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Talking beauty

Shopping online is all well and good, but we can’t wait to go wild in the make-up aisles

- Sonia Haria

Sonia Haria can’t wait to shop – here’s what’s on her list

THE HIGH STREET officially reopens tomorrow, along with beauty salons and hairdresse­rs, and I’m already booked in for a haircut, manicure and facial this week. Boy, have I missed beauty treatments! But I will also be making a beeline for the makeup aisles in high-street shops.

I will always be an M&S undies girl, but I also rate its vigorously tested, science-backed skincare. Its Formula Absolute range is bestsellin­g for a reason: you will notice firmer-looking skin with regular use. The serum, face cream and night oil are all triedand-tested. I also have to mention the £12.99 Amethyst Face Roller from New Look – it not only looks great, it is also excellent for soothing stressed skin and rolling out tense jawlines.

Let’s move on to make-up. I’m a big fan of H&M’s Matte lipsticks – the formula is creamy but long-lasting and the shades are the sorts of colours you’ll reach for time and time again. My personal favourite is The More the Berrier. And check out the makeup at & Other Stories – the products are much more luxurious than the price tag suggests. I’m particular­ly impressed by the eyeshadow palettes, which come in super-wearable shades, such as Clarté de L’aube.

And let’s not forget how lovely it is to smell a new perfume up close and personal. Case in point for how underrated fashion brand beauty ranges are: did you know that Jo Malone creates blends for Zara’s perfumes? Its latest olfactory offering is Jo’s Rhubarb, a fresh, zesty fragrance, which will certainly put a spring in my step this week.

Did you know that Jo Malone creates blends for

Zara’s perfumes?

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