Whilst some of these products have already been raved about endlessly ( MAC’s Lipstick in Ruby Woo, we’re looking at you), others are slightly more under-the-radar. So without further ado, here are the 5 best buysthat made the cut this year:
1. Best Overall Product: Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream
As far as cult products go, Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream is definitely up there. Adored by celebrities and make-up artists alike, this rich and luxurious moisturiser has a bit of everything; hyaluronic acid for hydration, shea butter for nourishment and niacinamide for brightening. Perfect for using as a primer before make-up or just on its own to give your skin a boost, it’s no wonder this cream has such a cult following.
2. Best Budget Buy: L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation
If you’re looking for a drugstore foundation that ticks all the boxes, then look no further than L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation. A favourite amongst beauty bloggers and YouTubers, this foundation offers amazing coverage without feeling heavy or cakey on the skin. It’s also super affordable, so you can’t really go wrong!
3. Best High-End Product: Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Cheek Color
Tom Ford is known for his luxurious makeup products and his Shade & Illuminate Cheek Color is no exception. This gorgeous cream blush is perfect for adding a flush of colour to your cheeks, and it also comes with a built-in highlighter to give you an all-in-one contouring and highlighting product. Definitely worth the splurge!
4. Best Drugstore Skincare: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
If you’re looking for an affordable skincare option that doesn’t skimp on quality, then CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is definitely worth checking out.
This gentle cleanser contains ceramides which help to restore the skin’s natural barrier, as well as hyaluronic acid to attract and retain moisture in the skin. Perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin!
5. Best High-End Skincare: La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream
La Mer’s The Moisturizing Soft Cream is definitely one of the most luxurious skincare products out there. With its iconic blue glass jar and beautiful packaging, this cream looks just as good sitting on your vanity as it does working its magic on your skin! The formula itself is incredibly rich and creamy, making it perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin in need of some serious hydration. Yes, it’s definitely pricey… but it’s worth every penny!