Catrice Bouncy Bronzer, £4
Whether you want to keep it subtle or go for full-on glow, Catrice’s bouncy bronzer has a sheer, glossy texture that can be built up easily. Sweep it on with a fan brush to deposit the perfect amount, or use your fingers to push it into the skin for an even finish. With just a little shimmer, it lends a subtle highlight to the skin to balance out the warmth.
E.L.F. Cosmetics Liquid Glitter Shadows, £5
An impressive dupe for similar iterations on the market, these creamy, metallic shadows glide along the lids for a flawless eye look. The subtly shimmering ink sets fast and won’t budge for the rest of the day – or evening for that matter. Wear solo or blend with other shades to amp it up.
H&M Eyeshadow Palette in Feeling Peachy, £8.99
We love H&M beauty for long-wearing, pigmented formulas, and their latest eyeshadow palette is no exception. Housing warm coppers, pinks and suits-all bronzy shades, it’s everything need for a wearable smokey eye day-to-day.
Kiko Sicilian Notes Nutrilash Mascara, £6.50 (was £12.99)
Kiko’s mascaras always live up to the hype and this one is ideal for a full and feathery lash with maximum impact. Packed with a ton of bristles, the wand hooks onto each lash for that fanned-out effect - with zero clumps. The rich, black pigment is great for creating extra definition, too.
Larry King A Social Life For Your Hair, £12
A small blob of this light, does-it-all cream works to build texture, lend shine, control frizz and improve manageability. Rake a little through dry ends (damp if you’re heating styling) or scrunch it through the mid-lengths for a rumpled, cool-girl finish. Bonus points for the sustainable aluminium tube and box it’s housed in - it’s laced with wildflower seeds, so that when it biodegrades, the carton hopefully sows some new blooms.
Revolution Conceal & Fix Pore Perfecting Primer, £8
If you like a smooth, creamy complexion, this primer hybrid will give you a head start, as well as ensure your make-up goes the distance. The velvety texture melts onto skin for a smooth canvas that’s ready to work with. Despite its putty formula, it still feels hydrating and doesn’t sink into fine lines or crease.
Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Glow Boost Skin Serum, £16.99
Containing a skin-loving mix of hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and algae extract, this quenching serum is a go-to for anyone wanting to try acids on a budget. A formidable force against dark spots, bumpy texture, dullness and scarring, use it post-cleanse and pre-moisturiser for brighter, bouncier skin.
Revlon SkinLights Face Glow Illuminator Sunrise Lustre, £9.99
Previously only available in the US, Revlon’s new Glow Illuminator has finally made its way over here. A 3-in-1 formula, it can be used to prime, highlight or boost the skin’s glow. Our favourite way to use it? Mix a few drops into your liquid foundation – you’ll find it gives your complexion greater luminosity and dewiness, without looking shiny or reflective. One of the best we’ve tried in a long time.
Your GoodSkin Comforting Gel Cleanser, £6
This brand is proof that luxurious skincare doesn’t always come with a high price tag. With softening glycerine and camellia extract, it nourishes skin with a velvety lather that’s thick enough to wash away make-up and grime, leaving behind a supple, smooth finish. Suitable for all skin types, it has a gel/balm texture that melts upon application, meaning no stripping or pulling and less irritation.
Maybelline Cheek Heat Blusher, £8.99
We love the squeezy tube, but the sheer, cream texture is just as attention-grabbing. Available in six suits-all shades, it lasts for hours on the skin, lending cheeks a glossy, warm glow that looks beautiful all-year-round. Use a brush to buff it on in gentle motions and you’ll soon see it blend out into a wearable, transparent wash.
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