We're forever fans of The Body Shop's commitment to ethically-sourced ingredients and sustainable packaging that always manages to look gorgeous. A case in point is this rose petal-enriched toner which is alcohol-free and extra-gentle. The Body Shop British Rose Petal-Soft Gel Toner, Dhs44, thebodyshop.com
Ordinary by name, but not by nature. This honestly priced skincare brand from Deciem says it cuts costs with a no frills approach – but the minimal packaging looks more chic than cheap. Focusing on hero ingredients that are proven to work, formulas like this serum's concentration of two 'next generation' retinoids are heroically hard working. The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2%, Dhs37, cultbeauty.co.uk
Each Miracle Diamond Sponge has its own unique swirl design. They're not just good for #gridgoals, though – this multi-use tool is as effective at precision application of make-up as it is for blending and buffing it for a flawless finish.
Real Techniques Bold Metals Miracle Diamond Sponge and Stand, Dhs70, boots.com
Beauty Pie is the ultimate in high end quality for high street prices. Why? They take out the middle men and and sell for transparent factory costs, provided you're in the buyer's club (it pays to be). Highlight-wise, it has beautiful strobing drops and this pearly luminising powder which is almost too pretty to use.
Beauty Pie Pro-Strobe Luminizer in Beaming, Dhs24 for members, or Dhs141, beautypie.com
3ina (pronounced Mee-Nah), is the latest colour cosmetics brand on the block that everyone wants a piece of, and at their prices you needn't stop at one. We love these shimmery cream eye shadows. 3ina The Cream Eyeshadow in 312, Dhs42, 3ina.com and Asos
Beauty Pie has a new tool matching your high end foundation to a Beauty Pie one – should you want to cut costs without quality. This formula gives a soft focus finish that looks good in pictures and face-to-face.
Beauty Pie Everyday Great Skin Foundation, from Dhs22 for members, or Dhs141, beautypie.com
With formulas to rival those of much higher price points, Bourjois have nailed the lipstick sector. We love these new additions to their Rouge Velvet franchise, 12 covetable colours in bullet form that last all day. Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick in Hey Nude, Dhs42, superdrug.com
Beauty Pie's new skincare range, formulated by the world's leading cosmetic chemists, is just as incredible. Try this hydrating, age-preventing, super serum for a tenth of the price. Super Stem Cell Moisture Shot Serum, Dhs33 for members, or Dhs331, beautypie.com
The Paradise family, new to L'Oreal Paris comes with luxe-looking rose gold packaging that doesn't compromise on quality formulas. The buildable Brow Pomades come with an ultra precise slanted brush for easy application.
L'Oreal Paris Paradise Brow Pomade in Dark Blonde, Dhs52
Toni & Guy
Is it still high street when it's dressed by designer? If you're in the market for a salt spray this summer, Toni & Guy's limited edition packaging, designed by London based fashion house Sibling, is the one.
Toni & Guy Sibling Sea Salt Texturising Spray, Dhs39, boots.com