The beauty experts’ favourites, including the brand-new hero from Hourglass.
Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation 25ml1THE BEST FOUNDATION
If you liked Hourglass’ Vanish Foundation Stick (and our bestsellers list suggests you did), then get ready to meet your next partner in crime. Promising the same high-pigment formula (only one or two drops are needed) and created with light-refracting microspheres that blur the skin and create a soft-focus complexion, this is the kind of hero that will mimic the eight hours of sleep that you definitely didn’t get.
Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder - Banana2THE BEST POWDER
Hot off the press, this is a superfine, weightless, loose setting powder that will not only help you to shine bright, but also extend your make-up wear. Although it’s available in eight shades, it’s this hue that you have – quite literally – gone bananas for.
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The Rich Cream 50ml3THE BEST MOISTURISER
When make-up guru and all-round guiding light Pati Dubroff states that her skin literally craves a cream, you listen. Made with Professor Augustinus Bader’s ground-breaking technology, the hydrating lotion triggers existing stem cells to repair and renew the skin – no wonder it has garnered a legion of Hollywood fans. The best bit? No other skincare needed. We like to call it the Augustinus Bader effect.
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Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser SPF154THE BEST TINTED MOISTURISER
If you want the feel-good factor, look to Chantecaille. Founder Sylvie’s holistic philosophy and deep affinity to nature means that every product has added dimensions. The Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser contains a non-chemical SPF, anti-pollution and antioxidant benefits. Oh, and the velvety three-in-one formula looks just as good as it feels.
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Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer5THE BEST PRIMER
Let’s keep things simple. Coconut Primer looks good and feels amazing – it creates the kind of creamy, cushiony canvas we all crave. What’s more, it actually intensifies your eyeshadow’s pigment and locks it in for a good 12 hours. That’ll be why it’s always topping our bestsellers list, then.
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Hollywood Flawless Filter6THE BEST HIGHLIGHTER
Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is just a foundation. Oh, no. This miracle-worker has the versatility of a primer, the megawatt glow of a highlighter and the perfecting properties of your favourite digital filter. You’re welcome.
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The Perfecting Treatment 50ml7THE BEST SKIN TREATMENT
If you really want to shine bright, you’ve got to turn to the crème de la crème. La Mer’s Perfecting Treatment helps to remove dull surface skin cells, evens out discolouration and generally showcases just how brilliant your skin can be.
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Original Beauty Blender8THE BEST BLENDER
It’s not all about the products, you know. Beautyblender’s bestselling make-up sponge allows for an easy airbrushed application and ensures you steer clear of those terribly awkward two-toned looks. Plus, it absorbs minimal product, so the effect of that La Mer hero will last longer.