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Elsa McAlonan's Beauty Upgrades: How to achieve a flawless look with Zara Beauty

What’s now & how to do it... ZARA BEAUTY 

Zara’s first full make-up range, featuring 132 refillable products, goes on sale this Wednesday, and I predict a stampede. Developed by Diane Kendal, the visionary behind Marc Jacobs Beauty, the vegan collection looks expensive but thankfully isn’t.

The Eye Color In 6 palette (£17.99, or £3.99 for refills, zara.com) comes in five colourways, while the Refillable Eyeliner in Inky Dark (£7.99) has an ultra-fine precision brush.

There are 40 shades of nail polish (£5.99) with matte, pearly and glitter finishes, as well as satin and matte lipsticks (£9.99). The range will be available online and in Zara’s Bond Street store in London.

Zara’s first full make-up range, featuring 132 refillable products, goes on sale this Wednesday

The Eye Color In 6 palette (£17.99, or £3.99 for refills, zara.com) comes in five colourways (pictured left), while there are 40 shades of nail polish (pictured right)

RACE YOU THERE 

Now hair salons are open, your roots might be tip-top once more, but to help keep them that way, try the new Primark Andrew Fitzsimons Root Concealer (£3, in-store nationwide only).

A dead ringer for the Color Wow Root Cover Up (£28.50, lookfantastic.com), the high-pigment, buildable powder offers an easy touch-up for grey hair and root regrowth. It’s part of a collaboration with celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons, and comes in a choice of shades from dark blonde and brown to auburn and black.

Now hair salons are open, your roots might be tip-top once more, but to help keep them that way, try the new Primark Andrew Fitzsimons Root Concealer (£3, in-store nationwide only)

Secret to Kate's glossy locks 

She’s famous for her glossy hair, so when news broke that the Duchess of Cambridge uses Kiehl’s Creme With Silk Groom (£25.90, escentual.com) to keep it looking sleek and shiny, it’s little wonder it sold out almost instantly.

The non-greasy styling cream, formulated with silk powders and conditioning jojoba oil, smooths away frizz, leaving you with hair fit for a princess.

She’s famous for her glossy hair, so when news broke that the Duchess of Cambridge (pictured) uses Kiehl’s Creme With Silk Groom (£25.90, escentual.com) to keep it looking sleek and shiny, it’s little wonder it sold out almost instantly

THIS WORKS 

No 7 Advanced Ingredients Facial Capsules 

The gold standard of single-dose skincare capsules is Elizabeth Arden’s Advanced Ceramide Capsules (£43 for 30 capsules). Now No 7 has launched its own version: Advanced Ingredients Facial Capsules (£20 for 30 capsules, boots.com). Having tried these for a month, they definitely help to reduce the look of wrinkles, leaving skin firmer and softer. 

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Can I sanitiser-proof my nails? 

Sally Hansen nail expert Imarni Ashman says, ‘Keep your hands and nails moisturised after sanitising with a rich hand cream to prevent drying and cracking.’

Essential as it is, hand sanitiser can damage your nails due to its high alcohol content.

Sally Hansen nail expert Imarni Ashman says, ‘Keep your hands and nails moisturised after sanitising with a rich hand cream to prevent drying and cracking.’

She also recommends applying thin coats of polish and cuticle oil once a day. To strengthen nails, try Sally Hansen Nail Treatment Hard As Nails (£5.99, superdrug.com, left), which contains moisturising omega 3 to help ease the look of ridges and prevent peeling.

Or, to protect your manicure against the frequent use of hand sanitiser, try the new Barry M Sanitiser Proof Topcoat (£3.99, barrym.com), which gives nails a gel-look shine.

3 OF THE BEST: SPFs FOR FACES

DR SAM’S Flawless Daily Sunscreen SPF50 

DR SAM’S Flawless Daily Sunscreen SPF50 (drsambunting .com) contains niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3 that improves the skin’s texture and keeps pores clear, making it perfect for skin prone to blemishes. 

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MURAD City Skin Age Defense SPF50 

MURAD City Skin Age Defense SPF50 (murad.co.uk) protects against causes of accelerated ageing, such as UVA and UVB rays, pollution and blue light from screens. It evens skin tone, too. 

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SHAMELESS INDULGENCE 

Tom Ford Soleil Brulant Eau de Parfum 

Given current holiday prospects involve battling the elements on a British beach, is it any wonder scents that sound like summer in a bottle — such as the new Tom Ford Soleil Brulant Eau de Parfum (£228 for 50ml, tomford.co.uk) — are more enticing than ever?

The third Soleil scent in the designer’s Private Blend collection (following Soleil Blanc and Soleil Neige) is a sophisticated mix of mandarin, bergamot, and spicy pink peppercorn.

The heart of orange flower absolute and black honey is complemented by a base of amber, wood, leather and vetiver notes which add warmth. It’s a fresh, light, unisex scent, and doesn’t wear off after the first spray. And nor should it at that price!

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