Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz
Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Golden Light
theBalm Blush in Fratboy
l-r - Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer, Lacura Beauty Concealer Pen, Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara, Bourjois Kohl & Contour Eyeliner Pencil
Rimmel Rose Libertine and Garnier Moisture Match in Protect & Glow
It's the end of another month, we are already over half way through the year, I can't believe it! This month has obviously been pretty eventful with the arrival of Oscar but I've still managed to find time to find some lovin' for some beauty products.
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick - I received both the Shimmer Brick and the Bronzer for my 21st so I've had them for nearly a year now, but I've never featured them on my blog. I have been loving using this to highlight my cheekbones this month, I've not really used it over the winter months. It's beautifully pigmented and gives a nice subtle glow on your cheeks without looking over sparkly.
Bobbi Brown Bronzer - Again, not really used this in the winter months but it's a really natural looking bronzer, I did initially want it for contouring but I have struggled to be able to contour with it successfully, not sure if it's my application or if it's not quite dark enough to do the job. It does however give my skin a really natural, healthy bronzed look when applied with a powder brush all over my face.
theBalm Fratboy - I received this in a Beauty Box well over a year ago now (I think it was Carmine?) and it's pretty much been my go-to blush for daily wear for that long as well. It's just a gorgeous peachy, coral shade and it's really pigmented too. I apply it to the apples of my cheeks and although it does seem to wear off by the evening, it's still my all time favourite blush.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer - This is the only eyeshadow primer that I've tried but I've been impressed with it. You only need a tiny amount and it covers all your eyelid neutralising any veins or discolouration and helping my eyeshadow stay put and crease free for the whole day.It's quite pricey at around £16 but as I've said, a little goes a long way - I've had this for a year now and I can barely tell I've used it.
Lacura Beauty Concealer Pen - I picked this little gem up from Aldi of all places - I'd heard rave reviews saying it's a Touche Eclat dupe and whilst I don't own that to confirm or give a true comparison, I've certainly found it great for brightening my under-eye area and at £3.49 you really can't complain! The applicator pen works by clicking the button at the bottom and I don't have any issues with it dispensing too much/little product. It applies crease free and doesn't fade off through out the day.
Max Factor Masterpiece Max mascara - I've mentioned this quite a few times on here expressing my love for it and nothing's changed. It's still my number one mascara and nothing compares. It gives my lashes the perfect boost of volume and length without being too much for daily wear but it can be amped up for a night out. I love plastic bristle brushes, they just seem to work with my eyelashes. It doesn't flake or smudge (unless you cry and then you will definitely have panda eyes, but it doesn't claim to be waterproof) and doesn't transfer either above or below my eye. It's just perfect!
Bourjois Kohl & Contour eye pencil - This is in the shade Brun & Caramel and it works so well with hazel eyes. Both ends of the pencil are lovely and pigmented and are the perfect consistency - not too hard or soft. The lighter end is a lovely shimmery bronze shade and the dark is a chocolaty brown, perfect for lining your waterline. I use the bronze pencil under my eye and the brown to line the top and waterline. It lasts for a good 6 hours on me before I notice it looking less intense and I've not done my eyes without incorporating it in some way since I bought it earlier this month. There are shades to suit every eye colour and I am definitely going to pick up more at only £4.99!
Rimmel Rose Libertine - I featured this in a recent post here if you want to see it and it's been my go-to nail polish this month. As usual, I got great wear out of it as I always do with Rimmel. The application is super speedy with a nice wide brush and the colour is perfect for the spring/summer months although I love it so much it will definitely be being worn in winter too!
Garnier Moisture Match moisturiser - I also featured this in a post here but I've been loving it for the recent sunny weather as it has SPF 20 in it. It's not greasy and hasn't made my skin breakout at all. I'll definitely be looking at other items in the range for when my skin changes come autumn/winter.
What have you been loving this month? Do you have any recommendations?