Beauty hit and miss

Revlon Fantasy Lengths Mascara
Revlon Fantasy Lengths Mascara
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Lisa-Marie English, 23, a telephonist with Mercury Taxis in Sheffield, gives us her best and worst beauty buys:

HIT: St Moritz Self Tanning Mist (£2.99, Home Bargains)

Sadly we are edging towards Autumn, but there’s always fake tan to give us that holiday glow. I tried the St Moritz brand having heard it compared favourably to Fake Bake and St Tropez and found it a budget-friendly saviour. I applied baby oil beforehand to wrists, knees, ankles and elbows to avoid the dreaded patching and reckon it’s a five out of five!

MISS: Revlon Fantasy Lengths False Lashes (£3.99-£6.99, most chemists)

Revlon’s usually a pretty decent low-end brand, but they don’t seem to have nailed it with these lashes. They’re extremely shiny and the glue wasn’t strong enough. It barely kept the lashes in place for an hour. I wouldn’t buy them again.


Nivea Daily Essentials Cleansing Mousse, £4.99, major supermarkets

I love oily balms and creamy lotion cleansers so wasn’t expecting to get on with this. It’s a soft, ultra-light foam delivered by a pump applicator. Would it be effective enough to remove a full face of make-up AND leave ageing skin feeling supple? The answer is yes on both counts, thanks to almond oil in the formula for sensitive skins and Hydra IQ, Nivea’s unique ingredient which supports the skin’s own water levels.