Beauty Brands I Love & Trust
Bumble & Bumble
Try: Texture Hair (un)Dressing Creme, Brilliantine, (H)air Styler
My go-to for styling products of all shapes and sizes. I've never really seen the appeal of expensive shampoos and conditioners, but when it comes to building and maintaining volume and texture in my hair, Bumble & Bumble are a brand that I'm more than happy to splurge on.
Try: Creamy Concealer Kit, Sheer Colour Lipsticks, Pot Rouge
Potentially one of the most underrated high end brands out there, it's only when you look closely at Bobbi Brown's archive that you realise just how many great products there are. The Corrector and Creamy Concealer Kit are two of my favourites, both of which work wonders at minimising discolouration around the eyes.
Try: Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Skin Rescuer, Orange Flower & Lychee Fragrance
When it comes to skincare extras such as serums and moisturisers, Kiehl's are always my first port of call. Their products offer noticeable results without feeling at all irritating my sensitive skin. I'd also recommend checking out their range of fragrances for fresh, unique scents that last longer on the skin than many pricier alternatives.
Try: Sheer Glow Foundation, Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, Creamy Concealer
There's something about NARS' iconic packaging that draws me in every time. Their base products receive a particular amount of high praise and it's easy to see why; Sheer Glow may just be my favourite foundation of all time. I've never been wowed by their eye products, but the rest of the collection more than makes up for it.
La Roche Posay
Try: Effaclar Duo[+], Serozinc, Effaclar A.I.
The holy grail of skincare brands, La Roche Posay products have worked wonders for my acne-prone skin ever since I first tried them a few years ago. The entire Effaclar range is perfect for people with blemishes that find a lot of skincare too harsh or drying.