But I always feel my skin is getting the best repair, replenish and workout when I am sleeping.
I like to do extra at night, especially when I am less tired. Take a bath, relax and luxuriate in the bubbles while treating my skin to a super-hydrate.
Serum has become my go-to. I can’t quite recall when I first reaped the benefits but I do remember Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair was the one. My daughter Venetia gave me a bottle for Christmas and she could not believe it was my first time. Okay, so I am slow to the party; she promised it was a game changer. She was right and it is. It’s one of the most well known of the serums and for a reason; it feels fabulous and works its magic by being active throughout the evening. This serum is one I always have on hand and also regularly travel with.
(Try applying these on a long haul trip before sleeping; one way to beat the tired jet-lag look.)
Why should we add serum to our skincare routine?
Serums are made of the most important and active ingredients which, mean we are more likely to get the results.
I’m looking for hydration, skin tone clarity and firmness.
If you are worried about an oily complexion, a serum is brilliant. It’s less heavy and more effective than a night cream.
I like to wear both, but my skin is on the dehydrated side as a rule.
Serums are expensive but I have found I use far less of the other products so the savings come that way.
When we were in Paris last week the VA girls and I talked lipsticks; I am a stickler for mattes, they are more adventurous. I stick pretty much to reds, 50 shades of and the nude colours. I like to wear a nude if I have worked the eyeliner and the reds are my go to, generally when the time is pushed. The girls are happier to wear the glossier textures, although when I showed them my latest matte collection from Estée Lauder (hopeless when it comes to lipstick restraint) they agreed I had a point.
I am a fan of Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy lipsticks it’s true because they are in the most delicious shades and stay on. They are also easy to apply when the lips are no longer as perfcet as they once were – it’s a lipstick that goes where it is meant and stays where it should. Know what I mean? (There is also the Pure Color Envy in Liquid Matte – if you want something to really, really last, this is the one. I gave “heart crush” a thorough test last weekend and it passed with flying colours.)
Try the magic; it doesn’t disappoint. xv
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