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Beauty Test Drive: Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART

It’s a tough job trying to convince any time-deprived woman to add extra steps into her beauty regimen but the big winter chill had left my skin dry and in need of some serious attention. So when Elizabeth Arden’s new SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster landed on my desk promising to improve my skin’s health and boost the efficacy of other skincare products, it seemed like a no-brainer to include it in my usual beauty routine.

SUPERSTART isn’t a moisturiser and it’s not a serum either – though the texture isn’t too dissimilar – instead the Renewal Booster slots into a whole new category of skincare: boosting. Using a powerful trio of ingredients – Glasswort extract, which helps too boost skin’s natural moisture levels; probiotic complex, which optimises skin’s natural defences, and sea fennel and flaxseed extracts, which reinforce skin’s barrier – SUPERSTART is able to enhance your skin’s overall in health.

Elizabeth Arden’s newcomer is designed to be used after cleansing and toning and before your usual skincare. Layering moisturiser, upon eye cream, upon serum can often leave my skin feeling greasy and weighed down but the texture of SUPERSTART is divine. The ultra-light formula glides onto skin and is absorbed in a matter of seconds leaving your skin prepped and primed for the next step in your beauty regimen. After a month of use my parched winter skin had transformed into a smoother, more radiant complexion, that felt more ready for whatever the weather or environment might throw at it.

 

SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster ($106) is on counters 12 October.

Click here to win a Elizabeth Arden’s new SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster and Skincare Collection

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Paris Fashion Week So Far

 

Out-there Trend: Human Backpacks

Never one to toe the line, fashion’s master of runway controversy, Rick Owens, sent human backpacks down the catwalk. We’ve got to commend the models – and the human backpacks – for managing to keep a straight face.

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Chloé Goes Sporty Spice

Like it or not, according to the runway at Chloé luxe sportswear isn’t going anywhere. Designer Clare Waight Keller not only sent retro-inspired tracksuits down the catwalk, she paired sweaters straight out of the 70s with flowing floral maxi skirts.

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Model of the Moment: The White Pony at Jacquemus

Move over models, there’s a new show pony on the scene. Designer Simon Porte Jacquemus – who’s known for using the catwalk was an opportunity to blur the lines between art and fashion – opened his Spring/Summer show by sending his 10-year-old cousin down the runway in an oversized shirt rolling a giant ball of red fabric. Midway through the show, the designer himself walked the runway with a white pony.

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#PattakesParis

Legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath is launching her own make-up line later this month and if beauty insiders weren’t already hyped enough about the announcement, they are now. McGrath and an 35-strong army of make-up artists took over Paris Fashion Week giving willing passers-by a makeover with her highly anticipated gold pigment.

 

Amazing #Gold by glorious @patmcgrathreal! #pattakesparis #gold001 @patrickdemarchelierofficial @voguemagazine

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