Eight New Year beauty commandments

Are you 2013 enough? Ring in the New Year in style with our top 8 Beauty Commandments from hair to skin.

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Don’t stress over fitting into your skinny jeans. This year, make a vow to pamper yourself more often.

From the wet-look nail finish that will instantly upgrade your look to the lipstick shade to brighten your day and white smile tricks to boost your confidence, we’ve got 2013’s make up tips all sewn up.

1. I will smile more

From happiness apps to wellness retreats, we’re all focused on cheering up. About time too! Since you’ll be smiling a whole lot more in 2013, it’s time to get teeth looking naturally bright. Just do the white T-shirt test.

“Anything that will stain a white t-shirt will stain teeth, so steer clear of dark foods where possible. And, if drinking fizzy drinks or even coffee, use a straw to protect teeth. Then rinse with water straight away to neutralise the effect,” says celebrity dentist, Dr Uchenna.

She recommends a gentle whitening toothpaste like Oral B 3D White Toothpaste, and switching to an electric toothbrush like the Oral B TriZone 600.

Your verdict: “I like the Oral-B TriZone Powerbrush so much that I have thrown my old toothbrush away!” – Catherine Joyce

2. I vow to brighten up

Lipstick is the new investment piece, but try to move away from classic red in the New Year. Coral, pink and orange are fun, upbeat shades that look youthful and flattering against, golden dewy skin – 2013 is all about looking fresh and your makeup colours should reflect that.

3. I shall upgrade my mascara

Be honest: how long have you been using your current mascara? Voted the product most women couldn’t live without in a recent Olay Regenerist Beauty Poll, we cherish the eyelash enhancer more than all other beauty products. So take care of your eyelashes and make a resolution to upgrade your mascara every three months.

4. I shall flaunt more fragrance

Don’t leave your favourite perfume to gather dust on your dressing table, as new research shows that scent has the power to boost our mood.
Bring a little fragrance into your everyday by trying scented body lotions, creams and hair products. Make a fresh start each morning with Head & Shoulders Apple Fresh anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner.


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5. I will work the dewy skin look

As we head into spring (well, nearly), it’s time to ditch your matte foundation in favour of the new dewy skin finish.

It’s all about looking understated with a hint of iridescence. Try Olay Total Effects CC Cream for a healthy glow, topped with a highlighter on cheekbones.

6. Thou shalt not neglect my locks

It’s not just skin that needs to glow, for 2013 hair must also have the glow-factor, too. Good news! Achieving shine just got a whole lot easier. Introducing Pantene Pro-V 24hr-lite Leave-in Conditioning Foam.

No need for 20-minute deep conditioning, this baby gives hair mega gloss in an ultra-light, bouncy way. “The liquid to foam technology gives hair a nourished, healthy-looking style that lasts up to 24 hours,” explains celebrity hair stylist and Pantene Pro-V ambassador Danilo.

7. Thou shall embrace lip liner

Want sexy full lips? Then it’s time you embraced lip liner. Don’t fret: this year’s take on the power pencil is chic and understated. The trick is to use a nude liner that matches the tone of your lips, and then fill in your whole mouth before applying your lipstick. This way, you won’t be left with a hard outline.

Contrast lips against fresh, naked skin and minimal eye makeup for a modern twist.

8. I will grow my brows

It’s back to natural for brows. “Many women have over-plucked their brows to fit with the latest trends, but this year natural eyebrows are back, which are so much more youthful.

So tempting as it is, put the tweezers down until they’ve grown back fully, then begin lightly grooming with minimal tweezing and combing, before filling with a soft pencil.

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