Big hair may be hot this season but sleek and shiny works better here (and definitely save the curls for something else). The trick to that just-stepped-of-the-catwalk straight hair, as opposed to just flat hair is to first blow dry with a big round brush like Moroccanoil Large Barrel Brush, before finishing with the irons. Finally spritz with a shine-boosting spray – we love Redken Glistening Mist.
Any ‘tan’ seen this winter has to be light and glowing at most. Try mixing a little self-tan (try Xen-tan face tanner luxe) into your night cream for a bit of colour without too obvious a commitment. Alternatively, dust a light toned, shimmer-free bronzer over cheekbones.
Dark shades of winter berries and purples (either go glossy or almost matte) look beautiful, as do any deep, dark reds. Or, go understated with a gloss-free balmy nude or soft pink.
Flowers and leather? Just don’t go there. Instead look for warm-skin notes of amber, musk and even scents of ‘leather’ as found in Annick Goutal Grand Amour Eau De Parfum.
Either dark (but steer clear of black, as deep reds, dark chocolate and purple looks
newer) and ultra glossy, or beige shades of nude look equally