So, how are we all enjoying Beauty Month? Loving it? Us too!
Our second week of Beauty Month has more amazing surprises for you, including Today’s Special Value offers from no!no! and Ultrasun (just in time for summer), plus Decleor‘s 20th anniversary celebrations, new launches from Benefit, and another special guest joining us for our regular Monday show at 8pm…
Glamour Beauty Director Alessandra Steinherr is back, bringing us her hand-picked, absolute favourite QVC beauty products with her Glamour Loves Beauty show, where every single product showcased is recommended by her.
Alex even stopped by to giveQGossip the lowdown prior to her show, sharing her top beauty tips and a sneak peek at the products she loves:
So, this is your second show on QVC and all the products are personally selected by you, how did you choose which products to feature?
Through your job as a busy Beauty Director at one of the UK’s top women’s magazines, how many products do you try out each month?
I haven’t counted, but lots. I love trying out products and I think it’s important we test everything before writing about it, so we can give an accurate review and recommendation.
Tell us why you love a couple of your chosen products…
Zelens Z-22 Absolute Face Oil (208092) – Dr Marko Lens is a genius and his products are some of the best and most advanced formulations on the market. I don’t usually like face oils as I find a lot are too heavy for my skin, but this one is simply beautiful and leaves my skin looking and feeling glorious.
Vita Liberata Phenomenal Tan Mousse (208750) – I am very pale and love having a sunny glow, but I never expose myself to the sun. I’ve tried every tanning product out there and I love this product because it delivers such a natural looking yet intense tan, it lasts for weeks and fades like a real tan.
What make-up will you be wearing on the show for fail-safe beauty?
Ohh I am not sure yet – it will depend what my skin is like on the day. I will definitely be having a tan the day before, so I will be bronzed. So I think I will pop my skin colour with bronzer and keep the rest of my make-up quite neutral; just some smudged brown pencil around my eyes and a neutral lipstick.
We love your #AskAlex series on Instagram – can we ask what your top three tips for a flawless summer beauty look are?
1. Don’t overdo your base - even if you want to cover some imperfections, heavy foundation and warm weather do not mix well and will go cakey. I recommend a tinted moisturiser or BB cream; and cover spots, veins, discolouration with a good concealer/skin corrector first.
2. Bronzer is my summer staple – but it’s really important not to choose one that is too dark. Really keep it light – you just want to warm up your skin, not look like you spent a month baking in the sun! Fresh and glorious is best.
3. I love a tinted lip balm with SPF in summer – the skin on lips is so thin and sensitive and we often forget to protect it from the sun. A tint with SPF is pretty and protective!
For more beauty advice and recommendations from Glamour’s Beauty Director, tune in at 8pm on Monday 8th June.
Catch our own beauty expert Alison Young at the usual time of 8pm on Wednesday 10th June for Alison Young’s Beauty Night In show, and check out her tips for the week on our June Beauty Pick of the Month from Liz Earle.
Remember, you can shop products from these shows, plus Friday Night Beauty, online here. Just click on the show you want to browse, and the products will appear below.
Check back on QGossip next week to hear about more not-to-be-missed products, and find out who our next guest beauty editor will be!