Monday, September 22, 2014

Recent Beauty Buys




I thought I'd share the latest things that I've added to my beauty collection. 

Maybelline Baby Lips Colour: The other night I had a moment of frustration when doing my makeup. As you may know, I wear my makeup like some of the styles prevalent during the 1960's - white shadow, large cat flicks and thick lashes. To compensate for this dramatic look the dolly-birds back in then would go easy on the cheeks and lips, opting for pale lipsticks and sheer slicks of frosted gloss. Usually I settle for just a tad of moisturizer to plump up my lips and darken them just a little to create this look, but to be quite frank, sometimes it just makes me feel like my face is a half-finished canvas. I'm not too big on wearing lipstick either. Other than red, I feel like nothing seems 'right'. So I picked up these tinted lip balms and so far so good! Nowhere near as overpowering as lipstick, and just subtle enough to give your lips a hint of colour, I think they are an okay solution to my frustrations. They are also a pretty decent mosturizer too. I picked two up, in Lolita Pink and Berry Crush, simply because I'm indecisive and couldn't choose!

LUSH Herbalism Fresh Facial Cleanser: To be perfectly honest, I don't have perfect skin. I've tried many different products over the years but I've come to realize that like many the more products that I put on my skin, the more troubled it becomes. So I decided to cut down on these and just try and stick to one thing to cleanse my face with. This cleanser is made from all natural ingredients and can also be used as a face mask. It leaves my skin feeling clean, soft and dewey and has helped clear it up a lot. I'll definitely be buying another pot of this once it runs out!

Rimmel 9-in-1 BB Cream SPF 25: I bought this product as a little bit of a try-out. I felt I needed something to protect my face whilst walking in the hot sun to University each day. It's pretty good and I'm quite pleased with it. It does do the job of protecting my skin and it does leave my skin with a healthy looking glow, but the palest colour on offer, 'Light', was still not quite pale enough to match my complexion. Though I'm not complaining, powder can fix that. It's also pretty easy and quick to apply which is great when I'm in a hurry as my usual mousse face makeup requires a lot more concentration. 

What are the latest products that you've tried out?

22 comments:

  1. haha yea, I have that same BB cream and it's like two shades too dark on me. Which makes me question...just how pale am i??

    xo marlen
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    1. That is precisely what I thought when I first put it on!

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  2. I just love colored lip balm. Im with you, im just not much of a lipstick gal. Baby lips is mt go to.
    -Abigail

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    1. They are pretty good! And there is absolutely no fear of the colour smudging, something I am always worried about when wearing lipstick.

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  3. looooooove lush products so much! <3

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  4. The Baby Lips balms are great! I was skeptical when I first tried them out, but they really are a great moisturizer without being too glossy or gloopy.

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    1. Aren't they? They seem just right. It's awful wearing gloopy lip balms.

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  5. I'm not much of a lipstick wearer either, normally I don't have anything on my lips at all, but then I feel like my lips just blend in with the rest of my face. I might have to give these tinted lip balms a try!

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    1. That is just how I feel, Sarah. You've put into words much better than I haha! If you try them let me know if you like them.

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  6. oh perfect simple selections! I find that filling your face up with too much stuff just makes it feel slick with thick-ickyness. Especially in summer! oi! Could you try mixing the bb cream with a lighter foundation to bring it closer to your tone? just a squeeze of each in you palm and mix it up maybe?
    The only thing that i found worked for me after many years is to just drink lots of water. not the 2 litres that everyone claims but just as much as you can, so long as you drink more water then soda for example.
    I like the idea of a tinted lip balm. I've been off lipstick since i got my braces so these could be a good replacement

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! Yes, it's an awful feeling having your face layered in makeup and creams and the like during our summers. I usually can't bear to wear make up on very hot days. That's a good idea. I've heard of that before, but it never occurred to me to try it. Shall have a go!
      And yes! I'm not the biggest water drinker, but I've been making an effort over the past month to drink more. I notice the benefits in a lot of other ways as well. Hope you like the tinted balms if you do give them a try too!

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  7. Lush face cleansers are very good! They helped my skin very much. I use the fresh farmacy face soap and the eau roma toner. I've tried some of the moisturisers, but they're too oily for me.

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    1. They really are, aren't they? I'm yet to try one of their toners or their moisturizers. Would you recommend them?

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  8. Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
    I love going to Lush and if it is just to have a sniff around! :-)

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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    1. You are welcome, and as do I - their stores always just smell so lovely!

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  9. Baby Lips smell so good but do nothing for my chapped lips :( Carmex wins.
    I'm so addicted to LUSH products <3 I've just bought the Rock Star soap, it looks like bubblegum and smells like candy floss, oh my! xx

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    1. Though I love how they tint my lips, I still admit too that they don't help much at all when my lips are badly chapped. I'll have to upgrade to something a lot less cosmetic.
      And oooh, I love the Rock Star soap! Such a pretty colour to.

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  10. I've been meaning to try a BB cream! I'll have to check this one out! xo

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  11. Great post!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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