After this long month I can finally tell you what my January beauty favourite’s are!!
I’m so happy to be able to tell you my honest opinion about these products, I have a mixture of high-end make up to drug store products.
I also want to tell you my go to skin care products, my favourite song and movie this month!
If I were you, I’d grab a pen and a piece of paper and grab these amazing products!
Also in the comments below please tell me your favourite’s this month.
I want to my favourites in order of how I apply them to my face:
My ride or die moisturizer has to be the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer Lotion, mine is designed for dry skin.
It comes in different formula’s depending on your skin type.
When I put a pump of it onto my fingers I then apply it all over my skin rubbing it in until it’s dry. I do see a different in my skin when I use it.
I’d recommend Clinique products to anyone who has sensitive skin as it is a fragrance free brand.
They carry products to suit almost anyone.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer 125ml €42 at http://www.boots.ie
I tend to jump from primer to primer but I always need Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer in my makeup bag. It’s my favourite formula for my skin and it makes my foundation go on so smoothly. It gives an almost airbrushed effect to my skin!!! The formula is very silky, oil free and it is amazing for blurring your fine lines and pores.
The primer contains a blend of Vitamins A and E, grapeseed extract and green tea.
I apply my primer after my moisturizer and before foundation.
You MUST always apply a primer with clean hands, if your hands are dirty your spreading bacteria on your face which can lead to breakouts.
I apply it on my fingertips and put it in areas I feel need it.
A primer is used to keep your foundation on longer and provide you with a flawless base which is suitable to your skin type.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer retails at €33 http://www.boots.ie
I’m so in love with the No7 Skin Illuminator Radiance Boosting Beauty Fluid I am in the shade “Peach”.
This is literally worth every penny !!!!!!
I wrote about it recently as a review where I left swatches of the product, I explained what it is and how to use it.
I apply this after my primer in areas I want to illuminate. It gives my skin the most gorgeous natural glow. I mostly push the product up and take the product off the brush and put it on my fingers as I feel it works better.
It is a gorgeous creamy product which contains light reflecting particles. I cannot do my makeup without this product it is a must have in my opinion.
No7 Skin Illuminator Radiance Boosting Beauty Fluid retails at €15 http://www.boots.ie
The No7 Stay Perfect Match Made Foundation.
I’m in the shade “Warm Beige” for my natural skin tone and “Wheat” is my tanning shade. I’m loving this foundation this month, I’ve been testing it out for a few weeks deciding whether or not it’s for me and believe me it is. I just wasn’t sure if I liked it from the old way I was applying it.
I used to apply it using a regular foundation brush but now I use a rounded flat foundation brush, this is what I think works best. A beauty blender would also work best as this can push the makeup in to your skin.
It provides you with a flawless base when you push the product into your skin, when I say this I mean pounce it on to your skin in dabbing motions with your brush.
It is a lightweight foundation with a medium to build able coverage. It evens out my skin tone perfectly and covers any of my imperfections. It is a 24 hour foundation and that is true, It does not flake on my dry skin this is a reason of why I love it.
No7 Stay Perfect Match Made Foundation retails for €20 at http://www.boots.ie
I use the NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand.
I use it in shade number 02 or 03, for brightening underneath my eyes and to cover some discoloration. When I apply it under my eyes I also put some on my chin and forehead and maybe I nose to even out the brightness.
It’s an excellent formula it’s creamy and lightweight and blends so easy!!
The colour matches are perfect and they come in a good range.
They are an excellent drugstore product, and should be in everyone’s makeup bag!!
Some people believe this concealer is a dupe for Urban Decay Weightless Skin Concealer and I think so too.
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand retails at €7.99 in McCabes pharmacy.
Recently I bought the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder.
It is a transparent powder which I apply underneath my eyes to set my concealer and also to brighten that area.
I’ve read underneath many reviews people love to use it to bake their face so I’ll have to try it soon!!
It does make my concealer last longer and it does not crease! It’s extremely light weight and it defiantly brightens my face.
Sometimes it can make my under eye area a bit dry but I can look past that because it’s a little bit dry. If I feel it’s dry I will go in with my Bobbi Brown eye cream.
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder €42 at Brown Thomas
Currently I’m using the No7 Perfectly Bronzed Dual Bronzer.
One side is a darker shade and the other is lighter with some mild shimmer in it. I tend to just swirl my brush in both sides. It gives a gorgeous pay off and it makes you look sun kissed. The bronzer blends in so easily.
No7 Perfectly Bronzed Dual Bronzer retails at €16 at http://www.boots.ie
This month I am literally loving the Baked Fusion in Soft Lights Baked Starburst by Smashbox Cosmetics, this is a wheel of different highlighting shades which are a mixture of pearls, golds, and bronze coloured highlights. Almost similar to a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick.
I apply all powders after liquids, as you can’t put a liquid over a powder it just goes “cakey”. I put highlight on my upper cheek bones the bridge and tip of my nose, my cuspids bow and sometimes my forehead if I’m doing strobing.
It’s a gorgeous pay off for a highlighter.
This retails at €34 at http://www.boots.ie
I love “Margin” by MAC Cosmetics.
It is a peachy brown colour with golden shimmers running through it. I think it’s a gorgeous blush all year round.
It blends easy and it is pigmented.
MAC Powder Blush at Brown Thomas retails at €24
I absolutely love the Smashbox Brow Tech Trio.
It comes in a variety of shades to match everybody, my shade is “Brunette” I also have the shade “Dark Brown”.
It comes with two brow colours one is lighter and ones is darker, it also comes with a wax to keep your brow hairs in place.
I firstly comb my brow through and then shape them with the darker shade, I fill them in with a mixture if each and then when their perfect I apply the wax.
It’s an excellent brow product which is easy to use.
Smashbox Brow Tech Trio, it retails at €21.50 at http://www.boots.com
I have been using the Naked (original) Palette religiously. It is the perfect everyday shadows it’s all bronzes and nudes.
It can be used for daytime to nighttime looks.
All the shadows compliment each other and blend seamlessly. They are highly pigmented and they come in matte and shimmer.
The palette comes with a brush and an eye primer which is excellent. After they included the sample of the primer I just had to buy the full size.
The Urban Decay Naked Palette retails at €47 at Debenhams.
I AM SO IN LOVE WITH Angels on Bare Skin by Lush. This cleanser is designed to brighten up your skin tone and it really has it makes me look so fresh all the time.
At first I found it hard to get it into the right paste but once I did I was flying at it, I think it’s an amazing product and it does exactly what it says on the tin!
I take a pea size amount and put it in the palm of my hand then I rub some warn water into it until it turns into the paste I needed. I then message into my skin I leave it more grainy for a more exfoliating consistency if I need a deep clean.
It’s an amazing product and I’m always going it buy it now!
Angels on Bare Skin retails at €8.95 for a small tub at Lush.
I also love the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for removing my makeup, it works as a makeup remover and a cleanser all in one.
It says on the bottle it’s perfect for sensitive skin this is what caught my attention because my skin is extremely sensitive and get irritated so easily.
It removes my eye makeup so quickly without me having to pull my eye area too much. I will always repurchase this as it’s so worth the money.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water retails at €5.99 in http://www.boots.com
Songs and Movies of the Month:
I am still so in love with Justin Bieber this month and cannot get Justin Bieber Love Yourself in his Purpose Album out of my head!! Go listen if you haven’t heard it!!
My favourite movie this month has to be Ride Along 2 featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, I went to the cinema to see it with my boyfriend and I could not stop laughing it’s so worth the watch!!!
Please tell me all your favourite this month!!