OK, so we made a little beauty resolution back in January not to crack open any new makeup until we’d used up what we’d already got. But when this much good stuff swings by the DARE desk every day, can you blame us for giving it a whirl? Here are the top five buys that have found their way into our beauty bags. Be prepared for your purse to take a pounding.
Flower Beauty Supernova Celestial Skin Elixir Primer
From the moment Drew Barrymore dotted this onto the back of our hand when we interviewed her recently, we knew we were onto a winner. Not only does the lightweight liquid instantly sink into bare skin, giving you a glow you wish you’d been born with, but you can also mix it with your foundation or press it on over your base in the middle of the day to reset your makeup and give it more mileage. Try it. You won’t look back.
Ardell Double Up Volumizing Mascara
When we heard that Ardell, masters of the false lash, had launched makeup, we knew it was gonna be gooooood. This little mascara lengthens, thickens and colours lashes soot-black, giving the effect of falsies without the faff of dealing with lash glue.
Lottie London Lacquer
Unicorn nails are here to stay, and these little lacquers, which landed on our desk this week, are the purse-friendly way to get the look without shelling out for a shellac manicure at your local salon. Just a couple of coats delivered a high-shine, super-glossy finish, which stayed chip-free for five days.
Pop Beauty Pow Wow Powder Blush Palette in Rocking Rouge
It’s not often that a brand gets us with the packaging and the pro-standard formula, but Pop Beauty has managed it with its pigment-rich range. Our star buy? The quad palettes, which are spot on for bronzing or faking a flush, thanks to a mix-and-match foursome that suits all skin tones.
Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint
While we love the look of lipstick, sometimes it takes just a little too much upkeep for every day, particularly when we have a tea habit that we can’t kick. The solution? These clever, no-mirror-needed coloured lip tints from Revlon. A quick click, click, click and they deliver non-sticky, hydrating colour that lasts for hours.