It’s time for the next round of my current beauty favourites. Being such a creature of habit I was very surprised to discover that some new players have actually entered the scene. There’s nothing ground-breaking here and it’s very likely that you have heard of all these products before.
Origins Out of Trouble Mask (£24.00/100ml). I love the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (£39.50/150ml) but it just stings so much! Origins offering leaves my skin just as smooth and radiant and there is no discomfort, it feels very soothing and refreshing. 10 minutes of this is all you need to sort out your skin for the rest of the week. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray (£1.99/25ml). I got my hair chopped much shorter a couple of weeks ago and when my hairdresser recommended to a salt spray to style my new cut I was a bit apprehensive because my track record with salt sprays has not been that great. Most of them leave my hair feeling sticky and greasy. My hairdresser mentioned the John Frieda Salt Spray specifically and when I discovered that it also comes in a mini 25ml size bottle I decided to give it a try. I ended up really liking it – it’s very light so it’s hard to over do it, it gives hair some grit and texture yet it still feels fresh and clean. It also has that artificial sweet coconut smell which I actually don’t mind, it’s very holiday like.
Nars Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (£19.50) – this has been an absolute game changer for me. I used to use the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (£17.00/10ml) before the packaging was updated to include an applicator. I still think it’s a lovely product but I would always end up using way too much (I really should pick up one of the new tubes that come with a doe foot applicator). Nars’ version has always had an applicator and it really makes it so much easier. It delivers an exact amount you need and it helps even the most hopeless of eyeshadows last all day.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk (£24.00) You might have read my post on MACxFleaur de Force collab and I am still absolutely obsessed with that lipstick. However, it was a limited edition item and it’s no longer available to purchase so I thought I’ll include the runner up instead. It’s just as stunning and it’s more permanent-ish. The shade is a no brainer – it’s a slightly pink muted mauve that gives your lips that little bit of pigment. The texture of this seems more creamier than other matte revolution lipsticks that I’ve tried, but the pigment is definitely still there. I have always thought that if you’re going to splurge on a lipstick it should be a shade you can wear every day and the Pillow Talk is just that.
YSL Touche Éclat (£25.50/2.5ml) – if you red my post on the Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer you’ll know about my recent struggles with dark under eye circles. I know Touche Éclat is not technically a concealer but that’s what most people I know use it for. I had used it before but I was never that impressed. I picked up a new pen a couple of months ago and it’s been fantastic. I now have this on most days, it’s a great brightening product (I use shade #1). It’s very easy to apply, it lightweight and you can blend it out with fingers. It also never creases on me.
What are some of your current beauty favourites?