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The ice queen cometh

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

Doo Ri

Doo Ri

With winter looming, you may be poised to revive dark, smoky eyes, but according to make-up maven Sharon Dowsett, ‘light is the new black’. She’s upgrading her summery golds to iridescent silvers, lilacs, mauves and greys – cooler shades that work beautifully for chillier days and crisper light.

Sharon accents eyes by swirling the Clinique Eye Shadow Brush (11.50, available nationwide) through all four shades of Maybelline Eye Studio Diamond Glow eyeshadow palette in Purple Drama (7.19, available nationwide) and stroking it into the inner and outer corners of the eyes, as seen at Doo-Ri and Giambattista Valli. Using any remaining shadow on the brush, she sweeps it in a C shape over the cheekbones, on to the temples and the dip above the chin to ‘cool sculpt’ the face.

While black lashes will be too harsh, Marks & Spencer Limited Collection All In One Mascara in Purple (5, adds a subtle undertone of plum. Dust a smidgen of the Maybelline silver eyeshadow over Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Sweet Pink (7.19, available nationwide) and finish with a pop of pink blush on the apples of your cheeks to pep them up.

Hands on help

Bliss gloves

Pull on Bliss Spa’s limited-edition pink glamour gloves, with a skin-quenching grape-seed-oil lining, and you’ll also be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month. Bliss is donating 5,000 to
the cause. 36,, from tomorrow.



Follow in the footsteps of Bill Clinton, Stella McCartney and Sienna Miller by booking Rachel Vosper’s bespoke scented candle service. She’ll create a waxwork of art in the scent and vessel of your choice. From 20,


hair pins

We’re constantly scrabbling around the flotsam of our handbags for a hairband or clip, so thank heaven for Hershesons’s little tins of bands, grips and pins, helping us to locate our hair tamers in seconds. From 6 each,

Marie Antoinette


It was the skin secret of porcelain-perfect Marie Antoinette (above); now
the petals of the sovereign rose have been treated to a fantastical liquid nitrogen extraction process for the new Dior Prestige Huile Souveraine. This luxe plumping oil makes skin royally plush. 240 for 50ml, available nationwide from tomorrow.


and pick up some perfectly pink products at

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