Beauty hit - and beauty miss

Clinique's True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer
Clinique's True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer
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Anna Pintus, 22, a journalism student, gives the lowdown on her best and worst beauty


HIT: True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer, £22, Clinique

I am naturally very pale and have, until now, avoided bronzers for fear of looking orange. Clinique’s bronzer, however, gives you a light, healthy glow that seems to lift your cheekbones and sits perfectly on top of foundation. You’re supposed to apply it to the face in a heart-shaped motion to brighten up your complexion.

MISS: Max Factor Masterpiece MAX Mascara Blue, £9.99, Boots

Max Factor has been my go­-to brand of mascara for my entire make-­up-wearing life.

Having blue eyes, I went to the brand’s new tonal versions of their classic mascara with high expectations. But the ‘tonal’ colour seemed barely any different to the original - and on application it was heavy and clumpy. Disapponting.


Eau Thermale Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser, £8, Boots

Rich in Avene thermal spring water, this gentle milk cleanser has been formulated for really dry and sensitive skins. and formulated to minimise risk of allergy (it’s hypoallergenic and non-comodegenic). My skin is normal, but I love this cleanser because, while doing a very thorough job of removing make-up - even stubborn waterproof mascara - it feels so rich and creamy. Skin is left as soft and supple as if it’s just been moisturised. Bargain price, too.