This Week’s Most Loved… #52.

I always tell myself that I’m going to just choose three or four products to go in to these weekly posts but it always ends up with me trying to squeeze in a couple more, or choosing products that I had already included in last week’s post – nightmare.

I have to say this lot have been favourites of mine for longer than just this past week, but they’ve really stuck out to me lately. I’ve mentioned before my love of the Evo Mister Fantastic Texture Spray but oh my god, this stuff is seriously great for having on hand to boost and add volume to flat hair – even after going blonde, my hair is still super soft and hard to manage but a few pumps of this helps it to look thick and full. It’s definitely the best product I’ve tried for injecting thickness and life, though I’ve never really heard of the brand. Hopefully with some more support they’ll make their way in to some of the online beauty stores as they currently only sell from their website as far as I can see.
I really love spraying this in to my fringe, it helps it to look thicker and it sits better and doesn’t look limp or greasy within a few hours – a definite must have. I find my hair still looks shiny after use and it also has thermal protection (plus it’s only £13 – woop!).

Also on my ‘long time love’ list is this MAC Eyeshadow in Mulch, something I always reach for my MAC palette for when I’m heading out because it’s just so easy to blend in to the lid and smudge under the lower lashes and you’re good to go (well, not without lashings of mascara of course). I don’t usually go with shadows with warm tones but this isn’t obvious at all and doesn’t seem to make my pink complexion more pink, and I think bronze shadows really bring out blue eyes (and probably most eye colours to be honest). It’s quite a rich, smokey colour but perfect for layering up before going out.

I have three new products that I’ve been testing out this month that most certainly deserve a lot of praise. The first is the new YSL Rebel Nudes Glossy Stains, seen here in the beautiful 103, these are a new range of shades of the popular Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres, which are the glossy but very pigmented lip stains/glosses YSL do. I have to say I’m not usually a glossy girl, I find products like this a little sticky but these really are just wonderful – the colours are meant be be a bolder take on your usual nudes, which I really like the idea of. They’re still wearable but with more of a pop and they last incredibly well. I was wearing this shade here.
Another newbie comes in the form of the new Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer, these are actually out in October but of course you can already get them on Superdrug (3 for 2) which seems to stick to no ones rules but their own – good news for us. I have to say that I love Bourjois releases at the moment, they can do no wrong in my eyes! This complexion enhancing primer adds a simple but noticeable glow to the skin and lifts the face, leaving skin feeling soft and hydrated. It’s not shimmery or over the top and really results in a more refined texture to the skin, perfect for under foundation. There’s also a Matte version which I like to apply on my cheeks first as it leaves my pores looking like they don’t even exist!

Finally, my love for this L’Occitane Divine Cream simply cannot go unnoticed. This is probably more for older skin but I am addicted to it now, it really leaves my skin feeling oh so soft and really, really dewy and illuminated. I’ve been using it at night, a few times a week and I love how hydrated my skin has been feeling, it’s not at all rich and really makes a difference to my complexion after just a few uses. It’s also meant to help reduce dark spots and marks and I’m really suffering from uneven tone at the moment so here’s hoping! Will definitely be whizzing up a full review on this because it’s super lovely – one thing to note though is that a little goes a long way, so although it’s pricey I reckon you would get a little more use out of it than your average moisturiser.

What have you been loving lately?

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  • Shani

    I still haven’t tried the Mister Fantastic, but now that it’s made your list twice, I’m going to have to!

    I was wondering what color lipstick you were wearing in that photo, so I’m glad to know. I’m not usually a nudes girl, and I have a few of that line in bolder colors, but I may have to try this.

    And forever lamenting the lack of Bourjois in America! They used to sell it at Sephora; I’m so sad they stopped!

  • simplynaturale

    Ooh I love Mulch, recently I’ve been reaching for Cork non-stop! The Mister Fantastic spray sounds exactly what I need for my flat wavy hair!

    Eloise | simplynaturale

  • Anna Blush

    Ooo I really want to try the matte Bourjois primer, sounds fab and Bourjois have been really upping their game lately x

  • roshkud

    The bourjois primer sounds amazing! Can’t wait till its in stores so I can test it

    Roshni’s Journey

  • Alice Porter

    Great favourites! I love the glossy stains as well!


  • I’ve been meaning to buy a new primer so will defnitely be purchasing the Boujois one now, love these posts you always find interesting products that I would have never have discovered on my own! xx Emmi

  • amelia

    they sell EVO on a number of Australian online beauty stores (like adorebeauty i think) its a semi- big hair brand amongst hairdressers and the like in Australia… haven’t tried the texture spray though, definitely tempted from this post!

  • Katie Allen

    I love all the products you picked. I wish we could get bourjois in the US

  • Madeline Murray

    That eyeshadow looks gorgeous, great picks !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  • Maddy Cane

    The glossy stains look so beautiful, I love the colour you have! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Hannah Burrows

    I always like doing a bronzy eye as it really does make my blue eyes pop – Mulch would be the perfect shade for me! *adds to wish list* 🙂

  • Tilly Austin

    Serum is something I’ve never tried before, but I’m a huge Bourjois fan so maybe I’ll give this one a go since you’ve recommended it 🙂

    Tilly xoxo

  • Sascha Sophia Beauty

    All of this week’s products sound amazing! I’ve been looking for another moisturizer so L’Occitane Divine Cream is being added to my list! My most loved this week is a tad boring – Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer. It just gets the job done! 🙂

  • Brittany Messner

    I’ve been coveting the YSL Glossy Stains ever since Jennifer Lawrence wore the

    Coral Aquatique colour at the Hunger Games premiere. Alas, I still can’t bring myself to pay that much for a…well a lip gloss essentially!

    Would you say it’s really worth the money or is it more of a luxury product?

    xx -b.

  • Anya Cross

    I’ve still not tried a glossy stain. i love the colour of the one you have though! x

  • Meg @ PlasteringOverTheCracks

    I am SO in love with Divine cream. I bought a sample a while ago and I’m praying my massive hints for Christmas don’t go unnoticed. I can actually see the difference the next morning and it’s rare i can say that.