The Highlight by LOOKFANTASTIC: Jul/Aug 2022

JUL / AUG 2022 ISSUE 8 111 TAP-TO-SHOP PRODUCTS WHY I ’ VE LEARNED TO CELEBRATE MY SKIN Katie PIPER The SPFS that go beyond basic protection

19 KATIE PIPER Author, broadcaster and philanthropist Katie Piper on how she’s learned to celebrate her skin. I S S U E 0 8 J U L /A U G CONTENTS INTERVIEW

LF LOVES FEATURES SPOTLIGHT WELLNESS 7 BEAUTY OPENER Get ready, set and glow with this vitamin C-enriched setting spray. 8 WISHLIST Say hello to your summer beauty icons with our vacay-ready edit. 16 RATED & REPURCHASED The beauty buys we’ve tried, loved and are going straight back in our baskets. 18 NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY We round up the best shades and formulas for the ultimate power pout. 28 THE MELANIN EDIT Akesha Reid on navigating the beauty industry as a person of colour. 52 THE PRIDE GUIDE The beauty experts reveal the tips and tricks for expressing your true self. 32 HAIR LOSS AWARENESS Zara Jackson on the road to selfacceptance after her alopecia diagnosis. 72 MILLIE SPILLS THE MILK Millie Mackintosh gets candid about her breastfeeding journey. 78 THE GYM KING Ex-TOWIE star Charlie King opens up about body dysmorphic disorder. 38 SKIN CELEBRATION Three influencers unpack what it means to love the skin we’re in. 64 FACTOR IN SPF Shining the light on UV safety, one woman bares all on her journeywith skin cancer. 68 ASK OUR PHARMACIST Aruj Javid answers your most-asked summer beauty questions.

With summer in full swing, we’ve got your poolside reading covered with the latest edition of The Highlight. Our Celebration of Summer issue covers the hottest topics you need to know about: from travel beauty essentials to expert tips on staying safe in the sun. Meet our cover star Katie Piper, as she talks changing perceptions of beauty standards and how she’s learned to love the skin she’s in. In true celebratory style, three influencers highlight their skin conditions and get candid about what it really means to be skin confident (page 19). With a vibrant weekend of celebrations at Manchester Pride parade approaching, our beauty experts share the ultimate guide to expressing your true self (page 52). As more brands broaden their offering to melanin-rich skin, beauty writer Akesha Reid shares her experience navigating the industry as a person of colour and why she remains hopeful for the future of beauty (page 28). From UV-filtered haircare to SPF setting sprays, we round up the smartest innovations in suncare that make staying safe in the sun a breeze (page 59). Whatever your plans this summer, you’ll find something to celebrate in this issue of The Highlight. WE H O P E Y O U E N J O Y. T E A M L E T T E R from our Beauty Team... A NOTE

T E A M L E T T E R MEET THE FACES BEHIND THIS ISSUE OF THE HIGHLIGHT. . . MILLIE MACKINTOSH This breastfeeding awareness month, Made In Chelsea alumna Millie Mackintosh discusses the importance of ending the stigma around feeding choices on page 72, insisting: “I support all mothers, however they want to feed their babies.” ZARA JACKSON Influencer Zara Jackson shares her story about living with alopecia, and reveals: “The biggest challenge behind losing your hair is that you are losing your identity.” Read more about how hair loss paved her journey to selfacceptance on page 32. CHARLIE KING Former TOWIE star Charlie King opens the conversation about body dysmorphia in men. “There’s a stigma around it because you think you’re going to be seen as self-obsessed and all about your image, but it’s an anxiety disorder,” he says. Turn to page 78 to read his story. Get 22% off your beauty staples at LOOKFANTASTIC.COM when you use the code: HIGHLIGHT22

READY TO TRAVEL IN STYLE? Whether you’re home or away, give your tresses some summer lovin’ with the Holiday Haircare Edit. Featuring 10 specially curated, lock-loving formulas to give you everything you need and more for glossy, healthy hair wherever you go. T&Cs: Offer valid from 01.07.22 to 31.08.22. Code redeemable on the Holiday Haircare bag only. Code must be added with monthly plan at checkout. Holiday Haircare Edit GET £5 OFF! USE CODE: DIGI5 Worth Over £108

MOST WANTED URBAN DECAY A L L N I G H T E R V I TA M I N C S E T T I N G S P R AY 1 1 8 M L / £ 2 7 VITAMIN SEA Get ready, set and glowwith this vitamin C- enriched setting spray, your new golden-hour go-to. Leaving complexions instantly hydrated, thanks to an infusion of cactus flower water, one spritz of this water-resistant wonder locks in makeup for up to 16 hours. Glow get ’em. WO R D S S H E E VA FA L L A H I

WISHLIST HOLIDAY HOTLIST Say hello to your summer beauty icons with our sizzling, vacay-ready edit WO R D S P E N N Y L A F F E R T Y SUN BUM COCOBALM LIP BALM IN PIÑA COLADA Safeguard your lips against the sun’s rays with this nourishing lip balm, powered by aloe, vitamin E and SPF30 for moisture-rich protection. 4 . 2 5 G / £ 4 .7 9 COCO & EVE LIKE A VIRGIN SUPER NOURISHING COCONUT & FIG HAIR MASQUE Bottling up the best of Bali, this ultra-hydrating hair mask helps leave locks smooth, shiny and scented like a tropical paradise. 2 1 2 M L / £ 2 9 .7 5 BALI BODY WATERMELON TANNING OIL Infused with organic watermelon seed oil, this vegan tanning oil nourishes your skin while helping it on its way to an unfiltered golden glow. 1 0 0 M L / £ 1 8 . 9 5 GIVENCHY IRRESISTIBLE EAU DE PARFUM Perfect for balmy summer nights, this luxury fragrance plunges crisp, juicy pear and ambrette into powdery iris for an exhilarating floral signature. 5 0 M L / £ 7 7

