LIPSTICKS TO LOVE:
New brand on the block CAKE has recently come over from Canada, delivering luxe haircare that’s both vegan and cruelty free. Using essential oils, shea butter and aloe vera, this shampoo and conditioner left our hair feeling silky soft and with just the right amount of bounce, too. They also work to exfoliate the scalp and fend off dirt and pollutants with moringa seed micro-protein – so you effectively get a 2-in-1 treatment.
Available at Boots.com
SUITS-ALL SKIN & BODYCARE:
Tandem Cleansing Hero (launching 12th September)
Created by Sophie and Sam Hinchcliffe (who also own popular brand Sister & Co), Tandem is a new line of hard-working, streamlined skincare that works in ‘tandem’ with the environment – no waste, vegan, cruelty-free and only using sustainably sourced ingredients. Our favourite from the range? This oily cleanser that gently dissolves even the most stubborn make-up with natural botanicals and clinical pro-grade actives for a smooth, refined complexion. Another bonus is everything in the range is under £30.
Possibly one of our favourite launches of 2019, this rich cream (by the brand the experts love) uses salicylic acid and lactic acid to gently exfoliate even the scaliest patches, while the ceramides work to strengthen the barrier of the skin, locking in serious moisture at the same time. We noticed red bumps on the back of our arms faded within just two days of use, while the snaky texture on our shins also smoothed out. Impressive to say the least. You can use it on your face, too, or any areas that are suffering from flaking, dryness or irritation.
Available at LookFantastic.com
If you’re after a fragrant body buy, look no further than & Other Stories new skin-softening soufflé. Loaded with mandarin, peach and patchouli, the smell is warm and feminine and stays on your limbs all day long. As for the whipped formula, it’s non-greasy and sinks in within seconds for a quick hit of moisture.
Available at Stories.com
BEST IN BLUSH:
If you don’t like using your fingers to apply make-up, this blush stick comes with a convenient brush on the other end. Uncap it and dab the colour onto your skin before buffing it in with the soft bristles for a finish that’s dewy and fresh. Keep in mind, a little goes a long way when you use this.
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk
Infused with vitis vita grape extract and ayurvedic oils, this creamy formula promotes collagen production while hyaluronic acid adds extra moisture to the skin. The blush goes on sheer at first, but it’s super easy to build up to a natural or bold-looking flush.
Available at NET-A-PORTER.com
FACE PERFECTING BASES:
Available in 50 suits-all shades, Revolution’s thick perfector sets the standard for what a full-coverage concealer should be. The chunky wand applicator also makes it easy to hide dark circles, hyperpigmentation and any imperfections on the skin, but the formula is moveable enough to sheer out and wear all over the face should you want to. An absolute steal at just £7, too, given how much you get and how long-lasting the formula is.
Available at RevolutionBeauty.co,uk
Fans of Laura Mercier’s original tinted moisturiser, rejoice! It’s had quite the makeover this autumn and we’re here for it. Laura Mercier herself wanted to recreate the formula to cater to medium and darker skin tones with a higher SPF level, too. The base was also tweaked by the addition of moisturising oils, while both parabens and silicones were removed. The result? A hydrating, glossy finish that enhances the skin immediately with candlelit coverage. And it blends seamlessly meaning you can use a brush or your fingers to layer it on. Finally, the shades are exact, so whichever you choose, you can be sure it’ll be the perfect match.
Available at JohnLewis.com
Due to the hype, we didn’t want to like this as much as we do, but we can’t deny the ‘soft focus’ coverage this gives the skin. Heavier than previous Charlotte Tilbury offerings - but never suffocating - it provides a great amount of pigment, as well as unbeatable luminosity that looks fresh and breathable. Available in 44 shades, the formula has been designed to match both undertones and overtones, so finding your go-to colour couldn’t be easier.
Available at JohnLewis.com
Erborian’s new CC crème is set to be a best-seller, as the lightweight, shade-matching formula does it all when it comes to evening out the complexion. Using violet to cancel out dull, yellow tones, it fades dark patches and smooths uneven hyperpigmentation, as well as generally just giving skin a healthier glow. Can easily be used sans foundation, too, if you’re having a day off from full-face make-up.
Available at Erborian.com
The latest additions to Fenty’s range are these covetable, waterproof brow pencils. Available in 14 shades, there is one for every need – be it strawberry blonde, ash brown or the darkest black. Dual-ended, one side is a retractable pencil that’s brilliant for drawing in fake hairs, while the other end is a unique paddle brush, which allows for seamless blending, so you’ll never end up with dull patches around the skin of the brows either.
Available at HarveyNichols.com
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