10 beauty editor-approved products you should own
Sometimes it’s hard to know which products are worth your beauty bucks, isn’t it? It always seems like there’s a mountain of products to choose from and a budget that doesn’t quite match up.
So, we’re here to make it easier for you to choose your beauty buys, so that you don’t find yourself buying the products you don’t need. Here at beautyheaven, we are sent a load of beauty products to test and play with every single day (it’s hard work, but someone has to do it!) and along the way we’ve grown particularly fond of a few favourites – products that we’ve loved enough to buy. Find out all about some of the very best…
“Every single time I wear the original Michael Kors scent I get a compliment. Guaranteed. I don’t know whether it’s the tuberose, apricot or dried fig in the mix, but it definitely has some pulling power – especially with the fellas. When I finally run out of my current bottle, I’ll be picking up the Gold Luxe edition. It smells just as amazing as the original – and hardly seems possible, but I’ve been getting even more compliments while wearing the newbie.” – bh’s Olivia
Honourable mention goes to: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche SkinScent
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, $60, 9663 4277
“My grandmother put me onto this iconic gem and I’ve never looked back. The dewy, peach-tinted lotion gives your skin all of the hydration it needs to keep your makeup clinging on all day long. It smells amazing and provides my skin with the most amazing dewy glow. It’s utter love.” – bh’s Olivia
Honourable mention goes to: Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm
“It's a fantastic gentle cleanser that effectively removes all makeup and impurities without leaving any residue or irritating my eyes. I especially love using it as a quick 'one-stop-shop' after a night out when I can't be bothered to cleanse with my everyday water-activated cleanser.“ – bh’s Deb
Honourable mention goes to: Shu Uemura Pore Refinist Foam Cleansing Water
“I've been using this duo for about a year now and my hair has never felt so soft and looked so healthy. Given the damage I inflict on my hair (blow-drying, straightening and balayage), I place a lot of importance on using products that'll keep my hair in shape - no matter the cost.” – bh’s Carli
Honourable mention goes to: KEVIN.MURPHY ANGEL.WASH and ANGEL.RINSE, $32.95 and $33.95, 1800 104 204
“This brush provides me with the most amazing, totally even colour on my cheeks. It’s not as big as your regular bronzer brush, but I find this allows me to build up the colour carefully instead of plodding on too much and having to put foundation over the top. Oh come on, you’ve done it too.” – bh’s Olivia
Honourable mention goes to: Artiste Bronzer Brush #20
“You’ve never experienced luxury until you’ve coated your skin in this little beauty. My skin isn’t in great need of lifting and firming, but it feels soft and supple and looks toned and the product itself is as pampering as you could possibly have at home. While it’s not the cheapest option, it’s most definitely a worthy investment.” - bh's Olivia
Honourable mention goes to: LonVitalité C3 Collagen Firming & Wrinkle Removing Red Wine Face Mask
Tom Ford Eye Defining Pencil, $75, www.tomford.com
“This gives just about the most perfect line you could ever hope for. It’s fluid, it doesn’t fade or go too watery. It stays perfect and is a pleasure to use each time I reach for it. I’ve never used anything so clever and handy in the quest for the perfect smoky eye.” – bh’s Olivia
Honourable mention goes to: L’Oréal Paris SuperLiner Perfect Slim Eyeliner
Aum Bio Nourishing Jojoba Oil
“This product always leaves my skin feeling hydrated and looking glowy, and sinks easily into my skin upon application.” – bh’s Cherie
Honourable mention goes to: Sanctuary Spa Therapists Secret Facial Oil
“Ask any Beauty Ed out there, this mascara has knocked the socks off most of them. I don’t know what it is about this product; the wand, the formula, I don’t know. It just makes your lashes look long and lifted and almost false-looking.” – bh’s Olivia
Honourable mention goes to: Avon Mega Effects Mascara
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Invisible Skin-Fusion Foundation, $72, 02 9695 5678
This dewy foundation provides me with just the right amount of coverage and a luscious, radiant sheen that lasts all day. People have actually commented on how radiant my skin looks while wearing this – and I have to say, it’s a nice boost for the old ego.” – bh’s Olivia
Honourable mention goes to: Natio Pure Mineral Foundation
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