I’m sure you can imagine that I chop and change beauty products all the time – I’ve usually got a few trials on the go (currently Dermalogica, O’Keeffe’s and L’Occitane) for longer term reviews or sponsored posts and it very often happens that I get quite welded to them and don’t want to give them up. When it’s your job to try products, you absolutely have to move on. But the products in this post are ones that I’ve tried in the past few weeks and have used almost daily since they landed in my hands. There are others, of course, that I go back to time and time again (BioEffect, Guerlain Mascara, Clarins Kohl, Sisley balm for example) and end up being a customer as well as a reviewer. I thought I’d do a very quick round up (because they’ve all been reviewed already) of things that I really don’t want to give up at all – ever!
I keep on going back to the Bobbi palette above (£39.50 HERE) because it just really suits me – even though I would naturally veer towards the warmer toned version, Bronzed Nudes, I just keep reaching for Rosy. I use the two top shades, White Smoke and Watercolour Pink the most, followed by Sunrise Glow, Dusk and Chocolate Smoke. It’s such an easy palette and I’m glad to have it.
My re-introduction to Sisley came in the form of three balmy lip oils that I have used (all of them) every single day. The shade above (Sweet, £37 HERE) is my favourite but I use all of them for their sheer colour and lip smoothing abilities. They’re completely sold out at John Lewis and Selfridges which tells you all you need to know. When I reviewed the Shiseido Mascara Imperial Lash (£25 HERE) initially, I wasn’t that impressed – it seemed quite average really, but I’ve used it every single day and love it now for day time mascara that separates, lengthens and darkens my lashes without overloading.
My default foundations (aside from tinted moisturisers) are L’Oreal True Match, Dior and Chanel, but Clarins Skin Illusion is addictive. It allows your skin to breathe and move, gives it plenty of moisture and the coverage is immensely flattering and perfect if you like a glowy finish. I had dinner with a make up artist friend recently and we spent half the evening extolling its virtues because he loves it too and is applying it to all his celebrity clients. It’s £26.40 (special Escentuals price) HERE. I don’t make any bones about being a sofa cleanser every now and again. I keep the Decleor Soothing Micellar (£25 HERE) in a drawer by my sofa and it’s become my go-to for a quick take-it-all-off product when I’m just not up for a wash-off cleanser. It doesn’t really get rid of all mascara if I’ve got a lot on, but it deals with a small amount and just takes away any make up residues without drying my skin at all.
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Eventually, I’ll have to move on to other things but I’m so enjoying these products and it will be a wrench!
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