THIS MONTH ON BEAUTY BIBLE
OK, so less said about the weather the better. We thought the forecast on April 1st had to be a super-fool but no, it was true! Eeeeek.
But, to be positive, our thoughts really are now turning to all things spring and summer. We’re thinking bare feet in strappy sandals, delicious summer scents to try with The Perfume Society, new skincare launches for fabulous prize draws from our fave brands like Temple Spa and Emma Hardie, lots of tips and, as usual, our line-up of Beauty Bible Loves - there’s a new one 'love' each every weekday to keep you going.
And come the weekend, why not browse through the Beauty Bible Awards? There are over 80 categories of skincare (including anti-ageing ‘miracle’ creams), make up and body care - all rigorously trialled by our panels of super-diligent testers. The Awards go to the ones that really really work. You can see the average scores, read a description of the product and the testers’ comments, then - should you so wish - order online immediately with a quick click!
Do write and let us know your tips and tricks, and send your questions to Beauty Clinic. We love hearing from you. And don’t forget to enter the prize draws - fabulous new prizes every week from brands we really rate - but you can’t win if you don’t enter...
With love, as ever,
PS Don't forget to follow us on Instagram, will you...? You'll often see fab new products as they land on our desks!!!
TIP OF THE DAY
If you're wearing earrings, put them on before doing your make-up. We find that we sometimes need a little less on the face when it's framed by something metallic or gleaming, like a pearl. And if, say, you have a pair of red pompom earrings, you can see exactly how great they'll look with a scarlet lipstick...
Just a handy hint from two flower-lovers, here: if you ever get lily pollen on your clothes, wrap Sellotape round your fingers and press it on the pollen to lift it off, without staining the fabric. (You can also wrap Sellotape round the handle of a make-up brush to pick up stray specks from applying eyeshadow, by the way.)
All that manhandling when you have dental treatment can be bad news for skin – sometimes causing bruising because of the stretching, pulling and clamping that's necessary to reach back teeth. Sensitivity and blotchiness can also follow. Give skin extra TLC after a dentist visit: cleanse with tepid, not hot water; opt for the gentlest (perhaps fragrance-free/hypoallergenic) products in your regime, for a week or so; avoid saunas and steam baths – and skip the massage, if you do go for a facial. Your poor face has been through enough.
One sign that you're wearing too little make-up (yes, too little!) is if it disappears by noon. You may need to choose slightly deeper colours or add a dusting of translucent powder. (Another sign? If people often comment that you look tired. Take note!)