Beauty from across the pond! Beloved British beauty brands have slowly been trickling their way into the US market, and it’s clear to see why. Innovative products with gorgeous packaging, the Brits clearly know a thing or two about beauty. Keep reading for ten British beauty products we can’t get enough of.
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow: This stunning bronzer/highlighter duo will make anyone look like a A-list movie star. Encased in a sleek, luxe compact, this contouring set is incredible. Both powders are buttery soft and blend like a dream. Use the sculpting bronzer to define your cheekbones, temples and jawline. Then, use the highlight to the top of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, cupid’s bow and any other area you’d like to emphasize. ($68)
Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow BB Cream: This BB cream by Burberry gives your skin the most ethereal, dewy glow. Wear it on its own for a ‘no makeup makeup’ look: just a hint of coverage. You can also mix a bit into your foundation to add luminosity. It’s only available in three shades currently, but is formulated in a way that it seamlessly matches all skin tones. Bonus: it has SPF 20, so it’s ideal for using during the day. ($44)
Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick: These might be one of the most underrated liquid lipsticks out there. Available in a wide array of colors, these velvety lipsticks sit beautifully on lips, last all night and are super comfortable. They don’t settle into fine lines, crack, feather or bleed. If you’re looking for a standout red shade, you need to grab Diva – it’s the most beautiful true red. ($19)
Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic: This toner is a holy grail cult classic. Use it post-cleansing, pre-moisturizing to reveal brighter, radiant skin. Formulated with aloe vera and ginseng, it gently exfoliates dead skin cells and removes any remaining dirt or makeup after cleansing. It works for all skin types – even sensitive. Continued use will lead to more luminous, blemish-free skin. ($15)
Boots No7 Extreme Length Mascara: Extreme is right! If you’re looking for crazy length, you need to try this affordable mascara. The flexible brush grabs onto every lash, extending them to make eyes appear more open and awake. The formula is extremely buildable – a few coats will give you that ‘falsies’ look. It’s also hypoallergenic, so it won’t irritate even the most sensitive eyes. ($8.99)
Jo Malone London Basil & Neroli Cologne: This perfume smells like summer. It’s so incredibly fresh and clean. The earthy, woody scent has key notes of basil, neroli and white musk. It’s a very subtle scent that is ideal for daytime. Every Jo Malone scent is phenomenal – they are all simple and pure, in the best way possible. Go to Sephora’s site to discover the one that’s right for you. ($130)
Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette: Ulta has just begun carrying Sleek Makeup, which is one of the most beloved affordable beauty brands in the UK. The Solstice Highlighting Palette is one of their most popular products – a compact set with four different, gorgeous highlighters. The palette features two baked powders, a cream formula and one shimmery powder, so there’s something to complement every look. ($14.99)
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder: Arguably the best pressed powder at the drugstore, this best-selling Rimmel powder will keep your complexion in check all day. A sweep of the powder, available in both a transparent shade and skin tone colors, will absorb any excess oil without looking cakey. It also helps minimize the appearance of large pores. ($4.99)
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner: Achieve perfect winged liner with ease with this incredible liquid liner from Eyeko. The felt-tip eyeliner delivers intense, waterproof color with just one stroke. The precise tip makes it so simple to get a beautiful cat eye – it’s a great liner for a liquid newbie. The special formula stays put for hours; you can even put it on your waterline. It won’t budge. ($22)
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Naked Rose: The most beautiful ‘goes with any look’ blush. This silky, lightweight matte blush by Illamasqua delivers a gorgeous pink flush. A swipe gives you a natural look, but it can be built up if you’re going for a stronger look. You can also use it wet for more intense color. ($28)
What are your favorite British beauty products? Let us know in the comments below!