WISHLIST GHD CORDLESS HAIR STRAIGHTENER – WHITE This is your new beach bag hero, with all the benefits of the Original Styler in a cordless, travel-friendly format. £ 2 9 9 MINETAN CUCUMBER HYDRATING FACE & BODY MIST Enjoy sun-kissed skin with this hydrating gradual tanning mist, delivering naturallooking coverage with a refreshing scent. 1 7 7 M L / £ 1 2 . 9 9 NUXE HUILE PRODIGIEUSE MULTIPURPOSE DRY OIL Enriched with a unique blend of six plant oils and vitamin E, this hydrating body and hair oil leaves skin sumptuously soft and hair gorgeously glossy. 1 0 0 M L / £ 2 9 . 5 0 SOL DE JANEIRO BOM DIA BRIGHT CREAM Get set for summer with this exfoliating body cream, enriched with cupuaçu butter, fruit AHAs and brightening vitamin C for wonderfully smooth, beach-ready skin. 2 4 0 M L / £ 4 6

Beauty’s love affair with blush is here to stay, and perfectly pinched cheeks are guaranteed to be your summer crush. Impart a rosy glow to your complexion with BYTERRY Beach Bomb Brightening CC Palette (£42). Cream formulas more your thing? NARS Liquid Blush in Dolce Vita (15ml / £27) melts into skin for a natural-looking flush. BEAUTY NEWS WO R D S A L I C E M A C FA R L A N E The blush rush

The Bella Hadid signature bun isn’t going anywhere this summer. This ’90s-inspired style is the sleek and simple way to channel that ‘off-duty model’ look. Tame fly-aways with influencer-approved OUAI Matte Pomade (50ml / £16) and slick back with Brushworks HD Backcomb Brush (£4.99) for a bump-free finish. BEAUTY NEWS Slick 'n' sleek

Facial contouring is the trend of the season, so step inside the skin gym – no membership required. Chisel cheekbones with a microcurrent massage using NuFACE Mini (£175) or lift, firm and tone using ESPA Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool (£40). Top tip: keep your gua sha in the fridge for an ultra-cooling sensation. BEAUTY NEWS Set the tone

A term coined by the Tumblr community, ‘Fairycore’ is the fantastical beauty trend giving us some much-needed escapism. Think dreamy pastels, iridescent sparkles and romantic blush. Enchant eyes with the decadent shimmers in Morphe 9P Petal Passion Artistry Palette (£12) and lace lips with ICONIC London Lustre Lip Oil in She’s a Peach (6ml / £21) for a whimsical finish. BEAUTY NEWS Away with the fairies

Settle your skincare concerns with the medical grade formulas for a healthier complexion ADVERTORIAL DOCTOR ORDERED W H A T T H E LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR PURIFYING CLEANSING GEL “The Effaclar range has been formulated for those with acne-prone skin. The products contain a number of active ingredients that help reduce acne breakouts, combined with thermal spring water to reduce the risk of skin irritation.” – Dr Zainab Laftah, consultant dermatologist 2 0 0 M L / £ 1 3 VICHY MINÉRAL 89 HYALURONIC ACID HYDRATING SERUM “Containing 89% of Vichy’s volcanic water, this mineral-rich serum is filled with antioxidants that will help repair skin barrier function and strengthen the skin, along with hyaluronic to help re-plump and rehydrate.” – Rosie Varlas, L’Oreal skincare trainer 5 0 M L / £ 2 5

SKINCEUTICALS SERUM 10 ANTIOXIDANT VITAMIN C SERUM FOR SENSITIVE SKIN “Antioxidants in the serum effectively neutralise free radicals, interrupting the chain reactions, and limiting oxidative stress which can involve damage to proteins like collagen and elastin, lipids and nucleic acids. These changes can lead to premature ageing.” – Rosie Varlas, L’Oreal skincare trainer 3 0 M L / £ 8 5 CERAVE MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER WITH NIACINAMIDE & CERAMIDES FOR ALL SKIN TYPES “Applying ceramides to the skin helps restore our natural skin barrier and offers protection from impurities. Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, has anti-inflammatory effects and works synergistically with ceramides to strengthen the skin barrier.” – Dr Alexis Granite, consultant dermatologist 2 9 5 M L / £ 1 0 ADVERTORIAL

TRIED & TESTED The beauty buys that we’ve tried, loved and are going straight back in our baskets RATED AND Repurchased S H E E VA FA L L A H I Editor 2 / ORIGINS E X C L U S I V E G I N Z I N G G L OW- B O O S T I N G M A S K 7 5 M L / £ 3 3 This vitamin C-infused leave-on face mask makes my complexion look instantly brighter, more radiant and ultrahydrated. With a whipped-up, creamy formula and an almost good-enough-toeat citrus scent, this mask is sitting front and centre in my summer travel bag. 1 / COACH W I L D R O S E E A U D E PA R F U M 9 0 M L / £ 7 0 As a lover of feminine fragrances, this delicious gourmand blend appeals to my sweet tooth. Bold notes of juicy redcurrant juxtapose hints of rose for a sparkling finish. Adorned with the iconic Coach leather tag and charm, this bottle takes pride of place on my fragrance cabinet! A L I C E M A C FA R L A N E Beauty Writer

TRIED & TESTED 3 / YSL N U B A R E L O O K T I N T 3 0 M L / £ 2 7 With summer in full swing, it’s all about skincare-makeup hybrids in my book, and the new YSL skin tint is a truly unparalleled formula! The lightweight tint delivers a natural-looking base and a barely-there feel, with hyaluronic acid to leave my skin feeling dewy and bright. P E N N Y L A F F E R T Y Senior Beauty Writer 4 / FIILS P OM E L O B O D Y WA S H R E F I L L 4 0 0 M L / £ 1 0 This zingy, pomelo-scented body wash makes adopting a more sustainable beauty routine a breeze. The essential oil-enriched formula leaves my skin fresh and hydrated without any irritation. Not only is the pouch perfect for travelling, but I’m doing my bit for the planet too! H O L LY J A M E S Beauty Writer

ABOUT IT Pout Lipstick is the word-of-mouth this season. From creamy, sheen-like formulas to velvety matte finishes, seal your summer look in a bleed-free swipe. Go bold with a vibrant coral or classic pillarbox red and you’re guaranteed to be the talk of the town. Read our lips. WO R D S S H E E VA FA L L A H I Illamasqua SHEER VEIL LIPSTICK IN SEVILLE 4G / £20 Givenchy LE ROUGE DEEPVELVET IN ROUGE GRAINÉ 3.4G / £31.50 Bobbi Brown LUXE SHINE INTENSE IN SHOWSTOPPER 3.8G / £30 Dolce&Gabbana THE ONLY ONE LIPSTICK IN ORANGE VIBES 1.7G / £30 M.A.C Cosmetics RETRO MATTE LIPSTICK IN RUBY WOO 3G / £18.50 NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY

