No.1 brings you 10 lust-worthy beauty products your make-up bag NEEDS this autumn/winter:
COLOUR CORRECTION ON A BUDGET
This Colour Corrector Palette is the ultimate pro tool for achieving the perfect base – at an affordable price. Here’s a quick guide to what each colour does…
- Green: neutralises redness – ideal for concealing scars and blemishes.
- Lilac: Neutralises yellow – ideal for brightening sallow, dull complexions.
- Blue: Neutralises orange – ideal for neutralising freckles and hyperpigmentation.
- Rose: Adds radiance and brightens dark spots.
- Yellow: Neutralises purple – ideal for concealing veins and dark circles
- Orange: Neutralises blue – ideal for concealing dark circles on medium skin tones.
Colour Correcting Palette by Sleek, £7.99
WHENEVER WHEREVER FOUNDATION
As if we weren’t already obsessed enough with the Double Wear foundation for those occasions when we need full coverage, this new launch from Estée Lauder has us really excited. The foundation is easy to use as it has a built in cushion tip that dispenses the long wearing and hydrating foundation for you to apply onto your skin. Simply touch on the foundation using a gentle tapping motion, buff in circular movements and then blend to achieve the perfect nude look – it’s basically a second skin.
Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick by Estée Lauder, £28
BLUSH UP LOOK BRIGHT
Nars is known for its iconic blushers and this shade is a cult favourite. Add a natural, healthy looking colour that immediately brightens your complexion, by brushing on some of this product to the apples of your cheeks. Blush is the easiest way to give your make-up look a pick me up, and right now this Nars one is our go-to product. But we’re in good company, as actress Jennifer Lawrence says this is her red-carpet staple!
Blush in shade Orgasm by Nars, £23
SWITCH UP YOUR MASCARA
We’ve made no secret of our love for Benefit’s amazing Rollerlash mascara, but now, they’re launching it in a shade of brown just in time for the new season! The brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls, while the instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours. The brown shade is great for creating a softer look and perfect for those who want to achieve the ‘no make-up’ make-up vibe.
Rollerlash Mascara in Brown by Benefit, £19.50
MATTE LIPS ARE IN
Fall in love with a truly velvety finish. Revlon recently launched their Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor to give you the perfect matte lip at an affordable price. They’ve used high definition pigment and a moisturising formula to cushion your lips in vivid colour. Build up the coverage to suit your look, this darker shade is ideal for new season.
Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Infatuation by Revlon, £8.99
NO STRANGER TO A SMOKY EYE….
Now, darker shades of eye shadows for A/W won’t come as any surprise – it’s like suggesting florals for spring. But, instead of opting for blacks and greys, try out brown, bronze and beige tones for the autumn months. This Rosie Huntington-Whiteley palette combines all the shades you need to make it that little bit more versatile. And at only £18 from M&S, you can’t go wrong!
Eyeshadow Palette in Ballet Slipper by Rosie for Autograph at M&S, £18
THE ON-THE-GO SHIMMER STICK
Highlight instantly with this mistake-proof stick. Simply apply it on the areas you would apply your highlighter and then blend using either your fingers or a make-up brush/sponge. See below for your guide to highlighting/contouring…
Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick in Gold Light by Revlon, £9.99
WE’RE BIG FANS OF THE FAN BRUSH!
This brush is part of Spectrum’s ‘C’ range, which was specifically designed for contouring – it’s their largest face brush. Use the fanned bristles to apply highlighter or bronzer for contouring the face and collar bones. The soft rounded bristles ensure a light coverage which you can build for impact, or keep it light for a soft focus finish. And not to mention how pretty it’ll look in your make-up bag.
C01 Brush by Spectrum, £9.99
THE AMAZING APPLICATOR
This versatile beauty tool was designed with a revolutionary foam technology to evenly blend makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish.
Miracle Complexion Sponge by Real Techniques (pack of two), £9.99
AN ALTERNATIVE TO LIPPY…
This conditioning lip gloss formula offers the colour coverage of a lipstick, the soft shine of a lip gloss and the luxurious feel, and moisturisation-improving benefits of a lip balm. It really is an all-in-one lip gloss. Apply on clean, bare lips, or layer over lipstick for rich depth and extra bold colour.
Rich Colour Gloss in Pink Raspberry by Bobbi Brown, £19.50