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Elsa McAlonan's Beauty Upgrades: How to lengthen lashes with lifting mascara

WHAT'S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: LIFTING MASCARA 

British beauty expert Elsa McAlonan, reveals a selection of the best mascaras for lengthening eyelashes (file image)

Spending winter with our lower-face swaddled in a mask, it’s no surprise that, with a new focus on our eyes, mascara sales are up. The newest launches lift, lengthen and strengthen like never before.

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W7 Nudification palette 

You can never go wrong with a nude eyeshadow palette — and, if it’s a bargain buy, so much the better.

The new W7 Nudification palette has 16 shadows cleverly curated into mix and match matte and shimmer shades from soft and golden browns, light and dusky pinks to a copper metallic.

These shades suit all eye colours and skin tones and can be easily blended to create dozens of everyday looks.

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ALICIA’S NEW BEAUTY RANGE

Alicia Keys's (pictured) new Soulcare line goes on sale this week, with highlights including the Skin Transformation Cream and Obsidian Facial Roller 

Happy Birthday to singer Alicia Keys, who turns 40 today. It will be a double celebration for the Grammy award- winner, as her new Keys Soulcare line goes on sale this week.

The new range of products has been designed to boost our minds, bodies and spirits and include the Skin Transformation Cream (£30), Obsidian Facial Roller (£25) and the Sage + Oat milk Candle (£35, cultbeauty.co.uk). All available from this Friday.

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L’Oréal Dream Lengths Wonder Water 

 L’Oréal Dream Lengths Wonder Water has been a hit in the U.S. and is now available here. A lightweight, liquid conditioner, applied to wet hair, it works on any length, smoothing in eight seconds, and leaving locks silky.

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WILL OIL HELP MY NAILS GROW? 

Yes, we know that oil is good for softening and protecting cuticles, but it also helps to protect and strengthen nails, and make your polish last longer, too.

Nail brand Kure Bazaar’s artistic director, Kartika Luyet, says: ‘Your nails are made of keratin, so applying cuticle oil directly to the nails, the cuticle area and the skin around nails is important for nail health. Cuticle oil hydrates and locks in moisture, in turn keeping dry, brittle nails at bay, boosting nail growth as well as helping the longevity of a manicure.’ 

Kure Bazaar Organic Cuticle Oil  

Kure Bazaar Organic Cuticle Oil is a natural cuticle oil with ten precious oils, infused with rose petals and strengthens brittle nails.

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3 OF THE BEST: VITAMIN C SERUMS 

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I Want Choo 

Blame it on Princess Diana, who wore copious pairs on glamorous nights out, or Carrie Bradshaw, who shouted ‘I’ve lost my Choo’, while trying to catch a ferry in Sex And The City, but luxury label Jimmy Choo has always been associated with fun and frivolity. So who better to cheer us up right now?

The label’s latest scent, I Want Choo, is a welcome dose of mood-boosting fun. Reflecting the brand’s heritage, the scent is an oriental floral, with a note of mandarin juice blended with velvety peach. A further layer of Red Spider Lily, a vanilla-type flower, and Jasmine Sambac, lies on a bed of vanilla and benzoin — warm scents that make this an intoxicating fragrance.

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