On the other side of the coin, however, is taking advice from beauty editors who don’t pay for their beauty products. Some have been known to slather a £200 face cream onto elbows just because it was the closest moisturiser to them. Losing sense of the monetary value of the products we recommend is something we all like to think we have avoided, but we’d be lying if we said not having to pay for beauty products doesn’t give us a skewed perspective on things.
A few weeks ago, when I was feeling particularly out of touch about the cost of luxury beauty products, I sat down and considered how best to share honest reviews in a totally unbiased way. After a long, hard think, I had an idea. I decided to compile a list of the most recommended and critically acclaimed luxury beauty products around and, over the course of a couple of weeks, I would drip feed them into our beauty-editor group chat. I would say nothing but the name of the product and let the honest opinions roll in a perfectly safe space. Until, that is, I decided I was going to write it all up in this very article for the world to see.
Comprised of some of the most in-the-know beauty editors in the industry, this WhatsApp group doesn’t hold back. So if you want to know if the ‘best’ luxury beauty products around are really worth the cash, keep scrolling.