Monday, 3 August 2015

July Favourites

It's been a while since I done a favourites post but I have been using some amazing products which I really wanted to bring to your attention if you haven't seen them already! The majority of these products are summer essentials that have really made a difference for me!

  • MAC Strobe Cream £24.50 for 50ml
I got a sample of this cream whilst I was on holiday after the recent emphasis on strobing, this is a lovely lightweight cream that can be mixed into foundation to create a nice dewy look, used alone to give a subtle glow to the skin or you can use it as I do - I like to take a little bit and pat it onto the cheekbones to emphasise and highlight them. This product is quite pricy but I would definitely say a little goes a long way with this. 

  • Green People Scent Free Sun Lotion £5 for 30ml 
After having two encounters with nasty sunburn, I realised I really needed something to protect my skin from the sun. I received this product in my July Pink Parcel and I love it! It's non-greasy so it doesn't make my skin feel icky or oily. In addition to this it's 78% organic so I feel reassured that I am not putting any harsh chemicals on my skin.

  • Dove Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion £3 for 250ml 
This is a great product for those of you who want a summer glow but don't actually want to go out in the sun. With a gradual tanner, this product does not make for an overly fake tan and its lotion is very hydrating so this is perfect for when you come out of the shower. I haven't experienced any streaking with this either. 

  • MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ £17 for 100ml
A must-have for those with dry skin. This refreshing mist provides hydration in these hot summer months where your skin starts to feel sweaty. I like to apply this before I put on my makeup as it tends to stick well with my foundation. It can also be applied after putting on all of your makeup to add a finishing touch.

  • MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in 'Kooky' £3
When it comes to lip shades I have an obsession for dark colours in particular purples despite it being summer. The great thing about these Lip Lacquers is that they are cheap, well pigmented and long lasting. I will definitely be doing a further in-depth review on this product and the rest of the range!

  • Zoeva 227 Luxe Soft Definer Brush £6.95
All I can say is this brush blends like a dream, it's perfect for blending out those transition/crease colours. Zoeva is one of those brands that remains affordable yet definitely supplies in quality. If your just starting out in makeup or can't afford to buy expensive makeup brushes then Zoeva is surely the way to go. I've also heard this is comparable to the MAC 217 brush.

Thank you for reading! I would love to know what you loved in the month of July and whether you discovered/rediscovered any amazing products! Let me know if any of these products are also one of your favourites! Have a lovely day!

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