It’s been a really long time since I did a “favourites of the month post”, the reason simply being that I stuck to using the same few products over the summer which is rather uninspiring to read about. Now that Autumn has come (and flown by like a gust of wind) I thought I’d share my Autumn favourites with you before I throw my self at all the glitter Christmas brings :D
I’ve kept my skin very natural this season, as I had some skin trouble from the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation to get rid of, which is why I haven’t included any foundation or concealers. The skin seems quite happy about it, we’ll see how it goes when Nars Sheer Glow comes along for Christmas ;)
Cream blush on the cheeks gives such a beautiful and healthy glow to the face when the skin is so natural. My favourite cream blush is from Make Up For Ever in #5. It’s amazing how long lasting this stuff is as you really just need the tiniest amount!
On nights out I’ve used Nars Dolce Vita which is gorgeous just below the cheek bones and blended upwards. It’s the blush I used in the review of the Tom Ford products which I got so many questions about.
To get an even healthier glow I’ve been indulging in all kinds of highlighters and I have been loving it!! High Beam from Benefit is beautiful on top of the cheek bones to get that illusion of beautiful high cheek bones, and because it is a cream it works really well with the cream blush as they blend easily into each other making it all look very natural and fresh :) Together with the Nars Dolce Vita blush I’ve used the Mac mineralize skinfinish in Lightscapade which gives the most gorgeous glow I’ve seen in a powder highlighter.
In the daytime I’ve even been using the Jemma Kidd All over Radience Creme which gives a beautiful glow all over without making you look like a disco ball. It really makes me look like a person who only eats vegetables and gets plenty of beauty rest :D Last but not least, YSL Touche Eclat. Do I need to say more? I’m guessing you’ve all heard about it before. I love using it under the eyes to brighten the undereye area and on the brow bone if I feel too lazy to slap on eyeshadow ;) It also gives a pretty effect if used along the upper lip to get that hot Bridgette Bardot pout.
I’ve been using quite a lot of colour on my brows because of the all over natural look I’ve been sporting and I’m absolutely loving the Brow Set in Beguile, This stuff is magic! I’m suddenly having lots of little hairs I wasn’t aware of which makes it so much easier to get those full eyebrows I’ve always wanted, and at the same time the cream makes them stay in place. To fill in the sparse areas I’ve been using some of the Mac eyeshadow in Coquette. On my eyes I’ve used the Lancôme Hypnôse Precious Cells in #2 brown which is my all time favourite mascara, and some of the amazing Maybelline gel liner along the lash line for a Olivia Palermo/Bambi eye effect :)
I’m so happy with my hair regime right now!! My hair is stronger than ever and it’s finally growing without any split ends – yay :D I’m using a pre shampoo treatment (review here), an organic reconstructing shampoo, an organic reconstructing treatment, an organic scalp/volumising treament and finally an oil treatment for the ends.
I would love it if you would share your favourites in the comment section, maybe we can all find a new favourite product :)