EDITORS' LETTER: REVEALING THE 2019 BEAUTY BIBLE AWARDS!
Want to know about the beauty products that really, really work? You’ve come to the right place. We are proud to unveil the results of the 2019 Beauty Bible Awards across 100 categories of product (including, for the first time on-line, Haircare and Suncare winners).
We were told recently by an industry insider that ours are ‘the only Awards that really count.’ There are indeed many different Awards out there – but ours are the only ones that put real products through their paces with real women in real-time, each product trialled over anything up to four months (for treatment products such as cellulite and ‘miracle’ creams). And wherever we can, we highlight the Best Natural products and the best affordable product in that category, which we call a ‘Beauty Steal’.
As ever, we had amazingly consistent results from our wonderful testers – and there have been over 30,000 of them, since we started back in 1996, making this the biggest independent trial of beauty products ever carried out in the world.
Every product review features detailed feedback from these real women – and we know you’ll be as fascinated to read their comments as we are.
So if you're looking for truly independent beauty wisdom, we hope you'll bookmark this site. Because if you’re looking for pretty much ANY kind of product, we really believe this is the best place to start - click here.
With love, as ever,
TIP OF THE DAY
Lighten the load by being honest with yourself about the make-up products you touch up during the day, rather than lugging a whole kit around with you. Lipstick? Probably. (Although a tinted lip balm may do double-duty here, moisturising and adding sheer colour in one.) Blusher? Don't bother carrying blush with you; buy a retractable make-up brush, sweep it in blusher in the morning before you leave the house and use that for touching up. Ditto powder, if you like to defy shine. Your back will thank you for your make-up reality check...
Not a tip but a quote. And can we say how much we love Cara Delevingne for this...? 'I think beauty is generally moving towards a more inclusive place. Everyone should have the right to feel beautiful and no one should ever be made to feel ugly. Ugly people are the ones that use hate – it's nothing to do with what you look like in my opinion. We all desire to change things about ourselves but when we realise that we don't need to change anything, we are enough... That's what I want beauty to feel like.'
Tanning guru James Read recommends: 'Before you apply tan, rub an ice cube over your face to minimise pores. Then pat dry with a tissue. You should also apply a small amount of moisturiser over any spots of blemishes, so the tan does not cling to these areas.'
Too hot at night, at home or on holiday? When we don't want to sleep naked, we've been known to lightly splash a nightie or sarong with water before bedtime, to cool us down.
If you're experiencing make-up meltdown, switch to an oil-free moisturiser for the summer months – ideally with an SPF. Your skin's almost certainly producing plenty of oil of its own accord in the hot weather.