It has been a while since I talked about any 'favourite products', but I hadn't really stumbled on any that I thought were all that wonderful, but lately I have had a bit of a splurge, and spending the extra £££'s has got me some great products that are worth talking about, and I also found a couple of amazing budget buys too.
1. Diorskin Forever Foundation - £29.50 Debenhams
This is my favourite product from the bunch, but it is also the most expensive. I have a nightmare with foundations. I must have a whole drawer full to the brim of foundations that just don't work on my skin. I have the most ridiculously oily face, and everything usually melts within an hour of application. A little goes a long way with this silky soft foundation, it melts into your skin and gives a demi-matte finish (matte - but not unnaturally so). Stays in place all day, and by far the most gorgeous foundation I have ever owned. If you want to try it - Vogue Magazine November edition has a little sample! I got 3 uses out of it and then just had to buy the full size.
|Left to Right - Lacura Conceler Pen |
and Diorskin Forever Foundation
2. Elizabeth Arden Intervene Moisturising Lotion - £31.00 House of Fraser
Another purchase that cost a little (lot) more than I would like, but with my skin being a total greasy nightmare lately, I thought it was time to get a better moisturiser - this one being oil free, seemed worth a try. It hydrates the skin just enough for me, and leaves it baby soft. No residue, no tacky feel. An excellent product for any mid 20's skin type, so if you are confused by all the moisturisers on the market, this is a good way to go. I was however, rather disappointed by the packaging - glass bottle, no pump, so it is a total pain to get it out of the bottle, and ends up wasting product when it does come out. All very well having pretty, posh looking packaging, but functionality and no wastage is more important to me.
3. Revlon Facets of Fuchsia Nail Enamel - £6.99 Superdrug
I know there are countless reviews of this enamel around since it was launched, many comparing it to Deborah Lippmann's Bad Romance, and yes - it is almost identical, however, it is less than half the price. Anyway, aside from that - I just LOVE it. It is like an expensive evening gown with beautiful jewellery to match - but on your nails! Catches the light beautifully, not overly 'disco' sparkly, and wears well (Revlon always deliver on the wear of thier polishes), on top of that - it is totally on trend with it's deep gemstone shade, so well worth buying in my opinion. If you want to read a good review of this polish, check out Make Up Savvy, Fee knows a good polish when she sees one, and her review is great.
4. Lacura Concealer Pen - £3.59 Aldi
YSL Touche Eclat - MOVE OVER!! That is all.
5. Simple Oil Balancing Exfoliating Wash - £3.99 Boots
Another 'battle of the grease' purchase, which actually seems to do what it promises, delivering clean, fresh and mattified skin whilst being totally gentle, non-irritating and not at all drying. With my skin, I very rarely get blemishes, so the Clearasil type products are too harsh for me. I am usually a fan of Dermalogica face washes (Special Cleansing Gel or Dermal Clay Cleanser) but with the two expensive products already listed - my bank balance was in favour of finding a cheaper alternative, and this seems to be a good choice.
Love Edie xx