Everyone has them beauty discoveries that you use faithfully and repurchase over and over again. I’m going to talk about these along with a few other new products I have tried and absolutely love! So after I raided my beauty drawers I have narrowed my love list down to 5 things. That was rather, em.. difficult!
Unfortunately my skin would be prone to breakouts so I need to make sure that I take my makeup off and cleanse my skin twice a day to help prevent these. Once a week I like to treat myself to a face mask and my favourite one is only 99p from my local chemist! It’s the Montage Jeunesse Anti-Imperfection Blemish Mud and it works wonders for my skin. I open my pores with a hot cloth and I apply this for 10 minutes, it leaves my skin so soft and invigorated. There are so many different types to buy I’m sure there would be one you’d fall in love with! When I am in the city I also like to treat myself to a fresh facemask from Lush!
Who else hates that tight feeling on your face once you come out of the shower or after you use face wash? Me too! And in my experience, the perfect solution is the Simple Light Moisturiser. I love all of Simple products (especially when they are on for 3 for 2 in Boots eekkk!) and this is one product that I buy over and over again. It’s so light, hydrating and it soaks in straight away. I feel the benefits of this most when I am on holiday, after a day of sunbathing my face would feel extremely tight. Once I apply this it relieves that feeling straight away. In my opinion it’s one of the best moisturisers of this price range and I’m sure a lot of people would agree.
Oh em gee, who wouldn’t have a fab concealer on this list? There’s not one day that goes by when I don’t use the Rimmel 'Hide the Blemish' concealer.I don’t even think I’ve been out of the house without it! I use it on any blemishes on my face and to hide the dark circles under my eyes. What I like about the formula is that it isn’t drying and flaky, I’ve tried many concealers but there are some that just don't last all day. Yet again, Boots 3 for 2 comes to the rescue; I like to stock up on this product and purchase 3 at a time so I know I’ll never be caught out without it. This little Maximum Coverage Concealer brush by bareMinerals brush is also a gem. It's great for blending concealer in those hard to reach areas like around the eyes or nose.
I couldn’t honestly decide which red lipstick was my favourite so I just have to tell you about my top 3! After a good think about it I can say that the fabulous Dior has been pipped at the post by MAC Ruby Woo… It is just the most stunning matte red... the makeup artist at the MAC counter also told me that Ruby Woo has a blue undertone which makes your teeth look whiter, genius! The Dior Addict lipstick in shade ‘Avenue’ is a moisturising sheer red and I need it for casual and toned down makeup days. The RevlonColorstay Ultimate Suede is very impressive for a drugstore brand. I have this one which is ‘Couture’ and I have an orange/red called ‘Designer’; they are both beautiful, I highly recommend them to anyone who likes their drugstore makeup brands. I will definitely be heading to Boots to pick up a darker shade for Autumn.
Last but not least, every girl needs that perfect perfume right? You know that time when you went into your local perfume shop, tried what felt like 100 different scents and then you put on… ‘the one’ ? This happened me just before Christmas, which resulted in a nice £50 perfume shaped hole in my bank account. I used to wear Dior Addict 2 and I still love Lady Million by Paco Rabanne but this Roberto Cavalli perfume is something else. I can’t even describe the scent, it’s rather heavy but classy and I’d say it’s more for evening wear than day wear. Just go to your local store and smell it! A well deserved spot in my beauty must have collection!