Never mind Halloween, the cold weather and lack of sleep in the hectic run-up to Christmas can be the stuff of nightmares – even with the best-laid beauty plans.
Red eyes, smudged make-up and a pallid complexion are obviously great if you’re out trick-or-treating, but not so good if you’re on a night out and want to look your best.
Thankfully, these beauty mares don’t have to last, because we’ve come to the rescue with some easy ‘tricks’ to make you look a ‘treat’!
Red eyes are often caused by tiredness, which can easily happen when you’ve been burning the midnight oil...
Get relief with Asda Dry Eyes Eye Drops – they moisturise and lubricate your eyes, which helps soothe them. Then, tone down the redness and distract away from the area with some nifty beauty products. First, swipe George Illuminate Under Eye Concealer, underneath the eye and across the lid. Then layering on George Matte Lipstick in Runway will redirect attention away from your eyes and onto your lips.
We all know what it’s like to only have five minutes to apply make-up. A rush job can lead to smudged eyeliner and mascara, leaving you looking like a zombie by the end of the night.
To keep this horrifying look at bay, go for a no-budge liner like George Precision Eyeliner in Black. Then, use an angled make-up brush to press George Eyeshadow Palette in Smoky, carefully over the top. Add lashings of George Pool Party Mascara, before closing your eyes and double-setting everything with Rimmel Insta Fix & Go 2 in 1 Primer & Setting Spray.
Sun-kissed skin may be a distant memory, but you can still brighten up your face and get a warm glow in the winter months with these oh-so-simple steps.
First, double-cleanse your skin. Start with L’Oréal Paris Skin Expert Pure Clay Detox Wash, to help draw out dulling impurities, then use Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash, to lift away grime. Before applying any moisturiser, treat your skin to just a pea-sized amount of nspa Radiant Flash Serum – it’ll give you a gorgeous glow. Finally, sweep a fine layer of George Illuminating Primer, underneath your base.
Undone, textured hair can look super-sultry. However, full-on frizz whipped up by gale-force winds is a definite no-no. Luckily, there are easy ways to tame those troublesome tresses, whatever the problem.
Love using heated tools? Work VO5 Frizz Free Cream through your hair, avoiding the roots, then blow-dry. For unruly curls that are prone to frizz, apply John Frieda Frizz-Ease Miraculous Recovery Intensive Masque once a week. Or, if you’re a big fan of blow-dries, get volume and bounce with the Andrew Barton Argan Oil Vented Round Brush.