Before I moved to Amsterdam I was a London-based beauty editor at ELLE, then Women's Health, before I headed up beauty website, Byrdie. A beauty editor's job is to put products and treatments to the test, sharing the very best with the reader. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.
This week, I dug out my little black book of contacts and reached out to some of the UK's best beauty editors to find out which product they would buy from The Beauty Editor. From Huda Beauty to de Mamiel, keep reading for the editor-approved beauty buys worth snapping up this week.
Joely Walker, Grazia Beauty Director
"This nifty little number manages to deliver full coverage without ever looking cakey. Dark circles? It’s got you. Red cheeks? Done deal. But honestly, a creamy, dreamy formula that lives up to its name and delivers on its promises. Sold."
Huda Beauty The Overachieving Concealer, €28.99
Shannon Peter, i-D Beauty Editor
"With skin that verges on the wrong side of dry all too often, I'm a staunch advocate for a good quality face oil. de Mamiel undoubtedly make some of the best. Its seasonal blends switch with the changing weather, serving skin a dose of everything it needs to battle that particular season. The Summer Oil, for example, contains nourishing seed oils to rehydrate moisture-zapped skin, Gamma Linolenic to soothe post-sun irritation, as well as ylang ylang essential oil to keep oil reserves balanced. A good glug massaged into the face every evening makes for some satisfying sheen-y skin come morning."
de Mamiel Summer Facial Oil, €90
Chloe Burcham, Freelance Beauty Editor
"I've been a big fan of the Ouai shampoos and conditioners for a long time. The Clean range leaves my fine hair feeling soft and volumised, my blonde looking brighter, and it also happens to smell INCREDIBLE. It's the one shampoo and conditioner combo that I actually repurchase again and again."
Perdita Nouril, Women's Health Beauty Editor
"I’m obsessed with Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipstick. It glides on like silk and sets like velvet and is nothing short of the perfect marriage between a gloss and matte lipstick. The hydrating formula bestows lips with an intense wash of colour that won’t bleed or melt. Honestly? It’s all the ammo you need to boss your way through the day."
Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipstick, €21.99
George Driver, ELLE Digital Beauty Editor
"The original and best coffee body scrub, this smells delicious (great if you’re cutting down on the morning Starbucks addiction) and uses recycled coffee grounds and sweet almond oil to give your skin a good old buff. Just prepare yourself for a messier shower than your usual!"
Frank Body Original Coffee Body Scrub, €16.95