I N T E R V I EW S H E E VA FA L L A H I PHOTOGRAPHY TOM WILLIAM CHAPMAN COVER INTERVIEW Author, broadcaster and philanthropist Katie Piper on the loving relationship she’s formed with her skin more than skin just

COVER INTERVIEW When Katie walks in, her infectious smile warms the room. It’s hard to believe this is the same person who was attacked with acid in 2008, leaving her blind in one eye and her face disfigured. Determined to make a positive difference, Katie has used her story to set up The Katie Piper Foundation – raising awareness and support for burns survivors and people with disfigurement injuries – as well as host her award-winning podcast Extraordinary People. Her inspiring work was commended in February this year when she was awarded an OBE. Almost 15 years on, Katie reflects on how far she’s come in her journey to rebuilding skin confidence... “My skin is so much more than just skin; it’s something that I lost at one point and worked really hard to restore,” she says. “I have this ongoing relationship of trying to have mutual respect for my skin; I needed it to do amazing things for me, I needed it to keep me alive and I had to put in what I get out.” Years of operations and skin graft

COVER INTERVIEW treatments for her burns enabled Katie to become well-researched in skin health. In 2020, she received an Honorary Doctorate in health science and recently announced her ambassadorship with La Roche Posay, a brand that Katie says formed part of her medical journey: “My priority has always been skincare and that was from a survival place. I really value skin and know the necessity of looking after it.” Authenticity is another important factor to Katie. “I like people to know what they’re getting when they meet me and not be too far removed from my reality,” she says candidly. “There’s something so liberating about saying ‘this is me’. Nobody can take our beauty away unless we let them. It’s okay to feel a bit indifferent and not feel so good, but that’s strength and I think there’s beauty in strength.” Since becoming a mother to two daughters, now aged eight and four, Katie reveals how her outlook on life has changed for the better. “Motherhood has helped me to call M Y S K I N I S S O M U C H MO R E T H A N J U S T S K I N ; I T ’ S S OM E T H I N G T H AT I L O S T AT O N E P O I N T A N D WO R K E D R E A L LY H A R D T O R E S T O R E

COVER INTERVIEW myself out,” she admits. “It makes you more conscious about your language. Too often we fall into this trap of ‘I’m not good enough’ and that internal voice is so damaging; I don’t want it to be my kids’ external voice,” she explains. “It’s helped me to look in the mirror and say, ‘today’s a good day’.” A firm believer in affirmations, Katie ensures she instils self-belief into her children: “I’ll write little things on our pinboard in our kitchen, like ‘inhale confidence, exhale doubt’. We are visual creatures and if we’re told we’re not good enough, we start to reinforce that N O B O D Y C A N TA K E O U R B E A U T Y AWAY U N L E S S WE L E T T H E M . I T ’ S O K AY T O F E E L A B I T I N D I F F E R E N T A N D N O T F E E L S O G O O D , B U T T H AT ’ S S T R E N G T H A N D I T H I N K T H E R E ’ S B E A U T Y I N S T R E N G T H

COVER INTERVIEW So, what’s at the top of Katie’s skincare arsenal? “It would feel alien to not cleanse or tone and I can’t go without moisturiser,” she reveals. “I also have to respect my eyes; I’ve lost my eyesight in my left eye, so I could never not use eye cream.” message.” Alongside positive affirmations, the 38 year old’s number one act of self-care is looking after her skin. “I’m religious when it comes to my routine. I really enjoy it. It’s about touch and stimulation, connecting with yourself and accepting yourself,” she says. For Katie, finding a routine that worked for her was more than skin deep. “No one knows your face better than you, which is the difficulty I had because I had this face and then it changed, so I had to get to know another face and start from the beginning – at 24 that was a weird relationship,” she explains. “I’ve got there now but I think you only get there by engaging and it’s an actual act of self-care.” . . . I H A D T H I S FA C E A N D T H E N I T C H A N G E D , S O I H A D T O G E T T O K N OW A N O T H E R FA C E A N D S TA R T F R OM T H E B E G I N N I N G – AT 2 4 T H AT WA S A WE I R D R E L AT I O N S H I P

COVER INTERVIEW LA ROCHE-POSAY Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50+ 50ml / £18 LA ROCHE-POSAY Cicaplast Baume for Sensitive Skin 100ml / £14 LA ROCHE-POSAY Baby Lipikar Balm AP+M Rich Moisturiser for Dry Skin 400ml / £20 LA ROCHE-POSAY Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser 200ml / £13 Comparing the start of her skin journey to now, Katie reflects on the role social media has played. “I think back to all those years ago when my life changed; representation was so minimal and expectation was so low,” she says. “Fast forward to now, I think social media is about personal responsibilities. I curate my feed with accounts I want to see, and every morning I wake up and see people that live similar lives to me, and I feel seen and included.” K AT I E ’ S S K I N C E L E B R AT O R S

COVER INTERVIEW Katie has grown through her skin story with admirable strength and has big plans to continue making a positive impact on society, with a new ITV show The Katie Piper Breakfast Show and her next book A Little Bit Of Hope landing this summer. She says: “I am different; I live different; I look different, but I live a really full life and if I hadn’t made it that would have been such a waste. I’ve gone on to give life by having children. You’ve got to look at all those things and really embrace that.” I A M D I F F E R E N T ; I L I V E D I F F E R E N T ; I L O O K D I F F E R E N T, B U T I L I V E A R E A L LY F U L L L I F E A N D I F I H A D N ’ T M A D E I T T H AT WO U L D H AV E B E E N S U C H A WA S T E

As more brands cater to melanin-rich skin, beauty writer Akesha Reid recounts her journey navigating the industry as a person of colour WO R D S A K E S H A R E I D BLACK BEAUTY

