Expert Reviews: Flawless skin and shiny hair
If you’re on a product purchase ban, look away now!
These beauty buys are new on the market, ideal for every summer routine and will have you looking flawless from top-to-toe, with minimal effort.
Screw my budget and tell me more you say? We’re glad you asked...
bh’s Issy says:
“I have spider veins on my legs and I’ve noticed with time that more and more keep popping up! It makes me a bit self-conscious when it comes to wearing shorts and skirts in summer. But recently I used Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs to cover them (just like make-up) and I also applied it all over my legs for even coverage. I applied the product in a similar fashion to how I would apply body moisturiser, and I’d even suggest using a mitt if you want to keep your hands clean. I applied one coat overall and left it to dry for quite a while before getting dressed. When I first put the lotion on the colour was intense and dark, but as soon as it absorbed into my skin it left an even, streak-free colour that didn't look heavy or too dark. My spider veins were a bit hidden, and even though the product didn't completely hide my imperfections, the coverage was enough to make them less noticeable and provided a nice bronzed effect. I used the Airbrush Legs Makeup for a night out and found that it stayed put all night and was so easy to wash off in the shower.”
bh’s Kim says:
"I've been a fan of mineral make-up for years now and when I heard Nude by Nature had released a compact mineral powder, I was so excited. My only gripe with loose mineral powder is how messy it can be, (especially if it tips over in my handbag), so I was looking forward to how easy it would be to carry around and apply on the go. I look for medium to heavy coverage from a foundation to hide dark circles and any breakouts or redness I'm experiencing. When I applied the Nude by Nature compact, it covered all my imperfections beautifully, while also looking natural and blending well with my skin colour. I achieved the most flawless and even results by buffing it in with the Nude by Nature powder brush, rather than applying it with the sponge that comes with the compact. I found the sponge was best used for touch-ups throughout the day rather than the initial application. The lightweight formula felt very smooth on my skin and not cakey or too powdery. By the end of a long day, I still had that even, velvety look that I love so much about mineral make-up."
bh’s Rosie says:
“When I'm tired, sick or stressed out, the first place it shows is in my skin, so a skin brightening product is my go-to. After cleansing and toning, I smooth this essence over my entire face and neck and let it sink in completely before applying my moisturiser. As the formula contains 24 karat gold, it has this gorgeous golden colour with shimmering flecks in it. Once the essence sinks into my skin, it leaves behind a luminous sheen that makes me look like I've had a solid night’s sleep - even if I haven't! This product is the perfect solution for anyone with dull, tired-looking skin that needs an instant and fuss-free pick-me-up.”
bh’s Sam says:
“I’m nearly at the end of both these bottles (although the conditioner is steadily ahead #standard) and I’m absolutely devo about it, because the packaging is so pretty and makes me happy every time I step into the shower. The organic duo smells really nice, fruity and floral but sometimes with a hint of licorice. As far as organic shampoo and conditioner goes, this is one of the best sets I’ve tried. The main ingredients of both are Altai sea buckthorn oil, Moroccan argan oil and white Siberian flaxseed oil, and when used together they leave my hair feeling really soft, clean and shiny. Since I’ve had short hair, I do like having some extra volume and these products definitely give more lift to my freshly washed hair. And the fact that they’re free from all sorts of nasties makes me feel a bit kinder to my damaged hair.”
Have you tried any of the above products? If not, which would you most like to try?