Ha! I say “news”, it’s more that in this lockdown I cannot stop buying cosmetics. When I feel really down, which is probably about once a week, I have a little think about how much money I would be spending on take-out bircher muesli and cocktails if it wasn’t lockdown and then I spend that on something from Lookfantastic or Cult Beauty. And when it arrives it genuinely cheers me up for the day and then gives me a little lift of happiness every time I see it for the next week.
Bobbi Brown Eye Base. There is no eye cream that is going to get rid of dark circles or puffiness. It doesn’t exist. There is some chatter about a new Hourglass cream but I don’t really believe it, and it’s £90+! Get real. For your best bet of getting rid of dark circles you have to get a decent amount of daylight, drink water and sleep. Trust me, I’m as annoyed as you are about this. But this Bobbi Brown eye cream does a very good job of keeping the area hydrated and makes your under-eye concealer go on nicely. For puffiness you need a cool flannel held to the eyes for a few minutes or one of those gel masks.
Shishedo ColourGel Lip Balm/Trinny London lip gloss. My mouth is huge and I don’t want to draw loads of attention to it by making it very glossy or pink. But I do also want to look a tiny bit “finished”. I also don’t like lipstick and don’t have the lifestyle to maintain it. So, what I have been looking for for years is a lip treatment that leaves a smooth, light effect, which makes my lips retain their original colour, but takes them a shade lighter, not darker. It must not be slimy or sticky. It might be scented but they must not taste of anything. It’s a very niche product I need! Should you be in the same boat as me, I have tracked down two: Shishedo ColourGel Lip balm an Trinny London LipGlow lipgloss in Maddie.
Bourjois eye pencil. The search my entire adult life for a very good eye pencil has another stop along the way – the Bourjois Kohl and Contour, or any one of their “Clubbing” range. Bourjois have stopped trading in the UK so this is only available on Amazon. I have got a brown and a black and they’re both terrific.
I’m sure like me you are not arsed with washing your hair much at the moment you are dry shampoo a go-go. I’m a bit freaked about the number of cans you could get through… LANDFILL!!! so I bought a dry shampoo in a tub from Corinne Taylor. It works really well although I do slightly worry that it is itchier than the aerosol kind and I also hesitate to say this but I think it may have irritated my scalp a bit. I’m keen to try out the Phillip Kingsley dry shampoo from his new flaky/itchy scalp range but… LANDFILL!
What about you? Are you also compulsively purchasing cosmetics right now? And can anyone recommend a non-aerosol dry shampoo that works and doesn’t burn your scalp off? Please leave a comment in the handy box below.