20 Best Beauty Buys

It's our 20th Anniversary so Vic Black gives her platinum seal of approval to the 20 best beauty products to have ever landed on our desks

Teint Couture Shimmer Powder in Rose, Givenchy - 20 Best Beauty Buys

1. The Powder

Teint Couture Shimmer Powder in Rose, £33
Givenchy
Aside from its superlative quality, Givenchy is on our list because every single item is just so utterly beautiful.

Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick in Sandy Pink, Clarins - 20 Best Beauty Buys

2. The Lipstick

Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick in Sandy Pink, £22
Clarins
This lipstick has a new matte finish, but the same super hydrating formula we love and 20 shades to choose from.

Eight Hour Cream, Elizabeth Arden - 20 Best Beauty Buys

3. The Skin Protectant

Eight Hour Cream, £28
Elizabeth Arden
This balm is an all-rounder for lips, elbows and well, anywhere you fancy really.

Hydration Shampoo, Rahua - 20 Best Beauty Buys

4. The Shampoo

Hydration Shampoo, £32
Rahua
Rahua products contain oil from the bean of the same name found deep in the Amazon rain forest.

Daily Microfoliant, Dermalogica - 20 Best Beauty Buys

5. The Microfoliant

Daily Microfoliant, £49.50
Dermalogica
Exfoliating with a gentle product allows your oils and moisturisers to reach deep into your skin where they can get to work.

Rich Eye Zone Care Pack, DHC - 20 Best Beauty Buys

6. The Eye Mask

Rich Eye Zone Care Pack
DHC
Tired eyes are a thing of the past with these – have them on hand in case of pre-wedding sleepless nights.

Renergie Multi-Glow, Lancome - 20 Best Beauty Buys

7. The Cream

Renergie Multi-Glow, £64
Lancome
This product has a fabulous texture that is nourishing and sinks deep into the skin and revives the skin’s rosy glow.

Sunleya Age Minimizing After Sun Care, Sisley - 20 Best Beauty Buys

8. The Sun Care

Sunleya Age Minimizing After Sun Care, £155
Sisley
Sisley uses botanicals that are good for you and the environment keeping harmful ingredients out of sun lotions.

Carrot Butter Cleanser, The Organic Pharmacy - 20 Best Beauty Buys

9. The Butter

Carrot Butter Cleanser, £43
The Organic Pharmacy
This cleanser melts on contact with the skin and contains shea butter, marigold and carrot.

10. The Eye Serum

Retinol Rescue Eye Serum, £80
Clark’s Botanicals
It contains a trio of ingredients that are released over time leaving eyes firmer and with fewer fine lines.

Intensive Hydra-Lifting Cream, Omorovicza - 20 Best Beauty Buys

11. The Lifting Cream

Intensive Hydra-Lifting Cream, £130
Omorovicza
Harnessing the healing powers of Hungary’s thermal baths, this rose-scented cream is intensely moisturising.

The Moisturizing Soft Cream, Creme de La Mer - 20 Best Beauty Buys

12. The Cream

The Moisturizing Soft Cream, £120 for 30ml
Creme de La Mer
This classic is worth every penny and ideal if you have sensitive skin.

Volume Effet Faux Cils The Curler, Yves Saint Laurent - 20 Best Beauty Buys

13. The Mascara

Volume Effet Faux Cils The Curler, £26
Yves Saint Laurent
This two-in-one wand gives instant lift for beautiful wide-awake eyes for your wedding photos.

Himalyan Healing Salts, Mauli - 20 Best Beauty Buys

14. The Bath Salts

Himalyan Healing Salts, £42
Mauli
These bath salts are blended with 13 therapeutic oils along with powdered rose quartz crystals to bring a sense of calm to your bath.

Skin Nourish Mask, Bobbi Brown - 20 Best Beauty Buys

15. The Skin Treatment

Skin Nourish Mask, £34
Bobbi Brown
Thick and creamy, this contains coral grass and green algae. Use three times a week for plumped up, peachy skin.

La Palette 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow, Guerlain - 20 Best Beauty Buys

16. The Eye Palette

La Palette 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow, £44.50
Guerlain
High concentrations of pigments and finely milled ingredients mean Guerlain’s shadows glide on and stay put.

Acai Body Power Cream, Sol de Janeiro - 20 Best Beauty Buys

17. The Body Cream

Acai Body Power Cream, £18
Sol de Janeiro
Skin feels silkier after using this cream and we love the soft sheen it leaves too.

Pomegranate & Cassis Elasticizer, Philip Kingsley - 20 Best Beauty Buys

18. The Hair Treatment

Pomegranate & Cassis Elasticizer, £34
Philip Kingsley
For restoring bounce, shine and strength to hair you can’t beat this product.

Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum for Face & Body, Fake Bake - 20 Best Beauty Buys

19. The Fake Tan

Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum for Face & Body, £30
Fake Bake
Tanning products can often dry out the skin, but Fake Bake packs its products with super-hydrating coconut oil and hyaluronic acid.

Advanced Night Repair, Estee Lauder - 20 Best Beauty Buys

20. The Night Oil

Advanced Night Repair, £55 for 30ml
Estee Lauder
If you don’t know about this skin-repairing miracle-in-a-bottle, where have you been? We never stop raving about it!

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