The SL Team’s Top Beauty Essentials
The SL Team’s Top Beauty Essentials

The SL Team’s Top Beauty Essentials

Ever wondered which beauty products our editors swear by? Well, you’re in luck. Here, the team are opening up their beauty bags to reveal the ride-or-die essentials they go back to time and again…
By Sapna Rao

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

Sherri Andrew
Lifestyle Editor

I’m never without a tube of the Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara (I have one in every bag) and my Hourglass eyelash curlers, which are easily the best I’ve tried. This month, I've been loving the Malin + Goetz Lip Moisturiser, which is hydrating without feeling sticky, and the Jo Malone London Red Hibiscus fragrance which has notes of mandarin and vanilla.

Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara, £11.99 | Maybelline
Lash Curler, £30 | Hourglass
Lip Moisturiser, £14 | Malin + Goetz
Red Hibiscus Cologne Intense, £150 | Jo Malone London

Rebecca Hull
Beauty Director

This is an accurate snapshot of the products I always keep nearby. Sarah Chapman’s Intensive Hand Cream has a firm spot on my desk – it’s so rich and balm-y, instantly soothing dry, cracked skin. It’s brilliant for softening ragged cuticles, too. H&M’s Curling Mascara is one of the best I’ve tried for separating and lengthening lashes, so I keep one in my bag and on my desk. I love all things Vieve and the pencil sharpener is great for keeping lip and eyeliners in good condition. Finally, Jones Road’s Gel Bronzer is the answer to healthy, fresh-looking skin. It gives a natural-looking glow without the commitment of fake tan.

Intensive Hand Cream, £46 | Sarah Chapman
Curling Mascara, £8.99 | H&M
Sharpener, £6 | Vieve
Gel Bronzer, £32 | Jones Road

Nana Acheampong
Fashion Broadcaster & Editor

It all starts with my NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation in the shade Namibia. It gives me all-day coverage and makes my skin glow like no other. I've been wearing nothing else for about eight years now. At any given time, I will have no fewer than three lip glosses on me. The Dior lip oil in Cherry is cult for a reason; I love how hydrated and shiny it leaves my lips. The Fenty Glossbomb in Hot Chocolit is another forever fave – I actually buy three at a time so I know I'm never without. The Pat McGrath LABS Lust Lip Gloss in Blitz Gold is reserved for the evening and, lastly, my M·A·C Studio Fix Powder is the best setting powder out there. I love the matte finish.

Radiant Longwear Foundation, £39 | NARS
Addict Lip Glow Oil, £32 | Dior
Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, £14.40 (was £18) | Fenty Beauty
Lust Gloss, £28 | Pat McGrath Labs
Studio Fix Powder + Foundation, £35 | M·A·C

Charlotte Collins

Once upon a time I thought no product could prise me away from my beloved Stila blusher, but the Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff has won my heart. I'm a little more promiscuous when it comes to lip products, but this Hourglass gloss is a steadfast favourite. Tom Ford’s Tuscan Leather is the only fragrance I truly ration because I can't bear to run out.

Cloud Paint, £22 | Glossier
Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm, £36 | Hourglass
Tuscan Leather Eau De Parfum, £220 | Tom Ford

Sapna Rao
Fashion, Beauty & LuxeGen Junior Editor & Broadcaster

I’ll always love testing new products, but I often go back to the tried and trusted stuff. One such hero is the NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation. It offers just the right amount of lasting coverage. To set it, the Kosas Cloud Set powder blurs and smooths. I then contour using these Westman Atelier sticks – and there’s another for blush in the shade Dou Dou that I use too. Elsewhere, my brows are pretty low maintenance, and this Victoria Beckham eyebrow pencil has been the perfect tool for neatening them up. Also, make-up is only as good as the tools you apply it with, and I firmly believe these Hourglass brushes are some of the best. Last but not least, it’s a complete treat, but this Victoria Beckham fragrance has become a signature for me.

Radiant Longwear Foundation, £39 | NARS
Cloud Set Setting Powder, £30 | Kosas
Baby Cheeks Blush Stick, £44 | Westman Atelier
Baby Blade Pencil, £32 | Victoria Beckham Beauty
San Ysidro Drive Eau De Parfum, £170 | Victoria Beckham Beauty

Lu Hough
Fashion & Creative Director

With a young baby at home, I need hardworking products that can fake a good night’s sleep, hydration and glow. I'm new to Vieve and obsessed with the Skin Nova primer and the Sunset Blush for a warm rosy finish. The Westman Atelier Super Loaded Liquid Highlighter Drops are a good hack for healthy dewy skin and the Hourglass concealer always helps to disguise those dark circles.

Skin Nova Primer, £29 | Vieve
Sunset Balm Blush, £21 | Vieve
Liquid Super Loaded Illuminator, £53 | Westman Atelier
Vanish Airbrush Concealer, £35 | Hourglass
Satin Kajal Liner, £30 | Victoria Beckham Beauty
Lid Lustre, £33 | Victoria Beckham Beauty
Cream Blush Refillable Cheek & Lip Color, £25 | Rose Inc
Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum, £39 | Rose Inc
Vital Pressed Skincare Powder, £69 | Westman Atelier​​​​​​​

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