My February Beauty Favourites

Tuesday, March 01, 2016
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My February Beauty Favourites
So to round up what beauty and makeup products I've been endlessly using this month I've put together a list of my February favourites with a mini review of what I love them...

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer
This is a great day to day primer to wear with natural makeup. It has a cream to serum like consistency that evenly spreads over the skin and dries leaving the skin looking matt and smooth. Although it helps to mattify foundation it does so about 85% with the 15% letting your skin breath and a small about of natural oils seep through leaving a healthy look to your foundation but keeping your skin semi-matt as the day goes on.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Minerals
Mineral powders are one of those makeup products I simply put back in the drawer, forget about and then rediscover it again a few weeks down the line. The L’Oréal True Match Minerals is a perfectly affordable high street mineral powder with (surprisingly) light to high coverage. This is because the product is easily buildable and there for can be used as a full foundation or a finishing powder to add a touch more coverage to your base. It leaves a semi matt finish and doesn’t clog pores or sit between fine lines meaning your skin can breathe throughout wear.

Elemis Hydra-Balance Day Cream
I’ve been using this product for a month or so now and I never gave it the credit it deserved until I swapped moisturisers and noticed a complete change in my skin. The Hydra-Balance Day Cream is perfectly suited for combination skin as it helps to hydrate dry arears whilst regulating oil production and giving an overall smooth supple finish. It has a cream to serum like consistency which after applied to the skin leaves it looking ‘blurred’ and ready for further product application.

Insta Natural Skin Clearing Spot Treatment
This again is another product I’ve recently rediscovered after clearing out my drawers. The Insta Natural Skin Clearing Spot Treatment contains salicylic acid which helps to reduce redness in spots overnight and/or protect the surface during the day. It does tingle a little upon application using a Q-tip but dries quickly and has noticeable results in the morning (if you apply overnight). It’s great for those pesky unpredicted break outs!

Murad AHA/ BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
I’ve been using the Murad cleanser after cleaning my skin to exfoliate any dead skin cells and also rid any further build up that wasn’t removed during my skincare regime. It contains tiny jojoba beads to gently polish the skin as well as a trio of acids to brighten and dissolve cell build up. After using the cleanser my skin feels incredible clean, smooth and prepped for the rest of my skincare regime.

Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
Firstly, the smell of this is incredible like fresh peppermint and it is perfectly suited for those with combination/ dry or oily skin as it balances out by protecting dry areas and reduce oily in others. A little goes a long way with this product as a 5p amount triples in size once a splash of water is added. The product itself leaves your skin feeling awake, fresh and bright, perfect for those early mornings!

Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins
This has firmly become my new favourite overnight moisturiser as it deeply penetrates the skin to resurface, enrich with vitamins and minerals as well as slough away dead skin cells. If my skin is in need of moisture and looks a little dull I always turn to this as it replenishes overnight to reveal a softer, firmer and healthier looking skin in the morning. It also smells incredible!

Max Factor Masterpiece Rose Nude Palette
I’ve been obsessing over this eye shadow palette ever since I got hold of it. The warm, velvety and highly pigmented shades are similar to that of a high end brand and for less than half the price. It comes in a reasonably sized palette that’s easy to pop into your handbag if you want to go from a day to night time look.  You can see my full review >here<.

Sleek Matt Me Liquid Lip in Birthday Suit
I’ve had this liquid lipstick for a while now and although I love matt lipsticks I’m never keen on that dry and uncomfortable sensation after an hour or so wear. However by popping on a clear lip gloss or a dab of lip balm over the top it helps to keep your lips hydrated and prevent the lipstick from cracking. The Sleek Matt Me range is incredibly durable, highly pigmented and can take a large number of cocktails before it even budges.

LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in On Point
I’ve only recently discovered this brand after receiving the product in my February Birch Box. It is a cream based eye shadow stick with a rose champagne silver tone. It smoothes over the skin and can be smudged easily to blend as a highlighter or across the lid as a base shadow. I find that it just doesn’t budge, is incredibly waterproof and doesn’t fade throughout the day.

Sleep Plus Pillow Spray
The Sleep Plus Pillow Spray has been on my list of things to try for a year or so now but I didn’t want to take the plunge in buying it just in case it wasn’t for me. However, I finally have my hands on it and after 4 weeks of use it’s been a helping hand when it comes to a good night sleep. It has a lavender scent mixed with other various essential oils that smell incredibly relaxing (similar to a holistic spa) and help you to mentally and physically wind down.

Beki Xo
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3 comments:

  1. I finally bought the This Works pillow spray recently and I love it. The best natural sleeping aid I've tried xx

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  2. I have found your blog while searching for a review on the eye shadow palette by Max Factor :) I enjoy you blog a lot and now following you as well. I really cant decide between two palettes - max factor and the Loreal La Pallete. Both in rose shades. They both look about the same and both have quite a good colour pay off.

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    1. Aw thanks doll. I'd honestly recommend the Max Factor palette, I've gotten so much use out of it for both day and night time looks. It's incredibly versatile and highly pigmented :)

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