Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Top 5 Beauty Picks | October 2016

It's time for a favourites post, and it's been a real long time coming! I have decided to restrict myself and only write about my top 5 beauty favourites so as not to overload the post with products. Trying to narrow it down has made me really have to think about my choices so these really are the best of the best (for me this month)!

See below for waffle about some beauty products...

1. First up is a foundation - the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow to be precise. You are probably wondering what the hell I'm talking about (well you're probably not...) but I bought this in America when I was there earlier this year (read the blog post here) and I am l-o-v-i-n-g it! It's super glowy and a nice coverage (I'm going to say it's medium?) - and it seems to last pretty well throughout the day. My only complaint is that it hasn't launched in the UK and I NEED it in my life always. Pls L'Oréal, sort it out!!

2. Second goes to the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara - a strong claim but I'd say this mascara is still pretty damn good. This was another purchase from the States but a lot more easy to gets your hands on and I would seriously recommend this for length and volume - provided you don't want complete separation (not saying it's clumpy...just, what's the word? ...thickening?)

3. Thirdly, the NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu - yas NYX. This lip gloss smells divine and is such a good nude-y pink colour. If you're low maintenance on the lip colour like me then this is perfect because it doesn't require constant checks and top-ups! A classic "my-lips-but-better" but with a shine. I actually recently bought one of my friends this as a gift because I love it enough that I feel everyone needs one.

4. Next up is the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette - what a bloody mouthful!! But THIS. I have lusted after the Champagne Pop highlighter for the longest time so when I was raiding the Sephora shelves in San Fransisco I just had to pick this up - 3 blush shades and 2 highlighters - gorge. My fave combo is Amaretto (middle blush shade) and Champagne Pop (left highlight shade).

5. Last but not least, skin care! I have been loving the Soap and Glory Beauty Sleep Accelerator - this is sold as a night and flight cream so I apply it to my face before bed, after my serum and eye cream. Firstly it smells like The Body Shop's Mango Body Butter - so if you like that then you're onto a winner with this anyway - but it also does a good job at moisturising my skin overnight and leaves it looking not-too-shabby in the morning, which I'd say is what you want really! I have recently bought some more products in this range so I'll be testing those out and if I like them, they may feature in a favourites in the future - keep your eyes peeled!

Thanks for reading, I hope you liked it!
What have you been loving recently? I'd love to know.

- I


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