Beauty: August Beauty Favourites ft Kiehls, Iconic London, Bare Minerals, L'Oreal, Benefit and Nars

Thursday, September 07, 2017

I really genuinely can’t believe that August is over, in fact that we’re a week into September! I don’t know where this year is going. However, I always have time to try out new beauty products so I love rounding up the month with a favourites post. This month’s favourites include some old faves and some new ones so hopefully this post will help you discover something new. 
If you’re up to date with my latest blog posts, or that you follow me on Instagram you will know that I’ve got a bit of an obsession with Kiehls products. I have found that their products have helped save my skin. I used to have super dry skin and now it feels plump, radiant and even my boyfriend’s friends have commented on how ‘good’ my skin looks. So that must mean that it’s working right?

Onto the cleansing oil, this oil is incredible and helps remove my make up so easily. I use 2 pumps of this every evening on my skin to remove my makeup and I find that this cleansing oil removes even the most difficult mascaras, which makes me love this oil even more.

Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado - £34*
If you’re like me and you suffer from puffy, dark under eyes then this is the product for you. This eye cream from Kiehls is formulated with avocado, which helps to gently moisture your delicate eye area. I use this after applying my midnight recovery concentrate to make sure my eyes are less puffy, more radiant and to look more awake as well.  
MakeupDrop Silicone Sponge - £14 from Boots
A newer edition in my makeup collection, this sponge turned up in the
post one day and now I adore using this. At first I didn’t really understand this silicone sponge trend online but now I love it. I find that this sponge is amazing with cream products. I love using this to blend in illuminators, hydrating creams and sometimes to apply liquid concealer. 

I always feel slightly uneasy when I receive anything foundation/base wise in the post but this shade of the new BareMinerals Bare Pro Performance Foundation is my PERFECT shade. I have been a huge fan of the Clarins Everlasting Foundation for a long time now so it was great to be able to trial out something new. 

This is a completely new foundation to BareMinerals and is available in over 30 shades, the dream right? At the moment this is the only foundation I reach for and I find that this is super easy to apply, it’s buildable and it also lasts all day on my skin, even when I forget to use a powder/makeup setting spray.

As you can see from the photo above, I LOVE this concealer. This is a pretty recent release from Benefit and I remember picking up this airbrush concealer in shade medium (no.2). I found that the texture of this is like a soufflĂ©, it’s very whipped and it blends onto my skin like a dream. I use this to conceal under my nose but also under my eyes and it leaves my skin looks hydrated and hides my dark eye circles like a dream!

I never used to be a fan of concealers in a solid form but I absolutely adore this NARS concealer. This concealer is great if you want to achieve a quite natural look as it blurs imperfections, conceals blemishes and is made of an oil free formula so it glides on like a dream. I really enjoy using this to cover any surprise spots or to add structure to my eyebrows and define my brows once I’ve filled them in. I’ve used this constantly for about 3 months now and it still looks like I’ve barely used any of it!

This nail polish has been in my favourites before a few months ago and I am still VERY obsessed with it. I think this is the perfect nude shade, which also is slightly peach in the colour too. I really like using Essie polishes as I find that they last the longest on my nails. I find with these polishes that I only need to re-do my nails about once a week (sometimes they last a little longer!)
Iconic London Illuminator in Original - £32.99 from Cult Beauty

I remember coming across the brand Iconic London on Instagram and not thinking that their products were real as I didn’t understand how a highlighter could look THAT good. Until the day I splurged and picked one up on an offer about Christmas time. I didn’t use this straight away surprisingly (no idea why) but it’s been a gradual favourite of mine these past few months. The smallest amount of this highlighter goes a long way and I find that on days where I don’t wear much make up this highlighter/illuminator gives my skin the perfect natural glow.

This illuminator from NARS has been a favourite of mine for a long time, as you can see from the photo this illuminator is well loved! I love using this mixed in with my foundation to create a more dewy look. I also love using this as a highlighter on my cheekbones and blending this in with a beauty blender as well.
L'Oreal Paris Brow Pomade in Brunette - £9.99
Lastly, to end this month’s beauty favourites it’s time to show some brow product love. I love to take care of my brows by getting them tinted/threaded and I really like finding out new brow products and when this pomade came out from L'oreal I knew I had to own it. I find this pomade perfect for creating a ‘natural’ brow as sometimes with my ABH pomade it looks a little too ‘Scouse brow’ for my liking.

What do you think of this month’s favourites? Have you tried out any of these products? Do you have any product recommendations?


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Carolina said...

That Khiel's eye cream is my favorite! After seeing you raving about the NARS Copacabana highlighter I really want to buy it xx

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Class and Glitter said...

The new Bare Minerals foundation sounds incredible and the range of shades is insane! xx

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