We all love discovering new, amazing products & lately I’ve purchased a few products that quickly made it into my beauty favourites so I just had to share them with you. Here is what I’m loving at the moment:
Essence I Love Extreme Volume Mascara
When it comes to mascara I am not the fussiest lady in the world as I am lucky enough to be blessed with super long lashes (thanks mum & dad!) but while I may not need intense lengthening, I do want my mascara to not transfer or crumble, to volumise my lashes, to make them super black & to be easily removed at the end of the day. I’ve got to say that this mascara from Essence does all of those things while being incredibly affordable. I initially bought this mascara in waterproof (the blue tube) but my word; it is THEE most difficult mascara to remove. I don’t know what the hell they put in it to make it near impossible to take off! I was literally tugging at my eyes to try & get it off & we all know that tugging causing wrinkles & I don’t know about you, but I am not about to give myself wrinkles over a stubborn mascara. However, this non-waterproof version comes off easily at the end of the day & it lengthens & volumises my lashes without clumping, transferring or crumbling. At R60 this affordable mascara is most definitely worth a shot!
Mac Whirl Lipliner
Recently I’ve been wearing this lip liner more often after having neglecting it for a little while. My favourite way to wear it recently has been on its own with just a little lip balm underneath. It gives a gorgeous natural lip with a slight brown tinge that is so easy to wear with a bunch of different makeup looks. I know that with summer fast approaching that I’ll continue to get a lot of use out of this lip liner as I find that these brownish-nude shades suit me more when I have that tanned summer glow.
The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask
You guys know that I’m always going on about my dry skin and you’re no doubt bored of hearing about it by now but this mask has been a nice little addition to my skincare routine for dry skin. Recently I’ve been applying this mask to my skin on the days when my skin feels like it needs some dry skin healing. In honesty, I don’t see any difference in regards to plumping my skin but when you’re in your 20s can you really expect your skin to be more plumped when ageing hasn’t kicked in yet? I’m not so sure! I instead like this mask for how delightful it feels on my skin & how delicious it smells. It’s a 10 minute mask so it’s a super quick mask (perfect for ladies who don’t have a lot of time to spare) & it leaves my skin feeling so refreshed & hydrated & I’ve found that it makes moisturiser apply in a much nicer way afterwards. Any mask that makes my skin more hydrated gets a thumbs up from me!
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
I absolutely love this product from Becca! It is a light salmon-pink shade corrector that I use under or over my concealer to brighten up my under-eyes. This product does such a perfect job of giving me that bright-eyed look & who doesn’t love bright under-eyes?! I will say that this corrector has a tacky texture that can crease if not set so I always recommend setting it with powder to avoid this. It also comes with quite the price tag for a corrector but it is so worth it if you’re always trying to perfect that bright & luminous under eye. I’ve even had someone say to me ‘wow you’re so bright-eyed & luminous today’ & when someone says that – you know that this product works!
L.A Girl Pro Coverage Foundation
I know, I know, I bought into the hype! But when the beauty community is raving about a foundation that is a dupe for the infamous Makeup Forever HD Foundation – I’m obviously going to try it. I’ve been using this foundation every day for almost two months and I’ve got to say I love it. I picked up the shade Natural & while it was a little dark for me over the winter months (nothing a little bronzer on the neck & décolleté can’t fix), with summer coming I’ll be able to wear this shade a lot more easily. Unfortunately their shade range is quite limited so I’ve got to work with what LA Girl give me! This product is so lightweight yet offers a high coverage with a dewy finish. I’ve found that I absolutely must set it with a powder otherwise it will move so it may be a more difficult foundation to wear for all my oily skin girls out there. But for the incredibly affordable price tag that this foundation comes with – it’s an amazing foundation that I’ll continue to keep in my makeup collection.
Nu Skin Polishing Peel
I had previously mentioned this peel in my skincare haul so I’ll try to keep this as short as I can. If you have ever been for a microdermabrasion you know how painful it can be and how raw it can leave your skin. I had to try this product after it claimed to do the exact same thing as a microdermabrasion at home without being as harsh – and I’ve got to say, I love it. I began using it twice per week and after a few weeks I cut that down to just once per week. It’s such a strange product in that you apply it on your skin like a mask, let it dry for about 30 seconds & then you rub your skin in circular motions & watch all the dead skin cells & the crap from your skin fall into the bathroom sink – it’s so oddly satisfying. And holy moly did it leave my skin so soft & smooth! I even had my lovely boyfriend try it out as he loves a good scrub & he loves it & wants one of his own! I’d really recommend this product to anyone who loves their skin to be super soft, exfoliated & free of dead skin & let’s be honest – who doesn’t want that! I’ve been able to offer this product with a 35% discount so if you’d like to get your hands on it, just pop me a message & I’ll hook you up!
What are your current beauty favourites?