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As ‘glowing’ has become beauty’s most beloved buzzword, there seems no better time than the season of fairy lights, candles and sparkle to light up our complexions. Working wonders to counteract the drab winter light, Pixi Glow Tonic buffs away dull skin cells (£18, pixibeauty.co.uk). YSL, meanwhile, has dressed its limited-edition Touche Eclat Collector illuminating pen in Christmas glitter (£25, yslbeauty.co.uk). Finish with a sweep of Bobbi Brown Brightening Blush in Pink Truffle (£35, bobbibrown.co.uk) and be good to glow.
Make a beeline for Emma Lomax’s Sparkly Gold Make Up Bag (£15, emmalomax.com) and take it everywhere you go. Practical and super-cute, it’s far too good to be left at home.
In the thick of it
Easy, low-maintenance, beautifully thick hair without using a blowdryer, volume mousse or extensions – what woman could refuse? Just in time for the busiest month of the year, Daniel Hersheson salons have launched the new Thickening Cut (from £70, hershesons.com). ‘The secret lies in the perfect ratio between short, blunt, face-framing layers at the front – and longer, choppier ones at the back. The contrast gives the illusion of fullness,’ says stylist Scott Ade, who created the cut after being inspired by model Edie Campbell (left) and a newly bobbed Taylor Swift (above). So forget the tiresome tongs or dryers – make the cut, add a misting of Kérastase Spray à Porter (£21, kerastase.co.uk), then simply scrunch and go.
This week we’re…
Power-napping beneath Catherine & Jean Silk Alexis Eye Mask Star with Lavender (£27, catherineandjean.com). Fashion a ‘do not disturb’ sign and enter the land of dreams now.
Move over morning coffee. When you’re still suffering the effects of the night before, it’s never been easier to get back on track now that Amazon delivers juice to your door. Adding to the company’s bumper supply list of everything from books to beauty, the new AmazonFresh service delivers detox stars such as the immune-boosting, energy-charging lemon, red chilli and coconut Plenish Kick (£4.95 for a bottle, amazon fresh.co.uk).
By Bella Blissett