1 2 If I were to pick one quote that summarises the start of my time in the beauty industry back in the late noughties, it would be “more shades are coming soon”. At most launch events I went to, mainly for colourspecific makeup products, I’d hear these words so often that I began not wanting to attend them. And it didn’t stop there. Skincare marketing would often neglect to feature Black models; SPFs contained so much zinc oxide that a white cast was inevitable; and for a long time I conditioned myself to thinking my hair type was simply coarse and dry. This is because the products presented to me from new lineups were targeted to these hair concerns, when in fact my Afro-textured hair was always in pretty good shape. It’s only now that I look back, I can see how shut out of beauty the Black consumer was. In the UK, Black, Asian and 1/ LA ROCHE-POSAY Anthelios UVMune 400 Hydrating Suncream SPF50 50ml / £18 2/ KÉRASTASE Curl Manifesto Bain Hydratation Douceur Shampoo 250ml / £22.40 AKESHA’S ESSENTIALS BLACK BEAUTY

multi-ethnic consumers’ monthly spend is £230m, yet it has taken the past decade for brands to launch more diverse ranges and market products inclusively. There has been a definite shift in mentality. Brands are launching products with a broader spectrum in mind, with more shades and greater consideration of skin types and tones. That’s not to say we don’t have some way to go but given the choice I have now compared to back then, you can see progress made. Now, I don’t really get the dreaded fear when a foundation launches. I have my pick of sunscreens that blend into my skin seamlessly and more choice than ever for haircare. It makes me hopeful for the future of beauty. “If I were to pick one quote that summarises the start of my time in the beauty industry, it would be ‘more shades are coming soon’” 3/ MAYBELLINE Instant Anti Age Eraser Concealer in shade 10 6.8ml / £8.99 4/ ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Luminous Foundation in shade 490W 30ml / £43 3 4 BLACK BEAUTY

Alopecia I N T E R V I EW S H E E VA FA L L A H I For influencer Zara Jackson, losing her hair became the key to finding self-acceptance facing head on HAIR LOSS AWARENESS

For many, washing and styling our hair is second nature and since childhood, fairy tales have conditioned us to glorify Rapunzel-long locks. But for 30-year-old influencer Zara Jackson, her story didn’t quite have the happy ending she’d dreamt of when she began to lose her hair. “It came out of the blue,” she recounts. “I lost it all in six weeks. Everything was completely gone; I didn’t have a single hair on my body.” According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, around 100,000* people in the UK are currently affected by alopecia. “Alopecia is an *Source: ‘Epic Epidemiology study for Alopecia Areata’, Alopecia UK, July 2021 “I lost it all in six weeks. Everything was completely gone; I didn’t have a single hair on my body” umbrella term representing several hair loss conditions, which range from patchy thinning to complete baldness and (in extreme cases) hair loss across the face and body,” explains Scott Evans, commercial education manager at Nioxin. “The term “alopecia” is often used as a shorthand for alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles.” HAIR LOSS AWARENESS

1/ GROW GORGEOUS Growth Serum Intense 60ml / £45 3/ VIRTUE Flourish Density Booster 120ml / £46 4/ NIOXIN Anti-Hair Loss Treatment with Sandalore 70ml / £48 2/ NANOGEN Shampoo LUXE for Women 240ml / £9.95 4 3 2 1 HAIR GROWTH SUPPORTERS With no family history of hair loss and amid a global pandemic, Zara felt alone and struggled for support. “I spoke to a dermatologist who told me it was a rash response to the immune system,” she reveals. “The medical professionals put it down to stress, but I don’t believe that. I’m a highly-strung individual and I’ve dealt with very stressful situations before.” Dermatologist Dr Sam Ellis explains: “Hair loss for women is incredibly common. In fact, less than half of women will get through their life with a full head of hair.” Zara sought support through a wig maker. “She encouraged me to get my head shaved and told me to embrace it,” she recalls. HAIR LOSS AWARENESS

“I get hundreds of messages a week and I reply to every single one. I’m not a superhero, but I’ve been there and been through it” Zara is now raising awareness of the condition. She shares video demonstrations on TikTok (@ZaraLenaJackson), including how to put on and remove a wig, and has even launched a cosmetics line, Zaralena Cosmetics, with products designed to mimic hair fibres and follicles. Through her work, Zara has become a soundboard for women with hair loss. “I get hundreds of messages a week and I reply to every single one,” she says. “I’m not a superhero, but I’ve been there and been through it.” Her greatest advice? “Fight for whatever you can get. Go to the doctors and make them do blood tests. Go to a dermatologist, either through the NHS or privately. Demand treatments as there are treatments available.” Reflecting on how far she’s come, Zara says: “I’ve overcome a lot that I never thought I’d have to face. I’m at a point where I’m happy with who I am. You have to look at your silver linings and you’ve got to be very positive.” HAIR LOSS AWARENESS

celebration I N T E R V I EWS P E N N Y L A F F E R T Y Three influencers bare all this summer, unpacking what it means to celebrate the skin we’re in INSIDE OUT

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your skin? If so, you’re not alone. The British Skin Foundation – which raises money to fund research into all types of skin diseases – reports that 60% of UK residents have (or have had) a skin condition, with 70% saying it affects their confidence*. And it’s no wonder – we live in a world saturated with filters and airbrush apps. But some people are bucking the trend, shining a light on skin conditions and shying away from artificial touch-ups. Meet the stars who have learned to embrace their natural skin – so-called imperfections and all. * ‘Know your Skin’, British Skin Foundation INSIDE OUT

Makeup artist Rose Gallagher (@rosegallagher) describes her rosacea as ‘an ongoing journey’. Dermatologist Dr Luke Maxwell explains: “Rosacea is one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented common skin conditions.” Symptoms include redness, skin thickening, blemish-like pustules or even eye sensitivity. Rose admits: “I’m not going to say I’m delighted every time I look in the mirror as I’m not. A bad skin day affects me as much as the next person. If we could all be in this skin neutral state where we’re not putting pressure on ourselves to feel radical self-love or wallowing in conditions where there are solutions, that could be really positive.” Rose’s advice? “Do your hair, go on your night out! It’s not ideal that your rosacea is there, but you can still make positive decisions to try and counteract what’s out of your control.” “If we could all be skin neutral where we’re not putting pressure on ourselves to feel radical selflove or wallowing in conditions where there are solutions, that could be really positive” & rosacea R O S E G A L L A G H E R INSIDE OUT

