I can't believe it's July already - the weeks seem to be going so quickly and it doesn't seem like a whole month since I last shared my current beauty faves! Anyway, here's another installment of some of the products I've been reaching for lately and a few of my favourite things:
I've fallen back in love with my Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel bronzer which has been a nice change! Because of the overly large, luxurious packaging this often ends up tucked away in a drawer rather than being used as it isn't the most practical item. But, I've been loving using this as a contour with my real techniques expert face brush and it's a lovely summer-friendly shade that gives you a warm glow too!
Some more luxury makeup items I've been loving lately are blushes. This estee lauder blush in the shade electric pink (review and swatches here) is so so nice, I can't get enough of it! It's a blue tone, almost matte bright pink that has a sheer but buildable colour pay off that leaves a gorgeous sheen on the cheeks. Another blush I've been loving is the YSL baby doll kiss and blush (shade 7) which is a bit of a multi-tasker as the name suggests. I love using this coral shade on my cheeks and I actually really like using it on my lips too - I normally find that even with multi-purpose products I always prefer wearing it the one way but this is brilliant as both a blush and lip product.
A bit different to the luxury high end makeup items are these basic staples that I've been loving this month. I've been using my mac studio fix concealer (nw15) a lot and it never fails, it covers everything and is the perfect shade! I've also been using this maybelline the matte maker powder which is definitely a favourite. I like to try out different mattifying powders and so far, this has been really good and for £3.99 I'd recommend it for any oily-skinned-gals out there! For eyes things have been pretty basic, this wet n wild single shadow in the shade Creme Brulee (thanks Lauren) is the perfect all over lid colour for fuss-free makeup and this super cheap waterproof mascara (£2) from Primark has been a great find this month - review coming soon!
For skincare I've been really enjoying this Boots Essentials 3 minute clay mask in cucumber - it's cool and refreshing in this hot, humid weather and it leaves me skin feeling like it's had a real treat. You get loads of product for the price so a great budget friendly mask! Finally this nspa nourishing eye cream has been a great find, it's hydrating and light under the eyes but also feels cool and refreshing in the mornings. I'm actually hosting a giveaway where two people can win one of these each so be sure to check that out too!