Our August Beauty Favourites

Our August Beauty Favourites

What do you get when you pair a beauty-obsessed team with hundreds of new skincare, makeup, and fragrance releases? The team favourites edit! Every month we reveal the launches that have wowed our team, and that we think will wow you too.

For August’s favourite edit, we have something exciting to share too! As well as an edit, you can now enjoy team favourites in video form. Each month, you can watch the team chat all about their new loves on Escentual’s Instagram IGTV.


Ceryn, Communications & Campaigns Editor

Ceryn Lawless, Escentual Communiations & Campains Editor's August Team Favourite; Benefit Microfilling Pen

“I’m a huge Benefit brow product fan, I have used Gimme Brow, Precisely, Brow Contour Pro, Brow Styler; I have every single brow product, so as soon as I saw [the Microfilling Pen] was launching, I needed to try it.”

“And as we all know, Benefit is the brand when it comes to brow. Long story short, it’s the perfect product for me. I have very sparse insides to my eyebrows, and this has a very innovative three-pronged pen that really helps to carve out brow hairs. At first, I thought: how is this going to work? Is it going to look fake? But for me, it looks so natural, and it’s really easy. I brush very delicately through my brows, and it looks like real brow hairs.”

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Chelsey, Communications & Campaigns Manager

Chelsey, Escentual Communications & Campaigns Manager's August Team Favourite; Guerlain Terracotta Mini


“I have this tradition with my mum and sister; this is the first bronzer my mum ever bought me, and what she uses, and I’ve used it ever since. I saw that the mini Terracotta was launching, which is just the cutest, and it’s my ultimate favourite. The full-size is quite expensive, and I don’t like to take it out with me, and now it means I can travel with it. It even has a little mirror. It’s way more of a holiday-glow than a contoured effect, and for anyone that uses the original you can smell that exotic smell as soon as you put it on.”

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Elisabeth, Communications & Campaigns Assistant

Elisabeth, Escentual Communications & Campaigns Assistant August Team Favourite; L'Occitane Almond Shampoo & Conditioner Hair Care Duo

“I’m a huge fan of the Almond range from L’Occitane. I love the shower oil, so when I saw this was launching I had to have it – there wasn’t even a choice. It’s a shampoo and conditioner, and these make your hair beautifully soft, shiny, but without that weighed down feeling you can sometimes get. It smells amazing, very almondy, sweet, but also fresh at the same time. It’s an experience as well as a shampoo and conditioner, and if you combine it with the shower oil, you’re just going to smell amazing.”

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Keavy, Communications & Campaigns Assistant

Keavy, Escentual Communications & Campaigns Assistant holding her August Team Favourite; REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream 50ml

“I’m always on the lookout for new clean skincare products that use minimal ingredients and help with my skin concerns. One brand that always comes up trumps is REN; their latest Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream has to be my favourite release of theirs to date. The light consistency feels so comfortable before bed, plus it leaves my skin glowy, plump and has reduced my hyperpigmentation. The cream also smells like fresh oranges, which makes it an absolute treat to use!”

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Caitlin, Copywriting Intern

Caitilin, Escentual Copywriting Intern's August Team Favourite' Nina Ricci Rouge Eau de Toilette

“The Nina Rouge bottle is just adorable – the bottle for me is just as important as the scent. It’s such a nice fruity scent; it’s really nice for summer; I can’t wait to go back outside again, I’ll be wearing this. It’s super fruity, the top notes are citron and raspberry, so it opens very fresh. It’s more floral then as it warms with ginger flower and gardenia in the heart. And then the base is caramel and vanilla. I wore this last night when I went out, and when I got home, it smelt like toffee apples on my skin.”

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Kate, Copywriting Intern

Kate, Escentual Copywriting Intern's August Team Favourite; Dermalogica Age Smart Biolumin C Eye Serum 15ml

“[When Dermalogica launched at Escentual] we were really lucky that we got sent a big box of the products we were writing about. It was tough narrowing it down, but this is the one I have raved about to everyone, so I couldn’t not choose it.”

