Judging by the photo, this post should really be named “Sorry I don’t iron my bed sheets’. Crease central!
August has been a really exciting and crazy busy month and so I haven’t been quite as experimental with products as I usually want to be. It did give me time to perfect a super quick skincare and makeup routine and rediscover some past favourites that had fallen by the wayside.
After months of using the Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer, it finally bit the dust so getting to grips with a new moisturiser was a top priority. I’ve had the Bobbi Brown Extra Bright Advanced Moisture Cream lurking in my stash for a while. Fuelled by vitamin C for a bright complexion, it reminds me of an amped up version of Origins GinZing. There are definitely cheaper options out there but I’ve been enjoying a bit of luxury in my routine.
Describing fragrances has never been a strong suit of mine but Stella McCartney EDP has been my most reached for this past month. Though rose fragrances can sometimes be a little granny-ish but something here makes it a little more youthful. It’s light enough to wear everyday but layers up well with spicier scents for evening wear.
I’ve been a little bit lax on the manicure front this month but on the rare occasions I have managed a paint job, it’s been nothing but Nails Inc Baker Street. No other nail polishes get quite as many compliments as this bold cobalt and it’s one I’ll never get sick of.
Call it the belated Kylie Jenner effect but I’ve worn MAC Lip Pencil in Soar almost everyday this month (that and Kendall’s Estee Lauder lipstick). It’s a little bit deep for my skin tone but after lining my lips, I smudge a layer over the centre and use my finger to blend it out. What’s left is the perfect mauvey-nude and a fuller looking pout.
The Internet has gone crazy for Jaclyn Hill’s collaboration with Becca Cosmetics and I have to say it doesn’t disappoint. I’ve raved about Champagne Pop here but here’s the recap. It’s a gorgeous peachy shimmer that looks beautiful lightly tapped onto the high points of the face. The shade is so versatile and I think it would suit so many skin tones so it’s definitely one to try while it’s still in stock.
With the aim of keeping things simple in the makeup department, Maybelline’s Colour Tattoo in Creamy Beige has been a must have. With a smudge over the eyelid and taken slightly under the lower lash line, it gives a subtle hint of shadow and definition that looks like you’ve been out partying all night even if you realistically went to bed at 9pm after an episode of Great British Bake Off.
All I can say is Roll on, September!
What have been your favourite products in August?