Written by Annie Whitfield
Our Empowered Beauty edit is finally here and it’s one of our most inspiring collections yet. Inside, you’ll find a multitude of beauty goodies, that have not only been selected by the experts at LiB for their quality, but also because of the brands and their individual stories. Each brand featured in this box is either founded by, led by or supports and empowers women. If that’s not enough to intrigue you, this box was also created in collaboration with our charity partner Look Good Feel Better, a charity that provides vital mental and physical wellbeing support to those suffering with cancer. We are honoured to have worked with LGFB on this box, and 10% of all proceeds will go to the charity.
Now, let’s talk about what’s inside – in short, an explosion of beauty goodness that we promise will be super easy to slide into any beauty routine. To make things easier for you, we’ve grouped the individual products into categories, so you know ‘you’ll love them if…’.
You’ll love these products if… you enjoy easy to use, quick to apply, effective skincare. These products mean business, no mess, no fuss, just supercharged, super-fast skincare.
Nip + Fab AND Rodial – founded by Maria Hatzistefan, who created not one but two brands delivering high tech skincare and innovative makeup collections.
Vitamin C Scrub: If you haven’t already got some form of vit c in your beauty regime, then get to know! Vitamin C is packed with antioxidants, that benefit your skin by protecting it from pollution and general wear and tear. A scrub is a great way to get a hit of vitamin c whilst also gently buffing away dead skin cells, leaving you with a glowing and even complexion. This formula is soft, smooth and contains coconut oil. We guarantee your skin will feel rejuvenated and moisturised after just one use. ALWAYS ensure you use SPF after vitamin c to protect your skin from sun damage.
Dragon’s Blood Essence: The beauty of facial mists is simply how easy going they are. Use me as part of your morning routine? Sure. Spritz throughout the day for a gentle pick me up? Go for it. Pop me in the fridge and use me for a summer cool down? HELL YES. This super hydrating dragon’s blood essence mist from Rodial is packed full of rejuvenating ingredients and smells devine, making it the perfect mist to use as part of an active skincare routine.
Balance Me – Founded by a sister-duo, their brand is all about delivering products that recognise the importance of taking time for self-care.
Gradual Tanning Drops: A true beauty secret, tanning drops are the finishing touch to maintaining glowing, healthy looking skin. If you feel like your skin needs a little bit of a pick me up, but you don’t want to have to wear a full face of makeup, introduce a few drops of these into your routine. Simply add to your favourite moisturiser and apply as normal, taking note to blend into your hairline, neck and ears. Wait a few hours and you will see your skin slowly starting to look sunkissed and glowing. This formula from balance me never fails, smells delicious and delivers a subtle but healthy looking finish.
You’ll love these products if… you’re a beauty guru at heart that likes a subtle but effective finish and never shies away from the latest beauty trends.
NAILKIND – A friendship duo that has created a brand that delivers vegan, cruelty-free and luxurious nail colours without the price tag.
Darlin’ Clementine: First up, this shade is EXCLUSIVE to our Empowered Beauty Box, so if you think you’re going to get the perfect orange somewhere else – think again. A burnt orange that screams summer, is easy to apply, needs only ONE coat, is vegan, cruelty free and is bang on trend is hard to come by… so let’s just leave it there, shall we?
Zoeva – To direct quote the founder: “When women are using my products, I want them to feel inspired.”- Zoe Boikou.
Spice Of Life Highlight Face Palette: What we love about Zoeva is the incredible formulas the brand delivers – never overpowering, subtle yet always just-enough, this highlight palette is a summer-beauty-look’s best friend. The champagne highlight is sure to enhance the high points of your face, whilst the shimmering blush shade is so on trend we’re surprised it wasn’t crafted specifically for TikTok’s for you page. A must have, no question.
The Beauty Crop – One woman, creating a brand from scratch that is uncompromising on high-quality ingredients whilst being kind to the planet.
Wing Women Liquid Eyeliner: The world of eyeliner has come a long way from burning the end of your knol to ‘make it stay for longer’ or to ‘intensify the colour’. A liquid pen is as easy to use as it looks, and this offering from The Beauty Crop delivers a super precise nib, making a cat eye flick (marginally) less panic inducing, plus it’s completely smudge proof.
Studio 10 – Founded by Grace Fodor, she said: “I want every woman as they age, to look and feel their most beautiful and confident version of themselves.”
Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss: A balm gloss hybrid is relatively hard to come by and if you haven’t tried one yet, expect the shine and intensity of a gloss that also nourishes the lips. This formula offers a non-sticky consistency with a very sheer tint, providing an easy to use, handbag essential.
You’ll love these products if… you like to take care of yourself from the inside out, ensuring that you never fall short on looking after those sometimes overlooked areas.
Evolution_18 – Founded by THE Bobbi Brown herself, this brand was created from her passion to take care of yourself from the inside.
Beauty Gummies: If the irresistible flavour is not enough to tempt you (trust us, think Vimto infused strawberry laces) then the after effects of the gummies will. Packed full of biotin, these gummies promise to strengthen your hair and nails, and should be taken twice daily. A real life inside beauty secret.
Yardley – A brand that’s products have womens best interests at heart but that are also major supporters for our charity partner Look Good Feel Better.
Lily of the Valley Hand Cream: Hand cream is now more than ever one of the most essential beauty items you’ll need. Constant hand washing and sanatising has left a lot of us suffering with dry and cracked skin on our hands. This hand cream is nourishing, yet never sticky and absorbs in seconds – no post application greasy phone screen required. The refreshing scent of lily of the valley is subtle and uplifting, making for the ultimate selfcare on-the-go cream.
JustBe Botanicals – Founded by Gail Bryden this brand has a simple philosophy that is centred around inspiring others to be the best version of themselves.
JustBe Kind Rollerball: Infused with bergamot and manderin, the uplifting yet relaxing aroma of this rollerball screams selfcare. Whether you take yourself away from your desk and apply to your pulse points or apply before bed, this rollerball is a sure fire way to help you along your wellness journey.
It makes scents
You’ll love these products if… you enjoy modern, hard working, head turning fragrance. These fragrances transport you to a different location every time and we’re obsessed.
Floral Street – Hugely successful powerhouse Michelle Feeney has made it her mission to create luxury fragrance available to every modern woman.
London Poppy EDP AND Wild Vanilla Orchid EDP: When you select your Empowered Beauty Edit, you can make a choice between either one of these fragrances by Floral Street, if you’re struggling let us help. London Poppy – inspired by the capital city itself, this scent (ironically) is infused with Florida Orange and Scillian Lemon. It’s punchy, modern and oh-so-sultry. Wild Vanilla Orchid – take yourself on a summer stroll, on holiday, near the beach and that’s where this scent has taken us. The delicately balanced notes of vanilla leave a soft and sweet scent that blends into the skin for a natural, head turning scent.