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5 Things To Make You Look Fabulous, Fast

VERSO Reviving Eye Mask

If it’s been one of those weeks and your under-eye bags are more ‘suitcase’ than YSL clutch, reach for VERSO’s incredible hydrogel {Reviving Eye Mask} – patches infused with high levels of supercharged Retinol 8 and line-lessening hyaluronic acid, to counteract crow’s feet and tighten things up within just 20 minutes. Whack them on whilst your life fuel (read: coffee) is brewing.

If it’s a pimple that’s a-brewin’ (quakes), you need Sonya Dakar’s fast-acting {Blemish Buster} – an on-the-spot treatment that’s brimming with zit-zapping lavender, camphor and colloidal silver ions, to quickly quash any unwelcome eruptions. Salicylic acid works to clarify pores and exfoliate gently – just dab on clean skin and allow a few seconds to dry before bed. You’ll wake up clear-skinned (and incredibly smug).

If your morning-time ritual involves hitting the snooze button 24 times before panic-preparing for work in ten minutes, Blithe’s clever {Splash Masks} are just what the lazy girl ordered. These innovative, in-shower masks are enriched with soothing, firming, or revitalising extracts – just splash and pat repeatedly while you will yourself into ‘awake-ness’. The ultimate, ultra-easy way, to kick-start each day looking luminous.

And, if it’s too late for preventative measures, you’re going to need a good concealer… W3ll PEOPLE’s {Bio Correct} formula is chock-full of good-for-skin extracts – including pomegranate, coffee and line-smoothing peptides – to correct as it camouflages. With a featherweight, full-coverage formula, simply press onto pimples, blend under the eyes or apply with a brush to disguise discolouration. It’s a definitive handbag must-have…

Looking a bit peely-wally? Reach for blusher – few things grant such an immediate semblance of ‘youth’ and wellbeing. Pixi’s split-pan {Beauty Blush Duo} comes complete with fluffy brush for flawless application. The dusky rose colour is pinched-your-cheeks perfect, while the subtle, gold-toned highlight creates an enviable, soft focus glow. A further dab of highlight on your brow bone, Cupid’s bow and at the inner corner of each eye will finish things off beautifully.

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…