This Week’s Most Loved… #16.

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Well, I can’t say too much has been happening within my makeup stash as of late, I’m a creature of habit sometimes and no matter what I do, I can’t shift away from those products I love! Oh woe is me. I have, however, dug out a few past favourites that I’d long forgotten. These are quite summery items I would say – very optimistic of me.

Aesop Parsley Seed Cleanser £39
If you were to accuse me of having a cleanser addiction it would be foolish of me to deny it. I like Aesop as a brand, they’re fairly pricey (but isn’t all skincare? Le sigh) but have great ethics and always work well for me. This is very gentle yet mildly exfoliates to purify the skin and buff away any impurities for a deep cleanse. It’s not at all harsh which is perfect for my (currently) blemish-prone skin – I’ve mainly been using this lately as my skin has been terrible. It’s looking back to normal again now, so I thank ye Parsley Seed cleanser. I often use this with my Clarisonic Mia for a little extra buffing time.

REN Radiance Perfection Serum £35
Just as you thought I was over my REN obsession, huh? I’ve worked this little gem in to my nightly routine as a shake up from my usual serum (Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair if you’re wondering). It’s good to change up skincare every now and again I think, my skin seems to thank me for the change. As we all know I love glowing, healthy skin and this serum aims to give your skin cycle a boost resulting in a radiant complexion. Due to having my 30th cold this winter, my skin is looking a little dull and drained so this has been lovingly applied lately.

MAC Matte £14
For some reason, I’m not sure why since we’re experiencing sub-zero temperatures up this way, my skin has been a touch on the oily side in the past week or so. My one product to combat this is the MAC Matte Gel, it’s like a primer which absorbs excess oil without cake-ing makeup. I love the idea of blotting sheets but sometimes, shoving a sheet of paper at your forehead just ain’t so glam. After applying this (I use it like a primer, which I think is the best way although you can pat it on during the day to help with shine too) my skin feels silky smooth and my foundation goes on smoother and I am shine-free, ladies.

Clarins Bronzing Duo in Medium £20.80 *
What did I tell you? I sub-consciously think it’s summer, getting all bronzed up. I’m not sure why I decided to delve in to my bronzer stash but I very much like the results. This is one of the best bronzers I’ve tried, I don’t feel the need to buy many as I find everything I need in this one from Clarins. I consists of two shades with a very slight shimmer, I simply swirl around a blush brush and gently apply it to my cheekbones. I always think I’m more of a blusher girl and then I wear this, such a love affair.

Estée Lauder Pure Colour Stay-On Shadow Paints £19 *
I’ve really fallen for these creamy eyeshadows, I find they’re really easy to work with and stay put for hours without creasing. They’re perfect on their own or as a base for powder shadows and the colour range? There’s at least one for all. Estée Lauder have just released these Shadow Paints and I’m really impressed. They’re a bit more… sticky? (for lack of a better word) than any others I’ve tried which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. They glide on to lids all day and work so well as a base. I’ll get a full review up on these asap.

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer £18.50
Despite not really getting off to a good start with this, I’ve given it some time and I now really like using it. I think the trick is, as it’s quite thick and creamy, to use a really small amount and apply it with fingers first and then lightly buff in with a brush. I use this mainly for blemishes, especially when my skin has had a tantrum. It’s a little more pricey than others I’ve tried but all in all, it’s impressed me and I find the staying power far better than others I’ve tried.

Another week, another roundup… rounded up? This feature always encourages me to delve in to my stash and use up products. What have you been using lately?

Kate

  • Sharon

    Great products love the Ren serum its amazing. Wanna try e Laura mercier concealer

  • Lovely picks! I always get all summery at the start of the year too. I love the look of the Aesop Cleanser, the packaging is just amazing, but its just so super expensive.

  • That cleanser sounds amazing! I wish I knew where to buy it in Canada. The shadow paints are quite intriguing as well 🙂

  • Annabel

    Don’t talk to me about a REN addiction, I sure as hell gots one 😉 I have been eyeing up the serum and the scrub from the radiance range for ages now, as I have the other two from it… are they worth it? Probably will end up with them in my grasp soon 😉 xo

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  • Laura

    Lovely products. I really want to try the Estee Lauder Shadow Paints (:

    xx

    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Laura

    Ooh the MAC Matte seems interesting and that Clarins Bronzer Duo looks incredible. You enabler you! x

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    Love the new layout x

  • LucyLovesToBlog

    The shadow paints sound lovely xx Lucy

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  • The Mac matte gel sounds really good and exactly what I need right now, definitely going to give that a try! x

  • Amber

    My skin has been a royal pain in the arse recently.
    I keep getting blemishes in exactly the same places, they go down but never seem to disappear! It’s only one of two but it’s driving my crazy and makes the area around the blemish all dry and flakey. Eurgh.

    I think I may have to invest in a clarisonic and some parsley seed cleanser to see if this helps. Running out of things to try when even Clarins Super Spot Remover doesn’t work!

    Amber xo
    http://www.amberrosethomas.com