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A couple of weeks ago, a skincare specialist pointed out I was lacking hydration around my eyes. I can’t say I am surprised when I look in the mirror every day and notice how tired I am. I reckon we are all guilty of neglecting this area in favour of concentrating more on taking care of the rest of the face.

They say eyes are the window to the soul but while we can’t guarantee we will get our much needed eight hour sleep every day, there are ways to dodge the bullet by perking up the dullness around the eye area.  This is where Elemis comes in with its Hydra-Gel Eye Masks from its ever popular Pro-Collagen range.

These masks come in pairs (as opposed to one mask) that are heavily soaked in a cocktail of seaweeds containing moisturising marine algae padina pavonica with potent plankton extract to tighten and lift, as well as Hyaluronic acid to hydrate the delicate eye area and boost microcirculation and chlorella to firm, tone and reduce the appearance of dark circles. That is my biggest concern so anything that can help limit the dark circles is going to get a gold star from me.


The masks are transparent and come in sachets (six in a box) that you peel off a plastic backing sheet and gently press under the eye area. They fit perfectly and stay put comfortably, and the coolness is immediately soothing. Leave them on for 20 minutes and once removed, the skin feels refreshed without any stickiness. You can then apply make-up as normal though I prefer to use this after cleansing.


It’s probably a good idea to use these once a week to get best results. I’ve given these a go three times and so far, so good – think of it as a little bit of TLC for the eye area. I absolutely love the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream so I sort of knew what I would be getting from Elemis.

Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks are out now and cost £46. For more information, visit Elemis’ official website.

*PR sample

posted by on Blushers, Foundation, Mascaras, QVC, Tarte Cosmetics



If there’s one name that has sent ripples across the pond thanks to the current of social media, it’s Tarte. The eco-friendly and cruelty-free American beauty range inspired by founder Maureen Kelly’s visit to the Rainforest, has picked up sterling reviews particularly for their long-wearing and pigmented Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushers, infused with Amazonian clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun.


Last year, QVC announced they would be exclusively selling Tarte in the UK and that day is finally upon us – 28th March (mark that in your diaries).

The range of products Tarte is introducing to the UK are:

  • Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation (£27.36)
  • Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation with Brush (£27.34)
  • Tarte BB Perfecting Liquid Foundation (£29.50)
  • a trio of Amazonian Clay Butter Lipsticks (£20)
  • Sultry Sunset Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector’s Palette (£24)
  • Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse (£16.20)
  • Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner with Double-Ended Brush (£18.50)
  • 4-in-1 Mascara – lengthens, curls, volumises and conditions (£14.40)
  • Maracuja Oil for the face (£29.16)
  • Maracuja C-brighter Eye Treatment (£25)
  • Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushers (£26.50)

Sultry Sunset Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collector’s Palette

Price wise, the majority of the products are very reasonably marked. It’s just the famous blusher which costs slightly more above my expectations (and not far behind the cost of the foundations, usually the most expensive item in a make-up range.) I guess when I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it, it’s going to be worth every penny.

In a highly saturated market, it must feel impossible to stand head and shoulders above the rest but I sense Tarte Cosmetics will have not trouble staying above water. Tarte, the UK welcomes you with open arms – you might get a squeeze too.

Tune into the home shopping channel on the 28th at 2pm and 6pm or browse online at and grab yourself the much sought-after blushers before they sell out because they *will* sell out.

*PR samples