12 Products Our Beauty Director Is Loving Right Now
12 Products Our Beauty Director Is Loving Right Now

12 Products Our Beauty Director Is Loving Right Now

Our beauty director Rebecca Hull is always trialling the industry’s latest and greatest launches. So, when she finds something that makes a real difference in her routine, you can be sure it’s worth knowing about. From a £6 conditioning hair treatment to a couple of scents she can’t get enough of, here are 12 recent things she wants you to know about…
By Rebecca Hull

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.

SOS 3 Minute Miracle Blonde Hair Vegan Deep Treatment Hair Mask, £4.66 (was £6.99) | Aussie

A good blonde treatment is hard to come by. Often, I find they leave my hair drier than when I started because of the pigments that help to enhance the tone. This one by Aussie is the opposite of that – and it’s under £10. My dyed hair drinks up what’s inside – including wild plum and hydrating fruit extracts – while the soft lilac tone keeps brassiness and yellowing at bay. I absolutely slather it on shampooed hair, letting it settle for at least ten minutes. My hair feels so much softer and healthier too – not to mention more manageable. I’m not sure I’ll ever be without a bottle again. I love that it never leaves my hair lank or greasy, which often happens with my finer hair type.

Available at Boots.com

The Wand | Hershesons

I am lazy about styling my hair. I like speed and efficiency – and I don’t have time to faff with difficult tools. which is why I love this new one from Hershesons. It heats up fast, but not to a damaging temperature. It weighs next to nothing, so it’s easy to manoeuvre and create quick styles with. The ceramic barrel wraps around hair and allows you to style bigger sections in one go, speeding things up but creating a nice, tousled, beachy wave in the process. Use it to create little kinks and bends too – but whatever you do, you’ll find it lasts well and holds its shape.

Available from 17th April at Hershesons.com

Musk Memento Cologne, £58 | Jo Malone London

The brand wanted this scent to conjure up the memory of a traditional soap bar, and it does that so well. It reminds me of one my grandma used to keep sink side. Warming and soft, it blends nicely onto the skin and stays put. Combining soft musk, aldehyde, English lavender and a lightly smoky cedarwood, it’s a very clean fragrance, almost like a luxurious washing detergent. In fact, I wish all my clothes and bed linen smelt of this. I hope this becomes a permanent fixture within the Jo Malone London line – it brings me so much comfort.

Available at JoMalone.co.uk

Damage Shield Shampoo, £39 | K18

Recently, I noticed my hair felt so much fuller and fresher-looking. I hadn’t changed much in my routine, aside from adding this into my shower, which has turned out to be the culprit. I’ve been using it for a month now and I’ve seen less greasiness, better bounce and, above all, a healthier shine to my hair – which is almost unheard of as a blonde. It’s down to the brand’s K18PEPTIDE technology which works to reduce protein loss, making hair look and feel more resilient. The formula is gentle and never irritates the follicle, meaning less frizz and dullness.

Available at SpaceNK.com

BB Burst Tinted Gel Cream, £34 | Kosas

Don’t let Kosas’s fun, colourful packaging fool you – the brand means business with its clever formulas that do exactly as they promise. This new Tinted Gel Cream is ideal if, like me, you want a bit of coverage, but not so much that your skin looks overly smooth and too uniform. It minimises darkness, redness and uneven patches of skin, while giving a glow that’s dewy and fresh-looking – you can thank peptides, squalane and sodium PCA for that, all of which are known for their hydrating benefits.

Available at SpaceNK.com

Kitten Lash Mascara, £29 | Lisa Eldridge

I think I would go as far as to say this is the best mascara I’ve ever tried – it certainly makes my top three. For starters, the brush is different to others. Curved, one side has tiny bristles that stand to attention, acting like a comb to get lashes to lift, while the other side has slightly longer ones that help you to build both volume and definition. I find you need a few layers for maximum impact, but it’s so buildable and doesn’t clump up as you go, unlike others I’ve tried. What’s most impressive is how well it holds a curl, helping to open the eye for a wider – and, as the name suggests, feline – effect.

