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Don’t wait ’til payday to shop these new season essentials

With purse-friendly price tags, these springtime arrivals are perfect for bringing a post-Easter smile to your face without breaking the bank… 

Creating a buzzzzzz, Milk Makeup’s cah-yoooot {Tattoo Stamp} is the ultimate summer accessory. Wear your stars on your sleeve with the chic, astrological symbols and ‘ink’ every friend you encounter with this quick (and convincing!) pen. Perfect for those who quite fancy a tat but are scared to commit, this lets you match your tattoo to your mood.

The secret to jaw-dropping eyelash enhancement, IT Cosmetics’ {Superhero Mascara} (£20) lends next-level length for a fabulous flutter. Jet black (and smudge-proof), this fabulous formula grants an immediate, ‘false lash’ effect without clumps. It’s 5 star-rated for a reason (just read the reviews).

For statement making lips, we’ve got the POWER! Huda’s phenomenal, long-wearing {Power Bullet Matte Lipstick} (£22) comes in a spectrum of flattering hues – from peachy-toned ‘Interview’ to plush velvet ‘Ladies Night’ – to cloak every kiss with a knock-em-dead veil of rich, nourishing pigment that’s virtually smooch-proof.

If you can’t get to Hawaii, let BECCA bring Hawaii to you… Infused with hydrating Hawaiian Sea Water (“Aloha!”), the beautiful {Skin Love Glow Shield Prime & Set Mist} is a heavenly drink for dry, thirsty complexions. Spritz when you skin’s feeling parched – either under or over your make up – to instantly pep and ‘refresh’ your foundation while granting a beautiful, post-workout glow.

A great way to get set for summer, Pixi’s ingenious {Glycolic Body Lotion} (£24) does for your limbs what their iconic tonic has done for your lacklustre visage. Laced with resurfacing acid to gently eliminate post-winter scales, this softening formula ‘feeds’ and refines flaky skin so you needn’t think twice about baring your stems when the next heatwave hits…

If you’re feeling a bit peely-wally, {Happy Tan} (£14.95) helps take the ‘edge’ off your sun-starved legs, shoulders… anywhere that needs a hint of tint. Created by the ‘faux-glow guru’ Jules von Hep, Isle of Paradise’s gradual formula lends a believable, olive-toned kiss of warm, holiday colour that’s great when you’re looking a little too pale for your liking. Just sit back and bask in the envious glances.

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Verity Ann Douglas

Verity Ann Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…