This week the ELLE Beauty team will mostly be...

Poring over our backstage pictures and notes as we start work on our spring/summer 2010 beauty trend report for the March issue.

(pictured above, clockwise from top left: Nicole Fahri, Alexander Wang, House of Holland and Christopher Kane)

Sporting unseasonal tans after a visit to James Read in his new home at London's Sanderson Spa.

Meeting (and subjecting to questioning) guru Aaron de Mey at the party for Lancome's exciting new launch. Watch this space...

Undergoing an innovative skin-clearing procedure that will apparently, and we quote, 'leave our face looking as though we have a serious case or sunburn' for roughly 48 hours. You'll be the first to know whether it does the job.

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And finally, we will be exclusively revealing the contents of our won't-leave-home-without-them beauty bags. Check back in a couple of hours to be the first to discover the products we swear by...

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