20 beauty products to splurge your first January wage on

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It feels like an eternity since we last got paid, (thank you, January) but if you’re a bit like us, we’ve already been writing down lists of all the dreamy new products we want to spend our New Year wages on.
From facial-in-a-bottle serums, to lush eyeshadow palettes which snap and stick together, there’s an abundance of glorious new products that have been released for 2020.
Here’s our pick of 20 for the new decade that we’ll be rushing out to buy now.



Skinkissed face serum, £24.95

Described as a “miracle in a bottle,” Skinkissed serum’s potent, spot-fighting ingredients can transform troublesome skin in days.
Founders of the brand have been working closely with both dermatologists and pharmacists to develop a highly effective product with guaranteed results.
This product contains ingredients which tackle acne, scarring, pigmentation and fine lines at a speedy rate.
After using this a few days the slight creases I had around my eyes from too many late nights were gone and my complexion had that post-facial glow.


Monat Be Balanced Foamy Cleanser, £42




Aside from the luxurious packaging, this refreshing cleansing foam makes skin feel squeaky clean by drawing out impurities.
Containing brightening and resurfacing fruit acids and peptides, this helps to hydrate and plump the skin, and antioxidants protect and shield for a brighter, healthier-looking complexion.
My skin feels tighter and firmer after every use without it leaving the complexion feeling stripped.


Bronze Contour Stencil Kit, £9.95



With contouring showing no signs of going anywhere in 2020, Bronzie is here to help with yet another innovative beauty solution.
Introducing the Ultimate Contouring Kit, which contains a stencil to allow you to get that Kardashian contour without applying in the wrong places.
Simply place the easy-clean stencil on each side of the face and trace your make-up or tan along the edge to produce make-up artist
perfect contouring.


Super Facialist Anti Blemish Serum, £16.99


This super-sized spot serum targets blemish prone skin and helps to keep oily complexions balanced.
The sophisticated formula boasts ingredients such as 0.2% Salicylic Acid and 1% Niacinamide (vitamin B3), both well-known for their blemish-fighting properties.
The addition of Super Facialist’s anti-seborrheic phyto-active (a blend of Cinnamon, Ginger and Burnet extracts) targets bacteria and prevents irritation, while anti-inflammatory Bisabolol, soothing Aloe Leaf juice and antibacterial Black Pepper extract ensure skin is left clear, balanced and hydrated.


Shea Moisture Bamboo Charcoal Shampoo, £10.99




This moisturising shampoo will keep your hair and scalp feeling fresh and full of life. Build-ups, dirt and unwanted oils will be washed away while leaving your natural barriers intact to leave you with long-lasting comfort. Ingredients like Tea Tree Oil, Bamboo Charcoal, African Black Soap and Willow Bark Extract feel soothing on your skin, making the shampoo perfect for those with itchy or irritated scalps. Your scalp will be balanced and free from flakes, allowing your strands to grow stronger than before.



Embryolisse Anti-Ageing Firming Cream, £31.95


This lauded French skincare cream deals with every aspect of ageing.
Containing dermatological active ingredients, collagen and hyaluronic acid, its wrinkle-busting formula gives the skin more substance, by plumping and smoothing the skin.
Complexions look and feel more elastic and toned, moisturised and nourished, giving it that much desired youthful glow.


Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Lift & Curl Mascara, £21

Designed to deliver Rihanna’s full lash look, Full Frontal’s unique brush and smudge proof formula is proven to volumise, lengthen, lift and curl lashes.
The FAT side of the brush holds max product to quickly load and lift lashes; while the flat side defines and curls.  My lashes looked defined, volumised and clump-free – plus the shade is super black and really helps to enhance the eyes.


Living Proof Triple Detox Shampoo, £24

This hero shampoo is designed to detox the hair and scalp from the big three: pollution, product build-up and hard water.
Perfect for avoiding dreaded dry hair when using different shower water abroad, this will leave your tresses silky, squeaky clean and free from product build up.
The innovative cream-to-lather formula means you can fully cleanse your hair without leaving it feeling stripped.
It’s also paraben and cruelty-free, which makes it perfect for coloured hair or people with extensions.


Huda Beauty Kayali Déjà Vu White Flower Perfume, £67



This stunning new perfume by global phenomenon Huda Beauty contains lush notes of Green Pear, White Nectarine and Lush Gardenia.
If you’re looking for a scent that’s sensual, feminine and fiery, this is definitely for you.


Zoetic CBD lip balm, £10

This CBD-infused lip balm has been created to treat lips to much needed moisture and soothe cracks and damage, as well as plumping and hydrating them.
Enriched with shea butter, cocoa butter and mango butter, the lip balm protects lips from external elements and enhances their
Containing cannabidiol from hemp extract 75mg, this is the perfect winter pick me up for those who suffer from dry or chapped lips.


