The #BeautyBOSS Edit marries both high street and high end favourites in one box; featuring 15 makeup, skincare and haircare products approved by The Sunday Times Style’s Sarah Jossel. We caught up with our editor, Jem, to discuss some of the products inside and why you NEED to try them…
GLOSSIER SUPER GLOW VITAMIN C + MAGNESIUM SERUM
As a long-term Glossier fan, it’s no surprise that I’m ecstatic to see Glossier in a LiB box. I remember the first time I stepped into the Glossier studio in New York, and my first ever order when the brand made its UK debut, AND I still get overexcited whenever a pink bubble pouch lands on my desk. Some of my holy grail products are from Glossier (hello, Boy Brow) and this serum has been a welcomed addition to my stash. Vitamin C is an active I introduced into my routine a while ago, and from all those that I’ve tried, this is one of the better ones. If you’re sat there wishing you could turn up the brightness on your skin, your wish has been granted. Vitamin C and magnesium work in tandem to energise and even the look of skin tone, creating a light-reflecting complexion. The milky emulsion soaks in immediately, delivering a delicate balance of 5% magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP for short—it’s a more stable form of vitamin C) with magnesium PCA’s mineral properties to improve the look of dark spots without irritation. Skin feels as if it’s been recharged, like a fresh battery at 100% (the dream!). Add Super Glow to your daily routine for that “lit from within” look, all the time.
NARS LAGUNA BRONZER
I’ve been loyal to NARS’ Laguna for as long as I can remember. In fact, it was way back when that it was on the OG blogs and worn by every beauty enthusiast living – it really is a cult classic that I now can’t be without. Not only do I have TWO full-sizes (one as a backup, obvs) but this mini is always among my on-the-go beauty kit. The shade is ideal for my pallor and doesn’t leave me looking dirty, great for both bronzing and contouring. The bonus for me is its matte formula, simply because I left my love for overly shimmery bronzers in the 00’s.
SOAP & GLORY WONDER SERUM – MULTI-ACTION LEAVE-IN SPRAY
If you’ve ever watched a LiB Live, you’ll know the extent of my love for leave-in conditioning sprays. I have a solid three that I go back to time and time again, and Soap & Glory’s Wonder Serum is among them. Although initially dubious of a predominantly bath and body brand launching into the hair sector, I was pleasantly surprised and have since gone on to fall in love with a number of products from the haircare line. The Wonder Serum doesn’t stray far from my dresser; it adds shine, tames frizz, detangles and smooths split ends to leave you with hair that looks, feels and smells glory-ous!
EAU THERMALE AVÈNE HYDRANCE RICH HYDRATING CREAM
If you have dry to very dry sensitive skin and struggle to find a moisturiser that’s hydrating enough without clogging pores, you can put your faith in this cult French pharmacy brand. Avéne was one of those no-frills skincare brands that was recommended for my sensitive skin when I was first getting into beauty. To this day, it remains a part of my routine. My skin is combination, but on the drier side, which is slightly problematic when all I want to do is get through my expansive skincare stash. When it’s acting up, turning to a respected, dermatologically tested brand like Avéne does wonders. After all, when it comes to skincare, the French know what they’re talking about. Rich in texture, this softening daily moisturiser has been formulated with Cohederm, a unique patented active proven to form reservoirs in dehydrated skin for long-lasting moisturisation.
BOBBI BROWN LONG-WEAR CREAM SHADOW STICK IN GOLDEN PINK
As I’ve gotten older, my makeup routine has been stripped back, and then some. Gone are the days of spending hours perfecting my face or combining six shades of eyeshadow for that perfect transition; I’m much lazier now. For lazy, average-skilled makeup enthusiasts like myself, one stick wonders are all the rage. If I can achieve a professional look with one product – and can do it in five minutes – I’m guaranteed to love it. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks take pride of place in my collection, of which I have amassed a fair few shades over the years. Golden Pink is one of those hues that really suits my blue eyes; one that screams ‘effortless chic’ – I simply adore it. Not only can I glide this over my eyelids in less than a minute (and on-the-go!) the finished look is intensely pigmented and radiant – great when you need to fake a good night’s sleep.
Worth £172, you too can try some of the very best in beauty for £40. Buy yours now!