In search of better sleep, whiter teeth and possibly the most 'oooh'-worthy facial on the planet? Right this way...
This week I was judging the Get The Gloss Beauty Awards with makeup artist Wendy Rowe and we agreed that in our 50s, looking good was less about makeup, more about getting our skin in the best shape possible with great skincare and effective treatments. (It has to be said that Wendy practically invented the 'no-makeup makeup' look).
In recent years, I've leaned into this with tricks that mean I'm already 'done' when I wake up. My brows are filled and coloured thanks to Suzanne Martin's semi-permanent brow artistry, I don't need mascara courtesy of long-lasting lash extensions by Camilla Lashes, my base is halfway there with fake tan (current favourite Coco & Eve Face Tanning Micromist, £18.40) and my teeth are pearly white thanks to a new and non-sensitising whitening treatment I had recently at Dr Rhona Eskander's Chelsea Dental Clinic.
My editor's picks this month (and every month) very much reflect this with a holistic facial that lifts while you nap, a microcurrent gadget I can do while watching the Beckham documentary (late to the party, I know) and a skincare collection that calms hormonal skin. And my beauty sleep is improving thanks to wool bedding that's supremely sustainable and luxe (no, it's not in the least bit itchy).
The one bit of makeup I never skip is blush - and there's a brilliant new one from another industry makeup legend Ruby Hammer (which got a thumbs up from Wendy too). Enjoy!