FIFTY SHADES OF ORA
The year has started well for pop star Rita Ora. She announced in December that she has been confirmed to play Mia Grey in the upcoming film of Fifty Shades Of Grey. Not only that, though, she has just been tipped for another role, that of campaign face for DKNY’s fragrance range. The blonde Kosovan-born beauty was spotted filming a commercial around New York at Christmas, and although the deal is as yet unconfirmed, the launch of her campaign is rumoured to be slated for autumn of this year. She’s not the only fragrant star of the much-anticipated film either; did you know male lead Jamie Dornan, from Belfast, was the face of CK Free in 2009? You might enjoy checking out those old images in anticipation of his Christian Grey, book fans!
Speaking of films and beauty, Disney is teaming up with top make-up brand MAC to celebrate the launch of the film Sleeping Beauty. Centred on the evil character Maleficent, played by Angelina Jolie, the new collection will most likely be a limited one, but what’s in store? Face, eye, lip and nail products, apparently, and Maleficent herself sports a fetching purple eye shadow and pink lip — which ties in nicely with the Spring/Summer trends!
THOSE FIRST FINE LINES
Have no fear once you start to see those first few tiny lines. It’s hard to judge when you should start using anti-ageing products, but odds are that by your mid to late 20s you will spot some lines forming on your skin. Time to act! On your checklist for an anti-ageing moisturiser should be: correction, hydration and protection. Try Clinique’s Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturiser, a cream that soothes and calms skin with caffeine, nourishes with barley and wheat germ, repairs the skin’s barrier function and slows further ageing with antioxidants, along with a protective SPF 20; €52, available from Clinique counters nationwide.
Has the Christmas period left your skin oilier, and prone to breakouts and shine? Those two weeks of celebrating the festive season can be a problem for those who battle excess oil, but here’s a skin treatment that redresses the balance. Used as a primer, or just alone on the skin, Effaclar K contains salicylic acid, retinol and LHA acid to smooth imperfections and clear pores. Skin clarity and health will be restored! If you want to get serious about reversing the signs of ageing, then you need a skin treatment that is targeted to lines and wrinkles. Neostrata is a no-messing about, results-driven range that uses several different acids in its products, whether for enlarged pores, lines or rejuvenation. This exfoliating moisturiser tackles lines, wrinkles and skin texture. Use sunscreen daily while treating the skin.
SkinCeuticals offer specific skin treatments that work harmoniously to correct a skin complaint while offering protection and fighting age signs. This Neutralizer can be applied twice daily to soothe signs of redness, even on the most sensitive skin. It can be used for rosacea, after cosmetic treatments and on skin prone to redness from the cold. Use under SPF moisturiser during the day.
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR K €15.75, pharmacies nationwide
NEOSTRATA ULTRA SMOOTHING CREAM €36.15, selected pharmacies
SKINCEUTICALS REDNESS NEUTRALIZER stockists
€85; visit skinceuticals.co.uk for