The Weekend's Best Beauty Buys As Chosen By The Grazia Beauty Team And Bloggers

07 February 2014 by


By Terry Comforting Cleansing Cream, £45.54

'As the fashion and beauty worlds have fallen in love with all things pink, [a target="_blank" href="">By Terry's Cleansing Cream[/a] couldn't be a more perfect edition to any bathroom cabinet. Luckily enough this cream works a treat on winter-worn, combination or normal skin types. It's a luxurious treat for any face and is the perfect pick-me-up for the end of every day'

Jamila from [a target="_blank" href="">Blush[/a]

CC cream by Alterna, £29

'Alterna’s CC Cream (‘Complete Correction’) delivers 10 benefits in 1 step including heat and UV protection, shine and moisture. Lightweight, fully absorbent and free from parabens, sulphates and other nasties, [a target="_blank" href="">the CC cream[/a] is definitely not a gimmick jumping on the double lettered beauty bandwagon.'

Sheenie from[a target="_blank" href=""> Just Nice Things[/a]

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette, £38

'A palette of four beautifully, complimentary shades to prime, enhance, smoke and disco and a step-by-step guide on how best to apply these buttery-soft shadows, the Charlotte Tilbury [a target="_blank" href="">The Dolce Vita palette[/a] is an absolute delight for any makeup bag. Whether you want a subtle shimmery look or a more dramatic, golden glitter look - this palette is the perfect option to take you from desk to disco!'

Milly from [a target="_blank" href="">Pearls & Poodles[/a]

Seche Nail Lacquer in Versatile & Wonderfully Witty, £9.99 each

'In winter the instinctive move is to veer towards a red or plum. In desperate need of something outside of the box, primary colours suddenly seemed so right. Although Seche's lids aren't the sexiest, the product itself is a winner. Lauded for their top coat, Seche have been doing colour for a while now and their aptly named Versatile, an emerald green and Wonderfully Witty, a deep royal blue, have given my fingers a new lease of life. I've decided to alternate my fingers, but whichever you choose, you'll be glad you picked this long-lasting, highly-pigmented [a target="_blank" href="{keyword}&utm_campaign=Product+Listing+Ads+NEW&mkwid=BCXiC9nu_d{device}&pcrid=28149025749">product[/a].'

Jamila from Blush

Smashbox Full Exposure Eyeshadow Palette, £36

'This [a target="_blank" href="">shadow palette[/a] is fast becoming my go-to product, it's perfect for creating sexy, smouldering eyes. The double-ended brush is really soft, great for blending out the neutral shades of the palette.'

Jill from [a target="_blank" href="">Pout Out Proud[/a]

Lancôme BAFTA Blush in Pépite de Corail, £27.50

It’s the 14th year Lancôme have sponsored the BAFTAs and this year they’ve released a beautiful limited-edition [a target="_blank" href="">blusher[/a]. The coral shade works as a flattering alternative to pink for perking up a dull complexion.

L’Oreal Fibrology Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner, from £2.99

Us fine-haired ladies are VERY excited about this one: L’Oreal’s new [a target="_blank" href="">Fibrology range[/a] promises not just to make hair appear thicker (hello straw-like clump), but to actually thicken hair from within, thanks to ‘sol-gel’ technology and new ingredient Filloxane. Sounds scientific. Whatever the jargon, it’s proven to plump lacklustre hair with every wash. Hurrah!

Nars Pro-Prime Instant Line & Pore Perfector, £20

Thanks to the blurring and light-diffusing qualities of Earlybird, Valencia and the likes, everyone looks better on Instagram, right? Well this genius new [a target="_blank" href="">line and pore perfector[/a] from Nars is the closest thing you can get to an Insta-filter for your face. Hyaluronic acid microspheres act to reflect the light and smooth lines – use under or over make-up for velvety, airbrushed perfection.

Charlotte Tilbury 6 Shades Of Love Duo, £49

Make-up maestro Charlotte Tilbury invites you to choose your shade of love with her limited-edition [a target="_blank" href="">lipstick and blusher duos[/a], available exclusively from now until 14th February. Each one includes a K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick and a two-step Cheek to Chic blusher to recreate that ‘love glow’. From pale nude First Love to bronze and hot red The Climax, which will you choose?

Rodial Super Acids X-treme Hangover Mask, £45

Since the demise of dry January we’re sure there will be a few hungover faces in need of rescue come the weekend. Rodial’s new clay [a target="_blank" href="">mask[/a] gently exfoliates and re-texturises skin that’s partied too hard, while the fruit acids boost hydration and smooth fine lines. Slap it on post-party for skin as good as new (unfortunately it won’t do anything for that headache, though).

This week we’ve been battling floods, gales, tube strikes and all sorts of other inconveniences determined to mess with our beauty regimes. All the while A-listers waltz through their schedule of red-carpet appearances with not so much as a hair out of place – suggesting that perhaps they do, in fact, live on a different planet (or at least microclimate). Not to be outdone, we’ve rounded up a brand new crop of beauty products to get you looking as chic as possible while wrestling an inside-out brolly. Click through the gallery for the beauty buys to stock up on this weekend…

By Sarah Royce-Greensill


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