Who says a designer fix has to involve dropping four figures on a handbag? If you’re in the mood to treat yourself then why not get a hit of luxury in the form of designer beauty. I know one of my all time fave additions to my makeup bag is Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation and Chanel’s Vitalumiere – it’s a designer hit minus the big dent on the credit card, and hey, it’s great cost per wear as they’re both definitely something I use on an almost daily basis.
Designers such as Givenchy, Burberry and Tom Ford have distilled their chic aesthetic into quality beauty ranges that look pretty fabulous, too (in this instance you can totally judge a book by it’s cover). With each brand expanding into everything from lipsticks to eye shadows, I’ve picked out a few of my faves for a beauty hit that will definitely dial up the glamour…
My beauty kit is always changing as I love trying new products but there are certain essentials that are always a constant, so much so that I actually finish them quite often. I’m the kind of person who will often have a variety of different products in my bathroom cabinet but they’re not always so special that I’ll actually end up finishing every last drop. These products however, are my favourite go-tos and are the ones I end up having to replace time and time again.
I don’t keep mascara for more than a couple of months as I’ve heard it’s not very hygienic to hang onto it for a long time but if there’s one type I always use it’s ModelCo’s LashXtend mascara. I’m a big fan of ModelCo’s mascara as it’s not too expensive but achieves a really great finish.
My lips tend to get quite dry so I always have a tube of paw paw ointment in my bag. I tend to apply it multiple times a day so I always end up finishing it as I’ve always found it to be a really effective moisturiser.
Like most women, I love trying new beauty products. The products that I’ve fallen in love with have all found a permanent home in my makeup bag. Over the years I’ve also picked up a few beauty product recommendations from makeup artists I’ve worked with and these have made their way into my beauty collection. I like to be out the door quite quickly (plus being a mum I don’t have all that much spare time to spend doing my makeup these days!) so I’ve edited down my collection to these must-haves…
Witchery has just launched their first beauty line and it’s every bit as wearable and on trend as their fashion line. It’s got every facet of your beauty wardrobe covered from bright gel polishes (how amazing is the colour above?) to lip glosses in all manner of berry shades and a liquid eyeliner that’s sure to come in handy with many a cat eye look to come. And the best bit? It’s not outrageously priced so you can stock up! Here are just some of my favourites from the range.