Everything you need for going out-out

With the country opening up, you’ve got every excuse to get glam. Here are 9 must-have products to help you get made up.

Hair & Beauty

After 16 months, the novelty of wearing pyjamas and Felicia-style braids for days on end has frankly worn thin. So as the country gradually releases itself from the shackles of Covid, organising family days out and brunch with the girls can now be a reality.

Rewind back to last year and self-care was at the top of the agenda for many of us. DIY skincare sky-rocketed in popularity as we turned to sheet masks and homemade recipes for the feel-good factor (avocado face mask, anyone?). But according to research carried out for L’Oreal, 80 per cent of make-up wearers aged between 16 and 34 years old are excited about wearing more make-up after a year of intermittent lockdowns. Meanwhile, nearly half of us (47 per cent) missed putting on make-up for a day or night out. Grace Vernon, global trend lead for No7 Beauty Company, says: “We’re expecting to see a lipstick and lip gloss boom. Women are relishing the fact that they can finally coat their lips without worrying it has smudged all over their face and onto the lining of their mask.” On the hair side, Fudge Professional surveyed 2,000 women and reports that 63 per cent missed visiting the salon while 15 per cent are planning to have a full makeover now restrictions have lifted.

Getting back out into the big wide world might require some fine-tuning to your own routine. So if you’re unsure about where to start, we’ve uncovered some new products that all guarantee va va voom for your next night out.

Bobbi Brown Micro Brow Pencil
Brow game: Bobbi Brown Micro Brow Pencil, £21.50
L'Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Oil More Than Shampoo
Glossy locks: L'Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Oil More Than Shampoo, £6.99
Big Beautiful Hair Clip-In Coily Fro 10”
Big 'hurr': Big Beautiful Hair Clip-In Coily Fro 10”, £22.99
Bold Hold Lace Jelly
Ace the lace: Bold Hold Lace Jelly, £7.99
ghd Unplugged
Hair tricks: ghd Unplugged, £275
MIJ Hydrogel Eye Patch
Night after: MIJ Hydrogel Eye Patch, £13.99
YSL Mon Paris Eau de Parfum
High notes: YSL Mon Paris Eau de Parfum, £83.20
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Make-up fix: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, £26
W7 Just Tinted Lip Balm
Pucker up: W7 Just Tinted Lip Balm, £3.95

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