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.
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.
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!
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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