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Beauty Corner

Lancôme's 60s-inspired spring collection hits counters this Friday and it's all about coral lips and striking, aqua-green eyes.

The brand's artistic make-up director Aaron De Mey (pictured left) has application tips for getting the best out of key products. Pop'N'Cheeks (La Rose Premiere), €45, a pearly blush in coral and sand tones.

Aaron's Tip: "Blend the shades together with a large brush and apply generously, sweeping from cheekbones to temples. To sculpt the face, use the light shades on cheekbones and the darkest shade in the hollow of the cheeks.

"It can also be applied to the eyes, using a shading technique: begin by applying the lightest shade along the brow line, then work towards the lash line using gradually darker shades of the same colour."

Pop'N'Palette Le Crayon Khôl Gloss, €23 (a high-shine eye pencil in three shades).

Aaron's Tip: "Apply as a block of colour over the eyelid, before adding a

touch of powder shadow to the corner of the eyes to sculpt the eyelid, playing on a matte-shine contrast for this season's must-have look."

>>> Available in pharmacies, EcoTools cosmetic brushes are truly eco-friendly. They feature bamboo handles, animal-free taklon bristles and the metallic bit is made from recycled aluminium cans. They also come in reusable pouches EcoTools Five Brush Set, €19.95). Well-known green campaigner actress Alicia Silverstone is more than a fan; she has her own range of EcoTools on sale in America.

>>> Elizabeth Arden's successful high-tech Prevage range gets a little bigger this month with the long-awaited arrival of an SPF day cream. Prevage Day Ultra Protection Anti-Ageing Moisturiszer SPF 30 (€130) contains a potent antioxidant and a broad-spectrum SPF to help protect skin. This moisturizer is available from Elizabeth Arden counters in larger Boots outlets and selected department stores.


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