If like us, you’re counting down the hours to payday, your virtual Space NK shopping basket is overflowing but you don’t know where to start, here’s some guidance on how to streamline. Read on as we expertly play the role of enabler and tell you why you should invest in the best. Go on, treat yourself!
Why Invest: Spoiler alert! We love these super special eyeshadows so much so that they are making an appearance in our upcoming September colour campaign… #watchthisspace. A real feast for the eyes, these creamy glitter shadows glide onto lids like a dream and dry down to give a smooth and comfortable finish. Infused with light-reflecting pearls, they create grown-up glitter eyes that can be washed all over the socket for a sophisticated day look or built up in layers for a more intense, 3D, prismatic finish.
Application: Use your ring finger to gently press onto the eyelid then layer to build intensity. Just remember to replace the clear disc before recapping as you don’t want to lose any precious product.
Break the bankability: A pretty £26. These shadows come in a generous glass pot that will definitely see you through to Christmas. Plus, you’ll see the return on this investment pretty quickly once the compliments start flying in.
Why Invest: If the tell-tale signs of a good summer are starting to show in your face, give dull complexions, pigmentation and dark spots a run for their money with this targeted trio from Caudalie. Inspired by the latest Korean beauty technology and packed with potent antioxidants and active ingredients, this skincare set is both natural and effective in three easy steps.
Application: Start by tapping the Brightening Essence into skin using fingertips then follow with the Radiance Serum and finish with the Renewal Cream.
Break the bankability: At £46, this set is a steal. Not only do you get a complete skincare regime, but the travel-sized products mean you can test-drive the range before fully committing.
Why Invest: If you’re a fan of facials but short on time, UFO – the latest at-home, handheld facial device from Foreo – might just be for you. In a mere 90-seconds, this app-controlled device uses hyper-infusion technology (that’s heating, cooling and T-Sonic pulsations) and LED light therapy for a professional-level treatment at home. Plus, it fits in the palm of your hand and so can travel with you wherever you go. After work, pre-drinks facial anyone?
Application: The device comes with an array of compatible, Korean-inspired sheet masks which pop into the device to deliver essential ingredients (such as plant and fruit extracts and concentrated botanical oils) into the skin. Each mask is paired with a pre-programmed app-controlled treatment routine to boost the mask’s effects. The app will signal the beginning and end of the 90 seconds, during which you just simply rotate the device in small circular movements across your face.
Break the bankability: When you consider that you basically have your own light therapy studio in your front room, at your desk or wherever you fancy, we think £249 is an investment worth making.
Why Invest: If your skin is in need of a daily dose of glow, Tata Harper’s new Resurfacing Serum is an instant ‘add to basket’ product. Born out of the success of Tata’s bestselling Resurfacing Mask, this lightweight serum is loaded with a combination of AHAs and BHAs which slough away dead skin cells to leave skin looking fresh and radiant, and provide the perfect canvas for applying makeup.
Application: Layer onto slightly damp skin and massage one to two pumps onto face and neck.
Break the bankability: For £77 you will experience instant skin wins as well as long-lasting results.