Being the beauty junkie that I am, I’m always finding new power couples – so far I’ve come to the conclusion that Sleek’s Mulberry and Burberry Lip Mist in Copper* makes the most gorgeous understated purple lip, a generous amount of olive oil mixed into hair conditioner makes for a super moisturising treat and Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion and Blemish + Age Defense Serum* leaves all spots wishing they’d never made an appearance. And now I’ve found some other power couples by adding a few drops of trusty serums – the foundation with added skin benefits, the face mask that repairs and the skintone evening hand cream. Let’s go..
Foundation With Added Skin Benefits
We all like to sheer out foundations by mixing them with moisturiser, but sometimes it just ends up in a sticky mess, so I find adding a drop of Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex* to the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup* much better. Not only is the finish gorgeous but the Advanced Night Repair works its magic on your skin with moisturising hyaluronic acid, its free radicals neutralizing ingredients and repairing properties. Not to mention that the cult favourite Double Wear has SPF10. Fighting harmful UV rays, free radicals and moisturising your skin all while wearing foundation? Definitely not too good to be true in this case..
The Face Mask That Repairs
I will forever extol the virtues of the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask* which helped me through a serious breakout more than a year ago, it’s great alone but the Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Ageing & Intensive Repair Daily Serum* with its skin repairing and bightening properties just gives the mask that little something. Research by Elizabeth Arden found that 63% of women noticed a significant immediate improvement in fine lines, radiance and luminosity while 74% showed a significant immediate improvement in lift. So a drop of the serum with the face mask for an hour while watching the TV (my latest TV guilty pleasure? Catfish!) is sure to make quite the difference in the feel and look of your skin.
Skintone Evening Hand Cream
Hand cream isn’t as glamourous as foundation and honey face masks, but it’s practical and I can’t ever leave my house without one. Another unglamourous but definite reality is uneven skintone, and although my hands aren’t bad but the tone of my skin isn’t entirely even so before I go to bed, I pump a couple of squirts of my beloved SkinCeuticals Pigment Regulator* into my hands with the Seascape Refresh Hand & Nail Cream*. Seascape is a new brand at Fortnum & Mason and their products are very much about aromatherapy and scent. The scent of their products just fill up the room with natural aromatherapy goodness so not only are you getting evenly toned hands but you’re getting a relaxing aromatherapy treatment out of it too!