Spell Editor Julie Vuong reveals
her winter beauty loves
Becca Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation, shade Olive, £34
My skintone has the ability to swing from one tone to another in a matter of weeks, so finding the right foundation shade is problematic to say the least. Most of the time I just wear concealer. But the biggest niggle is my skin is oily. Becca’s formulation soaks up any shine for a few hours (a bit of powder is always required come lunchtime) and has an ‘invisible’ feel.
This is basically MAC Ruby Woo (which I adore), a touch less matte and a lot less expensive. It’s also got a lovely scent and like a stubborn mule doesn’t budge. I’m a big fan of the bright lip, even during the day and this is my current go-to.
In winter, my hands become a mangled mess of hangnails, dry and ragged cuticles and dry skin patches. Nice, huh. This hits the right balance of being moisturising without feeling too heavy or sticky.
Sensationnel Premium Plus Pro Clips, from £49.99
A few weeks after cutting my hair from waist-length to ear level, I began missing my long locks. Now it’s grown I’m adding a bit of volume with a few clips. These are quality human hair and pre-clipped so I don’t need to mess around i.e. no effort required!
For me, eyebrows were an afterthought; in fact they were never on my list of daily grooming duties. I’m still a simple tweeze-and-tidy sort of girl but for a touch of definition this is the tool to do the blending and and ensuring every hair is in place.
NEOM Complete Bliss candle, £39.50
What’s better than a candle to add a warm fuzzy glow to winter evenings? A NEOM candle, I say. I wrote one of my first ever articles on Nicola Elliott (founder) and she sent me a couple of candles as thanks; this one stood out for its beautiful, soft scent and amazingly long burning time – now I am a lifelong fan.