Tried & tested
WE DIP OUR FINGERS INTO THE LATEST RELEASES ON THE NAIL VARNISH FRONT
■ Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint – Crystal Blue, £3.99, Superdrug: I love this shade. I felt like I had mermaid fingernails. It took a couple of coats to build up a good colour and actually I think a third would have made it look even better. Sadly one of my nails had already chipped within 24 hours which was disappointing.
■ Leighton Denny Modern Bohemia – Bohemian Spirit, £12, ld-boutique.com: This slate grey is a lovely shade for autumn and winter. I needed to apply two coats for a decent colour and it did begin to wear off at the ends after a day or two. Maybe apply a clear top coat if you want it to last.
■ Nailberry L’oxygéné Oxygenated Nail Polish – Hippie Chic, £14.50, nailberry.co.uk: I am not normally one for pinks preferring darker colours but this was a really pretty rusty pink, very autumnal. Two coats gave decent colour coverage and it went on smoothly. After a few days though it was already chipping.
■ Glossworks – Tanfastic Nude, £12, feelunique.com: A little bottle that packs a lot of staying power. Tanfastic Nude is a perfect colour for daywear and goes with everything. It also survived several gym workouts and a shopping spree without chipping. An all-round winner.
PROVING that false eyelashes don’t always have to look, um, super false, Rosamund Pike, right, created her natural, yet glamorous look at the recent premiere of her new movie, A Private War, using KISS Haute Couture’s Trio Lashes.
Priced £7.49 at Superdrug, the individual lashes come in various lengths to enhance your eyes. Rosamund is wearing the ‘X-short’ length.