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  • Make-Up

    Thanks to at-home lifestyles, make-up has played a quieter role in our beauty regimes over the past couple of years. However, now’s the time to rediscover the mood-enhancing benefits of a sweep of peachy blush, coat of volumising mascara or pop of bright lipstick. Mastering the essentials will also set you up for the year ahead; that just-right tinted moisturiser, sun-kissed bronzer and nourishing lip balm. Here are the best in class. 

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    Best Primer 

    If you don’t yet use a primer, this is the reason to start. The hyaluronic-infused formula plumps, smooths and soothes the skin, creating the perfect base for make-up. So radiant is the effect, you might even forgo foundation all together.

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    Cosmetics à la Carte

    Rose Dew Primer£50

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    Best Under-Eye Concealer

    This colour-correcting concealer works on multiple levels to transform tired eyes. Caffeine de-puffs, hyaluronic acid plumps and vitamin E replenishes, while dark circles are brightened with the soft yellow tone.

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    Rodial

    Banana Lowlighter£38

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    Best Lip Balm 

    This clean brand really impressed us with its super-nourishing lip serum, which combines a host of oils and butters to intensely hydrate dry lips and leave a subtle sheen.

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    SANN

    Solid Lip Serum£24

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    Best Red Lipstick 

    OK, we might be a little biased, but we truly believe that this is the perfect red lipstick. The tomato tone works whatever the season, and the long-lasting matte formula is infused with nourishing vitamin E.

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    Cosmetics à la Carte

    The Pachino Lipstick£32

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    Best Mascara

    We couldn’t be more passionate about Gucci Westman’s interpretation of this make-up bag essential. From the volumising brush to the no-drop formula, by way of the natural, conditioning ingredients, this is the gold standard in mascaras.

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    Westman Atelier

    Eye Love You Mascara – Clean Black£54

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    Best Eyeliner 

    The fine tip on this liquid eyeliner allows a precise application, so whether you want a subtle line or statement flick, it couldn’t be easier to create. The vegan formula is quick drying, too, meaning no smudges.

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    Ruby Hammer

    Precision Liquid Eyeliner£19

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    Best Eyeshadow   

    This palette does what others don’t – offers a selection of colours that are all genuinely useful. The 12 universal shades have been formulated to suit all skin tones and come in a highly pigmented, buildable powder.

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    Makeup By Mario

    Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette£54

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    Best Neutral Lipstick 

    It was love at first swipe thanks to Emolyne’s creamy formula that hydrates the lips while delivering long-lasting pigment. The broad range of tones and online shade-finder tool makes it easy to select your perfect colour.

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    Emolyne

    Lipstick£23

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    Best Bronzer  

    We haven’t found a bronzer that creates a sun-kissed bronze as well as this one. The matte finish gives a natural look, while the stick applicator can be effortlessly swiped along contours. Finish by blending with a finger.

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    Milk Makeup

    Matte Bronzer£23

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    Best Blusher 

    This cream blush gives a rosy glow that will revive even the tiredest of complexions. The highly pigmented formula means you only need to sweep on a touch for a lit-from-within look.

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    Refy

    Cream Blush – Malaya£14

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    Best Brow Product 

    For those seeking natural-looking brows with added oomph, this is the gel for you. Synthetic beeswax grooms hairs and fixes them into shape without a hint of crunchiness, while pigmented powder fills gaps and adds depth.

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    Beauty Pie

    Arch-ology Tinted Eyebrow Sculpting£8.44

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    Best Foundation 

    Any product formulated by Pat McGrath is destined for greatness, and this foundation couldn’t get any better. Offering medium coverage, the lightweight, buildable formula is enriched with the brand’s imperfection-blurring Diamond Core Powder Technology and Vita-Serum Complex, to strengthen skin and lock in moisture.

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    Pat McGrath Labs

    Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation£60

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    Best Tinted Moisturiser 

    Sheer coverage, dewy finish, broad-spectrum sunscreen – this tinted moisturiser has it all. It’s also full of complexion-enhancing ingredients, including brightening liquorice, anti-inflammatory aloe vera, soothing pansy flower and hydrating hyaluronic acid. Oh, and the tube is 100% plastic-free.

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    Saie

    Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturiser£27

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    Best Concealer

    This concealer does exactly what is says on the tube. Five years in the making, the high-coverage liquid expertly disguises blemishes, while simultaneously boosting radiance. The sponge tip means no need for additional brushes.

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    Charlotte Tilbury

    Magic Away Liquid Concealer£24

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    Best Highlighter 

    Glossy not sparkly is the key to a good highlighter, and VIEVE has it nailed. The liquid formula contains skincare ingredients such as hydrating squalane and smoothing sunflower seed oil, to create a dewy glow.

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    Vieve

    Skin Dew£19

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    Best Brush

    Just like a successful wardrobe, a well-functioning make-up kit needs the right tools. But this doesn’t have to be complicated. Jones Road’s Everything Brush has been designed with a wide, flat head to be used for multiple products, from base to blush and bronze.

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    Jones Road

    The Everything Brush£38

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    Best Compact 

    Inspired by the custom palettes that make-up artist ​​Kirsten Kjaer Weis would build while on set, this refillable compact comes with six magnetic compartments, so you can build your own perfect make-up kit.

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    Kjaer Weis

    Refillable Compact – The Collector’s Kit£65

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    Best Newcomer 

    We have long been Bobbi Brown devotees, firstly through her eponymous beauty brand and now via Jones Road. The range of clean make-up essentials can be mixed and matched to create effortless, everyday looks.

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    Jones Road

    Miracle Balm – All-Over Glow£34



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