Friday, 26 June 2015

Current Favourite Beauty Products

The month of May was a one of discovery, where I picked up a number of products which are already becoming staples in my June make-up routine. As much as I love the A/W make up trends, such as a berry lip, nothing quite beats going to town with a golden bronzer and enough highlighter that would only be acceptable in the warmer months. Which leads me in naturally to my first current favourite, the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Perfect Topping. This is definitely not one of their most talked about products which is seriously surprising considering how beautiful this product is both aesthetically in the pan and applied to the high points of the face. Don't let the colour of the merged, baked powder scare you, the deep purple-hues do not transfer onto the skin but instead just a subtle pinky-gold glow that adds a little life to a dull complexion. I will be uploading a full review on this highlighter within the next week so watch this space! 

Next up is a skincare saviour that I never now want to be without. I have struggled a lot with my skincare so far this year as I have had to deal with a gradual change in skin type. Although I am happy that I am no longer prone to breakouts with my old oily skin, I am not loving the annoyance of very dry skin either! The thing that has been the most irritating is having to completely change my whole skincare routine as each product I had currently been using only catered really for oily skin. Thankfully, the Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi Phase has been absolute god send. Not only does this feel amazing when applied to the skin as it's ultra-liquid consistency replicates the feeling of splashing cold water onto your face, it has also minimised the majority of my dry patches AND disguised the appearance of pesky dehydration lines on my forehead - amazing! If you suffer with dry skin, you need this in your life!

Next, is a holy grail product that definitely has its fair share of coverage in the blogging world. The MAC Paint Pot in Painterly has held holy-grail status in many peoples collections and it is understandable as to why. Although it does not look much in the pot, the pinky-nude matte cream is a perfect base for virtually any eye make up look and even looks pretty worn alone for just a simple day-to-day, natural eye. I honestly have no idea why it has taken me this long to purchase as now I find myself using it on a regular basis and surprisingly have nothing else similar in my forever expanding collection.

Another product that I have currently been loving is the Anastasia Cream Contour Kit in the lightest option. This has recently been made available on Cult Beauty and I was incredibly eager to get my hands on it as it has many controversial reviews and I wanted to make up my own mind. As you can see by the picture above, despite this being the lightest variation of shades, the hues are still somewhat dark and each have a warm undertone yet surprisingly this was not necessarily a bad thing. I have ended up loving this palette despite my doubts and honestly do not know how I have ever lived without it. My favourite shades are easily Banana and Cool Pink as both of these add a beautiful highlight to my face and also blur out any pores, creating a flawless complexion that lasts all day. 

Finally, the last product I wanted to publicise, is easily the prettiest out of the lot. This is the Stila Eyes Are The Window - Soul palette. A neutral palette that has a combination of matte and iridescent finishes that caters for multiple eye looks. This has quickly become one my all time favourites due to its flexibility and amazing quality of each eyeshadow. The pigmentation of each colour and finish is great and all of which blend like a dream due to their buttery formulas.  All of the 12 shadows are encased in a beautiful rose-gold packaging that isn't excessively bulky so will work well for travelling. If you are looking for a new neutrals palette, I seriously suggest checking this one out! It has only very recently been made available in the UK but random places like Look Fantastic actually stock them online.

I hope you enjoyed a run down of my favourite products!
Let me now what yours are in the comments below.


  1. Oooh, Painterly looks like Groundwork here - both favourites of mine :) Great post!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  2. i love the look of the eyeshadow palette, looks to be perfect neutrals

  3. The Stila pallette looks gorgeous, it's nice to see a review of a neutrals pallette that hasn't got 'Naked' in the title! Xx

    Fran's Beauty Blog.