Tuesday, 31 July 2012
My most used and favourite beauty products of the moment.
The Little Bubble Co Vanilla Biscuit shower gel which is a total dupe of the Philosophy but at a fraction of the price and just as good if not better. They come in lots of different flavours but this one is my most favourite!
Aveda Colour Conserve shampoo for colour treated hair, this leaves my hair so clean and soft. This is a plant infused shampoo with 100% organic aroma. I used to use this years ago and recently stumbled across it again, forgot how much I love this.
BareMinerals Purifying Facial Cleanser, I use this in the morning and sometimes in the shower to remove my make up if I'm lazy to use my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. I works really well and leaves my skin smooth and clean.
Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzing Power, this is the perfect pre-tan bronzer because its really light and gives a healthy glow rather than a mega bronzed up look. I use this for contouring and on my cheeks for a bit of a sun kissed glow. Smells delish too. I use a big fluffy brush to apply this. When I am tanned, I switch to Benefit Hoola Bronzer as I find its alot darker.
Urban Decay De Slick Oil Control Make up Setting Spray. I use this surprise surprise to set my make up, its the last step of my routine and I find it keeps my make up fresh and my face oil free all day! Its the best thing ever!
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Antigua, I use this as a blush as it is in fact pink with a slight shimmer. Its a really subtle soft pink that just warms up the cheeks with a bit of colour.
MAC Pro Long wear Concealer in NC20 I simply adore this concealer, it works a treat under my eyes, dries to a matte finish and doesn't crease at all. I also use it over my eyelids and it keeps my eye shadows put all day. I apply this with a damp beauty blender.
BareMinerals Matte Foundation is my all time HG foundation! This stuff is phenomenal. It improves my skin quality, maintains a matte finish all day, I never need to touch up during the day and gives the perfect adjustable coverage. I always go back to this, I've been a using bareminerals for ten years! I remember the days when you had to search high and low in boutique salons to find this stuff, now there is a counter almost everywhere! I use the shade fairly light, but I'm light in the original, the matte come up slightly darker. What I love about this foundation is that whether I'm tanned or pale it always melds with my skin and matches to perfection unlike liquid foundations that are always too pink, too light, too dark etc.
Maybelline One by One Volume Express Mascara. This for me is easy to use, I love the rubber wand and the way it makes my lashes look long and glossy. This is my 2nd tube so far. I just really like it.
Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm in Pink Sugar. This is super glossy with some sparkles, has a great minty taste and keeps my lips glossy for a long time. I usually put this on in the morning at around 8am and my lips are still soft and glossy at 11am. So pretty good. I've got one in the nude colour too which I use at night.
Last but not least is the almighty Beauty Blender! This little gem is the bees knees! I use it to blend in my concealer under my eyes. It's great for liquid foundation too. All you do it run the bb under a tap, then squeeze out the excess water and bounce upon your visage! Voila! Airbrushed to perfection.
So those are my everyday essentials what are some of yours?