For my birthday this year I decided to full on treat myself to some beauty products. I can spend hours perusing the cult beauty website, slowly collection a wishlist that would break my bank account but I whittled it down to some classics I’ve wanted and lusted over. I’ve had these products for over a month now and finally wanted to share what I thought on all my new favourites.
First up, the two fully integrated staples of the bunch. I picked up the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium, which is the product I’ve had used on me by makeup artists for years and now I can finally get on and use it myself. This is a purchase that has been a long time in coming. Its a perfect contour shade, the greyish brown looks great against my skin at its palest but also when I’m remembering to use the fake tan. It’s a buildable product that’s easy to buff out, blending like a dream to create cheekbones that cut and create definition in the most natural way.
I also finally got around to picking up the Becca X Jaclyn Hill Highlighter in Champagne Pop. Slightly late to the champagne party right? This highlight is a golden champagne that picks up so much product from the softest swipe of a brush and the tops of your cheekbones then proceed to send out beams of golden light. The first application I thought it was too intense but as I fluffed it in with a fan brush it settles onto the skin and although very obvious, it blends onto the skin and stays on for most of the day. Now a month into usage I’ve gone past the stage of thinking it’s too much and just pile it on, like the magpie that I am. I’ve never come across a more flattering and pigmented highlight. Becca know their formulas and Jaclyn found an incredible colour.
The other product that I’ve been eyeing up for a long time, a ‘bloggers made me buy it’ item and its the Nuxe Reve De Miel. A lip cream that’s thick, nourishing and smells like lemon. This will be getting some serious usage throughout the winter months. A lip balm that is great for applying while you do makeup, so your lips are soft and smooth by the time you move onto applying lip products. Equally, it’s a great bedside lip balm as it works so well at nourishing and hydrating the lips come morning.
Lastly since I got some lip balm I thought I should get some pretty colours to apply on top of more nourished lips. I’ve loved the brand Jouer for a few years now and was anxious to try out the Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipsticks so I picked up two nude colours, Creme Brulee and Dulce De Lechee. Both are matte liquid lip products that take a while to settle down but are easy to apply and work well even without lip liner. You can top them up easily throughout the day and they fade out nicely. Dulce De Lechee (below, right) is a pink nude that closely matches my own lip colour, being the slightest bit more pink. And Creme Brulee (below, left), once dried I almost jumped around with happiness, its sets to a light peach nude colour, a colour I’ve never tried before but fell in love with the moment this was on my lips. When first applied the colours come out darker before they settle on a lighter matte colour. I’ve worn both as much as possible over the past month, but I’ve now taken to wearing them together, with Dulce De Leche all over and then the lighter Creme Brulee in the centre of my lips to create a more defined fuller lip.
If you couldn’t tell I’m in love with everything I picked out. All those hours of browsing and debating with myself paid off. Do you have any of these products? Do you love them?