On this page we’ll be keeping track of our all-time favourite beauty products, updating categories as new products come to the fore. We’ve scoured the high-street and beauty departments comparing everything from the cheap-and-cheerfully priced beauty wonders, through to the premium-priced, science-backed, high-end products.
This will be a continual work in progress so let us know what you think or if you have suggestions of things to try!
BEST MOISTURISER (DAY): Lancome Hyrda Zen NeuroCalm Day Cream
BEST MOISTURISER (NIGHT): L’Oreal Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate
BEST SERUM: All to play for – I’m not sold on any I’ve tried!
BEST LIP BALM: Carmex Original Tube
BEST EYE MAKE-UP REMOVER: Lancome Effacil
BEST FOUNDATION: Maybelline Dream Creamy Foundation (I’d even go so far to say that this is my all-time favourite beauty product – amazing!)
Update 04/2012 – MAC Face and Body Foundation in N2
BEST BRONZER: Bourjois Delice De Soleil Bronzing Powder
Update 06/2012 - I’m replacing this with Benefit’s Hoola bronzer, which is simply great.
BEST BLUSHER: (All to play for with this category I’m afraid!)
BEST CONCEALER: Nivea Perfect Cover Concealer (I can’t find this anywhere in the UK – I bought it in Dubai and it’s brilliant!)
BEST POWDER: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Pressed Powder
BEST HIGHLIGHTER: Revlon Skinlights (which I’m not sure even exists anymore? I’ve had mine for ages!)
Update on 16th March – sorry Revlon, you’re being bumped for Christian Dior DiorSkin Poudre Shimmer in Amber Diamond!
Update 05/2012 – I’m afraid Jemma Kidd’s All Over Radiance Creme trumps the lot in this catergory
BEST EYE LINER: L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza in black
BEST PRODUCT FOR BROWS: Soap and Glory Lid Stuff
BEST MASCARA: L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Fash Lash Effect in black – the product is best applied once eye lashes have been curled with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers
BEST LIPSTICK: GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick in 145 Shocking Coral
BEST BODY MOISTURISER: Nivea Firming Body Lotion Q10 Plus
BEST FACE, BODY AND HAIR OIL: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
BEST SHAMPOO: L’Oreal Elvive Full Restore 5 shampoo
BEST CONDITIONER: Kerastase Masque Nutridefense
BEST HAIR STYLING PRODUCT: Aussie Shine and Coloured Hair Protection Serum
Update 06/2012 – Morrocan Oil is fast becoming my new favourite hair product