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Premium beauty to suit every price point

Premium beauty to suit every price point
Holly James
Beauty Writer2 years ago
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Whether you're looking to treat yourself or find the perfect present for a loved one, discover our edit of the best premium beauty buys to suit every budget. We've picked out our favourites, from affordable luxury to the products that really are worth their price tag to help you decide what to splurge on (or not), this season.

Under £10

Grow Gorgeous Repair Strengthening Hair and Scalp Mask Mini - £6

Revitalise your locks and promote strength and shine with this luxurious Hair & Scalp Mask from Grow Gorgeous. Stimulating healthy hair growth and smoothing cuticles, the innovative formula creates glossier, smoother-looking strands using a blend of mineral-rich zinc, iron, copper and magnesium along with bio-functional peptides and amino acids, essential for hair health.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Dipbrow Gel - £9

A true cult-favourite, discover your best brows yet with the iconic Dipbrow Gel by Anastasia Beverly Hills. The lightweight yet intensely pigmented formula defines, fills and shapes brows with hair-like strokes for a natural and even finish.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser - £10

Care for your complexion with the ultra-gentle face cleanser from Kiehl's. pH balanced and blended with hydrating squalane, vitamin E and avocado oil, the formula effectively removes impurities without stripping the skin's natural oils.

Under £20

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser - £13

Leave your skin feeling fresh and supported with this bestselling Soy Face Cleanser. The 3-in-1 gel removes dirt, makeup and excess oil whilst restoring hydration levels and balancing pH levels to leave skin glowing and comfortable. Fortified with amino acids and soothing cucumber and aloe vera, the formula feels soothing on the skin, adding a touch of luxury to your everyday routine.

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick - £18.50

A true beauty icon, a MAC Lipstick is a must-have in everyone's makeup bag. The intensely-pigmented blend is available in 6 long-wearing shades, coating your lips in a flawless and fade-free cushion of colour with a smooth matte finish.

Kérastase Elixir Ultime L'Original Oil - £18.81

Achieve your softest, glossiest-looking hair yet with the professional-quality Elixir Ultime L'Original Oil from Kérastase. The multi-use oil revitalises lacklustre locks, nourishing hair from root to tip and hydrating for up to 96 hours. Infused with protective ingredients, the sweet and woody scented oil offers heat protection up to 230°C to ensure seamless and safe styling every time.

Under £30

ICONIC London Prep-Set-Glow - £24

Create an enviable, luminous finish with the Iconic London Prep-Set-Glow, a hybrid skincare and makeup formula that works to boost hydration whilst setting makeup with an ethereal shimmering effect. Blended with cooling cucumber and chamomile and enriched with vitamin E, the formula keeps skin shielded from environmental aggressors, whilst caffeine promotes a brighter and more energised complexion.

Lancôme Exclusive La Vie Est Belle Happiness Eau de Parfum - £29

Elegant and sophisticated, discover your new luxury signature scent with Lancôme. An uplifting blend of patchouli and iris, the La Vie Est Belle Happiness Eau de Parfum is the alluring and inspiring fragrance sure to become your new favourite.

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm - £29

Melt away the day with this velvety Cleansing Balm by Clinique. Instantly transforming from balm to oil when massaged into the skin, the moisturising blend smooths effortlessly across the complexion, dissolving dirt and makeup to leave your skin clear and clean.

Under £50

Montblanc Men's Explorer Eau de Parfum - £33

Winner of Best New Male Fragrance Award 2020, the Montblanc Explorer Eau de Parfum is a woody, aromatic blend of bergamot, sage, leather and patchouli. Evoking optimising and energy, the inspiring and unique scent awakens the senses, transporting you to far away lands and leaving you with a feeling of wanderlust.

Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF45 - £38

Discover hydration, SPF protection and buildable coverage all in one flawless foundation with the Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF45. The breathable, medium to full coverage makeup moisturises the skin for up to 12 hours, soothing the complexion with a blend of probiotics and antioxidant-rich chia seed extracts, whilst evening out the tone and texture.

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm with Professional Cleansing Cloth - £47

Make your morning cleanse an enjoyable experience with the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm and Professional Cleansing Cloth. Formulated with antioxidant moringa seed extract, wild sea fennel and vitamin E, the nourishing balm purifies and moisturises the skin whilst de-congesting pores and removing any excess oil or build up. Infused with orange, neroli, mandarin, jasmine and rose essential oils, the balm has an uplifting and invigorating scent that wakes up the senses as well as the skin.

