Even at the height of festival season, it takes a certain kind of boldness to wear this Versace SS22 beauty look. But the exaggerated, cartoonish eye is actually beside the point. The real beauty is the magic that happens when you team green and pink. This dream combo works on everything – fashion, interiors, makeup… So if you fancy upping the ante with a hint of colour, but find an elaborate winged eye a bit much, relax. A slick of (muted) green liner on your waterline with a youth-exuding pink gloss on the lips will do just fine.
1. Armani Beauty Neo Nude Tinted Moisturiser £34 johnlewis.com
2. Pat McGrath Labs Divine Blush Duo Collection £45 selfridges.com
3. Byredo Kumato Colour Stick £28 byredo.com
4. Lancome Le 8 Hypnose Mascara £32 lancome.co.uk
5. Jones Road Cool Gloss in Pastel Pink £20 jonesroadbeauty.com
I can’t do without… The first step to great hair is a healthy scalp
I’d take a guess that most people outside the fashion and beauty industry have not heard of Cyndia Harvey. So allow me to introduce her. She is a hairstylist who spent her early years under the guidance of the veteran hair stylist Sam McKnight. She now works with some of the world’s biggest publications and brands – Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci… you get the gist. She’s a big deal. Alas, her expertise wasn’t available to us mere mortals. But now that she’s launched her own brand, it is.
This Hair Of Mine (aka THOM) is a luxe brand for texture rich, Afro hair. The brand has a ‘scalp first’ ethos – ie, for healthy hair you need a healthy scalp. Hence the first product is a Scalp Serum. While inspired by the traditional scalp moisturising ritual long present in the Black hair communities, this formulation has taken it to the next level. It includes pea peptide to stimulate the hair follicle for growth, boreal algae to detox the scalp, fruit enzymes to gently exfoliate, apple stem cells to soothe and a botanical blend of moringa, baobab and squalane to hydrate. The texture is light and non-sticky, the medicated scent barely perceptible – making it a joy to use. And while it targets textured hair, I’d say everyone could benefit from this. For all the hair products we use, if the scalp isn’t in good condition, you’re wasting your money. THOM Scalp Serum by Cyndia Harvey, £46, thishairofmine.world
On my radar… Glow toner, great eye cream and a skin protector
Pores for thought An acid free, vegan offering that evens out pores and boosts hydration – as opposed to stripping – leaving skin glowy and balanced. Charlotte Tilbury Glow Toner, £40, charlottetilbury.com
Eyes right Eye creams are notoriously inefficient. This, however, is proven to dramatically improve puffiness, dark circles and stimulate collagen production. And it’s refillable. Emma Lewisham Skin Reset Eye Creme, £70, net-a-porter.com
Strength test This bestseller has been reformulated to do an even better job of strengthening the skin barrier, protecting against aggressors and countering irritation. Origins Mega Mushroom Treatment Lotion, £33, origins.co.uk
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