“They also have a face serum, which is also in the same range, the Age Smart range; Bio Lumin C uses vitamin C to brighten the complexion. The eye serum is my favourite because dark circles are the one thing I’m trying to fix. It’s packed with vitamin C, which is known to brighten skin, but it also helps to firm the skin and target fine lines as well. It comes out quite easily, and the texture is very soft, and blends in so easily – it’s so light that you forget it’s on.”

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Richard, Merchandising Manager

Richard, Merchandising Manager's August Team Favourite; Issey Miyake Nuit d'Issey Polaris Eau de Parfum

“I’ve always been a big fan of Issey Miyake. The darker Nuit lines are my favourite, and they sit very well. They’re very sexy, very nighttime, very beautiful; and anything with vanilla in there does it for me. As soon as I heard about Polaris, I knew I had to have it; I knew I had to try it.”

“There’s also a bit of oud in the heart that’s quite interesting. It sits not too overpoweringly; it’s very subtle. But it’s that vanilla that does it for me, anything with vanilla and I’m sold. My wife hated it on first smell, but after the first ten minutes, and it settled down, she adored it.”

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Ben, Merchandiser

Ben, Escentual Merchandiser's August Team Favourites; Lab Series Rescue Water Emulsion and Rescue Water Gel Cleanser

“I have chosen two products; the Gel Water Cleanser from Lab Series, and the Rescue Water Emulsion. I’ve been using the lotion, and in these uncertain times, everyone’s trying new routines, so instead of using the lotion and a cleanser from a different brand, I thought I would try the rest of this one. I have combination skin, so I get quite oily in my t-zone, but dry on my cheeks and chin. I have found that this works quite well for me. And the great thing about the emulsion is that it’s not something you necessarily have to use every day. With these, they feel like air. It smells so good and disappears, and it feels like just water on your skin. My dad and my brother are ‘just soap’ people, but I know if I were to get them to try these, they’d be completely on board.”

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Emily, Merchandiser

Emily, Escentual Merchandiser's August Team Favourites; Dermalogica Active Moist

“I have chosen the Dermalogica Active Moist. I find [the moisturiser] quite light; I have very dry skin and I hate thick creams on my skin – I feel like my skin can’t breathe. I really love the smell too, it reminds me of when I used to work as a therapist in a spa. It makes me think of professional skincare, so I know that I’m getting what I need out of this product. I think it’s a great staple to have to keep going back to – I may try other moisturisers but I will always come back to this one.”

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Thomas Dunckley, Fragrance Expert

Thomas, Escentual Fragrance Expert August Team Favourite; Mugler Angel Nova Eau de Toilette

“I like [Angel Nova] because it’s not what I expected at all. The first time I sniffed it I thought it wasn’t very ‘angely’. But I love rose fragrances, and this is like a sugary rose; it has a great fruitiness to it, so I think, not thinking of it as an angel, and thinking of it as a rose fragrance, I am quite into it. If you’ve tried Mugler fragrances before and didn’t like them because they are quite distinct, and that is one of their strengths, then you might like this one. It’s a little more palatable, a little easier.”

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Do you read our team favourites every month? Well, we have a surprise for you – you can watch them now too! @EscentualCeryn chatted to the team about their latest beauty obsessions and caught it all on camera for you! Which of the teams’ favourites are you itching to try? Comment below Products Featured: @benefitcosmeticsuk Microfilling Brow Pen: https://escentu.al/2Ggxglw @guerlain Terracotta My Mini Terracotta: https://escentu.al/3hK42JK @loccitane_uk_ire Almond Shampoo & Conditioner: https://escentu.al/32EB8US @ninaricciparfums Rouge Eau de Toilette: https://escentu.al/3gUEBUB @dermalogicauk Biolumin C Eye Serum: https://escentu.al/2QIb0Tw @isseymiyakeparfums Miyake Nuit d’Issey Polaris Eau de Parfum: https://escentu.al/3jzfQis @labseries_uk Clean Rescue Water Gel Cleanser: https://escentu.al/34VtyYH @labseries_uk Series Rescue Water Emulsion: https://escentu.al/2QETRKx @dermalogicauk Active Moist: https://escentu.al/2ECp3aZ @muglerofficial Angel Nova Eau de Parfum: https://escentu.al/32fOxUG

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