Firstly, apologies for my lack of posting due to being CRAZY at work and home. To make up for it here is a HUGE post listing my current favourites for the month of August going into September....
Vichy derma-blend liquid foundation £15
This. Is. My. Holy. Grail.
I first bought this when I read a blog that it could cover tattoos, it was then I had to try it out in boots. Now I don't have any tattoos so I can't judge on that one, but it doesn't cover a multitude of sins including scaring, uneven skin tone and blemishes. I use this alternately with my mac studio fix fluid, it's especially good when I'm having a bad skin day (week) if you don't like heavy coverage then this isn't for you, you can sheer it down with some moisturiser for a more medium coverage or just use it as concealer if you wish. This is available from boots and I believe it comes in 5-5 shades.
YSL baby doll mascara £26
Now if I Said I wasn't coaxed into buying this by the counter assistant in house of Fraser I'd be lying.. But I'm glad i was!!! I love this mascara.. It separates my lashes but lengthens them at the same time. I would suggest though when the mascara is quite new it's very wet, so wipe it on the outside of the tube as you bring the wand out or you will get way too much product! No one likes a tarantula eye!!! :-)
MAC Fix plus £14
This product has so many different purposes, you can use it to 'foil' your pigments and eye shadows to make them stand out more or use it under/over your
Make up. My main use for this is to spray over my make up when I'm finished like a setting spray. This doesn't set your make up or help with longevity in my opinion
But it does stop you looking cakey. I have dry skin but it still needs setting with a powder in my T zone, and even if I don't use a powder I still look cakey because I'm so dry! I use fix + to merge the powder into the liquid to get rid of the powdery look and get more of a dewy look! You only news a few spritz over your face and I promise it doesn't ruin your make up!
Sally Hansen nail polish £6.99
Now a few people (including my boyfriend) may say these two polishes look exactly the same? Well they aren't. They are actually very different, one is a pink tone and one is a peach tone but they both look white in some lights -
I love that!!! It's taken me SO long to find an opaque 'white/nude' colour. I have tried my way though loads of nail varnishes to find this but they are all so sheer!!!! That's why I love these Sally Hansen polishes - they ate opaque but glossy and elegant at the same time. I will definitely be buying more of these!
MAC Soft and gentle highlighter £24
Being a dry skin girl, I love a good highlighter! Soft and gentle by mac is my favourite so far because of the colour, it's not a fake disco ball highlight like a silver! I guess it's kind of a golden brown with a slight pink tinge (???) it's finely milled to create a subtle highlight but a little goes a long way so be careful... I apply this on my face last across the top of my cheekbones, tiny bit on the forehead and chin and Cupid's bow. You can also use this as a brow highlight!
Indeed indeed hydraluron moisture booster £24.99
I have dehydrated/dry skin - this means no matter how much i moisturise, use expensive creams and exfoliate, my skin still looks dull and lifeless :-( So when i saw this on a blog i decided to give it a try! You get about 30ml in the tube and you only need a small bit. I use about 2-3 pea sized ammounts under my normal moisturiser. It sinks into the skin almost instantly like nothing was ever there so you need to put your nomal topical moisturiser over the top. This has definately helped my make up apply smoother and look more radiant! Some people say that they couldnt live without this and it has changed their skin completely! I wouldnt go this far but its definately a good buy - i got it when it was on offer too for £16.99 in boots!
Alberto VO5 Give Me Texture Instant Oomph Powder £4
Love, love, LOVE this stuff!!!! Its Iike dry shampoo, mixed with OOMPH mixed with SEXY. I cant go a day without this to boost my roots and give me the 'just out of bed' look. A lot of the time when I have freshly washed hair it goes flat and looses all life, so every morning i shake a bit of this (just like a salt shaker) on top of my head and over the fringe area - I then take my fingers and push my roots upwards (and maybe throw in a bit of a backcomb for extra measure) it makes my hair look BIG - and bigger is always better!!
I am still LOVING my previous favourites but didnt want to repeat all the same things by putting them in again, so these are my ADDED favourites of the moment!
Hope you are all having an amazing transition from summer to autumn (fall) !