June 2015 Favourites

My apologies for the most belated favourites post that I’ve ever done but I’ve been busy and exhausted with a new job, so this later date is going to have to do. I’m pleased to report that while this is a smaller edit of product favourites (and hopefully a less lengthy post), I’ve been loving these beauty products dearly and borderline obsessively throughout June. Aaaand I will have another post up in the next few days detailing my more random favourites because they did really add up this time around…

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Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter ($35)

Throughout June, my dry and irritated skin was loving this gentle and indulgence fragrance-free treat. Although there is nothing miraculous in the formula, – not that it would have an impact if there was considering the jar packaging – I have been enjoying this slightly pricier rich cream because a little goes a long way and it instantly soothes even more severe dry eczema patches without any sort of burning or stinging sensation.

L’Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter in 860 Fair/Clair ($15)

I’ve been reaching for this light-coverage concealer-highlighter-hybrid on a daily basis, either over the top of a more intensive correcting concealer (when my dark circles were severe enough that I knew that this pale pink formula was not going to provide enough help) or on its own when I was just looking for some brightness. I adore how light and weightless the formula is and how undetectable it is on the skin but I don’t love how alcohol-laden the formula is – and I’m not sure how I feel about the colour match, as it seems a bit too pale for any sort of coverage at the moment. However, it was a nice one for adding instant brightness in a few seconds.

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Powder Duo in 01-Clair Brunettes ($60)

Throughout June, my obsessive love for this limited edition bronzer did not wane in the slightest. Unless I was reaching the next product for a more contoured look – rather than a healthy glow – I’ve happily been swirling this gorgeous bronzing powder on my cheeks, forehead and jawline. With a kabuki brush, I find that it adds the perfect amount of warmth and a non-shimmery healthy glow to the skin with minimal effort and time involved – and I love that you can use the sliver of peach as a blush. It’s just so smooth and finely milled. I promise I will actually get onto doing a full-fledged review of this – honestly.

MAC Matte Powder Blush in Blunt ($21/$26)

On days that I’ve wanted a sculpted look rather than a bronzed glow, I’ve been reaching for my newly acquired neutral brown contouring powder. It’s not actually cool toned but it isn’t warm either so it can help to sculpt but it does not leave any sort of grey cast – and it’s so pigmented that I have to be careful but because of this, it would suit a wide variety of skin tones. I like to concentrate it in the hollows of my cheeks with the Real Techniques Contour Brush before dusting the excess along my temples to achieve a subtle sculpted effect that doesn’t read too over the top in everyday life.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Milan Moment ($15)

I wasn’t gravitating towards or particularly enjoying any sort of high maintenance lip product throughout June, but I did adore this staining but nourishing non-sticky balmy product. I love the semi-sheer tangerine tint that it leaves on my lips even after I’ve drank coffee and the like – and more than that, I love how it stains effectively but still leaves that balmy hydrating texture. There’s something so indulgent about this hydrating and lightweight formula that actually fades in a gradual subtle way that does not require any maintenance or thought.

What were you loving in June?
Maggie, x.

 

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