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15 Life Changing Beauty Products You Need

From the people in the know.

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Patricia Bright
Estee Lauder

"My beauty buy for 2016 would be Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, I wear the shade Rich Mahogany. It's my ultimate favourite foundation and I've been loving it all year. It's a one pump foundation that can be built up. It gives me great coverage and creates a nice warm look on my skin as opposed to looking dry and washed out especially during the winter time! "– Patricia Bright

2. Huda Beauty's Samantha Lashes

Kaushal Beauty
Huda Beauty

"My best beauty buy as to be lashes! In particular the Huda Beauty lashes in 'Samantha', I am wearing them in this picture. The lashes are super fluttery and so glam!" – Kaushal Beauty

3. Crown Brush Contouring Palette

"The Crownbrush Contouring Palette is a fraction of the price of most palettes but is absolutely brilliant. 10 shades to chisel and shade your cheeks to bone structure perfection." – Thumbeline Lillie
Megan Lillie

"The Crownbrush Contouring Palette is a fraction of the price of most palettes but is absolutely brilliant. 10 shades to chisel and shade your cheeks to bone structure perfection." – Thumbeline Lillie

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4. Dragon's Blood as Rodial's Dragon's Blood XXL Advanced Sculpting Serum

"This serum is like a magic potion! It gives the face a plumped and sculpted look and just makes the skin feel so soft and hydrated thanks to the hyaluronic acid. It's definitely been a game changer.”– The LDN Diaries
The LDN Diaries

"This serum is like a magic potion! It gives the face a plumped and sculpted look and just makes the skin feel so soft and hydrated thanks to the hyaluronic acid. It's definitely been a game changer.”– The LDN Diaries

5. GOSH Velvet Touch Primer & Setting Powder

"It has to be the GOSH Velvet Touch Primer & Setting Powder. It's a primer and powder all in one and it's the only primer that has actually kept my skin matte all day. I usually struggle with oily skin, and in the summer, I sometimes look in the mirror and think 'oh dear my face looks like it's falling off' but this actually kept everything in place all day! I'm on my third tub of the stuff and tell everyone I can about it! If you have oily skin, it will be an actual lifesaver- well make up saver that's probably the better and less exaggerated term to use!" – Dizzybrunette
Dizzybrunette

"It has to be the GOSH Velvet Touch Primer & Setting Powder. It's a primer and powder all in one and it's the only primer that has actually kept my skin matte all day. I usually struggle with oily skin, and in the summer, I sometimes look in the mirror and think 'oh dear my face looks like it's falling off' but this actually kept everything in place all day! I'm on my third tub of the stuff and tell everyone I can about it! If you have oily skin, it will be an actual lifesaver- well make up saver that's probably the better and less exaggerated term to use!" – Dizzybrunette

6. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

"I fell in love with this eyeshadow palette the moment I opened it and was welcomed by the smell of chocolate, it smells delicious! I also love the variety of beautiful brown, gold and bronze colours it has. The colours in this palette are not chalky which is a bonus, but rather very pigmented and soft textured, so it is easy to work with and blend the colours together. This palette is definitely a must have!" – Lizlizlive
Lizlizlive

"I fell in love with this eyeshadow palette the moment I opened it and was welcomed by the smell of chocolate, it smells delicious! I also love the variety of beautiful brown, gold and bronze colours it has. The colours in this palette are not chalky which is a bonus, but rather very pigmented and soft textured, so it is easy to work with and blend the colours together. This palette is definitely a must have!" – Lizlizlive

7. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

"I love the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, it covers all skin concerns instantly whilst treating your problematic skin in the long term. The lasting power is truly epic, and this foundation looks awesome in flash photography.I can’t get enough of this little beauty, my skin has honestly never looked so good! It’s official, I believe in Magic." – The Beauty Boy
The Beauty Boy

"I love the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, it covers all skin concerns instantly whilst treating your problematic skin in the long term. The lasting power is truly epic, and this foundation looks awesome in flash photography.I can’t get enough of this little beauty, my skin has honestly never looked so good! It’s official, I believe in Magic." – The Beauty Boy

