What price clear, radiant skin? For those who have never had it, there is no limit to the amount they can spend on creams, cleansers and facial treatments.
The Clarisonic Plus Sonic Skin Cleansing System, available at John Lewis for £179, could well end the seemingly eternal quest for a smoother blemish-free complexion.
The gadget uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second. Soft brushes gently glide across your skin to thoroughly cleanse and remove dirt, oil and make-up from pores. The system has three speeds for the face plus a body mode which can also exfoliate skin in readiness for a an application of fake tan.
SALES of Eau Thermale Avène’s thermal spring water spray are set to soar with the revelation that Angelina Jolie uses it to perfect her dewy complexion.
Her make-up artist Bruce Grayson has revealed that to create Angelina’s flawless look on the red carpet, he applies a light, moisturising foundation to her face, then to achieve a radiant sheen, uses a make-up sponge sprayed with Avène Thermal Spring Water to blend concealer into the skin where needed. To complete the fresh-faced look, he adds a cream blusher to the apples of her cheeks.
Avene’s Thermal Water (£6.50 for a can or £3.15 for a purse spray at Boots) is naturally pure with a low mineral content. Its almost neutral ph balance leaves a film of silica on the skin to soften and protect. It’s clinically proven to have soothing and anti-irritating properties.
Other celeb fans include Gwyneth Paltrow and Sophie Dahl.
FORMER Boots beauty consultant Clare Madden, who last year became holder of the record for most lipstick applications in one hour, launched her own range of charity lipsticks at Meadowhall last week.
The range, which has taken Clare six months of hard work to produce, will raise funds Macmillan Cancer Care.
Clare broke the world lipstick application record in a bid to raise money for Macmillan and wanted to do more. Her lipstick range is named Four7Two to celebrate Clare’s achievement of 472 applications in 60 minutes and has four fashion-forward shades, Beat It! (red), Precious (citrus), Magical Glory (pink) and Gentle Soul (nude).
It will be sold exclusively at Meadowhall and online at www.Four7Twocosmetics.co.uk and 50 per cent of the proceeds go to Macmillan.
MIDNIGHT meets its match with M.A.C.’s False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara.
Intensely inky, this lightweight, innovative mousse-like formula, £18 at Debenhams in Meadowhall, saturates lashes in a carbon-black pigment that claims to give the deepest, darkest, richest look imaginable.
Each stroke of the unique double-lush brush creates volume and lift by filling in sparse lashes.