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Makeup to match a face mask | Funmi Fetto


Now that wearing a mask is our new normal, we need an everyday makeup look that works with and without a mask. An OTT eye look sans lipstick is odd. But an OTT eye look plus lipstick is a bit much – and it smudges under your mask. So take your cue from Armani Privé SS20. Masks draw attention to brows, so fill them in for definition. For a smooth, even canvas choose a hydrating foundation. Keep blush and mascara minimal – this is not the time for tarantula lashes. And, finally, swipe on a bright lipstick… after you’ve taken your mask off.

1. Chanel Limited Edition Joues Contraste Powder Blush £35, chanel.com
2. Hourglass Unlocked Mascara £29, hourglasscosmetics.com
3. Armani Beauty Neo Nude Foundation
£32, johnlewis.com
4. Westman Atelier Lip Suede £75, net-a-porter.com
5. Armani Beauty High Precision Brow Pencil £27, armanibeauty.co.uk

I can’t do without… A great cleanser that leaves your skin bright and balanced

Oilixia Kakadu Plum Gummy Cleanser



Oilixia Kakadu Plum Gummy Cleanser

There is a thrill in discovering an incredible product from a little-known brand. It rarely ever happens, hence I am so excited about this cleanser. It is hands down one of the best and most effective I have used in my life. Yes, high praise indeed. Here’s why. The sticky, gummy paste works as a cleanser, mask and exfoliator and does all three jobs brilliantly. The key ingredient is Kakadu plum extract. Found in Australia, it is one of the best natural sources of vitamin C (so, while using this product, an SPF is essential) and phenolic acid (a gentle exfoliator). When you apply the sticky substance to dry skin, it grips on and lifts dirt, bacteria and dead skin cells. On adding water, it turns milky and rinses off incredibly easily – you don’t need a cloth. You are immediately left with clean, balanced, brighter skin that doesn’t feel tight or greasy. After using it for a few days, I noticed my skin was clearer, more even and less prone to breakouts (the formula also includes eucalyptus oil, which is a great antibacterial agent). It is suitable for all skin types, so I can’t imagine anyone not getting on with this. Yes, you may have a gripe about the gummy texture, but when you see the results, you won’t care. I certainly don’t. In fact, I am pretty much obsessed with this now. So if the brand, for some unknown reason, decides to discontinue it, God help me. Oilixia Australian Kakadu Plum Gummy Facial Cleanser, £24, oilixiaskincare.com

On my radar… Clever curls, new nails and a soothing balm

Imbue Curl Respecting Conditioner



Imbue Curl Respecting Conditioner

Ahead of the curl Five reasons I love this brand: it celebrates Afro and curly hair types; it is sulphate and paraben free; it delivers incredible moisture; it’s excellent value, and it smells GREAT. Imbue Curl Respecting Conditioner, £8.99, lookfantastic.com

Your true colours Right from the first coat, this high-coverage colour leaves you with a glossy, lasting finish. Considering, as at time of writing, we have no idea when the nail bars are reopening, I’ll happily take this. Gucci Vernis à Ongles Nail Polish, £22, harrods.com

Stay calm If your skin is susceptible to irritation, this milky cleanser is for you. Made with vitamin E, plant oils and fatty acids, it removes makeup, bacteria and dirt without stripping the skin. Drunk Elephant E-Rase Milki Micellar Water, £24, spacenk.com

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