We’ve got another jam-packed show this week on Beauty Insider, with some lovely new launches, special offers and great value prices you won’t want to miss.
A perfect gift from Elemis
This Exotic Escape collection offers great value, with a cleansing balm, night cream and your choice of body oil and hand cream in two gorgeous fragrances (Frangipani Monoi or Sweet Orchid). My personal favourite is frangipani, although the customer favourite is sweet orchid – so it’s up to you which set you choose! Here you have a complete kit that’s great as an introduction to the Elemis brand just in time for Mother’s Day, and is a genius way to introduce someone to easy yet advance anti-ageing techniques. Simply use the iconic Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm followed by the Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream for a pampering yet simple evening routine, then add your chosen Elemis eye cream, serum or oil for an even more luxurious experience.
Laura Geller essentials
This four-piece complexion collection is packed with products to make your skin look gorgeous, and it’s great to have both foundation and matte powder in the same handy kit. The Matte Maker is a lightweight, translucent powder that can be used on your skin before make-up to absorb shine and oil, and is especially effective if you experience perspiration, or often notice liner and mascara moving throughout the day due to oily eyelids.
You can also apply it throughout the day on top of any foundation (not just a Laura Geller one) to absorb shine caused by oil or sweat without adding or changing the colour of your make-up.
Caudalie’s skincare innovations
In recent years, there’s a handful of products I’ve tested that have completely outperformed my expectation, and the Resveratrol range from Caudalie has definitely done this! Developed from their own labs and vineyard in France, this ingredient comes from the grape and is especially good for skin requiring a lifting and firming effect, as well as a freshening and brightening effect.
This formula won a Good Housekeeping award last year, which is always a sign of common-sense excellence, but has also won many other awards – it is certainly a brand to watch out for. Tonight I’ll be talking about this Resveratrol skincare kit, which I can’t wait for you to discover.
Becca are globally known for their highlighters, and this Glow on the Go collection features two formulas to suit the majority of skin types. The pressed powder form can be used as an eyeshadow, and is easy to apply all over the body too, including on the clavicle, shoulders, cupid’s bow and even on your legs if you’re wearing a knee-length dress.
The liquid formula can be mixed with foundation as well as added on top of make-up on the high points of the face. Liquid gives a softer sheen, powder gives a more dramatic result. The shade in this kit Opal has a slightly duo-chrome effect, which looks different whenever you turn and catch the light.
Top tip: check your make-up in daylight or in the evening in a different mirror before you apply a second layer. This lovely champagne-pink colour won’t go ashy, and has a warmth that suits all skin tones, ensuring you can enjoy a light veil of brightening colour.
The Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme is a creamy, high-pigment formula, and it’s great to have this in a range of five colour choices.
Here’s my application rule – use it under powder-based foundation; apply on top of a liquid foundation. It can be used on naked skin to block out imperfections or redness; just sheer out into your bare skin with the warmth of your ring finger.
If you want to see how deep your dark circle is, tilt your head down and look up through your lashes in the mirror; you’ll see the full extent of where you need to cover. This will set really well on the lid as a nude eyeshadow base or primer, with Laura Geller’s Matte Maker applied on top, as it’s a paste texture so it offers full coverage while still retaining the supple, healthy look Becca is renowned for.
Have you seen our Beauty Pick of the Month?
More stock has arrived of the It Cosmetics Full Coverage SPF50+ CC Cream! Stay tuned as Will and I get to grips with this clever face base tonight, and make sure to check out my blog on my thoughts, plus a handy video that shows you how to choose your perfect shade.
Unmissable Today’s Special Value offers
Lulu’s Time Bomb have a fantastic offer on Sunday 12th March featuring four supersize skincare products, that’s available with two Easy Pay instalments – make sure you tune in at midnight on Saturday to find out about this lovely find.
Molton Brown have a lovely offer coming up on Tuesday 14th March featuring a selection of fragranced body washes, a luxurious hand cream and a hand wash too. I love the luxurious bubbles, gorgeous scents, no-drip pump and intense formula of these products, and they last for many months – I challenge anyone to get out of a Molton Brown shower without taking a second helping!
Developed by famous fragrance ‘noses’ with heat, so warm water helps to amplify the oils and ingredients; all the aromas are equally beautiful. My favourite obsession (which is great when you need some me-time) is to use one shower gel after the other; as you bathe, your nose gets used to a scent and by switching to another shower gel, you create another aromatic sensation – even if you go back to the first one you’ve used, you can still smell it like it’s the first time. It’s the perfect daily luxury or treat, why not make every shower a gorgeous one?
Top tip: my favourite gift for anyone who’s just moved into a new home, is a hand wash and an accompanying hand lotion. It’s universally appreciated and always looks lovely in a bathroom.
A fantastic Perricone find
A great find available today is the Perricone Cold Plasma duo, a hi-tech, innovative set featuring two great products packed with patented ingredients to help create a smooth, more toned skin look. There’s Cold Plasma Eye and Cold Plasma Body, and it’s amazing to have Dr. Perricone’s dramatic result technology now available in a formula not just for your face, and is definitely going to be great for anyone looking to smooth dimpled skin or irregular texture, creping or sagging typically found over the thighs and buttocks. Apply this from jaw to knee and elbow and you’ll have all the important areas covered!
There’s plenty more beauty goodness to be found at 8pm this evening, so tune into QVC Live to enjoy a show jam-packed with the best products, experts and brands, so you can give your collection a fabulous update. Don’t forget to check out QVC’s Facebook page and my Facebook page, where you’ll find even more amazing content. You can also send me your comments on Twitter!