This week, England is celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th anniversary on the throne, known as her Diamond Jubilee. (What an amazing name for a holiday, right?) The Allure staff includes many beauty Anglophiles, plus a few imported legit Brits, so we thought we’d mark the occasion with a round-up of our top products from across the pond—those fit for a queen, Duchess Catherine of Cambridge (also known as Kate Middleton), or anyone in between.
“Jemma Kidd Make Up School Dewy All Over Radiance Creme. This illuminator won Best of Beauty awards several years in a row. It’s the perfect champagne hue, it isn’t too sparkly, and the cream formula makes it so easy to just tap along your cheekbones.” —Sophia Panych, associate editor
“I’m obsessed with Nails Inc. polishes and Vaseline Lip Therapy in the pot, which isn’t available in America.” —Victoria Land, public relations associate (and actual Brit)
“I keep Simple Facial Wipes in my weekend bag and also use them for makeup removal before boarding a flight home or before bed. The brand recently launched at Target, so you can get them here. I routinely have my parents send over Savlon Antiseptic Cream—it’s like our Neosporin. It’s really, really good.” —Daisy Shaw, assistant accessories editor (and real Brit)
“I die for St. Tropez Instant Glow Face Lotion because the color on my face is the first to fade after a spray tan. This helps my face and body match and look sun-kissed.” —Heather Muir, beauty news editor
“Soap & Glory Righteous Butter Body Cream and Hand Food look cute on my vanity and desk, and they heal dry skin without feeling greasy.” —Catherine O’Neill, editorial assistant
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