Summer is sadly coming to a close, and wow, what a month august has been on the beauty and weather front. I have collated a small-ish amount of products as part of my favourites post, however it was pretty hard picking them as I've literally loved so much this month, but this collection is by far my most used and most loved purchases from August.
I will start with clarins liquid bronze self tan for face, neck and collar bone area, I wont say too much, as i plan to do a separate blog post for this. I bought this product a while back from I think beauty bay? Or some other cheap beauty website for £16 when in shops its near £18. I had heard a lot of buzz around this product form vivianna does makeup and really wanted to give it a try since I’m such a fake tan fanatic. I love the gradual colour this gives, a lovely sun kissed look without the horrid smell, dry texture and streak marks. This is also fab, as it doesn’t block my pores, which is what I find the dove gradual tan does as it’s really for your body. I think using a fake tan made for your face is so important as the skin is much more delicate and is prone to blockage, so this is a winning product.
Garniers very popular BB cream was one of the first BB products to come out and so after the hype I really wanted to give this a go and I have been loving it over this heat wave. I used this every evening on holiday replacing my foundation, and have also recently been using it instead of my MAC foundation, to calm my skin down. This cream is much lighter than a foundation and doesn’t block my pores which is fab, The consistency is also much like a moisturiser and leaves a lovely dewy and natural finish on the skin.
My MAC soft and gentle highlighter is a product, which has recently become very popular on the blogosphere, and I 100% understand why! This stuff is amazing, (i also plan to do a separate post on this) it leaves the most beautiful dewy and glimmering sheen on your cheekbones, however its not too glittery, just gives the perfect glow to leave your complexion looking healthy and dewy.
My real techniques buffing brush is an item i have pretty much used every day since i bought it in late July, it is FAB. Amazing at applying foundation, powder, highlighter... practically everything, however i have been using it predominantly alongside my MAC studio fix foundation, the two work so well together and this brush leaves you with a seamless and flawless finish in just about no time.
I have been re-loving my la Roche posy effeclar K recently; this is a serum like product, which tackles oiliness and spot prone skin. I dab a bit over my tone area in the evening and it seems to sort out my excess oil and block pores in no time. I love this as it is pretty hard working and i find a small amount goes a long way, its just something which keeps my skin in line and not too oily or blotchy over the hot summer months.
My garnier face sun cream is a product I have been wearing this almost everyday since this heat wave season; it’s a fab cream for ensuring your skin is fully protected and also really well moisturised. This product is for your face and so it isn’t to white or heavy and can be worn under makeup daily. I usually wear moisturisers with SPF in them, however I feel like because this is sun cream it protects my skin that little bit more, its also a great size for on the go use.
I recently blogged about my beauty UK highbrow kit, i have used this to death for creating a subtle Smokey eye. I use this pretty much everyday, either on my brows or just to shadow my lid, the two colours i love are the 2 on the left, as they are the perfect neutral shades for everyday use.
My rimmel lipstick in the shade oxford circus is the perfect everyday pink, and i have been wearing this non-stop, on nights out, to work even for meals out, its a nice colour to wear and not too much effort to maintain. I ama a big fan of rimmel lipsticks, and this one is very moisturising and leaves the perfect understated colour when blotted.