Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Spotlight on Hair Rituel by Sisley: Revitalizing Fortifying Serum

Sisley, a Parisian company renowned for its quality skincare line created with natural botanical extracts, has now launched a haircare range. 

A head of thick, glossy hair is what we all would like. This Revitalizing Fortifying Serum for the scalp, (£135) part of the Hair Rituel by Sisley range makes it easier to cope with lacklustre locks. 

This powerful cocktail of vitamins, proteins, minerals and plant extracts work to make hair stronger. 
It has a lovely smell and using it feels therapeutic so you think it must be doing some good.

Sisley says that with each application, the hair becomes shinier, more radiant with vitality and it is also supposed to make hair denser. It took about five weeks before I started seeing results. My hair felt nourished and was overall in better condition. I am now on the maintenance program (I use it twice a week). The more I use it, the more delighted I am with it.

If your hair needs a helping hand, this is a treatment you may want to consider.

By Daralyn Danns

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Summer make-up essentials

When the temperature rises it is always best to keep make-up to the minimum.

Dab a good concealer under the eyes, if you need it. 

Good concealers

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer Camouflage + 24-Hour Wear

The new Clinique Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer Camouflage + 24-Hour Wear (£18.50, comes in 18 shades) lasts for hours without caking even in hot, humid weather.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (£18.50, comes in a variety of shades). This fluid concealer is easy to apply and stays put for ages.  

Sisley Phyto-Cernes Eclat (£66, comes in four shades) helps to reduce any puffiness under the eyes as well as covering up dark circles.  

Another firm favourite is Clarins Instant Concealer (£22.50, comes in four shades). It hydrates, blends well and is long-lasting.

Try to go without base

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Face

If you feel as if you want some colour try a self-tan. Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Face (£20) is a great product. Another essential, again from Clarins, is the Beauty Flash Balm (£32). This cult product brightens, tightens and revives tired-looking skin. Great on its own without foundation.

A quick touch of blusher instantly lifts the complexion

The right shade should bring out your eyes as well as enhance the natural pigment in your lips and even give you cheekbones.

When buying a blusher you want one that is sheer and easy to blend. Cream or satin formulas are good options. If they have a subtle shimmer you will also find it is easier to work with.

Sisley Phyto-Blush Twist in Petal

Sisley Phyto-Blush Twist in Petal (£45.50) is a pretty baby pink that works well on pale complexions. The texture of this cream-to-powder blush is lovely. It gives you a gorgeous glow. It is a shame the range of colours is so limited. 

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Pale Pink 

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Pale Pink (£22) is really pretty for this time of year. This soft pink instantly gives you a pop of colour making you look fresh and radiant.

MAC Powder Blush, Dollymix

MAC has one of the best colour ranges of blushers. Something for every skin tone. A favourite for summer is MAC Powder Blush, Dollymix (£19.50). This gives a healthy pinky-red flush to the cheeks. It looks glittery in the pan but on the skin it gives you a gorgeous natural glow. 

 Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm, Bountiful Blush

If you have got naturally pink lips then all you need is a lip balm such as Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm (£19.50). Those with lips that need a hint of colour should check out Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm (£18.50). There is a good colour choice. Bountiful Blush is a lovely pinky-nude shade.

As I have extremely dry lips I apply a lip balm underneath.

A sweep of mascara and you are ready to go.

By Daralyn Danns