'I Tried Tanya Burr's Ultra Low Maintenance Beauty Line and It's Seriously Impressive'

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Tanya Burr knows what it takes to make a successful beauty brand. As one of the very first beauty bloggers and OG YouTubers to hit the scene, Tanya has tested her fair share of beauty products over the years – becoming one of the most-loved (and most followed) beauty experts around today. So it's no real surprise that one day Tanya Burr would dream up her very own line. Enter: Authored.

What is 'Authored' by Tanya Burr?

Consisting simply of four easy-to-use products, the key message of Authored is beauty that helps you feel like the very best version of yourself. Each product enhances your natural beauty – without covering it.

Designed to be applied with your fingers, it's a no-frills, no-fuss routine, perfect for those who don't have the time or need to sit and craft a 15-step make-up tutorial. Each product is also vegan, climate neutral and at least 95% recyclable – making it a truly modern, sustainable brand.

While I'm definitely a self-confessed beauty lover, since lockdown I have seriously stripped back my make-up routine. So with just four, easy-to-use products, I couldn't resist giving Authored a go.

Here's what happened when I decided to switch out all my everyday make-up products for Authored...

1. Tinted Moisturiser

Lightweight and moisturising, in my opinion, the Authored Tinted Moisturiser is a welcome alternative to foundation. The consistency is quite watery, meaning it sinks into your skin with ease – rather than sitting on top like a mask. It blurs imperfections and boosts glow, without covering freckles or beauty marks.

2. Brow Gel

Is there a more low maintenance product out there than brow gel? In just 3 simple flicks, arches are defined, brows bushier and set in place for hours on end. The Authored Brow Gel is seriously alike to Glossier's Boy Brow, but arguably with slightly thicker, stronger hold. It's a yes from me.

3. Mascara

The mascara, for me, is the real hero of the brand. I am lucky enough to have quite long lashes naturally, but the Authored Mascara reminded me just how good my lashes can look when I use a really great mascara. In just one coat they're left fluffy-looking, fanned out and ultra long – and with two coats the results are really quite dramatic.

The formula lasts all day too, without smearing or crumbling, and it's also fairly easy to remove with a gentle cleanser. Win, win, WIN.

4. Lip balm

Finally, a no-frills but hardworking lip balm completes the range. It's packed with lip-nourishing ingredients like coconut, shea butter and hemp oil – as well as passionflower oil which is high in Vitamin A to promote cell regeneration (perfect for dry, chapped lips).

My verdict on Tanya Burr's Authored

I've been using Authored's four products for around three weeks now and I've got to admit: I'm seriously impressed. Each one feels like a small win – embracing your natural beauty without hiding it. But not only that, they actually go the distance and last for hours on end, unlike other 'no make-up make-up' products.

While I've added in the odd sweep of cream blusher and bronzer on the days when I'm feeling really drab, no other make-up products have made it back into my everyday routine yet… and I can't see them doing so for a while, either.

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