Beauty bag

Each issue we test new products to bring you the best. By Melanie Pike.

Smith and Cult Illumify Shimmering Highlight

Perfect for when you want to add a little pop to your everyday look. It’s easy to apply, sits smoothly on the skin and blends easily, giving a natural, dewy glow. The highlighter stays on all day, leaving you always looking fresh.


Stray Bean Garden Greens Body Scrub

The ultimate cold weather scrub with a revitalising blend of green kale powder, avocado oil, olive green Australian clay, lemongrass powder and lime essential oils. This 100% natural exfoliator is best rubbed gently over wet skin post-workout to detox and cleanse.


Designer Brands Luminous Hydrating Foundation 

Winter weather calls for an ultra-hydrating foundation! This one is enriched with green tea, hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, C and E and aloe vera. Applied easily with a brush or beauty blender, it illuminates skin to create a glowing complexion.


Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara

If you hate getting clumpy eyelashes, this mascara is simply brilliant. The oversized brush lengthens and separates your lashes beautifully while adding plenty of volume. It’s a classic that keeps doing the job and is a favourite for many women.


Murad Resurgence Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum

A blend that uses retinol to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes while an extract of swertia flower makes your skin firm and youthful. The marine kelp complex helps minimise the drying effects of retinol, which means you can use this serum daily. Excellent.


Trilogy Pure Plant Body Oil

Unlike most body oils, this is lightweight and fragrance-free, making it perfect for sensitive skin. Hydrating and delightfully nourishing, the rosehip, apricot and sweet almond oils combine to soothe and repair damaged skin. Best applied post-shower and before bed.