6 Products That Beauty Bay Staff Are Obsessed With This Month

One of the best things about working in Beauty Bay HQ (aside from donuts on birthdays and staff discount, of course) is that there are always samples of products making their way around the office to be tried and tested for the Beauty Bay seal of approval. This month we’ve tried overnight fake tan, twist-up mascara, vegan skincare, and more – read on for the full haul. 

“Charcoal is my go to face mask for a Sunday night when I’ve been out all weekend and can feel my skin is mad at me for drinking far too much! I decided to try the Charcoal Manuka Cleansing Mask from Lovely Day, the new vegan brand at Beauty Bay, and I was not disappointed. Once you get over the slightly funky smell you can feel it working instantly and even though it’s not as thick as masks I’ve used in the past, that doesn’t take away from its cleansing power. I left it on for half an hour, as instructed, and as soon as I washed it off I could see and feel the difference, my skin looked so much brighter and felt really smooth. I will definitely be adding this to my ever growing skincare regime!”

– Lauren, Executive Assistant

“I’m one of those people whose face has always been an oil slick. And I live happy in the knowledge that those of us blessed with such shine apparently age slower. Because spots x wrinkles is just unfair, right? So when I found that part of the underlying reason for the oiliness (and something that actually exacerbates it) was dehydration, I was like “what’s a girl to do”? Rich moisturiser only clogs my pores and creates breakouts. But dehydration = wrinkles! And then I found The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum. This wonder product expertly hydrates without overloading. It’s like a drink for your skin. I’ll massage a few drops into my face before moisturiser (top tip – do serum,do your teeth while it sinks in, then moisturise) and my skin is happier. I don’t use it every day (though you can), just as a top up when required. And, as it sells out EVERY TIME, I always have a spare bottle. And no, you can’t have it!”

– Llara, Head of UX

“Not gonna lie, I 100% bought the Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Twisty Tail Mascara because of the packaging – I’m obsessed with dinosaurs… Stegosaurus’ aside however, the best thing about this mascara is that when you twist the end of the wand, the shape of the brush changes. I love that I can adjust it to suit my lash shape and catch those wispy end lashes to make sure that every single one gets lengthened, curled, and volumized to my heart’s content.”

– Olympia, Senior CRM Executive

“I am currently living for the Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub in Pumpkin Spice Latte – It couldn’t make me feel any more ‘Fall/Winter’, memories of leaves, wrapping up, Christmas, Hallowe’en, Christmas Markets… and of course that very special Starbucks drink of the same name. Heaven. I cannot stop putting this on my lips and eating it…or just eating it in general. At this time of year, lip care is so important and it makes my lips feel so beautiful and clean after each use. It is also 30g – this product will last you a very, very long time.”

– Paul, Customer Service Advisor

“The morning after I used the Tan-Luxe Sleep Oil for the first time, I did a double-take in the mirror. I was expecting to be stained a certain shade of Oompa Loompa orange (it’s a frequently occurring occupational hazard!), but instead I had the most natural, radiant, just-back-from-the-Bahamas tan I’ve ever had in my life. The best part is that the tint helps to blur imperfections and brighten skin, so when I’m using this I only need about half the foundation I normally wear. It’s such an easy formula to use as well, you just mix 2-3 drops in with your night cream and leave it to work its magic as you sleep.”

– Grace, Beauty Writer

“This Mario Badescu Facial Spray found its way into my skincare regime a month ago, and I can already feel and see a huge difference! My skin has always been one thing I’ve not taken much care of, I’ve never had a regime so to speak, a makeup wipe in the evening was my routine. I now use this morning and night, and it can also be worn over the top of makeup, which will give you a gorgeous healthy glow! The whole Mario Badescu range has something to suit all skin types, but this has to be one item I rely on at the moment, to keep my skin looking fresh and hydrated, especially with the colder months approaching!”

– Abbie, Buying Assistant