Due to April being super busy, I skipped the usual monthly favourites. However, I think it's time for another monthly favourite. When it comes to beauty products, I love to experiment..but not too wildly because my skin will have none of it. In May, I used fewer beauty products but lovely and effective ones and here are my picks..
Skincare: I have been obsessed with the Astalift Makeup Cleansing Oil which I have reviewed here already. I just love this oil because it is really light weight and it removes all my makeup effectively. Once warm water hits my skin after application, everything melts away. It's sad that the Astalift brand is closing shops in Debenhams and I really hope there is a way to purchase this again because I love it despite trying other oils which I would be reviewing soon. Still on skincare, I have been loving the Pixi Glow Tonic which has to be one of the best exfoliating toner I have ever tried and the gentlest one at that. It contains glycolic acid among other ingredients and I have seen a significant difference using this. The only snag is how difficult it is to purchase..it's always sold out which is a huge bummer!!
Finally on Skincare/Body Care, I got this nice set of Boots Extracts Almond Body Butter which came in four small travel-friendly sizes and I am so impressed. As the name implies, it reminds me strongly of butter and melts so easily into my skin while hydrating it. Honestly, I am beginning to think this Boots version may give the Body Shop's Body Butters a good run for their money. I may well try the full size but there is something about this small tub that makes me really happy and I have been reaching for it almost everyday.
Foundations and Concealer: When I heard Bobbi Brown had reformulated her stick foundation to a lighter version called the Skin Foundation; I was intrigued because I had already tried the Stick Foundation which was lovely but a little too thick due to its Shea Butter content. The new formulation is still good coverage but as light as skin. I was excited and went to a counter to try it out only for me to fall in love with the Bobbi Brown Skin Liquid Foundation instead. I asked for a sample, tried it out for a few days and I loved it but waited until there was a 10% discount. It's not very full coverage but it gives the skin such an even skin-like finish which I absolutely love and this was my go-to foundation when I traveled to Nigeria. The best thing is it also dries matte which makes it even longer lasting. Another favourite in May (and has been for many months now) is the Becca Concealer. This stuff is the business. It has two sides- medium cover and full cover and it has dual purposes for me. The medium cover half is used to highlight my brow bone and it's so good and the wear time is superb. The full cover half is one I was not using so much until I tried it one day on my blemishes and the results was amazing. It covers blemishes really well without having that cakey feeling/look.
Powders/Contour Kits- MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Dark has to be my most loved product last month. I bought this in Duty Free during my last trip to Nigeria and I have been using it almost every time I wear makeup. It gives my face the most flawless look achievable despite all the blemishes and enlarged pores I have been
That's it folks for my May favourites. Have you tried any of these products? What product was your most favourite in May? I have to say mine would have to be the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation (and Sleek Face Form)..I can't choose!! See you in my next post..x