Beauty Editor's Favourite “Lockdown” Beauty Discoveries
It’s officially been a year and half since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. For many of us, that’s meant prolonged periods of time at home with our routines disrupted. Among the many unpredictable moments we continue to experience during this time, skin care and self-care have emerged with new value in our daily routines.
These are some of the beauty products we’ve discovered and most enjoyed during this unusual time. From a mood-boosting eyeliner to muscle-easing bath salts, these are the items that have soothed our complexions and our nerves.
ILIA Multi Stick
This is a Zoom saver! If you’re not wearing much makeup while working from home, this is the perfect pick-me-up. Swipe a little on cheeks, lips, and across the bridge of the nose, and dab a tiny bit on the eye lids for a put-together look.
Christian Dior Diorshow On Stage Liner Waterproof
Even if you’re not makeup kind of gal or guy, an impulsive green eye pencil will not disappoint! Keep the rest of your makeup simple, with just a pop of green on the lids. It’s unexpected and will make you smile every time you look in the mirror!
Chanel La Solution 10 De Chanel Sensitive Skin Cream
If your skin is misbehaving as a result of the lack of fresh air and sunlight, this is the perfect product for you. It’s formulated with just 10 ingredients and made for sensitive, irritated skin. It’s hydrating and comforting but not-too-thick in consistency, and it really soothes and hydrates skin at its most irritated.
Aveda Stress-Fix Soaking Salts
Pre pandemic, long, hot baths may not have been on the top of your to do list! That may have all changed and we need to introduce you bath salts for their much needed calming and restorative action. It may just be the self care moment you need to my muscles and nerves.
St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Serum - Glow Boosting Vitamin C & D
This could easily become your must-have product during COVID-19 lockdowns! It does exactly what it says—boosts your glow—with a natural formula enriched with vitamins and hyaluronic acid. It’s subtler than a conventional ‘self-tanner’ and makes you look just a little bit more alive and energised.
Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask
This may easily become the backbone of your lockdown skincare routine! The simple name quickly proves itself, it calms redness, it works as an overnight skin quencher, leaving the complexion plump, even in the morning. It is even useful for razor burn and mask-induced skin irritations. It is a jar of goodness!
EltaMD UV Daily Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen SPF 40
The SPF 40 formula provides everyday sun protection, even though we are mostly stuck indoors, it’s a good habit to keep up! This product is great for someone with a minimal routine, you can it use it as an all-in-one item: moisturiser, SPF, and skin perfecter.
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