Our focus for February at Adore HQ was all around confidence and embracing self-love. It might sound a bit mushy, but in our industry, that message is often lost amongst a sea of Instagram filters.
So we decided to reflect on the good side of beauty – the products that make us feel our best in our own skin – whether it be skincare, a touch of lippy or a layer of fake tan, these are our team’s must-haves.
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More holiday prep: fake tan! This one is @vitaliberata pHenomenal mousse in Medium, followed by a coat of the @vitaliberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion. Check the last pic in my feed to see the "before" – I’m so pale I need at least 2 coats for it to make any difference 🤭 Hot tip if you’re having trouble getting it even: make sure you use a mitt to apply.
Kate – Founder
What gives Kate confidence: evo icon welder
“I feel confident when I have great hair – messy waves with lots of volume. With the help of my trusty curling wand, I only have to wash and style it every four days – but to get it to last, I use evo icon welder before heat styling. After I’ve used the curling wand, I mess up all the curls with my fingers and then spray in LOTS of R+Co Outer Space Hairspray. Voila, big hair and a spring in my step!”
Samantha – Junior Category Manager (Skincare)
What gives Sam confidence: M.A.C Retro Matte Ruby Woo
“When it comes to confidence, I always believe that you should ‘fake it till you make it’ and there is no better tool for that then a killer red lip! Nothing makes me feel more confident than the full-blooded red of M.A.C’s Ruby Woo. It gives my complexion an instant boost and can make any outfit seem instantly sartorial.”
Elena – Assistant Marketing Manager
What gives Elle confidence: Loving Tan 2HR Express Deluxe Bronzing Mousse
“If I’m going to a special event, or just want to look and feel my best, I turn to my trusty friend Loving Tan. The Deluxe Bronzing Mousse in Ultra Dark is my go-to confidence boosting product that leaves my skin looking naturally tanned, golden and glowing. Every outfit I put on, looks better with a (fake) tan!”
Hannah – Social & Content Manager
What gives Hannah confidence: Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel
“Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel is like a little pot of gold. It’s a pretty powerful night cream with Retinol and Glycolic Acid, so easy does it if you’re new to these ingredients. Not only do I wake up with glowy, smooth and plumped skin (my personal trifecta for feeling confident with no filter), but I find the blend of ingredients helps with my hormonal breakouts.”