Astrid Carter, Deputy Editor
“Hands down the best highlighter I’ve ever used, this genius brightening fluid is packed with light-reflecting pearls to give a soft-focus finish. I love applying it directly to cheekbones but try mixing it with your foundation too.”
“Just when I thought the beauty world had reached peak mask I came across this botanical blend. A facial in a bottle, it works wonders to brighten and energise a tired complexion.”
“The definition of a cult product, this innovative pre-shampoo mask is my secret for healthier, shinier strands. I’ll even sleep in it when my hair is in need of some real TLC.”
“Worth its weight in gold, this legendary facial fake tan guarantees the most gorgeous (and natural) glow within just two hours and the plant-based formula will nourish skin from the inside out.”
Georgie Coleridge Cole, Founder & Editor
“This shadow is great for creating a smoky eye. It's matte, but with a silky-soft formula that's so easy to blend.”
“For that 'your lips but better' effect, you can't beat this sheer, tinted lip gloss (and no, it's not the least bit sticky). This shade really does suit everyone too.”
“There's a reason why this is a bestseller. It has just the right amount of bronze and just the right amount of shimmer – ideal for a natural-looking glow and subtle sculpting.”
“I couldn't live without this. Giving a year-round glow and a boost of hydration, along with SPF 40, it's a true multitasker and so handy on those mornings when you're rushing out the door.”
Lu Hough, Head of Fashion
“I’ve been using this mascara for years – it has the perfect balance of curl and volume and is always clump-free. The formula is buildable, too, so you can top it up as and when you need.”
“From visible pores to dark circles, this velvety-soft formula will disguise all manner of sins. I’m not a big fan of foundation but this one provides just the right amount of coverage and leaves me with a lit-from-within glow.”
“A feminine blend of tuberose, orange tree leaves, berries and iris, this has been my signature scent for eons. I recently ran out and was genuinely bereft – safe to say my new bottle has pride of place on my beauty shelf.”
“Plumping, rejuvenating and seriously skin-perfecting, this luxe mask is worth every penny. It’s one of those products that genuinely feels like a luxury to use and I defy you not to fall for the heady rose scent.”
Rosy Cherrington, Features Editor
“I'm a sucker for vanilla scents, and this one errs just on the right side of sweet. Mandarin orange adds a pleasant freshness in the opening, while earthy patchouli and smoky cedar give the rest of the dry-down some Oriental weight. Light enough for daytime, but warm enough to last all night.”
“If it's cheekbones you’re after, you can't beat this duo-powder compact. This shade has just enough warmth for my skin, but with a flattering taupe tone perfect for sculpting out a pair of cheeks to rival Bella Hadid's.
“The Kardashians saved this product from beauty purgatory and I couldn’t be happier (keep up with them or not, you can't deny their skin looks flawless). Formally discontinued, it may not be around for long – so snap it up fast."
“The soothing fragrance blend of lavender, vetivert and chamomile really does help lull you into a lazy state at the end of a long day. It's so good, I find it hard to switch off without it now.”
Tor Cardona, Beauty Editor
"Packed with vetivert, camomile and sandalwood, this award-winning oil is quite possibly one of the best beauty products I’ve ever come across. It’ll make your bathroom smell incredible for a good few hours after you’re out of the bath, too."
“With oat, cucumber and other skin-soothing ingredients, this genius cleanser is my go-to when my rosacea flares up. It gets to work in a matter of minutes and the rest of the range is pretty impressive too.”
“Working hard to conceal imperfections, blur wrinkles, hide signs of fatigue and contour facial features, this concealer really does tick all the boxes. No wonder it’s a make-up artist favourite.”
“I’m a big fan of a tinted balm and this YSL iteration doesn’t disappoint. The best bit? You don’t need a mirror to apply and the colour lasts for hours. I love this pink shade – people always ask what I’m wearing on my lips.”
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