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Elsa McAlonan's Beauty Upgrades: How to widen eyes with mounted brows 

WHAT'S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: MOUNTED BROWS

British beauty expert Elsa McAlonan, shares her advice for achieving mounted brows (file image)

Thick, full brows are back — good news for all of us who are missing our salon appointments.

The Duchess of Cambridge has set the trend with what Bobbi Brown senior pro artist Warren Dowdall calls ‘mounted brows’. ‘These widen eyes and distract from under-eye bags,’ he says.

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Anew Skin Reset Plumping Shots 

Avon’s new Anew Skin Reset Plumping Shots rejuvenate skin by restoring seven years of collagen loss in just a week.

The daily-use serum ampoules contain the brand’s Protinol technology, which increases production of the collagen types found in both baby and adult skin, leaving you with a firmer, more youthful complexion.

The formula instantly hydrates and smooths out fine lines, too. For optimum results, do the seven-day treatment once a month.

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J-LO’S SUMMER BODY SHIMMER

Jennifer Lopez (pictured) gets her skin summer-ready by using Scott Barnes Body Bling Shimmering Lotion Original

Now we can all have a J-Lo glow! The star’s make-up artist, Scott Barnes, has revealed that he uses his Body Bling Shimmering Lotion Original (£38, feelunique.com) to get her feeling summer-ready.

The rich, hydrating formula leaves skin looking sun-kissed all day, without the need for self-tan. Use it as an all-over body highlighter, or blended with make-up as a bronzer.

There’s also a pearly Platinum shade for those with fair skin.

IS ZOOMING MY FAMILY HARMING MY SKIN? 

Yes, it might be, says celebrity facialist and skincare expert Emma Brown.

‘The blue light emitted from our laptops, phones and tablets can cause photo-ageing, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation and inflammation,’ she says.

So, while it might seem odd, it pays to wear an anti-blue-light sunscreen indoors — particularly when we’re spending so much extra time using our screens to stay connected.

Time Bomb Over-Exposed Sun Damage Rescue 

Refresh stressed-out skin with Time Bomb Over-Exposed Sun Damage Rescue, an antioxidant-rich formula that reduces visible signs of photo damage and kick-starts the repair process. 

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THIS WORKS

 

Want to stop shine? Liz Earle Balancing Botanical Drops use Egyptian lotus to mattify oily skin, calm blemishes and minimise pores. To discuss skin concerns during lockdown, try a free virtual consultation. Visit the Liz Earle website or call 01983 813913 to book. 

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3 OF THE BEST: TINTED MOISTURISER 

SHAMELESS INDULGENCE 

 

Each year, Guerlain adds to its Aqua Allegoria collection of fragrances inspired by the world’s most beautiful gardens. This summer it has sent us a postcard from Sicily’s citrus groves, with the new Orange Soleia scent.

The heady, refreshing eau de toilette blends blood orange with notes of cool mint, pink peppercorn, energising bergamot, tonka beans and wood. To create your own scent signature, Guerlain recommends blending the fragrance with one of its citrus, grapefruit or ginger-based scents. It is currently running one-to-one complimentary masterclasses online. Visit guerlain-beautybooker.com for further details.

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