TikTok star Rosie Daniels (@itsrosieandharry), has been living with psoriasis for ten years. The patches first appeared on her scalp, but later covered her body. Psoriasis, Dr Luke explains, occurs when “a person’s body is prone to having a baseline of constant inflammation. The specific inflammatory pathway in psoriasis manifests heavily in the skin.” Psoriasis presents as red, scaly patches which are often sore and itchy. But Rosie refuses to let the condition get her down. “One of the things that makes me feel the best is when I post photos of my skin,” she explains. “I think there’s so many people posting online now and it’s just not real life. When I post straight-up how I look, it makes me feel the most empowered because it’s putting out a message that no one’s perfect, and there’s not a certain way you should look to feel perfect.” “When I post straight-up how I look, it makes me feel the most empowered because it’s putting out a message that no one’s perfect” & psoriasis R O S I E D A N I E L S INSIDE OUT

“I hope the conversation around skin conditions will be a louder, more widespread one” & acne Q U E T TA L AWS O N Content creator and makeup mogul Quetta Lawson (@quettalawson) first experienced acne at the age of 14. “The main causes of acne are hormonal, because the hormones help control our oil production and the makeup of our skin,” Dr Luke explains. Although Quetta confesses acne can be tough, she won’t let it hold her back. “I get down about my skin sometimes as I’m only human! But being able to talk about my skin struggles on TikTok is so empowering. It helps me to educate about acne and give others with skin problems a voice.” Quetta also spotlights scope for change in the beauty sphere. “I don’t think there are words to describe how important it is to show real skin texture and conditions in mainstream media. I hope the conversation around skin conditions will be a louder, more widespread one.” INSIDE OUT

2 3 4 5 6 1 1/ NEUTROGENA T-Gel Therapeutic Shampoo for Scalp Psoriasis 250ml / £10.49 3/ BIODERMA Sensibo Anti-Redness Moisturiser 40ml / £16 2/ AMELIORATE Blemish Overnight Clearing Therapy 15ml / £12 6/ FIRST AID BEAUTY KP Smoothing Body Lotion 170g / £22 4/ CERAVE Eye Repair Cream 14ml / £12.50 5/ AVÈNE XeraCalm A.D. Lipid Replenishing Balm Moisturiser 200ml / £18.50 spotlight I N T H E INSIDE OUT

SUMMER QUIZ TRAVEL BUDDY Give your summer essentials an upgrade with our quiz to discover the best travel mini for your trip! F I N D YO U R MOSTLY A MOSTLY C MOSTLY B MOSTLY D Bobbi Brown Mini Vitamin Enriched Face Base (15ml / £15) You’re reliable and organised – the ‘Monica’ of your friendship group. GLOSSYBOX 3-IN-1 Moisturiser (50ml / £16) You know how to relax. You’ll spend most of your trip snoozing in the sun. NARS Orgasm X Mini Blush (2.5g / £17) You love to party. You’re always first on the dancefloor and you go wherever the music is. FOREO LUNA Mini 2 DualSided Face Brush for All Skin Types in Fuchsia (£119) You find the best places, no matter where you are in the world. A. Eight hours before. Preparation is key. B. At least three hours before, so I can browse the best beauty buys in duty free. C. Up to two hours before, but I’m not in any hurry. D. With seconds to spare. There’s more chance of an upgrade if you arrive late, right?! A. Stretchy and comfortable – in-flight meal, come at me. B. Holiday-ready – I dress for my destination, not the place I’m escaping. C. I grab whatever is closest when I wake up. I’ll change when I arrive. D. I dress to impress – you never know who you’ll run into... A. Sightseeing all the way, so I can soak up every bit of the country’s culture. B. From the airport straight to the beach bar. You’ll find me there until further notice. C. I’ll be relaxing by the pool for the duration of my trip. Margaritas welcome. D. The world is my oyster. I prefer to go with the flow. A. A week, max. I’ve mapped out our daily schedule hour by hour. B. I could book for a week and end up staying all summer if I’m having enough fun! C. Ten days – it’s the perfect length of time for a chilled, relaxing holiday. D. Two weeks, so I can make the most of it without cramming everything in. How long before your flight do you arrive at the airport? What best describes your travel outfit? What does your typical holiday itinerary look like? How long is your average getaway?

BEAUTIFY P H O T O G R A P H Y D OM I N I C D O D D A N D B E N WE D D E R B U R N WO R D S H O L LY J A M E S Turn up the heat this season with the hottest looks set to take off S U MM E R LOVIN’

BEAUTIFY MADE YOU BLUSHI Add a healthy pinch of colour with a touch of blush. Not just for the cheeks, create a flawlessly flushed look from the mouth up, with benefit BeneTint Rose Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain (6ml / £16) and grace lids with Revolution Pro Ultimate Eye Look Quartz Crush Palette (3.2g / £10). ALL EYES ON YOUI Eyes are on the prize this summer, as bright and bold accents are having a moment. Experiment with a vibranthued eyeliner, like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Psychedelic Sister (1.2g / £18) and unleash your inner MUA with Natasha Denona Circo Loco Eyeshadow Palette (38g / £111).

BEAUTIFY THE RED LIP A timeless classic, you can’t go wrong with a red lip. Create the perfect power pout by outlining your Cupid’s bow with M.A.C Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Ruby Woo (1.45g / £17) and finish with a striking sweep of red, using Armani Lip Maestro Matte Liquid Lipstick in shade 205 (28g / £33).

BEAUTIFY SUMMER-READY SKIN This summer we’re embracing the skin we’re in with lightweight formulas fit for withstanding the summer heat. Nail the ‘no makeup’ makeup look with the By Terry Cellularose CC Serum (30ml / £61) or for buildable coverage without caking, enhance your natural complexion with the NARS Cosmetics Sheer Glow Foundation (30ml / £35).

