I for one cannot believe that it is already the last day of January, this year is already going so fast! But to sum up my first month of 2015 i’ve selected a few of my favourite products that i’ve been using this month.
Picking my favourite products of this month hasn’t been too hard, as I always stick to the same brands because I have such faith in them (but also because i’m a creature of habit!)
My first favourite of the month is the Simple Illuminating Radiance Cream. I use this under my makeup or alone on the days when I’m giving my face a break. It’s a lovely hydrating moisturiser that contains multi-vitamins, light reflecting minerals and an SPF15. I think it gives my face a perfect base but is also super good for my skin and makes it feel really smooth.
The second and third favourites are also both made by the Simple company. I use the Revitalising eye roll on with my moisturiser in the morning to de-puff and wake up my eyes. The other Simple product is the Eye Make-up remover, I use this along side the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water when removing my make-up. I use the eye make-up remover on my eye make-up (duhhh), it works really well even on waterproof eye make-up and the Micellar Cleansing Water to remove the rest of my makeup and cleanse my skin at the same time. Both work really well with sensitive skin too!
Tangle Teasers are now a common sight in any womans handbag and so it has to be part of my favourites because I use it so much. I think it handles my hair so much better than most brushes and never pulls or rips my hair.
The Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes were on my list to try out for so long, so with my Christmas money I decided to give them a try and am now converted. I love them so much and think that they are the perfect balance between natural and obviously fake (weird combo I know, but I only wear eyelashes on nights out or special occasions so want them to be dark and thicker, but not like the hideous spider legs some people wear!!) I bought the Ardell strip lash glue as well because I think it is really strong and long lasting.
I am a big believer of you get what you pay for with some make-up however, without a lot of numbers in the bank, it’s often really difficult to obtain these lovely expensive products, so I have to do with drugstore versions (but these are sometimes just as good!) The only product that I fork out for on a regular basis is my foundation. I use Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Ecru 1N2, it is quite expensive but I really think it’s worth it! I often describe this foundation as ALMOST waterproof, it lasts so long and doesn’t smudge or come off on clothes either!
I also use the 17 Phwoarr Paint in Fair, a heavy duty under eye concealer. I believe this to be a perfect drug store version of the Benefit Boi-ing concealer. I team this with the Maybelline Eraser Eye concealer in Light (I forgot to photograph this). I kept seeing this product being featured on loads of blogs so decided to try it out for myself and haven’t put it down yet! Teamed with the 17 Phwoarr Paint it gives the perfect coverage and finish on the days after a late night.
To apply my foundation, concealers and any other cream or liquid make-up I love to use sponge applicators. At the moment I use the Nanshy 4-in-1 Marvel make-up sponge (which I reviewed here) and the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge as well. I now use these instead of brushes where I can, as I believe they give a much more flawless finish.
For my eyebrows this month I am using the Maybelline Browsatin pencil in medium brown. It has a pencil on one end and a sponge with powder on the other. It allows you to outline the perfect shape with the pencil and fill in with the powder to give a very natural look.
Finally, on my lips I am currently obsessed with the No7 Precision lip pencil in Nude. To me it’s the perfect nude shade but is slightly darker then a normal nude. I feel it suits my colouring a lot better then a lighter nude.
I hope you enjoyed learning about my current favourite products. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave me a comment, thanks for reading x