Tried and tested: February’s top beauty buys worth investing in
Bring out those paychecks
Get cosy with this month’s fresh arrivals that promise to bring out the best in you. These are February’s top beauty buys, all tried and tested for you — there’s a new kind of mascara that gives you the effect of falsies, minus the sticky mess and a mutli-tasking palette to take with you for your summer holiday. If that’s not your beauty style, might we gently suggest the new fragrances from Calvin Klein and Narciso Rodriguez that we’re buying ourselves this Valentine’s Day?
Clear out some shelf space and invest in the ELLE beauty team’s February favourites.
Best beauty products that have hit shelves this January:
Here’s the definitive solution to downsizing a crowded make-up kit. It includes two lip balms, four eyeshadows, a matte bronzer, two creamy concealers, a mascara and two brushes — all supermodel approved.
Just as satisfying as a tall glass of iced tea on a hot day, this gel-like serum coddles the skin with essential nutrients and bucketloads of moisture. Put it on right before you apply your moisturiser for a velvety, smooth finish.
While the ELLE team is still divided on blue mascara, we all agree that this fibre version is good enough to replace falsies. It coats the lashes in volumising, silky filaments that give them the ‘are they real?’ effect instantly.
Not a reboot of the iconic fragrance, Obsession, Obsessed is a clean, spicy scent with citrus, sage, neroli and musk notes. It also gets a genderbending twist of lavender that’s synonymous with men's cologne.
There’s a fine line between working a sun-kissed glow, and looking like a bot from a sci-fi film shoot. This shimmery powder makes sure you never cross over to the other side, no matter what your skill set.
Fans of soft, smoky fragrances will be spellbound by this floral cocktail that has dense musk notes with kisses of rose, peony and violet. Highly intoxicating.