Amy Loves… November

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Amy loves… matte lips, curly hair, a bolder brow – and a sensational body oil for seasonal slurping…

Maybelline Superstay 24 Bold Matte Lip Colours

In keeping with my love of all things vintage, these lip colours from Maybelline give the most perfect, glamorous matte lips. I know not everyone’s cup of tea but if like me, you love retro make up styles, then these are fabulous for achieving the look. They’re dual-ended lip colours: one end is a gloss for super-pigmented colour and the other is a top coat that turns the gloss matte, but also conditions and hydrates – so lips are left moisturised and comfortable. The colour really does stay put; I haven’t actually trialled for the full 24 hours but it does last me throughout a day of eating and drinking!

• Maybelline Superstay 24 Bold Matte Lip Colours/£8.99 from www.boots.combuy here

 

Benefit Brow ZingsBenefit Brow Zings

Sometimes in the midst of all the new launches that land in the office every day, I can forget about those products that are long-time heroes. This little compact used to be a permanent fixture in my handbag but had sadly been neglected while experimenting with other things, so it was a moment of joy when I found it again. It’s the most perfect tool for keeping brows maintained at home and out and about, it’s a very compact compact so slips into my make up bag effortlessly and contains absolutely all you need for groomed and gorgeous arches. There is a coloured wax (three shades available) to get the shape you wish, then powder for filling in any sparse areas, two brushes and a genius pair of little tweezers for any touch ups. I’m so happy we’ve been reunited – and so are my eyebrows!

• Benefit Brow Zings/£23.50 atwww.boots.com  buy here

 

Mama Mio OMega OilMama Mio OMega Body Oil

I’ve been meaning to do a little rave about this for a while now:  it’s become the most fantastic skin smoother for me. Argan-rich and incredibly light, this sinks in super-quick leaving no sticky residue and leaves my skin really glowing afterwards. Wonderful for parched limbs and especially good for when my legs are baring a close resemblance to lizard skin!

• Mama Mio OMega Body Oil/£23 for 150 ml at www.mamamio.combuy here

 

Babyliss RollersBaByliss Ceramic Hair Rollers 

When I’ve got the time, I love giving my usual poker-straight hair a bit of a lift and for that rollers work wonders, especially this new set from BaByliss. Part of their Boutique range (designed to give you salon results at home), it’s a set of 12 ceramic rollers and clips, housed in an easy-to-store box. They’re so simple to use, just heat up and pop them in;  once they’ve cooled you remove and you’re left with fabulous bouncy curls that you can then brush and tame as you wish. Don’t forget to give your hair a little spritz with a heat protector:  I love the Philip Kinglsey Daily Damage Defence for its multi-tasking skills.

• Babyliss Ceramic Hair Rollers/£45 (slightly less if you’re lucky) at www.amazon.co.uk – buy here

• Philip Kinglsey Daily Damage Defence/£7.50 for 60 ml atwww.marksandspencer.com buy here