Nicola Kilner Shows Us What’s Inside Her Make-Up Bag

24 July 2013 by

If, like us, you love a good high-street beauty bargain, then we’ve got quite a treat in store for you. Last week, we were lucky enough to grab the gorgeous Nicola Kilner, Boot’s very own Beauty Innovations Manager, to find out the exciting treats lurking in her make-up bag...

When it comes to the latest beauty finds, Nicola really is your go-to girl. Her job is to hunt down the hottest, newest innovations in the beauty world and bring them straight to a Boots near you for Latest Finds! Jealous, us? Maybe just a little… With such a wealth of beauty knowledge and exciting new launches under her belt, we just couldn’t wait to find out the products this blonde beauty cannot live without. Read on and learn, ladies…  

Benefit They’re Real Mascara, £19.50

It has a plastic spiky brush allowing you to get great length and build up as much volume as desired without clumping. Great at achieving a natural day look, and you can easily add a couple of more coats for a stunning night eye.

Super Facialist Dark Circles Eye Cream, £12.99

This is a great pick me up – particularly on tired or jetlagged eyes. It contains light diffusers for instant effects as well as Vitamin C for long term seriously bright eyes.

No7 CC Cream, £14.95

I am such a fan of the BB/CC cream trend. I have found CC creams tend to have more colour coverage than BBs which makes them a great daytime alternative to foundation. Since using them I have noticed a great improvement in my skin. I love the No7 coverage and the fact it has 5* UVA protection means I know I am ready whatever the weather.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Blush, £25

This blusher just lasts and lasts – the pigmentation is so strong a tiny dab really goes a long way. Someone once told me if you go down from the centre of your eye and put a slight sweep starting there out towards your temple it really gives you a healthy glow. It is a sheer blush so you can build up the perfect colour for you.

Rapid Lash, £39.99

Since this launched 3 years ago I have been a super loyal fan. It really makes your eyelashes so long and luscious – I always get compliments! It is an initial investment but one bottle lasts a good few months and you save a fortune on mascara and eyelashes! I have recently started using Rapid Brow too since Cara and her power brows seem to have taken over the world!

Seventeen Tattoo Me Eyeliner, £4.99

Semi-permanent liquid eyeliner that really doesn’t budge! It is perfect if you do your make up in the morning and still need it looking great at night – and it sure won’t budge in this heatwave too!!

Vichy Idealia Serum, £29.50

The best make up is great skin! I am a little in love with the new Vichy Idealia serum. It has been proven to transform the appearance of skin affected by life – stress, fatigue, pollution, UV exposure, an unbalanced diet, etc. It makes my skin look instantly fresh and radiant as well as minimising my pores and evening out skin tone. Makes whatever I put on top look great!

Benefit Hoola Powder, £23.50

This has been a staple in my make up bag for years. It is great to find a matte bronzer as I like to apply my shimmer separately. It is a great all over powder and also works well to have a go at contouring!

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