Happy Friday! Hope you’re all looking forward to the weekend. I’ve been in bed recovering all day today after catching a pretty bad cold yesterday, but I’ve managed to sit myself up with my laptop to write my monthly favourites post! I’ve tried quite a lot of new things this month, so I have quite a few things to talk about – and it was hard to narrow it down to just these! If you’re interested in what I’ve been loving this May, then just keep reading.
L’oreal Infallible 24h Fresh Wear Foundation (£10.99)
I only picked this up really recently but I’ve been enjoying it a lot. I’ve been struggling to find a good foundation lately, so I’m really glad I found one that works for me. I wanted something a bit more affordable for day to day use and I have heard great things about this L’oreal one, so I thought why not try it! I’ve used this in the days and it’s lasted well. It makes my skin look healthy and suits my dry skin type.
NYX Lip Liner in Peekaboo Neutral (£3.50) & BECCA Ultimate Lipstick in Truffle (£20)
I mentioned both of these in a post not too long ago which was about all the bits I got from my product allocation from work. I’ve loved the combo of these two lip products & I’ve worn it so much since. I get compliments when I wear this too. My lip look stays on all day without looking dry and it super comfortable. The shade of lipstick is actually super similar to the Revolution x Soph lipstick in the shade Cake, so that’s a cheaper dupe if you’re interested!
B. Blending Makeup Sponge (£4.99)
I picked this Superdrug brand beauty blender up when it was on offer. I’ve always been a brush girl, and the only reason I got this is because it was so cheap & it was in the aisle when I was queuing up waiting to pay. I’m glad I did though as I’ve been loving it! Whenever I have tried these in the past I just couldn’t make them work, but this one I love. My makeup looks super smooth. My friend gave me a tip to spray the blender with a setting spray before using it & it genuinely makes a difference & seems to stop the blender soaking up too much foundation. I’ll definitely pick this one up again.
Superdrug Vitamin E Hydrating Mist (£3.49)
I’ve had this for a while now, but recently I’ve fallen back in love with it. I mostly like to use this as a setting spray to make my makeup look more dewy & healthy. It is also what I’ve been using to spray my blending sponge before using it. I love how refreshing it is! It’s also full od goodness to defend skin against damage. It’s nice to use as part of a skin care routine too. I’ll definitely pick this up again when I’ve ran out of it, and for so cheap you can’t go wrong.
Too Faced Born This Way Setting Powder Mini (£12)
I’ve been struggling with my under eye area lately – it’s so dark, pretty dry & definitely creases a lot. I have a bit of a battle with setting powders as my skin is already dry & powders can definitely make this worse. But the creasing is so bad due to my natural fine lines under my eyes that I thought I needed to switch up my routine a little & pick up a loose powder instead of a pressed one. I decided the Too Faced Born This Way one would be a good option as it contains coconut water to replenish skin moisture, alpine rose to brighten and hyaluronic acid for a smoother appearance. I only got the mini as I was nervous I wouldn’t like it, but it turns out I really do! It helps to stop the creasing without looking super dry. I’ll definitely be picking up the full size!
Smashbox Colour Correcting Stick ‘Look Less Tired’ (£18)
Before now, I’ve never really bothered with colour correcting. But with my under eyes looking so dark lately (as I just mentioned) I thought I’d try this light orange colour correcting stick. I apply just a little under my eyes and tap it out with my finger – the formula is super creamy so this is easy to do. Once the rest of my makeup is on & the concealer has covered this my eyes look brighter & definitely not as dark. I have a very annoying vein under my eye too and when I use this you can’t see that any more. Definitely worth the money for me.
Primark Stick On Nails (£1.50)
I bought a few sets of these cheap stick on nails from Primark and I’m surprised at how good they are for the price. I don’t like to get my nails done too much as my natural nails are pretty good. But having these stick on’s has been fun. My last pair lasted about 5 days before I took them off, but I could’ve got more out of them if I wanted too. I’m thinking of using these for my holiday at the end of June.
That’s everything for this month! Have you tried any of these bits? Do you like them? Let me know in the comments below!