Another month, another favourites post. Although saying that, I never got round to doing one last month due to everything I had going on in life so this post is long overdue, I am probably including a few products that would have been featured in March’s favourites to be honest. But never the less, these are the products I’ve been loving and using a lot recently!
Let’s start with the obvious. If you’re a regular reader here, you’ll have seen me mention MAC Brave on what feels like a billion occasions. I’m obsessed ok? But yes, I do feel as if I’ve mentioned this lipstick at least once in most of my posts recently but I guess it shows how much I love this shade of lipstick. It’s so pretty. Best described as a pink-beige shade, I just can’t get enough of how lovely it looks on my lips. And it’s satin formula is incredible, semi-matte so long lasting and non drying with great pigmentation. Best purchase in a while.
I used to just apply my concealer with my fingers, it never gave a great finish but it did the job and I didn’t really think any more of it. I then came across these little sponges, the Mini Power Puffs by W7 Cosmetics. I had used the bigger Power Puff sponges to apply my foundation with and loved them so I had to give these a go as they are the perfect size for concealer application. And they are so good! The tear drop shape allows me to easily access hard to reach places and creates a flawless and smooth finish to my concealer, I will definitely never go back to applying concealer with just my fingers!
Another favourite for the under eye area is the Tony Moly Eye Brightening Base. Before I apply my concealer with my Mini Power Puffs, I use this to brighten and hydrate the area. It also makes my concealer apply better and last longer. Not to mention it has the most cutest packaging I’ve ever seen for a beauty product.
Now that it’s finally getting sunnier and warmer (hooray), I’ve been loving wearing lighter bases and my skin has been loving it too. The Bourjois City Radiance foundation has been pretty much perfect for this time of year. It has an anti dullness formula that boosts radiance and gives your complexion a natural, glowing appearance. It also contains SPF30 to protect your skin from the sun.
I haven’t bought much in the way of new make up recently so I’ve been ‘shopping my stash’ as they say. I’ve rediscovered my love for the MaxFactor Creme Puff Blushes and I’ve been wondering why on earth I stopped using them because they are so good! I own two shades and my favourite is Lovely Pink. The best shade on offer for pale skin, it’s subtle and just adds a hint of colour to the cheeks.
Lastly, a non beauty related favourite that I had to include. My trip to Amsterdam was definitely the highlight of April. After going through quite a hard, worrying time during mid-March it was just what I needed and I completely fell in love with the city and it’s beautiful scenery. You know you loved it when it’s a place you want to go back to! I’ve written one post on my trip already here and there will be another one or two to come. I hope you enjoy them 🙂