TikTok hall of fame You watched (liked and shared), we listened! Meet this year’s TikTok trending beauty, guaranteed to give your beauty stash the ultimate glow-up ADVERTORIAL TRENDING BE UTY THE RADIANCE RESTORER VERSED DOCTOR’S VISIT INSTANT RESURFACING MASK No time? No problem! This three-minute miracle mask is just what the doctor ordered, blending AHAs and BHAs for your freshest complexion to date. 5 0 M L / £ 1 4 . 9 9 THE POUT PERFECTOR LANEIGE LIP SLEEPING MASK – ORIGINAL Don’t press snooze on LANEIGE’s overnight lip mask! This Korean-born treatment just hits different, awakening you to supple, pillow-soft lips. 2 0 G / £ 1 9

TRENDING BEAUTY FIRST TIKTOK VIDEO? “I found a sound which I found funny and put a wedding dress on and it got like 300,000 views before I even had followers or anything. I instantly fell in love with the app.” FIRST ‘VIRAL’ TIKTOK? “Funnily enough, my first viral video was my hair after taking plaits out. My hair is pretty long!” FAVE TIKTOK TREND? “The no makeupmakeup trend, making people embrace their beauty. I think it sets a really good example to the younger generation.” BEST THING ABOUT TIKTOK? “The followers, friends and relationships it brings to my life, plus the love and support. As a mum in lockdown, it was pretty lonely. I found TikTok to be a real sanctuary for me and my mental health.” THE LASH LOVER GRANDELASH-MD LASH ENHANCING SERUM Flutter your way to better makeup days with this innovative lash serum, starring vitamins, peptides and amino acids for the ultimate power lashes, no cap. 2 M L / £ 6 2 THE MIRACLE WORKER PETER THOMAS ROTH INSTANT FIRMX EYE In 2022, we don’t wait around for anything. This is the real main character – a firming and smoothing formula with instant visible results. 3 0 M L / £ 3 2 THE NO-MAKEUP MOGUL RIMMEL KIND AND FREE SKIN TINT MOISTURISING FOUNDATION In a race for the perfect base? Rimmel’s Skin Tint is every Clean Girl’s dream formula, delivering a light-as-air canvas with a true-skin finish. 3 0 M L / £ 9 . 4 9 FIVE MINS WITH VIRAL TIKTOK SENSATION @YAZHADFIELD

Here to brighten our streets, top beauty experts reveal the tips and tricks to express your true self WO R D S H O L LY J A M E S GUIDE pride THE EXPRESS YOURSELF

ALL EYES ON YOU Whether you’re a complete newbie or an annual attendee of every parade across the UK, we’ve rounded up our team of experts to bring you the ultimate guide to a bold, beautiful and colourful Pride. When it comes to creating an eye-catching Pride look, Eleonora Cordo, NYX Professional Makeup e-MUA, recommends being expressive with a vibrant eyeliner, glitter or eyeshadow, such as the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette – Brights (£16). For extra staying power? “Use an eyeshadow primer and let it set for a minute, then apply your eyeshadow on the lid, blending everything with a circular motion,” says Eleonora. What advice would you give to a Pride newbie? “Have fun with your makeup, keep it simple as a first timer but get your inner artist out!” EXPRESS YOURSELF

OPI Hidden Prism Limited Edition Nail Polish (12 shades) 15ml / £13.90 “With all the vibrant colours incorporated into Pride festival, the nail looks are endless,” says Holly James, OPI brand expert. “Our favourite looks are a simple dot mani or an eye-catching skittle mani with easy word-art.” We love OPI Hidden Prism Limited Edition Nail Polish in Magic Hour (15ml / £13.90) for a bright and sunny pop of colour with a touch of sparkle. What does Pride mean to you? “Pride is an incredible celebration of what makes everyone unique and empowers people to be their true selves”. NAIL IT EXPRESS YOURSELF

CLAIM YOUR CROWN MOROCCANOIL Color Depositing Mask (seven shades) 200ml / £28.25 NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Ultimate Shadow Palette – Brights £16 “Pride is the best time to experiment with a hairstyle you may have always wanted to try,” says Aaron Baker, Moroccanoil Educator. “For Pride newbies, anything with colour would be the way to go! Moroccanoil Color Depositing Mask (200ml / £28.25) is the best option because you can pick any of our colours without the commitment, in the confidence it’ll fade with each wash!” What do you love most about Pride? “The overwhelming feeling of togetherness, inclusiveness and love. And it’s an incredible reason to get together with friends and party!” EXPRESS YOURSELF

M.A.C Cosmetics MACStack Mascara Mega Brush 12ml / £26 URBAN DECAY Vice Special Effect Lipstick Top Coat in 3rd Degree 4.7ml / £16.50 “You can’t go wrong with a bit of sparkle for a Pride festival lip look,” points out Allan Craig, Urban Decay pro artist. “Urban Decay Vice Special Effect Lipstick Top Coat (4.7ml / £16.50) can be layered universally over any colour to transform and give a serious hit of sparkle.” What’s your favourite thing about Pride Festival? “It’s fun, it’s vibrant and it’s a real safe space to be who you want to be and show this to the world without any judgement!” POUT IT OUT EXPRESS YOURSELF

PRIDE Q&A WITH MARC SINCLAIR Does Pride give you a stronger sense of community? “It does. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, you go through things that others may not understand. Pride brings the queer community together and reminds you that you are not alone. It’s a reminder of the fight that past advocates have made to get us to where we are now with LGBTQIA+ rights here in the UK.” What advice do you have for anyone currently struggling with self-acceptance in the LGBTQIA+ community? “Surround yourself with the correct people; people from the queer community. Don’t keep your feelings locked up to try and conform to other people’s expectations. As cheesy as it sounds, you only live once, so live it the way YOU want to live it and f*ck what everyone else thinks.” What is your look for this year’s Pride celebrations? “Something colourful - as always. I love flawless glowy skin with lots of body shimmer and an ombre-coloured liner using bold colours.” MUA and digital learning and education trainer at M.A.C Cosmetics. EXPRESS YOURSELF

Introducing the SPF super league, aka the suncare heavyweights that go beyond basic UV protection WO R D S A L I C E M A C FA R L A N E savvy SPF SUMMER BEAUTY

