A quick pictorial round up of my empties from last month and mini reviews on the standouts!
Quite a few excellent products this month and some definite repurchases!
Before we get into the standouts a couple of comments on other bits. MAC Cosmo fell foul to the heat of Dubai and snapped-it's a great neutral for the office and you can see it in action here. I cant believe I didn't review the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light but my thoughts are: poor colour range (the lightest shade is a shade too dark for me but ok with some serious blending), applies best with fingers, a brush swallows up too much product, great coverage for a 'light' foundation but has a tendency to feel quite tacky on the skin. Compact size and plastic tube makes it great for travelling. Looks better and better throughout the day.
L'Oreal Absolute Make Up Remover-eye and lip
A brilliant little bi-phase eye make up remover that removes heavy eye make up simply and efficiently without being too greasy and something I will definitely stock up on in the UK. However the packaging has one major design fault in that when you try and dispense the liquid onto a cotton pad it literally goes everywhere and it wastes quite a lot. I tried everything to control it but it was virtually impossible. Apart from that, fab little product!
Illamasqua cream blusher in Zygomatic
I loved this cream blush from Illamasqua. It has quite a dewy finish and you need to leave it to dry that extra minute if you're going to powder over the top. Brilliant applied with fingers or a stippling brush, it doesn't mess up your foundation underneath and gives cheeks a super healthy glow. Probably best avoided if you have super oily skin but this will be a godsend for dry cheeked gals!
I convinced Sarah from andbeautyorsomething to go out and buy this! Zygomatic is described as a 'naked pink brown' which is pretty much spot on and brilliant on pale skin tones. It just gives me skin a little something extra.
Clarins Lotus Face Oil
Holy Grail. Fantastic for oily or problematic skin, I absolutely adore this heady oil-it really did wonders for my skin. You can read a full review here-and then go out and immediately purchase!
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro Powder
I totally fell for this powder despite the fact (a) you need to remortgage to buy it and (b) I almost cried when I hit pan which happened way too quickly. It's a miracle powder, it literally mattifies and blurs imperfections with one swish of a brush. Find my full review here. The packaging was divine as well. One of Charlottes best products.
Pai Skincare Camelia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
Featured on my blog just yesterday, this cream cleanser is a real treat for the skin. It's super effective at removing make up and your skin feels soft, supple and nourished afterwards. I almost didn't need to use a second cleanser because I knew that this had done the job and my skin was clean after using it. A definite staple.
Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip
Finally another brilliant cleanser and definitely one that lives up to the hype around it! I love this light, gel based cocktail of vitamins, minerals and essential oils. For me this is the perfect 'morning cleanse'-French Green Clay draws out any impurities while Vitamin C stimulates collagen production for a plumper, healthier complexion. Black Pepper promotes circulation, Sandalwood combats areas of sensitivity, Jasmine soothes & restores while Frankincense encourages healthy cell growth for firmer, porcelain-smooth skin. Yes it's hyped, yes it's expensive but I think it's totally worth it!