Elsa McAlonan’s Beauty Upgrades: How to embrace summer’s hottest rosé nails trend
- Elsa McAlonan reveals a selection of the best products for rosé nails this summer
- She also reveals the rosewater Jennifer Aniston uses to maintain a youthful look
- British beauty expert also rounds up new mascaras to use at each age
WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: ROSÉ NAILS
Elsa McAlonan picks out a selection of the best products for embracing this summer’s rosé nails trend (file image)
Tomorrow is National Nail Polish Day (who knew?), a great reason to try one of this summer’s hottest nail trends: rosé nails.
Even if we can’t go to California this summer, you can get the vibes with OPI’s new Malibu collection, which has the perfect rosé shade in El Mat‑Adoring You, a dusky pink
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If you like some fizz in your rosé, Leighton Denny’s Spread The Sparkle Special Effect Colour is a rose-gold glitter-foil shade, perfect for catching the light on a sunny day
While Mavala Nail Color in Cyber Blush is an iridescent pink-gold polish with an opalescent shimmer.
RACE YOU THERE!
Lipstick goes on better and stays on for longer when applied to smooth, flake-free lips.
A gentle exfoliator such as Barry M’s new Pineapple Lip Scrub will soften them, preparing your pout for the new season’s highly pigmented lipsticks. Formulated with these hydrating heroes — vitamin E, avocado and jojoba oils — you can see the difference after one use.
As well as Pineapple, Barry M Lip Scrub flavours include Mango, Peach and Peppermint.
JENNIFER’S ROSY GLOW
Jennifer Aniston (pictured) uses Heritage Store Rosewater Aromatherapy Mist
Everyone’s talking about how, in last week’s Friends Reunion on TV, Jennifer Aniston looked as if she hadn’t aged in the intervening years. And when it comes to skincare, it seems she doesn’t splurge to get her glow on, using Heritage Store Rosewater Aromatherapy Mist (£7.99, cultbeauty.co.uk). Rosewater is both calming and toning, plumping skin and leaving it glowing.
A luxurious face cream always feels like an indulgent treat. The new Clarins Extra-Firming Energy is definitely one of those, as it pampers dull, dry skin with an instant hit of radiance. Goji berry extract boosts moisture, apricot oil nourishes and paprika extract warms skin, while the pearly finish provides a healthy shimmer.
CAN I USE MY BODY CLEANSER ON MY FACE?
Yes, but only if it’s been formulated for the skin on your body and face, according to skincare expert Michaella Bolder.
‘The skin on your face is much more sensitive than on your body. Somebody suffering with, say, both face and body acne could use their facial cleanser on their body, but not the other way round, as the ingredients could be too harsh.’
Aroma Active Laboratories Soothing Body & Face Cleanser contains glycolipids to moisturise and oat kernel oil (good for tackling dry skin conditions).
Or Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser has a non-fragranced, soothing formula that can be used on the face and body, and is suitable for sensitive skin.
3 OF THE BEST: NEW MASCARAS
KIKO Fruit Explosion Mascara comes in Chocolate Smoothie, Overflowing Black and Icy Blue Mint. Zig-zag it onto lashes from root to tip to build clump-free lashes.
AVON Unlimited Instant Lift Mascara will give the shortest, straightest lashes a lift, curling and elongating as well as volumising. In Blackest Black or Brown Black.
No 7 Age Defying All-In-One Serum Mascara contains a hydra-mineral complex to condition lashes, which weaken as we age, and an algae blend to encourage new growth.boots.com
Is it make-up, jewellery or a teeny, tiny clutch bag? It’s whatever you want it to be! The Go Clutch Powder + Mini Rosso Valentino Lipstick, designed by Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, is the centrepiece of the fashion house’s first make-up line, Valentino Beauty, which launches today. The clutch made its first appearance on the Valentino Spring/ Summer catwalk back in 2017, and comes with a pocket-sized Mini Rosso red lipstick and a face powder in a choice of six shades in satin or matte finishes. The rest of the collection includes eyeliners, foundation, brow fillers and eyeshadow palettes.
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