And we’re back, with the second post of the week (Determined to post at least twice a week as I explained in my goals post that you can read here). Today I am talking to you about my top beauty products of this year!
Lets start with skincare, my top favourite this year is the Garnier Cleansing Water, this is a classic from my collection and I don’t think I will ever not replace it. It works, lasts forever and doesn’t completely break the bank (ideal as I’m a student and therefore very broke haha). My second skincare favourite from this year is one I actually only got my hands on in December. The Caudalie Moisturising Sorbet was in my beauty advent calendar from ASOS, meaning I got a mini rather than full-sized version. This is a really good product and I’m sad I’m coming towards the end, I recommend this, but can’t guarantee I will repurchase it as the normal sized one is £23, and I have many other similar products to test over the next few months from other brands, this might not be accessible on a student budget.
This year, especially over the past few months, I have heavily reduced my use of foundation, meaning I’ve been more reliant on my concealers (side note- my skin has cleared up a lot since making this decision, it’s worth it). The L’Oréal True Match concealer has a smooth formulation and goes on really easily, without caking up. I find it really difficult to find decent concealers that work for me because I am so pale, and this one is almost perfect. As long as it’s not too over applied and layered, then it usually is even and works for my skin tone. Another favourite of this year is the L’Oréal Hydra Genius Aloe Water (I didn’t realise how many L’Oréal products I loved until I complied my list of favourites, although I decided to include them anyway- this post is not sponsored by them), which is a great combination product as a moisturiser and a primer. This is probably my most used skin product, as I genuinely think I’ve used it daily since purchased. The formula is amazing and makes make-up easier to apply over it, this could be a contributor to my better skin, as I dropped foundation and started using this around the same time.
Lip products are my favourites to discuss, and I struggled to decide which exactly were my favourites for this year as there are so many I love. The L’Oréal Belle lipstick was an obvious choice, I did a whole post on the range, which you can find here. This lipstick is amazing, the quality and pigmentation is fabulous. The shade was perfect for the run up to Christmas and I lived in this lipstick. If you can get your hands on these than I suggest you do, they are amazing! My other major favourite for this year is the Sleek lip cream, this was the perfect shade for summer, a lovely pink/nude colour. The shade is called ‘Birthday Suit’, it dries really quickly and lasts forever when on. My final lip favourite is the mint Carmex lip balm, this is a really recent find but I should have tried it way sooner… A classic lip balm and the mint just makes it even more perfect.
Still in my top faves is the Maybelline colossal go extreme volume mascara, this is genuinely the best mascara I have ever had as it just works wonders. This mascara means I don’t have to use multiple mascaras and my eyelashes are really voluminous. I really really recommend getting your hands on this one, it’s amazing and affordable and I always repurchase. The Ted Baker spray has been my absolute favourite this year, and I’ve purchased many other Ted Baker perfumes and other products from this line. It smells gorgeous, as do the others, and I think I’m going to give a full review in a post coming soon!
My final beauty favourite from this year is this eyeshadow brush, the Luxie 231. This was another one that came in my ASOS advent calendar and I’ve used it so much since it deserved a place in the top favourites. The bristles are really soft, and so far it has kept its shape well. A brilliant brush!
So that’s it, thanks for reading- head back on Thursday for another post!
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