I love trying out new products from the thousands of choices the beauty industry lures us with every day. Still, I find myself reaching for the same products that I’ve been using for years because they just work . A few of them I’d like to introduce you today:
From left to right:
1. Bourjois Bronzing powder Delice de Soleil:
I like matte, non-oraney natural bronzers and Bourjois’ Delice de Soleil delivers just that. Plus it has a delicious chocolate orange smell. What’s not to love? I think this one is just as good as Guerlain Bronzing powders, just without the prize tag. The colour is perfect if you already have a slight tan.
2. L’occitane ultra Rich Lip Balm
My lips are quite sensitive and are often dry. This balm from L’occitane makes them super smooth again. It contains 10% Shea Butter and is a great base for lipstick and lipgloss. Eva Mendes is a fan too!
3. Physicians Formula Plump Potion in colour “Rose Potion”
This is a great lip plumper, it’s very hydrating on the lips, only a little bit tingly. Of course it doesn’t transform my lips into Angelina’s, but it gives a great shine. The only negative is that my hair tends to stick onto it, but the positives outweigh this one niggle.
4. Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Turquoise from Lancome
This vibrant turquoise colour is not available anymore but you can get similar ones from Estee Lauder and Dior. I often wear turquoise kajal in the waterline of my eyes, paired with brown-bronzey eyeshadow in summer.
5. Bourjois Liquid Eyeliner Liner Pinceau in brown
I like the preciseness of liquid eyeliners. Brown is not as harsh as black and really matches the eyeshadow colours I often use (grey, brown, taupe)
6. Lash Queen Mascara by Helena Rubinstein
THE best mascara ever. Makes lashes long and thick, no clumping, no crumbling. I’ve used this for years and have always searched for a substitute but no mascara comes even near! Discontinued in the UK, you can order this online.
7. Brow setting gel Estee Lauder
I simply brush over my brows in the morning with this clear gel. No more unruly brows!
8. Eucerin Dermo Cover Stick
Eucerin is a great German dermatological brand (belongs to the Nivea Beiersdorf Company). This cover stick calms irritation and covers up at the same time.
9. La Roche-Posay Unifiance Matt fluid foundation
I suffer from hyper pigmentation caused by the hormones of the pill and this non -shiny foundation is perfect to balance skin tone on my forehead. It also provides sun protection.
10. Sisley Eyes hadow in “Toffee”
In my opinion, Sisley has the best texture of eye shadows. Buttery soft and brilliant colours with pearl sheen (not nasty glitter!). Read my post on these eye shadows here.
11. Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Magic Lip & Cheek Balm
Lip and cheek balm that gives a customized, instant flush of colour. It contains pigments that react with the skin’s humidity to create a personalized hint of color to the lips and a delicate glow to the cheeks
12. Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliner
I’m sure you know Bobbi Brown’s Gel eyeliner. It comes in hundreds of colours, my favourite colour is chocolate shimmer – a black brown with red bronzey shimmer. The little pots last forever and the liner holds all day!