Alive Magnesium Bath Flakes, £8



Studies show that magnesium may help with brain function and reduce stress by positively impacting the hypothalamus which controls our stress responses. So, upping your levels of magnesium is a better way to destress than opening a bottle of wine this January.
A soak in a magnesium-enriched bath is the perfect way to destress and the most relaxing way to re-mineralise.
Pop a few flakes of this after a gruelling workout to help soothe your muscles and help you unwind.



Nutri-Elixir Absolute Night Balm, £30


This lipid replenishing and re-densifying night balm provides bounce, comfort and elasticity to the skin.
Its ultra-fine and light balmy texture means that the product can be used as a rinse-off mask for immediate comfort and plumping.
A small amount of this feeds thirsty skin in an instant – making it perfect for applying after a heavy night on the tiles.
Tested under dermatological control, it’s also free from parabens and mineral oils and safe to use on all skin types.
Great for dry or mature skin types.


masqueBAR Rose Gold Sheet Mask, £4.99 at ASOS



This foil sheet mask moisturises the face whilst helping to soothe and purify stressed-out complexions.
Containing natural fruit extracts, it helps to tighten the pores, dry out blemishes and tackle congestion on the skin.


Benefit Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation, £27.50


For a filter-finish foundation that blends seamlessly into the skin and provides flawless coverage, look no further than Hello Happy by Benefit.
This medium-coverage version of their original Happy formula is virtually undetectable on skin and leaves complexions looking brighter, more radiant and practically pore-free.
Containing photochromic pigments that instantly adapt to brighten skin in any lighting, natural or artificial, this is hydrating but long-lasting – I barely had to touch up after a full day at work.
This has buildable coverage, meaning you can layer up if you need to cover redness or blemishes. One of the best new foundations I’ve tried yet.


NARS Overlust Cheek Palette, £46



Introducing NARS’ irresistible Afterglow Collection, including this must have cheek palette for those wanting a serious glo-up.
The limited-edition cheek palette features three mesmerising blushes and three innovative gel-to-powder highlighters which can be combined to create a supreme, cheek popping makeup look.
Its unique texture allows for easy layering and blending under or over blush.


Douvall’s Organic Argan Oil Moisturiser, £45


Douvall’s cold pressed Multi tasking 100% Pure Eco-Certified Organic Argan oil moisturiser is the ultimate multi-tasking product which can be used on the skin and hair.
Known as ‘liquid gold’ in Morocco, this is fast absorbing, extremely high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids and antioxidants which helps to deeply hydrate, nourish and repair the skin.
A little goes a long way with this product and this super-sized bottle will last you years. A must-have beauty investment.


Somerset Co Ginger and Lime Hand Cream, £7.95



As Veganism becomes an increasingly popular lifestyle choice, The Somerset Toiletry Co. has been working closely with The Vegan Society to register products within their bestselling brand, Naturally European.
The luxury body care collection, blended using essential oils and natural extracts includes a range of fragrances such as Ginger & Lime, Verbena, Freesia & Pear, Lavender and Rose Petal.
Keep your mitts baby soft during the harsh winter weather with this luxuriously scented hand cream.
This deeply moisturises and softens hands and each lotion smells delicious.


skyn ICELAND Oxygen Infusion Night Cream, £56


Skyn ICELAND’s Oxygen Infusion Night Cream drenches your complexion in moisture and replenishes what chronic stress has stripped away throughout the day.
This gentle but highly potent overnight treatment livens up the skin’s natural renewal process (while you sleep) and nurtures stressed skin back to a healthy state. Rich emollients and therapeutic natural ingredients offer anti-ageing benefits. Microencapsulated oxygen fortifies and energises skin which is depleted from stress, while restoring tone and texture to optimise levels.
Skin looks dewy, plump and radiant upon wakening after this is applied at night. Simply divine.


Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows in Pastel Frost, £21

Ri-Ri has come out with yet another innovative idea with these super cute mini snap shadows, the first mini palettes that actually snap and stick together.
Each mini six-pan palette serves up a unique colour story, from smoky to pastel to the perfect low key neutrals for your skin tone. Packed with rich, smooth, blendable colour in a rainbow of matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes, each shade was specifically chosen by Rihanna to deliver just the colors you’ll actually want to use.
We love this pocket-perfect palette of pastel shades for spring. They really do pack a punch.


Charlotte Tilbury Magic Red Lipstick, £25



Aside from the stunning packaging, this limited edition, deep red shade from Charlotte Tilbury is universally flattering.
This is a beautiful scarlet hue with a matte finish that won’t leave lips parched.

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