Discover the beauty products we’ve been trying and loving of late. From the shower gel that will change your life to the eye cream that really, really works, and our go-to products for the glowiest, most radiant skin…
Skincare meets makeup in this ridiculously glowy serum from Lumene. A few drops of Lumene’s Invisible Illumination Instant Glow Beauty Serum creates a beautifully luminous, radiant finish – perfect for those no-makeup days. It’s also great as a lightweight primer under foundation, hydrating skin and evening out your complexion. And we LOVE a product that makes us look more awake and alive 😉
La Tilbury specialises in uber-glamorous makeup – and this brand new trio of limited edition lip colours don’t disappoint. Super Sexy, Super Model and Super Nineties each offer a twist on nude tones, with a soft matte finish and a creamy formula. Incredibly flattering, these lipsticks are as highly-pigmented and long-wearing as you’d expect from Charlotte T- and a new makeup bag staple for us.
Do you need an a hair elixir to banish stress? Probably not. Do you want one? Oh yes, you do. The Stress Check Hair Elixir from This Works is just glorious – one spritz and we guarantee you’ll feel calmer. Made with a blend of relaxing essential oils including Neroli, Lavender and Patchouli, this also employs a rather clever encapsulation system meaning that the scent is motion-activated, so you’ll feel less stressed all day long.
Oh HELLO glow! Starved of Vitamin D, skin can look a little lacklustre at this time of year. And Beautypie’s brilliant new Qi Energy™ Ginseng Root & Ginger Super Serum is just what you need. Formulated with a potent cocktail of hydrating, plumping, energising ingredients, think of this as an instant dose of radiance, regardless of how tired or dull your skin might look.
ICYMI, there’s a new beauty brand in town, and it’s actually rather good. Generally, it’s a swipe left for celebrity-created cosmetic endeavours, but Flower Beauty is actually rather good. Keenly priced and prettily packaged, Drew Barrymore’s range includes more than a few items we really. really like. Our current go-to trio for a glowing, flawless face = the Light Illusion Foundation and Concealer, with a touch of the Lift & Sculpt Contouring Palette. Finish with a slick of the Mix’N’Matte (hate the name, love the product) Lipstick et voila. Easy, effortless, elegant.
Sometimes you have one of those spots that really might just show up on Google Maps. And if that’s the case, what you need is L’Oreal’s brilliant Infallible Concealer, which would probably even cover up tattoos if you layered it carefully. This cult concealer has finally made it over to the UK from America, and about time too! The shade range is pretty inclusive, and this concealer is designed to do it all – correct, brighten, contour and highlight. The full coverage has a super lightweight feel on the skin, and blends beautifully. Best of all, the flawless formula is long-lasting so you can apply once and forget about it.
Sometimes lavender can be a bit too old ladyish, right? Sure, we get it, lavender’s effective if you’re after a peaceful night’s sleep, but sexy it is not. Lush’s Sleepy range is just lovely – with notes of sweet tonka bean and sensual ylang ylang, this is a shower gel to really help you drift off to the land of nod. Calming, soothing scents, plus creamy oat milk to soften skin, Sleepy is one of our favourite nighttime beauty treats. And definitely worth braving the sensory overload of Lush for!
A deodorant that costs over £20? Are you reading Goop by accident? Don’t worry, we promise this isn’t a guest post by Gwyneth! Vegan, cruelty-free and completely natural, Los Angeles brand Corpus creates the loveliest deodorants with essential oils and isolates. Twenty quid might seem a little spendy, but this deo lasts absolutely ages and it really does smell divine – you’ll wonder why/how you’ve been using Sure/Right Guard/Mitchum for so long. Plus it’s free of toxic nasties and aluminium, and YES, this really does work – you’ll be sweat and odour-free as long as you’re wearing it.
Who doesn’t want something to make them look wide awake and like they get a solid eight hours of sleep every single night? Exactly. That well-rested, healthy glow? YES please. There are eye creams and then there’s this. Ole Henriksen’s Banana Bright Eye Creme isn’t cheap, but it is very, very good – and a little goes a long way. Packed with energising Vitamin C and hydrating collagen, this also contains pigments which instantly brighten and revive under-eyes so you look fresher and more awake.