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With love, as ever,
TIP OF THE DAY
Never, ever use tissues to remove eye make-up. They can contain wood particles which scratch the skin.
Ready for one of the most extraordinary beauty tips you’ve ever read? If all else fails and Joan Collins is short of moisturiser, she apparently spreads her complexion with Lurpak. (Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!)
If you’ve put your hair up in a ponytail and it’s left an unwanted kink when you’ve taken it out, Errol Douglas recommends running a little serum through hair and sliding hair straighteners over it, concentrating on any ridged areas.
We love lip stains. But in this weather, we always apply a coat of lip balm a few minutes before. The effect is more sheer and ‘bitten’ – it doesn’t last quite so long, but it’ll still stay put longer than most lipstick. The sort of make-up that you can apply and forget.
If you have an important hospital or doctor’s appointment, take a friend – or at the very least, record the advice you’re given. It’s just too easy to miss or forget important advice – did he say take that pill at 2 p.m. or 3 p.m…? – and the stress of a medical examination or appointment means that you’re actually more likely to forget what you’re told than in normal daily life.