Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation, $59
"This is not usually the sort of formulation that I would naturally wear – I’m a fan of a dewy glow – but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the smooth, satin finish. The consistency is lovely – really slippery which make application easy. It slides on like a dream, and I was able to build coverage in areas that needed a little more love. The eye-dropper applicator is nifty, but I found I was just using the stick section to get the foundation on my hands. It’s not thick or gluggy, and the slightly powdery finish does give a very polished, even sort of coverage. I’d say it’s perfect for when you want to feel ‘done’, grown-up and flawless." — Ali, FabSugar editor
When it comes to mascara, you just have to love a product that gives thick, doll-like lashes. We obsessed over YSL's Shocking, and now we're raving about Dior's soon-to-be-released Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara. Available from January 28, here's what our beauty editor had to say . . .
Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, $52
"The brush head is key to this mascara's excellent performance. The curl is really handy for creating shape in the lashes — and even more so when paired with eyelash curling. It's not thin so forget building lashes with this mascara, it's all about instant, high volume. I apply my mascara while looking down at a mirror and this technique worked a treat with the bended brush head. You'll love it." — Alison, BellaSugar editor
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