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NEVER A FROWN

Beauty fads come and go, slower than they ought to in the brow domain, unless perma-livid is your preferred facial expression, but clichéd as it sounds, good skin is always in fashion.

S o, as new year’s resolutions to go to the gym and only drink wine at weekends were half-heartedly committed to smartphone diaries, I decided, more realistically, to make a bit more effort with my face this year.  To clean it, hydrate it and nourish it in an attempt to achieve the much coveted, ever elusive healthy glow. That and to stop frowning which  has been much easier said than done given that it has little to do with skincare and everything to do with life being a bit bonkers.

A few weeks in and with the help of these beauties, some old faithful faves and some new, I’m doing ok.  No one else has noticed, obviously, but then I won’t be taking off my balaclava till April so there’s not much to see. But come the spring, I shall emerge smoother faced and radiant. And probably with a fringe.  The best frown concealer of all.

TROPIC SUN DROPS GRADUAL TANNING FACIAL SERUM
£22
tropicskincare.com

I will be forever grateful to the friend who recently introduced me to this bottle of sun-kissed goodness. Add a few drops to your daily moisturiser for natural-looking streak-free results.

GARDEN OF WISDOM PORE CLEANING POWDER
£12
victoriahealth.com

A product I never want to run out of so I buy two. Gentle but effective and leaves skin super smooth and beautifully clean, minimising the appearance of large clogged pores.

WELEDA SKIN FOOD LIGHT
£12.95 (75ml)
hollandandbarrett.com

This lighter version of the old favourite gives an instant hit of moisture.

MAGNITONE LONDON WIPEOUT MICROFIBRE CLEANSING CLOTHS
£15
feelunique.com 

An essential  in my skincare routine. Super soft, re-useable and removes every trace of makeup.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY UNISEX HEALTHY GLOW HYDRATING TINT
£35
charlottetilbury.com

This is definitely a clever product and although I started using it in the summer, it’s actually great all year round, adapting to your skin as you apply creating a lovely sun-kissed glow.

NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER
£24
narscosmetics.com 

This has long been part of my makeup arsenal . It has a luxurious texture and most importantly doesn’t sit in fine lines.

IT COSMETICS YOUR SKIN BUT BETTER CC CREAM
£31
boots.com

I’d heard a lot of good thigs about this skin-loving  CC cream  and I’m happy to say I like it! It’s hydrating whilst giving great coverage without looking cakey.

DANIEL SANDLER WATER COLOUR LIQUID BLUSH
£16.50
danielsandler.com

I’d forgotten how good this lightweight, easy to blend formula really is for an quick, much needed and long lasting pop of colour.

BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR
£30
cultbeauty.co.uk

Becca does highlighter so well and this is one of my all time favourites. Dab on top of makeup or mix with foundation for a grown up glow without the glitter.

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