The products that best impressed this year
Party like a supermodel with the ten best products of 2017
After you emerge from a mince pie-induced coma, your mind will leap to New Year, new beginnings – and new beauty products. All in good time. Here’s a partridge-in-a-pear-tree-like rundown of what has impressed me the most this year.
1 IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ SPF50+ (£30, itcosmetics.co.uk) is adored by everyone I recommend it to.
2 Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel (£90, net-a-porter.com) visibly brightens and plumps skin in ten minutes. Victoria Beckham loves it, too.
3 Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Rendez-Vous (£28, chanel.com) is like your favourite ‘works every time’ pair of jeans.
Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel (£90, net-a-porter.com) and Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Rendez-Vous (£28, chanel.com)
4 Hourglass brushes are my absolute essential. The Hourglass No 7 Finish Brush (£52, spacenk.com) seamlessly blends, diffuses and sweeps everything from foundation to loose powder and blush over skin.
5 Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Slimmer Shimmer Highlighter (£45, charlottetilbury.com) will help you party like Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss – never again will you fear flashing some flesh.
6 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat (£9.99, boots.com) makes any brand of nail polish last longer.
7 Elemis Life Elixirs Calm Bath and Shower Elixir (£55, elemis.com) promises to make you feel less stressed.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat (£9.99, boots.com) and Elemis Life Elixirs Calm Bath and Shower Elixir (£55, elemis.com)
8 Being By Sanctuary Salted Caramel & Macadamia Body Mist (£5, boots.com) is light, bright and playful – perfect for a post-gym pep-up and a bargain at the price, too.
Being By Sanctuary Salted Caramel & Macadamia Body Mist (£5, boots.com)
9 Kérastase Resistance Sérum Thérapiste (£21.80, kerastase.co.uk) delivers thicker-looking hair with fewer split ends. I’ve rubbed this on to dry tips for months.
10 Hershesons Knot My Problem Brush (£8, hershesons.com) – because life is too short to spend it detangling hair. Merry Christmas!
This week we’re…ogling the Anya Smells Candle Collection (£50, anyahindmarch.com). Anya Hindmarch’s Baby Powder candle is inspired by her children’s earliest days, Sun Lotion captures family holidays and Coffee recalls the delicious aroma of mornings on the go. Characteristically quirky, each one carries a graphic from her ingenious sticker shop – we want them all.
What’s a girl to do during the days between Christmas and New Year when things are unusually quiet? There’s no better time to book yourself a spruce-up in the comfort of your own home, with my go-to on-the-go London service Perfect 10 (perfect10mobilebeauty.com). From blow-dries to make-up, facials to massages, spray tans to waxing, it’s all merely a click away. Enjoy the downtime solo, gather family and friends together – or get yourself shipshape ahead of your New Year’s Eve celebrations.