The Hi Style Best Beauty Buys are back!

Due to the immense popularity of the Hi Style Best Beauty Buys last year, we just had to do it again. From lipstick to hand cream we want to shout about new launches and handbag heroes. Over the past few months, our dedicated testers of different ages and beauty preferences tested new beauty must-haves and classic beauty hero products! We’ve been busy swatching, applying and lathering ourselves in foundation, lipstick, hair masks and much more to see what the world of luxury and high street products have on offer. We’ve been tanning guinea pigs so you won’t have to suffer an ill-fated orange look. What can we say? We’re women of the people!

*All prices are sourced from different retailers and are therefore an approximate indication


Body Products – Lust Haves


Best Shower Product – Fondant Shower Gel NUXE BODY €13

Best Body Exfoliator – Bellamianta Glycolic Scrub €17

Best Bath Product – YonKa Paris Phyto Bain Shower and Bath Oil Energising Invigorating Lavender €39

Best Body Moisturiser – Kiehls Crème de Corps

⭐Best Body Oil – Green Angel Argan Body Oil €22.95

If you love products that are derived from natural ingredients, Green Angel Pure & Organic is a brand that you will fall in love with. Green Angel was created in 2005 by husband and wife duo Chris and Mary Mitchell. The range was born out of a desire to develop a skincare brand that really worked and was kind to the environment too. Read their full story and find out more about the products here.


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Best Bust Cream- Clarins Bust Beauty Firming Lotion €45

Best Body Firmer – 3D Lipo PPC Cream €49

Best Hand Cream – DAVINES Oi Hand Balm with Roucou Oil €18

Best Foot Cream – Clarins Foot Beauty Treatment Cream €25

⭐Best Multitask Cream – Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream


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Best Nail Polish Collection – CND Vinylux

Best Body Beauty Tool/Device – Clarisonic


Body Products – Must Haves


Best Shower Product – Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Wash €8.79

Best Body Exfoliator – The Sanctuary Body Scrub €6.95

Best Bath Product – Ultrapure Labs Epsom Salts €4.95

⭐An Epsom salts bath can be great for relaxing muscles and easing stiff joints – Ultrapure Labs is a great price point for a quality product.


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⭐Best Body Moisturiser – Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion €8.79

If it’s good enough for Jen An, it’s good enough for us! This is a nourishing body moisturiser, that doesn’t feel greasy or sticky.


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Best Body Oil – Sanctuary Body Oil Spray €9.95

Best Hand Cream – Neutrogena Norweigan Formula Hand Cream €3

Best Nail Polish Collection – Essie Nail Polish €9.99

Best Nail Treatment – Cutex BB Nail Treatment €7.99

Best Teeth Whitening – iWhite Teeth whitening Strips €29.99

⭐Panel Pick – Foamie Beauty Fruity €11










Foamie Beauty Fruity – great sponge, especially handy when you are in a hurry – it has shower gel inside. Very nice fragrance of fruits and berries, not too strong, very gentle. As a busy Mom or two, I find this so handy. It’s also available in a men’s version with a more masculine fragrance. Great for Holidays! (Oksana Shadrina)


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⭐Panel Pick – Jo Browne Luxury Soap €12










Jo Browne Luxury Soap Lemongrass and Wild Jasmine is really lovely, soft for skin, delicate and very nice fragrance. And beautifully packaged as well. It’s very decadent and would make such a beautiful gift (Oksana Shadrina)


Tan/Suncare – Lust Haves


⭐Best Tan for Face – St Tropez Purity €19

We’re big fans of St Tropez here at Hi HQ and especially love this new launch. It’s streak free, odourless and gives a gorgeous golden glow. You can check out Mary-Jane’s piece about it here.


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Best Tan for Body – He Shi Dark Foaming Mousse €22

Best Instant Tan – Bellamianta Skin Perfecting Instant tan  €24.99

Best Tan Remover – Bellamianta Glycolic Scrub €15

Best Gradual Tan – St Tropez €15

⭐Best SPF Face – P20 Face €24

This is a beautiful, non-greasy formula, that’s ideal for under makeup. Applying SPF daily is one of the best ways to prevent premature ageing, so we’re sold! Read more details here.


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Best SPF Body – Piz Buin Sensitive €18


Tan/Suncare – Must Haves

⭐Best Tan for Body- Iconic Bronze Mousse €13.99

Available in medium, dark and extra dark, Iconic Bronze is a lovely olive tone tan, available in Penneys and pharmacies nationwide. It’s non-streaky and gives you a gorgeous healthy glow.


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Best instant Tan- Best Instant Tan – Tantastic Rapid Spray Tan €14.99
Best Tan Remover – Iconic Bronze €13.99
Best Gradual Tan – Garnier Summer Body €8.99