Get more from your favourite beauty brands with these less-well known ranges
Did you know Calvin Klein has added a make-up line to their iconic clothing and fragrance ranges? Their sleek set of cosmetics stays true to the Calvin Klein ethos, mixing paired-down style with innovative design and a mix of natural hues and the odd bright pop of colour.
Two-in-one mascaras and eyebrow pencils, double-ended eyeliners and a three-in-one foundation – there really is so much great originality in this set that it’s hard to pick a favourite.
But our stand-out piece from the fashion slash beauty brands collection has to be the Calvin Klein Shine Lipsticks. 12 sheer colours that range from vampy reds to natural nudes, there is something to suit every skin tone. Perfect for daytime (even the darkest hue is translucent enough for work or off-duty weekends), these will become a make-up bag staple to keep handy at all times. Our favourite colour has to be the pretty pink Rave, which will complement a summer tan or add a dash of colour when you are feeling washed out and need a little pick me up.
You might be surprised that the fashion empire has delved into the realm of beauty brands, but it turns out that many of your favourite companies have dipped their toes into the beauty industry. And if you love these companies based on their big products (like how we love Calvin Klein clothing), then it’s only natural to assume you’re going to love their beauty offerings, too!
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Click through our gallery of unknown beauty brands and you’ll soon be adding their gorgeous products into your daily routine. From make-up and body cream to nail varnish and candles, you’ll be surprised at the amazing beauty buys that you haven’t heard of! Whether you’re looking for something for a special occasion or just want to update your daily look, these are the products your beauty bag is calling out for…
We're not the only ones to fall for the Eve Lom philosophy. Dubbed
'the queen of cleansing', Eve started her career as a facialist, soon
becoming one of the most sought after names in the business. Her
award-winning range soon followed and has now gained a cult following
for its ability to give clean, clear and raidant skin. The range -
especially the cleansing balm - is loved by supermodels and celebrities
alike for its effective results.
Now Eve has turned her hand to
make-up, creating an exciting new range of base products with the same
ethos as her skincare line. Each item is infused with high levels of
skin-benefiting properties to nourish, hydrate and protect your skin.
hero buy, the Brilliant Cover Concealer is soft and creamy, masking
dircle cirles instantly, but also reducing puffiness and strengthening
the delicate eye area to tighten and brighten for healthy skin. Each
item in this range - you won't find eyeshadows, lipsticks or blushers as
these cannot be infused with the same level of skincare benefits - will
help to give you naturally beautiful skin with a healthy glow and is
worth investing in to care for your skin every step of your beauty
Jo Malone's candle and fragrance matching service has made them a unique destination for perfume fans. Now you can fall in love with their hair and bodycare ranges too! Start your collection with the wonderfully seasonal Jo Malone Nutmeg & Ginger Body Crème. A rich and buttery moisturiser that leaves skin soft, supple with a subtle scent. Try layering with the Vanilla and Anise cologne for a warm and wintery sensory experience.
When you hear 'Kiehl's', you most likely think of their best-selling Creme de Corps moisturiser. The rich moisturiser has won legions of fans thanks to its ability to restore dry, flaky skin back to its best. But Kiehl's also have a range of haircare products that will work wonders for your tresses. Invest in the Kiehl's Olive & Avocado Leave-in Oil-in-Cream to treat damaged and broken hair. One of the only leave-in treatments we recommend, this luxe elixir will work its magic on even the most brittle locks.
Purveyors of beautifully packed, beautifully scented creams and bathroom must-haves, the Crabtree & Evelyn range also features nail polish. Fast-drying, glossy colour that not only really lasts but protects the nail too, this could be your new favourite polish. We love the Crabtree & Evelyn Apple Nail Lacquer.
Charlotte Tilbury is a British make-up artist who has worked with everyone from Mario Testino, to Kate Moss and Tom Ford. But now she has branched out and launched her own, covetable make-up line. If you only buy one piece from the range, make sure it's the Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold: A beautifully packaged highlighter that gives a youthful glow to any skintone. Sweep onto the cheekbones to lift contours and brighten the complexion.
Envoke memories of Christmases past with hints of roasted chestnut, nutmeg, spicy berry, clove and warm vanilla sugar cream, all wrapped up in Laura Mercier's Luxe Signature Candle. Usually more well known for their tinted moisturisers and eyebrow gel, Laura Mercier's candles are just as welcome on our Christmas wish list this year.
For the last 50 years, Diptyque have created covetable scented candles in beautiful glass jars - and now they have used their fragrance knowledge to create a line of bodycare products too. Wrap your skin in the Diptyque Art of Body Care Winter Hydration Set to protect against the elements during these colder months.
We're big fans of Origins natural skincare line here at w&h, but did you know they also do a great make-up range? The stand out piece has to be the Origins Automagically Eye Lining Pencil, which glides onto the eyelid effortlessly. Quickly defined eyes are yours, without dragging the skin or pulling at the delicate area. Check out Origin's mascara and eyebrow enhancer as well.
Probably the most well known fake tan brand in the world, St Tropez have recently branched out into 'tan enhancers'. This includes sunscreen, exfoliators, make-up highlighter and, our favourite, the St Tropez Powder Bronzer Matte. One of the only bronzers on the market with a matte finish, this gives a more natural glow than its rivals, making it our number one bronzer - all year round.
Another brand known for it's caring natural skin and haircare lines, Aveda also have a range of pretty make-up buys that's worth checking out. The brand have used their skincare knowledge and applied it to their cosmetic products, combining the benefits of anti-ageing creams and modern make-up. We love the Aveda Nourish-Mint Sheer Mineral Lip Color, which gives a subtle hue to the lips, while plumping and reducing lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Not only do French beauty brand, Darphin create luxurious skincare ranges to fix everything from anti-ageing to dry skin, they even have a little-known foundation that houses some great skincare benefits as well. The Darphin Melaperfect Anti-Dark Spots Correcting Foundation not only covers dark spots in an instant, it works over time to reduce their appearance. Gives full coverage without feeling heavy or looking too 'caked'.