Sometimes two really is better than one. Meet our favourite skincare and make-up double acts stocked on the Pink Shop: these are the best beauty duos that work so much better together than apart.
For everyday eyes, we think the make-up goal should be subtle yet super-defined – and this mascara and balm combo is big on results. The Lord & Berry Back In Black Deep Black Mascara transforms lashes by lifting, lengthening and volumising for an impactful but low-key look. The mascara is infused with nourishing ingredients to both restructure the lashes and creative a non-smudgy, long lasting formula.
The key to framing your freshly applied mascara is with a simple slick of brow balm that tames and shapes unruly hairs without having to embrace full-on eyebrow make-up. The Oryza Beauty Dewy Glow Balm is a multi-purpose balm that’s perfect for the job. This hardworking blend of botanicals including rice germ oil, jojoba oil, shea butter and safflower seed oil has built in UVA and UVB filters and can be dabbed on the lips and cheekbones to create a natural dewy glow, too.
The on-the-go make-up duo
Cult Canadian brand Laritzy is loved for all of its vegan-friendly make-up products that have highly blendable formulas in colour-pop pigments, but it's two beauty buddies in the range that we’re rating for their versatile appeal. The Laritzy Dew Pot – available in six super-flattering shades – is a multi-purpose highlighter that can be thrown in your bag and dabbed on the lips, cheeks, eyes or browbones with a brush or even your finger. It’s an easy glow-on-the-go.
For fast but flawless definition, the Laritzy Eye Pencil allows for subtle shaping or precision-lined eyes in just a few strokes. The moisturising formula of the pencil means it glides effortlessly across the lash line for a bold, dramatic finish when you’re short on time. There are five shades of eye pencil to choose from.
The clear complexion duo
Skincare guru Sebamed has gained a fan following for its no-nonsense, dermatologist-approved range that’s suitable for sensitive and problematic skin. The pH-5.5 formula of the Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Bar means it has the optimum pH for maintaining healthy skin in a bid to blast bacteria, blackheads and spots. Massage the cleansing bar between your palms and rub onto a wet face before rinsing – the amino acid, squalene, lecithin and vitamin E active ingredients will moisturise, support and protect.
Follow up with the Sebamed Clear Face Mattifying Cream – a daily moisturiser created with aloe vera and hyaluron hydrate to nourish the skin without leaving it greasy. The matte finish of cream is thanks to the sebum-reducing formula that’s also enriched with horse chestnut to calm inflammation from irritated skin.
The deep cleansing duo
Here’s a skincare super-twosome that promises next-level cleansing to give you a fresh, barefaced glow. The Magnitone BareFaced Vibra-Sonic™ Daily Cleansing Brush is a waterproof wonder brush that uses rapid vibrations and oscillations to remove make-up and dirt, shift dead skin cells, and massage and tone the face to encourage blood flow and lymph drainage.
The cleansing brush’s power partner is the Microfibre Wipeout Cleansing Cloth, also from Magnitone. Use this super-soft cloth to remove even the most stubborn of make-up and dirt before using the brush; the cloth’s microfibres swell up when wet, grabbing hold and trapping dirt particles, plus it’s eco-friendly – you just chuck it in the washing machine and it’s ready to reuse.