Fake your­self beau­ti­ful!

Add oomph to your look in five easy steps

Best - - BEST FOR BEAUTY - WORDS: HE­LEN PIKE

Need some en­hance­ment? A lit­tle fak­ery can go a long way. It’s never been eas­ier to play around with your look, whether it’s hav­ing long, flut­tery lashes, or giv­ing pasty skin a re­viv­ing dose of colour. These fool­proof, prod­ucts will trans­form you from top to toe…

1 GET LASHED

Want lashes with the wow fac­tor, but hate the messy ap­pli­ca­tion? Swap glue for mag­nets! Ardell Mag­netic Lashes, £13.99, come in vary­ing shapes. You get two strips per eye in­stead of one. Ap­ply the first above the lashes, then, us­ing the ac­com­pa­ny­ing ap­pli­ca­tor, place the sec­ond strip un­der­neath so that the mag­nets con­nect, sand­wich­ing your up­per lashes in be­tween. Ap­ply mas­cara be­fore­hand to give ex­tra grip, and fin­ish with a lit­tle eyeliner.

2 PEARLY WHITES

Whether you’ve been main­lin­ing red wine, cof­fee or both, fre­quent drinks can cause sur­face and deep stains to the teeth, but high­street prod­ucts have come a long way in help­ing to re­move this dis­coloura­tion. Bev­erly Hills For­mula Per­fect White Gold Tooth­paste, £4.99, lifts stains, while Col­gate Max White Tooth­brush & Whiten­ing Pen, £12, is a three-step process that bright­ens and whitens teeth.

3 MANE AT­TRAC­TION Give your locks a youth-over with a dose of colour. We’re not talk­ing about per­ma­nent dye, though, as you can now ex­per­i­ment with shades with­out tak­ing the plunge. L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup,

£6.99, is a jelly-like sub­stance that you ap­ply to dry hair and brush through. No gloves re­quired! You can blowdry or leave to dry nat­u­rally. With 20 shades to choose from, you can be as safe or as dar­ing as you like. 4 TAN IN A FLASH Like make-up for your body, not only does James Read Body Foun­da­tion Wash Off Tan, £12, give your skin a nat­u­ral glow, but it also helps dis­guise bruises or marks on legs and arms. Tan-phobe? Take a tip from the man him­self. James Read says, ‘Ap­ply only one layer in cir­cu­lar mo­tions to achieve a nat­u­ral glow. Wash Off Tan can be used on the face too, for a per­fect ap­pli­ca­tion mix with mois­turiser. 5 LONGER, STRONGER NAILS Thanks to gel-ef­fect for­mu­las, false nails have taken a back seat of late, but they’re back now and bet­ter than ever. El­e­gant Touch has dozens of vari­a­tions, shapes and fin­ishes from £5.25, and great be­fore- and af­ter-care prod­ucts, too. The Pro­fes­sional Nail Clip­per, £8.50, is de­signed to trim falsies to fit your nails per­fectly, while Nail Saviour, £9.95, cre­ates a pro­tec­tive bar­rier be­tween your nails and the glue.

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