As I said in my last post, I’m a creature of habit when it comes to beauty, and I’ll rarely head outside of my trusted few favourites to try something new. However, every now and again, something will slip into my stash and I’ll wonder how I lived without it – step forward, today’s products of choice…
Mascara is one of the key points of my look, and oddly, it’s one of the only products that I’m not particularly loyal to. I’m yet to find the perfect mascara, so in the meantime, I’m more than happy to experiment. After flirting with a Bourjois number, I was searching for something new, when I found this blog on lashes by the fabulous Dolly Alderton. Within a few sentences, she’d piqued my interest enough to read on about her holy grail mascara, and twenty minutes later, I was sniffing it out in Boots on my lunch break. L’Oreal’s Lash Architect is AMAZING if you love thick, fluttery, 60s it-girl lashes – it smothers them and leaves you feeling like a supermodel within a few quick strokes. Amazing. I don’t know the meaning of moderation when it comes to mascara so I find three coats is perfect for ridiculous lashes – just the way I like them.
To go along with the huge 60s lashes, I have been hunting down the perfect nude lipstick – I’ve written about it before but it couldn’t be left out of this post. Revlon’s Nude Attitude lipstick is creamy, sexy, retro cool in a tube! It’s the first nude lipstick I’ve ever found that isn’t chalky or patchy; it swipes on easily and is a creamy matte that moisturises and stays put – perfect for the glamorous Bardot look.
I’ve always worn pink blushers, preferring a rosy glow and not really daring to try anything else. However, watching one too many Lisa Eldridge videos led to me wondering whether I should branch out and try something a little different – experimenting with peachy blushers for a less girly vibe. I decided to try Revlon’s Photoready Cream Blush in Pinched; it’s a soft, warm peach tone with a subtle shimmer for a sexy, barely-there flush of colour. It’s perfect for creating a fresh-faced look or acting as the accompaniment to warm up a cool 1960s makeup look – I’ve been using it even more than my regular pink blushers! The Photoready blush is just perfect, either smudged in with fingers or blended with a stippling brush, it creates a soft glow and a gentle blush that looks lovely. I’m converted!
Finally, something for my hair. It took me a bit of convincing to try hair oils a couple of years ago, but once I dabbled, there was no looking back. I swiftly upgraded my Schwarzkopf oil to the pricey-but-totally-fabulous Moroccan Oil, but when that ran out late last year, I couldn’t justify the £30 price tag for a replacement. I was searching for alternatives before remembering what I loved when it was used in the salon a while back – L’Oreal’s Mythic Oil. This cheaper alternative to Moroccan Oil smells gorgeous and works beautifully to keep my hair looking smooth and soft, whilst making it easy to tame and look after. The price is much friendlier on the bank balance but is just as effective as the more expensive alternative, making it ideal for me and my beauty regime!
Which products have you fallen for recently?