Razor-sharp cheekbones – without a deprivation diet
You won’t see us calorie-counting the mince pies now we know Victoria
Beckham’s cheeky secret for model bone definition: Per-fékt Beauty Cheek
Perfection Gel, £24.50. It contains caffeine, which boosts circulation to
give a fab, instant flush.
Suits you… for a post-party perk-up. “It earned its keep at NY
Fashion Week when everyone was tired,” says ‘It’ make-up artist Rachel Wood.
“Apply to cheek bones over foundation for a lift.”
The OMG mani – that’s totally DIY
Want nail-salon standards without sitting on your bum for yonks at the
beautician’s? Get the new DIY pimped-up party nail with Barry M Instant Nail
Effects, £3.99. Paint a layer of this black topcoat over a bright or pastel
base and it magically crackles up – revealing striking flashes of the colour
below. And if you’re feeling really lazy, try it over Andrea Fulerton Nail
Boutique Peel Off Nail Polish, £4.99 – when your mani’s past it, simply peel
them both off in one go.
Suits you… if you’ve got better things to do than watch nail paint
dry. Busy bees Paloma Faith and The Saturdays’ Rochelle Wiseman have both
stocked up on Barry M magic.
A boho barnet – minus the arm ache
Alexa Chung might roll out of bed with the perfect messy ’do, but we’re
mousse-scrunching and head-flicking ourselves into a sweat and it’s still
limp! Slash styling time and give your biceps a break with Umberto
Giannini’s Backcomb In A Bottle, £5.49. Simply spritz into your roots and
volumising resins create instant oomph.
Suits you… if you’re hooked on this season’s skyscraper beehives, as
seen on the Karl Lagerfeld catwalk. “This product is also a godsend for
securing quiffs and top-knots,” says celeb stylist Errol Douglas.
Fab falsies – minus the faffing
Nothing tops off party make-up like falsies… unless you cross the line into
OTT X Factor-contestant styling. Stop that “Eek, do I look a bit drag
queen?” fear with Girls With Attitude’s new Shorties, £5 –
shorter-than-usual lashes that subtly widen eyes. Plus, they come with an
applicator to help you stick them on.
Suits you… if your lashes are naturally thin, or you want subtle
The PRO facial – look, no hands!
At-home facials top the beauty bore list – all that steaming and scrubbing!
Make like Megan Fox with a Bliss ‘Pore’-fector Gadget Kit, £125. Run it over
your face and sonic vibrations shoot cleanser into your pores for a deep
clean. After one use, 82 per cent of testers said their pores looked
Suits you… for clear winter skin. “If you wear heavy moisturiser in
winter, this can help prevent blackheads,” says A-list facialist Sarah
The leg definer – no gym pass required
Younger and longer-looking limbs from a bottle? Yes, please – especially when
it’s got Tess ‘The Legs’ Daly’s name on it. New Tess Daly Beauty Daly Legs
Invisible Stockings, £9.50, is a wash-off foundation for legs that combines
a non-streak bronzer (to fake muscle definition) with a fine shimmer (to
cancel out imperfections). Think tights in a tube! Tess is so proud of it,
she kitted out all the dancers on Strictly with a sample and put pins on the
packaging. What a Tess-timony!
Suits you… for desk-to-dance floor wear. When 6pm strikes, lose the
opaque tights and slip on something skimpy and sparkly.
No-fuss smoky eyes – steady hands not required!
Mastering a smoky eye tests our patience (and hand-to-eye coordination), so
yay for Max Factor’s new two-step Smoky Eye Effect Eyeshadow, £7.99. It
might look like a crayon you’ve stolen from a kid’s drawing box, but it’s
all you need for a spill-free look. Sweep the lighter end of the crayon over
lids, line your lashes with the darker colour, smudge with your finger to
blend and you’re done! So easy, we can’t believe no one thought of it
Suits you… if you’re after that sexy look. Smoky eyes aren’t just for
after dark – these shadows come in golds and taupes for perfect daywear.
Photography: Getty Images, Rex Features, Trunkarchive.com Stockists: Andrea
Fulerton (Superdrug nationwide), Barry M (Superdrug nationwide), Bliss
(Blissworld.co.uk), Girls With Attitude (Boots nationwide), Max Factor
(available nationwide), Per-fékt Beauty (Harveynichols.com), Tess Daly
Beauty (Marks & Spencer nationwide), Umberto Giannini (Boots nationwide)