Catriona Doherty showcases the best wallet-friendly beauty buys available to purchase on the high street
L’Oreal True Match Nude Tinted Serum, £13.99, Boots
Launched last autumn, L’Oreal’s True Match Nude Plumping Tinted Serum already has a cult following amongst bloggers, press and MUAs and you’ll be hearing a lot about this one in 2022. Combining the benefits of a skincare serum with the coverage of a foundation, the sheer, slightly dewy liquid is also infused with hyaluronic acid for a plump, hydrated finish.
Ciara Daly Diva Brow Collection, £16
One that has been around for a while, and for good reason, is Ciara Daly’s Diva Collection. The set contains the two tools needed to create perfectly polished brows. The double-ended brush has a spoolie to tame stray hairs, and a slanted end used to blend in brow product. The precision brush is used to apply colour in clean lines.
Wonder Rose Obsession, £12.99 from Zara
A fragrance that encapsulates ‘Oriental sensuality’, Wonder Rose Obsession has the fruity liqueur-like scent of lychees, blended with velvety rose and Tuberose (a night blooming flower), and woody undertones of amber and black vanilla. Priced at a reasonable £12.99 for 90ml, the Eau de Parfum makes a lovely addition to any dressing table.
Emma Hardie Hydrate & Protect Set, £32 from M&S
With a retail value of £68.50, the Hydrate and Protect Set is a bargain at only £32 from Marks & Spencer. The kit contains four travel-sized Emma Hardie bestsellers to cleanse, detox and moisturise the skin; the Midas Touch Revitalising Cream, Moringa Cleansing Balm, Protect and Prime moisturiser, the Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask and Dual Action Cleansing Cloth.
Prep + Perfect Mattifying Facial Setting Mist, £3 from Primark
Primark’s newest setting product, the Prep + Perfect Mattifying Setting Mist, is a makeup fixing spray that means business. The lightweight, shine-control product contains Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel extract to soothe the skin and reduce any irritation or dryness. The mist will be in store this month.
Kiko Milano Skin Trainer Cream, £15.99
Awarded Best Budget Moisturiser 2021 by Grazia, Kiko’s Skin Trainer Cream is a lightweight, gel-like formula that plums the skin and provides enduring hydration along with SPF15. The velvety texture smooths on easily and the name, Trainer Cream, is a nod to its purpose of ‘whipping the skin into shape’ to impede the signs of ageing.
Source of Nature Brightening Serum, £4 from Sainsbury’s Beauty
New from Sainsbury’s this month, is the Brightening Serum. Formulated with extracts of moisture-rich hibiscus and ginseng root, the vegan solution helps the skin to stay hydrated, while keeping dry, dull skin at bay. Ginseng root slows down the loss of collagen, helping the skin retain elasticity.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze, £23, Space NK
Anastasia’s brow products are renowned amongst make-up professionals for their long-lasting, polished-finished pomades use to fill in and detail brows, and their new Brow Freeze sold out immediately after its release earlier this year. Said to be their ‘strongest brow hold yet’ the clear styling wax lifts, tames and sculpts every hair in place for the feathered-looking brow you’ve always wanted.