May brought me to the end of my wedding season! Every year the season creeps closer and closer to winter which always makes me happy..
Ive collated my MAY FAVORTIES,
Products I have been loving in my kit on my clients.
Products I have been loving on myself
Skincare that is making a change to my skin
Products you would have heard me rave about on Instagram.
These are a mx of products I have either been gifted ever so kindly OR purchased myself.
LANCOME / LA VIE EST BELLE FRAGRANCE
First of all what I love about this fragrance is the meaning of its name 'life is beautiful' its a fragrance of happiness. The fragrance is inspired by joy and pleasure of little things. Finding happiness and beauty in the smallest things. The fragrance key ingredient is iris surrounded by orange blossom and jasmine.
BEES BRILLIANCE - BEAUTY ELIXIR MIST
I was recently introduced to this brand and I love its story. A brand of skincare made from the brilliance of bees.I'm loving this product, for me it acts as a moisturizer and mist in one. It hydrates my skin, it doesn't feel dry or tight after application. My skin is instantly glowy. I use this more throughout the day to give my skin or makeup a 'pick me up'. It has aloe vera, cucumber and chamomile in it to hydrate, soothe and calm the skin
LANCOME / ABSOLUE PRECIOUS CELLS / REVITALIZING CREAM
This little beauty is from the recent LANCOME gift with purchase. My skin is loving this moisturizer. It has a really thick texture and it keeps my skin feeling moisturized for ages unlike some creams that seem to soak in and disappear within seconds. I love the texture of my skin when using this, i love it under makeup in the morning too. The night cream and eye cream are on repeat each day as well!
CLINIQUE / FRESH PRESSED VITIMAN C
You may have seen my recent blog about this. And if you have read that or seen my before and afters on Instagram you will know how much im raving about this product at the moment. After using this Vitamin C mixed in with my moisturize for just 7 days I noticed a more glowing complexion, the appearance of pigmentation and black heads less visible and no breakouts. My skin had never looked and felt so good and the results in my before and after prove it. This product is recommended to be used only for 7 days so I need to get some more to continue those good results!
YSL / ALL HOURS FOUNDATION
Give me YSL anything and I know I wont be disapointed. This is such a luxe brand and everything I have ever touched from them I have fallen in love with. If you are intoa matte finish and love long wearing foundations you will love this. I get over 12 hours of wear out of this foundation, it says you can get up to 24 hours but I haven't worn it for that long yet!
BENEFIT / ROLLER LASH MASCARA
I re discovered my love for this mascara this month. I was asked to compare this and the Bad Gal Bang Mascara and I had forgotten how much I loved this one and why I used to use it so often. This Mascara grabs, lifts, curls and separates the lashes all within one application! Its has a satin finish and it is water resistant.
CLINIQUE POP SPLASH LIPGLOSS + HYDRATION '11 AIR KISS'
Your non sticky lip gloss that you've been looking for. I have really enjoyed trialing some Clinique products this month, I always love their formulas. These Lip glosses are no exception. They have ingredients such as watermelon extract and water to create ultimate hydration and shine. I'm really loving this soft subtle pinky nude for every day wear.
STILA / LIQUID EYESHADOW ' ROSE GOLD RETRO'
You would have seen/heard me talk about these a lot and I dont no why i hadn't tried these sooner. I now want the whole collection! These are super long wearing liquid eye shadows. Now I know when you hear liquid eye shadow this can turn you away if you are not confident with applying makeup, but believe me, these are the easiest formulas to apply on yourself whether you have beauty experience or no knowledge. This formula has over 40% of water so it gives a real refreshing feel when applied. It smooths onto the skin and it isnt tacky. Apply over your whole lid, in the inner corner or for a bit of fun apply a thin line along your lash line like eyeliner!
There are honestly so many shades in the collection, I have a few but I am loving this shade the most currently and have used it a lot on my clients too!
TRILOGY / MAKEUP BE GONE CLEANSING BALM
This has been in my collection for some time but the reason it is included in my May favorites is because it recently won best cleanser at the best in beauty awards this year. When I heard that I decided to dig it out and give it a go again. When I first tried this I wasn't sold, it wasn't like any product I had tried before and I was skeptical. However after using it regularly the last few weeks I can see why it won that title. It removes even the heaviest makeup. Once the balm is in contact with warm skin it literally melts the makeup away in seconds. It includes Mango Butter, Rosehip Oil and Coconut oil leaving my skin feel so divine!
FREELANCE HAIRSTYLIST, MAKEUP ARTIST AND BEAUTY AND LIFESTYLE BLOGGER. AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.