THE BUYERS' FACE + BODY PICKS
By Ebony-Renee Baker, 24 May 2020
Frankie, Assistant Buyer
For me, lockdown has been a great opportunity to experiment with new make-up and hair looks. Whether that’s perfecting that perfect cat-eye or bleaching my hair, I’ve had a go at it all. 🤩 This Glide Hot Brush from ghd has come in handy for trying new styles. Serving you dual action ceramic technology, the brush’s heated irons eliminate frizz and straighten in just a few strokes – making it one of the easiest hair tools out there, IMO! And it’s perfect for day-two hair, when you need a little something extra.
Joanna, Assistant Buyer
Right now, I’m finding myself drawn to beauty products that are a joyful experience to use. I don’t want to waste time on anything long-winded – that’s why I LOVE the Glow Figure range from Coco & Eve, especially the Body Moisture Whip. It’s a soft, buttery moisturiser that sinks in and feels incredibly luxurious. Plus, it smells of dragonfruit and lychee, which instantly transports you to a hammock on the beach, sipping a cocktail and listening to the waves 🧘♀
Polly, Assistant Buyer
If I could only use one product for the rest of my life, it would be this! These self-tan drops instantly hydrate your skin *and* create this soft, illuminating glow. It's packed with raspberry-seed oil, vitamin E and aloe vera to help soothe and smooth the skin – so it’s skincare and tanning, all in one. I usually add a few drops to my morning (and evening) moisturiser, which slowly develops throughout the day. My absolute go-to tanning product 💯
Zoshia, Buyers Assistant
When I’m struggling with dry, tired, stressed-out skin, this is the first product that comes to mind to tackle it – and get instant results. 🧖♀ This transforming clay mud-mask offers an intense exfoliation for softer, smoother skin, minimising fine lines and improving the skin's texture. It also has natural clays in it to brighten and remove impurities without lifting the skin's essential oils. I just apply a thin layer to clean skin and wait for 10 minutes (I always feel it working!). Then I remove it – using circular motions so that the volcanic pumice rock exfoliates those dead-skin cells away. Voila: glowing skin!
Inca, Senior Buyers Assistant
I’m always excited to discover new base products, cos I think they’re the most important step for getting that lit-from-within radiance. If you’ve ever wanted a lightweight, dewy, moisturising foundation WITH skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid and collagen, this SO up your street 👏👏👏 Get your desired coverage by building up this foundation for a full makeup look, or add a sheer layer just to even out your skin tone. This has been my go-to even at home – whether I throw on a small amount for my video meetings, or on the weekends when I want to jazz things up a bit and have a glam moment.