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REPRO OP the #Beautyboss


t’s time to find an SPF that you actually enjoy applying.

Sunscreen has had almost as much press as face, but I’d avoid that if you’re prone to break-
Boris Johnson this summer. (I said almost.) No, outs. Otherwise it’s a great fuss-free all-rounder. 1
really, SPF has been making headlines. Nicole For those concerned about the aforementioned

Kidman caused a furore when she proclaimed coral, both Clarins and Caudalie are reef-
that only SPF 100 would do; brands launched friendly, according to the experts.
campaigns urging us to make sure our next buys For my face, I had quite the revelation this 2
were coral-friendly; Kylie Jenner announced her summer. For as long as I can remember, I’ve
first coconut-infused sunscreen oil (message to broken out every holiday thanks to sunscreen.
the acne-prone: don’t even think about it); and This trip? Not a spot in sight. I slathered it
then, to top it all, a stat came out saying that on and my skin behaved from start to finish. 3

67% of Brits still don’t use enough SPF. The two I used are both non-comedogenic and
With all this noise and mixed advice, it’s easy fragrance-free. Dr Sam’s Flawless Daily
to get confused, and the last thing I want is for Sunscreen SPF 50 (3 £29) and La Roche-Posay
you to stop using sunscreen all together, so let’s Anthelios Shaka Fluid SPF 50+ (4 £16.50). For
clear some things up. First, SPF 100: do or going out-out days, I switched to Heliocare 4
don’t? Dr Ewoma Ukeleghe, the founder of Color Gelcream SPF 50 (5 £25.50) as it has a
SknDoctor, says: “You can get adequate sun gorgeous bronzy tinted moisturiser built in.

protection reapplying an SPF 50 every few If like me you love a body mist, the following
hours.” Of course, if you particularly love the are top of the charts. Sisley Milky Body Mist 5
texture, then there’s no harm in SPF 100, but SPF 30 (6 £91.50) is luxurious and lightweight.
there’s no need to ditch your favourite SPF 30 or Vichy Solar Protective Water SPF 30 (7 £19) is
50. The key word is reapplication. packed with antioxidants, feels more like a
What to try: I went through an entire bottle of water mist than a cloying sunscreen and doesn’t
Clarins Suncare Oil Mist (1 £22) on my recent stain clothes. Finally, Garnier Ambre Solaire 6
holiday. I found the fine mist addictive as it gave UV Water Mist SPF 30 (8 £8) is invisible and
my limbs and décolletage the most gorgeous water resistant — great for the whole family.
non-sticky, glossy radiance. The experience was My best advice is this: find an SPF that you
more dewy body oil than SPF. I think that’s the love. Find a formula that doesn’t irritate you 7
secret, finding a sunscreen you enjoy applying and a texture that you adore. There is no point
so it doesn’t feel like a chore. Another excellent in my telling you that you must use something
offering is Caudalie Milky Sun Spray SPF 50 that doesn’t feel or look great as you just won’t,
(2 £21). There’s no tackiness to the texture and and in the words of Baz Luhrmann — OK, I’m
the milky consistency makes it both hydrating going to tweak it slightly: everybody must, must, 8
and soothing. They say you can use it on your must, must wear sunscreen. @sarahjossel

Lines of beauty
I wrote off being able to do a cat flick properly everyday ages ago, and there’s a good chance you too have
filed it under “leave to the pros”. I recently noticed my colleague Laura Kennedy’s daily flawless flick. Does she
get up three hours early to craft such a shape? Is it tattooed on? Really, it’s completely perfect. Laura tells me
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her secret weapon is signature de Chanel intense Longwear eyeliner Pen, £31. She prefers the brush
applicator as it doesn’t catch on the skin and it lasts longer than other formulas. I’ve done my own testing and
created a pretty impressive flick with uoma beauty afro.dis.iac Liquid eyeliner Cleopatra ink blackety
black y’all, £16. The result was an impressively neat thin line. Remember, practice makes perfect!

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