Tried and tested

Can a pillowcase boost your beauty sleep? Rachel Williams beds down to find out…

“‘Fight wrinkles with your eyes closed’, is the promise. It seems to be too good to be true, but after trying the Illuminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase, I think it might be possible.

“Clinically proven to change the look of your skin in just four weeks, it’s designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve your skin’s overall appearance. “How? Its fibres are carefully embedded with skin-soothing Copper Oxide.

“The pillowcase is also satin-soft and after trying it, when I wake up, my skin feels smooth, rather than scrunched up, like it usually does.

And the lines around my eyes seem to have diminished. This pillow’s a dream addition.”


* Illuminage Beauty Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase With Copper Oxide, €67 ( )


It seems there’s a new ’must-have’ mascara every five minutes, but how different can they really be?

Very, it turns out. Benefit’s latest lash-enhancer features a special brush that hooks lashes and lifts them skyward, curling them as they’re coated with the long-lasting formula.

We love it because it means we can ditch the eyelash curlers, easily the fiddliest tool in the beauty box.

Tried and tested

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, €26 ( )


When did you find your first grey hair? The average woman starts going grey at 33, according to research from Charles Worthington Instant Root Concealer.

A third of women surveyed said they felt old when they discovered their first greys, with 20% going so far as to say they felt shocked and upset. On the plus side, a quarter think silver hair is a sign of wisdom and experience, and another 20% think grey-haired women look powerful and confident.


Googling for make-up tips and YouTube hair tutorials is nothing new, but now Tesco is using Google’s social network to offer bespoke advice in real time.

A team – consisting of nine beauty bloggers and experts – is available to book for consultations via video chat on Google+ hangouts. Visit to book yours.


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