Payday: Beauty Special

Payday: Beauty Special

It’s not often that the stars align so greatly: Payday AND a Friday? Win! This month, we have so much on our beauty wishlist, we’re not quite sure where to start. With new launches from Illamasqua, Benefit and Pixi to contend with, we thought we’d get a head start with our ultimate pay-YAY beauty buys…

1.Illamasqua Eye Shadow – Broken Gold

Part of the new Afermath collection, Illamasquas’ Broken Eye Shadow in Gold invites you to harness the power within to fight the looming decay of winter. In a season where we battle against oppressive winds and harsh elements, this innovative gold eye-shadow vows to breathe colour where it has disappeared. Gliding effortlessly across the lid, this smooth, gel-based formula has been infused with iridescent gold-fleck particles to create a glistening metallic layer that’s perfect worn alone or layered over eye shadow for a intensified eye.

Top tip: Dot lightly across the cheekbones, inner eye or cupids bow to add a subtle highlight to your makeup.

2.Fake Bake Faux Glo

A staple for any beauty lover, Fake Bake Faux Glo allows you to achieve a streak-free, natural looking tan effortlessly. Suitable for all skin types, this original at-home tan is fast-drying and beautifully golden for an even colour with every application. Inspired by makeup artists and the desire to create a bronzed and flawless complexion for both the face and the body, this luxurious faux glo is sure to become a staple in your beauty bag.

Top tip: Use over foundation to set off your golden glow or to take your skin from office-party.

3.Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder Duo – Medium

Effortlessly transform your brows with Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder Duo; a unique, all-in-one compact that helps you to create a fuller more defined looking brow in a matter of seconds. Our new handbag staple, this multi-purpose product features two complimentary shades that have been carefully selected to inject instant depth and definition to your brows. Boasting a velvety-smooth texture, this innovative formula works by filling in sparse gaps and adding shape for fool-proof brows whatever the occasion.

Top tip: For a more defined look, prime your lashes with Benefit Browvo! Conditioning Primer.

4.Ardell Faux Mink 811 Lashes

A must-have for any occasion, Ardell Faux Mink 811 Lashes effectively adds subtle volume, definition and fullness to the eye. Lightweight and reusable, the lashes are set upon Ardell’s signature invisiband for comfortable and discreet wear. Flaring at the outer corner, these easy to apply lashes feature ultra-soft fibres for comfortable wear each and every time.

5.Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Palette

Enhance your makeup look with Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Palette; a trio of 3D highlighters. Perfect for adding radiance to the highest points of the face or for creating an all-over golden glow, these long-wearing highlighters deliver a wash of glow-y translucent colour that enhances any complexion. Housed in a mirrored palette and complete with a dual-ended makeup brush, this long wearing illuminator promises to add natural-looking radiance to any complexion.

Top tip: For an enviable glow, lightly sweep your chosen shade across the entire face.

6.Contour Cosmetics Lip Contour Kit – Vegas

Let your lips do the talking with Contour Cosmetics Lip Contour Kit in shade ‘Vegas’. Expertly curated for the perfect shade combination, this coveted product combines a creamy lip liner with a matte liquid lipstick for transformed lips in an instant. Gliding effortlessly onto the lips, this cult-favourite duo is ideal for on-the-go glamour.

7.Lancer Skincare Studio Light Flawless Eye Concealer

Gliding effortlessly across the skin for unparalleled coverage, The Lancer Skincare Studio Light Flawless Eye Concealer diminishes the appearance of dark circles whilst simultaneously helping to improve skin texture and tone. Enriched with Amino Acid complex and caffeine to help alleviate discolouration and puffiness, this lightweight concealer utilises soft focus pigments to blur the look of imperfections and dark circles. A must-have for any occasion.

Top tip: Using your ring finger pat gently across skin, blending around the eyes.

8.Pixi Glow-y Powder Rome Rose

Created in collaboration with international beauty blogger Aspyn Ovard, this Glow-y Powder in Rome Rose just went straight to the top of our wishlist. Adding a hint of sheer, natural-looking colour to the apples of your cheeks, this mineral-based powder contains light-reflecting particles that work to brighten any skin tone. Perfect for highlighting the key contours of the face, this paraben-free powder adds a hint of sheer soft colour to any complexion.

Top tip: Apply onto tops of cheekbones and inner corner of the eyes for an enviable glow.

9. Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil

Add depth and definition to your brows with Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil. A hand-bag staple, this iconic beauty buy precisely fills, shapes and enhances your brows with a natural-looking finish. Boasting a dual-ended design and built in spoolie-brush,  this waterproof formula glides effortlessly through the hairs filling in sparse areas and expertly framing your face. Brows will look defined, sculpted and voluminous in one fell swoop.

10. NYX Professional Makeup Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

A cult-favourite, NYX Professional Makeup Highlight & Contour Pro Palette combines eight natural-looking shades that blend seamlessly onto any skin tone to add depth and definition to your complexion. Promising long-lasting coverage and unparalleled dimension, you can higlight and contour the cheekbones, nose and jawline for a luminous, defined and expertly sculpted look.

Top tip: Apply the deeper shades to the hollow of your cheek, hair line and jaw line before accentuating features with the lighter shades.