Skip to main content
Beauty News

7 payday buys to splurge on NOW!

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert5 years ago
View Verity Douglas's profile
a make up box full of make up products

Congratulations! You have made it to the end of 20-February! If 28 days felt akin to a year then embrace a fresh start with new beauty! With spring around the corner (and our Founders Goody Bag, FREE when you spend £175), it's the perfect excuse to 'spring clean' your regime and invest in those skin care and make-up buys you've been eyeing...

We'll never quit experimenting this pigment-packed Vintage Jean Baby palette from NYX Professional Makeup! Lending your Friday-night eyes major Studio 54 vibes, these molten metallics blend effortlessly to upgrade every look to phenomenal, Jerry Hall heights. With 16 pans to choose from, the line-up of blues, browns and pinks  - we recommend mix and matching them to create a new look every time.

If your post-winter skin needs a quick pick-me-up, quench cells' thirst with a swift P&T (Pixi & Tonic). With new incarnations to tempt those who want something other than {Glow}, {Rose} or {Retinol}, brighten up thanks to the glow-boosting {Vitamin C Tonic} - jam-packed with citrus extracts and pollution-deflecting ferulic acid - or soothe sensitivity thanks to the calming, conditioning {Milky Tonic} which reduces redness and leaves skin feeling comfortably dewy. You'll practically hear stressed-out skin cells exhale *le sigh*.

Another Australian export we're smitten with, Dr. Roebuck's new No Worries Hydrating Moisturizer is perfect for those who love keeping things simple. A stylish addition to every collection, this featherweight formula feeds your complexion with oils and replenishing (natural!) extracts, including macadamia, rosehip and hyaluronic acid to fortify, plump and promote elasticity. It's perfect for putting the 'spring' in cells' steps...

if the recent heatwave left you panic-stricken (who else had to rescue their epilator from the archive?), get your cold-weathered legs set for frolics in fields with frank body's limb-nourishing Coconut Body Balm. Hailing from Straya, this tongue-in-cheek brand boasts a line-up of smoothing, scale-banishing scrubs and skin-softening blends to leave skin feeling cherished and strokably soft. See ya in December tights!

Trust Cover FX to deliver the primers we'd dreamed of... With eight to choose from, we're obsessed with the heavenly Water Cloud Primer - a plumping, refreshing, dew-boosting and {HEV-battling} drink for oily or confused complexions - while the Velcro-esque Gripping confection is great for those looking for stay-all-day wear from their make up. With this little limpet in your beauty arsenal, there's no chance your base will migrate...

"Ohhh I think I have found myself a CHEEKLEADER"... Who could resist this adorable edit of Benefit's bestselling blushers or bronzers? Perfectly pint-sized, each trio unites two bestsellers with one new, collectable hue to lend every complexion a fabulous flush. Sculpt, blush and highlight with shimmering shades and soft, buttery mattes (Hello, Hoola), then get set to flaunt your newfound luminosity.

We've got the POWER (of three!) with this {Alpha-H} trio of youth-boosting heroes. Setting the (gold) standard when it comes to age-defying formulations, these Aussie products are worth over £100 but are YOURS for just £52 (barGAIN!). Uniting full-sized {Liquid Gold} with the {Night Repair Serum} and travel-sized {Beauty Sleep Power Peel}, follow the lead of your Strayan NEIGHBOURS (!) and glow like your zip code's in Bondi.


Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
View Verity Douglas's profile
Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...