Available at SpaceNK.com

To Save Face SPF50+ Brightening Sun Serum, £38 | Mecca Cosmetica

If you can’t face endless layers of skincare, you’ll love this sun serum from Mecca Cosmetica. Offering the benefits of a nourishing serum and SPF50+ in one, it works wonders if you suffer with dryness – ingredients like niacinamide and liquorice root extract, nourish and minimise uneven tone. That doesn’t mean it’s thick or greasy – it’s actually very gentle, quickly absorbing to plump up the skin and leave it feeling smoother and suppler. It also sits nicely under make-up, but has a slightly – only slightly – tacky base that helps make-up to adhere properly. It’s one of the best SPF hybrids I’ve come across lately.

Available at MeccaCosmetica.com

Afterglow Liquid Blush, £33 | NARS

NARS is always innovating with its iconic ‘Orgasm’ shade. The newest iteration is this Liquid Blush, which has a sheer, dewy texture that brings skin to life, You need just the tiniest amount to enhance your features – whether that’s a little on the lips and cheeks or even a wash over the eyelids, which I’ve been enjoying. It layers nicely and works well on top of any base make-up – it never causes any pilling, unlike some liquid blushers. The ‘Orgasm’ shade is still my favourite, but ‘Wanderlust’ is perfect if you want something subtler and more muted.

Available at NARSCosmetics.co.uk

Multi-Mineral Body Milk Energy Burst, £36 | NEOM

NEOM gets self-care like no other. Its Multi-Mineral Body Milk is full of lavender, jasmine and sandalwood, which combine for a scent that really does ground you. I love slathering this on from head to toe after a shower. Thanks to spearmint, it gives a tingly feel in the nicest way – it has an energising quality that wakes up your senses. The formula also benefits from magnesium, calcium, vitamins C and E, and pear extract to keep moisture sealed in and dryness at bay. It’s ideal for scaly patches – especially along the shins and elbows.

Available at BeautyBay.com

6% Mandelic + 2% Lactic Acid AHA Liquid Exfoliant, £35 | Paula’s Choice

I am a die-hard fan of the original BHA Liquid Exfoliant, so I was convinced it couldn’t be rivalled, but I was wrong. This one is so gentle and prevents any irritation that you associate with liquid exfoliants due to its inclusion of mandelic acid – one of the best for sensitive skin. It still works to dissolve dead skin cells and attack blackheads, but it does so without any stripping feel and without causing further aggravation and breakouts. I also like that it doesn’t leave any sticky residue behind – it sinks in quickly and gives skin a softer, smoother feel. I’ve been using it for a few weeks and have noticed a big improvement on dry areas of my face – it also provides immediate glow.

Available at PaulasChoice.co.uk

Dream Lip Oil, £26 | Summer Fridays

I am late to the party with these viral lip oils, but I can see what the fuss is about. First, the chunky wand makes application a doddle when you’re on the go – you don’t need a mirror. Second, the texture is buttery, cushioning lips with moisture while giving them a plumpness without any tingly feel. I am loving ‘Soft Mauve’ for an everyday neutral shade that flatters most skin tones. This with Victoria Beckham’s Lip Definer in 02 is a perfect pairing.

Available at SpaceNK.com

Vanilla Sex Eau De Parfum, £290 | Tom Ford

I would rarely recommend a fragrance as eye wateringly expensive as this one, but honestly, it’s worth it – if you like clean, musky, cottony scents. It has a creamy, marzipan quality I can’t get enough of, and, like all Tom Ford fragrances, it lasts for hours on the skin. It’s very sexy and there’s something about its powdery dry down that’s really enticing – soft but impactful enough to gain you compliments. It’s my new favourite for evening wear.

Available at Selfridges.com

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