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.
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.
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!
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’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.
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.
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