We fall into two groups; those who love a smoky eye, and those who love their lipstick. As a longterm member of the former, either I stick with my increasingly uncool smudgy eye or up-date with a new hot lip colour. With the likes of Alexa Chung at the Grammys, or the super glam, super cool Marion Cotillard at the Baftas, as my inspiration it’s time to take the plunge.
My bright lip tip is to not judge the colour in the bullet, but try on as many as possible to find the one that suddenly makes your eyes and teeth whiter and your skin glow. Find that right bright and it works like anti-ageing magic everytime.
For more tips from the red carpet click here to read Bafta Beauty.
For more tips on how to do the bright lip, click here to read Find Your Red Lip.
Roja Dove is a man with a passion for all things perfume, and when we met up recently on an icy cold day he gave me this great scent tip. ‘We think that we should only wear those crisp, fresh fragrances in the summer, but on a cold day they can smell fabulous,’ he explains (in the same way that those traditionally heavier, headier winter florals work in hot, humid weather). Lancôme’s classic lemony Ô de Lancôme, Annick Goutal’s fresh Eau d’Hadrien and Dior’s Escale à Parati cologne are three summer favourites that I now love to wear in the cold weather.
For more of Roja’s great tips click here to read Find Your Perfect Perfume.
Nothing leaves skin plumper, or more supple and glowing than a natural face oil.
Try Nude ProGenius
Massage in a few
drops (even on oily
skin – too much skin
stripping only makes it
produce more oil to
compensate) on clean
damp skin, or mix a
drop into your hydrating
serum or night cream.
Clean means shiny, so shampoo twice; the first removes product, the second removes natural oils.
When blow drying direct the heat down the length of the hair – it smoothes the cuticles, leaving hair shiner. Finish with a spritz of shine spray.