Suspend all logic and indulge me with this one. Imagine you’re stranded on a desert island and you can only take five products. Forgoing any thoughts of survival, protection or rescue (I'm not taking torches and toothbrushes) and imagine it’s a beautiful island with some handsome island folk and you only take FIVE products – What would they be? Tough isn’t it? Well these are my top 5, can’t-be-withouts.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir £11.50 Feel Unique
Packed with vitamins, minerals and serums designed to smooth features, tighten pores and give complexion a burst of radiance, Beauty Elixir is my secret weapon. A spritz of this stuff and I’m fresh as a daisy. Use to moisturise the skin, set makeup or any time you need a little pick me up!
MAC Prep & Prime Highlighter Light Boost £18.50 Debenhams
I would hate to be without my trusted pen. It conceals, highlights, brightens. It’s one of my most used, most repurchased products. The yellow toned shade counteracts blue/purple coloured eye bags and the brightened, creamy formula blends seamlessly into my skin. I use it around the eyes, cupids bow, brow bone, middle of the forehead, bridge of the nose… basically anywhere you want to highlight.
Coconut Oil From £6.99 Holland & Barrett
The Queen of multi-taskers. Use it on your face, body, hair… you can even eat it! It was a close call between this and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, which is also a wonderful desert island pic, but you can’t use it on your hair. Coconut Oil is an amazing moisturiser for skin, conditioner for hair and mix with a little island sand and you’ve got an amazing body scrub! Please note the one in the picture isn’t cooking grade… so don’t eat it. I’ll make sure I take one that is.
Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade £15 BeautyBay
Because even on a remote island, brow game MUST be strong! The ultimate chouse for perfectly precise brows. So easy to use, although I will need a brush and technically that would make 6 products? I’ll smuggle one in. Plus it lasts all day and won’t melt in the sun’s heat.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish £15.50 John Lewis
C’mon you knew I was going nowhere without Liz! My ultimate in skincare – it cleans, it cleanses, it calms and soothes. It’s rich, yet gentle and delivers instantly visible results It’s my little at home /on island facial.