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Start Bright Here (2 x 30ml, 15ml)

Applauded as a true skin care visionary Dr. Murad was one of the first to use acids in skincare products. With a wide range of potent concentrated, carefully curated formulas, each product targets every common skin concern. Many skincare concerns that we face range from dark spots, hyper- pigmentation, lost elasticity, acne and dry skin. There is a solution for all different types of skincare worries.

The Start Bright Here Kit includes the Essential- C Cleanser, Essential C-Day Moisture SPF 30 and Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum. Tackling pollution, the Start Bright Here kit includes a three-piece regime of radiance-enhancing, skin regenerating skincare products.

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The Essential-C Cleanser – Step 1 – Cleanse – This cleanser is perfect for deep cleaning the skin, reducing the impact of free radicals, pollution and lifting impurities from the skin. Combat the daily impact of environmentally damaged skin by removing irritants and restoring radiance on the skin. When you live in the city environment smoke, pollution can take its toll on the skin leaving it dull and dry. To restore the radiance using a good quality cleanser is definitely the first step.

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This cleanser includes key regenerating and refreshing ingredients such as Mandarin Orange, Basil and Grapefruit. Using this cleanser will leave your skin feeling clean and totally free from trapped impurities. The first most important step to a good skincare regime. This cleanser can be and should be used AM and PM. For flawless makeup application use this product before applying your makeup.

Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum – Step 2 – deep moisture penetration

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This serum is a lightweight moisturizer that penetrates deeper in the skin, to deliver active ingredients into your skin. Many top Celebrity makeup artists use serum as a staple item in their makeup kit. Kristofer Buckle believes that using a serum as part of your skincare regime can give your skin a firmer, smoother texture, it make pores appear smaller and increase moisture levels

This serum is saturated with 2.0% hydroquinone, which prevents and fades age spots. The glycolic acid helps renew radiance. The hexapeptide-2 diminishes the look of pigmentation and has skin-brightening qualities.

To really achieve the best results rub a pea-sized amount on your fingertips, gently warm up the product and pat into the skin. Massage it firmly in an upwards motion to help the penetration of the product. Use product AM or PM.

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A good moisturiser is essential for a good texture, the essential C- day moisturiser helps prevent sun damage and repair existing environmental damage. With the ultra powerful, antioxidant- rich formulation helps aids the improvement of skin elasticity and hydration. The Vitamin C helps protect and repair the skin, preventing UVA and UVB damage. bestows a protective (and ultra-hydrating!) layer to fend against skin-damaging free radicals. Apply a generous amount of product and massage into the skin in circular motions. This step is great essential in maintaining and protecting your skin. Use product AM.


Pro Series Contour Kit Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Series Contour Kit Light/Medium

This palette is a perfect started pack to contouring! It includes a wise selection of 6 shades for sculpting and highlighting powders. This product has been used by almost every social media influencer and beauty fanatic in the beauty community. It has the power to create those chisled, model – like cheekbones! This product is available I two shades Light/ Med and Tan/Deep.

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Multi use – this product can be used on the cheekbones, eyes, nose and jawline. Within the palette there are a grey toned shade that is perfect for creating that hollow. And more warm toned brown shades to give you that sun-kissed look. The Banana and Vanilla shades are perfect for really brightening up the under eyes.

Verdict – Absolute steal!

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Multi Use Cream Contour Palette

This product can be used alone or alongside the Anastasia Beverly Hills pro series contour kit. This difference between the two is that one is powder and the other is cream.

ICONIC LONDON Multi Use Cream Contour Palette

The Iconic Cream contour works similarly to the Anastasia Beverly Hills palette however as this product is cream based it means that the pigmentation is very intense. A light application goes a very long way. When applying this product be sure to use a delicate hand and gradually built up the application. Best applied using a dense brush and blended with the same brush or a damp sponge. To intensify the contour apply the Iconic London cream contour then set this with the Anastasia Powder contour.

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Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation

The flawless, selfie-perfecting foundation, recognised and used worldwide. This is indeed a special one! Long lasting matte finish, pore blurring and simply magic in a bottle! This product is a cult beauty fave! Read more here

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Zoeva – Rose Golden Complete Brush Set – Volume 1

This is a definitely a mini splurge but a burst of Ultimate luxury! Featuring 15 brushes carefully crafted for each section of the face perfect for flawless makeup application. Each brush is labelled defining the purpose of the brush. Each brush is high quality with black wooden handles, accompanied with rose gold handles. These can be stored perfectly in the chocolate brown luxe pouch.

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The brushes are soft and made from synthetic and natural bristles. The 5 larger brushes mainly are for the complexion, for foundation, applying blush (powder or cream), contouring brush – this is perfect for using with cream products as it has a straight horizontal edge. There is also a horizontal tipped brush perfect for applying under eye concealer.

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The next 10 brushes mainly focus on the eyes, from eyeliner brush, blending brush (however this can be used to apply highlighter too). A fan brush –this can be used to apply highlighter or even bronzer all over the face. There also is a fantastic array of detailer brushed perfect for getting right into the inner corners of the eyes or applying finer intricate makeup to the eyes.

The perfect gift for any makeup lover!


Magic Night Cream (50ml)

Referred to by Charlotte Tilbury herself as ‘an anti-ageing, youth-boosting wonder cream-elixir!’

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream

Simply massage within your fingertips and press into the skin, leave on prior to sleeping for an ‘overnight facial’. This leaves your skin radiating just like a film star!

The formulation has been carefully crafted and is packed with a plethora of ingredients – including retinol and bionymph peptides. This accelerates the creation of essential collagen, leaving skin plump and rejuvenated.

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Packed with active super skin regenerative ingredients.

A super hard-working night care treatment packed full of essential, skin nourishing extracts to eradicate dullness and recapture your beautiful, energised glow. The Charlotte Tibury Magic Night cream includes daphne stem cell extracts, which ‘binds’ cells together to ultimately heal, regenerate and reveal your brand new skin.

The ultimate skincare investment – Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream.

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