Hey everyone, I am so ready to share my September favourites with you! I have a few things that I have really been loving this month, including both premium & affordable products. I think I have found quite a good mix of products this month which I’m excited to talk about. I hope you enjoy this post & maybe find it useful in some way!
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA (£5.80)
Yes, another product from The Ordinary… I had been wanting to try more chemical exfoliants for a while, & when the brand launched at Boots I thought it was the perfect time to pick something up! You can get this in the lower concentrate of 5% if you haven’t used much chemical exfoliants, or if you have sensitive skin. However, I decided to get the 10%! I have been loving using this so much – it has made my skin feel much softer & slowly the texture is getting a lot better. I don’t use it every single day yet, but I will gradually be increasing the amount. Currently I use it every other day. It definitely earned a place in my September favourites!
Superdrug Vitamin E Facial Serum (£3.99)
£3.99 for a serum… I picked this up because it was buy one get one half price when I was picking up the face mist from the same range (I love that stuff over makeup). I decided to get this because it claimed to give extra moisture & I will never not want that. Vitamin E is a great anti-oxidant ingredient which protects skin from environmental damage & pollution. I love this serum as it definitely gives me a nice bit of moisture before applying my moisturiser & I like including an anti-oxidant in my skin care routine. The bottle of this is ideal to travel with – a number of my other serums come in glass bottles, so I’ve been throwing this one in my bag throughout September as I have had a couple weekend trips this month.
Fenty Beauty Hydrating Primer (£24)
This has quickly become an absolute favourite primer of mine so I just had to put in my September favourites. I can see myself using this consistently for a long time. It creates a nice smooth, hydrated base for my makeup. Foundation goes on nicer when I use this one. It hides texture better than other primers. I like the packaging of this primer – it looks super sleek & expensive. It is a glass bottle though, which isn’t ideal to travel with. However, I love this one so much that I’d probably decant some product if I was going away for a significant amount of time. If you have drier skin I would 100% recommend picking this primer up.
Too Faced Born This Way Concealer (£25)
I only picked this concealer up pretty recently, but I still wanted to talk about it in my September favourites, as I struggle to find concealers that work well for me. I have really dark under eyes, but also find concealers crease super easily on me. It’s hard to combat both at the same time! This concealer is really creamy & quite thick – it covers the darkness better than a lot of concealers. It does crease, but since it’s so creamy it’s easier to tap back in & smooth out the creases. It never looks dry on me, which is a huge bonus! It is pricey for a concealer, but you get a lot of product in one bottle – 15ml – which is double a lot of concealers. If you have troublesome under eyes, it’s worth checking this one out. They also recently released a bunch of new shades, so if you’ve struggled in the past, maybe something will now work for you.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (£8.99)
This an old favourite, but I recently picked up a new one since I’m finally making my way through my mascara collection. I have tried many mascaras, but this one is still my favourite. It gives me volume, length & curl. It doesn’t smudge under my brow bone which happens to me so often (The YSL Effet Faux Cils being the number 1 culprit). It doesn’t flake & stays looking great all day. It’s an affordable mascara, but truly it’s better than any premium mascara I’ve used.
Benefit Roller Liner Eyeliner (£18.50)
I finally found my perfect liquid eyeliner, so I just had to include it in this September favourites post. I love how easy this one is to apply, the nib of the felt tip liner is really long & flexible. The liner is very very black, doesn’t smudge or crumble or fade. It’s a perfect liner! Before now, I had been using the Soap & Glory supercat eyeliner, which is still a nice option for something more affordable. However, this one just looks more black & sharp. I’m obsessed!
That’s all for my September favourites – I absolutely love all these products! Have you tried any of these? Do you want to pick any up? Let me know below!
I buy a LOT of Superdrug’s own brand products – I love that they’re Vegan and CF and they’re actually great quality for the price! I haven’t tried this one yet though, so thank you for the heads up! I’m currently using the Naturally Radiant collection, which is great!
Yes, I’ve definitely found they’re such great quality for the price too! & I’ll have to have a look at the naturally radiant collection x
I have heard so much of the born this way concealer! Glad it’s good! I never tried Fenty but I hearing so much about the brand, I need to check it out!
I love it – it’s such a nice creamy concealer. I would deffo recommend trying out Fenty if you get the chance x
I really need to get back into using the ordinary! Thanks for sharing your favourites!
Ah it’s such a good brand ! X
I love the Vitamin E range from Superdrug! Also currently using the Vitamin C range and have been loving that too! I want to get into chemical exfoliators more, so I may have to give the lactic acid a try (Starting with the 5% haha)
I’d definitely recommend the lactic acid – it’s made my skin much smoother! I’ll have to check out the vitamin c range xx
These all look amazing especially the ordinary product at the begining! I’m such a big fan of the brand, thanks for the sharing x
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I’ve been loving The Ordinary too – such fab products x
II have the same mascara! Albeit I don’t use it nearly enough because I’m lazy lol Love the price versatility you have here – it’s perfect for the peasants (like me!) and the people who splurge on makeup. Great choices!
I love that mascara it really is the best one! And haha, I only splurge when I really want something! I work at boots so I get to try stuff out a little & swatch them daily before I decide to buy lol x
I love the Ordinary products, I have so many but they are really changing my dry, sensitive skin! I love the look of that eyeliner too – I just ran out of mine and I haven’t tried the Benefit one so I’ll need to give it a go! Also I cannot believe you got a serum for £3.99! That’s unreal. I need to get myself to Superdrug!
Beth x Adventure & Anxiety
The ordinary is such an amazing brand right?! I love it! I’d deffo recommend the Benefit liner it’s my favourite one x
I really wanted to love the Too Faced concealer but it’s too thick for me, I find that the product gathers under my eyes quite badly which was so disappointing because I love the other born this way concealer. I think I need to try the Fenty primer, it sounds like it might help with a lot of my foundation issues! x
Oh really! To be fair, I didn’t pick it up for ages because I thought I wouldn’t like how thick it is, but it turns out it works really well for me!!! I guess we are all different.
Deffo try that primer if you have dry skin, I’m loving it! Xx
I’ve recently been using the Superdrug Vitamin E day moisturiser and eye cream and LOVE them! I really want to pick up the serum, oil and night cream as it’s so cheap for the great quality x
I’m deffo interested in trying more of the range too! I’m thinking the oil x
Maybelline Mascara is definitely the best mascara ever! I have also tried so many different mascaras! BUT anyway I am always returning to Maybelline and recommending it to my mother and friends! ♥
Yes me too! It’s my favourite & I’ll always keep using it haha x