Elsa McAlonan’s Beauty Upgrades: How to use roll-ons to boost your skincare routine
- Elsa McAlonan reveals a selection of roll-ons to use in your skincare routine
- She also shares the products Amanda Seyfried used for Golden Globes hair
- British beauty expert rounds up the best new mascaras to use at each age
WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: ROLL-ON SKINCARE
We are used to rollerballs in scents but now they are being used in skincare products, too.
Elsa McAlonan reveals a selection of roll-ons to use in your skincare routine, which can be to hydrate your skin, target the look of fine lines and scars or as a base which blends easily
The new Inc.redible Glow Your Own Way Rose Quartz Face Roller (£20, nailsinc.com) cools and hydrates skin, while the crystal massager invigorates for a glowing complexion.
If you want to reduce the look of fine lines, scars or stretch marks, opt for Trilogy Rosehip Oil Rollerball (£11.50, trilogyproducts.co.uk), which lets you target problem areas.
For a do-it-all base that blends easily, Milk Make- up Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30 (£39, selfridges.com) is the answer.
Or, if you just need a simple massaging tool, try Botanics Rose Quartz Facial Roller (£12.50, boots.com).
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Liquid lip colour really stays put under a face mask, which is why I’ve got my eye on Revlon’s new ColorStay Satin Ink (£9.99, boots.com).
The longwear, smudge-proof formula keeps lips soft with hydrating blackcurrant seed oil, while the doe-foot wand allows for easy application. It comes in six shades with a satin finish. With counters still closed, why not try Revlon’s new Virtual Try-On Filter to pick your perfect colour? Look for the face icon at @revlon_uk on Instagram.
AMANDA’S AWARDS HAIR
Actress Amanda Seyfried stole the award for most glamorous look at this year’s virtual Golden Globes. Inspired by Hollywood in the 1940s, hairstylist Renato Campora created her soft, tumbling waves using Fekkai’s Brilliant Gloss Perfecting Creme (£22, feelunique.com) to prep Amanda’s hair before curling it. To finish, he added a spritz of the brand’s Full Blown Volume Dry Texturizing Spray (£22).
At this year’s Golden Globes, Amanda Seyfried stole the award for most glamorous look. Her hair stylist used Fekkai’s Brilliant Gloss Perfecting Creme and the brand’s Full Blown Volume Dry Texturizing Spray
Fans of Eucerin’s original Aquaphor Balm (which include Beyonce) will love its new Body Ointment Spray (£16, escentual.com). It’s perfect for moisturising hard-to-reach areas, such as your back, and its hero ingredient panthenol is known to help repair skin and soothe dry skin conditions.
CAN MY EYELINER ACTUALLY GO OFF?
Yes. If you’re spring-cleaning your make-up bag and find your eyeliner has been in there for a while, it’s time to replace it.
Make-up artist Frankie Noone (@frankie noone on Instagram) says: ‘If you notice your liquid eyeliner has faded or has a strange smell, these are often good indicators that it’s time to toss it and refresh your kit. Replace liquid liners after three months. Twist-up pencil liners can last up to six months, and pencil liners can be kept until they run out, as long as you sharpen them before use as this removes any bacteria.’
If you’re in the market for a new liner and want to create an easy feline flick, try Eyeko Black Magic Eyeliner (£16, eyeko.co.uk), which has a nib inspired by traditional calligraphy and is perfect for beginners.
3 OF THE BEST: NEW MASCARAS
Kevyn Aucoin Indecent Mascara (£22, space nk.com) uses mung bean and red clover extract to promote lash growth, while the unique brush shape volumises and defines.
Benefit They’re Real! Magnet Mascara (£19.98, qvc uk.com) has a brush with a magnetically charged core that pulls the magnetic formula out beyond the lash tips for a 40 per cent increase in length.
Catrice Lift Up Volume & Lift Mascara (£4.99, just mylook.com, available March 15) is ideal for those missing lash extensions. Added rice protein and provitamin B5 nourish dry, mature lashes, too.
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Never has a candle been so aptly named. Legology Holiday-At-Home (£45, legology.co.uk) captures the reality facing so many of us right now. But if that’s your only option, run yourself a deep bath, lock the door and light this. Celebrating the return of warmer days and lighter evenings, the spirit-lifting scent has notes of lime, bergamot, Amalfi lemon and grapefruit combined with warming amber, moss and musk. The hand-stirred wax has a burn time of 40 hours, while the elegant jar is gilded on the inside to reflect the flickering light.
And it won’t just brighten up your house — £10 from the sale of each candle goes to Greenham Trust’s Laptops For Lockdown Learning fund, to support children’s education at home.