How to look like a domestic goddess on Xmas day…

25 December 2009

7am – Yikes, wake with hangover. Wake-up makeup needed fast. Smother face in Oskia Get up & Glow, £64.50 followed by Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser, £32 which will sort out tired looking skin in an instant. Slap on Bobbi Brown Eye Brightener, £22 to eliminate dark circles pronto followed by lashings of Max Factor mascara for an instant eye lift. Makeup wakeup complete!


9am – A shot of caffeine and spritz of Liz Earle Instant Boost Facial Tonic, £11 will invigorate senses and get you through the marathon present opening session that lies ahead

11am – The in-laws have arrived! A stiff sherry and makeup touch-up in order; Reach for Jemma Kidd’s Colour ID Colour Adapt Lipgloss, £ 11.50 - a v. appropriate natural hit of colour without looking OTT followed by another spray of Liz Earle Instant Boost Facial Tonic, £11 to refresh tired foundation.

1pm – Eek…Slaving over the organic turkey has left hair greasy and skin dewy – in a goose fat type of way not in a healthy glow type of way. An emergency spray of Batiste Dry Shampoo, £2.09 is in order. Follow with a dusting of baby powder over t-zone (a tip we stole from Olivia Palermo) . Skin and hair now looking brand new. Phew!

3pm – Need a quick time-out. Treat yourself to a rescue bath remedy whilst the guests wash-up – a few drops of Aromatherapy Associates De- Stress Bath Oil, £32 will calm a frazzled mind and take the edge off too much cheap Cava.

6pm – curl up on the sofa for a night of Xmas specials on TV and family Charades wearing none other than YSL TOP SECRETS Instant Eye Wake-up Patches, £32.

11pm – remove makeup with Shu Uemura cleansing oil then slap on Yonka Masque 103, £29.40 (an AMAZING natural skin remedy) before bed.

9am – It’s Boxing Day. Wake up looking like a well rested goddess. Voila!

Annabel Jones
Beauty Director, Grazia


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