My Celebrity Life

I’ve Finally Organised My Beauty Cupboard — Here Are The Products I Swear By

I’ve spent a good portion of my career testing cult beauty products and there have been lots of hits (and a few significant misses) over the years. I love it, and it has given me access to products that quite literally do what they say on the tin. However, it has meant that I’ve never been a loyal customer and I’m always on the hunt for the next miracle product. Recently, I made the decision to scale back and fine-tune my skincare and makeup purchases. Ask my friends, it has led to me becoming a far more put-together person with a little more money in my pocket. What’s more, my beauty cabinet is no longer close to breaking point.

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From failsafe skincare to signature scents, I’ve found some products that seem have stood the test of time in my life.

While I’m certain this list will change as more exciting products are released, here are some of the products I swear by.

My Celebrity Life – Embryolisse LaitCrème Concentré Nourishing Moisturiser
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Nourishing Moisturiser

For me, moisturisers need to serve more than one purpose. Naturally, they should hydrate the skin but they also need to keep my face looking young like a newborn (I’m kidding). Embryolisse lait-cream is unassuming to look at but works overtime to create that coveted fresh, glowy skin. I carry a tube in my bag on a day to day basis (for when I’m bare-faced).

My Celebrity Life – La RochePosay Anthelios Ultra Hydrating Cream SPF 50+
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Hydrating Cream SPF 50+

Brown skin tones often struggle to find a sunscreen that doesn’t leave a grey cast over their face — ruining makeup and holiday photos as a result. La Roche Posay’s factor 50 is a great option. Regular use has helped with my hyper-pigmentation and it’s become a regular fixture in my daily skincare routine. Also zero white marks.

My Celebrity Life – Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum
Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum

I’m not one to wax lyrical about a product just because it’s considered “cult.” Yet Tata Harper’s rejuvenating face serum is worthy of the hype. It’s certainly not cheap but hardcore skincare enthusiasts know that the investment pays off.

My Celebrity Life – The Ordinary 100 PlantDerived Squalane
The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

I’m big on moisture and squalane is one ingredient that delivers. While The Ordinary products can seem a little daunting (so much jargon!), this oil is great for those who need a hydration boost.

My Celebrity Life – The INKEY List Salicylic Acid Cleanser
The INKEY List Salicylic Acid Cleanser

Admittedly this is new to my skincare line-up but so far, so great. If like me you suffer from an uneven skin tone, it may be worth considering Inkey’s Salicylic acid cleanser for your routine.

My Celebrity Life – Fresh Umbrian Clay Pore Purifying Face Mask
Fresh Umbrian Clay Pore Purifying Face Mask

I’ve been obsessed with clay masks since my oily-skinned teen years — for some reason they made me feel grown-up. As my skin has changed over the years, I only use a clay mask every two weeks or so. This purifying clay mask by Fresh isn’t too drying and my skin feels de-clogged and brighter after use.

My Celebrity Life – Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Salt Scrub
Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Salt Scrub

One of my favourite influencers recommended this scrub and, I concur, it’s fabulous. Sanctuary Salt Scrub is lightly scented and I recommend using it on your next pamper day and emerge from the bath silky and smooth.

My Celebrity Life – Glossier Futuredew
Glossier Futuredew

In my lifelong pursuit to become as dewy as possible, Glossier Future Dew is my saving grace. It’s excellent as a primer or as a natural highlight.

My Celebrity Life – Glossier Cloud Paint Duo
Glossier Cloud Paint Duo

I never thought I could achieve that “just been for a brisk walk” fresh-faced look until Glossier came along. Cloud Paint is a staple of mine. Sometimes I use it on my bare skin to liven my face up. Get creative and layer up the shades.

My Celebrity Life – Bobbi Brown Official Site Creamy Concealer Kit
Bobbi Brown – Official Site Creamy Concealer Kit

At 18, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer was my first ever serious beauty product purchase and still is one of the best matches for my skin. The creamy concealer is delicate for the under-eye area but also works overtime when concealing my dark circles.

My Celebrity Life – Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Spf 15
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Spf 15

A full-coverage foundation that actually looks like my skin? Tick.

My Celebrity Life – LOreal Paris Superliner Perfect Slim Eyeliner
L’Oreal Paris Superliner Perfect Slim Eyeliner

I’ve tried many liquid eyeliners over the years but I always return to L’Oréal Liquid Superliner. The nib is delicate enough to create a perfect super-fine cat-eye flick but isn’t difficult to maneuver.

My Celebrity Life – Eyeko Eyeko Eyelash Curlers
Eyeko Eyeko Eyelash Curlers

If you’re not using eyelash curlers then please start now.

My Celebrity Life – Refy Beauty Brow Collection
Refy Beauty Brow Collection

This is a new eyebrow product created by influencer Jess Hunt — a young woman known for her killer eyebrows. It consists of three products — a Brow Sculpt, Brow Pomade and Brow Pencil — and it’s a complete game-changer.

My Celebrity Life – Pat McGrath Mattetrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Mattetrance Lipstick

Pre-lockdown, I wore lipstick every day. They make me feel confident and that’s my excuse for owning every shade under the sun. Pat McGrath’s matte lipsticks are my most special bullets overall.

My Celebrity Life – Dior Gris Dior
Dior Gris Dior

It’s taken a hell of a long time to find my “signature scent” but I think this is it (although, this is always subject to review, mind you). Dior’s ‘Gris Dior’ is a fragrance I was lucky to own for a few years and I savoured it to the last drop. It’s now top of my Christmas 2020 list.

My Celebrity Life – Bouclème Curl Conditioner
Bouclème Curl Conditioner

Conditioners don’t last long in my life (afro hair problems). However, Boucleme’s curl conditioner is a regular repurchase.

My Celebrity Life – Aveda Be Curly™ CoWash
Aveda Be Curly™ Co-Wash

Another great brand for curly hair. I’m a big believer in co-washing curls (washing hair with conditioner and skipping shampoo) so it’s great to see a product that caters to this.

My Celebrity Life – Tangle Teezer Fine Fragile Hair Brush Pink Dawn
Tangle Teezer Fine & Fragile Hair Brush, Pink Dawn

I’ve always been tender-headed so have never enjoyed detangling my extremely thick hair on wash days. However, the Tangle Teezer maneuvers through my curls like a dream.


Credit: Original article published here.

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