Beauty box subscription services launched with a bang, but often leave subscribers disappointed and underwhelmed after only a few months. Latest In Beauty bucks the trend by bringing one-off boxes that are bursting with goodies, the contents of which are well publicised so there are no nasty surprises or disappointed recipients. They’ve teamed up with Glamour Magazine’s Beauty Editor yet again to bring an edit full of nine different products you really do need in your life; the contents include some of my favourite brands and must-have products, all for the bargain price of £16.95. Considering the products are worth over £86.00 if bought individually, this box is well worth ordering and treating yourself to ahead of the holiday season.
The contents include nine different products, handpicked by Glamour Magazine’s Beauty Director for being great value for money while still performing exceptionally well. Here’s a run-down: 1. Rimmel Sunshimmer BB Skin Perfector
A must-have for the summer months, this creamy formula adds a touch of colour to skin without an orange or streaky finish. It simultaneously perfects the skin, covering imperfections and giving the illusion of an even tan. I use this almost daily before ‘tanning season’ kicks in, as well as using it to top up my colour between spray tans.
2. Hawaiin Tropic Satin Protection SPF
Perfectly sized for holiday, this smells of coconut cocktails and long walks on the beach. It’s not too heavy and helps to hydrate skin while protecting it too. A great introduction to a fab SPF brand.
3. Magnifibres Lash Extender
A love it or hate it product, this can be added to lashes to build length using teeny tiny individual fibres. Your usual mascara can then be applied over the top, helping to create more length and volume without the need for false lashed. I personally don’t get on with this at all and always get fibres in my eye, but it’s incredibly popular with others!
4. Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquer
These nail polishes are really rich in colour and provide a superior quality finish, as well as a high shine result. The texture is relatively thin, preventing streaking or imperfections in the nail and allowing colour to be built up. Each box will contain a different colour selection.
5. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
A new one on me, this has cult status amongst beauty enthusiasts thanks to its rich texture and ability to remove even heavy makeup. It doesn’t strip the skin or leave it feeling dry, but helps to replenish moisture and leave your complexion feeling fab. Perfectly sized for weekends away too!
6. Bourjois Paris Cream Blush
Cream blushers are great for ‘no makeup’ days or when you want to acheive a more natural finish. This has a really light texture and can be buffed into skin to leave a delicate flush of colour. It’s super lightweight and the handy compact mirror means you can pop it in your bag for touch-ups.
7. Illamasqua Glamore Nude Lipstick
You’ll be one of the first people to get your hands on the new Illamasqua nude Glamore lipsticks if you buy one of these boxes, worth £18.50 alone. Available in seven new shades and offering an incredibly soft and moisturising texture, I love both the formulation and the colour result.
8. Toni & Guy Volume Sculpting Whip
Great for adding a touch of volume and sculpting hair (especially into styles away from the face when it starts to get hot,) this whipped formula is suprisingly light and not too sticky. A favourite of stylists and totally unisex, this would save a lot of room in your hand luggage.
9. Velvotan Tanning Mitt
Achieve a flawless finish with this handy tanning mitt from Velvotan, allowing you to apply and buff colour into skin without getting it all over your hands. (Orange mitts are not on-trend.) I’ve got a tonne of these and love them, especially as you can wash away the tan from the surface and re-use as many times as you like.
You can pick the Latest In Beauty Glamour Edit online now – but be quick, as there’s only a limited number of them available and no doubt they’ll be flying through letterboxes across the country.