Trend on Trial: This summer's glow

Trend on Trial: This summer's glow

Is your beauty kit bright for now? Mine is…


The look of health is as much about how what you put on your skin as it is about what you eat or how much you jump around. The secret, I’ve discovered, from years of trialling beauty products is all in the layering process. It’s a bit like layering form fitting lingerie underneath your clothes; the better the quality of the underwear you wear, the better your shape looks in your denims. The more layers you treat your skin to, the more radiant it appears. Get the picture?

I’m a firm believer in cleansing thoroughly as it primes skin to better receive the ingredients in your skin cream. So, to achieve a polished surface, I start with Olay 2-in-1 Hydration + Purifying Cleansing Facewash RRP £2.99 as it leaves my skin fresh and squeaky clean, which is needed in summer months. I prefer to cleanse with a hot cloth for added exfoliating powers, then I follow with a serum. I recommend Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Serum RRP £29.99 with skin firming peptides, for revitalised glowing skin.

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The final flourish comes courtesy of an illuminating eye cream to disguise tired looking eyes and, for summer, Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream RRP £24.99 is my must-have. It’s the colour-corrector technology that blurs the appearance of dark circles. Alas, my skin age isn’t in its 20’s, so I need a skin lotion with some coverage if my aim is flawlessness. Which, it is. Always. So, to complete my skin layering ritual, through trial and error, I have landed on Olay Total Effects Touch of Foundation BB Day Moisturiser RRP £14.99 touch of foundation. Mascara and lip balm later and I’ve nailed this seasons summer radiance. Now all I need is a bright mani-pedi and I’m good to glow.

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