In a world where a day doesn’t go by without a new beauty launch, it’s hard to know which ones do what they say on the tin. Luckily for you, an important part of our job is to put all these products to the test so we can tell you exactly what’s worth the dollar bill. You can thank us later…

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel

La Roche-Posay La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel 200ml £8.99 Buy Now

This cleansing facial wash works wonders whatever your skin type. It’s a non-comedogenic product, which means it’s been formulated to prevent pore clogging and won’t cause breakouts. It’s also free from parabens and soap, and will gently cleanse skin and eliminate impurities. If you suffer from sensitive skin, it’s a no-brainer.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Makeup Sponge

Real Techniques Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Makeup Sponge £5.99 Buy Now

We’re pretty sure these little sponges of goodness have a home in most makeup bags across the UK, but if you’re yet to get yours, here’s why you should. It’s a must-have tool that lets you flawlessly blend out your foundation. Simply run it under the tap (to stop it sucking up all your makeup) and dab your way to a flawless base.

NIP+FAB Foundation

Nip + Fab NIP+FAB Make Up Foundation 30ml 45 £12.95 Buy Now

This is hands down one of the best medium-coverage foundations on the market. We love the way it seamlessly blends into the skin without looking cakey and gives us the selfie-ready perfection we’re always lusting after. Buff this product into your skin for that #NoFilter finish. For more coverage, apply the product in thin, even layers until you’re happy with it.

Carmex Lip Balm Moisture Tube

Carmex Carmex Lip Balm Moisture Tube 10g £2.69 Buy Now

Having a Carmex on you at all times is a rule we should all live by, and if your lips are anything like ours, they’re still suffering from winter woes. Get this in your shopping basket asap to sooth and repair a dry pout. With moisturising, relieving and SPF lip powers, it’s no wonder this award-winning balm is a favourite with celebs and makeup artists all over the world.

B. Hydrated Hyaluronic Acid Spritz

B. B. Hydrated Hyaluronic Acid Spritz £7.99 Buy Now

This lil spritz should always be on hand to replenish the skin when it’s feeling fatigued. The hyaluronic acid will help your skin retain moisture, so whenever you need a hit of hydration, a spritz of this will do the trick. We say, keep one on your desk or in your bag for an instant refresh when your skin’s looking a little lacklustre.