With temperatures dropping and wind speeds picking up, your skin can suffer greatly. November should be a time for decorating your face with glitter and sparkles, not trying to combat chapped lips - that’s why we’ve complied a guide to some of the best beauty buys we’ve been using this month to ensure your skin is left smooth, your lips kissable and your eyes glistening!
Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser
Infused with charcoal which pulls the dirt out of your pores, this cleanser works wonders on your skin. It leaves your pores completely clear and skin smelling great, and, unlike many other cleansers it doesn’t dry your skin out. It’s well worth the £4.99 from Boots.
Clinique Chubby Sticks
In the year when everyone began contouring their face, we saw a surge in various highlighting and bronzing products. From paint pots to powders, it can be difficult knowing which product to buy to give you the ultimate chiseled-cheekbone look. Welcome the Highlighting and Contouring chubby sticks from Clinique! At £19 each they are at the higher end of the market, but the creamy balm is very easy to apply and long-lasting, making them an investment worth making. Available here.
Naked Smokey Palette
Nail the smokey every time with this new Smokey Eye palette from Urban Decay, the masters of eyeshadow creation. Packed with 12 shades of sultry, smokey neutrals, including warm bronzes and glistening silvers, the palette provides you with endless combinations for the perfect festive eye makeup. At £38, it may be something you want to add to your christmas list rather than buy for yourself! Buy it now here.
L'Oreal Paris Skin Perfection Micellar Water
Micellar water is the perfect go-to makeup removal product for when you can’t be bothered for a full cleanse. The tiny oil molecules attract and remove dirt without the need to rinse, thereby acting as a makeup remover, cleanser and toner in one. For a bank account friendly option, check out this Micellar water from L’Oreal at just £3.33 from Boots.
Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream
The perfect aid to dry skin and chapped lips this winter has to be the Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream, which literally is for all purposes. Made from beeswax and other natural ingredients, this product can be lathered into your skin as a moisturiser or primer, dabbed onto cheekbones to act as a highlighter or even smoothed into hair to tame frizz. Although it may be at the more expensive end of the market at £29, it replaces the need for a whole host of other products, making it well worth splashing out on. Get it now.
Bright Here Bright Now Energy Balm
What with working long hours into the darkness and fitting in Christmas parties and nights out, your skin can really take a beating this time of the year. For a revitalising boost, why not try this Bright Here Bright Now Energy Balm from Soap & Glory, a face firming, skin brightening balm that will leave your skin feeling plump and fresh. Available here.
Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel
These nail colours provide the perfect finishing touch to any winter look. The easy two-step system, including a diamond top coat, provides a flawless, long-lasting finish for just £6.99. We’re loving the colours ‘Hold Em’ and ‘Queen Of Hearts’. Get them now.