Discover the most magnificent beauty products we’ve been trying and loving. From the sexiest scented candle and prettiest new palette to the smart adaptogenic skincare range we swear by – if this doesn’t sort out your skin, trust us – nothing will!
Millenial pink packaging aside, this perfume oil from Malin & Goetz is a new handbag staple. It’s a real enigma of a scent – and one that you really need to smell in person to understand. Forget White Musk etc, Synthesized Musk is quite different -think one part fresh and one part soft, warm and gently spiced. Notes-wise, you’ve got peony, jasmine and suede. Can a perfume feel intimate and smell like skin? This one does. We’re kinda obsessed.
We’re all stressed these days so it makes sense that your skin probably is too, right? Charlotte Ferguson – Disciple‘s founder – is actually a psychotherapist by trade, and all of the natural skincare brand’s products employ adaptogen-rich formulas which help body and mind cope with stress, while tackling surface-level issues too. Ageing, eczema, adult acne – try the Good Skin and Dreamy Skin duo (for day and night, duh), and you’ll find that the results speak for themselves. And trust us – you NEED to try Disciple’s new, limited edition CBD Oil – on sale from Friday 23rd November.
We’re usually a bit meh when it comes to palettes but BeautyPie’s One Palette Wonder is just spectacular – all killer, no filler and perfect for popping in in even the most diminutive of clutches. After all, those hefty palettes are fine, but not the most portable. The three eyeshadows blend beautifully for a subtle smoky eye while two blushers, one bronzer and a highlighter bring your complexion to life. Smudge on with your fingers for a natural, glowing look. The palette has been designed to be as inclusive as possible, with shades to suit all complexions.
Joining the likes of Topshop and And Other Stories, recently-launched Ohii is Urban Outfitters’ very own beauty brand. Offering everything from alu-free deo to eyeshadow palettes, the collection targets Gen Z/millenials who prefer their beauty routine minimal and fuss-free. And what would we recommend? Top marks for the rich, velvety handcreams, which are lightly scented, rapidly-absorbed and – of course – vegan and cruelty-free. And we’re big fans of the matte liquid lipsticks – try the Hero shade for a classic, true red which really lasts.
Indeed Labs have sold a trillion zillion tubes of Nanoblur since it launched; the primer is designed to diffuse light and give skin a perfectly smooth, ‘air-brushed’ look. The latest kids on the block are a trio of colour-correcting iterations of said Nanoblur – and they’re rather good. The most universal is undoubtedly the purple-toned Colour Corrector which instantly wakes up and brightens your complexion; yellow banishes dullness and discolouration while green is great for treating redness.
You need this. In your living room. In your bathroom. In your office. In your bedroom. Mainly there. From cult French fragrance brand Lola James Harper, this candle is inspired by a friend of the founders, Jonet. “She has a big house with a basement filled with old couch, sofas, old carpets and a BIG TV. We use to go down really late at night to watch action movies,” they explain. The result? One seriously, seriously sexy scent combining notes of patchouli and sandalwood. These slow-burning candles last for ages, and The TV Basement of Jonet scent will linger long after you’ve extinguished the flame.
Tisserand specialise in essential oils, so it’s perhaps no surprise then that the Neroli & Sandalwood Bath Soak is absolutely blissful. Forget salts or foams, you only need the tiniest amount of this for the MOST relaxing, soothing bath ever. The scent here is one part relaxing, one part uplifting, thanks to the blend of sensual sandalwood and ylang ylang with citrusy bergamot and floral neroli. And at this price, it’s a bit of a bargain too.
Winter. We get that dry skin needs extra TLC at this time of year, but honestly, hanging about post bath or shower…? We’ll take the risk of dry elbows! The brilliant, brand new Rich 24HR Lotion Spray from E45 is just what you need. Spritz on, smooth into skin, DONE. Almost instantly absorbed, this is formulated with evening primrose oil too deeply hydrate.