#BeautyHero: Maria Nila True Soft Masque
If your dream Friday night equals a steamy bath, a glass of wine and a bevy of beauty treats, we implore you to throw this creamy hair mask into the mix. From cool Scandi hair brand Maria Nila, the True Soft Masque, £8.99, couples argan oil with a Colour Guard Complex that keeps your highlights looking lustrous.
It’s a bit of an express one too, taking just three minutes to whip battered tips into shape – because there’s nothing worse than chilly bath water from a lengthy wait time, is there? The formula is 100% vegan, and the hefty tub leaves you with change from a tenner. Simply put, the benefits are endless with this one…
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A must-have for beachy tresses
For a daytime smokey eye in a jiffy.
Cheap as chips, but with exceptional pigment and hydration
Pricey? Sure. But if you want Gisele-esque cheekbones, you gotta cough up.
Gently removes even the most stubborn traces of mascara, foundation and lipstick
The power of two, in one. The first and last word in hydration and anti-ageing.
An indulgence? Yes. A necessary one? Absolutely.
A custom blended mascara to help you find your ultimate brush-formula combo.
One of the quickest ways to recreate Cara-like thickness.
A sweet and spicy scent that's perfect for summer
A lush-smelling dry shampoo that banishes oily roots in a jiffy.
A smokey blend of amber, vanilla caramel and lapsang souchong to soothe the senses.
This is everything we look for in a summer fragrance – fresh, light but long-lasting and with a deliciously citrus undertone.
Hair breaking every time you brush it? Slap on this intensive mask and see your hair healed.
A beautiful bold pink lipstick - with a charity cause in the form of the Viva Glam HIV/AIDS Fund to boot.
Natalie Portman once told us that Pai's Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, £28, was her go-to. We had to give it a try, naturally.
A brightening wonder that preps skin without a greasy sheen.
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With12 shades taken from the most popular Dior Rouge Lipstick colours and a new and improved formula that gives you all the softening and conditioning benefits of a balm with the high pigment of a lipstick.
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Unlike some wipes that can strip skin of essential oils, these are soaked in Vitamins (including B,C and E) and skin soothing ingredients with anti-aging benefits.
You can't turn a corner backstage without spotting this iconic white and blue tube. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate, £13, is loved by make-up artists and models alike.
Expert skincare brand Murad has teamed up with The Prince's Trust, a charity which does wonderful work every day to help and inspire young people in the UK, to create a Limited Edition version of their cult classic Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion, £65. For every serum sold, £10 will go straight to the charity to aid education, employment and training.
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If your dream Friday night equals a steamy bath, a glass of wine and a bevy of beauty treats, we implore you to throw this creamy hair mask into the mix. From cool Scandi hair brand Maria Nila, it couples argan oil with a Colour Guard Complex that keeps your highlights looking lustrous.
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Garnier has poured a high protection level of SPF50 into the silkiest body oil to create this; the Ambre Solaire Sensitive Advanced Nourishing Protective Oil SPF50, £8.50.
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It's not a holiday until you've scored some finds in the duty-free beauty halls, and there's one brand you mustn't miss when indulging in a pre-flight trolley dash. Search for the black and gold festooned bottles and palettes of Gucci makeup, which are every bit as innately sumptuous as the fashion house's gowns.
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