Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New in June: Makeup + Beauty

This is a new style post I've never really given a go before. It's kind of like a haul - Kind of like a monthly favourites. I've got a round-up of all the beauty products I purchased this month! I've had them all long enough to have a short opinion on them, and I'm excited to tell you what I think, how I feel, what looks good, and what I should have skipped. Let's get right to it!

The Elf Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter ($4.00 @ Target). I purchased this as a trial replacement for my Rimmel Wake up Under eye concealer. I've given it a go a few times and unfortunatly I'm not impressed. The colour choice was too light for my skin (I chose light). I also  find the product just kind of dissapears and doesn't do anything for my eye area at all besides leaving it a bit damp looking, I don't really want damp looking under eyes.

Sonia Kashuk Blush/bronzer duo in Glow ($12.99 @ Target). The colours in this duo are are shimmery, bright, and gorgeous! On the skin, the bronzer is lovely, and not too sparkly at all. The blush tint is beautiful and ultra-flattering. Together they truly give the skin a lovely glow. I'm very impressed by both the products in this compact. I still need to get used to using them though; I find it difficult to only pick up the bronzer on my bronzer brush and vice versa without being patchy on my application. But I'm getting the hang of it! Another bonus of Sonia Kashuk products is they do not use animal testing - always great to hear, and something I've been paying more and more attention to in the past few months.

Revlon Brow Fantasy in Brunette ( $8.99 @ Target) This was another purchase to replace an empty product, this time my Maybelline brow pencil. I reallly like this gel - pencil duo. I had never used a tinted brow gel before  this and I'm a fan. I'm the kind of girl who has multiple, multiple steps to filling her brows: comb, Pencil, brush, gel/wax, comb. So have two steps in one is awesome. The pencil itself is really nothing special - the colour is a good match for me. I feel like I will run through it quickly though, it's not a very long pencil, curse my large eyebrows! Together the pencil and gel are a great and convenient combination.

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil ($16) the second cleansing oil I've ever given a go. I use this as my very first step in washing and cleansing my face before bed. It removes so much of my makeup including mascara! It makes washing my face in the evenings so much easier.  I do not need to use a makeup remover with this product. After cleansing my face with the camomile oil, I wash it off with water and follow up with my regular face wash then moisturize. My face is left feelin' so clean, its wonderful.

The Body Shop Mattifying Seaweed Day and Night creams ($8.50-$20.00) The Day Cream is a moisturizer I use regularly, but the night cream was a first time purchase. I really enjoy both of them. The night cream is actually an oil-free gel. Both products absorb very well into the face, leaving no greasy residue behind and don't feel heavy at all. I'm a big fan. The sales girl recommended this line when I told her I was looking for a clarifying moisturizer that would even out my skin tone and work well with my combination skin.

Lush Ambrosia Shaving Cream ($9.95-$19.95) On a birthday gift shop for my sister, of course I ended up with something for myself. As someone with very dry, very itchy, very razor-burn-prose skin, I saw this and gave the small bottle a go. It's made with camomile, oat milk, honey, and linseed oil. The bottle basically described my leg shaving dilemmas perfectly so I couldn't say no. It's been amazing. You hardly need any, about a quarter-sized amount on each leg and your good to go. I rise my legs after I've finished and pat them dry and I get on with my day. I'm very glad to have stumbled upon this little bottle.

What were your best (or worst) purchases of June? Are any of these products faves of yours?

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