COOLA Makeup Setting Spray SPF30 50ml / £39 Our childhood days of being coated in thick, white sun cream are far behind us. Now, the beauty industry’s guidance around UV protection has given birth to a new wave of suncaresavvy shoppers, who won’t just settle for basic protection. With Google searches for “SPF 50 sunscreen” up by 92% in the last year*, traditional suncare has been replaced by contemporary, multi-functional formulas. Enter the SPF renaissance... “We no longer have to apply our body sun cream to the face and hope for the best,” says Jess Kohn, lead artist and events manager at Laura Mercier. “We have the option of specific, skincare-based suncare to protect skin and treat it at the same time.” * Source: Google Search Data from 2021 to 2022. SUMMER BEAUTY

Suncare can be incorporated into every stage of our beauty regimes, including cosmetics. “Regular makeup will provide a very small amount of protection from UVA and UVB rays, but nowhere near enough to stop damage,” explains Jess. SPF-infused foundations are a great way to get your suncare fix, but it’s important to use them in conjunction with SPF skincare. “I love using an SPF primer because it’s a twoin-one product, providing protection and long lasting, beautiful makeup.” For added protection, lock in your look with an SPF-enhanced makeup setting spray. The importance of sun protection has even translated into our haircare routines. “Just like your skin, hair needs protecting LANCASTER Sun Beauty Fast Tan Optimizer Satin Dry Oil SPF30 150ml / £28 SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL Sun Solar Oil 100ml / £36 SUMMER BEAUTY

LAURA MERCIER Pure Canvas Protecting Primer SPF30 50ml / £34 from damaging UV rays,” adds Scott Evans, commercial education manager of care and style at System Professional. “UV rays penetrate the hair’s core and damage the keratin, making it weak, dry, brittle and tangled. They also have a bleaching effect on natural and colour-treated hair.” He explains: “Hair suncare is much more refined. It focuses on protecting the hair from the detrimental effects of the sun while allowing hair to look healthy, light and shiny at the same time.” Key ingredients to look out for? Keratin-infused products will promote smoother, silkier locks, and restore any damaged caused by UV rays. With multi-purpose formulas making it easier than ever to incorporate suncare into our regimes, SPF is the new non-negotiable all year round. SUMMER BEAUTY

Hands up if you’re guilty of returning from holiday to revel in those four words: “You look so tanned.” Many people ignore UV safety guidelines, dousing skin in tanning oil – something 26-year-old Beth Mawer admits to. But after spotting an unusual mole in 2021, things quickly changed. Shining a light on UV safety, one woman bares all on her journey with skin cancer WO R D S H O L LY J A M E S factor in SPF INSIDE OUT

“In the first instance, I didn’t think anything of it as I have a lot of other moles on my body,” reports Beth. However, after putting off seeking medical advice for many months during lockdown, the lesion grew, changing shape and becoming itchy, something which Dr Muneeb Shah, chief dermatology resident, confirms is a definite red flag. “Specifically, for melanoma, we have a helpful mnemonic for signs to look for in your moles: ABCDE,” he says. Asymmetry – any spot that isn’t symmetric Borders – any spot that has jagged or irregular borders Colour – any spot that’s multiple colours: black, blue, pink, red Diameter – any spot greater than 6mm or the size of a pencil eraser Evolving – any spot that’s changing rapidly A C B D E After eventually speaking to her GP and sending photographs of her skin, Beth was scheduled in for a biopsy which confirmed that she had stage one melanoma – one of three major forms of skin cancer. Dr Shah describes melanoma as “a malignant INSIDE OUT

tumour that originates within the skin from a single abnormal cell” which can grow and spread throughout the body, resulting in large scars or, at worst, death. Luckily for Beth, after a second procedure to remove the surrounding skin in case of spreading, she was given the all-clear. However, she’s left with a large scar on her arm and ongoing anxiety. “Even though I’ve got the all-clear, I’m still anxious about 1/ GRÜUM SPF50 Face Sunscreen 50ml / £6 2/ THE ORDINARY Serum Foundation with SPF15 30ml / £6.40 3/ MURAD Exclusive Correct and Protect Broad Spectrum SPF45 PA++++ 30ml / £68 2 3 “Even though I’ve got the all-clear, I’m still anxious about it happening again. It’s something that’s always at the front of my mind” 1 it happening again. It’s something that’s always at the front of my mind.” Now, Beth actively avoids using sunbeds, is an advocate of daily SPF application and uses her experience to raise SPF SAVIOURS

4/ ULTRASUN SPF50+ Extreme Sun Lotion 150ml / £30 5/ IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF50 32ml / £33 4 5 awareness, encouraging others to get any abnormality checked immediately. “My biggest regret was leaving it longer than I should have. Take that two minutes out of your day to make the call and raise your concerns,” she advises. Dr Shah adds: “If you are worried about a spot, see your dermatologist ASAP. If it looks abnormal, we numb the area and biopsy a small piece of it to send to a lab for processing.” Although Dr Shah explains there are treatments available for skin cancers – from creams for smaller lesions to more aggressive treatments, such as chemotherapy and surgery for more advanced cases – he stresses that prevention is key. “Apply SPF every day, at least once in the morning, and when you’re out in the sun all day, reapply every two hours.” And his top tip? “Put your sunscreen next to your toothbrush and make it a habit to apply every day like you brush your teeth.” INSIDE OUT

ARUJ SAYS: For thicker formulas, measure sun cream along the length of two fingers and apply to the face and neck or squeeze along four fingers for lightweight sunscreens. For sun creams with a pump dispenser, aim to measure the number of pumps that are equivalent to a quarter of a teaspoon. Don’t forget to also apply sun cream to the lips, ears, nose and delicate eye area. Q: How much sun cream should I use on my face? LOOKFANTASTIC group pharmacist Aruj Javid answers your most-asked summer beauty questions A S K O U R PHARMACIST EXPERT ADVICE NUXE Sun High Protection Fondant Cream for Face SPF50 50ml / £19.50 ARUJ RECOMMENDS

