How is it July already?!! Especially since its only around 8 weeks until Christmas stock starts to appear in the shops! Crazy! But, for now, let’s enjoy the summer! If you’re on the lookout for some new beauty buys, I’ve got you covered! Here are a few bits and pieces from the world of beauty that I’ll think you’ll enjoy.
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette
Okay, so this is an oldie but goldie! If you’re searching for a good quality matte shadow palette and you love neutrals, buy the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette! This is cooler toned than the original Naked Basics but the shades are highly flattering. There’s only six shades in here, however, the quality of Urban Decay shadows is top notch. This is a lovely palette for creating a subtle daytime smokey eye.
Balm Balm Organic Rose Water
This natural Balm Balm Rose Water is super refreshing and ideal as a toner or if you need a quick pick me up. I love using this after applying a Nip & Fab Glycolic Night Pad – the cooling rose water feels soothing and calming, as well as keeping my skin hydrated. A lovely natural alternative to harsh toners.
NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
The NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in sunbeam is a good dupe for Benefit’s High Beam, apart from being extra sparkly. This is a beautiful highlighter with lots of shimmer and its the idea shade for pale ladies. You can view it swatched in this post. There arent many liquid highlighters at the lower end of the cosmetics market, especially on the high street, so this one is a nice option to have.
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara
The Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara is basically the best mascara ever! I rarely see this mascara given a mention in blog land, but trust me, its incredible. Volumising, lengthening, extra definition, doesn’t look spidery or false, doesn’t smudge, lasts all day, easy to remove…its perfection in a tube!
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder
As we’ve discussed the best mascara in the world, we may as well acknowledge the best bronzer ever! The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder is a light matte bronzer that’s perfect for porcelain skin tones. As it has a matte finish, its the ideal bronzer for oily or combination skin. I love this powder because its extremely buildable, meaning you don’t have to worry about over applying and looking orange. Just a light sweep is enough to add a subtle hint of warmth to your complexion!
Have you tried any of these products?