Fabulous Beauty Awards 2018: the shortlist – premium products worthy of your monthly payday splurge

Back in April, our beauty editor Lauren Ezekiel invited 100 readers to test over 1,000 products and in the countdown until the vote closes, we're releasing each shortlist so that you can take a sneak peak for yourself.

You can vote for your favourites in the Fabulous Beauty Awards 2018 and give yourself a chance to win some amazing prizes including a five-night full-board stay at Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai for two people including spa treatments, a year's worth of Opi manicures, all the products on our shortlist worth over £4,00 and so much more.

Voting closes on the June 25 so get in there, fast!

Still, there's no time like the present, so why not shop the shortlist now?

We know that everyone needs a pick-me-up sometimes, so we've put together a list of the most lustworthy products that warrant a payday splurge. We'll see you back here on the last Friday of the month…

Here are the most Fabulous premium products for those payday splurges:

Rodial’s Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks de-puff, col and sooth tired eyes using bio-cellulose technology. They’ll give the under-eye area a hit of hydration and brighten everything up before your makeup – perfect for pre-party prep.

  • Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks, £39 from Space NK – buy here

The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter has been popping up all over social media and rightly so. The soft-focus, skin booster promises to illuminate skin, delivering a mega-watt glow to even the dullest of complexions.

  • Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Foundation, £30 from House of Fraser – buy here

This rich, velvet mask is such an indulgence for your skin. Infused with Hibiscus and Thai Ginger Leaf, it works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and firm up your complexion to knock off years – and all while you sleep!

  • Kiehl's Since 1851 Overnight Firming Mask, £44 from Kiehl's – buy here

Using Korean skincare technology, this BB cream by Erborian contains Ginseng, a natural ingredient well known for its hydrating and anti-ageing effects. Perfect for all skin types, it deeply nourishes and enhances the skins appearance while providing a touch of coverage to blur imperfections.

  • Erborian BB Crème Au Ginseng, £36 from Space NK – buy here

An industry favourite, NARS' foundation uses a Skin Optimizing Complex to support your skin’s elastic fibres. It’s the perfect balance between matt and radiant, so it will work for most skin types. The best bit? The 16-hour wear time goes the distance, so now you can go from desk to dinner without a touch-up.

  • Nars Natural Radiant Foundation, £35 from Look Fantastic – buy here

A best-seller for Bobbi Brown, this bronzing powder has earned cult classic status over the years. The pressed powder is versatile and buildable – so you achieve a sun-kissed complexion or contour the hell out of non-existent cheekbones.

  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, £30 from Debenhams – buy here

Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder does so much more than it says on the tin. More subtle than your average highlighter, it's developed with photo-lumiscent technology, using ultra-fine mico pearl particles to diffuse the light and give you a lit-from-within look.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, £40 from Cult Beauty – buy here

Creamy, crease-resistant coverage can be yours with this Laura Mercier concealer. The weightless, hydrating formula conceals blemishes, pores and marks, moving with your skin and staying put all day.

  • Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer, £24 from Feel Unique – buy here

The Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer gives lacklustre complexions a daily injection of hydration. Infused with nature’s skin-boosters Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean, this lightweight but luxurious formula will revitalise skin cells and wake up your face. Look alive!

Origins Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer, £25 from Look Fantastic – buy here

The secret behind fabulous hair is nourishment. This smoothing serum, enriched with Oléo-Complexe, gives dry and heat-treated locks some much-needed TLC. Infused with Argan, Maize, Camellia and Pracaxi oil, this formula gives weightless shine and touchable softness.

Kérastase Elixir Versatile Beautifying Oil, £28.95 from Look Fantastic – buy here

What could I win if I vote?

  • A five-night full-board stay at Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai for two people including spa treatments
  • All the products on our shortlist, worth over £4,000
  • An overnight break for two at Titanic Spa, Yorkshire
  • A year's supply of Kiehl's since 1851 skincare
  • A year's worth of Opi manicures

But hurry, the competition closes on 25th June – click here to vote.

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