A new type of post to grace my blog today; my September (and winter) beauty favourites!
I love these kind of reviews on other peoples blogs, so I figured it was about time I got round to doing one myself! I mainly like them because you can genuinely tell what people have been using & loving, so its great to maybe discover new items you've never used before!
As the colder weather has been setting in, I've noticed I've changed a couple of bits in my 'most used' makeup bag - also some of my body & hair care too. So here are 12 items I've been loving this month!
Body Shop Cheek Colour - 01
This blusher gives the most perfect 'frost bitten pink' colour of all the blushers I own (see above!). I'd recommend it for paler skins as the colour is very fair but buildable and (in my opinion!) a very nice, subtle winter shade. I tend to back away from bronzers & shimmers in my blush while the cold weather is here so this is ideal!
Collection 2000; Lasting Perfection Concealer - 02
For just over £4 I can't get enough of the Collection 2000 concealer. It does what it says on the tin - you can't go wrong. I'd buy this again in a heart beat!
Ginvera BB Cream
I've added the Ginvera BB Cream in here as I know people tend to go 'matte' as far as foundation is concerned when autumn/winter arrives - I, however, stick to sheer tints. My skin can become quite dry and the last thing I really want is a matte foundation showing up flaws. This BB cream hydrates my skin and covers up blemishes, so this is what I'll be opting for. (review here)
iD Bare Minerals; Mineral Veil - Translucent
The Bare Minerals Mineral Veil is something, I'll admit, I found at the bottom of my drawer one day. As soon as I used it - I wondered what I'd been doing all this time! This is a nice alternative to MACs Mineralize Skinfinish; it absorbs any grease, smooths out perfections & (I personally think) makes my makeup last longer. Perfect for winter when you're battling the wind & rain!
Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser
Liz Earle is a brand I have heard of for years, but only in the past few months have I used their skincare products. I can't tell you how impressed I am with this moisturiser, it is genuinely the best I have ever used. I have combination skin - so to have something that moisturises dry parts and balances out oily patches is genius. I love it!
MAC Satin Lipstick - Faux
This MAC lipstick is quite old now, but it something I've been reaching for more & more. It is a 'better than your lip-colour' type of lipstick - with slight purple & berry tones. It goes on lovely & smooth, almost feeling moisturising at the same time! A very pretty, subtle shade for the winter months.
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara - Black Drama
This has been one of my main purchases this month. I'd heard a lot of rave reviews about The Falsies and figured for £8 I would try it too - as its generally cheaper than most I would buy. I have to agree with the great reviews, it is a very good mascara! I wouldn't say its the best ever but I do like it!
Models Own Eyeliner - White
Perfect for making your eyes look wider and giving your eyes a softer look - I never thought I'd like white eyeliner as much as I do this one, and for just £4 it was a steal.
Palmers Coconut Body Butter
Palmers have been around for years, as a cruelty free company I admire their brand & ethics. I ordered this in September as I suffer from very dry skin on my body so I needed something thick & moisturising to slap on it! This is just that. Its cheap, but excellent quality. I think this may even beat Body Shops Body Butters - its that good!
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
As well as a dry body, I also have dry hair (hurrah) - I need intense hair masques to combat the years of bleach & dying it. I received a sample of this when I got my hair done at Vidal Sassoon Manchester and loved it instantly. It helps your hairs elasticity, preventing split ends & makes it nice and frizz free. My hair has never been in such good condition - all thanks to this.
Stila - Living the Life in Laguna Eyeshadow Palette
I bought this palette during the summer, but I wasn't convinced it was for me. However having used it again & again I love the colours for winter. It contains very subtle (but very pigmented) pinks & purples with a nice brown to create a different smoky eye to your blacks and browns. And its always nice to add a swipe of colour to your face in this dull weather!
Victor & Rolf - Flowerbomb.
And, finally. Viktor & Rolfs Flowerbomb. Whats not to love about this scent? I've been using (and loving) my Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia perfume which I bought for my birthday but I feel like this is a more 'winter-y' scent. It is still very floral (obviously) with hints of rose, jasmine & orchid however to me, combined, it is quite heavy & musky - which I like when the air gets colder!
And there you have it. I'm sorry it was long! Turns out I haven't really 'reviewed' a lot of things I like this month so I felt I should explain why they're there!
What have you been loving this month!?