10 Products BEAUTY BAY Staff Loved Last Month

As always, BEAUTY BAY staff have been busy testing the best beauty products around and jotting down our honest opinions to help you decide what to add to your ever-growing collection. Last month we tried a false tan face serum, new brands LORAC and Physician’s Formula, and more – read on for the full haul.   


“I love how versatile the By BEAUTY BAY Bronzer shades are depending on the look you are going for. I use Fawn for a daytime look and then Donut for going out in the evening. I love the very subtle sheen that Donut has as it gives me a lovely subtle glow as well as looking bronzed.” – Lauren, New Product Development

LORAC LUX Diamond Metallic Cream Eyeshadow

Cream eyeshadows are my beauty BFF for everyday looks. They’re quick, low-maintenance, and look really put together even though it took me all of three seconds to swipe it across my lids. The latest newbie in my makeup bag is the LORAC Lux Diamond Cream Eyeshadow in the shade Silk – the perfect red-rust shade that makes my eyes looks more blue than the grey shade that they really are. The formula is really unique (it feels kinda bouncy in the pot) and literally the smallest amount of eyeshadow gives maximum pigment payoff. It’s also really long-lasting, staying on all day without smudging, fading, or creasing. It’s definitely a contender to be my fave new product.” – Kate, Content

STILA One Step Illuminate

“Balmy Summer days are over, and we’re back to chapped lips, dry skin and fake tan season! Working from home has made my already pale skin quite dull, so Stila’s One Step Illuminate has become pretty essential. After using a good quality moisturiser, pop this primer over the top for pore blurring, fine line disguising, skin perfecting goodness. My favourite thing about it is the very slight tint, which brings a bit of life back into my ghostly winter skin – no filter needed on your indoor photoshoots! Who is that glowing gal in her disposable mask? It’s you, and all for under £30. Just don’t forget to tag us!” – Clare, Customer Services

Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Mist

“An absolute all-rounder, Dr Jart’s Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Mist is a skin-calming hero. Whether it’s irritation, redness or super annoying spots that have popped up under your face mask, a quick spritz of this mist helps to chill your skin right out. The hero ingredient, cica, has been trending this year for all the right reasons, including unreal healing properties AND it is perf for sensitive skin too!” – Alex, Social Media

Isle Of Paradise Hyglo Face Self-Tan Serum

“Maintaining a glowy, flawless tan is one of the most important parts of my beauty routine, and as fellow tanners will know, my white pillow cases have the tan stains to prove it. Fortunately for me and my pillow cases, Isle of Paradise’s HYGLO Self Tan Serum has changed my tan life. The hydrating formula is infused with the big skincare crowd please, hyaluronic acid, and IoP’s signature blend of avocado, coconut, and chia seeds to nourish the skin while creating an illuminated, glowy finish. I love mixing this with my night cream (every night) to keep my skin looking Ibiza fresh, but if I need a deeper tan for rainy days, I apply it straight to my face. A hydrated tan = a perfect tan!” – Olivia, Content

Matrix Biolage Keratindose Pro Keratin Renewal Spray

“At my most recent trip to the hairdressers, I asked for tips on how to repair my chemically damaged hair. Before I could even finish my sentence, I was told that Matrix Biolage Keratindose Pro Keratin Renewal Spray is one of the most effective products around to restore damaged and over-processed locks like mine. Perfect for those who want impressive results in a low maintenance formula, this leave-in conditioner is a straight up miracle-worker and has quickly become a staple in my hair routine. I think my favourite thing about this product is how easy it is to use – I just spritz it over my wet hair post-wash and it instantly detangles and smooths my tresses, leaving them touchably soft and super nourished. Perfect.” – Francesca, Content

Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation

“I cannot believe it took me up until this year to try the Anastasia Luminous Foundation. It has changed my life. I find it to be full coverage in the best possible way. One layer of this foundation covers all blemishes and discolouration whilst leaving the skin looking luminous, and more natural rather than looking as though it has lots of product sat on top. It blends into the skin like a dream with no difficult application techniques needed. The staying power is also tremendous (I set with the Anastasia Loose Setting Powder – this match is just heavenly) and it photographs incredibly; your skin looks flawless whilst still looking like skin. You need this!” – Tanya, Marketing


“The By BEAUTY BAY Blushers are great for building up intensity and are soooo blendable, which is great for layering different colours to create your own finishes and looks. I find the formula super silky and love the wide range of shades that are suitable for everyone and there’s a great selection to experiment with. I also love the different finishes the blushers have and personally love the shade Blossom which has a lovely golden sheen.” – Emily, New Product Development

UpCircle Beauty Body Cream With Date Seeds

“I’ve never been a body cream person. Post-shower all I want to do is get dry and warm and dressed as fast as possible, so the idea of standing around applying lotion and getting cold waiting for it to absorb does not appeal. Add to that, I’ve always found most formulas to be thick and sticky… But then I tried Upcircle Beauty’s new body cream and wow am I changing my tune. It glides on easily and sinks in instantly, leaving my skin feeling plush and looking glowy, and meaning I can get dressed straight away, no downtime. Add to that the fact that it smells delicious and is made from leftover by-products and I’m converted.”- Grace, Beauty Editor

Physician’s Formula Rose All Day Oil-Free Serum

“I have combination skin with an oily T-Zone, so am wary of skincare products with an added ‘glow’. Of course I want to have that natural glow, but it’s hard to find something that doesn’t make me look like I’ve rubbed oil all over my face. Enter Physician’s Formula Rose All Day Serum. The oil-free formula disappears into the skin without leaving any residue other than a very gentle rose, highlight tint and a hint of rose scent. Formulated with Rose Water, it makes my skin feel (and smell) great and works perfectly as a primer base to my makeup when I want that glow. I use it regularly as a subtle highlighter too! It can also be used just on it’s own as part of a skincare routine, if that’s your thing.” – Kate, Account Management