Five Favorite Beauty Buys - December 2014

December 26

Foundation: Bobbi Brown foundation stick
I’m not a fan of cream foundations but the Bobbi Brown foundation stick is one of my all time favourite foundations. Hydrating, blends well and stays on all day. Buildable with high coverage – it’s also water and sweat resistant. I love that I forget that I have foundation, because it really makes your skin feel good.

Concealer: Amazing Cosmetics Concealer
I’ve been hearing about this concealer for some time now, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. With quite a celebrity following, I could see why this concealer is loved. Full coverage and high pigmented, the formula is water proof and very creamy yet blends well if you choose your correct shade. It really does cover everything from dark circles, zits to redness. PS use very little, as very little product goes a long way.

Hand Cream: Hand Chemistry Extreme hydration concentrate
I never thought I’d rave on hand creams before I met this one… Perfect if you live in cold weather conditions but if not, this is definitely still a beauty buy worth purchasing. F eels amazing on the skin being a light gel primer feel, smells so good and contains five hydration active technologies from marine to plant sources to give you deep moisture and help with anti-aging.

Blow dry spray: Redken pillow proof express primer
You know something’s good when an expert recommends it. A few hairdressers have recommended this so I decided to get my hands on one. A hair primer that protects against the heat (the Microflex stylane creates a thermal blanket) as well as quickens a blow dry.

Skincare: Ren 3-in-1 cleansing water
Love a good cleansing water or as some might call ‘Beauty Water’. This award winning one by REN skincare is detergent free, works on all skin types and is a 3 in one – cleanser, make up remover and toner all in one. The magic water is gentle enough (includes bio extracts) to also work on the eye area.
Available at Harvey Nichols and Life pharmacy