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Little Beauty Boosters, All Under £20

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer

You’ve made it past ‘Blue Monday’ and, in answer to New Order’s famous question, it feels grrrrrrreat (thanks for asking)… ignoring the fact that you’re virtually penniless (speaking from personal experience), and in desperate need of a pick-me-up. Which is why, we’ve rounded up eight little beauty boosters that won’t break the bank but will brighten up even the darkest of January mornings…

Scooping the top spot is Anastasia Beverly Hills’ brand new {Brow Definer} – best friend to your best-loved Brow Wiz, with an angled tip for effortless eyebrow enhancement. Available in ten shades, it’s the must-have addition to your arch-defining arsenal.

Konjac Sponges Pure Puff Sponge with ChamomileEmbrace the craze for all things Eastern and add Konjac Sponges to your skin care ritual. Made from an Asian potato, each fibrous ‘puff’ is perfect for exfoliating gently – eliminating dulling dead cells without upsetting even sensitive complexions. You can even choose one that’s infused with purifying {Charcoal}, {French Green Clay} or calming {Chamomile} to re-establish equilibrium.

Now available in a limited edition trial size (50ml), there’s no better time to trigger an addiction to {Liquid Gold’s} phenomenal, skin brightening abilities. Ideal for undoing December’s excesses, this resurfacing treatment ticks every skin care box; battling blemishes, refining skin’s texture, softening fine lines and fading acne scars. Believe the hype!

TONYMOLY Red Wine Sheet MaskSheet masks are a ‘thing’ and this is one Korean beauty trend that shows no sign of slowing. There’s a TONYMOLY mask for every face fiasco (and at only £6 each, you can collect a veritable skin care wardrobe). Choose {Aloe} to calm and re-hydrate, {Tomato} to restore lost radiance and {Red Wine} to minimise pores.

A little one pot wonder, Moa’s {The Green Balm} is jam-packed with pure, organic yarrow. A renowned skin healer, it’s brilliant for grazes, burns and bruises – and can even be mixed with hot water and lemon to help relieve the pain of a sore throat.

If you’re feeling a little bit ‘meh’, up the beauty ante in an instant with a set of Huda Beauty’s false eyelashes. Super soft and feathery, {Gisele #1} are fabulously fluttery (without looking overtly faux), and can be re-used up to 12 times if you’re careful with them. Just don’t forget the {Lash Glue}.

Deborah Lippmann Genie in a BottleFor natural nails to be proud of, Deborah Lippmann’s {Genie in a Bottle} has a mesmerising violet hue which neutralises yellowing and staining, whilst counteracting dullness to leave ‘nude’ nails looking prettily pink and polished. It’s also rich in nourishing ingredients (vitamin E, biotin and sunflower seed oil) to promote strength and help encourage healthy growth.

Few things are as youth-boosting as colour-pop blush, and Stila’s {Aqua Glow Watercolour Blush} comes in five, vibrant shades to grant a dewy flush to cheeks. Lit-from-within in a pot, apply with fingertips or a soft, buffing brush to achieve a gorgeous, ‘soft focus’ effect.




Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...