So it’s been two months since I last posted. Life has been extremely busy especially since I started my first job in August and university in September, which has brought on an array of emotions – particularly stress.
However, while I’ve been away I have been loving a few make-up and skin care products so I thought today I would share them with you all.
Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask
With the stress of university my skin has definitely been suffering with big breakouts. I also find facemasks a way to wind down as I find them very relaxing when I need a time out or when I have a little pamper session. Once a week, sometimes two, I have been using this face mask which I received as a sample from Glossybox. It is a great detoxifying mask. I have noticed my breakouts appear less red and that my skin feels more clean and fresh. However, I wouldn’t recommend for dry skin types. Since I have combination skin: frequent breakouts and very dry cheeks, I usually only apply to my problematic areas which has been my chin and forehead leaving out my cheeks and making sure to add a moisturiser afterwards.
NARS Sheer Glow
Recently I made a trip to Harvey Nichols on the look out for a new high-end foundation. I had heard so many good reviews of sheer glow especially for combination skin. I struggled to find how to apply it at first. I firstly applied with my fingers which I liked but hated touching my face with my hands. I found that my Real Techniques Sculpting Brush applied and blended the foundation perfectly. For those drier days I would probably apply with a damp beauty blender so it doesn’t stick to my dry patches as most foundations tend to do that. I would also say that a little goes a long way as I use one and a half pumps which gives a medium coverage, however it is buildable and could easily just be a light coverage or heavy coverage. The foundation appears to be quite matte at first however it begins to oxidise quickly while still staying quite matte but still with a bit of a glow to it. Since I like that extra glow, of course, I add a highlighter to the tops of my cheeks, under my brows and on the tip of my nose.
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil in Light/Medium
With my summer tan fading as we head into autumn and winter my favourite seasons! My new foundation although matches well makes me look rather pale. This is where bronzer comes in and this one by Too Faced is amazing. It’s matte and very natural, not orange. A nice neutral tone which gives my ghost like face a light, natural bronze. It is very blendable and buildable so it can get darker from more of a day time look to a night-time look. Even more of a bonus it actually smells like chocolate mmmm. I’m not one for contouring so I just applying it in a 3 shape on my face; on my cheek bones and up towards my temples.
Too faced Better than Sex Mascara
Another Two Faced product and probably my favourite products of all recently. Better than Sex Mascara makes your lashes look as cliché as it sounds but as if you’re wearing false lashes. Extra length even without an eye lash curler and fullness with just two coats. I had so many compliments on my eye lashes. The only downfall is that it does get quite flaky and fall down under your eyes but is easily wiped away.
I hope you have all been well sorry for being away so long and consider buying these products as I can’t recommend them enough.
See you next time,
Much love, Robyn x