Beauty products to suit your lifestyle

It’s always great to find desert-island beauty products that you know you can rely on to make life that little bit easier. Here are a few of my top beauty quick-fix items that won’t let you down:

Always on the go

If you’re always busy and find that washing your hair just takes up too much time, dry shampoo is a must – and formulations have come on leaps and bounds in recent years. Percy & Reed No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo is definitely one to try - perfect for oily or fine hair, it will soak up excess oil to give your hair an instant refresh. Just give your locks a good brushing and spray near to the roots.

When daily life is hectic, it can be challenging to look radiant and refreshed. A complexion highlighter is the key. Benefit’s High Beam has become a cult product for adding that ‘natural’ youthful glow, with its pearlised sheen that reflects light softly.

Or if you just need a little pick-me up, perk up your colour with a golden fake tan. Try James Read BB Gradual Face Tan to provide a very natural glow; it’s boosted with anti-ageing red algae too.

Benefit’s High Beam
Time short


If you’ve ever struggled to zip up your make-up bag or wondered why your handbag was so heavy, a multi-function product like the aptly named The Multiple by NARS comes up trumps. Use it on your lips, cheeks, eyes and body. The creamy versatile formula and sheer colour means it can be easily blended for a natural finish. Japonesque’s Go Curl Eyelash Curler is a handy size to take on the go with you, or to slip into your travel bag.

Pocket lash curler
Outdoor types

Outdoor types

If fresh air or a sporty life is your kind of thing, then protecting your skin against the elements is important. Bobbi Brown’s SPF 50 Protective Face Base is a moisturising lotion that comes packed with Vitamin E, algae and chamomile to calm and soothe the skin. The high factor SPF will mean you don’t have to worry about carrying a sun screen.

If you want a moisturiser that also gives you colour as well as high SPF, then Kiehls BB creamoffers high SPF50 as well as a hint of colour and evening out the appearance of irregularities in skin tone.



Environmental pollutants can be harsh on the skin, especially around the eyes. Once you hit your 30s, it's time to start investing in some eye cream to protect the skin and fight the fine lines. A miracle worker is Philosophy's Miracle Worker Anti-Ageing Retinoid Eye Repair. This silky, wrinkle-busting cream will help smooth your under-eye area and reduce
dark circles.