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Bored of reading the same old phrases? Well pah to New Year New You…

Yes it is a rather nice idea – fresh clean start and all that and yes it does make sense to avoid the Krispy Kremes in the corner of the office when you are not battling a month-long Christmas hangover. But this routine of rebelling against December’s indulgence by death by purging, can get a tad tiresome. I’m not suggesting you cancel that brand new Virgin Active membership, but you don’t have to ban the Pinot and exfoliate to an inch of your life either.

There are options for a little bit of cheating to run alongside boring angelic behaviour… The below products, for example, could make anyone look like they had Natalie Portman’s fresh, glowing skin.*

LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURISER spf 20 £30.00

Ask many a beauty editor for their ultimate hero product and you will find this comes up time and time again. So lightweight it barely manages to look like you are wearing makeup, this delivers the perfect balance of glow and colour. Blemishes are covered, skin looks even and it manages to create a luminosity that is difficult to fake. It even has the added bonus of protecting against SPF rays with SPF 20.

 

 

 

ELIZABETH ARDEN FLAWLESS FINISH SPONGE ON CREAM MAKEUP £20.00

This slightly thicker, creamy foundation is perfect for the evening. It glides on, covers any flaws and releases light diffusing particles which give life to tired, wind beaten skin. It also comes with a sponge in a handy case with mirror. A top tip is to dampen it lightly before smoothing on to achieve that ideal finish.

 

 

*Within reason, let’s not be silly now

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