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It’s been so long since I last posted a favourites round up! I’ve whittled it down to five beauty-related products that I’ve been using pretty much daily throughout lockdown. I’ve got glowy primers, a revolutionary spot-disappearing product and some stunning Spring/Summer makeup bits to show you.
Glossier – The Balm Dotcom – Birthday
This lip balm has been on my wish list for the longest time, so I decided it was time to treat myself. I had never placed an order with Glossier before, but every post I see on the ‘gram raves about them. Whether you’re a Boy Brow babe or a Cloud Paint kinda gal – there’s no denying their beautiful packaging and delightfully created products.
The Birthday Balm Dotcom smells like creamy frosting. The formula is thick, but spreads nicely – leaving a subtle shimmer on your lips. On a fresh faced day, you can apply a touch to your cheekbones for a little highlight, too.
The balm stays on for hours after application, so you don’t feel the need to reapply. It feels very hydrating and nourishing, with ingredients like beeswax, lanolin and cocoa butter. I’ve got my eye on the cherry one next!
Maybelline – Cheek Heat – Nude Burn
TikTok made me buy this. I saw a user say that this was a dupe for the Glossier Cloud Paint, so naturally, I ordered both products to compare. I’ve been adding Cheek Heat* to the apples of my cheeks for weeks and love the shade and the results. I’ve always been apprehensive about blusher and prefer the barely there look, but this liquid blush is very blendable and buildable. It’s £8.99, which is slightly cheaper than the £15 Cloud Paint.
You can read my comparison of Cloud Paint, Cheek Heat and MUA liquid blushers here.
Figs and Rouge Glow Elixir
This Glow Elixir arrived in my February Glossybox and I’ve used it almost every day since. I like to apply just under a pipette of product to my whole face before I start my makeup. It’s pink with a subtle shimmer, which is great for my cool-toned skin as I find that many similar products are often aimed at warm-toned, sunkissed babes.
It works really nicely as a moisturising primer, and equally, can my dabbed onto cheekbones as a highlight after makeup application, too.
L’Oreal – Les Chocolats – Candyman
I already had two of the L’Oreal Les Chocolats matte liquid lip colours in bold red and vampy purple shades. A kind soul send me shade Candyman* from my Amazon Wish List as part of the #SpreadKindness movement on Twitter. It’s a stunning mauve shade and has the signature luxury chocolate scent prevalent in the whole range.
These liquid lip colours are long lasting and have great coverage. They’re easy to apply due to the doe foot applicator, but hard to remove as a result of their insane staying power. You’ll need an oil-based cleanser for fast removal.
Typology – Salicylic Acid Serum
Lockdown had me breaking out as a result of stress – but a strict skincare routine has helped me claw back control. I recently reviewed a selection of Typology products, which I have loved using, but this one stands out. The Salicylic Acid and Zinc treatment is one of many serums I use in my evening skincare routine, but I’ve seen clear cut results from this one. I apply one drop to every pimple that breaks out on my skin, and in the morning, it’s either completely gone or visibly reduced.