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In celebration of Marie Claire’s annual Beauty Awards, we’ve picked our favourite beauty products from Fabled by Marie Claire this month.
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No more arm ache juggling different brushes and shades of eyeshadow to create the perfect smoky eye. This modern update is the definition of effortless: the pen-like tip sculpts the socket-line and rings around the eye to add depth. Plus it’s so easy to master you can do it on the bus.
Prepare for perfect skin – in a drop. Use the pearlescent highlighting shades alone for skin that looks so dewy it’s as if you’ve just stepped out of the bath. Or mix a few drops of the liquid bronzer in with your favourite foundation or moisturiser for a sun-kissed tint. Then Instagram to your heart’s content.
We’ve become switched on to matcha tea (FYI turbo-charged green tea) for our health, now prepare to become addicted to its glow-boosting powers in a face mask, too. Here the effervescent formula lifts away impurities and infuses skin with pollution-fighting antioxidants – all while you breathe in the herbaceous calming scent.
Look no further than this mascara on days when you want a) seriously fluttery lashes in the blink of an eye and b) the blackest of black shades. The jumbo brush fans out and pushes lashes up for a curl that lasts up to 8 hours while the carbon-black formula instantly thickens. One word: dramatic.
YSL Vernis a Levres Vinyl Cream Liquid Lipstick, £23.40
The equivalent of a deep-cleansing spa treatment, this oil glides over the skin before transforming into a milk and infusing skin with the uplifting scent of lavender and tangerine. Perfect for lifting your skin and spirits after a long day in the office.
A moisturiser and primer in one, this is like an eraser for pores, blemishes and shiny T-Zones. As well as lightly hydrating skin, this day cream settles down to a matte finish that’s perfect alone or under foundation.
Skincare meets make-up in this new gen long-wear foundation. Containing the brand’s famous Miracle Broth to plump and soothe skin, the formula also uses ground-breaking technology to ensure the colour stays true, even in humidity when most traditional foundations start to look muddy.
Beige doesn’t have to be boring. The rainbow of 12 pared-back shades in this palette flits from cool to warm and from moody neutrals such as eggplant to tawny office-appropriate hues that make your eyes pop just that little bit more. You’ll use every single shade – trust us on this one.
Depending on whether you’re having a good skin day or not, you can go for fuller coverage with this foundation or simply sweep on a sheer veil. Either way, the transparent blurring powders in the formula diffuse light so any imperfections are less obvious and the finish you get is shine-free (but in a good way, so it doesn’t feel chalky on your skin).