray is transfer-proof and waterproof.
Or opt for Toppik Coloured Hair Thickener, which disguises areas of thinning hair, too.
Christophe Robin Temporary Color Gel lasts for five to seven washes.
To enhance colour vibrancy, try the Osmo Colour Revive conditioning treatment.
RACE YOU THERE
As spring arrives, you need a high-shine, hydrating lip gloss to banish dull, dry winter lips for good.
The new Revlon Super Lustrous The Gloss, with its light, non-sticky formula, contains conditioning agave, moringa oil and cupuacu butter.
It comes in seven feel-good shades, and the over-sized applicator ensures even coverage.
MRS HINCH’S GO-TO BALM
Mrs Hinch (pictured) is a fan of Dr. PAWPAW Original Balm for softening everything from skin and hair to cuticles and nails
We’re used to hearing of Mrs Hinch’s money-saving tips for home cleaning — but the Instagram star is just as thrifty when it comes to beauty.
She is a fan of Dr. PAWPAW Original Balm (£6.95, lookfantastic.com), a multi-tasking hero which uses papaya, aloe vera and olive oil to soften everything from skin and hair to cuticles and nails.
It’s worth getting a primer that does more than just prepare the skin for make-up. Smashbox Photo Finish Vitamin Glow Primer contains radiance-boosting vitamins B, C and E, and nourishing birch water to lock in moisture. The water-gel formula can also be worn alone for a natural glow.
DOES SKINCARE HAVE A USE-BY DATE?
If you’re using the extra time at home to clear out your bathroom cabinet, it’s helpful to know what to keep and what to throw out.
Lisa Goldfaden, the co-founder of Goldfaden MD, says: ‘Shelf life is always listed on a product so double-check it. A safe rule of thumb is: if you’ve stored an unopened item in a cool, dark area and it falls under its designated shelf life, it’s OK to use. Make sure you throw out expired beauty products, including make-up, as these can wreak havoc on skin and cause rashes.’
Goldfaden MD Mist RX Daily Nutrient Facial Mist is a useful addition to your work-at-home desk to refresh tired, dehydrated skin.
3 OF THE BEST: NIGHT CREAMS
MURAD Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream uses swertia flower and red algae extracts to leave you with a firmer, smoother complexion.
SUPER FACIALIST Retinol+ Anti-Ageing Renewing Night Cream promotes collagen production to smooth wrinkles and fine lines.
OLAY REGENERIST Retinol24 Night Face Moisturiser With Retinol & Vitamin B3 improves dark spots and gives skin a youthful glow.
There is something cheering about a burst of bold eye shadow — and the new Le 9 de Givenchy palettes provide just that.
Each set from the French label offers nine shades in long-lasting, highly pigmented formulas, with matte, satin, glitter and metallic finishes. Alongside striking brights, they also contain nude tones for a more natural look. Choose from five colourways: 9.01, with oranges, warm browns and coral (pictured); 9.02, which includes goldflecked brown, emerald and bronze; 9.03, which features amethyst and tobacco; 9.04, with sapphire and silver; or 9.05, which offers yellow and magenta.
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