Beauty Hyped-up products, tanning, Julia Roberts at 50
We put a bunch of celeb faves to the test to find out for ourselves!
La Mer Creme De La Mer $242
This iconic face cream has the cult following to end them all, and for good reason. It feels incredible, hydrates for hours and 30ml goes a long way. However, it’s not one-sizefits-all – ladies with oily-combination skin are likely to find it too heavy.
OPI Malaga Wine $19.95
This T is the perfect job-interview, wedding-guest w and d date-night shade. It’s smart, sophisticated, and flattering on every skin tone.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara $12.95
You don’t become an iconic mascara for nothing! Launched in 1971, this is still a weekday workhorse for dependable sting-free definition – and look at that price! – but if you’re after a fanned-out flutter, try a fibre-lash formula and a longer wand.
Clarins Beauty y Flash Balm $65
Yes, yes es and yes! Approximately 250 squillion uillion high-tech skin primers have hit t shelves since the dawn of this 50ml ml skin perfector, but in our humble opinion, it’s still the very best moisturiser-primer er-primer hybrid available, for instant t complexion correction.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat $68
This luminising ng emulsion has been hyped for years. years It makes a lovely vely highlighter for th the forehead, bridge of the th nose and chin, chi and is ideal for a hydrating touch-up, but bu if you’re a coverage queen out to hide dark circles or redness, r add a serious concealer to your arsenal, too.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray $63
Oribe O haircare only launched in 2008, 2 but given it was founded by b fashion’s hair maestro himself – Oribe Canales – it’s been an instant in hit. If your hair is naturally fine fi and flat, it will bring your mane m the runway texture of your dreams. d If your hair’s damaged or naturally n coarse, don’t bother – there’s th a fine line between gritty and a bird’s nest!
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream $28
The 50ml multi-purpose skin soother has become one of those inflight beauty essentials every model swears by for chapped skin – be it lips, hands or face. The best part about it is the tube – it never leaks, making it a very good travel companion. As for the formula, it feels luxurious, but we’ve tried other skin salves that are more hydrating.
Nars Blush in Orgasm $44
This gold shimmer-flecked blush is the goods. The tone is flattering for all, and the powder texture is very blendable. It’s kind of exxy for a blush, but it lasts forever and is the ideal handbag bag size. siz
Dior Lip Scrub $49
Fact: Everybody loves a lip scrub. They taste like lollies (because sugar granules do the scrubbing), they leave your lips silky smooth and this one – while pricey – offers a natural tint, so think of it as a 2-in-1. Practical packaging means no sticky fingers either.