August: must-have beauty buys
Pre- or post-summer holiday, love or loathe the British summertime, you can count on The Upcoming, your favourite online daily magazine to bring a smile to every reader’s face, with a product to suit all of your beauty concerns.
If your hair is crying out for some serious TLC, then look no further than Natur vital anti-breakage mask – the perfect partner and beauty saviour to thirsty, over-styled hair. In just three minutes your hair is transformed from drab to fab!
With wheat-germ oil, ginseng and hydrolysed wheat proteins to rebuild and intensively nourish a damaged hair shaft, reducing breakage and split ends whilst restoring shine.
HealGel Face (£48)
Described by our panel of testers as a rescue team in a bottle, the exceptionally powerful anti-ageing formula treats and repairs a whole host of skin concerns. From lack lustre to loose, crepey skin, it’s HealGel to the rescue, smoothing, firming and plumping even the unhappiest of complexions.
With a powerful complex of arnica, peptides and biodynes to stimulate collagen production and omega oils to deliver deep hydration, furthering the plumping effect.
TOR lipstick (22 Euros)
No LBD is complete without a red lip, and usla airlines have created the ultimate in red lipsticks!
Co-pilot Jan Milhm set about creating the crème de la crème of red lipsticks by selecting a group of 11 men who live or work on Torrstrasse in Berlin. Jan decided that it’s men who ultimately admire, smell and taste the red lip. So who better to create the ultimate in red lipsticks? We have to agree that the end result is delightfully pleasing, even coverage with a gorgeous pillar box red cream textured lip colour, it’s certainly the ultimate in red pick-me-up shades. Mission accomplished.
Guerlain Mitsouko (from £38)
The height of mystery, Guerlain Mitsouko is an iconic and timeless fragrance. It has graced our noses with fruity notes of peach, the heady jasmine flower and may rose, cleverly blended with vetiver for added spice for many years.
With the Mitsouko wearer described as “a determined woman who accepts her destiny with the courage of the greatest heroines in literature”, our imagination conjures up images of great love stories and romance. Now who wouldn’t want a slice of that in their lives?
Pencil thin brows are well and truly last season. If you lust after today’s beauty zeitgeist “the power brow” never before has it been more achievable than with the use of brow boost.
For thicker, fuller brows in 30 days to frame your face beautifully, head over to Billion Dollar Brows.
With a convenient brush on applicator, smooth the formula over your brows before bedtime and in a matter of weeks you’ll see the beginning of your transformation.
Max Factor 2-in-1 gel shadow (£5.99)
New from Max Factor, the wild collection is certainly that! With heavily pigmented shades of shadow and liner, the collection is bang on trend and guaranteed to see you through summer.
Unleash your wild side with the 2-in-1 gel shadows, for the precision of chunky eyeliner yet the depth of colour, previously only achievable with the use of a shadow.
What impressed our panel of testers most about this gel pencil was the effortless application followed by extreme longevity of wear, even on the hottest day of the year. When we usually morph into an office of panda-eyed journalists, our gel shadows remained exactly where they had been precisely applied, looking immaculate after 12 hours wear. Now that really is fierce.
With a colour collection of eight bold shades, you’re sure to find one or a handful of shades to satisfy your desire.
Lauren’s Way dazzle lashes (£6.95)
For added “dazzle to your daytime” Lauren’s Way lashes deliver a beautifully elegant, yet sexy eye.
Easy to apply, with the glue included in this kit you are left with a long-lasting lengthened and thickened lash look, which our panel of testers instantly fell head over heels in love with.
Kent LBC1 back-combing brush (£8.95)
A brush that’s as beautiful as a piece of modern art, yet achieves effortless sky high volume!
Carved from a single piece of beechwood, the hairbrush is reinvented and becomes the height of style!
It has three rows of the finest quality boar and nylon bristle for strength and precision.
To use, simply take pieces of the hair, using the pointed handle to lift and section. Hold at the tip of the hair and brush towards the roots. Continue to work around the area requiring volume, then let the sections fall. To complete the look, use the brush to smooth over the top sections of hair. Back-combing has never been so easy, thanks Kent.
If you have previously dismissed the use of body oils for the time it takes to absorb, then you will love Viridian’s ultimate beauty skin repair oil. Jam-packed full of the most intensively nourishing, skin loving ingredients, promising to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars and uneven skin tone. Yet easily absorbed and leaving no greasy film on the skin, allowing the user to dress instantly without the fear of marking an outfit. Our panel of testers couldn’t have been more impressed with the skin repair oil, and saw dramatic improvements to undesirable marks on their body, boosts in skin hydration and overall appearance.
Our favourite brand of tooth whitening just got better. How is this possible, you ask? With the development of the beauty savvy, express whitening strips which we simply adore.
If the length of application time has previously deterred you from achieving a whiter smile, then look no further. For just £22.99 and minimal application time, the smile you crave is within touching distance!
Use couldn’t be any easier: apply the accelerating lotion to your teeth and place the minty fresh, clear strip over the top, wait five minutes to dissolve and voilà, process complete.
Without causing any damage to the teeth or their enamel, this peroxide free whitening system begins to whiten and dissolve stains upon contact. For no mess, no fuss maximum teeth-whitening power in a strip.