Lizzy Deningmake up, skin, beauty

Which beauty products do the Yours team buy?

Lizzy Deningmake up, skin, beauty
Which beauty products do the Yours team buy?
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At Yours we’re in the lucky position of getting to try the latest make-up, skincare and other lotions and potions. But which products do we actually spend our hard-earned money on?

Beauty Editor’s picks

 

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Rimmel Kohl Kajal Eyel Pencil in Sable Brown, £2.99

Soft, easy to blend and the easiest way to define the eyes for a natural look. 

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Odylique Creamy Coconut Cleanser, £18/200ml

A creamy blend of extra virgin olive and coconut oils make this natural cleanser soothing and hydrating.

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Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF 30, £42/22ml

Instantly smooths the skin creating the perfect canvas for your foundation. It also contains a host of anti-ageing ingredients to firm and protect your skin and a handy SPF 30. I love this stuff. It’s pricey, but works.  

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Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo, £3.19/150ml

By far the best ‘purple’ shampoo out there. It works to neutralise yellow tones for blonde, grey and white hair.

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Batiste dry shampoo, £4.99/400ml

Because it works better than all the others and is cheap.

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Gosh My Favourite Mascara, £8.99

Is one of the best I’ve tried this year. It gives buildable coverage making my lashes look thicker and longer. It didn’t flake or smudge and is easy to remove.

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Eucerin Anti Age Elasticity + Filler Night Cream, £26/50ml

This is fairly new, but I really like it. It has a strong anti-ageing promise, delivering multiple anti-ageing benefits, including accelerated collagen renewal and plumper skin.     

 

Digital Editor’s picks

 

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Rimmel London Brow This Way Eyebrow Sculpting Kit, in Middle Brown, £4.99

I have very fair brows and I definitely benefit from some definition. The little brush means a much more natural finish than an eyebrow pencil, and this is much cheaper than similar rivals.

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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Facial Cleansing Oil, £7.99/192ml

This was a new launch this year and it’s one of the best – I’ve been buying it in bulk online as it always seems to sell out. It’s perfect for removing make-up (including eye make-up) without drying and works well on my combination, sensitive skin. Plus a little goes a long way. I recommend this to all of my friends!

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Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm, £3.99

These caused a shopping storm when they were finally released in the UK after proving popular in the USA. Their subtle tint means they are a great way of adding colour if you’re nervous of lipstick, and they are moisturising and affordable too.

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MOA Fortifying Green Bath Potion, £27.50/100ml

Yes it’s pricey, but I swear by this essential oil ‘potion’ as the perfect pick-me-up. I keep a bottle for whenever I’m struck down by a cold. Just a capful in the bath soothes aching joints, helps you breathe easy and feels like total luxury. Not one for everyday use, but an amazing treat – it also makes a wonderful gift. Oh, and I know you shouldn’t judge by packaging, but the bottle is gorgeous.

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Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask, £11/100ml

I’ve been using variations of this product for over a decade – because it works! If your skin feels irritated or like you’re about to get a spot, this will soothe and clear. Plus it’s self-heating so a nice one for winter days.

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Lush Big Shampoo, £6.95/130g

To be fair, I’d happily choose anything from the Lush range. I love all of their products and their eco-friendly ethos. But Big is probably my number one pick, just because it smells fresh and clean like a sea breeze, and is fab at adding volume to my fine hair. A close second is their Dragon’s Egg bath bomb (£3.95) which makes any bath a party.

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Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation, in Ivory Fair Believe In Me, £29/30ml

The best foundation for matching my slightly niche (pale but warm) skintone, this applies easily and is oil-free and has SPF 25 too.

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Chanel lipsticks, £28

If you are in my inner circle of friends, you might just find a little white box awaiting you on your birthday. Chanel is, of course, a total luxury – and everything from the design of the lipstick to the packaging it comes in makes you feel special. Naturally, the products are also very good. For friends, I rely on the subtle, suit-all Rouge Coco (they come out much more sheer than you’d expect) but for me (never a wallflower!) I’m all about Rouge Allure. Bold, colourful, fabulous.

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