Sinners repent

Highlighting the inner corner of the eye and upper browbone works wonders for faking a wakeful look from tired peepers.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin is a gem at getting the job done.ud_eyeshadow_sin

It adds the right amount of shimmer without looking too frosty.

Also ideal as an all over pretty daytime wash of colour for lids.

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The high life

Unlike typical highlighters, Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter is a little pot that’s glitter-free, but still perfect for adding a sheen.benefit-dandelion-shy-beam

This is a nude pink matte radiance highlighter for the face. Apply to the tops of cheekbones and blend with your fingertips for a brightening effect.

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Fast Friday – Summer fun starts now

The secret to sun-kissed skin during colder weather is is fake it.

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Ibiza is a chubby and easy to blend stick highlighter.

Apply all over for a straight from the beach glow. Apply to lips and cheeks for a pop of dewy, youthful colour in one effortless stroke.

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The five shades are inspired by the unique lighting, golden sands and bronzed goddesses of Ibiza. Paint the sun back into your face with this universal, blend-able bronzer for women looking for a mid-summer tan.

Contains Ceramidone that is a genius ingredient that acts like a filler to refill and plump up the skin, giving you a youthful, flawless skin surface. Without this, cream products can have a tendency to sit in any skin surface imperfections, such as pores, lines or scars.

Glowing pigments blend easily onto the surface, illuminating the skin with brilliant colour-saturated pigments giving you an irresistible summer glow, and light-diffusing spheres soft-focus imperfections and bring radiance to the face, for the perfect summer flash of colour. Finally, a fusion of high melting-point waxes hydrate the skin for a supple, dewy finish.

• Paraben-free

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Themed Thursday – Facing the day

A wee bit of a pamper is nice sometimes, so indulge in a face mask that will help you both look and feel better, and doesn’t have to cost the earth

avene-soothing-moisture-maskFor a boost of hydration for your skin, Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Moisture Mask is the product for you. The ultimate all-weather thirst-quencher, this leaves skin feeling plumped and silky after just 15 minutes, and is gentle enough not to irritate sensitive skin either.

If you have oily skin that’s in need of some TLC, then Nip+Fab Soften Kale Fix Clay Mask is the answer. Packed with minerals and antibacterial witch hazel, this is ideal for dealing with spot-prone skin, and doesn’t dry it out or feel tight when used.ClayFix_NaFa

WarmingCW_SanctuaryAnd for comforting warmth, Sanctuary Warming Detox Charcoal Wash is the one. This warms instantly on skin and feels like applying a hot flannel to your face. It is quite gloopy, but easy to spread and mops up oily T-zones, to leave skin purified and you feeling relaxed.

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Going wow for brows

Suffering brow woes? Then read on, please!

The nifty New Look Eyebrow Pencil could cure all of them.

newlook_epenIts soft texture gives a natural finish and it’s easy to get the definition that’s needed.

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Undress to impress

For a hit of shimmer that’s just enough for a healthy glow, choose MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter.

Applied sparingly, this highlighter gives the perfect glow and – even better – lasts all day, so you can cheat your way to a natural glow without anyone suspecting a thing!

muastore-undress-your-skin-shimmer-highlighterIt instantly lifts any complexion. It can be applied all over for an added radiance or applied to the cheekbones and under the brow bone to lift and accentuate your natural features.

Available in five shades.

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Don’t give me any lip

Looking for a shock of colour for your lips that will stay put? This Monday morning post is for you!

Collection DeLuxe Lip Lacquer has a sticky texture that might be a bit of a shock at first, but its a sign of its staying power.collection-delux-lip-laquer

The colour – choose from a range of six – is bold and it gives lips a great glossy sheen. It contains Vitamin E to nourish and hydrate the lips.

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