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18 hero products North East beauty bloggers love

Get a sneaky look at the best beauty products these north east bloggers are adding to their shopping carts.

Written by High Life North
Published 13.02.2021

By Jenny Brownlees

When deciding how to update your make up bag and skincare for spring, why not look to the people that try a whole host of products on the reg?

We asked the North East’s beauty bloggers and expert extraordinaires what they’re buying in bulk this February…


Sophie from @calvirose

Sophie has been blogging for over 10 years, sharing her favourite beauty and lifestyle buys with her followers. These are her must-haves:

‘I love the Glossier lash slick mascara. It curls and lengthens without clumping, and is the perfect jet black shade.’

‘I’m a huge fan of Refy’s brow sculpt, which is available in their brow collection. It’s the best product I’ve found to give that on-trend full and fluffy look. The set is available in light, medium or dark.’

‘My favourite foundation right now is Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder. It has a lightweight and breathable formula – perfect for creating a natural everyday look. It also boasts SPF15, to help protect the skin from harmful UV rays.’


Glossier Lash Slick Mascara: £14.00

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Refy's Brow Sculpt Collection: £40.00

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Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation: £34.00

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Terri @terriheckley

Terri is a fashion and beauty blogger, sharing her favourite buys on her blog Terri Talks. These are the products she’s loving right now:

‘I can’t get enough of Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic. It brightens and tones, thanks to a 5% glycolic acid formula. I use it after cleansing to give my skin a fresh glow. Despite being an acid exfoliator, it’s gentle and is infused with aloe, meaning my skin never feels dried out.’

Maybelline’s Sky High Mascara is a new find that I’m obsessed with. It went viral on TikTok recently, so I tried it and now use it every day. It’s lengthening and super-volumising.’

‘Finally, I couldn’t live without my trusty L’Occitane Hand Cream, especially during these colder months. It ensures my hands are always hydrated and soft.’

Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic: 250ml £18.00

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Maybelline Sky High Mascara: £9.99

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L’Occitane Hand Cream: £21.50

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Lucy @justlucyslife

Lucy is an award-winning fashion and beauty blogger based in Newcastle. Here’s what she’s packing into her makeup bags right now:

‘One of my current faves would have to be the Fenty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow. It’s the ideal nude shade that that looks good on everyone. The formula is non-sticky, super-shiny and enriched with Shea Butter to soften the lips.’

‘A hero product of mine is definitely The Ordinary’s Niacinamide Serum. A steal at £5, Niacinamide (or Vitamin B3) helps reduce the appearance of blemishes, reduces inflammation, minimises the appearance of pores and helps fight congestion that can lead to acne. Every skin type can benefit from using Niacinamide, so it’s a real crowd-pleasing product.’

‘I love the Konjac Facial Sponge In Pink Clay, for gentle exfoliation. It’s ideal for those with sensitive or easily irritated skin, and makes my face feel soft and plumped.’


Fenty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow: £17.00

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The Ordinary’s Niacinamide Serum: £5.00

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Konjac Facial Sponge In Pink Clay: £8.99

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Helen @helenwilsonbeevers

Helen is a freelance beauty journalist, meaning it’s her job to hunt down and try all the latest beauty products. She’s contributed to titles including Glamour, Grazia and The Independent – as well as High Life North. These are the staples in her makeup bag at the moment:

The Tarte Shape Tape Concealer comes in 35 shades and offers full coverage and up to 16 hours wear without creasing. Plus, it’s vegan, waterproof and non-comedogenic.’

‘For an intensely hydrating treatment, I use Espa’s Overnight Hydration Therapy. It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C to soothe the skin and boost radiance.’

‘My go-to lipstick is the Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red. It’s the perfect ruby red shade.’



Tarte Shape Tape Concealer: £24.00

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Espa’s Overnight Hydration Therapy: £37.00

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Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red: £27.00

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Kels @kelsreaay

Kels is a North East-based beauty blogger. These are her picks of the best beauty buys around:

‘An all-time favourite product is L’Occitane en Provence’s Almande Shower Oil: it smells amazing and leaves my skin super soft.’

My Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment is amazing for treating dry, chapped lips – especially during the winter. It targets the entire lip area, plumping laugh and feather lines while you sleep.’

‘Finally, I’m loving Too Faced’s Damn Girl mascara. I’m not wearing much makeup at the moment, but this thickening mascara gives my lashes a full, voluminous look.’


L’Occitane en Provence’s Almande Shower Oil: £19.50

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Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment: £45.00

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Too Faced Damn Girl mascara: £22.00

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Helen from @naturalbeautywithbaby  

Helen is a beauty blogger and mum-of-two from Stockton-on-Tees, who writes about all things natural beauty. Since suffering in the past with psoriasis and pregnancy-triggered eczema, she began searching for the best skincare to help heal troubled skin. These are her essentials:

Kiss The Moon’s Glow After Dark Face Oil is a sumptuous night-time facial oil, with essential oils to soothe away the worries of the day and help you on your way to a great night’s sleep.’

‘TerreVerdi NeroliPom Moisturiser is unisex, and safe for all skin types. It protects from ageing thanks to antioxidant pomegranate while lifting the mood with neroli.  It also contains a reassuringly natural plant-based preservative system that’s safe for skin and the environment.’

Beauty Cleanse Skincare Cabbage + Cranberry + Hemp Cleansing Oil is perfect for cleansing lockdown skin that’s prone to maskne. This gentle fragrance-free oil-to-milk cleanser works for all skin types, but is especially helpful for stressed out and blemish-prone complexions.’

Kiss The Moon’s Glow After Dark Face Oil: £48.00

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TerreVerdi NeroliPom Moisturiser: £41.00

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Beauty Cleanse Skincare Cabbage + Cranberry + Hemp Cleansing Oil: £26.00

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