6 Products We’ve Bought on a Recommendation and Loved

6 Products we've Bought on a Recommendation and Loved: Eucerin Dry Skin Acute Lip Balm, Nuxe Reve de Miel Face and Body Ultra Rich Cleansing Gel, Guerlain Terracotta The Bronzing Powder - Natural and Long-Lasting Tan

There’s nothing better than makeup or skincare that comes with a recommendation is there? A tried and tested stamp of approval that gives you the confidence to buy something, knowing that it will work or look good. Which got me thinking; what products have our Escentual team, experts within the beauty industry, bought on a recommendation from someone else? I made it my mission to find out, and share them with you. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I’ve influenced a purchase or two, too!


1. The ‘Intensely Nourished Lips’ Balm


Although the Nuxe Reve de Miel Honey Lip Balm was recommended to me by Caitlin, it’s popular with the whole team.

If I’m honest, the reason I bought this lip balm was because of the way that the scent was described. The vibrant, uplifting aroma blends juicy grapefruit with citrus oils to create a delicious, summery fragrance.

Although I initially bought this because of the scent, I’ve fallen in love with the balm itself. Its 90% natural formula helps to restore, soothe and soften the lips – I love to pop it on overnight to wake up to intensely nourished lips.

Now, I can’t live without the Reve de Miel balm. I’m obsessed with its fresh, fruity aroma and I can’t wait to see it work wonders on dry, chapped lips during the colder months.

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Discover everything you need to know about Nuxe Reve de Miel in Chelsey’s review here.


2. The ‘Natural and Flawless’ Foundation


You know when you see your friend in a stunning new dress, and you buy it in the hope that it’ll look just as good on you. Sound familiar? It does to me because that’s what happened when I saw Lis wear GIVENCHY City balm.

When City Balm entered the office, it went straight on my wishlist. Why? Well, for a start, it’s GIVENCHY and what girl could say no to that? Next, is its formula, which on paper boasts an impressive list of benefits: 24-hour hydration, natural finish and SPF25 high PA++ to protect against ageing blue and UVA light. But what made me buy it? Lis was modelling it for a photoshoot at work, and I had to have it; natural and flawless, the formula makes your complexion look like you’re always having a good skin day, which is all I want from a foundation. Now, I consider it a staple – thanks, Lis!

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See GIVENCHY City Balm in action, and find out why Elisabeth loves it so much


3. The ‘Weekend In France’ Bronzer


Technically, this isn’t a recommendation. But for 30 years, my Mum has coveted this bronzer over anything else in her makeup bag; so the younger, more intrigued me had to see what the fuss was about, and of course, steal it – I’m sure this is where my love for beauty all began!

I’m forever grateful for my Mum’s taste in bronzers, as 20 years later, it’s become a family tradition. Terracotta now belongs in mine, my sister and my Mum’s makeup bags.

There’s nothing quite like a Guerlain glow; in a few sweeps, this powder re-creates a ‘just stepped off the plane after a weekend in France look’ that’s tough to replicate. But my favourite part is its tropical scent; the moment of escapism it gives always reminds me of her, and how I watched in awe as she applied her makeup. I can’t wait to pass this on to future generations too.

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4. The ‘Holy Grail’ Red Lipstick


When I’d first started working at Escentual, I remember Lis came into the office wearing the most amazing red lip. I asked her what it was after lunch, and she told me it was the Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick in Exotic Red – and that she’d eaten lunch and it still hadn’t budged or bled. The ModernMatte lipstick quickly became my holy grail red lipstick – it instantly adds a pop of colour to my appearance while giving my confidence a boost. A blue-toned deep red, the vibrant colour is long-lasting and hydrating. Despite being a matte lipstick, the creamy formula feels so comfortable on the lips and doesn’t dry them out; you actually forget you’re wearing it. Since Lis recommended the ModernMatte lipstick, it’s become my new go-to for hydrating matte lips dressed in bold, beautiful colour.

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5. The ‘Supersoft Skin’ Body Wash


It’s no secret that the Escentual Beauty Team is borderline obsessed with Nuxe Reve de Miel (hence Kate’s favourite above!). Before working at Escentual, I was already a huge fan of this lip balm but hadn’t tried anything from the rest of the range. A couple of years later and I’ve tried (and loved!) everything and continue to repurchase.

The one product that stands out to me though is the Reve de Miel body wash. I was triggered to buy this after watching an Instagram story of a friend who’s also a skincare buff. She was raving about how it made her skin supersoft – I immediately went to work the following day and bought it. That was a year ago, and I haven’t looked back – it’s the only body product I use in the shower now and I will never be without a bottle! Not only is it kind to my sensitive skin, but it also leaves it beautifully hydrated and soft to the touch. The smell is delectable – a mix of honey and citrus, and as I’m a bit of a packaging snob when it comes to my bathroom I love how it looks, too!

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6. The Antidote to ‘Chapped and Sore’ Lips


Who didn’t recommend this lip balm to me is the real question. I hoard lip balms because I have the world’s driest, eczema-prone lips, and found that everyone was raving about this one. After the third recommendation, I had to see what all the fuss was about and added it to my basket. I haven’t looked back since; not only does the lip balm hydrate but it soothes too, thanks to added liquorice extract, which is a blessing for itchy lips like mine! Now, I don’t just repurchase it; I have one in my handbag, in my bedside table, and my car. If your lips are always chapped and sore, try this!

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If you’re looking for more products to tackle your eczema, have a read of Ceryn’s edit


Over to You…

What product do you love that you bought on a recommendation? Let us know using the hashtag #MyEscentual over on our  Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – we love a recommendation!


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