Try teaming grey hair with bold lips and eyes

<span>‘The growing embrace of grey hair as a thing of beauty is glorious.’</span><span>Photograph: Luisa Lanza/Luisa Lanza/</span>
‘The growing embrace of grey hair as a thing of beauty is glorious.’Photograph: Luisa Lanza/Luisa Lanza/

Until quite recently, I’d wager that the automatic response to grey hair was, “Get rid of it now!” While, sadly, that hasn’t shifted as far as I’d like, the growing embrace of grey hair as a thing of beauty is glorious to see. The key is to use the right hair products (Oribe and Davines have great products targeting grey hair) and the right makeup: strong brows, a rosy lipstick, defined eyes and a light-infused base. Because, while grey hair is fabulous, grey skin never is.

1. Eyeko Brow Gel £18,
2. Davines Alchemic Conditioner £21.50,
3. Beauty Pie Keep This 4-Shade Eyeshadow Palette from £12,
4. Oribe Silverati Conditioner £49,
5. Jones Road What the Foundation £42,
6. Ilia Lip Sketch Hydrating Crayon £26,

I can’t do without… A gentle toner that cleans your skin without stripping it

A study came out some time ago about Britons not washing their faces properly. While, yes, there are people who can’t be bothered to do more than splash their faces with water (I resist the urge to pass judgment), not washing your face properly is actually easily done. When we cleanse, we assume our faces are clean because isn’t that the whole point of a cleanser? But over the years I have found that even great cleansers need help. That help comes in the form of a toner. The purpose of the old guard toners was to remove any last traces of makeup, dirt and excess oil. The problem was they were so chock-full of alcohol that the scent could revive the dead and the liquid itself was akin to paint stripper. Thankfully, today’s toners – such as this incredible standout from S’able Labs – are a world apart. Like its predecessors, the Black Seed Toner eliminates the last traces of dirt and grime, but it also balances, brightens and resurfaces the skin without drying it to a husk. Ingredients include ferulic acid (an amazing antioxidant that targets discoloration), vitamin C (also great for brightening) and black seed, which refines skin texture. The blurb on the back of the bottle encourages you to spray it on your skin and leave it, but I actually prefer to wipe it off using a cotton pad. You’d be shocked at the amount of extra dirt that you’ll see coming off your freshly cleaned skin. S’able Labs Black Seed Toner, £35,

On my radar… Three smart eye creams worth focusing on

Eyes right Using a gentle but powerful retinol-like blend, this eye cream smoothes and evens the skin. It can be used all around the eyes and by those with sensitive skin. Fresh Black Tea Advanced Age Renewal Eye Cream, £60,

Brighter later This effective vitamin C eye balm serum not only depuffs, minimises fine lines and brightens dark circles, it also comes in a clever, convenient-to-use stick form. Dr Jart Brightening Eye Stick, £45,

One time only An advanced eye cream clinically proven to reduce fine lines in one use? It’s no wonder beauty insiders swear by this OG of cosmeceutical brands. Dermalogica Phyto Nature Lifting Eye Cream, £115,

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