Having had an early summer holiday and the fact the tan is wearing off I felt in need of a small makeover. So I started to look for easy and ‘accessible’ (in terms of mobility and expense) treatments. Here are the ones I found:
It seems logical that if you exercise your face muscles just like other muscles they’ll become firmer for longer this is what the Face Gym at Selfridges advocates, the difference is – they do the exercising for you – starting at £20 for 15 mins it seems reasonable. The problem is it’s only in london at the moment and to get to their part of the store there are 3 steps. I’m still waiting to hear if they have a portable ramp – I’m not optimistic about the access but Vogue did say that “under-eye bags are minimised, cheekbones emphasised and skin left glowing. As with all forms of exercise the best results come with regular workouts, but when compared with hours on the treadmill this seems decidedly more favourable.” Totally agree with the last bit.
As I waited for a response on the access I searched for any similar treatments on Youtube. Available at home, this video is good for facial exercises but start at 3.45 mins to avoid the ‘stating the obvious’ introduction!
I also came across a Bobbi Brown video on anti-age makeup tips, encompassed in 3.30 mins. There are also more interactive sessions available at their studio in West London Westfield shopping centre, maybe they’re also at other centres across the UK????
Another really useful video is this one showing cheaper alternatives to expensive makeup products (cheap duplicates or ‘dupes’ if you want to sound hip!)
Finally as it’s August, early summer tans have worn off and of course the weather changes after a lovely July, here’s a guide to fake tans:
Chanel has a good facial fake at £30 – Chanel Soleil Identité Perfect Colour Face Self–Tanner SPF 8. However, I use Estee Lauder’s Sheer Tint Release Moisturizer SPF 15 at £38 as it’s an instant glow and lasts for ages.
L’Oreal has an easy-to-apply body mousse with a ‘streak-free finish’, a bestseller at £9.99. I applied quickly, it stayed for weeks and yes it’s streak free but I did miss parts and I was left with obvious white patches for ages. The colour is not very subtle so make sure you apply everywhere!