Sigma brushes are my ultimate beauty tool. The quality is amazing and they last forever if you take care of them properly. My current fave and most recent addition is the 4DHD Kabuki. I hate getting make-up on my hands, which I’d usually do when applying concealer, but this brush fits perfectly in the hollow of my eyes and blends everything like a dream.
Every year, the cold hits my curls hard and I call out for a little beauty reinforcement – that’s where Sister & Co. Raw Coconut Drink comes into play on my dry locks. This miracle in a bottle uses a mix of oils to get hair back into the moisture club without that greasy after-effect *shudder*. Resist using your regular conditioner on this wash-out, though, to keep all that coconut goodness in.
As a seasoned nail biter, my hands have always been a bit of a state. But after I discovered this hand cream from The Chemistry Brand, my paws are finally on point. Although the bottle recommends using the cream once in the morning and evening, I tend to apply it whenever I notice my skin starting to get dry. The cream has a fresh citrus scent to it and its thick texture serves as proof that it’s a high-quality product – definitely my saviour when autumn/winter hits.
This highlighter gives a dreamy glow without that mid-party shine overload. The creamy texture is somehow matte and luminous at the same time and holds the glossiness in place. Top tip: when using the sponge, press lightly to avoid smudging your foundation and if you’re going barefaced with a touch of bronzer, try using the sponge more forcefully to buff and blend. Also, the sponge is the perfect size for smoothing any under-the-eye concealer.
I’m all about my mid-week mud mask. There’s something about smearing dirt on your face that makes you feel both like an Egyptian goddess and a kindergartener at the same time. This Pixi mask dries quickly and comes off easily, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.
I love, love, love this night cream. The rich texture really sinks in, leaving your skin feeling instantly moisturised, plump and super soft the next morning. It also means I’ve been able to swap out my day cream for a lighter mattifying one. It may not be cheap, but only a small amount is needed as it glides on easily. Also, the smell is everything.
As someone with pretty short lashes, the brush here is a dream: gripping each lash, lengthening and lifting without that nasty clumping you can get with other mascaras. Also, it sounds weird, but there’s a little spiky ball at the end of the applicator that makes it easy to apply to those hard-to-reach corner lashes. Pretty much all of my friends have at one point had this mascara in their make-up bags – it’s a cult product for a reason.