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LOOKFANTASTIC’s Skincare, Makeup and Fragrance Icons of 2022!

LOOKFANTASTIC’s Skincare, Makeup and Fragrance Icons of 2022!
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer1 year ago
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Heroing the most prestigious products in the beauty industry, our annual Icons campaign shines a spotlight on innovative and timeless brands that deserve to take centre stage. Each iconic product has been individually selected by our team, creating a league of beauty legends that will make you feel and look fantastic every single day.Looking for some new additions to your beauty regimes? Meet the skincare, makeup and fragrance icons of 2022!

The skincare icons

Eve Lom Cleanser

Kicking off with a favourite in the beauty community, this beloved cleanser is famed for its effortless cleansing and ultra-gentle exfoliation. Packed with clove oil and cocoa butter, this rich formula is a treat for the skin.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Also raved about by skinfluencers, this butter-smooth balm from Elemis gained icon status by knocking old school wipes off the top spot with its makeup melting abilities. Delivering a truly spa-like experience at home, this balm has become our Holy Grail!

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask

It's the viral sensation that took over the TikTok scene thanks to its satisfying pore-extracting formula. Formulated with lavender oil and coffee seed extract, skin is left refreshed, radiant and refined after just one use.

Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules 

With each carefully measured capsule bursting with retinol and moisture-boosting ceramides, these silky serum pods are an innovation in their field, delivering the ideal dose of plumping hydration.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Sun Cream

This ultra-lightweight, invisible formula is your pocket-sized SPF BFF. Enhanced with the exclusive filter MEXORYL400 for added UVA protection, this water, sweat and sand-resistant sunscreen is a force to be reckoned with.

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser 

Recommended by dermatologists and skinfluencers alike, this hyaluronic acid-infused cleansing cream is designed to sweep away makeup effortlessly, whilst quenching thirsty complexions - now that's iconic.

VICHY Minéral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum 

Powered by natural-origin hyaluronic acid and Vichy's highest concentration of Volcanic Mineralizing Water, this lightweight gel serum offers long-lasting moisture to suit any complexion type.

111SKIN Y Theorem Repair Serum NAC Y2 

Developed using the knowledge of space scientists responsible for astronaut wellbeing, the patented NAC Y2 formula from 111SKIN boasts powerful anti-ageing abilities, protecting skin from external aggressors for an out-of-this-world glow.

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum 

From the iconic brand Lancôme, comes their fan-favourite serum, designed to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst boosting complexion clarity for a subtle youthful radiance.

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream 

This instagrammable pot of peptide-enriched goodness works to restore skin balance and deliver plumping moisture. Fortified with amino acids and soybean folic acid, lacklustre skin is given a new lease of life.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream 

Creating high quality natural skincare since 1851, Kiehl’s complexion quenching blend of squalane and glycerin instantly imparts skin with a lightweight dewy radiance.  

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Ultimate Cleanse 

This balmy cleanser envelops skin in a soothing milk, formulated with antioxidants and vitamin E and A to respect your skin's natural balance and provide an effective, gentle cleanse.


The makeup and fragrance icons

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 

Silky and seamless, this award-winning formula has been the best kept secret of makeup artists for over twenty years, earning icon status thanks to its pore-blurring Micro-fil™ technology  

Buy Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 

A favourite of MUAs and beauty gurus alike, this strong-hold mist has long captivated the beauty influencer scene thanks to its temperature control technology and 16-hour staying power. 

Erborian CC Cream 

From innovative K-beauty brand Erborian comes this award-winning CC cream. With all the lightweight hydration of a moisturiser, and the sheer coverage of a foundation, this clever cream adjusts to your unique skin tone, providing a match made in heaven.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze

Dominating the brow makeup scene for years, this arch-enhancing wax from Anastastia Beverly Hills keeps brows frozen in place all day, providing the coveted laminated look.

By Terry Cellularose CC Serum 

Available in four complexion-boosting shades, this colour-control elixir contains innovative light-reflecting technology to infused skin with long-lasting radiance.

NARS Cosmetics Blush - Orgasm 

An undisputed icon of the beauty community, this award-winning blush sweeps skin with a constellation of shimmering pigments, highlighting cheeks with a silky pink glow.

NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette - Warm Neutrals 

Featuring sixteen timeless shades, this pigmented palette from NYX melts effortlessly onto lids to provide a wash of blendable and buildable colour.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara

Climbing to icon status thanks to our For You page, this lash-lengthening wonder shocked the beauty scene with its ability to take lashes to the next level.

Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer 

The secret to an ethereal glow, this unique jelly-like primer seals in long-lasting hydration for your complexion before applying your makeup. Enriched with microalgae and vitamins C and B3, this skincare-primer hybrid is the cream of the priming crop.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette 

An instant classic, this juicy, crisp scent from Marc Jacobs opens with wild berries and white violet on a jasmine heart to leave you smelling as fresh as a daisy.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum

A cabinet staple for fragrance lovers far and wide, this iconic scent from YSL combines captivating notes of juicy pear accord with a base of black coffee accord and white musk to create a sensual blend, ideal for the modern woman.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

A vibrant bouquet of floral notes, this iconic fragrance combines bergamot, centifolia rose and amber for a feminine rich blend to suit any occasion.

Discover the full range of icons on LOOKFANTASTIC. 
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!