Yet again, this month – I don’t actually know which month I’m referring to by the way – has been a complete failure for posts. I just haven’t been able to get myself around to posting. I’m not exactly sure why. Regardless, I’ve got some products that I loved throughout May to share:
I couldn’t write a favourites post without including a product from last month’s post, to be completely honest. I’m still in this state of obsession with the Shea Moisture Mongogo & Hempseed Oils High Porosity Moisture Seal Masque ($17.15) that I was in throughout April. I’m still very impressed because of how nourishing yet lightweight the masque is, especially without being exorbitantly expensive. I’m pleased to report that I have gotten used to the very fragrant floral scent. After using the accompanying Shea Moisture Mongogo & Hempseed Oils High Porosity Moisture Seal Shampoo ($15) for another month, I’m confident enough to say that it is deserving of almost the same praise. Without being formulated without any silicones (or harsh cleansers for that matter) it imparts impressive moisture and slip whilst removing residue and the like. I’m yet another one to join the Shea Moisture shampoo loving bandwagon. It hydrates and is impossibly gentle, which I love, all whilst not weighing down my finer strands in the slightest.
Being incredibly lazy in terms of removing my makeup and washing my face at night, I gravitated towards using makeup wipes in May. I tried out the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths ($11-12) and used them on a frequent basis, enjoying how gentle and soothing they were whilst removing makeup well. They are among the gentlest wipes that I’ve tried and impressed me, even with my beyond sensitive skin.
Fairly late in May, I had quite the drugstore beauty spree with one of my closest friends, and one of the results was the much-anticipated Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm ($17). It was a rather late acquisition to be included in a favourites post to be honest but the thick balmy potted balm was good enough to make the cut regardless. It’s soothing and nourishing, remaining on the lips all night and providing nourishment to the lips that lasts after it wears off. I’m partial to the matte finish that it leaves for under lipsticks.
When I got into the routine of wearing more face products on a daily basis, I became committed to using MAC Fix Plus ($26) to get rid of that makeup-y appearance and give my skin a luminous glow. It’s not exactly a novel product, but I will admit that the glycerin-based spray does what it intends to do and is hydrating – especially in comparison to the alcohol-based offerings.
Always eager to find the latest and greatest product to camouflage and brighten my dark undereyes, I’ve been trialling the Becca Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector in Peach ($34) – with success. It’s not a daily product for me, I’m afraid, but it’s a great additional product underneath concealer to counteract the natural darkness that I have. The issue that I have with the corrector is that it is so pigmented that it requires a product applied over the top to hide the orange cast. However, it blends like a dream and supports the seamless application of a product on top.
My greatest two discoveries of May were colour products. The first of which was the fairly recently released Physician’s Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer in Bronzer ($19.99) that I reviewed last month here. I’ll keep my ravings to a minimum as I did enough of that in the review but I must say that I have adored the neutral brown bronzer tone and the easily blended texture of the bronzer to add some shape and a golden glow to my skin. One of the product’s assets is that it requires almost no work to look nice. My other love that I have yet to mention is the MAC Versicolour Stain in Can’t Stop Won’t Stop ($28), an expensive but lovely balmy and glossy new-generation stain. It does not have the high colour intensity of a matte liquid lipstick or anything but the formula remains balmy and comfortable, whilst providing a lasting even stain on the lips hours after the product has faded. The medium peach (with a tinge of coral shade) is a great everyday one for me, adding some brightness without much effort or upkeep.
Any favourites to share?