Beauty Secrets

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We have the secret to great looking skin. And no, it’s not an expensive moisturiser – it’s the humble blusher. ‘Applying a natural-looking flush to the apple of your cheeks instantly brightens and lifts tired, dull looking skin,’ says make-up artist Mei Rees. ‘Pinky shades will give a more girlie feel, while peachy tones brighten and also neutralise redness.’ Essence Matt Touch Blush in Peach me up!, R54,95; L’Oréal Infallible Blush Trio in Soft Rosy, R169,95; Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Blush in Live Pink, R69,95

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Make-up isn’t cheap, so get value from yours and fix your old favourites – the easy way: Broken lipstick? Carefully melt the exposed ends with a lighter, gently push together and hold for a few seconds to reattach. Smashed blusher? Don’t throw it away, simply mix it with Vaseline to create a rose-tinted lip balm.

TREATMENT ON TRIAL

A Sweet Professional Hair Straightening treatment, from R1 450 for short hair, is now offered at all Carlton Hair salons. It’s an innovative process that straightens while reducing volume and eliminating frizz, without the use of harsh chemicals. VERDICT You’ll spend two hours in the salon but results last for up to four months – and it be used on all hair types. Win-win!

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