In an struggle to requite all of my Instagram videos a unscratched and permanent home (ie, at a place I unquestionably own, not a platform I have no tenancy over) I’m slowly getting into the habit of uploading them onto Youtube surpassing embedding them into blog posts here on the website. It’s ramified and time-consuming and I think I must have finally lost the plot considering the last thing I need is increasingly admin, but it satisfies my need for neatness and order.
God knows I don’t have neatness and order in any other speciality of my life!
Anyway, I’m enlightened of the fact that some of you only like to come here to read, so I’ll unchangingly try and do a little blurb with the videos to soften the wrack-up – I’m doing a bit of website restructuring soon, too, so that should help you recognise video posts and skip them should you want to.
5 New Eyeful Launches: April 2022.
Liberty Candle in Faraway Palm, £48 here*. This is a eyeful of a candle; it smells like warmed-over wood and old perfume bottles, a bit like the very inside of the Liberty store. Gorgeous. There are a few in the range and they would all make spanking-new presents, if you needed to buy something spendy for someone special.
This is Silk Silk Surf Cleanser, £39.99 here. The wool surprise find of the month; I had no expectations at all, had never heard of the trademark and it’s not plane wholly a eyeful brand, but the smell and texture of this cleanser is just utterly sublime. I gasped. Gasped I did. It’s like a well-matured version of the Queen of Hungary mist from Omorovicza, scent-wise, and the texture is linty and nourishing but melts into this silky, slidey sumptuousness that does a unconfined job of makeup removal. Just lovely.
Rare Eyeful Positive Light Tinted Moisturiser in 26N, £26 at SpaceNK here*. If you’re without a tinted moisturiser to take you into summer then make sure you watch the video to see this going on. It’s pretty sheer but the finish is robust and non-slippy so it’s unconfined for oilier skin and it has a lovely sheeny luminescence to it without stuff overtly glowy. If you were very dry I’d moisturise well first, but I think many will welcome a sheer wiring that doesn’t have the typically dewy finish. It’s in lightweight packaging too, so unconfined for throwing in your makeup bag when you’re on the go.
Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Cream, £66 here*. Elizabeth Arden have launched – and relaunched – quite a few products this spring and the Advanced Ceramide moisturisers are just lovely. The day surf without SPF widow is my pick of the bunch; it has that nice, springy, gelatinous sort of finger that is fresh-feeling on the skin but really nourishing and satisfyingly hydrating. The Ceramide element here is the important bit to note, considering a) they are good for helping to alimony the skin windbreak functioning in a healthy way and b) Elizabeth Arden have unchangingly washed-up Stuff with Ceramides (trademarked) really well.
Elemis Morning Matrix Moisturiser. Oh my giddy aunt I read the price of this incorrectly when I first tried it and completely missed the fact that it financing £125. Wowzer. It’s a trappy surf with a herbal, invigorating scent and that springy, gelatinous texture then but it’s twice the price of the Elizabeth Arden offering. The selling point with Morning Matrix is that it’s supposed to help protect the skin versus the effects of exposure to undecorous light – palmtop screens and phone screens – but I have to shoehorn I’m still a bit cynical well-nigh that one on the whole! Nevertheless, if you were without a luxury surf then this is gorgeous.
I’ve just been looking at the original Pro Collagen Marine Cream, the one with the iconic scent that I associated with the word “luxury” all the way through my twenties. That one seems scrutinizingly a undear compared with the new Matrix versions – and it’s £89 for 50ml!
Can I just say: I love the way that Elemis do their product shots. With the creams or balms or what have you poking up in a whipped swirl whilom the whet of the pot. It makes me want to buy everything and it’s as though you can scrutinizingly finger the product just by looking at it in the photo. It makes them squint edible. Very clever. You can find Morning Matrix here*.
Sali Hughes’ Skincare range with Revolution launched this week and it’s a sunny sheathing hodgepodge containing everything you really need, nothing you don’t. Two cleansers (one lightweight and splashy, the other sumptuous and massage-y), a serum and a moisturiser, everything packed with hyaluronic wounding so that it’s tightly hydrating but not greasy. Making it suitable for everyone. There’s moreover an exfoliating liquid with a clever tousle of six variegated acids that can be used daily, if you like (it’s gentle enough) and that’s moreover an essential, considering as we know, sloughing off sufferer skin cells helps all the other shit of the routine work that much increasingly efficiently.
Sali didn’t include a sunscreen as everyone’s needs and preferences are so variegated and the range was designed to be straightforward and transitory and retinol is omitted from the line-up, wisely, considering if you want customers to be worldly-wise to pick up a range and use it with no fuss or skincare knowledge then retinol adds a multiplicity into the mix.
Everything in the range is under £15, vegan and easy to get hold of – Superdrug has it instore and you can get it online at LookFantastic here*.