There’s always something new to enjoy in the beauty world; there’s always something to lust after come payday or get excited about when it finally lands on your doorstep. As consumers we’re programmed to want the newest and the best, often never being fully satisfied with the products we use daily as the thought of something even better being potentially around the corner is oh so tempting. More than most, I often find myself swept up in the whirlwind of new launches and products that claim to offer the world in a pot – but sometimes those I reach for every day and offer understated satisfaction are the ones I feel genuinely devastated when I use up. I’ve been loathe to continually change up my routine over the last few months and instead have focused on using the products that I love and work for me, but the downside is I’m always gutted when they run out. These are the eight that have recently been loved to the last drop – and I know I’d re-buy again in a heartbeat.
No7 Laboratories Line Corrector Booster Serum (£38.00)
A targeted skincare solution that’s both non-invasive and fast acting,
it’s the most concentrated formula to date that’s been designed to be
applied directly to lines, wrinkles and areas that need specific
support. This has single-handedly reduced one prominent wrinkle on my forehead so that it’s now practically invisible, reducing my anxieties and proving that this is one product I always need in my repertoire. I wrote up my full thoughts after a few weeks of trying it here, but suffice to say I’ve used it to the very last drop and have continued to see hugely positive results. I almost sobbed when I realised I’d used the very last of it (damn you packaging!) but I know it works, so I’ll be out stocking up as soon as I have a moment to do so.
Vichy Purete Thermale Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover (£11.00)
One of those products you have lingering about for ages before you actually start using it properly, this has been a daily go-to for removing heavy eye makeup after cleansing – because no matter what I do my usual oils and balms never remove every last trace. This effortlessly removes build-up without irritating eyes or being greasy, reducing itching I sometimes experience because my mascara is still lingering on my lashes when I get to bed. No scrubbing, no rubbing, just easy removal of every last trace of eye makeup.
The Beauty Kitchen 60 Second Manicure (£14.99)
Honestly one of those products I’ve tried to make last as long as possible, this is a miracle in a little glass pot. The beautifully handcrafted scrub features sea plankton, Himalayan salt and essential oils to scrub away dull bits while leaving skin and nails super shiny and soft; every time my hands are looking a bit knackered I turn to this, and it delivers every single time. I’m not sure what magic they sprinkle on top, but it leaves my hands feeling great in less than a minute.
Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil (£20.00)
Brows are a big part of my morning routine, mainly because I don’t really have any – they’re semi-perminently tattooed onto my skin, thanks to hair that just doesn’t seem to grow in the right places. Despite the tattoo, I still need to fill in and top-up my colour every day (it starts to fade after about twelve months) and this pencil has been a pleasure to use. It’s precise, pigmented, long-lasting and not at all scratchy – the spoolie end allows me to style my brows, while the pencil fills in and shapes the overall look. When I turned the end and discovered it was on its last legs I felt genuine sadness.
Antipodes Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator (£16.45)
not a product that’s in any way revolutionary, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed
using this super delicate exfoliating cream a couple of times a week;
it’s not at all scratchy or overly coarse, instead providing a really
gentle experience that buffs skin without leaving it feeling dry or
irritated. I found myself reaching for it in the shower and taking my
time to massage it in while my conditioner got to work, and my skin was
thankful. One of those core products you know you’ll keep going back to.
IT Cosmetics CC+ Colour Correcting Full Coverage Cream (£30.00)
I’ve written about my love for this before (read the full review here) but that hasn’t waned – if anything, it’s become even more intense. This provides me with the perfect everyday base, minimising imperfections and increasing radiance, alongside a good level of sun protection (SPF50) so there’s nothing not to love. I adore the texture and the fact I only need a couple of pumps for my whole face, plus it doesn’t budge or crease throughout the day; it’s literally my perfect base, so I’m so glad I’ve got a backup already ready and waiting now I’ve got to the end of this tube! It could’ve been panic stations.
Murad City Skin Age Defense SPF50 (£45.00)
You know how important I feel using SPF every day is to protect your skin from premature ageing (read my post here to understand why!) and this has been my go-to for quite some time. The super lightweight and tinted formula is perfect for using over skincare and under makeup, plus the bottle lasts an absolute age – you need only a small amount every day, so the high price tag starts to make it a little more palatable. I’ve used this religiously to transition from winter to summer and honestly don’t think I’ve enjoyed using another SPF quite as much in a long time.
Rimmel London Radiance Brick (£5.99)
Sometimes the budget finds are the best, and this super cheap bronzing brick from Rimmel is one of my faves. I find the colour a lot more suited to my pale complexion (it’s not at all orange) and the texture ensures it’s easy to buff into skin to create a natural bronzed finish. Unlike other bronzers it doesn’t have an issue sitting on top of my base, or mixing with a translucent powder – plus the slightly shimmering finish adds a touch of radiance every day. Other bronzers may come and go, but this purse friendly version will be a long term lover.
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