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Jo and Sarah reply actual questions from readers: to put your question, go to beautybible.com
Q How can I camouflage a red nose with make-up? I all the time appear to appear to be Rudolph within the winter and it is actually not a good look.
A You and the remainder of the world, we expect, particularly in the intervening time with a host of lurgies going spherical. It sounds although as in case your concern is basic, slightly than linked to a chilly or flu however the recommendation is far the identical. (Though you may want to maintain a touch-up package with you if the issue is due to a chilly.)
We requested unbiased make up artist Armand Beasley (armandinternationalltd.com) for his professional recommendation. He says ‘one of the main things is to be aware of the texture of the skin on your nose. We tend to have a lot more oil there, and often open pores plus flakiness if you have a cold.’
He suggests beginning by eradicating any flaky pores and skin with a very mild exfoliator. (A clear washcloth dipped in heat water and rubbed round may even do the trick). Follow with simply a contact of rosehip oil to nourish gently with out making the world greasy. We love Trilogy licensed natural Rosehip Oil, £34.50 for 45 ml at johnlewis.com, however you solely want a couple of drops.
Next apply a minty-green color corrector with a concealer brush somewhat than your finger because the oil content material can switch to the pores and skin. If crucial, you possibly can layer this to get extra protection, relying on the depth of the redness. Armand suggests NYX Professional HD Photogenic Concealer in Green, £6. We additionally like Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF15, £21 for 40ml, which is oil free with a sheer inexperienced tint plus helpful solar safety (bodily not chemical) – chances are you’ll not want the SPF in winter months nevertheless it could possibly be helpful later.
Now apply a skin-coloured concealer. You’re spoilt for selection right here however do ensure it’s a matt one, not mild reflective (assume dong with luminous nose…). Armand suggests NYX Professional Makeup Gotcha Covered Full Coverage Liquid Concealer, in ten shades, once more £6, from boots.com. NYX do a number of totally different choices so value a journey to attempt them at a counter.
For a costlier choice, Armand recommends Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer, £27.50. It is a two-shade, combine and match palette, however a little little bit of practise is all you want to get a good match. Apply it underneath your foundation or you can apply it to its personal. Armand suggests utilizing a Beauty Blender sponge to apply, £16.
Once you’ve achieved your eyes and lips, set your entire complexion with a mineral powder. Armand recommends Inika Mineral Foundation SPF25, £27.50. We’re additionally nice followers of this licensed natural and vegan model: you would pattern it with the Trial Kit £6, which has a small-size Primer, Liquid Foundation and two shades of Powder.
When you apply the powder, load up a kabuki brush, faucet the deal with so the powder falls deeper into the bristles then buff it everywhere in the face or simply on the nose space for those who choose.
Beauty Bible loves… Rifle Paper Co. for L’Occitane, £9.25. We’re mad for Rifle Paper Co, spherical these elements. Just the nicest stationery, desk equipment, pressies. (Of the gazillions of e-mails which ping into our inboxes, we by no means fail to open theirs. And that’s saying one thing.)
We recommend that you simply’re quicker than a rushing bullet to get your arms on these Rifle Paper Co treats (most of which can be found in L’Occitane boutiques all over the place, from 18 January)
So we’re loving this model new collaboration with L’Occitane, impressed by the gardens of Provence. There are fairly a few treats within the vary – however the Shea Winter Rescue Tin provides you a souvenir, for afterwards, full of travel-size Shea Butter Hand Cream, 25% Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream and Body Scrub. (Alternatively, there are Shea Balms for simply £9 – an on-line unique – whereas our different prime decide from the gathering is the 150ml Shea Butter Rifle Paper Hand Cream, £20.)
We recommend that you simply’re quicker than a rushing bullet to get your palms on these Rifle Paper Co. treats (most of which can be found in L’Occitane boutiques all over the place, from 18 January) – as a result of they’re a restricted version.