Stylist's Top 25 Must-Have Beauty Products |

Stylist's Top 25 Must-Have Beauty Products

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When a product receives the seal of approval from Stylist magazine, you can bet we sit up and take notice. The mag’s beauty oracle that is Joanna McGarry has the inside scoop on exactly what deserves a place in our makeup bags.

Read on for her top 25 beauty products that every woman should own.


Rock'n'Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil, £19 | Charlotte Tilbury 

Disguise the effects of too many late nights with this nude eye pencil that instantly makes you look more awake.

Blush in Orgasm, £23 | Nars 

Universally flattering, this petal-like powder blusher instantly lifts the face and absorbs excess oil on the cheeks.

Double Wear Stay-in-Place Make Up, £30 | Estee Lauder 

An industry favourite, Estée Lauder’s oil-free foundation provides enough coverage to hide away pores, sallow tones and imperfections and comes in no less than 30 shades.


Magic Nail Polish Remover, £4.99 | Bourjois 

Spare talons from the drying effect of acetone remover and plump for Bourjois’ almond oil-packed formula instead. Not only is it gentle, but it takes a mere few seconds to remove old polish.


Good to Glow Highliter, £4.99 | Rimmel 

This sophisticated highlighter can be applied to cheekbones for an ethereal glow and it boasts a formula almost identical to another highlighter seven times the price.

Styling Spray A Porter, £17.85 (was £21) | Kerastase

Spritz this non-drying spray into locks, run your fingers through and you’ll have supermodel-worthy hair in no time.


Electronic Pedicure Foot File, £29.99 | Scholl

Prep feet for the beach with this micro-abrasive roller that scours dead skin off hardened tootises in just one minute.

They're Real Mascara, £19.50 | Benefit 

Benefit’s mascara scores major beauty points for curling and rounding lashes as well as making them look fatter and strikingly black.

Mineral Make Up Powder Foundation Face Brush, £17.85 | Elizabeth Arden 

Become a contouring expert with this cashmere-soft makeup brush, cut at an angle for perfect buffing.


Naked Palette, £38 | Urban Decay

Take the hard work out of choosing eyeshadow with this clever set of neutral shades that suit every eye colour, skin tone and ability to work for multiple occasions.

Hydro Cool Firming Ice Gels, £25 | Skyn Iceland

No one will know you’ve had just a few hours’ sleep with these cooling gel patches that suck the padding out from tired eyes and leave them feeling refreshed.

Back-Combing Bursh, £8.99 | Kent

Yes, they may be boring, but the right hair brush will really improve the quality of your barnet. This one from Kent is designed to enhance shine and reduce frizz.


Nail Polish Ballet Slippers, £7.99 | Essie

A pale pink nail colour is an essential piece of kit for a pulled-together look. Slick Ballet Slippers on for the final, perfecting flourish.

Silk Infusion, £6.95 | CHI 

Using active technology, natural silk and protein bonds, this light cream undoes the damage of years of heat-styling and sun-damage on locks.

Molecule 01, £38 | Escentric Molecules

Containing only one top-secret ingredient, this heady scent will draw admirers from near and far.


Polishing Body Brush, £15 | Aromatherapy Associates

Forget lotions and potions to target cellulite, dry body brushing pre-shower will have you beach-ready in just a few weeks.

Lash Serum, £112.50 (was £125) | M2 Beauté

Lashes lacking? Snap up this serum which promises to make lashes longer and thicker in just three months.

Targetted Break-Out Corrector, £9.50 | La-Roche Posay

Woken up with a pesky blemish? This breakout corrector, packed with salicylic acid, will send it packing, pronto.


CE Ferulic, £86.99 (was £129) | Skin Ceuticals

The antioxidant-rich Ce Ferulic is a must-buy for those with sun-damaged skin. Pop it on each evening before bed, and over time, uneven skin tone, lines and wrinkles will be reduced.

Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate, £44 | Ren Skincare

Encourage your skin cells to renew themselves with Ren’s Concentrate – full of retinol it will help you to regain that baby-soft skin feel.

That's Incredi-'Peel'! Glycolic Resurfacing Pads, £39 | M&S

Glycolic-soaked pads should form a main part of your beauty routine. Bliss’ provides the effect of a mini-facial at home, giving light exfoliation for even the most sensitive of skins.


Slanted Tweezers, £1.80 | Boots 

The straight ends of these tweezers allow you to get better traction when taming unruly brows.

Lady Danger Lipstick, £15 | Mac

This eye-catching bullet is the perfect flattering shade of part red, part orange.

Fibrology Thickening Shampoo, £2.99 | Boots

With a hefty amount of science behind it, this thickening shampoo goes directly into hair fibres to thicken them from within. Full, bouncy tresses, here we come.


Brow Set, £14 | Mac
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