Time to shim­mer

Spark up your look with the lat­est eye glam­our

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Eyes that glit­ter

Dra­matic glit­ter lips, glit­ter shapes on the face, twinkly eye­shadow, shim­mery nails … sum­mer is go­ing to be one big sparkle party. Take, for ex­am­ple, this look by Inika for US-based Ja­pa­nese fash­ion de­signer Tadashi Shoji. A com­bi­na­tion of dewy skin and sparkleen­crusted glam­our, it’s achieved us­ing four prod­ucts from the brand’s cer­ti­fied or­ganic range. The base is a mix of Pure Primer ($ 74) and Liq­uid Foun­da­tion ($ 74), a sheer, lu­mi­nous makeup base en­riched with hy­drat­ing hyaluronic acid. Inika Lip Serum ($ 45) was then smeared across the eye and then blot­ted with biodegrad­able glit­ter and Inika Cer­ti­fied Or­ganic Ve­gan Lip­stick in Pink Poppy ($ 44) ] used on the lips and cheeks as blush.

Why buy? It’s a sea­son of max­i­mum shim­mer.

Ooh la la

Ap­ply the word “French” to any­thing and it con­veys so­phis­ti­ca­tion. French bread – com­mon as it is – sounds far tastier than or­di­nary bread. A French kiss is bet­ter than a pash. It’s the same with a French man­i­cure. A way of pol­ish­ing nails that em­pha­sises the dif­fer­ence in colour be­tween the tips and the nail beds, it was trade­marked in 1978 by cos­met­ics com­pany Orly and is now con­sid­ered a clas­sic; those nat­u­ral-look­ing, pol­ished nails with crisp white tips as much a sym­bol of ex­pen­sive chic as a very posh hand­bag. If you aren’t a fan of nail art (big news this sea­son) or glit­ter, a “Frenchie” is a great op­tion, per­fect for those sum­mery dresses. Keep hands in shape with a squirt or two of Nivea’s Anti-Age Care Hand Cream ($ 8), which con­tains skin-re­gen­er­at­ing co-en­zyme Q10 and UV fil­ters to guard against sun-in­duced age spots. Why buy? Why not? It’s the ul­ti­mate af­ford­able clas­sic.

Bee’s knees

In skin­care, honey acts as a mois­turiser em­ploy­ing high lev­els of an­tiox­i­dants to fight free rad­i­cals. It is anti-bac­te­rial and anti-in­flam­ma­tory, and may also be a good op­tion for those who suf­fer from skin con­di­tions in­clud­ing pso­ri­a­sis and eczema. Now, L’Oreal Paris’ Age Per­fect In­tense Nu­tri­tion range has been newly for­mu­lated to in­clude manuka honey, mag­ne­sium, man­ganese and cal­cium to re­pair and re­store age­ing skin. The three-prod­uct col­lec­tion — a serum ($ 45) and day and night creams ($ 40 each) — is on coun­ters now. Why buy? To take ad­van­tage of a nat­u­ral, ac­tive raw ma­te­rial which has a tremen­dous repar­a­tive ef­fect. Tracey Strange

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