Beauty Shelfie: Alice Jones, Glossybox’s Beauty Editor

GLOSSYBOX’s Beauty Editor Alice Jones tells us which products make it home to her bathroom shelf…

“I keep things fairly simple when it comes to beauty. I love nothing more than experimenting with lots of different products, but when my day-to-day routine comes into play I know what I like and tend to stick to it.

As a child, I’d sit in my parents’ bedroom watching my mum get ready for an evening out, absolutely fascinated by the way she applied her make-up and wanting to get my hands on all the lotions and potions that sat on top of her dressing table.

When it comes down to make-up, I flit between using Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation, £36, through winter and a lighter formula like Bare Minerals Tinted Hydrating Gel, £26, during summer. I’ve never really been one for contouring but Illamasqua’s new Gel Colours, £22, totally changed my mind, as they’re far more subtle and understated. I’m quite pared back with my eyes and not really one for shadow, but I’ll occasionally add a slick of Bobbi Brown liquid eyeliner, £22 and I absolutely love mascara. I usually cocktail a few together – my favourite duo at the moment is Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara, £22.95 and Benefit Roller Lash, £19.50.

I’m pretty obsessed with skincare and the science behind it, so if there’s an area I over-indulge in, skincare is it. While I have my firm favourites like Emma Hardie, Sarah Chapman and La Roche Posay, I’m always on the lookout for new additions. I use a decent exfoliator like Lancer The Method Polish, £60, a few times a week followed by GlamGlow Mud Mask, £25 to cleanse and detoxify. Avene Cleansing Gel, £11, is amazing for sensitive skin as it doesn’t include any soap, while still removing all your make-up in one fell swoop. Then for that all-important boost in hydration, I turn to Emma Hardie Age Support Eye Cream, £39 and Ren V Cense Youth Vitality Day Cream, £28.

I culled heat tools from my life a few years ago as my hair was endlessly breaking off at the ends – so other than blow-drying and very occasionally adding some loose waves for a night out that’s as far as it goes. Original & Mineral The Power Base, £26, is one of the best hair masks I’ve ever used and has totally restored my once-damaged hair to its former healthy self. If there’s one thing I have in excess, it’s probably perfume. I go through different phases, but at the moment I love Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt, £40 – it literally smells like the seaside.”



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