What we’re loving, coveting and “borrowing” from the Gritty Pretty beauty cupboard this month.
PSA: my eyebrows have a mind of their own. To put it politely, they are basically the bushy eyebrow trend on steroids – so you can imagine that they require some pretty heavy duty gel to keep them in place. Enter: Benefit’s 24-Hour Brow Setter Gel ($45). This stuff is what my eyebrow dreams are made of. Not only does the gel come with a precise brush applicator to grip even the smallest of hairs but the gel itself dries down to ensure they don’t move a muscle during the day. My new favourite, hands down. – Rose Garnett, Editor’s PA & Beauty Assistant
There’s boujee and then there’s Balmain in a Cire Trudon candle form ($229). A unique partnership between the two Parisian houses, the gold leaf is hand applied onto glass before it is lacquered – resulting in many fine cracks, ensuring that each candle is truly unique. And, if the packaging alone wasn’t enough to win me over, there’s the scent: leathery notes, Atlas cedarwood, gunpowder and cigar notes mixed with a mysterious and distinguished black rose. Put simply, this candle adds luxe to any home. – Eleanor Pendleton, Founder & Editor-In-Chief
I love a (faux!!!!!) tan but I’m also lazy which means gradual tan is my method of choice. Mostly because the stakes are lower when you’re going for a light tint over full colour. My latest obsession? Mecca Cosmetica Sunless Goddess Gradual Tan ($36). It’s lightweight and non-sticky and provides a subtle bronze tan without a hint of orange. – Erin Cook, Beauty Director
Keratin is one of those treatments that I love for my hair – but the cost does mean that I tend to only do it once a year during summer. It just makes life so much easier! So when I saw that the clever people at IGK had created the Good Behaviour Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray ($49), it was love at first sight. Learning how and when to use it is definitely the key as you can use it on wet and dry hair. I personally found the best result was using it the day after I washed my hair for a smooth, second-day finish. However, it does only last for 24 hours, so you will need to top up if the frizz factor returns. – Sue Hoffman, Brand Partnerships Manager
Sometimes you just instantly feel a product doing its job – and the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub ($16.95) is one such product. Perfect for sloughing away dead skin cells without stripping the natural oils of your skin, this scrub is my go-to for when I want smooth, silky skin. Added bonus? The caffeine helps to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of scarring. Love, love! – Kate Reeves, Art Director
With enough product to last a lifetime (or at least pretty close), the Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer ($65) is a winner in my eyes. Melting into the skin with ease, this formula blends flawlessly under my eyes and over any blemishes that pop up. I also love that the finish is more on the radiant side which makes my skin look ultra-hydrated and reduces the risk of creasing. – Eliza Hynd, Head Of Partnerships
Do you have a product you would like us to try next? Leave it in the comments section below.