Elsa McAlonan's Beauty Upgrades: How to achieve beachy waves

Elsa McAlonan’s Beauty Upgrades: How to achieve beachy waves

  • Elsa McAlonan reveals a selection of the best styling sprays for beachy waves
  • She shares how to achieve Daisy Edgar-Jones’ BAFTA sultry smokey eye look
  • The British beauty expert also rounds up three best body scrubs for every age

WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: BEACHY WAVES

While you may not be getting to the beach these products can help you achieve the beachy curls you desire

Beach or no beach, the new-generation hair sprays add texture, volume and bounce while revitalising locks. 

A good all-rounder is Beached Urban Waves Natural Hair Texturiser which gives you a surf-swept look without a crispy feel. It protects hair from UV rays and heat styling, too. 

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For deep conditioning, opt for the new Fudge Professional Styling Salt Spray, which uses vitamin B to leave hair feeling soft and strong. 

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Or, for long-lasting hold, try Percy & Reed Beyond The Beach spray which uses Cornish sea salt to activate curl patterns. 

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Treat yourself to a new Avon lipstick this month and you’ll help out two worthwhile charities, too.

For each sale of a high-shine mark. Prism lipstick in the summery shades of Interstellar Love (a pinky nude); Blast Off (a dark cherry red); or Futuristic Dreams (a bright pink), the brand will donate 50 per cent to the cancer charities CoppaFeel! and Look Good Feel Better.

 

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DAISY’S GLAM BAFTA EYES

Daisy Edgar-Jones Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, London, UK, July 31, 2020

Daisy Edgar-Jones looked fabulous at Friday’s Bafta TV awards, with her sultry, smoky eyes framed by her now- famous fringe.

Kelly Cornwall created the Normal People star’s look, preventing fading with Hourglass’s Veil Eye Primer (£27, hourglasscosmetics.co.uk) before adding definition with its Lash Curler (£30), Voyeur Waterproof Liquid Liner (£33) and Unlocked Instant Lash Extensions Mascara (£29). She also used the earthy shades of the Graphik Eyeshadow Palette in Vista (£53).

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Niacinamide is a wonder ingredient in skincare, tackling a multitude of concerns, from acne to rosacea, while fighting signs of ageing and minimising pores. So it’s no surprise that the new The Ordinary 100% Niacinamide Powder already has a waiting list ahead of its on-sale date tomorrow.

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CAN EYE CREAMS BANISH DARK CIRCLES? 

If only they did. Eye creams alone can’t make dark circles disappear, according to specialist ophthalmic and oculoplastic consultant Daniel Ezra.

‘Dark circles are usually down to the fact that our skin is very thin in that area. There’s no real cure, especially not topically,’ he says. ‘However, light-reflective pigments and concealers may soften the look of dark circles.’ 

To prime eyes before using concealer, try the new Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Eye Base, which contains brightening caffeine and hydrating hyaluronic acid. 

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3 OF THE BEST: BODY SCRUBS 


Scrub gently removes dead cells while brightening ageing skin with line-filling hyaluronic acid. 

200ml, harrods.com 

Packed with fruit and seed oils to detox mature skin. 

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SHAMELESS INDULGENCE  

Issey Miyake’s scents are iconic — none more so than L’Eau d’Issey, which has proved an enduring hit since it launched in 1992. But now there’s a new incarnation, L’Eau d’Issey IGO which is set to be just as popular.

The fresh, floral fragrance is the same as the original, with lotus and rose top notes; peony, carnation and lily at the heart; and a woody base.

While it comes in a bottle that’s instantly recognisable as being Issey Miyake, now it has a built-in travel bottle, too. The lightweight cap can hold 20ml of perfume, so it can be easily kept in your handbag and used on the go, or packed for your travels.

It’s a great investment for the summer… even if most of us are planning a staycation.


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