Years ago, if someone had mentioned the words “conjunctivitis,” they would have immediately linked it to a case of conjunctivitis. But not now. In terms of makeup, pink eye is literally that: pink eyeshadow. Less intimidating than blues and greens, more exciting than standard brown. Ah, but let’s not rule out browns entirely. If a solid pink eye feels too childish and classy for you, just add a touch of bronze or brown on top of your eyelid. The result is something infinitely more subtle.
1. NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation £ 28, narscosmetics.co.uk
2. MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Explosive Chemistry £ 17.50, maccosmetics.co.uk
3. Milk Kush Fiber Eyebrow Gel £ 21, cultbeauty.co.uk
4. Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Eyeshadow in Bronze £ 27, harrods.com
5. Pat McGrath Labs, Luxe lip balm £ 24, selfridges.com
I can’t do without… An anti-blemish range that works for adults and teens
There is an analogy that reflects my relationship with Vichy. It’s like living next to a lovely boy who you never paid much attention to because he was, you know, there. Instead, you go through bad relationships convincing yourself that they are all good ideas. Finally, you realize that the right one had been right under your nose the whole time. Vichy’s packaging isn’t fancy, it’s not ‘hot’ and, yes, their names can be tricky, but none of that matters because their formulations are extraordinary. They have many ranges targeting various skin problems, but as someone who suffered from acne for years and even now finds my skin moody, I am particularly in love with the Normaderm range. Lightweight Daily Care Moisturizer absorbs well, doesn’t clog pores and leaves you with a glow, multi-focussed. It is infused with salicylic acid that attacks bacteria and exfoliates the skin, but also includes replenishing ingredients to stimulate hydration. And, my God, it works. Normaderm is, for all intents and purposes, an anti-blemish range, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s only for teens. Thanks to the impact of modern tensions, environmental aggressors, and wearing masks, I’d say it has “adult” written all over it. Vichy Normaderm Phytosolution Double Correction Daily Care, £ 18, lookfantastic.com
On my radar … soothe your skin, light a candle, get ready to shine
Are you feeling sensitive? Bad-looking skin could indicate a harsh skin care regimen. Try the new Perricone range. Calms, soothes and nourishes sensitized skin. Perricone MD, hypoallergenic therapy for sensitive skin with CBD, from £ 12, perriconemd.co.uk
Aromas with sensitivity Los Angeles’ gender-neutral cult candle brand has made it this far. Cedar Stack, classic woody scents with spicy floral notes, feels perfect for now. Boy Smells candles, £ 36, spacenk.com
Sun drops Dream of sunnier climates and no travel restrictions by adding these drops to your daily moisturizer. A sunless glow that works on all skin tones. Indeed Labs Nanobronze Bronzing Drops, £ 24.99, feelunique.com
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