The elusive art of sculpting winged eyes

Black for a bold finish, blue for colour, metallic for evenings… I love eyeliner. It immediately gives your look a little kick. Also, it means you don’t need to do much else to the rest of your face. I simply close my eyes, scribble using the liner between my lashes and… hope for the best. Fabulously sculpted winged eyes continue to elude me. But I refuse to give up and I urge you also to persevere, keep watching those YouTube tutorials and believe, one day, eventually, you’ll nail it.

1. Diorshow 24h Stylo Eyeliner £24, dior.com
2. Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner £20, spacenk.com
3. Victoria Beckham Satin Kajal Liner £26, victoriabeckhambeauty.com
4. Guerlain Rouge G lipstick £32, guerlain.com
5. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner £21, stila.co.uk

I can’t do without… A delicious new skin cream very nearly good enough to drink

This cream-meets-toner-meets-moisturiser, which actually does look like a very milky drink (please don’t drink it), is one of the newest launches from the cult Korean skincare firm Laneige. Their innovative water-based formulations (they have an almost obsessive dedication to hydration) are created for every skin type and are a winner because they are deceptively light, but hydrate so deeply that the results are mind-blowing. This three-in-one formula serves as cream, toner and a moisturiser. But don’t get it confused with the toners of old or those that get rid of any debris post-cleanse. This product is more about soothing the skin which, as it includes white tea leaf in the formulation, it does brilliantly. Then there’s the moisturising element. The liquid is enriched with ceramides and peptides to give you all the benefits of a rich skin-plumping cream without leaving an iota of heaviness. I tend to pat it into my skin at night and – if sitting at my desk all day – continuously layer it on every couple of hours. It plumps up my parched skin (dehydrated oily skin is not an oxymoron) and my makes my makeup goes on better. The watery texture does make it tricky to apply – launch a spray version please! – but the results are so good, I’m willing to overlook this. Laneige Cream Skin Cerapeptide Toner & Moisturizer, £29.50, spacenk.com

On my radar… Three new ways to soothe and hydrate skin

Help is at hand This serum is chock full of sea buckthorn, pomegranate and sweet almond oils hence it’s brilliant for mature skins needing a moisture boost. Formulae Prescott Tri-Serum, £89, sephora.co.uk

Fine madness I’m obsessed with Ipsum’s fine face mist. Its formula – which includes hyaluronic acid, kakadu plum and raspberry seed oil – ensures brighter, balanced skin. Ipsum Best Skin Replenishing Mist, £32, ipsumskinuk.com

Apricot days Looking for a light, wearable day cream that combats dullness while it simultaneously hydrates intensely dry skin? Then make a beeline for Dr Hauschka’s latest launch. Dr Hauschka Apricot Day Cream, £30, drhauschka.com

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