What’s a girl to do just after payday when it’s leap year and you have an extra day to play with? You go shopping, of course. And today one of our favourite fashion e-tailers has launched beauty, which gives us yet another destination to stock up on our favourite products.
Farfetch already curates the best luxury fashion pieces from over 400 boutiques across the world, and it has now inked a deal with Space NK for the launch of beauty. We called on Laura Hawkins, who heads up editorial on the women's side of the website, for her top five beauty picks from the mammoth online treasure trove. Keep scrolling for the beauty buys this fashion expert rates, and why.
I suffer from dry skin all year round and Eve Lom’s Radiance Lift Cream (£45) is the ultimate for keeping bad spells at bay. I moisturise my face and neck nightly, and the cream’s unique blend of fatty and amino acids keep my face nourished and smooth (and keep me from reaching for the foundation in the morning). The rose-otto oil and rosehip scents also ensure a calming night’s sleep.
I yearned for poker-straight hair in my teens, and years of hair straightening has now left my once wavy bob limp and lifeless. For some added tousled-texture, I spritz the ends of my hair every morning with Oribe’s Surfcomber Mousse (£36). The added volume hints at sun-kissed Californian escapades, and I can almost smell the salt of the sea when I’m sat in London at my desk.
I’ve experimented with a multitude of cleansers, and find that many are overly stringent and leave the skin stripped of moisture. Dr Sebagh’s amazing formula is creamy and revitalising, and leaves the face feeling smooth, deeply cleansed and entirely free of the grime accumulated during a city commute. For a more powerful polish, I also use Dr Sebagh’s Deep Exfoliating Mask (£59) once a fortnight.
I loved the blueish berry lip sported on Miu Miu’s S/S 16 runway, and even during spring I work a dark gothic lip to elevate an evening look. Lipstick Queen’s Bête Noire in Possessed Intense (£28) is my go-to shade of somber; the deep purple hints at plump forest fruits and is consistently moisturising, containing both vitamin E and nourishing oils.
I have a mild obsession with thick eyebrows and endured a tempestuous period regrowing my over-plucked pencil-like brows. I tame them using By Terry’s Eyebrow Mascara (£26), brushing my brows upwards for added volume. The amazing powder-gel formula looks entirely natural (a look I cannot possibly perfect with an eyebrow pencil), and keeps them perfectly in check all day.
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