June seems to have whizzed by but its probably been the best month so far for beauty related purchases.
Theres been a lot of gooood beauty products this month - this post could have been a long one so I've had to limit it.
On the skincare front, I've been using one or two new items but I still need to use them a bit longer for review purposes. I don't like mentioning skincare on here until I've really tested it out. A while back, I received some mini bioderma samples from Escentual. There was one or two I really like but I opted for buying the full size version of the Sebium Global Intensive Purifying Care, which is a treatment/moisturiser for blemished skin. I've had a few blemishes this month and using this has really helped to clear my skin. I like to use it as my morning moisturiser/make up base. Its very light, has a fresh scent and soaks in quickly. Its also meant to fade scarring, which I'm not too sure if it does but it does seem to tone down the redness of any blemishes and sooth them. This stuff is also meant to eliminate blackheads which I cant say I've noticed a difference with but for oily/combination skin with small blemishes then its one worth having in your skincare collection.
For makeup, I've narrowed my favourites down to the Beauty UK Brow Kit* - you can see my full review here. Trust me this kit is incredible for the price. Theres three shades in here plus a clear brow wax but I just stick to the medium shade. Used with my sigma brow brush, it creates the most perfect brow shape, more precise than I can achieve with a pencil. Most importantly, the powder stays put all day without fading. For a high street brand, its definitely the best brow powder I've tried.
A new lip product of mine is the Maybelline Colorsensational Elixir Gloss in breathtaking apricot, which I bought from ebay here. I'm hoping these launch in the UK as I'd like one or two more shades. For a gloss, breathtaking apricot is extremely pigmented. You only need a swipe, otherwise it can feel sticky and heavy. The lasting power isn't that great as is the case with glosses but it feels really hydrating and breathtaking apricot is a gorgeous peachy pink.
With the weather being up and down this month, I've been switching between bases - a light base in the form of Nars pure radiant tinted moisturiser and Revlon Colorstay Foundation for extra coverage and oil control. I always end up going back to Revlon Colorstay, it seems to be my ultimate makeup staple and for oil control its hard to beat. When its a hot day, I need a base that isn't going melt off my face by lunchtime and this is one of the few that stays put. I like that its buildable coverage, meaning I can just use a small amount for light coverage. For £12.50, its money well spent!