6 Ways To Brighten Up Your Beauty Routine

This JANUARY, cheer yourself up and BRIGHTEN your day with these ILLUMINATING beauty ideas… 


Brighter SKIN 

1 Lit from within Support your skin from the inside out. “Eat zinc-rich foods, such as salmon, pumpkin seeds, chickpeas and garlic, and good fats, like flaxseed and oily fish, plus hyaluronic acid-rich foods like root veg, greens and beans, and avoid sugar, which makes collagen bonds less elastic,” advises nutritionist Zoe Palmer-Wright.  Solgar’s Collagen Hyaluronic Acid Complex (€39.76) contains a specific type of collagen that is easy to absorb and highly concentrated, to support the outer layer of the skin, as well as joint health.

bareminerals-brilliantfuture_serum_comp_open-0022 Customise your care Look to concentrated formulas and a “blend your own” approach. Bareminerals’ Brilliant Future Serum, €52, is full of vitamin C for radiance, as is Kiehl’s Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment, €53 at Arnotts, from January 14. Bobbi Brown Remedies target everything from rehydration to calming; try the limited-edition starter set (€30) to see what works best for you.

3 Superfood skincare is set to be big this year, with turmeric and kale featuring large, as wellness takes precedence over the idea of “combating” ageing. Chanel’s Blue Serum (€95, from January 13) combines ingredients from the world’s “blue zones”, identified in studies into longevity: so Costa Rican green coffee and Sardinian olive oil are among the actives in this brightening serum.HyperFocal: 0


Brighter MAKE-UP

lancome-juicy-shaker1 Shake it up Lancôme Juicy Shakers are a fun way to wear lipstick, containing lots of oils to moisturise lips plus glossy colour in eight new shades, developed with creative director Lisa Eldridge, including this zingy pink. €22, from January 25.


2 Wear red This year, there’s a big focus on red, and new formulas such as Bobbi Brown’s Red Hot Luxe Lip Colours (€32.50), in eight perfect variations of red, are impossible to ignore. Other reds we’re getting out of bed for are Chanel’s Rouge Red nail colour (€25, from January 27), and any of the great-value L’Oréal Color Riche reds (palette of six shades, €14.99, at Boots), which are flattering, lasting and smell like sweets.

3 Get your blush on MAC’s Strobe cream has long been the gold standard for a liquid highlighters: the new peach, silver and gold tinted versions are now available, though we still love the original, now called Pinklite (€34). This is how catwalk skin always looks so gleaming; MAC’s Terry Barber advises using it as a blush for that “lit from within” rosy glow. Nars is justly famous for creating flattering skin-flushes, too, and the Misconduct blush shade for spring (€31) is effortlessly pretty.ProEXR File Description =Attributes= channels (chlist) compression (compression): Zip dataWindow (box2i): [0, 0, 2047, 2047] displayWindow (box2i): [0, 0, 2047, 2047] lineOrder (lineOrder): Increasing Y nuke/full_layer_names (int): 0 nuke/node_hash (string): "6f08bb42c91f621d" nuke/shotgun/id (string): "1387" nuke/shotgun/macAngleCount (string): "1" nuke/shotgun/macCategory (string): "SKINCARE" nuke/shotgun/macFormFactory (string): "None" nuke/shotgun/macProductBaseID (string): "364" nuke/shotgun/macProductName (string): "Strobe Cream" nuke/shotgun/macSkuVariations (string): "1" nuke/shotgun/macTotalVariations (string): "1" nuke/shotgun/shotName (string): "mc364" nuke/version (string): "8.0v6" pixelAspectRatio (float): 1 screenWindowCenter (v2f): [0, 0] screenWindowWidth (float): 1 type (string): "scanlineimage" version (int): 1 =Channels= A (half) B (half) G (half) R (half) bottle_opt.alpha (half) bottle_opt.blue (half) bottle_opt.green (half) bottle_opt.red (half) cap_opt.alpha (half) cap_opt.blue (half) cap_opt.green (half) cap_opt.red (half) comp_opt.alpha (half) comp_opt.blue (half) comp_opt.green (half) comp_opt.red (half) mc364_a01.alpha (half) mc364_a01.blue (half) mc364_a01.green (half) mc364_a01.red (half) mc364_a01_M6HE01.alpha (half) mc364_a01_M6HE01.blue (half) mc364_a01_M6HE01.green (half) mc364_a01_M6HE01.red (half) mc364_a01_mask.alpha (half) mc364_a01_mask.blue (half) mc364_a01_mask.green (half) mc364_a01_mask.red (half) text_opt.alpha (half) text_opt.blue (half) text_opt.green (half) text_opt.red (half)

Sarah Halliwell 

This article appeared in a previous issue, for more features like this, don’t miss our February issue, out Thursday, February 2.
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