MAC’s Strobe Cream £23.50 – Use to illuminate the skin – both on the face and the body. Use under or over make-up, or mix a little into your moisturiser. Kylie used to use this on her legs before performing.

To buy –


Superdrug Dry Shampoo ‘Chocolate Brownie’ £1.99 – This is the dry shampoo that’s a friend to brunettes. I carry the smaller can in my handbag.

To buy –


Philips Lumea Precision Plus £450

This month I have begun to see fantastic results with this laser hair removal machine from Philips. I have been sceptical about laser hair removal after paying for an in-salon course of treatments that made next to no difference. Now I am seeing results with the Philips Lumea Precision Plus I am absolutely addicted!

To buy – (currently £350)



MAC Turquatic Perfume £23.00

My long standing favourite fragrance – always in my handbag. I’ve worn it for years.



Daniel Sandler Eye Shadow Quad ‘Sheer Beauty’ £28.00

I love Daniel’s stunning eye shadow quads. Highly pigmented, perfect for travel or an on the go make-up bag. I’m wearing this combination in the video.



Clinique Long Last Lipstick ‘Runway Coral’ £17.00

I love this colour – it is indeed a long lasting lipstick – and has a fabulous consistency – won’t leave the lips dry. (free delivery)



Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask £29.00

A mask that you don’t rinse off until the morning – use instead of a night time moisturiser. I use this across my chest – and area that is often neglected. (free delivery)


Clinique Lash Power Mascara in ‘Black Onyx’ £17.00

Clinique mascaras have a longevity – both on the lashes and in the package. They don’t dry out, and you don’t have to work hard when applying. This is my first time using ‘Lash Power’ – I usually use ‘High Impact’ – both fantastic.

To buy – (free delivery)



DHC Eye and Lip Makeup Remover £10.00

Gentle on the eye area – removes make-up easily. It’s a two-layer liquid – a combination of oil and hydrating water. I can find certain eye make-up removers irritating – but this one is particularly gentle.



Bobbi Brown Long Lasting Cream Eyeshadow £20.00

The shade that I’m using in the video is ‘Bittersweet’ it appears to be universally sold out – if you want something similar use the shade ‘Bark’.  I use mine not only as an eyeshadow – that I apply and then smudge in with a brush. But also as an eyeliner both top and bottom – blend with your finger or a brush. Versatile, and easy to create a strong eye. (free delivery with click and collect)



Anastasia Brow Genius £18.00

I cannot get a better result on my eyebrows than when I use this set! As I explain in the video post, I’m a little confused as to how to mix the waterproofing gel and the powder, I’ve been using the lid. This will also last forever – so little product is used each time – and I use this kit daily. It’s my overall product of the month. Coat the brush with gel then dip into the powder.


Let me know if you’ve made any great beauty discoveries this month, leave me a comment below.

Happy Halloween!


7 Comments on My Favourite Beauty Picks – October 2013

  1. Hi Susie,

    Just wondered whether you’d consider doing a blog on how to create “the dewy look”? Best foundations, primers, highlighters to establish this look? Also, since you last did a blog on your fav Clinique products, they have released loads of new products. Would you consider doing a new blog on your Clinique fav’s as I’ve just started using it xx

    Your advise would be brill xxx

  2. Hi Susie,

    I read your blog a lot and love how your really into skincare because so am I so I thought I would tell you about the Skin inc skincare brand from japan. It’s so good! I use Clinique products mostly but I bought the skin inc ‘pure prodew cleansing powder’ last year and I couldn’t believe how clean and soft it made my face. It’s now been gone for a while and since it finished I haven’t found anything that can closely compare to it. Their products are quite dear so I’m saving up to get it again but I would really recommend it! I also used the pure revival peel exfoliant on the back of my hand when I was in the shop and the skin on my hand felt so soft afterwards. I found their products so good I went to look them up online and it turns out they have won a lot of awards. Anyways I thought I would tell you because it may be Something you would be interested in.

    Love the blog, keep up the good work 🙂


  3. Hi Susie, have you tried revlons lip butter lipsticks? I’m obsessed with them, so light, moisturising, like nothing else I’ve ever seen on the market x

  4. i use elemis cleansing balm once a week,dragons blood cleansing water, cowshed refreshing toner some times alternating with elemis apricot toner and superdrug spf15 moisturiser and eye cream daily and have started using a no 7 protect and perfect night cream sample i got from a friend .can you point me to a good anti aging moisturiser night cream with is reasonably priced

  5. Hi Susie,

    Have you tried Sunday Riley Tinted Primer from Cult Beauty?

    It is absolutely AMAZING!! Best product I have tried in years.

    Colette x

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