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When you fancy treating yourself to some new make up, Next probably isn’t the first shop that comes to mind (or the second or third, for that matter) But, look past the chic duvet sets and on-point boho embroidered tunics this summer and you’ll find the new Make Me Beautiful beauty range, which recently landed on the W&H Beauty Desk and includes some little gems that are well worth unearthing.
Best of the bunch are these chunky little crayons, a bargain at £8. Stardust Glow is a nice pearly shade, a bit warmer in tone than your usual high street highlighter and all the more flattering for it. Looks ace on the top of cheekbones with a tan. Blushing Rose is a friendly pop of pink in a sheeny, creamy texture that’s far better on dry skin than powder blush. Both are easily and swiftly blended, plus eminently portable so perfect for handbag touch-ups.
Next, it’s absolutely worth checking out the Nail Colour Collection, which come in generous four packs of seasonal shades for £10 a pop. For SS17 look out for snow globe, a sheer moonlit champagne that can be built up to an opaque shimmer in three coats -or try something really quirky and trend driven like shattered red sequin-heavy Cherry Pie, at this price, you’ve got nothing to lose!
Finally, this Make Me Beautiful Pink Blusher, £8,
is a pretty good dupe for a very well-known – and far pricier – blush
brick (say no more) Next’s version combines light and dark iridescent
rose blush with a copper bronzer and pearl highlight. The shades don’t
look nearly as sparkly on skin as they do in the compact, more luminous
and 3D, although I’d err towards party and holiday rather than daytime
use. Swirl onto cheeks with a big fat brush and blend, blend, blend.