• Max Factor foundation

    Max Factor FaceFinity Compact

    January 21, 2018

    Max Factor FaceFinity Compact (£10.99) is an updated version of Max Factor’s hugely popular powder foundation which has been around for a few years. Packaged in a very slim compact, Max Factor FaceFinity Compact contains high levels…

  • e.l.f. hydrating mask

    e.l.f. Hydrating Gel Mask

    January 11, 2018

    e.l.f. Hydrating Gel Mask (£13) comes from the comprehensive skincare collection launched by the American beauty company e.l.f. late last year, and is a little more expensive than most of their offerings, though half the price…

  • The Body Shop Drops of Youth eye cream

    The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Eye Mask

    January 5, 2018

    Well, it looks like The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Eye Mask (£18; available January 16) is my first must-have beauty buy of 2018… Part of The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth range, which (and I hadn’t…

  • RImmel Wonderfully Real mascara

    Rimmel Wonderfully Real Mascara in Extra Black

    January 3, 2018

    Och, I really hoped that things would work out between Rimmel Wonderfully Real Mascara in Extra Black (£7.99) and me. After all, it does a very impressive job of beefing up lashes and making them look…

  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lash mascara

    Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lash Multi Effects Mascara

    December 18, 2017

    If there’s one beauty brand that knows how to do mascaras, it’s Estée Lauder … I long since lost count of how many Lauder mascaras I’ve tried during my 20-odd years as a beauty writer; one that…

  • Rimmel Wing It eyeliner

    Rimmel Wonder Wing Liner

    December 17, 2017

    It’s taken me a while to get round to trying out Rimmel Wonder Wing Liner (£5.99), which came out a few months ago. Why? Because it’s a liquid eyeliner with a felt tip pen nib – which…

  • Fenty Beauty Multi Stick

    Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

    December 14, 2017

    Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick (£21) is one of the core products in the new make-up line which pop diva Rihanna launched amidst an international frenzy of excitement earlier this winter. After all the hype, I was…

  • Bobbi Brown Lip Crush 1

    Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color

    December 1, 2017

    Ooh, Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color (£24) is one of the prettiest lipsticks I’ve seen in a long while. Just look at the black tube with its chic stripe in the same colour as the stick it contains.…

  • Estee Lauder ANC eye cream

    Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix

    November 28, 2017

    Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix (£49) is probably one of my favourite skincare products of the year. The latest addition to the longrunning Advanced Night Repair collection – which started with just the…