I used to be pretty good with monthly favourites, but in the last few months i found i would try to jot down a few favourites and would realise i hadn’t really changed up what i was using. So i put “favourites culture” on hold, until some new products firmly made their way into my daily routine.
This Kiko eyeshadow stick from the less is better collection came into my life at the beginning of April and i’ve been using it ever since. I’ve actually been using this on the centre of my lid to provide a tacky base for shimmery shadows, and it’s been working amazingly to keep shadows in place without creasing and making them appear more vibrant. I find having a tacky base for a shimmer to stick to means the shadow preforms so much better, sometimes even the most pigmented of shimmers fail to really stand out but applying this beforehand means they have much more of an effect.
This is the only eyeshadow stick i’ve found that doesn’t pull on my eyelids too much either, it’s a win win all round.
I know i’ve done an entire review post on this Sunday Riley UFO oil but i just couldn’t skip this when talking about my recent favourites. This has made my skincare routine something i look forward to even more, out of all the skincare products i’ve ever tried (and there’s a lot) this has made the biggest noticeable difference to my skin. If you want to read my full review you can check it out here or if you’re looking for an affordable facial oil, check out my Palmer’s post here on an oil i’ve also really been loving this month.
This new No7 setting powder was given to me by my friend (perks of knowing a No7 consultant) also during April and i’ve been thoroughly putting it through it’s paces – seriously i wore my makeup for over 15 hours one day.. I’ve been a loyal Rimmel stay matte user for as long as i can remember but i actually really like this No7 alternative, it’s incredibly finely milled and definitely colourless with an almost white finish. If you’re someone who bakes this would be a great baking powder, it sets really well but i can see it being easily wiped away when you apply it like you would if you were baking.
I can’t quite describe it but i find it’s easy to pick up too much and end up having to brush some off, because of it’s almost white finish this can leave a pale cast in some places, but that isn’t too much of an issue seen as it’s such a great powder to bake with it brushes off perfectly. This could cause an issue if you are darker skinned so i’d recommend going into try it first, also i think it could cause flashback but the finish really makes up for it.
My last favourite is this Essie nail polish in the shade Fiji, what a classic. I actually remember when i first saw this, thinking “why the hell would anyone wear such a pale nail polish?” but now I’m obsessed. I like to change the colour i wear every time i re-paint my nails but I’m always tempted to take this off and just put it back on again because i love it so much. Pink has become a recent love of mine and this illustrates it perfectly .. i’m off to paint my nails ..
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