Five Favorite Beauty Buys: June 2018 (part two)
Bronzer: Urban Decay Beached bronzer
Limited edition packaging always excites me because they’re products that you can never purchase again. Bronzers are something that I can’t live without (I pretty much use it instead of blush). I’ve been using the one from Urban Decay’s beached collection in the bronzed shade – which is a lovely natural shade with no shimmer (so you can use it for light contouring too). Getting the right shade of bronze – not too orange, and not too muddy isn’t the easiest but Urban Decay nails it with this range.
Illuminator: Becca Shimmering skin perfector liquid in Gold Pop
Becca’s liquid highlighter was the first one I ever used and is still one of the best on the market. The Gold Pop (which is called Prosecco Pop in other cities) is a warm gold shade and works well on tanned skin. I love the product, because even though it’s quite pigmented – as much as you apply, you still get that natural, dewy and effortless glow. I like using it during the daytime lightly, as well as night-time as my base highlighter.
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Base: Lancer Dani Glowing Skin Perfector
I have a newfound love for base perfectors at the moment – not primers, but products that blur pores and give you a glow, which you can use alone, underneath a tinted moisturizer or foundation. I love Dr Lancer’s products (the Lime peel is a product I can’t live without), so I had to try this out. Quite light, the product brightens and perfects the skin – perfect to give you that dewy, glowy skin without making your skin oily.
Hair: Aveda Shampure thermal dry conditioner
I use very limited hair products, and never thought a dry conditioner would be something I’d want to use. I recently tried this one from Aveda – which won me over right over because of how weightless it is and how good it smelt (it has 25 pure flower and plant essences like organic lavender and ylang ylang. It also conditions and hydrates the hair right away, thanks to it’s blend of organic jojoba and sunflower oils.
Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Lip cheat in Iconic nude
I love anything and everything Charlotte Tilbury launches. I’ve always stocked up on the pillow talk shade from her Lip cheat lipliners, but I recently discovered and started using the Iconic nude shade, and I love it. More brown than the pillow talk shade, it truly is the perfect beige nude shade. It doesn’t dry up the lips, glides on perfectly and lasts all day.