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A QUICK BOOST!

You don’t need a boob job to make your cleav­age look more am­ple! Try this sim­ple make-up trick. Put on a push-up bra and get a matte bronzer pow­der and big blusher brush. In a sweep­ing mo­tion to avoid ob­vi­ous lines, ap­ply the colour from the in­side of the cleav­age up and out about an inch or so over the breast. Be­low this line, sweep a shim­mery high­lighter pow­der to add to the il­lu­sion of a more volup­tuous cleav­age. The trick has in­fin­itely more stay­ing power if you can repli­cate the colour shad­ing and high­light­ing with water-re­sis­tant prod­ucts. Long-time tan favourite Coty Sun­shim­mer In­stant Tan has been re­leased in both a Light and Medium Matte liq­uid. Ap­ply in ex­actly the same way with a blusher brush, but, if you do, re­mem­ber to clean the brush prop­erly af­ter­ward.

THE ‘WIDE AWAKE’ FAKE

The pres­sures and strains of mod­ern life do noth­ing for our looks; stress cru­elly and vis­i­bly takes its toll. So, what to do for a spe­cial oc­ca­sion when you want to look your best? If you have no time or money to spare for a fa­cial, your skin saviour will have to be make-up. To mimic a more youth­ful look, you need brighter eyes, ra­di­ant skin and a big smile. For the eyes, use a pointed blend­ing sponge and ap­ply some sil­ver or pale gold to the in­ner corner of the lid. Some like to ap­ply it on the bot­tom lash line to match but this doesn’t work for ev­ery woman, so top lid is best. For ra­di­ant skin, sweep a pale pink blush pow­der up­wards in an arc over the cheek­bone to­wards the ear. And for a bet­ter smile, choose your lip­stick care­fully — and keep it cold. Cool tones make teeth look whiter. A clas­sic blue- toned red or berry works well. If you aren’t sure, buy a blue or black clear lip gloss and ap­ply over lip­stick; it will con­vert your colour to cold im­me­di­ately.

FIGHT­ING FRIZZ

Hu­mid­ity, the en­emy of a good blowdry, is the bane of many of us dur­ing the sum­mer months. To fight the frizz, there are a few items you need to keep to hand. A heat-pro­tec­tion spray spritzed on towel-dried hair will pro­tect against dam­age from styling de­vices but also from ex­ter­nal heat dur­ing the day, low­er­ing the risk of frizz. Once your hair is dry, switch the dryer to cool, blast the scalp for a few min­utes and feel for any damp spots. If your hair is thick, rub a pea-size amount of serum through the length (skip this if you have fine hair). Fin­ish the styling with a mist­ing of hu­mid­ity-re­sis­tant hair spray all over. ROGER & GAL­LET FLEUR D’OS­MAN­THUS BEAUTY OIL €26.50, phar­ma­cies na­tion­wide Dry skin and parched hair are go­ing to re­quire a lit­tle in­dul­gence if you’ve been ne­glect­ing your beauty rou­tine dur­ing the colder months. This dry oil spray con­tains apricot ker­nel, sesame and sweet al­mond oils plus the vi­ta­min pow­er­houses of A, B and E for ex­cep­tional nour­ish­ment. Smooth a drop or two through your hair and lav­ish on the body. BUT­TER LONDON MUCKY PUPS FOOT WIPES €16 for 30, Har­vey Ni­chols, Dublin and Belfast Free from chem­i­cal ir­ri­tants, these foot wipes of­fer in­stant, fresh, clean re­lief for tired feet. One of four But­ter London foot prod­ucts (the oth­ers are Kit­ten Heels Pow­der Fin­ish Foot Creme, Rock Off Cal­lus Re­mover and Stiletto Stick Hy­drat­ing Heel Balm), they were in­spired by foot-sore mod­els dur­ing London Fash­ion Week. MOROCCANOIL ORIG­I­NAL TREAT­MENT OIL €38, sa­lons na­tion­wide Just the small­est dose of this residue-free pro­tec­tive and re­plen­ish­ing oil for hair boosts the ben­e­fits of any con­di­tioner or masque treat­ment. Use it be­fore or af­ter styling and you’ll be re­warded with healthy-look­ing hair that re­tains shine, sup­ple­ness and is re­sis­tant to frizzi­ness. Women all over the world swear by this cult prod­uct so keep a bot­tle to hand for bad hair days.

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