THE BEAUTY INFLUENCER RED GROUP BEAUTY DIRECTOR EVE CAMERON SHARES SOME OF HER FAVOURITE THINGS…
THIS MONTH I’VE BEEN…
… getting playful with Crayola Beauty’s multitasking Face Crayons, £9 – the metallic gold, silver and bronze will serve you well from now into party season; discovering that the sludgy nail colour trend is rather flattering (try Jessica Custom Nail Colour in Toasted Pecans, £9.50, below); overcoming my foundation phobia with Max Factor Radiant
Lift Foundation, £14.99, which is air-light and looks fresh all day.
BEAUTIFUL AND USEFUL
How many times have you bought a make-up palette only to find you don’t use most of the shades? Kevyn Aucoin Nude Pop Palette, £46, Spacenk, is, however, a good buy, with nudes, sparkles and purples that will make most eye colours pop.
SCENT SWITCH UP
Like flip-flops with a faux-fur coat, my breezy orange blossom-laden scent, Diptyque Eau des Sens, feels all wrong as the days get cooler. Red’s executive editor, Sarah Tomczak, tells me she also eschews her array of rosy florals come autumn, returning to Chanel’s sensual, spicy Coco. For my new-season scent (and I urge you to try them, too), I’m torn between cult Swedish brand Byredo’s Eleventh Hour, from £105 – a head-turning mix of pepper, figs, wood and rum – and the darkly sexy Fougère Platine from Tom Ford, from £162. Equally covetable is Boss The Scent Private Accord for Her, from £49. The bitter cocoa note in it makes it quite addictive.
Treatment on trial:
Tixel WHAT IS IT? The latest skin-tightening, line-erasing cosmetic treatment for eyes, it involves a controlled burn to vaporise the top layers of skin – which, the theory goes, then grow back looking fresher, plumped up and firmer due to the increased collagen production it stimulates.
WHY I TRIED IT: Eye creams can only deliver so much and I wasn’t up for surgery, so this seemed to be a middle path. Could I look less lined and tired?
DID IT WORK? Results were subtle but satisfying. After just two sessions (you need three on average, spaced six weeks apart) the skin under my eyes was firmer, my crow’s feet less obvious and I thought my upper lids were slightly lifted, too. There’s a few days’ downtime needed afterwards, so book on a Friday and don’t plan on being sociable.
WHO TO SEE: Aesthetic ocular surgeon Sabrina Shah-desai at Perfect Eyes. Prices from £550 per session.