Get That Red Carpet Glow With My Favourite Beauty Buys

If you anything like me you love a bit of Hollywood glamour and this week seeing Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper at the Oscars made me want to get the glow on for my date night! I love dressing up and adding a bit of big-screen glamour to my face – to me getting ready to go out is part of the fun, taking a long shower, doing your hair and make-up and getting that flawless glow or in my case trying to hide those laughter lines.

I thought I would share some of my favourite beauty products:

Lumity Nourishment Facial Oil 

I apply a few drops and gently massage in my face and neck. This helps smooth and nourish my skin before make-up. My skin is quite dry and I am conscious of the lines around my eyes, so this helps hydrate and gives a natural base for make-up. Find out more

Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow 

This colour-correcting, moisturising primer helps to even skin tone and blur away blemishes, which is great for a big night out. Ingredients include chlorella and Vitamin B3, I find this face primer is the great base for makeup. Find out more

Clarins Pore Perfecting Mattifying Foundation

I do not like a heavy foundation but this one helps minimise pores and fine lines and create an even complexion without looking like you have a mask on. Find out more

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat 1 Luminous Radiance

This classic concealer is something I keep going back to. It disguises dark circles and the light reflecting pigment reduces the signs of wrinkles which is a midlife bonus for me. Find out more

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder

This award-winning bronzing powder is all you need a bit to add contour to your face and it lasts. Use to shape or to give yourself a healthy tanned look.  Find out more

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

This superfine highlighting powder adds a bit of radiance and glow and is great under the eyes and on your nose to give your face a lift. Find out more

 Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Eyeshadow Palette

Creates that timeless smoky eye with a range of shades. Find out more. I am also a big fan of Mac’s Amber Eye Shadow x 9

 Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Such great value and it adds so much length and volume! It’s an iconic range – I love lots of their mascaras. Find out more

Mac Honeylove Matt Lipstick

I like subtle lips to compliment the smoky eyes and mac have so many great colours to choose from. Find out more

 Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair / Eye Serum

This really helps with that sensitive delicate skin around the eyes and gives a smoother, more radiant, younger look.  I can see the difference when I use it. Find out more

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum 

I use this fast-acting retinoid when my skin needs a boost. Find out more

Lumity Life Supplements

I am a big believer in cell renewal. This vitamin complex helps to do that from the inside. It contains vitamins C and E, Selenium and Zinc Omega 3s and amino acids. Find out more

I feel a real boost in my mood and confidence when I make the effort and time to get ready. I am not chasing my youth but it’s more about feeling good for my age. Although I must admit making a bit more of an effort does generate some nice, ‘ you’re looking healthy’ kind of comments – and best of all I feel better inside too.





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