Under £100

Givenchy L'Interdit Eau de Parfum - £57

Opening with top notes of ginger mixed with orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose, this harmonious and alluring fragrance from Givenchy gives off a mysterious and powerful edge. With hypnotic accords of patchouli and vetiver, the fragrance reveals a deeper side that inspires and entices the senses.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum - £83

This timeless scent opens with lively top notes of juicy pear accord and mandarin essence, balanced with base notes of black coffee accord, cedarwood essence and white musk. A heart of sweet vanilla and white flowers creates the perfect feminine fragrance finish that exudes confidence and spontaneity.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil - £75

Aiding the skin's natural recovery process, the Guerlain Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil helps to create a smoother, plumper and more radiant visage. Harnessing the powers of the most powerful bee products and made up of 95% naturally-derived ingredients carefully selected by Guerlain research, the non-greasy formula is lightweight and luxurious feeling on application.

Natasha Denona Zendo Palette - £64

Enhance your makeup bag with the professional quality Zendo Palette by Natasha Denona. Compact with a built in mirror for on-the-go application, the palette contains 15 highly-pigmented shades in a variety of finishes from matte to metallic.

Under £150

Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream Foundation - £108

Create a soft-focus, flawless base whilst nourishing the skin with the Radiant Cream Foundation from Clé de Peau Beauté. Blended with an exclusive skin-empowering illuminator and light-empowering enhancer, the foundation adds a healthy glow to the complexion whilst shielding against environmental aggressors and harmful UV rays.

111SKIN Exclusive Rose Quartz Exfoliating Mask - £115

Infused with precious rose quartz extract, this indulgent, rejuvenating mask helps to enhance skin's natural radiance and promote healthy cell turnover for a more youthful-looking complexion. Powered by bakuchiol, a natural and more gentle alternative to retinol, and lactic acid, the mask exfoliates and smoothens the skin's texture, creating a more even finish.

BIOEFFECT EGF Serum - £129

Expertly formulated with a plant-based alternative to EGF, a naturally-occurring human protein, the BIOEFFECT EGF Serum reduces the visible signs of ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores. Working to rehydrate the complexion and even out dark spots, the formula helps to create a more radiant and revived looking visage.

RéVive Masque Des Yeux Revitalizing Eye Mask - £155

Revitalise the appearance of tired eyes with the RéVive Masque de Yeux. Effective in reducing puffiness, fatigue, fine lines and wrinkles, the intensely moisturising mask works quickly to infuse hydrating hyaluronic filling spheres into the delicate skin around the eyes, plumping and smoothing the texture.

111SKIN Y Theorem Repair Serum NAC Y2 - £190

Formulated by scientists for the wellbeing of astronauts, the Theorem Repair Serum from 111SKIN contains a patented NAC Y2 blend that stimulates collagen synthesis and boosts elasticity to promote a plumper, more youthful-looking complexion. Effective in protecting against environmental extremes, including radiation, pollution and high-altitude, the protein-rich formula supports the skin, promoting healthy cell regeneration which boosts radiance.

Under £200

Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Renew and Repair Advanced Serum - £156

Discover advanced peeling and lifting effects with this double youth surge serum by Guerlain. The Abeille Royale Double R Renew and Repair Advanced Serum is inspired by dermo-cosmetic care and combines the power of two exclusive technologies to renew the skin for brighter, younger and more refined skin.

111SKIN Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream NAC Y2 - £180

Rich and velvety, the Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream NAC Y2 by 111SKIN hydrates and conditions skin, protecting against environmental aggressors. Infused with natural centella asiatica and ultra-moisturising hyaluronic acid, the cream cushions the complexion, helping to enhance skin's appearance and creating a smooth and flawless base for makeup.

La Mer The Neck & Décolleté Concentrate - £200

Treat the signs of ageing on the neck with this advanced concentrate from La Mer. Specially formulated to nourish and plump the delicate skin on the neck and chest, the lightweight serum contains mineral-rich giant sea kelp and lime tea which help to soothe and support whilst boosting elasticity for a firmer feel.

Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.