24 January 2014 by

The Best Beauty Products To Buy This Weekend Straight From The Grazia Beauty Cupboard

GALLERY>> THE BEAUTY PRODUCTS TO BUY THIS WEEKEND

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, £19

It’s a bold claim for a brand to make, but [a target="_blank" href="http://www.toofaced.com/p-1381-better-than-sex-mascara.aspx">Too Faced[/a] promise that their hourglass-shaped brush and its ability to coat and curl each lash to perfection will leave you a very happy customer. Perfect for a quick top up while running between couture shows (or meetings, as the case may be in the real world.)

Caudalie Beauty Elixir, £11.50

Grazia’s beauty director Liz Hambleton is never seen without a bottle of this [a target="_blank" href="http://uk.spacenk.com/beauty-elixir/MUK122770009.html">cult face tonic[/a] and is even more obsessed during the winter months. “A really easy way to give your skin a quick hit of moisture in over-heated offices and great for a boost post stressful tube journey.” You have been warned ladies- this stuff is addictive!

Essie Nail Varnish in Ballet Slippers, £7.99

This week at the Chanel Spring Summer 2014 haute couture show, Karl Lagerfeld showcased a palette of delicate pastel shades that had the fashion world in a spin. While a piece of Chanel couture could set you back thousands of pounds, you can get a small slice of the action with Essie’s iconic [a target="_blank" href="http://www.essie.com/Colors/Sheers/ballet-slippers.aspx">Ballet Slippers shade[/a].

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream, £9.99

First came the BB cream phenomenon, now Bourjois have taken things further and released their [a target="_blank" href="http://www.bourjois.co.uk/catalog/make_up/complexion/foundation/123_perfect_cc_cream">CC cream[/a]. We don’t know if they’re planning to work their way through the entire alphabet, but if you haven’t got the time for an extensive beauty regime, then this could be the perfect timesaver. The cream combines foundation and skincare to build a smooth complexion and hydrated skin and also works to fight signs of fatigue, redness and dark spots- providing you with a unified skin tone that’s ready for the front row.

Nip + Fab Stiletto Fix, £9.95

It’s a well known fact that the beauty of a pair of shoes is directly proportional to the pain they inflict on your feet. Any fashion lovers sprinting between shows this week are bound to have felt the full force of this equation, so we prescribe [a target="_blank" href="http://www.nipandfab.com/shop/body/stiletto_fix/46">Nip + Fab’s Stiletto Fix[/a]- a soothing balm designed to cushion, cool and protect fatigued feet and heavy legs. You’ll be back on your feet in no time.

Orly and Samsung Galaxy nail lacquer, £10.25 each

Every fashionista knows that a co-ordinated wardrobe is an organised one, so why not synchronise your nails with your phone? Thanks to Samsung’s collaboration with nail varnish brand Orly, you can do just that. Together they have created a range of four shades that compliment Samsung’s newest model- the Galaxy Note 3- and they are available for purchase online, or complimentary with the purchase of the phone.

Oskia Skin Smoothing Massage Candle, £34.50

Just because every true fashionista deserves a bit of TLC after a hard day of shows, we highly suggest you get your pretty paws on this amazing two-in-one [a target="_blank" href="http://www.oskiaskincare.com/products/massage-candle/">candle[/a]. Light the wick and once melted, the oil can be poured from the cleverly designed jar to smooth and soothe stressed out skin. Used as either a massage or body oil, this will guarantee some serious relaxation.

Therapi Honey Orange Blossom Hydrating Facial Toner, £25

If a busy day has left your face feeling tired, then [a target="_blank" href="http://www.beingcontent.com/skincare/toners/orange-blossom-balancing-facial-toner.htm">Therapi’s Hydrating Facial Toner[/a] can bring your skin back to life with a delicate balance of orange blossom water and soothing botanical extracts. Simply apply gently to your face and neck using a cotton wool pad, or if you’re in a rush, you can even spray it directly onto the skin for a quick boost.

Shay and Blue Almond Cucumber, £30

The [a target="_blank" href="http://www.shayandblue.com/Almond-Cucumber-FRAGRANCES/b/2109525031">latest fragrance[/a] obsession to hit team Grazia beauty. Don’t be put off by the cucumber- this is actually a gorgeous, inventive combination of fragrances that has already earned us a few compliments in the office. Powdery, nutty and super-fresh, this is your spring fragrance update.

This week’s programme of couture fashion shows has seen the biggest brands compete to dazzle their audiences with their most valuable pieces. For the dedicated fashion lovers that flock to the shows, it can be a packed schedule that leaves little time for beauty maintenance- a terrifying thought in a room stuffed full of cameras and impeccably dressed competitors. We’ve compiled the perfect survival kit for any fashion trooper on the move (or anyone else who’s squeezed for time.)

By Tor Cardona and Lois Bryson Edmett


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