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THE LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY ICONS 2021: Cosmetics & Fragrance

THE LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY ICONS 2021: Cosmetics & Fragrance
Holly James
Beauty Writer7 days ago
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This September, we're celebrating the most iconic beauty products across the industry and letting you decide your favourites. Continuing our search for the very best in skincare, bodycare, haicare, cosmetics and fragrance we have shortlisted the beauty picks we think deserve the trophy and a spot on your beauty shelf.

This week we're focusing on the can't live without makeup products that deserved a spot in your beauty bag as well as the most iconic fragrances you need to try...

 

Cosmetics

Best Mascara

Arguably most peoples desert island product, a good mascara can completely change not only your look, but the way you feel about yourself. A full and fluttery looking lash opens up the eye and adds that bit of volume and length that we all long for. But which is the best mascara? We've left that up to you to decide! Will it be the benefit They're Real Lengthening Mascara Black, a glossy formula that catches even the smallest of hair fibres or the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, the vegan, collagen enriched mascara that protects lashes from breakage?

  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 8ml

    Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 8ml

    4.2 Stars 111 Reviews
    £24.00
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara - 01 Black 2.2g

    Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara - 01 Black 2.2g

    4.43 Stars 56 Reviews
    £8.45
  • benefit They're Real Lengthening Mascara Black

    benefit They're Real Lengthening Mascara Black

    4.46 Stars 406 Reviews
    £18.80
  • Rimmel Wonder'Extension Mascara (Various Shades)

    Rimmel Wonder'Extension Mascara (Various Shades)

    £6.69
  • MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara - Gigablack

    MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara - Gigablack

    4.22 Stars 59 Reviews
    £18.00

Best for Base

Possibly one of the hardest decisions you will ever make when it comes to beauty buys, the best in base category is really upping the game with nominees including the famous MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder as well as the new to LOOKFANTASTIC Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Volume II that mimics the effect of perfect lighting, enhancing the appearance of your skin with a subtle glow.

  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Volume II 9g

    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Volume II 9g

    4.67 Stars 3 Reviews
    £61.00
  • Erborian CC Cream 45ml (Various Shades)

    Erborian CC Cream 45ml (Various Shades)

    4.67 Stars 21 Reviews
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    £18.00
  • Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer 30ml

    Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer 30ml

    4.86 Stars 28 Reviews
    £29.50
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation (Various Shades)

    MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation (Various Shades)

    4.63 Stars 184 Reviews
    £29.00
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow 29g (Various Shades)

    Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow 29g (Various Shades)

    3.95 Stars 20 Reviews
    £26.80

Best for Cheeks

Whether you're looking to add a pinch of healthy colour or enhance your natural bone structure, we have the best in the industry to give you the perfectly sculpted, rosy cheeks. The best-selling NARS Cosmetics Blush is a silky, highly pigmented powder formula that adds your level of natural looking colour in an instant. Another worthy contender, the Illamasqua Beyond Powder illuminates with an unmatched shimmer, offering precision and a variety of different finishes.

  • Illamasqua Beyond Powder - OMG

    Illamasqua Beyond Powder - OMG

    4.36 Stars 14 Reviews
    £34.00
  • Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Curvy Contour 6g

    Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Curvy Contour 6g

    4.42 Stars 26 Reviews
    £21.00
  • NARS Cosmetics Blush 4.8g (Various Shades)

    NARS Cosmetics Blush 4.8g (Various Shades)

    4.85 Stars 96 Reviews
    £25.00
  • MAC Strobe Cream (Various Shades)

    MAC Strobe Cream (Various Shades)

    4.73 Stars 37 Reviews
    £25.00
  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder (Various Shades)

    Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder (Various Shades)

    4.79 Stars 19 Reviews
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    £30.00
  • NUDESTIX Nudies All Over Face Color Matte 7g (Various Shades)

    NUDESTIX Nudies All Over Face Color Matte 7g (Various Shades)

    4.56 Stars 25 Reviews
    £21.00

Best for Lips

A good lipstick is a handbag staple. When picking our nominees, we looked for the most highly pigmented, comfortable and lip nourishing formulas that are long lasting and won't transfer. It goes without saying that the one to watch in this category has to be the iconic MAC Lipstick; a universally flattering lipstick available in a range of over 70 colours and finishes. Other nominations include the NARS Cosmetics Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm and Perricone MD No Makeup Lipstick Broad Spectrum SPF15.

  • Perricone MD No Makeup Lipstick Broad Spectrum SPF15 4.2g (Various Shades)

    Perricone MD No Makeup Lipstick Broad Spectrum SPF15 4.2g (Various Shades)

    5 Stars 5 Reviews
    £18.75
  • NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss (Various Shades)

    NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss (Various Shades)

    4.45 Stars 44 Reviews
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    £4.40
  • MAC Lipstick 3g (Various Shades)

    MAC Lipstick 3g (Various Shades)

    4.77 Stars 202 Reviews
    from
    £16.50
  • NARS Cosmetics Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm

    NARS Cosmetics Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm

    4.77 Stars 64 Reviews
    £22.00
  • Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Longlasting Liquid Lipstick (Various Shades)

    Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Longlasting Liquid Lipstick (Various Shades)

    4 Stars 1 Reviews
    £7.95
  • By Terry Baume de Rose 10g

    By Terry Baume de Rose 10g

    4.55 Stars 20 Reviews
    £40.00

 

Fragrance

Best Fragrance

From fresh and floral to musky and spiced, we have the full variety of signature, premium fragrances in our round up for the best fragrance award in the LOOKFANTASTIC Icons Awards. The Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum is an alluring and rich blend of Black Orchid, Black Truffle and Bergamot, sweeting with a subtle drop of Patchouli. If you prefer a sweeter, fruity fragrance, the new Michael Kors Gorgeous! Eau de Parfum is a delicious mix of Orange Flower, Jasmine Sambac and Ylang Ylang with a hint of Cedarwood that is the perfect new summer signature scent. Don't just take our word for it, find out who you chose on LOOKFANTASTIC this September.

  • Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent (Various Sizes)

    Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent (Various Sizes)

    4.61 Stars 23 Reviews
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    £38.40
  • Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum (Various Sizes)

    Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum (Various Sizes)

    4.84 Stars 38 Reviews
    £59.00
  • Perfect Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum 100ml

    Perfect Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum 100ml

    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    £84.15
  • Jimmy Choo Flash Eau de Parfum

    Jimmy Choo Flash Eau de Parfum

    4.95 Stars 20 Reviews
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    £23.00
  • Michael Kors Gorgeous! Eau de Parfum 30ml

    Michael Kors Gorgeous! Eau de Parfum 30ml

    £49.00

(Female and Unisex)

Best for Him

With Christmas creeping up on us, the award for the best fragrance for him has come just in time whether you're treating yourself or shopping for the man in your life. Picked by you, we will be crowning the king of male fragrances from the likes of Montblanc Men's Explorer Eau de Parfum and HUGO BOSS BOSS Bottled Eau de Toilette to the Calvin Klein DEFY Eau de Toilette For Him.

  • Montblanc Men's Explorer Eau de Parfum 100ml

    Montblanc Men's Explorer Eau de Parfum 100ml

    5 Stars 3 Reviews
    £54.99
  • Tom Ford Oud Wood Eau de Parfum Spray (Various Sizes)

    Tom Ford Oud Wood Eau de Parfum Spray (Various Sizes)

    5 Stars 3 Reviews
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    £178.00
  • Paco Rabanne Invictus for Him Eau de Toilette 50ml

    Paco Rabanne Invictus for Him Eau de Toilette 50ml

    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    £42.50
  • Calvin Klein DEFY Eau de Toilette For Him 100ml

    Calvin Klein DEFY Eau de Toilette For Him 100ml

    £60.00
  • HUGO BOSS BOSS Bottled Eau de Toilette 100ml

    HUGO BOSS BOSS Bottled Eau de Toilette 100ml

    £60.35

 

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.
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