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Expert reviews: 4 beauty newbies
We’re at it once again, trialing some of our favourite new beauty finds and giving our expert reviews on how they perform. From the coolest new anti-wrinkle treatment in town, to a shampoo and conditioner that promise volume from root to tip, we’re sure you’ll love these beauty newbies just as much as we do.
bh’s Anna says:
I am such a big fan of rose fragrances and I love that they're making a comeback! Rose is such a gorgeous, feminine and classic scent and the new Body Shop British Rose EDT captures it in a perfectly subtle way. I've been spritzing this on my pulse points on work days and it gives me a soft, floral fragrance without being overpowering. I also use the exfoliating scrub and body butter from the British Rose range (yep, I'm a total fan girl). I wouldn't swap my beloved Marc Jacobs perfumes for this one on nights out but it's the perfect daytime fragrance!
Klorane Shampoo and Conditioner with Flax Fiber
bh’s Astrid says:
I’m not particularly devoted to a certain shampoo and conditioner – in fact, I recently interviewed Jaye Edwards and he confirmed what I’ve always believed: that it’s best to change your shampoo and conditioner up regularly. At the moment I’m using the Klorane Shampoo and Conditioner with Flax Fiber. Firstly, I love Klorane products, because they’re formulated using natural plant extracts, so not only are they a good choice for my hair, they smell great, too. This new range works to detangle your hair and give it lift, without weighing it down. Since using this shampoo and conditioner, I’ve noticed my roots do have a little more lift, but more importantly I also can wait longer between washes, and my hair doesn’t feel dehydrated and dry. There’s also a leave-in spray from the range I’ve been meaning to try – will have to get back to you on that one!
bh’s Kate says:
This is a great serum to prep the skin before you apply moisturiser. I LOVE the little balls (they pop with every application) which makes the product start actively working just before it hits your skin. My face felt smooth and hydrated while I was trialling this product. Another bonus – NIVEA products are such a great price point – and I especially like the Q10 range which doesn't feel heavy (even though I'm quite liberal with my application) or leave any residue on my face. It smells lovely and fresh too!
bh’s Julia says:
I've always been one to wear nude shades so this palette is perfect for me! The colours came out quite light which was great for a daytime look, but if I wanted a darker look I found using the lightest colour as a base made the colours come out quite pigmented. They had a nice smooth texture which made it very easy to blend to get a beautiful smoky look that didn't take too long. It also lasted all day without leaving crease marks. Given there are 15 shades, the palette offers many options to create different looks, making the product really versatile. And the slim packaging is perfect to pop in my bag when I'm on the go. I'm glad I have finally found the perfect palette for amazing eye-popping looks.
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