Wednesday, September 4, 2013

August Favourites





As I only made a few new purchases last month, there are only five products that have made it into my August Favourites, but each one is amazing and some are definite contenders for holy grail status.
My favourite base of the month, and possibly of all time (ooh!) is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Radiance Reveal Foundation. I've raved about this foundation here and here and the more I use it, the more I fall in love with it. It gives me the most natural-looking, smooth complexion and a beautiful lit-from-within glow without looking shiny. This is perfect for daily use or for nights out as it can built up for higher coverage. Basically, if you want your skin to look healthy and flawless, you need to try this. I've also tried the Healthy Mix Serum from the same range, which is more of a gel consistency, but the foundation just completely blows it out of the water. This is definitely the best highstreet foundation I've ever tried.
On my cheeks, I've been loving the Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment, which is a multi-use cream colour that can be applied to cheeks, lips and even eyelids (though maybe not this particular shade). Androgen is a beautiful peachy pink shade, and as it's a pigment the colour pay off is amazing - a small amount of this on a stippling brush creates a beautiful flush of colour and can be built up for a more intense look. Considering I struggled with applying cream blushes in the beginning, I'm now their number one fan and they are dominating my makup drawer.
My favourite lipstick of the month has been Mac Ravishing, a peachy coral with a creamy formula packed with shine. This is a beautiful lipstick that looks great with pretty much any makeup look. The lasting power isn't amazing, as with most of the cremesheen formulas from Mac, but I'm never one to complain about pulling that sleek black bullet out of my handbag to reapply!
In terms of skincare, I've been loving using the Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer as my day cream. This moisturizer contains panax ginzing and coffee beans to really wake up the complexion and works really well with the Healthy Mix Foundation to make skin look revitalised and luminous. My favourite thing about this cream, though, is the gorgeous orange scent which is one of my favourite ever smells. 
Now my final favourite product of the month only made the cut in the last few days of August. For the last three weeks, I've been having a nasty breakout on my chin (mm, sexy I know). No matter how long I waited, it just wouldn't clear up, until I started using the La Roche Posay Serozinc morning and night and my breakout cleared up considerably within a couple of days! This is a zinc sulphate solution spray-on toner which cleanses and soothes the skin, helping to prevent and heal breakouts. This has made a massive difference to my skin after only a few days and I think this toner will be a staple in my routine for months to come.

What was your favourite product in August?

Holly xo

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20 comments :

  1. I have the older Bourjois Healhty Mix Foundation (now discontiued) and LOVE it, can't wait to try out the newer one when it runs out. Gorgeous blush ♥

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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    1. It's definitely worth trying out Stevie! Easily the best highstreet foundation I've ever tried :) xxx

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  2. Ravishing looks amazing! I love the Bourjois Radiance Revealed foundation! It's my go-to everyday foundation! x

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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    1. Me too! I've had to stop myself from using it for a while so I can use up some of my not-as-good foundations as I have a drawer full of them! Ha xx

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  3. I need to try that Bourjous foundation! Everybody is saying that it is amazing.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

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  4. I just started using the La Roche Posay products (I read a review of one of the products on someones blog and the results were amazing I decided to start my own blog haha).

    Do you have any other La Rohche Posay products? I have the unclogging serum and the targeted breakout corrector and just wondering if I should maybe use the one you have here as well, or will it be too much?

    Thanks

    Fadeelah
    www.fadeelah.co.uk

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    1. Hi Fadeelah, the only other La Roche Posay product I have is the effaclar duo, which I use as a serum before my moisturiser sometimes. The serozinc that I mentioned in this post is a toner which would be used before your serum or corrector in your routine so I don't see why it would be too much :) If you find that this brand works well for your skin then I don't see why adding more products from their range would do you any harm :)
      xxx

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  5. Nice post I was thinking of trying the same mac lipstick :) the illamasqua pigment looks amazing too
    Meg xx (new follower)

    peachpips.blogspot.com

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    1. It's one of my most used lipsticks, I had it on today actually ha. Thanks for following Meghan :) xxx

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  6. I really like the colour of the mac lipstick, so pretty :) I really like your photos too, very neat hahaa!

    Now following! <3

    http://mintsunday.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Amelia :) I've just started taking them this was as I wanted them to look cleaner and prettier so I'm glad you like it!
      Thanks for following :) xxx

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  7. I want the la roche posay thing it looks so so good!

    chloebeautyy.blogspot.com

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    1. It's definitely made a difference to my skin! xx

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  8. Hello dear,
    would you like to support each other's blogs via facebook and bloglovin? Or maybe you would like me to write a guest post at your blog? It is really sweet, congrats!

    Best wishes,
    Gabriella
    http://gabriellawolf.blogspot.com/

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  9. Great favourites list. I love La Roche-Posay products! :)

    I love your blog. Started following on GFC and bloglovin.
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog, would love it if you had a look ;) xx

    http://glamourtricks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/pink-giveaway.html

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  10. MMy fav product in August is Lipgoss from MaxFactor ;)

    Look at my blog <3

    Greetings .

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  11. great post! you've got a beautiful blog!
    would you love to follow each other? :)
    let me know on my blog!
    xoxo
    Cecilia
    http://smilesavenue.blogspot.it/

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  12. Arrrggg I really want to try the La Roche Posay spray, I wish it was easier to get hold of! I recently picked up the Origins moisturiser for my mum but I might have to ask to borrow it haha ;-)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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