Since I have been gone for so long, I thought the best way to start back is to mention some of the things I have been loving while I was gone!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette:
Whenever there is make up on my face, this saviour is there. These make such a gorgeous setting powder if used lightly, and a subtle but beautiful highlighter of used a little heavier. I usually use a big fluffy brush over all three and set any base I have on. There is so much hype around this, but I’m totally on the bandwagon for this. Currently AU$87 at Mecca Cosmetica.
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference BB Cream:
I bought this 100% on a whim after the sales lady using it on me one day. And because I had so many tinted moisturisers and BB creams, this got pushed to the back for a while. When I was packing for my move I decluttered my makeup collection I decided to give it another go, and realised why I bought it in the first place. It has decent coverage for a BB cream and doesn’t leave my skin flaking (and looks great under the aforementioned powder). But beware. It does have a pretty strong scent, and it does tend to linger. However it doesn’t seem to irritate me, and my skin is relatively sensitive. Currently AU$40 at Adore Beauty.
Benefit Fake Up:
I will put it out there and say I thought this was WAY overhyped when it came out that I thought I’d wasted my money big time. I was used to much more liquid-y concealers and couldn’t get this to work. But after using up my go to concealer, I’d promised that I would make myself use the ones I had. So I ended up trying this the same way I applied other concealers: with a small duo fibre blending brush. Well, did the heavens open up and angels sing. It spread the perfect amount without getting cakey. And it really does make me look more awake 😉 Currently AU$38.50 at Adore Beauty.
Alpha H Micro Cleanse:
Just everything about this exfoliator makes me happy. It’s got AHA’s for chemical exfoliation, and rice bran for a small amount or physical exfoliation. This gets rid of my flakes so well, without leaving me feel *too* dry. I’m so glad I bought this in a 2 for 1 deal at Adore Beauty, because I’m not without as I use up the first tube! (And if you were interested Adore, actually have the same deal going on RIGHT NOW! Get on it!
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque*:
This arrived in my mail box not long after I had moved in, and right after I had been searching for a new mask to combat all the stresses of moving. And at first, I was a little dubious, as I always consider clay masks to be stripping, and not really injecting any moisture in. But along with the Amazonian clay, this mask has oatmeal and aloe vera, which inject so much moisture into your newly cleared pores. I’ve used this 4 or 5 times now and I’m still probably only about 1/3 of the way through the tub, so it’s value for money in my books. Currently AU$36 from Kiehl’s AU
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