Astral Face & Body Intensive Moisturiser Cream, £6.10
Formulated with skin-soothing glycerine and nourishing lanolin, this thick cream is incredibly versatile. It can be applied onto the face or body to hydrate parched skin, or it can be used with water to remove stubborn make-up. Top tip: apply it where possible to damp skin. As glycerine is a humectant, it helps your skin retain moisture; slathering it on post-shower allows it to absorb extra moisture for optimum results.
BOD Bake Instant Glow Face & Body Skin Illuminator, £10.98
This clever concealer works on both the face and body for a bronzed, blurred effect. Visibly reducing the appearance of spider veins, blemishes and uneven patches, the gel-like consistency is an extra bonus – it sinks in and blends seamlessly for even coverage, while the colour is a deep vacation-like, suits-all glow. It’s also waterproof and transfer resistant – making it a complete summer staple.
Bestope Tapered Curling Tongs, £19.99
If you need some curling tongs but are on a budget, look to these from Bestope. While the wand doesn’t provide tight, corkscrew curls, it does give hair full-bodied waves that look like you’ve had a very bouncy blow-dry. What’s more, a ceramic coating means hair is less likely to snag, preventing both frizz and breakage. Great value for money for those looking to add some tousled texture to their strands.
Herstyler Argan Oil Hair Repair Serum, £23.23
One of Amazon’s bestselling beauty products, customers say they stock up on four or five bottles at a time, so they’re never without it. Why? Made with only eight ingredients (including argan oil, aloe vera and vitamin E), it tackles a host of concerns like frizz, dry strands and lack of shine, as well as treating split ends. It gives hair a glossy finish that looks healthy and feels softer. You’ll find you can run your hands through your hair without any snagging or knots. Use a little on damp hair before styling for best results.
Grounded Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Ageing Serum, £13.99
This one’s for anyone wanting to try the hydrating benefits of hyaluronic acid. A few drops pre-moisturiser helps skin to look and feel plumper, but also more refined and bright. It uses blue algae, marine collagen and biotin to strengthen the skin, providing visible results from first use. Billed as ‘magic in a bottle’, testers report it’s gentle, suitable for all skin types and provides long-lasting moisture with no greasiness, so it sets well with make-up.
Lovoir Eyeliner Stamp, £9.98
This clever product makes application so seamless – especially for liner novices. A small stamp helps you get a flawless feline wing every time. As for the pen, it can be layered up easily for a thin or thick line, while the pigment is a glossy black that belies its affordable price tag. Despite the longevity it offers, it’s easy to remove, so you never have to tug at it or pull at the eye area, unlike some other liners.
Make-Up Remover Cloths, £6.99
Super soft, these affordable and eco-friendly cloths work with any cleanser and water to break down make-up without ever irritating or stripping the skin. Made with high-quality microfibres, they work with all formulas – even stubborn waterproof make-up – and wash clean easily. Rinse in the washing machine, or clean with soap for a quick fix.
Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Concealer, £8.86
A bestseller on Amazon, Maybelline’s cult concealer comes in a whole host of suits-all shades that promise to brighten, refine and cover. Formulated with goji berry extract and haloxyl, it lends an unbeatable luminosity to the skin, while effectively diminishing dark circles, blemishes and uneven tone. It’s versatile too – darker shades can be used to contour cheekbones, while lighter shades can be used to highlight. What’s more, the sponge-cushioned tip allows for precise and even application that’s easy to build upon.
MeMe Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask, £9.99
Not all lip masks are worthy of the hype, but this Korean bestseller certainly is. Designed to work while you sleep, it’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and an amino acid complex which works to naturally boost collagen and banish chapped skin. Fruit extracts gently exfoliate, with testers saying flaky patches were gone within days. It’s perfect to apply just before lipstick as a softening base too. A little goes a long way, so expect this to last you for months.
Nivea Firming Gradual Tan Body Moisturiser, £3
This affordable body booster is an SL favourite. Formulated with Nivea’s unique Q10, it works to strengthen the skin and promote elasticity for visibly smoother limbs, while gradually building up a vacation-like glow. Expect soft colour with no giveaway fake tan streaks or heavy scent – in fact, the addictive smell is more reminiscent of both the beach and summer.
OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Penetrating Oil, £7
Loved by the experts, this softening oil prevents breakage and nourishes hair that’s been dyed or chemically treated, thanks to ingredients such as argan oil and nutrients. With consistently rave reviews, a small amount run through strands leaves hair looking healthier and shinier straight away. You can use a little on dry patches of skin too, when time is at a premium.
Petal-Shaped Foundation Brush, £7.99
If you only buy one thing off this list, make it this do-it-all kabuki brush. Created with densely packed bristles, it works well with all formulas to provide full, even coverage. You can use it with everything from loose powder to liquid foundations and minerals blushers. The large head means you can cover bigger surface areas of skin, including the neck, chest and even the body. A must-have beauty brush.
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