Sunday 17 December 2017

The key tips, treatments and products which will help you maximise your natural sparkle

Image magazine Melanie Morris shares her top ten lifestyle essentials

1 Botox, fillers and IPL laser treatments

By doctors Jane and Katherine Mulrooney at The Sandymount Clinic. I count this as one treatment as the three work together to keep my face looking how I like it. The Mulrooneys work on a “less is more/little and often’” philosophy which ensures natural results. (01) 668 9921

2 Regular hair colour

By Karen Burns at Cowboys and Angels, who’s changed me from a brunette to a blonde over six months without harming a hair. She also bulks up my fine tresses with natural hair extensions. (01) 679 7654

3 Universal contour bodywraps

From John Adams in Clerys. A perfect solution to fitting into a dress when you’ve ‘forgotten’ to give up carbs. (01) 878 6000

4 Sisley’s Supremya night cream

Costs a bomb but delivers real results. Just use at night so one pump-action container lasts about six months. €575 from Brown Thomas

5 Chantacaille Real Skin foundation

A very light, gelbased formula that feels weightless, gives great coverageand lasts all day/night. €65 from Space NK at Harvey Nichols

6 Shu Uemura false lashes

I buy the ones in small ‘clumps’ (a quarter-lash or less). They’re easy to apply, have a natural look and are comfortable. I just wish they’d sell them in Ireland. Available from www.shuuemura.co.uk

7 Art Deco liquid eyeliner

Discovered by Image’s beauty editor Liz Dwyer and adored by all the editorial team since. I won’t go out the door without a long black swoosh on my upper lids. €10.80 from Debenhams and selected salons

8 ESPA face/back/scalp massage

At The Merrion Hotel’s Tethra Spa. Utter bliss and the perfect way to de-stress. €90 (01) 603 0600

9 Water Between two and four litres a day

Without question it keeps wrinkles at bay and my eyes and skin clear.

10 Sleep

The most essential beauty treatment of all. Without it, I go grey around the gills.

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