Thursday, 24 November 2011

14 Foolproof Christmas Beauty Boosters

A seriously good beauty booster at this time of year is an essential friend, whether it’s a treatment, mask, serum or illuminator.  This is the time of year when everyone wants to look their absolute best, but is probably at their most tired, when over-heated houses, late nights and large amounts of food and drink take their toll.

There are no real short cuts as to have great skin you need to protect, nourish and treat, and all the concealer in the world won’t achieve what that will over a period of time.  However all of those here are designed to produce  quick results in terms of a brighter, smoother skin – every little bit helps.  All of these, also, are from the beauty counters at Selfridges, so you can order them all from one easy place.

This first four are the quick skin smoothers and brighteners, they take no more than a minute or two to use.  Use them every day or so, or just before you’re going out.

 Beta Hydroxy PadsClinique Turnaround Instant FacialPhilosophy The Great MysteryMicro Exfoliating Wash 
As far as instant treats are concerned Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is almost certainly the best known, however Trish McEvoy’s Beauty Booster, although more expensive, is well worth the extra, containing SPF 15 and a quick boost.  It’s also great to travel with.  Two of the best radiance boosting serums are Estee Lauder’s new Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator and Chanel’s Eclat Original Serum.  Both expensive.  Both worth it, particularly at this time of year.

Clarins Eye MaskBeauty Booster Cream Clarins Beauty Flash Balm Estee Lauder Illuminator Chanel Radiance Eclat Originel 
Finally, to surface brighten your face, try these illuminating liquids, radiance stick and highlighting powder and get ready to sparkle……………..

Nars IlluminatorTrish McEvoy Luminizerclinique Illuminating liquidNars the MultipleChanel Highlighting Powder