Is your skin still recovering after the Party Season? Fear not as I have some of my 5 top skin saviours, all under £15 each and they range from boosting your complexion, help to hide dark circles to hiding imperfections. You can thank me later.
1. Starskin VIP Diamond and Gold Sheet Masks £12.50 each, ASOS
As a lover of sheet masks, these are pretty amazing to use and I tend to save these ones before a special occasion. I first started using these when I went to Sephora in New York (you can read about my trip here) and now I always ensure that I keep stock of them in my mask collection. They are made of bio-cellulose, an eco-friendly biodegradable fibre so that it sits closely to your face like a second skin. I particularly like the VIP Gold mask which contain nano particles of real gold for revitalising to help brighten your skin. I also like the Diamond which instantly moisturises and nourishes the skin, giving you that crystal-clear complexion.
2. NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Oil £11.33, Escentual
Hydrated skin is essential to getting back on track and this oil is an absolute must for me during these winter months. It is super lightweight and doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. I love how it can be applied to the face, body and hair so it saves me from using lots of different products. It has a dry finish, absorbs easily into the skin leaving it hydrated and soft.
3. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.19, Boots
I know so many bloggers and Youtubers have raved about this and I’m here to join them as not only am I a big Collection fan, it’s just one of the best concealers around and the price hardly breaks the bank. With it’s medium to full coverage it covers redness, blemishes and other imperfections easily to give a flawless finish. It’s super long lasting but I sometimes set it with powder when I have ‘oily-skin’ days.
4. Japonesque Colour Correcting Crayons £7 each, Spack NK
Ok so I have all three shades (yellow, purple and green) which makes it over £15 but you can actually get away with just having one or two. I have only just started using colour correctors and they make a huge difference – say goodbye to dark circles. Easy to use, these crayons are lightweight and easy to blend. They neutralise problem areas and I always apply mine before foundation, although you can apply it afterwards if you wanted to. Alternatively, NYX Colour Palette (£10, Boots) is just as good with three correctors plus three contouring shades. Here is a general guide for colour correctors:
Purple – Corrects hyper pigmentation (for example age spots)
Yellow – Brightens dark circles (this is one of my favourite to use)
Green – Corrects redness (also my favourite and I use this the most out of the three)
They usually retail at £14 each so grab yourself a bargain.
5. La Roche-Posay Hydreanne BB Cream £15, Boots
Just scraping it into my top five, this contains mineral pigments and gives you that fresh-faced complexion. I really like that it’s also a moisturiser with a non-greasy texture. It blends into the skin easily and with it’s hypo-allergenic formula, it’s suitable for those with troublesome and sensitive skin. Also contains SPF 20 which is an added bonus for me so I don’t have to use a separate one.
What are your skin saviours?