May Favourites

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Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser

Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser 

I am a little late to the Lush party (I was doing my makeup, sorry) but I’m here now!  I have been using this gentle, exfoliating cleanser for around 6 weeks now, and I absolutely love the effect it has had on my skin.  I have, quite frankly, never looked so glowy and radiant.  I would describe my skin as combination, although it errs more on the dry side.  I can also be a little sensitive to some products, which manifests itself in bumps along my jawline. This is quite rare though, and I wouldn’t say it is top of my problems (that would be my dry patches, if you’re interested).  I wasn’t sure initially that my skin would be able to cope with exfoliating every day, but I have had no problems at all.  To be honest, the smell isn’t great, but it is worth it for baby soft cheeks.

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Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB cream (in Light) and Pixi by Petra Glow Mist

 

Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB cream (in Light) and Pixi by Petra Glow Mist

It has been stated, by at least one Youtube beauty guru, that a BB cream is just a glorified tinted moisturiser.  Now I will neither confirm nor deny this, but what I will say is that this Maybelline BB cream is rather nice.  It is very hydrating (a must for me) and offers just enough coverage that I look healthy and a little more even, but not cakey.  It’s quick and easy to use, and is one of my all time favourites.  It also offers SPF 30.

I really thought about the Pixi Glow Mist before purchasing, I added it to my basket (I bought mine on ASOS) multiple times, and then didn’t complete the purchase.  Although not massively expensive, it seemed a little too much to spend on a spray that may not be any better than expensive oily water (Smashbox Primer Water anyone?).  I read a few reviews though, and eventually decided to bite the bullet.  I didn’t regret it either.  If you like a dewy look, then this is your guy.  It acts as a refresher throughout the day, and can also be used on bare skin to hydrate.  I use it after applying makeup (before mascara, otherwise I end up with black smudges all around my eyes – not a good look) and any time I need to perk things up a bit. I haven’t noticed it leaving an oily film on my skin; it dries very quickly and smells divine.

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Maybelline Color Sensational in Tantalizing Taupe

I struggle with lipsticks.  I want to wear them, but unfortunately my lips do not agree.  In the past lipsticks and glosses have left me with dry, sore lips; so I pretty much gave up for a while.  Recently, however, I decided to give it another go.  I stumbled across this lovely nude shade whilst browsing in Boots, and got quite excited.  It seemed creamy, and I thought the colour  would be a good start for someone who is not used to drawing attention to their lips.  I couldn’t wait to wear it, and was pleasantly surprised that it did not have a drying or irritating effect on my sensitive lips.  Hooray!

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Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Pink Lights

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Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Pink Lights

I am a blusher and highlighter addict.  There I said it.  I am really impressed by Makeup Revolution (or just ‘Revolution’?) in general. Their prices are scandalously low, and the quality is, mostly, fantastic.  This highlighter is gorgeous.  It is pretty pigmented, so a little goes a long way, but it gives a really  lovely glow, without being glittery.  It is quite pink, so suits my fair complexion.  I also have Peach Lights and Golden Lights, which are also very pretty (Golden Lights is veeerrryy gold, so not for the fainthearted).

Disclaimer:  All of these products were purchased by me – using my husband’s hard-earned money. ?

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