19/99Lash Tint Mascara, £14
The Lash Defining Mascara
There are very few brands that offer a full-size mascara for less than £15, but 19/99 is one of them and the slim-line brush allows you to coat every lash from root to tip effortlessly. The finish is a natural with added definition and length. It’s a really fabulous everyday mascara that doesn’t leave lashes feeling stiff or crispy.
111SKINRose Gold Illuminating Eye Mask, £13
The Eye Reviver
Try 111Skin Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Mask once and you’ll be hooked. These clever gel patches hydrate and revive tired-looking eyes in 10 minutes flat. I always have at least one sachet in my bathroom at any given time.
Rare BeautyKind Words Lip Liner, £14
The Multitasking Lip Liner
Lip liner rarely gets the praise it deserves. It defines your natural lip line (or exaggerates it if that’s the look you’re going for), it can be used to accentuate your Cupid’s bow and give the illusion of a plumper pout, and it can be used as a base for your lipstick. I love the Rare Beauty Kind Words Lip Liner in particular because it glides on like a balm and has impressive staying power. Sometimes I forgo the top layer of lipstick as the liner alone is enough. Humble is my go-to shade.
CoolaClassic Liplux SPF30 Original, £10
The Protective Lip Balm
Coola’s Classic Liplux SPF 30 delivers on its promises and soothes, nourishes and protects lips. If cold sores are a concern for you, swap your regular lip balm for this SPF 30 formula as too much vitamin D can bring out the virus.
UpcircleOrganic Muslin Face Cloths, £11
The Ultimate Cleansing Accessory
I see your cleansing gadgets and I raise you a humble muslin face cloth, made from 100% Soil Association and Global Organic Textile Standard certified organic cotton no less. Using a muslin cloth ensures your cleanser and any excess oil and dead surface skin is rinsed away without irritating your skin. Muslin cloths are particularly useful
Isle of ParadiseHappy Tan, £14.95
The Year-Round Glow-Getter
The best self-tans are the ones that give you a natural looking glow. Isle Of Paradise's Happy Tan is a gradual tan that provides just that. I use it twice a week throughout the winter months to ensure my skin has a gentle hint of colour.
AesopGeranium Leaf Rinse-Free Hand Wash, £9
The Handbag Essential
Along with a good hand cream, sanitiser is now a handbag essential. Aesop’s rinse-free formulas have been my go-to since 2020 because the formula kills off 99.9% of germs and the scent of bergamot, mandarin and geranium leaf is as uplifting as it is refreshing.
The OrdinaryHyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £7.9
The Skin Balancer
Hyaluronic acid is a skincare ingredient that we can all use, regardless of skin type, tone and age. Leaving you with change from £6 and with the addition of hydrating vitamin B5, The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid is a no-brainer. Apply it after cleansing or after your treatment serum before your face cream. You can also add a couple of drops to your face cream or foundation if your skin is feeling drier than usual.
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