Monday, 13 August 2012

My Favourite Beauty Products - August 2012

Thought you might like a glimpse into the beauty products I love. This is not an exhaustive list, but comprises my current favourites in all areas. I will update it as my preferences change, and keep in mind this is simply a list, more comprehensive reviews of items will come later.

-Liquid: Use The Body Shop Moisture Foundation (#2) as a day foundation, and NARS Sheer Glow (Mont Blanc) at night/special occasions. When these run out I’m purchasing Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. Haven’t quite found my Holy Grail foundation yet, but I absolutely loved the Chanel sample they tried on me in store. So fingers crossed it is The One!

-Powder: Use Maybelline Mineral Power Powder Foundation (Classic Ivory, Light 2) everyday when can’t be bothered to do liquid (did a review on this below).


Also, I always use MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Poweder on my T-zone to set my liquid foundation and stop it looking shiny.

Skin Primer:
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer

NARS Deep Throat Blush

NARS Laguna Bronzer

Napoleon Perdis The Ultimate Contour Palette (Comes with blush, bronzer and highlighter)

Eye shadow:

MAC eye shadows hands down! My favourites are MAC Satin Taupe for day, and MAC Club for night.

-MAC Plush Lash was the best I’ve used so far, but I’m still searching for my holy grail mascara. I’m always seeking big, bold, intense volume lashes.

-I also use the Ardell Heated Eyelash Curler

Eye Liner:
Tend to use an angled brush and eye shadow to line my eyes, but if I want a solid/liquid looking line I use Maybelline Blackest Black Gel Liner.

Eye Primer:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer

-Balm: Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake and Burt’s Bees in Pink Blossom
-Gloss: MAC Hot Pink (It’s a nice subtle pink, not like the name suggests)
-Lipstick: MAC Sweetie, but I don’t tend to wear a lot of lipsticks. I favour lip tints and coloured balms and gloss.

Skincare (Face wash, toner, moisturiser, scrub, serum):
Dermalogica is my favourite brand of Skincare. I use the Essential Cleansing Solution, the Multi-Active Toner, the Skin Smoothing Cream, and the Gentle Cream Exfoliant.
I also use Clarins HydraQuench Cream (Normal to Dry Skin) and the HydraQuench Cream-Mask (Dehydrated Skin). I alternate the Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase and the Dior One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum.

My favourite is Gucci Eau de Parfum II, followed by Miss Dior Cherie and Jo Malone’s Nectarine Blossom and Honey

OPI and Essie are my favourite polish brands. I love Essie’s Mint Candy Apple (Pale Green) and OPI’s Mod About You (Pale Pink)

Bath/Shower Products
Love Lush bath bombs (particularly Butterball!), St Ives Vanilla Shower Gel, I Love...Strawberries & Milkshakes Bubble Bath (and really want to try Philosophy’s Cinnamon Buns-it smells divine!)

Hair Products
Moroccan Oil Treatment , PPS Hydralite Shampoo and Conditioner

Hair Tools
GHD straighter and Babyliss Conical Wand.

NOTE: Still seeking my dream foundation, mascara, eyeliner, and shampoo/conditioner (what I use I do like a lot, but I feel there are better products out there!). Any recommendations appreciated!

But everything else I 100% love and would recommend hands down! I’ll tell you more in the comprehensive reviews to follow...

So that’s my basic list of what I use and love. Is your list similar? What are your Holy Grail products you 100% love and would recommend?


  1. Great post, SO detailed! I love Satin Taupe too and I absolutely love your nails in the pictures! :) Thank you for following my blog, I am now following you too :D

    1. Thanks Nicky! I realised halfway through that taking photos of everything and uploading them took a bit longer than expected :P

      Aw thanks for the nails comment, it's Revlon Peach Petal. Just gave in and bought Sable eyeshadow today too, which I think may be a new favourite :P

      Looking forward to reading more of your posts when they pop up in my feed! xx

  2. As far as mascara goes, I cannot recommend 'Armani Eyes to Kill' highly enough. It's fairly pricey and can be hard to get your hands on, but if you can find it, it is so worth it. It gives such a dramatic and full effect without looking clumpy and fake.

    1. Ooooh good recommendation! That's the exact look I'm after, love a dramatic, full fan of lashes. I'll keep my eye out for it definitely. Thanks lovely x

  3. I'm so jealous of your fragrance collection! they are all on my wish list! xx

    1. Just popped across and checked out your blog, love it! My fragrance wish list is a mile long :P x

  4. Thanks for the comment :)
    Just followed, hope you will follow back !

    Speak soon!

    1. I'm already following you! :) Can't wait to read more from you! xx


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