By Natalie Chui
What it is:
Perhaps the most infamous blush of all time, NARS’ Orgasm blush is designed to flatter all skin tones, and the shade is a mixture of peach and pink pigments with shimmery gold flecks.
What we thought:
“I’m a recent powder blush convert since using NARS’ Orgasm blush. The soft golden flecks give my cheeks a lovely sheen and the formula is creamy and saturated.”
Victoria Nufer, Digital Copywriter
“I love this blusher as it’s the perfect mix between peach and pink and has a gold shimmer, without being too glittery. You don’t need to use much to get a nice glow!”
Izabelle Olofsson, eCommerce Category Trader for Beauty
“I always thought of myself as a bronzer girl but after using this, I can definitely see why this product is a cult favourite. It’s feminine without being too pink and adds brightness to my cheeks. I think I have a new favourite product!”
Grace Malden, eCommerce Category Manager for Beauty, Accessories & Gifts
NARS Orgasm Blush, £25
Soothing and moisturising, Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream is composed of plant-based ingredients, which include rose petal wax, extracts of St. John’s wort and marshmallow.
“Initally, I found the consistency of this cream quite thick, but once I applied it onto the face, it felt really smooth and comforting. My only gripe is that the tube is too small!”
Natalie Chui, Junior Editor for Beauty & Womenswear
“As someone who struggles with dry skin, finding a quenching moisturiser is an endless endeavor, but this cream is packed full of natural botanicals that soothe my skin. It’s quite oily, so it may interfere with your foundation.”
“This product is a heavy-duty day cream for the days when your skin needs that extra TLC. It’s a bit intense for daily use on my skin but it smells divine and I will definitely be upping the usage over winter.”
Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream, £30.50
Launched in 1999, MAC’s Ruby Woo lipstick shade has since become synonymous with the brand itself due to its striking, true red colour and long-lasting formula.
“I wore it to a dinner party and my friends loved the shade so much, they all swore to buy one. It’s not a cult favourite unless you can convert your friends, right?”
Erin Fox, Digital Content Manager
“I tend to veer away from red lipstick, however, when I applied this lipstick with a brush, it gave my lips a nice, berry-like sheen and helped tone down the intensity of the pigment.”
Natalie Chui, Junior Editor for Womenswear & Beauty
“Red is my colour and I love the matte finish of this iconic lipstick shade. It lasts for hours but may feel chalky if you don’t apply a good balm first.”
MAC Matte Lipstick, £17.50
Utilising natural collagen-producing protein, BIOEFFECT’S EGF serum visibly smooths the complexion and increases the skin’s thickness.
“I have seen a real improvement in my skin after using this product for a few weeks, even though it's an added step in my skincare routine.”
“I was surprised by the serum’s viscous consistency. It can feel tacky when not followed with a cream, so I wear it as part of my nighttime regime. After using it, I noticed that my pores appeared smaller and my skin felt more plump.”
“What I like about this serum is that a little goes a long way! You only need two to four drops and you don’t have to apply a moisturiser on top.”
BIOEFFECT EGF Serum, £125
Inspired by the Queen of Hungary’s historic “elixir of youth”, Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is a vegan, natural and paraben-free facial mist that refreshes and tones the face.
“Two words: so refreshing! I’ve opted to use this in my post-workout skincare regime and the balm mint is really cooling after working up a sweat.”
“I’ve used several facial mists, and this is by far my favourite! It smells like a spa in a bottle and I use it whenever I need to freshen up as it gives my skin an instant hydration boost.”
“I like that the Beauty Elixir is made of natural ingredients and that it’s vegan and paraben-free, but the scent just wasn’t for me.”
Izabelle Oloffson, eCommerce Category Trader for Beauty
Caudalie Beauty Elixir 100ml, £32