We may be in lockdown, but we still need our beauty fix. The team opens up its bathroom cabinet to share our indispensable isolation beauty products.

Each month the GWG editorial team opens up its collective make-up bag to share perennial favourites as well as new cosmetics, fragrance and skincare crushes. This month, we give a shout out to the make-up that reliably comes to our video call-ready aid; the kindest hand creams for sore hands; and the fragrances to boost our moods.

Nars Cosmetics, Climax Mascara, £16

This mascara wakes up my eyes, doesn’t go clumpy or irritate and makes my short lashes just that little bit longer.
Lucy Abletshauser, Shopping Editor

Charlotte Tilbury, Film Star Bronze & Glow Palette, £49

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to learn basic contouring. It’s a breeze with Film Star Bronze & Glow.
Becky Ladenburg, Features Editor

100 Acres Apothecary, Hand Cream, £16

I always have a bottle within reach. This lotion smells delicious and keeps my hands soft, whatever they're forced to do.
Arabella Dymoke, Managing Director

A.S Apothecary, Repairing Lip Balm, £15

How I love this indie company. It features only natural foraged-for ingredients, and the packaging is perfect. Lots of beauty brands nod to sustainability, but these guys are the real deal. This lip balm is the stuff of wonder.
Nancy Alsop, Editor

Drunk Elephant, The Littles 3.0, £76

With so much hype for this range, I was desperate to try all the product recommendations from friends. This smaller set means I can test and then buy the full-size bottle of my favourites.
Anna Bance, Contributing Editor

Sana Jardin, Jaipur Chant Parfum, £180

Fragrance can be so comforting and mood-boosting, now more than ever. My frustrated wanderlust is being kept at bay with a spritz of sustainable fragrance brand Sana Jardin’s heady Jaipur Chant. It is immediately uplifting and evocative, with a heady mix of jasmine and musk, transporting me to exotic climes, from the safety of my bathroom.
Lydia Mansi, Lifestyle Editor

Bare Minerals, Complexion Rescue Foundation Stick, £29

I adore this foundation stick. It is so light and dewy but is best kept for great skin days as it really will not cover anything at all. It gives that youthful sheen that all the best make up artists are hell bent on achieving without having to resort to too much highlighter.
Alice Kahrmann, Contributing Editor

By Team GWG
April 2020


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