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Bondi Sands

"It has to be the Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam in Dark! I mean, it's my absolute holy grail of tan. This brand landed in the UK this summer after becoming a hit with Aussie babes over the pond, and this mousse tan is my fave, it gives the most beautiful, flawless golden glow and has an incredible coconut scent too. When people ask if you've just got back from a beach-side holiday, you know you've found a gooden'." –

Beauty's Big Sister

9. Jace Russian Fede Raw Virgin Hair

Natural Belle
Jace Russian Fede

"Jace Russian Fede Raw Virgin Hair is a beauty beauty investment worth making. The hair is ethically sourced and comes in various textures, I made an amazing wig which is great for protecting your natural hair for ultimate hair growth!" –

Natural Belle

10. Mehron Celebre HD Cream Foundation

"Think Mac Studio Fix Fluid on a budget. This little gem comes in at under £10.00, but you won't find it in UK stores, so amazon is your best bet. This is the foundation one of Kylie Jenner's makeup artists swears by. It is super full coverage so more appropriate as a going out type foundation but it will give you the most gorgeous airbrushed finish that will last ALL night. It's also buildable so really great for acne prone skin or rosacea. Best applied with a beauty blender or stippling brush" – Hannah Leigh
Hannah Leigh

"Think Mac Studio Fix Fluid on a budget. This little gem comes in at under £10.00, but you won't find it in UK stores, so amazon is your best bet. This is the foundation one of Kylie Jenner's makeup artists swears by. It is super full coverage so more appropriate as a going out type foundation but it will give you the most gorgeous airbrushed finish that will last ALL night. It's also buildable so really great for acne prone skin or rosacea. Best applied with a beauty blender or stippling brush" – Hannah Leigh

The Plastic Boy
Anastasia Beauty

"I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter in ‎ So Hollywood. It's perfect for any skintone and it instantly adds a glow and dimension to the skin. It's the perfect highlighter for when your having a dull skin day. – The Plastic Boy

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12. MAC Satin Lipstick, Mocha

"I am hooked on a few MAC lipsticks and without a doubt my favourite is the MAC Satin Lipstick in Mocha.My everyday makeup look isn’t complete without it. I love the creamy semi-matte finish as it makes it so easy to wear. It’s more of a natural pink/peachy tone than the name mocha suggests but it works perfectly for my medium tone skin. Despite the huge array of lipsticks available I can often struggle to find a lip colour which can cover my naturally brown-toned lips. This product is so pigmented that my natural lip colour isn’t visible at all after a few swipes and it's long-lasting too." – Fresh Lengths
Fresh Lengths

"I am hooked on a few MAC lipsticks and without a doubt my favourite is the MAC Satin Lipstick in Mocha.My everyday makeup look isn’t complete without it. I love the creamy semi-matte finish as it makes it so easy to wear. It’s more of a natural pink/peachy tone than the name mocha suggests but it works perfectly for my medium tone skin. Despite the huge array of lipsticks available I can often struggle to find a lip colour which can cover my naturally brown-toned lips. This product is so pigmented that my natural lip colour isn’t visible at all after a few swipes and it's long-lasting too." – Fresh Lengths

Sophia Meola
Urbad Decay

"The Urban Decay All Nighter long-lasting setting spray is no doubt a worth while best beauty. It has completely changed my makeup routine and you can rest assure after application your makeup is not going anywhere! I have already stocked up on my next bottle." – Sophia Meola

14. La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Eye Gel

"I am in love with the La Roche-Posay Hydraphase eye gel. I first purchased it on new years eve in Paris and I have used it ever since. It helps to rejuvenate my puffy eyes after a lack of sleep, and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin". – Jade Vanriel
Jade Vanriel

"I am in love with the La Roche-Posay Hydraphase eye gel. I first purchased it on new years eve in Paris and I have used it ever since. It helps to rejuvenate my puffy eyes after a lack of sleep, and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin". – Jade Vanriel

15. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

"Unequivocally the best product to grace my face. It's a replenishing night time facial oil with distilled botanicals that work to visibly restore the appearance of skin come morning. This has transformed my skin and I love it." – Tea Party With Alice
Tea Party With Alice

"Unequivocally the best product to grace my face. It's a replenishing night time facial oil with distilled botanicals that work to visibly restore the appearance of skin come morning. This has transformed my skin and I love it." – Tea Party With Alice