FQ picks: The supermarket beauty products we can’t live without

9 October 2015
By Fashion Quarterly

Not every beauty product has to cost an arm and a leg – here are the FQ team’s picks for the best supermarket steals:

Lipidol Body Cleansing Oil
“I love to wash with an oil product and Lipidol cleansing body oil slightly emulsifies when you mix it with water, has a fresh citrus fragrance and is a complete steal at $12. It rivals some other cleansing body oils I’ve used that are literally 10 times the price. Bonus points for its simple bottle design.”
– Sally-Ann Mullin, editor

Garnier Micellar Water

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water removes even the most stubborn mascara and is a quick easy fix when I need to remove my makeup but can’t quite bring myself to do a full skin care routine. ”
– Tyla McKenzie, fashion & editorial assistant


Dove Essential Nutrients Day CreamDove Essential Nutrients Tinted Day Cream  is one of those products where if it were ever to be discontinued, I’d be heartbroken. The formula is light enough to feel like you’re almost going make-up free but has enough coverage to even out any redness or imperfections. It’s especially good in summer when you don’t want to go completely bare-faced but want to let your freckles and tan show through. It even has a SPF15 included and is a bargain at $12.99.”
– Kelly McAuliffe, digital editor

Cetaphil cleanser

“For me, it’s Cetaphil cleanser. It’s so great having a chemist grade product in the supermarket. It feels like such a ‘no bells and whistles’ product in a good way.”
– Marcel Gull, creative director

Batiste Dry Shampoo

“I’ve been using Batiste Dry Shampoo forever because, and it sounds completely counter-intuitive, I use this product to make my ‘day one hair’ look and feel a little more like ‘day two hair’. A few sprays gives me volume at the roots, adds texture to the lengths, and lets my freshly washed hair skip that swishy stage and go straight to the gritty stage, where it’s easier to work with and (IMO) looks way cooler.”
– Phoebe Watt, features writer

Alpha Keri lotion

Alpha Keri Body Lotion is amazing. You can get a giant bottle of the stuff and slather your whole body in it every day for a year before it even looks like it’s going to run out, trust me. It’s really hydrating and sinks into your skin quickly, so putting on skinny jeans immediately after applying isn’t a challenge.”
– Lucy Slight, features editor

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