I've been trying one of the testers of Benefit's 'They're real' mascara, but I really don't like it. I don't know whether I need to let it dry out a little or if it's not for me. I find it so clumpy and wet. So, I've switched back to my favourite False Lash Telescopic Mascara. I love the waterproof version as it holds a curl in my lashes all day.
The Bourjois Radiance reveal healthy mix is the newest addition to my foundation collection. I often have a few on the go. But, I've been reaching for this every day since I purchased it. Think Bourjous healthy mix original mixed with the serum. It's replaced the original healthy mix, but I always preferred the serum. The only thing I think would annoy people with the new glass bottle is that it's missing the automatic retracter (not sure what to call it) which dispenses the foundation upwards. And of course the glass bottle is a little heavier. But I like how it feels like it is better quality. I'm going to put a review up soon. But I have honestly been loving it. It could even be my favourite foundation I've ever tried!
I've been concentrating on my base makeup this last week, due to my skin not behaving. I had a couple of weeks where I felt like my skincare was spot on. I had never seen my face as hydrated or clear before. But, that didn't last for too long. I always change around my skincare and try new products, so I must find out what made my skin so bad. The Real Technique's 'Pointed foundation brush' is perfect for setting my under eye concealer with a little powder. I've tried other ways of using powder around my eye area, but find patting the powder on works the best as you're not wiping off what you've just applied.
Another product which has been helping me getting my skin back to normal is the Oilatum Natural Repair face serum. I'm always on the look out for a new moisturiser, but this is the one which I fall back on time and time again.
Tresemme's Volumising Dry Shampoo has been a saviour as refreshing my hair in between washes. Not that I have oily hair. I just get flat hair which needs a little 'oompf'.
The KMS California de-frizz oil* has been working on my hair a treat. I'm in desperate need of a trim. I might even get my hair cut a lot shorter. But this is perfect for smoothing my ends down without being greasy.
I know a lot of people have talked about the Bourjois bronzing powder. I was always put off as one, it is in the shape of a chocolate bar and two, it is scented like chocolate. For someone who doesn't like eating chocolate, never mind smelling it I wasn't ever lured in. I swatched it in Boots the other week and was sold. I find it's not overly pigmented, which makes it easier to apply as a contour. Really affordable as well at only £5.99.
Mac's eyeshadow in 'Honey Lust' is another shadow to try and fill my mac palette up with. I must admit I wasn't expecting to love this colour as much as I do. It's a warm gold with bronze glitter running through it. It's brighter than a lot of other eyeshadows I tend to go for but it has the warmth which really make your eyes pop against it.
Lastly, is my most recent purchase. It's the long awaiting, Bourjois Cream Blush in Rose Tender. I only picked it up on Saturday but wore it on Sunday and today, so couldn't miss it out. I love the texture, the colour pay off and want to go back to get the rest of the shades. There was a crazy bright orange which I would struggle to work with. But who knows. If you haven't already tried one, they are definitely worth trying.
Hope you liked seeing what I am loving at the moment with my makeup, skincare and haircare. I was going to film this in video form. But struggling to find time to set up my camera and get on with it. Hopefully I'll film another You tube Video later in the week.