ARUJ SAYS: The best way to check the lifespan of sun cream is to look for an open jar or hourglass symbol displayed on the sun cream bottle. For example, if you see the symbol 12M, this indicates the number of months you can use the product from when it was first opened. An hourglass symbol indicates that it has 30 months to be used regardless of whether it has been opened or not. If sun cream is used after the expiry date, then the active ingredients can become ineffective and will not provide a reliable form of sun protection. DO: Shield sunburned skin from direct sunlight until the skin has fully healed. DO: Wear loose clothing or highly woven fabric that won’t let light pass through. DON’T: Exfoliate until the skin has healed – this includes washcloths and cleansing brushes. DON’T: Place ice or ice packs directly on sunburned skin. Instead, wrap ice in a cloth before applying to the affected area. Q: How long does sun cream last? ARUJ ’ S SUNBURN DO ’ S & DON ’ TS EXPERT ADVICE CHANTECAILLE SeaScreen 30 Mineral Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen Mist SPF30 177ml / £63 ARUJ RECOMMENDS

ARUJ SAYS: UV rays can have an anti-inflammatory effect, helping to reduce swelling and redness. But without appropriate SPF protection the sun can cause skin to dry, temporarily reducing the amount of oil produced. This can lead to an acne breakout, as the skin will try to overcompensate for the dryness and increase sebum production. ARUJ SAYS: Firstly, please avoid the sun and stay indoors if you experience any sunburn. The skin needs time to heal (longer than just overnight!) but regular cool showers or baths will help to relieve the pain. Gently pat your skin dry, leaving a little water on the skin before you apply any moisturiser. This will help trap moisture on your skin. An after-sun treatment containing aloe vera can also help to alleviate symptoms of sunburn. Q: Is sunlight good for acne? Q: How can I get rid of sunburn overnight? EXPERT ADVICE EUCERIN® Sun Protection Sun Fluid Face SPF50 50ml / £20 JASON Aloe Vera 98% Moisturising Gel 113g / £3.99 ARUJ RECOMMENDS ARUJ RECOMMENDS

I N T E R V I EW A L I C E M A C FA R L A N E Lifestyle entrepreneur, mother and Made In Chelsea alumna Millie Mackintosh on her breastfeeding journey and why it’s time to #freethenip once and for all MOTHER AND BABY spills the milk MILLIE

Formerly known for rubbing shoulders with SW3 socialites on Made In Chelsea in 2011, Millie Mackintosh has since swapped dating dramas for family time, residing in London with husband Hugo Taylor and daughters Sienna, two, and Aurelia, seven months. Candid and unfiltered, the 32 year old shares the realities of motherhood with her 1.4 million Instagram followers, including a topic (quite literally) close to her heart: breastfeeding. “I had a strong desire to breastfeed and wanted to experience it,” explains Millie, who breastfed both daughters from birth. “I feel very privileged that I was able to breastfeed because I know it’s not possible for everyone.” “I wanted the baby to get as much of my milk as possible because of the benefits for the immune system,” she explains. “I was in awe of what my body was doing.” According to Sarah Collinge, breastfeeding peer supporter at charity Breastfeeding Together: “Breastfeeding can protect MOTHER AND BABY

against many infections, reduce the risk of asthma, eczema, allergies, and help with brain, eye and speech development.” Although inspired by these health benefits, Millie’s breastfeeding journey hasn’t always been so smooth. “I had rose-tinted goggles on. I don’t think I was prepared for how hard it was going to be,” she admits. “It’s one of the most painful things I’ve ever done.” MAMA MIO Pregnancy Boob Tube 125ml / £25 WELEDA Nipple Balm 25g / £8.25 *PRODUCTS INDEPENDENTLY SELECTED BY LOOKFANTASTIC MOTHER AND BABY

“I suffered from mastitis (an infection of the breast tissue, common in feeding mothers). My nipples “I don’t think I was prepared for how hard it was going to be” completely blistered and started bleeding. I was in so much pain. I reached out to other mums on social media and I was overwhelmed with the amount of lovely messages and suggestions I received. But there was also an undertone of pressure I felt to just keep going.” Often confronted with the adage “breast is best”, the guilt associated with giving up breastfeeding is far from uncommon. “Unfortunately, we hear this a lot,” says Vikki Davies, breastfeeding peer supporter at Breastfeeding Together. “Women feel they’ve ‘failed’, but if they’ve done all they can, and have made the best-informed decision, there’s nothing to feel guilty about.” MOTHER AND BABY

Millie now adopts a new motherhood mantra: fed is best. “Feeling pressured to keep going, when it’s not right for you ultimately isn’t going to make you or your baby happy,” she says. “Trying to end this “Trying to end this stigma is really important. A fed baby is a happy baby, however you feed them” stigma is really important. A fed baby is a happy baby, however you feed them.” For those scoping breastfeeding support, Vikki adds: “There are lots of online support services available. We welcome ELVIE Single Electric Breast Pump £269 MOTHER AND BABY

mums from all over the UK to join our online peer support group.” Millie too found solace through her social platforms. “I found there is an amazing community of women out there,” she reveals. “I connected with other mums about a multitude of topics, and it made me feel much less lonely.” Candidly discussing her experience on new podcast Mumlemmas & More, Millie hopes to bring a whole new community of mothers together. “It’s an unforgettable experience, and for all the pain and the difficulties, I’d go through it all again, because it was so worth it.” BLOOM AND BLOSSOM Lovely Jubbly Bust Firming Gel 50ml / £30 MOTHER AND BABY

THE GYM KING Ex-TOWIE star Charlie King on why quitting the quest for a Herculean physique was the biggest weight lifted from his shoulders I NT ERV I EW A L I CE MACFARL ANE LF LOCKER ROOM

*Source: Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation LF LOCKER ROOM Tanned and toned are two words you might use to describe the cast of TOWIE, whose lifestyle and looks were deemed aspirational by many. Ten years after his debut on the show, personal trainer and mental health advocate Charlie King shares how life in the public eye led to his diagnosis of Muscle Dysmorphia (MD). Commonly known as “Bigorexia”, MD is a type of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), defined by the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation as “a preoccupation with not being sufficiently muscular or lean”. Though one in 50* men suffer from BDD, it remains shrouded in stigma. “Many don’t understand this is a severe anxiety disorder with a high suicide rate (45 times higher than the general population),” explains Kitty Wallace, head of operations at the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation. “It is about a disabling level of anxiety and not about vanity.” “Getting on to TOWIE, a show about the lives of fabulous, sexy people, made me become very Kitty Wallace