Fekkai – Sheer Hold Hairspray (200ml, £20)
Two things stand out about this hairspray: the amazing strength of such a lightweight product and the fact that it works with none of the usual stickiness.
St. Tropez – Self Tan Bronzing Mousse (120ml, £20.43)
The sunned up look makes even more of an impact in winter. Snub the skin-aging sunbeds for this quick-drying mousse and glow right though until 2013.
Clinique – Blended Face Powder and Brush (35g, £20)
The perfect face powder for those that don’t want to appear to be wearing face powder – if you put on too much you can easily sweep it off with the included brush for a perfect finish.
Benefit – Eye Bright (£14)
If you find it hard to keep yourself looking alert during those cold and miserable winter days try using this pink brightening pencil on the corners of your eye to instantly look a bit perkier.
Astalift – Complete Make-up Remover Oil (120ml, £19)
Perfect for all-over face use (including sensitive areas like eyes and lips), this anti-ageing make-up remover is tough enough to tackle even long-lasting products.
Urban Decay – 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (£14)
Gambling with anything except waterproof eyeliner is a mistake at the best of times – during winter it’s tempting fate. This eyeliner comes in a range of colours from classic black to more daring tones such as sparkling navy.
Bobbi Brown Empties (5 piece set, £10.50)
Whether you just want a more travel-friendly way to transport your favourite creams and lotions or you’d rather make your budget beauty secrets look a little more up-market, these empties are adorable and practical.
Tempted by the tattooed look but not quite wanting to commit to ever-lasting ink? These temporary body tattoos won’t be to everyone’s taste, but there’s no doubt that those daring enough to rock it will love the stylish designs.
Guerlain – Météorites Compact Teint Powder Compact (£34)
There’s no straight opposite for the phrase ‘caked on’ but if there was you’d have to use it when talking about this wonder powder. Put this in your handbag and wonder how you used to cope without it.
Tom Ford – Neroli Portofino Body Scrub (200ml, £50)
Heavenly is probably the word best suited to Mr. Ford’s luxurious and fragrant body scrub. Massage onto moist skin twice a week and you’ll notice silky smooth skin in no time at all. Tom Ford’s beauty range (as well as all the products listed) can be found in any major department store such as Debenhams.