From miracle cures to everyday essentials, these beauty buys should be promised a slot in your beauty cabinet.
When you spend money on beauty products, you want to know they’re recommended. So we’ve rounded up the 50 best beauty buys that deserve a little love this year. They been clearing our skin, plumping up our hair and prettying up our lips, so that your beauty is totally taken care of.
Most women have the same beauty hang ups and skincare gripes, so let us help to make it good again. With everything from old beauty cabinet favourites to the newest concoctions on the market, there’s something for every beauty in this round up.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu
Wear it loud and proud in this Yu Satin Lip Pencil. It’s a beauty best for Marie Claire because it’s long wearing – plus it’s a great shape for lining, filling and finishing.
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A lip gloss doesn’t have to feel heavy to look amazing – this colour will make your lips lusciously glossy and glamorous.
Loyal fans of Clinque’s cult Dramatically Different moisturising line will be delighted with the beauty brand’s latest offering. The same fabulous formula, but with some added extras, Dramatically Different + contains an ingenious new strengthening complex and extra, all-day hydration. Sold.
Slip a handbag sized anti-bac gel in your luggage for any trip away. It doesn’t always have to smell like cucumber, by the way, there’s more to antibacterial gel than that!
This is your anti-ageing SOS – it evens, it lifts, firms and tones. What more can you ask for?
More and more of us are suffering from stressed out skin, whether from too much time spent suffering harsh office air conditioning, late nights, early mornings or just a hectic lifestyle. Which is where Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer comes in. The beauty brand’s new hero product, it helps rescue skin from the visible signs of stress, using Rosa Gallica extract, Mannose and Camomile to battle redness, flare-ups and skin fatigue.
Some sun creams are particularly hard to apply when we get out of the water (which is what we spend our holidays doing). Firstly a spray is better for coverage and secondly a translucent coverage gives a different texture that helps you feel which areas you’ve got to. We also advise a high factor 30.
The Benefit brow kit comes with all the tools you need for clean, smooth, perfect brows. When it comes to brows now, we say the bigger the better so build ’em up with a perfect pocket-size kit, complete with mini tweezers!
There has never been a better time than 2013 to swap your foundation for a skin-saving BB cream. Olay Essentials Glow Perfectors BB cream evens out skintone, locks in moisture and contains Vitamin E, and UVA and UVB protection – so you can sit out in the lunch time sunshine without worry.
Family favourites Johnson’s have a new addition with the Johnsons Baby Light Oil Spray. It has been specially reformulated to offer women a convenient and easy way to get irresistibly babysoft skin. It is the perfect summer companion, and we have both Millie Mackintosh and Donna Air who love the new formulation!
The brush is the secret to this wand’s success – it gives you a false effect lash by creating volume at the tip. So no more eye lash glue!
Take this mask on your next trip to the bath tub for some extreme pampering. Green clay and Kaolin draw out the imperfections in the skin to help achieve a bright complexion. Afte rfive minutes, the avocado oils and goji berries will leave your skin fully moisturised.
…Because everyone needs a good hairspray. We’ve learned that we can’t really on just any old hairspray for maximum hold and perfect shape. It’s Elnett, our old favourite, that tops the hairspray faithfuls list.
The Made In Chelsea stars, with their perfect dewy complexions, recommend these exfoliating organic skin wipes – they contain honey, apple pectin and peppermint oil so they leave lovely smell on the skin.
Daily Mail readers tested the £3.95 Aqueous solution against a combined treatment of two £115 creams to test their effectiveness in weight loss. The Acqueous Emollient Cream helped readers lose the most inches overall, proving that you don’t have to pay thousands for effective slimming creams. Incredible!
Available from independent pharmacies.
Now, you may be a little wary of this at first but… it really works! Create an instant lift with a vibrating skin care tool that rubs in your moisturiser. It smoothes out the skin’s surface and creates a natural lift by stimulating the skin over 2 minutes. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while making eyebrows and cheekbones appear lifted.
Available from Selfridges
We love the ultraviolet colour – it’s one of our beauty bets buys because it’s easy to apply, being fast to dry but not to chip.
An essential for when you’re having a nail art nightmare! The Nail Corrector Pen touches up those mistakes and leaves nails looking flawless.
With their biggest brush yet, you’ll avoid the clumps and the smudge that ruin every morning with make-up.
latest addition to the anti-ageing cult skincare revolution. Already an award winning product in Japan, the two-part, multi-direction face mask delivers intense moisture and helps to improve skin firmness and elasticity.
Try the new powerhouse range of Neutrogena products that aim to tackle two common skin complaints in one – enlarged pores and shiny skin! Plus it smells of tangerine and lime, yum.
In 6 NEW Shiseido shades of Lacquer Rouge, these glosess mean you’re just one lick away from perfect lips. They drench the lips in high-shine colour tand the colour really stays.
