Fake yourself beautiful!
Add oomph to your look in five easy steps
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.