What’s in my beauty routine? Five essentials I swear by

A short and sweet beauty post today. After the last winter beauty post, I’ve been asked a lot about my general beauty must-haves. The truth is there are many products I use on a regular basis, but here are the five that I absolutely swear by and come back to time and time again.


Rose water

A handy cleanser and toner in one, smells beautiful, all natural and leaves your skin feeling soft and refreshed. Always a winner.


Benefit Cosmetics Benetint

I keep a small Benetint in my handbag at all times. It’s great for those little beauty emergencies when you don’t have much time or space, a quick lip tint, a speedy blush. Where would I be without it?

mac prepandprime

MAC Prep and Prime Skin

Without it, I’m sure my foundation would completely congeal. Prep and Prime Skin is a product invented by some kind of genius.

bobbi brown

Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener

I use Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener in light bisque for my skin tone, a quick cover-up for dark circles and works well as a general concealer and or highlighter too.


NARS blusher in Orgasm

Simply the best blusher in the world. NARS blusher in Orgasm is one of those iconic and diverse products that works on so many skin tones and gives you a real… ahem… glow! I can’t recommend it enough.

2 Comments on What’s in my beauty routine? Five essentials I swear by

  1. Ellen B
    January 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm (5 years ago)

    This is really useful thanks, what brand of rose water do you use? I have rosacea and my skin hates a lot of things but it likes rose water, I used to used the botanics one but they have stopped making it, I was heart broken and I’m almost out!

    • Sara - Darling Lovely Life editor
      January 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi Ellen, my mum makes it up for me through her suppliers. She’s an aromatherapist so makes me special blends of things. It’s basically just rose water in its purest form, no alcohol, no chemicals, nothing. You can find her at http://www.lorrainedoron.com I don’t think she sells it through her site but she’ll take a bespoke order and it will be under the high street odds I’m sure xx


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