Discover the most magnificent beauty products we’ve been trying and loving – from indulgent bodycare and incredible bargain skincare to our one-minute skincare secret for instant glow.
So The Beauty Best started out life as a little Instagram Stories feature where we’d share the very best beauty products we’d been trying out and enjoying. And apparently some of you don’t use Instagram, while others wanted to find the products we’d recommended – and were disappointed to find that after 24 hours they had vanished! So we’re bringing The Beauty Best to the blog – so you’ll be able to check in and see what brilliant beauty products we’ve been loving of late.
Isabel Marant’s collection for L’Oreal? In typically restrained Parisian style, understated but tres, tres chic. What to buy? We love the strongly-pigmented Smile matte lipsticks which apply oh-so-smoothly and last beautifully. Our favourites? Bastille Whistle is a super sexy nude while Pigalle Western is just a little more modern than your regular red. Wear with highlighter-cum-primer Shine which blurs imperfections while adding a subtle glow. An effortless hint of je ne sais quoi.
Fans of The Ordinary will be interested in new skincare brand The Inkey List, which offers the same no-frills, single ingredient skincare solutions. The keenly-priced products will set you back just £5-10, with key ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C, collagen and hyaluronic acid on offer. Top quality skincare at rock bottom prices? We’re sold. Try the caffeine serum under your eyes and you’ll see what we mean!
With the change in temperature, skin can start to lose its radiance right about now. Sanctuary Spa’s daily glow face mask gets to work in just ONE minute – and is packed with vitamin C to reveal a brighter, fresher complexion. Pores are reduced and skin texture improved too, leaving you looking glowing and gorgeous.
There are fixing sprays, and then there’s this. Skindinavia’s Makeup Finishing Spray sets makeup – meaning whatever cosmetics you might apply AM will stay put until PM. And it really, really works. Lightweight and fully-breathable, this award-winning finishing spray sets liquid and powder formulations alike for up to 16 hours. MAGIC!
THE cult foundation has finally hit UK shores. L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro-Glow feels incredibly light yet gives amazing, beautifully-glowy coverage – claiming to last up to 24 hours! No one should be wearing makeup for that long realistically, but it definitely looks as flawless and natural at the end of the day as it does in the morning.
Polish brand YOPE’s products are made with natural ingredients and completely free from toxic nasties. Their Sandalwood handcream is a desk drawer staple, and we LOVE this Geranium shower gel which is the perfect fresh, uplifting, pretty scent for mornings. Extra points for the fun, eye-catching packaging too.
The sunshine might have disappeared but your golden glow doesn’t need to! Soleil Tan de Chanel is like a weekend on the Cote d’Azur – just a hint of a subtle, glowy tan, that’s flattering to almost all complexions. The gel-cream formula blends easily and sets to a matt, powder finish – and it works just as well over foundation as worn solo for a sun-kissed, no-makeup look.
Everything about Diptyque’s Velvet Hand Lotion feels indulgent; the packaging, the scent – and especially the velvety-soft texture. Deeply hydrating, this is designed to nourish and protect, with skin-boosting antioxidants plus rich ingredients to soften, such as sweet almond oil, and acacia honey. Pure, unadulterated luxury.