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Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation, £26.25 (was £35) | Lancôme
No foundation has ever come close in my estimation to this one from Clinique – until I tried this. The coverage is flawless. A single pump is all you need to give your complexion a complete refresh, and the texture is lightweight and breathable. It contains something called ‘NAI pigments’ which brighten skin to give it a healthy-looking glow that lasts all day. You can apply it with fingers or a brush, but I prefer the latter. The texture is creamy and smooth, so it’s easy to buff and blend out for that airbrushed effect we all love. Despite the radiance, you’ll find it keeps excess oiliness at bay – plus, it’s available in 45 shades. I’ve found 310N to be the perfect match for me.
Available at Boots.com
Musc Invisible Eau De Parfum, £90 | Juliette Has A Gun
Musky fragrances have always been my go-to, but few have earned me as many compliments as this one. The easiest way to explain it is to think of The Body Shop’s ‘OG’ White Musk. If you were a fan of that, you’ll love Musc Invisible. This has more depth and longevity – lasting on the skin well into the following day, and in any room for hours after spraying it. It’s rich, creamy and warm, thanks to added cotton flower and jasmine absolute – both of which give it a fresh, clean feel. It’s easier than ever to try – the brand has recently made samples available online, so you can order one of those before taking the plunge on the full-sized bottle.
Available at Selfridges.com
Muse Eyeshadow Palette, £49 | Lisa Eldridge
Everything Lisa Eldridge does is spot on, including these new eyeshadow palettes. There are four shade combinations – I’m loving ‘Muse’ for its soft brown, champagne and pink tones. With both matte and shimmer textures, it’s the best palette for creating smokey eyes or just a soft wash of colour for daytime. Though powders, each shade has a velvety texture that’s easy to layer up for extra definition. At £49, the palettes aren’t cheap, but they will last you for months – plus, everything is top quality. A great present for any make-up fan this Christmas.
Available at LisaEldridge.com
Big By Definition Mascara, £10.35 | Sephora Collection
There are endless mascaras on the market, but this has been my favourite find of 2022. At £10, it’s a steal. Just a layer or two will transform sparse, stubby lashes and give them a real lift. I like that it has a smaller brush, too. Easy to work with, it allows you to get into all those corners to reach even the smallest lashes for maximum impact. No matter what look you want to create – fanned-out, subtle, full volume – this will deliver.
Available at Sephora.co.uk
Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream, £60 | Sunday Riley
I don’t remember the last time I liked a moisturiser as much as this one. Normally, my sensitive skin would react to a thick, buttery formula, but this one is so nourishing and never suffocating. It uses ceramides to soak up dry patches and vitamin F to strengthen skin for more suppleness and bounce. Just a small amount gives you a healthy-looking glow that breathes nicely through make-up. The soft almond scent is a bonus – addictive and comforting, it’s a nice, non-irritating touch.
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk