A great year for us and an even better one for beauty – 2019.
These 10 beauty products are our must-haves, the best of the best, our hands-down essentials in 2019.
1. Georgio Armani Glow Moisturiser
This is no ordinary moisturiser. With Vitamin C and SPF 35, this tinted moisturiser gives light colour coverage, long-lasting hydration and sheer & radiant finish. It’s a cream, foundation and highlighter all at once and we cannot have enough of it.
“Apply all over the face to ensure protection from the sun and to even out skin tone.” – VA
2. Darphin 8 Flower Nectar Oil
Next on our list is the face oil that needs no introduction. Its fragrance, so exquisite it could easily double as a perfume, and its blend of essences that do magic to the skin make this product a favourite to always go back to.
“8 flower nectar is one I will forever come back to, for the fragrance alone.” – VA
3. Chantecaille Brightening Eye Kajal
The real deal, a total game-changer, the one we can’t stop talking about – the brightening eye kajal. This pencil alone fakes eight full hours of sleep. Just a line of it applied inside to the bottom of the eyes and – magic.
“When I am in a hurry with no time to line my eyes, a dash of brow gel, mascara and this pencil and I am ready, set and go. I look less tired and puffy around my eyes; it really works.” – VA
4. Chanel Volume Mascara
This product is like our little black dress for the eyes. With a single stroke, this high-precision mascara gives the lashes volume and ones up the eyes.
“Everything else might fall by the wayside but dark lashes make all the difference and nothing helps open and brighten the eyes more than a coating or two of good dark mascara.” – VA
5. Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger Perfume
There isn’t a more subtly charming, yet irresistibly feminine way to make your presence sensed than with a perfume. Fleur d’ Oranger, is ‘a light floral fragrance built on notes of orange blossom, jasmine of Egypt and white rose’. And it smells as heavenly as it sounds.
“When I experience a new perfume I need time to know if it’s for me. This one, although it’s been left aside for a year or two as I flirt with other scents, has always had a special place.” – VA
6. Augustinus Bader Cream
This one met our expectations and then exceeded them. Unlike many products that promise a lot and do a little, Augustinus Bader’s innovative approach to skincare gives real results. Without exaggeration – a dream come true.
“Augustinus Bader’s innovative approach to skincare gives real results. I have been using both creams for a couple of months now and the difference is amazing.” VA
7. Tom Ford Matte Lip Colour
All of the rich, deep, delicious shades this lipstick offers are so bold, that they are empowering, and its luxurious, velvet matte finish gives a powerfully sophisticated touch to any look. It’s “all or nothing” when it comes to lipsticks and the Tom Ford Lip Color Matte is definitely “all”.
“When it comes to bold I’m talking the reds, the raisins, the bricks and the deep plums. Matte colours to last and brighten up a minimal make-up.” – VA
8. Charlotte Tilbury ‘Pillow Talk’ Lip Liner
When we don’t feel like wearing a bold lip, but we still want big, gorgeous lips, we take this out the bag – because it is there, always – and we line, line, line. Nothing can beat the Lip Cheat for a ‘natural’ lip look.
“A rich, velvety liner with the power to reshape, resize and balance your lips.” – VA
9. Laura Mercier Setting Powder
This is our secret cure to oiliness, smudge and looking dull. A sprinkle of this gently sets the makeup without altering the colour of the skin tone. It is truly invisible, but its effects aren’t.
“Like foundation, less is more when it comes to translucent powder.” – VA
10. Leonor Greyl Volumizing Shampoo
Our list of beauty products would not be complete without a little something for our hair. This shampoo restores the hair’s beauty, giving it shine, volume and flexibility. They say a woman with good hair can conquer the world and we couldn’t agree more.
“Maintenance in hair care is no different from any other area we need to look after; cautious, regular and considered are the principles I work towards.” – VA
The Top Ten Beauty of 2019
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