18 February 2016

January Beauty Favourites

Seeing as we are now in the middle of February I feel slightly uncomfortable that I am only now getting around to publishing my beauty favourites from January. Next month I promise to be more organised in that respect, therefore before I feel even more awkward about just how late this post is I will get straight down to business. 

Last month was generally a quiet one for me in terms of beauty, which is relatively unheard of here, however there was one new product which I picked up which made it straight into my beauty favourites for the month (and no doubt every month continuing on from here). 

The NIOD Photography Fluid was a product which I first saw being raved about by Stacey, quickly followed by Adrienne, which only led to me placing an order on Look Fantastic within a few days of reading their reviews. This product is certainly one to look into if you like to achieve a nice healthy glow to your base, alongside an almost flawless finish without of course looking Edward Cullen-esque. The product boasts light refraction prisms which transforms skin to look better both in person and on camera. Whilst I haven't really tested this out in practice when it comes to the camera, I can most certainly vouch for the smooth appearance that this product creates. To use this I simply apply a small amount to my face after I have moisturised, in doing so I have found that it also works as a fantastic primer too which is an additional bonus. The only downside to this product is the packaging which simply does not work as the product is just too thick for a pippet style dispenser to be warranted. In hindsight a tube would have worked much better for this, however I am sure that this could be addressed by the brand in the future. 

 My second favourite product is a MAC lipstick in the shade Amorous. This is a shade that I rarely see mentioned within the beauty community, yet it is a shade which I have worn throughout January on a regular basis. Amorous is a satin finish which means that they are high in pigmentation and are long wearing, they're just simply not as drying as the matte formula which makes them a lovely alternative for those that suffer with dry lips like me. MAC Amorous is to me a deep plum shade, in fact I would argue that it is a deeper version of Plumful which is one of my all-time favourite lipstick shades. 

The final product that I have chosen for this monthly round up is actually one that I have being using since autumn last year. The First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy was a purchase made on a whim after I read about how much Fleur liked it. As an early riser I often find myself with dark circles, especially when sitting writing a blog post at 11:30pm on a Wednesday night. This product really does help me each morning to mask the dark circles under my eyes. It is of course no miracle worker, however I really do notice a significant improvement when I use this. The cream itself is tinted with a salmon toned pink pigment which counteracts the blue tones from the dark circles. Whilst I would not replace my normal eye cream for this as I personally do not find it hydrating enough. I do ensure that I use this on top of that in order to help minimise the appearance of my dark circles because it really does work beautifully. 

What are your current beauty favourites?


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