Flawless in A FLASH
Introducing the two-minute cover-up
With so many new bottles, tubes and powders, it’s natural to feel weary at the thought of your morning beauty routine. This is why the two-step method from make-up artist Wendy Rowe at the recent Burberry show (right) was rather genius. Having already prepped skin, she simply applied Burberry Cashmere Concealer (€28) where needed on dark patches, shadows and blemishes. Then she used a big fluffy brush to ‘diffuse’ the powder from Burberry Cashmere Compact (€45) over the entire face. The result was flawless, yet seemingly make-up free. Glowing, but not shiny – and it took all of two minutes. Both available from burberry.com. It will not have escaped your notice that luxury scented candles are eye-wateringly expensive, but I am yet to meet a woman who doesn’t adore them. In their early days, Cire Trudon’s beautiful creations were a favourite of French king Louis XIV. Then, as now, its candles such as patchouli and amber-scented Lumière (€87.75, selfridges.com) sent a message of quality, taste and abundance when burning brightly in your home. Talking of status scents, Diptyque has partnered with French artist Philippe Baudelocque to create a dragon-embossed Fiery Orange Candle (from €31.50, diptyqueparis. com) with a rich woody scent. New from achingly cool Bella Freud (fashion designer, art director, writer) is her Starry Starry Nights Candle (€54.75, bellafreud.com) – a wintery whirl of frankincense, ginger musk and nutmeg. Finally, classicists will love the aroma of pine needles and cherrywood from the Acqua di Parma Silver Gems Candle (€110, acquadiparma.com).