Empties: The Products Our Beauty Editor Has Finished This Month

Empties: The Products Our Beauty Editor Has Finished This Month

As you can imagine, SL beauty editor Rebecca Hull tries and tests hundreds of new products that land on her desk each week, so it’s rare she actually finishes a product. When she does, you can be sure it’s something worth shouting about. From glow-giving make-up to everyday essentials, here are her latest empties…

Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads, £40

With lactic acid and nourishing shea butter, these pads work to gently buff away dead skin cells for a smooth, luminous surface. Perfect for anyone suffering with dull skin, as well as those new to exfoliating and looking for a user-friendly treatment that doesn’t irritate or cause redness.

Available at Elemis.com


L’Oreal Paris Glow Cherie, £9.99

This luminous lotion coats skin with a golden glow while the watermelon hydrates for a plump, smooth finish. The fine particles of shimmer catch the light beautifully and look best when dabbed onto the cheekbones or down the bridge of your nose for an extra dose of luminosity. Or, mix with your go-to base for all-over radiance.

Available at Boots.com


MadeCera Cream, £55

One of Korea’s best skincare launches, this buttery cream is packed with strengthening ceramides to keep skin plump and hydrated. A best-seller, it’s often hard to get hold of, but so worth it for the noticeable difference it makes. It’s brilliant for healing and repairing damaged skin, too – think burns, scars and allergies.

Available at Amazon.co.uk


Bellitas Eyelash & Eyebrow Tint, £4.50

Want to go DIY with lash tinting, but unsure where to start? Look no further than this inky black treatment. It’s easy to use, with a gentle formula that never stings or irritates. Mix a 2cm blob with 10 drops of the brands Volume Peroxide, then sweep it on with an old mascara wand, or use your fingers (with gloves on) to rub the tint into the lashes. Just be sure to apply Vaseline around the upper and lower lids to prevent transfer.

Available at JustMyLook.com


Lumene Rich Day Cream Hydra Care, £26.90

Rich, buttery and hydrating, this day cream feels almost like a weighted blanket for the skin – but without being suffocating. After you’ve applied it, you’ll be amazed at how quickly it alleviates signs of dryness and dullness, thanks to the blend of Nordic bilberry and canola oils. It also sinks in fast, so you never have to worry about your foundation piling or flaking – in fact, when blended together, you're left with a beautiful, radiant finish that always looks healthy.

Available at JohnLewis.com


Amika Exfoliating Jelly Shampoo, £20

Whether you have a flaky, irritated scalp or just want to rid product build-up, this shampoo scrub will counteract any problems. Packed with charcoal, pink clay and sea salt, it instantly relieves and refreshes even the most oily, itchy or sensitive scalps, while also getting rid of day-old styling products. Plus, the thick grains encourage scalp massage for extra stimulation and blood flow.

Available at Birchbox.co.uk


Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer, £25

Despite being creamy in consistency, this concealer never flakes or creases. With medium-to-full coverage, it moves with the skin to conceal redness, dark circles and any uneven tone, with a luminous finish to boot. Available in 22 shades, there’s something for everyone, while the long-wear formula will last you all day – even after a sweaty gym session.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk


By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Lipstick in Berry Boom, £29

Used up right to the nub, this sheer lipstick has a balm-like finish but always delivers on pigment. Great for on-the-go, it applies seamlessly (no mirror needed) and feels completely weightless with zero stickiness. Plus, UV filters and plumping hyaluronic acid keep lips hydrated and protected against sun damage, so you have all the essentials in one handy stick. Available in 13 suits-all shades.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk


Ohii Mini Mascara, £14

This small mascara may not look like much, but it’s brilliant a more natural, tinted finish. Free from clumps, the small bent wand gets into every corner and really separates lashes for a fanned-out effect. It can be built up for extra inkiness or applied in light deft motions – it’s also great for subtly defining lower lashes.

Available at UrbanOutfitters.com 


Nuxe Rêve de Miel Melting Honey Body Oil Balm, £22.50

Brimming with skin-softening honey in a cosseting oil formula, this really delivers all the silkiness you’d expect from a luxury body balm. It promises long-lasting hydration while also soothing redness and irritation – dry, flaky shins and arms don’t stand a chance. The softly sweet smell is also highly addictive.

Available at MarksandSpencer.com

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