This month I have a handful of beauty products that I simply can't be without! Im excited to share with you my October beauty favourites - hopefully you will see something here that you would like to give a go! What a month it has been - the Christening of Prince George for one (how adorable did he look?!) and I have also celebrated a few birthdays, including my mans 23rd birthday and I'm also now back at university for my finial year (eeeeeep!). I have had a pretty busy month to be honest! What have you guys been up to this October?
I bought this a while back during the summer and I must say I love this stuff! This month in particular this quick fix face mask, has been perfect for me. I have been super busy and when my skin needs a good deep clean I have picked this up every time. This mask contains Salicylic acid which has been proven to help unclog congested skin, it also contains oil-absorbing dead sea mud, rich in all things good for you skin. I have been applying this twice a week, five minutes before having a shower. I love the fact the formula feels light which is great for a clay mask, it also isn't tightening on my skin and once I have washed it off, it leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. I have noticed that if I have any blemishes that won't budge this really helps to speed things up. This is my go to face mask, I highly recommend you grab this whilst Boots have 1/3 of Superfacialist skincare!
This concealer without a doubt has to be my #1 high street concealer! Firstly there isn't much to say on the packaging, expect mine is a little grubby and the writing has rubbed off, but the product itself is easy to blend, leaves my under eye area brighter, whilst concealing dark circles perfectly. What I also love about this concealer is that it isn't drying or cakey - which is great as I have very dry skin. If I do get the odd blemishes this concealer covers them well and if necessary the coverage is buildable. The colour match is perfect too and it doesn't crease under the eyes unless I use too much product. Overall this concealer from Maybelline is hands down a great product at an affordable price! I haven't used another concealer expect this one during October!
Now this little beauty blender is a new found love of mine! It has worked perfectly with my Maybelline concealer and Giorgio Armani Foundation. To read a full review on this product click here.
I have worn eyeshadow pretty much every day for the last month or so and I cant get enough of Naked Lunch and Sable from my MAC palette. They look gorgeous together, I have been wearing Naked Lunch all over my lid, with sable blended into the outer corners and the crease. Naked lunch is a warm pinky beige with a frost finish (shimmery not glittery) and this eyeshadow also looks lovely worn on its own all over the lid. Sable is a lovely golden, bronzy plum which also has a frost finish. Im loving this duo it makes my blue eyes pop!
Left to Right: Naked Lunch / Sable
I L-O-V-E this foundation. I just had to put it out there. I never thought in a million years I would spend *cough* £32 *cough* on a foundation, but I caved and I would happily cave again, again and again! This foundation goes into my hall of fame without a doubt! The formula is lightweight and when applied to the skin it somewhat looks invisible and it leaves the perfect finish - not too matte or too dewy. It gives a medium coverage which can be built up if necessary. Also the pump dispenses just the right amount of product and you have to love that! With the perfect pump and formula this foundation is effortless in application and applies beautifully with my beauty blender. It also contains no SPF which means you need to make sure you apply SPF somewhere in your skin care routine, but it is perfect as there is no flash back in pictures - perfect wedding day foundation! Overall, this foundation is admittably not the cheapest, but it has performed so well on my dry skin and gives such a flawless finish - nothing else makes my skin look as good as when I use this! It comes in a whopping 21 shades (I wear shade 4). If you are hunting for the perfect high end foundation, I would certainty recommend picking a sample of this up!
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream (fragrance free) has been a staple in my beauty regime for a long time now and is yet to disappoint me! In my opinion everyone and anyone should own a tube of this cream! It is a skincare classic and award winning. Although it isn't a glamorous product, it is very practical and effective - it helps to calm, and relieve cracked skin, it also helps to sooth any redness or rough patches on the skin. I always have it with me in my handbag and I apply it every evening before I go to bed and it leaves my lips super soft and nourished. This month it has also been great at helping sooth the skin around my nose, as I have had a bit of a cold, once this is applied the area instantly is relieved and by morning totally repaired. I can't speak highly enough of this product! It is worth every penny! This is hands down my favourite lip care product above anything else and the perfect all in one cream. For 1 week only Boots are selling Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Winter Essentials Kit for £24.50 thats better than half price and 50ml of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is £25 so you would be crazy not to get your hands on this!