The SL Team’s Under-The-Radar Make-Up Picks
All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.
Stick No1 Blush, £23 | Loni Baur
Rated by: Rebecca Hull, Senior Beauty Editor
"I love a do-it-all make-up stick and this one is my current favourite. Soft, creamy and easy to apply, it gives skin a fresh, healthy flush that looks nice on the lids and the lips. Plus, the added argan and almond oils make it feel so hydrating on the skin."
Available at NicheBeauty.com
Skin Nova, £27 | Vieve
Rated by: Sapna Rao, Junior Fashion & Beauty Writer
“Although I first started using this to enhance my summer glow, it’s quickly become a winter hero, too – it’s perfect if you want that ‘glass-skin' finish. Also, because the formula is like a primer, it helps any make-up applied on top look even better. Make it your go-to on those dry days when your skin needs a bit of a pick-me-up.”
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk
Sensitive Skin Red Skin Tinted SPF, £21.99 | Frezyderm
Rated by: Tor West, Senior Health & Wellness Editor
"Frezyderm is a Greek pharmacy brand that makes great products for reactive, sensitive skin. This has been my go-to base for a couple of years now – everything else I've tried since hasn't come close in terms of coverage, hydration and longevity. I also love that it contains SPF30, which keeps inflammation and redness under control. "
Available at Frezyderm.co.uk
The Color Pen Eyeliner, £11.12 | 3INA Makeup
Rated by: Sherri Andrew, Lifestyle Editor
"Black eyeliner doesn't suit me, but I love a coloured liquid eyeliner for a bit of fun. These ones by 3INA Makeup are super pigmented and last for hours, especially if you use an eyeshadow primer first. I like to do a simple cat-eye flick with the orange one, which looks really nice on warmer skin tones. Make-up artist Katie Jane Hughes has the best tutorials on Instagram if you're feeling adventurous and want to try a graphic line."
Available at Amazon.co.uk
Lipstick Refill, £10.50 | Paul & Joe
Rated by: Heather Steele, Managing Lifestyle Editor
“I love French brand Paul & Joe, which is now available to shop online at Sephora. As well as its make-up priming skincare range, I really rate its refillable lipsticks, especially deep pink shade 126 Clignancourt. The brightly coloured illustrated lipstick cases always make me smile when I reach into my make-up bag.”
Available at Sephora.co.uk
Plumping Blush Glow-plexion, £26 | Studio 10
Rated by: Georgina Blaskey, Interiors & Home Editor
“I wear this under my foundation for a sun-kissed glow. It evens out my skin tone and helps any foundation applied on top to look its best. I love how it livens up my skin when it looks a bit tired – I even think it helps me look a bit younger, too!”
Available at Amazon.co.uk
Highly Rated Anti-Gravity Mascara, £14.25 | Milani
Rated by: Harriet Russell, Chief Sub-Editor & Features Manager
"Milani was a brand YouTubers went crazy for a few years back, but you don't hear it talked about as much now. I've been loyal to Maybelline's The Falsies mascara for the best part of a decade, so the fact I think this is a match says something. It doesn't transfer or flake, and yet it doesn’t require a waterproof eye make-up remover to get it off at the end of the day either."
Available at Superdrug.com
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