My 'Must-Haves' Of The Moment
14 Jul 2013
I've noticed for the past few months or so I've been going back to these same products near enough every day. They've become holy grail items and my skin, hair and make-up has looked all the better for it! I thought I'd share them with you and give a mini-review of the products :)
First up I've been loving the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 52. I originally bought the serum version, but I love this version so much more. The texture is so smooth and really glides and buffs well into your skin. It gives a medium coverage which is great for me when I don't want a heavy foundation on my skin but still want to feel like I'm covered. The tube lasts a long while, which is great as although its not going to break the bank - highstreet foundations are definitely getting pricier!
Along the same vein I'm still loving the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light 2. I really don't have any bad words to say about this concealer, and I'm sure you've heard a million people in the blogosphere raving about it too. The coverage it provides is just great for the price, and it doesn't crease at all on me.
The MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle is a product I can honestly say I've worn near enough every single day since last October when I bought it. Its the perfect highlighter, giving just the right amount of shimmer without being overpowering. I apply it using the Real Techniques contour brush and just dab it along the tops of my cheekbones. I love the way it makes your skin look in pictures, definitely my go-to for nights out. The product is so worth the money too, there's no way I'll be hitting pan anytime soon even with using it every day!
Sticking with powders, I've been obsessed with both my Sleek Rose Gold Blush and my Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy. I've raved about the Sleek blush before, and you can read my full review HERE. I think its such a beautiful colour for spring/summer and I'm sure I'll continue to get loads of use out of it. The Tarte blush has the most amazing staying power, and is such a lovely coral colour. I've got a full review of this blush coming soon :)
Moving to skincare, I've been obsessed with the Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream recently and have really noticed a difference around my eyes. I've always struggled with dark circles under my eyes, and recently I noticed I was getting small white blemishes too. I know that your eyes are a sensitive area, and if you smother it in your normal face cream the thin skin just can't cope and the cream sits on top rather than sinking in. After finding this out a few months ago I've really tried to take care of my eyes and this cream has been at the forefront. I've only been using sample sizes as I had about three from various places but I'm definitely going to splurge on the full size when this runs out.
I've also started taking better care of my lips. I've really gotten into my lip products at the moment but found that the skin on my lips was quite dry and tended to flake quite often. That's where my Lush Lip Scrub in Mint Julips came to the rescue. This stuff is amazing, its made my lips feel super smooth and soft and my lipsticks look so much better because of it. They also stay on a lot longer and my lips feel a lot more moisturised. The pot is rather pricey, but a little goes a long way - and if anything its so fun eating the sugary excess left behind! Did I mention it also smells amazing!?
Lastly, we come to hair. I've always had quite coarse hair and although I've been trying out many different hair oils (some with great effect!) nothing can come close to how soft my hair feels after using the S-Factor Smoothing Lusterizer. I've been coupling it with the S-Factor Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner and my hair has never looked better. I use the Lusterizer sraight after I come out of the shower, focussing on the ends of my hair. I also use a tiny bit after I've styled and hairsprayed my hair just to give it that added smooth and sleekness. I do use it on days where I don't wash my hair, but I only use a tiny amount as I don't want to make my hair greasy in the process! It is amazing though and I love the way it makes my hair feel and look. It also smells of strawberries, so its win win!
So those are all my 'must-have' products at the moment - what are you loving at the moment?