The Affordable Spring Summer Beauty Heroes We’re Loving

STELLAR PROMOTION: You won't even have to spend €5 to get some of these wonder products!

Whether you want to achieve a flawless complexion with a natural glow, battle unwanted dark circles under the eyes or you’re chasing the perfect super-soft matte lip, essence and Catrice are proving why they’re consistent faves at STELLAR HQ with their spring summer 2020 launches.

Catrice Hydro Plumping Serum (€6.80) & Instant Awake Concealer (€5.50)

Beauty editors are buzzing about Catrice’s first ever skin care product – the Hydro Plumping Serum (with Hyaluronic Acid). We all know that skin care is the first step to a more beautiful complexion, creating the base and preparing the skin for a stunning make-up look. The serum (which costs just €6.80!) contains 1.5 percent hyaluronic acid, which moisturizes the skin and plumps it visibly, as well as panthenol, which has a calming effect. Apply two drops of the serum to the cleansed face in the morning and evening and massage gently into the skin – for a pleasant feeling on the skin and a healthy looking, fresh complexion.

The Instant Awake Concealer, which you can nab for €5.50, promises to banish dark circles. Thanks to its medium coverage and light, buildable texture, it offers a fresh, awake look and a smooth but naturally matte finish. High-quality, nourishing ingredients also moisturize, guarantee an anti-wrinkle effect and visibly reduce small lines – and it’s available in three shades.

Catrice 5 in 1 Setting Powder (€5.50) & Catrice Pro Next-Gen Nudes & Pro Neon Earth Slim Eyeshadow Palettes (Both €11.45)

To maintain your look for as long as possible, look no further than Catrice’s 5 in 1 Setting Powder (also €5.50). This high-performance powder mattifies and sets every look in place. No matter whether it’s during a busy work day or summer holidays the pressed, colourless powder is water and sweat-proof and protects the skin with a sun protection factor of 10.

The Pro Next-Gen Nudes & Pro Neon Earth Slim Eyeshadow Palettes, both €11.45, are perfect whether you’re looking to create a delicate, feminine daytime look or an extraordinary eye-catching evening look. Both palettes offer 14 highly pigmented, colour-intensive eyeshadows which are easy to blend and inspire a variety of eye make-up styles!

essence MySkinPerfector Tinted Primer (€4.95) & Loose Fixing Powder (€4.80)

Moving on to essence, the MySkinPerfector Tinted Primer and Loose Fixing Powder are essentials for maintaining beautiful skin. The ultra-light formulas make impurities disappear gently, visibly refine the pores and at the same time conjure-up a completely natural, flawless complexion. The weightless formula of the Loose Fixing Powder (€4.80) gives the skin an even, matte finish without a mask-like effect, while the Tinted Primer (€4.95) works great as natural coverage for smooth skin, or conjures up a flawless complexion when applied as a base in combination with foundation!

essence 24ever Ink Liner (€3.50) & essence Stay 8h Matte Liquid Lipstick (€3.80)

essence’s 24ever Ink Liner (€3.50) is the perfect tool to achieve intense, deep-black looks with just one stroke. Lasting up to 24 hours with a silky matte finish, the accurate, stable tip means the eyeliner can easily be guided along the lash line.

The Stay 8h Matte Liquid Lipstick (€3.80) is another essence favourite that won’t budge – easily applied and available in nine colours, it lasts for 8 hours with a texture so light, you’ll barely feel it.

Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara (€4.40)

Finally, the Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara (€4.40) definitely lives up to its name. The oil-free and vegan formula doesn’t just tint the lashes in black colour, it also wraps itself around fine hairs like a gentle film – for a perfect look every day. Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara doesn’t clump or crumble and the best thing is, it’s easy to remove with warm water – no makeup remover required!

The Catrice and essence ranges (both cruelty-free!) are widely available from Penneys and pharmacies nationwide.