As we’re quickly approaching the end of January (scary I know), I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite finds this month. All of the products I mention were first used around Christmas time so I’ve had a good month to see that they worked for me!
You may have seen this palette circulating on social media, with its vibrant matte shadows I knew I had to get my hands on it. Certifeye is a small upcoming brand based in the UK selling eyeshadow palettes, lashes, glitters etc. I hadn’t heard a lot about the brand but was intrigued by the colours in this palette so of course I had to buy.
It is described as having ’18 super blendable matte shades of the entire spectrum’. What particularly drew me to it was that the shadows were all matte, something not a lot of bright palettes have. The shadows themselves are extremely buttery and pigmented and the colour range allows you to create a diverse range of looks. Not only this, but the packaging is incredibly stunning and detailed. I have planned to do a future post on this palette including a review, swatches and various looks, so let me know if there’s anything in particular you want to see!
I know I’m extremely late at hopping on the glow kit bandwagon, but I just couldn’t part from my MAC soft and gentle. However, as I had ran out I decided I want to try something new, and what better than the most talked about highlighters of 2017! I love ABH as a brand anyway so I was expecting big things however, these highlighters have truly blown me away. I was skeptical about which kit to go for as they all have various tones to suit certain skin colours. In the end I chose ‘Sundipped’ as it looked the most versatile for me (I have naturally pale skin but can’t stay away from Bondi Sands tan!).
All the shades are highly pigmented without being glittery. I gravitate towards the shades ‘summer’ and ‘moonstone’ as they pair lovely together and I tend to use the other two as body highlights. The formula itself is soft and blends nicely into the skin, they are also easily buildable to create a luminous highlight.
As you may have seen in myprevious, Lush is by far one of my favorite brands especially their skincare range. After I featured this product on my Christmaswishlist I was very kindly bought two tubs of it! Not only does it smell good enough to eat, it leaves your skin silky smooth and refreshed.
I was bought the ‘self preserving’ formula which has a thicker texture due to the higher honey content. This also prevents the mask drying completely down so it remains wet and sticky on the skin- perfect if you don’t like harsh drying masks. The purpose of the mask is to ‘fight eruptions and outbreaks’ by calming the skin which is exactly what it does! I use it about once a week when my skin is looking dull and needs refreshing and you really can feel the benefits.
Another Lush product I was kindly bought was their best selling Vanishing Cream facial moisturiser. For years I have been trying to find a moisturiser that will really hydrate my skin without breaking me out and here it is! The product is lavender based and works brilliantly on oily skin. After application it literally ‘vanishes’ into the skin leaving it lovely and soft. I tend to apply it at night before I go to sleep as it is very rich as sometimes effects my makeup application. This product works so well with my skin and I will definitely be repurchasing!
As always I discovered several new Lush bath products I liked including their ‘each peach massage bar’, ‘Bubbly shower gel’ and ‘Cheer me up buttercup bath bomb’. I’m just gutted my Uni accommodation doesn’t have a bath!
Another product I had to get my hands on was Stila’s liquid eyeshadows. I got it in the shade ‘Kitten Karma’ as it was the colour I’d use the most. First of all, I love the packaging, the translucent container shows the product through in a unique way and is overall very chic. The formula is unique as it is a water-infused texture that dries down smoothly onto the eye, which is perfect as it prevents transfer. The colour is absolutely gorgeous as it has pink undertones with gold glitter, perfect for both a pink or gold smokey eye. To intensify the product I apply it on top of a concealer to create the perfect cut crease. I have recently got inspiration from to use it as a lipstick as she does in her ‘you‘re golden’ makeup look which you can find here! I think it looks so effortless and adds glam to any look! I absolutely adore this product and would love to pick it up in some more adventurous colours.
Last but by no means least I have Peaches&Cream pigment in the shade ‘Gatsby’. Peaches&Cream is a UK based brand that is becoming increasingly popular, being used by many makeup artists and Youtubers. As a huge fan of pigments and glitters I am always interested to find cheaper alternatives than Mac, and at £7 each you can’t go wrong with this! ‘Gatsby’ is a pale champagne gold sparkle that can be used as an eyeshadow or highlight. I tend to wear it over the base of a cut crease either alone or on top of a colour. The brand does a variety of other colours so there’s a choice for everyone and they are very good value for money.
Thank you for reading! Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products or what products you’re loving this January.