Sunday, 9 September 2012

July/August Faves...

Hey there again Beautifuls! Yes this post is late but I'm getting this up today so help me God!!
I didn't get to do a July faves post so I'm combining my July and August faves and cheating a little bit...
Firstly I've been loving my Lush Breath of Fresh Air Toner Water.  This smells like all lush products typically do and contains lots of lovely essential oils such as Rose Absolute, Patchouli Oil and Rosemary Oil which gives the skin a nice little perk up and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.  It comes in a spritz bottle and the instructions claim you can spray this directly on to the skin however I feel it doesn't dispense in an even mist and you just end up looking overly sweaty that way so I spray onto a cotton pad and swipe over after cleansing.
Then I use my trusty Neals Yard Vitamin E and Avocado Night Cream.  This is great even for morning use as a little goes a very long way and it sinks in very quickly leaving the skin feeling comfortable.  This also contains lots of lovely essential oils such as Jojoba Seed oil, Geranium Flower oil and Lemon Peel oil which gives it a nice herbal sort of scent but also makes you feel it's immensely good for the skin.
As an SPF base for the skin and also a great moisturiser I've also been loving my Origins Vitazing moisturiser.  This has tiny beads of pigment which work to even the skintone and give a slight hint of colour, not much though.  I love using this before foundation as I tend to use it solely for it's moisturising and sun protective properties and not for its coverage.  I can however (on a good skin day) wear this alone and still feel I'm not totally in my own skin
On the eyes I've really been enjoying using my Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr Cream eyeshadow in the shade On and On Bronze.  This has been great as a base for shadow and I've pretty much been using this everyday with a shimmery champagne colour in the inner corner as a highlight and a deeper chocolatey shade to darken the crease and outer corner.  It really does give the shadow something to cling to and helps it last all day without creasing.
Recently I've dug out my Dior Skin Forever extreme wear flawless makeup foundation and decided to show it some love.  Initially I purchased this for special occasion use only but now that I've got my beady eyes on the new YSL Touche Eclat foundation I'm using this up in order to justify the splurge!  This really does live up to it's name...It leaves you with a flawless finish and amazing looking skin.  I would say this is a medium with slightly more coverage and feels like silk on the skin.  It has an SPF 25 so does give a little bit of flashback but I'm not usually bothered by that...I'm hardly going to be papped everywhere I go am I?!
To set the foundation I usually just use my Revlon Photoready powder.  This also gies coverage as well as setting so works great over a lighter foundation for that added bit of coverage and doesn't make me look overly done or too cakey which is pretty good for my dry skin. Thumbs up Revlon!
and finally on the cheeks I've been sporting a peachy shade with a glowy highlighter on top for that summery bronzed look.  Enter Fashionista's London blush with 17 Instant Glow Gold Bronze shimmer brick over the top.  Both products are highly pigmented, a little goes a long way especially with such a shimmery highlight but buffed and blended in properly and this looks great!
And there you have it folks, my faves for the past couple of months!  Hope you enjoyed that and hopefully the next one wont be too late. 
Until Next time Beauts
Ciao for now