The dark days of dangerous make-up have long gone, says SUZIE ABEL
Our make-up expert looks at a new high quality range
DON’T BE afraid of make-up, there’s really no need. Finding the right products and learning how to apply them can be scary but have no fear that the make-up itself is harmful these days – in fact it can be good for you.
Thank goodness we have moved on from the reign of Elizabeth I and her penchant for using a mixture of white lead and vinegar to whiten her face and supposedly make her look younger and more beautiful! Thankfully nowadays, beauty products have to undergo rigorous tests and the manufacturers are required to follow strict guidelines to ensure complete safety.
Sensitivity and allergic reactions can still be a problem though and these seem to be on the increase. The stresses of modern life maybe? We are seeing more customers who have not suffered from any sensitivity previously but who have developed a problem for no apparent reason. My team will always guide them to one of the brands that are less likely to irritate, like Clinique, whose range is allergy tested and 100% fragrance-free; or Clarins, who will always choose a natural ingredient over a chemical one if it delivers the same effectiveness. Their ingredient garden is full of plants and many other botanical marvels from the natural world.
I am loving the newest addition to the world of make-up, and exclusive to Jarrolds, the exciting and beautiful Dr Hauschka Make-up range, which offers unique products that will reveal your inner and outer beauty. A natural appearance and a healthy look can be achieved with these 100% natural products, which replace the original range launched some years ago.
Absolute leaders in this field, Dr Hauschka make-up carries the Natrue certification and contains many effective and caring ingredients like pomegranate essence and macadamia nut oil. A high percentage of the ingredients are grown on the company’s own farms to guarantee premium quality, including calendula and sage, and the oils from roses and other medicinal plants offer an intense skincare quality and a silky smooth finish. The range, consisting of 90 items, can fulfil all your needs from foundations, powders and blushers to eyes, lips and brushes.
Believe me when I say that this range is perfectly natural, there is no compromise and the results it produces are amazing and just as beautiful as any mainstream alternative. So why not visit our resident esthetician and consultant Rosie Sargent and reveal your own natural beauty?
A selection from the Dr Hauschka make-up range