The Products Our Beauty Editor Has Finished

SL beauty editor Rebecca Hull tries and tests hundreds of new products that land on her desk each month. The constant rotation means it’s rare she reaches the dregs of any product – so when she does, you can be sure it’s something worth shouting about. From acne-busting remedies to everyday make-up essentials and volumising haircare, here are her latest empties…
By Rebecca Hull /

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Body Peel, £55 | Verso Skincare

If you’re prone to body breakouts, general redness and ingrown hairs, this peel is for you. Full of exfoliating acids, it has a grainy formula that quickly buffs away at anything that shouldn’t be sat on the surface of your skin. Glycolic is the key ingredient and it works to lift away anything that’s trapped in your pores for a smoother, more even appearance. Ideal for areas prone to acne – like the back and chest – it stops spots in their tracks. It’s great for minimising redness or irritation caused by ingrown hairs as well, while the soft, uplifting scent makes the whole process feel far less clinical and a bit more luxurious. Despite its potency, it never strips the skin of its natural moisture. Expensive – but worth it if you’re serious about good body care.

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Mechanical Gel Eye Liner, £18 | Hourglass

These eyeliners are one of my favourite beauty finds of this year. The velvety formula glides on easily, but it can also be blended with a brush or your fingertip for a quick, sophisticated smokey eye. The colour pay-off is impressive – rich and glossy, it lives up to the price tag. Play around with the pressure to create a thicker wing, or use tiny, micro lines to subtly enhance your eyes. I love that they come in a range of fun colours – all of which are a good alternative to black.

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Long Lasting Lipstick, $16 | NCLA Beauty

Available in fully recyclable packaging, these NCLA lipsticks are also 100% vegan and cruelty-free. I’ve loved wearing Venice Vacay – which isn’t just a flattering colour for everyday, it’s also comfortable to wear, thanks to a gentle blend of hydrating castor oil and vitamin E. Semi-matte, they apply sheer and are easy to build up once dry – then they’re totally budge-proof.

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OI Liquid Luster, £34 | Davines

I’ve gone through at least four bottles of this since it launched. You squeeze it onto damp hair, leave it on for five minutes, then rinse it off before blow-drying. It leaves behind an invisible film that seals in moisture and makes strands more manageable. What I love most is the full-bodied feel it gives my hair – immediately, you’ll see your strands have better texture and weight. Plus, the packaging is fully recyclable.

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True Match Nude Plumping Tinted Serum, £14.99 | L'Oreal Paris

This skin tint is ideal for autumn. It offers more coverage than similar formulas on the market, but it isn’t too heavy or thick. Containing 1% hyaluronic acid, it gives smooth, even results as well as a hefty dose of moisture and an unbeatable glow. A serum/foundation hybrid, it’s affordable and non-comedogenic, so it’s suitable for everyone. Extra points go to the self-adaptive shades, all of which have been designed to work with multiple skin tones.

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Calm-Essentiel Redness Corrective Gel & HydraQuench Tinted Moisturiser, From £29 | Clarins

Clarins’ formulas are some of the most tolerable for my sensitive skin and its Redness Corrective Gel has been a game-changer for me. Not only is the texture cooling, but the ingredients also work together to soothe dryness, tightness and inflammation at speed. Meanwhile, the in-built shimmer pigments conceal redness and boost luminosity. As for the HydraQuench Tinted Moisturiser, it has a dewy quality to it that leaves skin looking fresh and healthy, concealing just enough for a smoother-looking complexion overall.

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Air Matte Blush, £26 | Nars

NARS’ Orgasm Blush is a classic, so when it launched in a cream texture, I really wanted to try it. I’ve got through this pot at speed because it gives skin such a healthy glow. Whether you tap it on with fingers or a brush, you get the same smooth, velvety finish and natural flush that looks youthful and pretty. It flatters all skin tones, while the hydrating formula never feels tacky or thick. It’s hard to get hold of, but if you can pick one up, you won’t be disappointed. A little on the eyelids and lips looks great as well.

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Zhoosh Foam, £14 | Hershesons

Merging the benefits of a volumiser, mousse and hairspray, this foam gives hair a bit more grit and plenty of effortless texture. Unlike others on the market, it never causes grease or that unwanted heavy feel. Scrunch it into damp hair, blast with a hairdryer and watch the in-built thickening agents get to work. I’ll be buying this one on repeat – it’s the best product I’ve tried for enhancing limp strands.

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Soul Providers Body Scrub, £50 | Beauty Pie

Body scrubs don’t get better than this. Luxuriously thick, the heavy duty, marmalade-like formula is so satisfying to use. I apply it to damp skin, working it in from the ankles upwards in circular motions to swiftly buff away at dead cells, trapped dirt and under-the-skin bumps to reveal smoother, softer-looking limbs. Plus, the added nourishing oils – think evening primrose, apricot and holy basil – mean you can skip moisturiser afterwards. The pot is huge, so it will last you for months.

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