Who hasn’t idled away their lunch hour perusing the shelves of Boots only for it to culminate in a retail high of ‘buy one get one free’ offers, beautifying treats and a little makeup experimentation?The variety, the choice, the potential…
Whether it’s hair care, the latest skin enhancing serum or a splurge on a luxe foundation, Boots is a beauty ‘happy place’, offering up an utter array of products ranging from budget buys to high end treats.
Here are eight things we’re buying there this month…
The blending sponge
Like a beauty sponge, only not… For a smoother-looking base try this dense sponge that’ll absorb less product so more goes where you want it to. Use wet for a lighter, sheer finish or dry for a slightly heavier finish.
Real Techniques Bold Metals Diamond Sponge, £12
There’s been a big hype recently about the L’Oreal Paris True Match foundation, and for good reason as it’s now available in 23 shades, promising to match 98% of UK skin tones! So for a true skin, flawless and natural looking base, we’re snapping up this little gem this month!
L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation, £7.99
The hair mask
A hair mask that not only nourishes and strengthens hair, but it smells so delicious you’ll either want to a) put a scoop in your Nutribullet or b) go on holiday somewhere tropical immediately.
Lee Stafford Coco Loco Coconut Mask, £6.99
The new fragrance from Stella McCartney that boasts Madonna’s daughter, Lola, as one of the faces. With a combination of woody and floral notes including tuberose and sandalwood, it’s the perfect scent to help to transition into the winter months.
Stella McCartney POP Eau De Parfum, £42
If you’ve been layering or wardrobing your mascara application then this nifty mascara can do the job for you. A twist of the barrel determines whether you get subtle lash separation and lengthening or full-on glamour.
Clinique Lash Power Flutter-to-Full Mascara, £20
The hair tool
Straightening used to mean flattening – well, the clue was in the term ‘irons’ – but this clever brush allows you to smooth and straighten your hair without pressing out all the volume. What’s more, it leaves your locks shiny beyond belief.
Babyliss Diamond Heated Smoothing Brush, £79.99
The face cream
If you skin is looking a little on the dull side, this oil-free moisturiser will restore it to its former glowing, radiant glory. The exclusive ‘clean air’ technology works to ensure our skin receives the oxygen it needs to breathe, while the inclusion of antioxidants help protect your complexion from environmental aggressors.
Philosophy Take A Deep Breath Oil-free Oxygenating Gel Cream, £29.50
Suitable for sensitive skin, Neutrogena’s Micellar Water gently removes any makeup and impurities, all while quenching your skin’s thirst thanks to the inclusion of hydrating hyaluronic acid.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Micellar Water, £7.99