Cream blushes are best for highlighting the contours of the face because, unlike a powder they create shine where the light falls. Hello cheekbones!
The UK’s No.1 best-selling mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Their specially designed brush will reveal the lashes you never knew you had!
Apply a size size hair before a blow dry for a big hair day. It maintains hold without any of the stickiness or greasy looks.
Enhance the look of your foundation by adding a light of the NARS Ligh Reflecting Setting Power. It will reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles to give you an even finish.
Still our favourite complexion perfector – it’s makes the 50 best beauty buys because there’s just nothing better!
Massage in a little after sun when you’re away – it’s not just for damaged skin, it’s really good for making your tan last longer and stay a bit stronger while it’s there.
The new formula of eye pencil has a highly pigmented colour for maximum impact on the skin without layering. They maintain a smooth nib so that you can glide delicately across the skin and create perfect lines.
Spots can happen to us at any age – the best way to beat them is by cleansing effectively. CLEAN & CLEAR® Advantage Clear & Soothe wash contains soothing aloe vera as well as spot fighting salicylic acid.
Decleor have re-launched their best selling range Hydra Floral which is now 24 hour moisturisation. Their first BB cream for the Hydra Floral range protects the skin from the sun, evens out complexion and gets rid of blemishes.
This is a longlasting mascara, which you can really rely on. Use it for a full 8-hour shift and leave it still ready to go!
Amplify your manicure with a combined colour base coat, and special effect top coat. Experiment with nail effects by wearing the two colours alone or layered together for a metallic finish. It’s a complete nail kit in one.
Pop a handy mini perfume roll-on in your handbag to keep you sweet smelling all day. It’s not a beauty myth that we can’t smell our own perfume so that means we also can’t tell when we stopped smelling so fabulous. Collect all seven moods, in Grumpy, Lazy, Moody, Wild, Knackered, Horny, and Gorgeous.
Create luminous skin by creating an even skin tone. This little tool will even out dark eye back and red blotchiness so that you’re all one colour again!
Dust this soft bronze powder over your complexion for a healthy, natural looking “tan” year-round. No tanning bed necessary! Complete with soft, natural-bristle cheek brush. It’s pure colour with no sparkle and no shine.
Fan out your lashes to create volume in every direction – the fine bristles reach to every lash for a perfect fine baby doll lash.
We like a floral scent with hints of fruit! Make summer last longer with a scent that screams festivals and holidays. Oh, nostalgia.
Everybody’s beauty favourite, for concealing facial imperfections. Create flawless coverage with a brand you can trust.
A floral, fruity amber fragrance that is bright, fresh and joyful. Perfect for those sultry, warm summer days in the city, just one spritz of ZENSUN will instantly uplift your mood.
By combining a cream and an oil, the Aveeno moisturiser is particularly effective at maintaining the skin’s optimum moitsure balance and repairing dry skin. Plus it smells pretty gorge.
Don’t let poor coverage catch you out – Shiseido?s SuperVeil-UV360TM has been created to spread evenly over an uneven skin surface, for a total 360-degree fight against sun damage.
Ultra volume and length for maximum impact with 2-in-1 brush. Apply with the bristles to build volume and then use the integral comb to separate and define.
CC creams are lighter than foundation – they create a light coverage on the skin’s surface to even out the yellowy pigments but they’re also buildable so that you can wear bronzer and blusher without the pores feeling blocked.
A truly sensation powder blusher which is extremely blendable, offers a creamy soft texture and adds a touch of shine to brighten up your skin. Sweep over your cheeks for a silky smooth translucent finish or build for a more intense colour.
Apply a thin layer to cleansed skin and massage on. The Decleor Aroma Solutions Energising Gel will give your skin an uplifting feeling, leaving it revitalised.
Lipstick, gloss or balm? Now you don?t have to choose with the 3-in-1 Autograph Ultra Shine Twist-Up Lip Colour. These multitasking crayons give lips colour, shine and moisture all in one easy-to-use application. But that?s not the only twist; by turning the base of these lip colours up and down means that they never need sharpening! Available in eight gorgeous shades: Plum Shine, Rose Shine, Apricot, Strawberry, Damson, Peach, Sugar Pink and Nude.
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An impeccable healthy glow is now achievable without an abundance of lotions and potions! Bringing award- winning skincare expertise to a new generation of beauty perfectors, Shiseido offers high performance skincare results in one clever, complexion enhancing cream. Complete with a trio of actives that work to protect and cocoon the skin, Perfect Hydrating BB Cream offers a fuss free approach to improving the skin long-term, whilst perfecting it in an instant!
With a super-fine nib, you’ll be able to create amazing shapes and fabulous lines with extra precision. No more smudging or uneven eyes, you can create exactly the look you want with this liner.
A limited edition face palette containing 12 beautiful eyeshadows, 8 lip colours and 2 duo powder blushers in sophisticated shades.
Create a great base for all day make-up. You’ll get even coverage and long-lasting colour.