With 2016 coming to an end I thought that I would share with you some of the products I’ve been loving this year.
Pixi Glow Tonic
I discovered this toner in October and have been using it every day since. My skin feels smoother and there is definitely a reduction in blemishes which I think is down to the 5% glycolic acid; it also does wonders for blackheads.
It retails at around £18 for 250ml
Boot’s tea tree and witch hazel charcoal face mask
I use this mask twice a week as it helps to diminish spots and is an absolute bargain at £3.89 for 50ml.
Maybelline 24 hour setting spray
Finding this setting spray has seriously changed my life, it locks my makeup in place meaning it looks just as good at 5pm as it did when I applied it at 6am.
It retails at £6.99
What have you been loving this year?
Step 1 – Prime
It’s so important to use a oil free primer to keep your makeup in place all day, my favourite is the body shops ‘tea tree pore minimiser’ (£8.50)
Step 2 – Foundation
The L’oreal infallible matte 24 hour foundation (£7.99) stays in place all day and gives amazing natural looking coverage. To apply this I use the real techniques expert face brush (£9.99).
Step 3 – Concealer
Collection lasting perfection concealer (£4.19) is perfect for concealing under eye circles and blemishes, to blend i use the real techniques miracle complexion sponge (£9.99 for pack of two).
Step 4 – Powder
Next I use the bareMinerals spf 20 pressed powder (£26) to set everything.
Step 5 and 6 – Bronzer and blush
I then use the bronzer and blush from the Rimmel Kate sculpting pallette (£6.99) with the brushes from my bare minerals starter kit.
Step 7 – Brows
Benefit’s ‘gimme brow’ (£18.50) gives my eyebrows shape and definition without looking drawn on.
Step 8 – Eyeshadow
I like to apply a small amount of Maybelline’s colour tattoo 24 hour shadow in ‘on and on bronze’ (£4.99).
Step 9 – Mascara
I curl my lashes and apply my favourite mascara of the moment which is the Maybelline lash sensational (£7.99).
Step 10 – Lips
Lastly I use Benefit’s posie balm (£14.50) for a subtle hint of colour.
What’s your everyday makeup routine?
I’ve tried and tested a lot of different products throughout the past year and thought I would share my favourites with you!
This rose coloured lip and cheek tint blends seamlessly and lasts all day long. It’s a bit pricey at £25 but totally worth it!
Topshop lipstick in ‘Inhibition’
This lipstick is a gorgeous dark berry colour which is perfect for Christmas parties! It goes on smoothly and leaves an incredibly pigmented matte finish which lasts for hours – even after eating!
Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Pac
These sachets only cost £1 or less and are great for pampering yourself. This one is for combination/oily skin as it cleanses pores but there are lots of different ones to suit your skins needs.
Prada Candy perfume
This has been my go-to perfume this year. It is described as a ‘unique signature in keeping with the traditions of High Perfumery, combining Laotian benzoin, a synthetic Caramel accord and a more neutral cocktail of musk.’
Benefit Gimme Brow
This product leaves my brows looking even and defined yet still natural. It retails at around £18, however i’ve used this one everyday for 8 months and it’s only starting to run out now!
NYX soft matte lip cream
These lip creams glide on smoothly and then don’t budge! They’re also extremely buildable and can be put on lightly for everyday and layered up for a dark, bold look. I bought this one from Feelunique.com as they aren’t available in the UK yet.
Real Techniques brushes
These brushes blend my makeup flawlessly and are well priced at around £8 each.
Maybelline Colour Tattoo
This cream eye shadow is great on its own or as a base as it doesn’t crease and conceals any discolouration on the lids. It retails for around £5.
What were your favourite products in 2015?