Beauty hacks, trends and fads are always coming and going but I've rounded up 5 of the things that you need to know right now if you're a beauty and skincare junkie like myself. Prepare to totally rethink your routine.
1. Travel-sized mascara is better than full sized
Yep. Even when you're not going on holiday, buy a travel sized mascara. Why? It doesn't dry out as quickly, it's hopefully cheaper and it's seriously cuter. This all came about from a thread on Reddit where a user, ZiggityStarlust asked this;
“Could someone please tell me why I LOVE the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara when it comes in a DS tube, but the full size seems like a totally different product?”
The verdict? It's because less air can get into the teeny tiny packaging and your lashes are way better off! Mind blown.
We're not even joking. You can pick from Feelunique's 'candy land' of over 500 different free samples, pay just £3.95 for postage but, this postage charge is 100% redeemable against any future purchase. How sweet is that? With brands like Clarins, Bioderma, La Roche Posay Clinique, Charlotte Tilbury and Vichy to choose from, it's the perfect place for beauty junkies.
They also have 2 other ways to try before you buy, because this one obviously wasn't enough. Some full sized products such as fragrance have a little 'Try Me' icon on them that you'll spy as you shop. This means that Feelunique will send you a sample size when you buy the full size and if you don't like it you can simply return the unopened full sized product for a refund. The third and final way to try gorgeous products before you splurge on them is with Feelunique's basket bonus. When you spend £30 or more you get to choose 2 free samples of a whole host of items and the choice is usually different every time you shop.
Another Feelunique star! They also give you 20% off on your birthday, up to 15% year round discount with UNiDAYS and you can earn points as you shop with their Platinum loyalty card programme.
4. You don't need primers
Well, obviously you can use them if you know that they work for you. But, did you know that a lot of makeup artists skip priming their skin and their eyes before applying foundation and eye shadow? They just don't bother. Hello, up to £25 saving and a step missed out of the routine!
5. Beauty doesn't have to cost the earth
With incredible brands coming out like The Ordinary, the planet's most innovative brand rn (completely my own opinion FYI), it's becoming apparent that skincare isn't one of those things that you have to 'invest' in. With seriously affordable prices and unfussy products, The Ordinary is my favourite new skincare brand. All you have to work out is what the products actually do because they're not hidden behind easy to understand names like 'skin refiner' or 'spot remover'. For example their 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil will be an incredible night time facial oil because it's completely natural and their Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is a moisture booster that you apply both morning and evening.
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