When it comes to beauty products, there is nothing I love more than a good multitasker. As someone who has limited time to get ready, I am all over anything that can make my routine that bit quicker. If you are a hopeful minimalist and want to declutter your stash, these are the products for you.
If you are trying to save money by maximising the benefits you’re getting out of your products, these are for you and if you love a hard–working product then these are for you! All these products have a firm place on my shelf and I hope they inspire you to step up your beauty routine.
I use this in so many ways and will simply never be without it. As you can see it’s well-loved! This herbal scented, ointment like thick cream is a saviour for dry depleted skins, bringing life back into your face. It can be used as a primer, highlighter, eyelid sheen, brow tamer, lip balm, cleanser and my favourite, a foot and hand cream – the list goes on! It is on the heavy side but only a dab is needed and oh boy does it nourish and soothe. A little tip, warm between your fingertips first before applying. This is a must-have and one of those products I would want if stranded on a desert island. It’s available at Look Fantastic and most beauty retailers from £7.95.
This oil is summer in a bottle. Its famous scent is intoxicating, warm and slightly sweet, yet subtle at the same time. I just love the smell of this, I could literally bathe in it! It’s a dry oil that can be used as a body moisturiser, perfect for adding a slight sheen to your collarbones and chest area. It’s also wonderful as hair oil, just coat your ends in this and wrap up in a towel. Upon release, I can bet your tresses will look shinier, swisher and silkier! For an understated scent, I sometimes wear this alone instead of perfume. This can be purchased from many beauty retailers such as Cult Beauty from £18.50.
This brand has taken over my makeup bag! Natural makeup made easy. This creamy formula works brilliantly as a cheek and lip tint, it’s an absolute staple. Only a tiny bit is needed to perk up your skin as it is pigmented, as the name would suggest! I love the cool metal applicator, which allows for easy and controlled applications. It’s a worthy investment, lasts well on the skin and the intensity can be built up easily. It is a product I reach for daily. This can be purchased from SpaceNK for £30.
Another French pharmacy classic, this is very much held in high regard as being a cult product and for good reason. This cream soothes and protects, perfect for sensitive skins needing relief from irritation. This can be used as a body moisturiser, to calm razor burn, as a face cream after treatment or if you’re suffering from imbalance. If it’s good enough for Elle Mcpherson, then it’s good enough for me! It’s a favourite behind the scenes at fashion shows, where it’s used as an all–over multipurpose ointment and as a burns treatment. I’ve also heard it’s fantastic at treating hyperpigmentation, helping to fade those pesky scars left behind after a spot has exited the building. This is one you want in your stash and it can usually be found on Amazon for around £10.
This is an inexpensive, highly moisturising, water-based mist that can only be best described as a liquid comfort blanket on your skin. It hydrates beautifully, refreshes and soothes. I personally love layering this on in between my serums and I tend to reach for this throughout the day, ensuring I keep it by my desk for whenever I need a pick me up. It is also a fantastic setting spray after makeup and works wonderfully on a dry scalp as a toner to soothe flaking and itching. It comes in a huge 240ml bottle and can be bought from Urban Outfitters for £10.