The past month has been a lot of trial and error for me skin-care and make-up wise. My skin has switched back and forth between being oily and combination. I would like to think that I’ve learnt how to (kind-of) accommodate to both ends of my skin’s spectrum in the past few weeks. Along with what the blasting heater has done to my skin this winter, last month featured every student’s nightmare – exams. I cannot express my anger with the little bumps that made my forehead their home. I am not traditionally a pimple-y person but DAMN SON, THE STRESS PIMPLES WERE AT IT. Anyway, I’ll get onto the faves of the month.
Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel – This moisturiser is a light-weight, oil-free gel that claims to boost the skin’s water retention ability. I’m not too sure how much I can vouch for that, but what I can say is that this is product is an excellent base for your skin-care routine. It is a gel formula that absorbs into the skin incredibly quickly, and honestly feels like you have nothing on. On my oily skin days, I like to do is apply this as my only moisturiser. If you’re not an oil factory like myself, definately layer some cream-based moisturiser on top!
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Raisin Rage -Dark lipsticks are one of the many ways I showcase my soul to the world. I’m not much of a lipstick collector but I have quite a few at my disposal, and in the past month the only colour I have been gravitating towards is this. One layer and you’re good for a nice light but vampy day time look, 2 and you’ve got yourself a beautiful deep wine lip going on. The formula is shiny, pigmented and sits comfortably on the lips. I don’t have issues with the colour bleeding and it lasts around 2-3 hours, it’s not exactly bullet proof like liquid lipsticks are, but it’s a great option for days when your lips aren’t necessarily in the best condition.
Maybelline Fit-Me Concealer – Talk about a throwback! I bought this concealer a looong time ago, and it wasn’t until recently when I began to run out of my Age-Rewind concealer that I remembered I had this little beaut. I use it on my under-eyes to cover my dark circles and it does a great job. Applied with the doe-foot applicator, it stays in place all day and the formula is thinner and wetter than that of the Age-Rewind. So if you have a few problems with the Age-Rewind concealer sitting in dry patches or settling into fine lines, I would highly recommend this.
Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Polish in 200 Always Naked – No matter what the season, nude nails are a love of mine. I generally like to swap between this and OPI’s Tickle Me France-y (not exactly a nude but a highly muted purple). If you like Essie’s Sand Tropez, you might like this. Always Naked is a little greyer in colour, but all in all, is still very similar to Sand Tropez. When using Essie’s Grow Stronger Base Coat, the Covergirl polish and Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri top coat, I’m able to get a good 5-7 days with minimal chipping.
As well as these beauties, I would like to give a special mention to Eucalyptus Oil for helping me with my pimples (but also drying out my skin, so use a thicker moisturiser with that) and my Cotton On Body Toasted Coconut scented candle for just being pretty.
What were your faves of the month?