It’s almost spring and I couldn’t be happier! Winter never suits my skin – my natural colour completely fades and I keep dreaming about that summer glow that’s long gone! Seriously, I do not look like myself without make-up during winter! That said, I have decided to share with you the 10 beauty products I cannot live without. And I mean it – these are my life savers ladies! What’s even better – they are all under £25!
So, without further ado, have a look at these life-changers and find out what they can do for you.
1. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat
If you haven’t heard of this you should go try it out NOW. It’s a wonderful highlighter and really brings life to your face and gets rid of that fatigued look. I personally use it to conceal my bags and it works wonders. You can buy this for £25 in Boots.
2. Olay all day moisturizer for combination/oily skin
I use this product before I apply anything on my face and it really improves the look and feel of my skin. It’s highly moisturizing and prevents skin damage as it includes SPF 15 sunscreen. I have been using it for over a year and have to say my skin much softer and feels great! Try it out if you have combination/oily skin, it’s only £10!
3. Nº7 Stay Perfect foundation
Ever since I found Nº7 foundation I couldn’t change. It really worked for me as a) it feels really light weight and b) it doesn’t look like you have foundation on. These are the two things I look for in foundation and I found it in Nº7! It’s also hypo-allergenic and contains sunscreen. This can be found in Boots as well for around £15!
4. Lancome Hypnose mascara
I absolutely love this product! It’s easy to apply and doesn’t create lumps on your lashes. I am constantly being complimented on my lashes and part of it (part because I already have quite long lashes) I owe to Hypnose! This product is £22.50 but it’s worth every penny.
5. Bourjois Khol & Contour eye pencil
I’ve been using this product since I was about 18 and I have to say it’s my favourite eye pencil ever. I have tried different eye pencils and eye-liners a few times but I’m always disappointed when I compare it to this. I use the black pencil (the picture looks brown) and recommend it to anyone. It’s creamy so very easy to apply and it’s super easy to remove. It is also hypoallergenic with vitamin E and is gentle on the eye contour area. And it’s only £5!
6. Smashbox Photo Finish primer
I already reviewed this product on this post but had to mention it again! I love it! Your skin will feel amazingly soft and you can say goodbye to the dry patches on your face. Smashbox primer retails for £25
7. Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing powder
I have to wear bronzer in the winter otherwise I would look like Casper – a not-so-cute version of Casper! I usually change bronzers from time to time but bought this about a month ago and have decided to actually stick to it. The result is quite natural (which I like) as it’s quite light in colour and still gives that sun kissed look. Andddd it’s only £8!
8 & 9. L’oreal Skin Perfection Micellar solution and Velvety Toner
Thank you to L’oreal for creating these two amazing products. I am loyal to these two (have been using them for over 2 years) and will not change unless something drastic happens – like L’oreal goes bust and thus stop making them. They are both made for sensitive skin and the result of using them on a daily basis is silky-soft skin. I love that feeling! They are both around £4
10. Nº7 Moisture Drench Lipstick – Sugar Plum
The texture of this lipstick is thick and creamy and is perfect for wintery dry lips! Now I don’t use lipstick everyday but love this one as it gives my lips a slight colour without looking like I have bright lipstick on (by now you can probably tell I am a fan of the “au naturelle” kind of look). Loved this product. You can get it for £9 in Boots!
And there you have it, the products I can’t live without! If you’ve tried any of them let me know – I’d like to know what you think!
Have a lovely rest of the week my dears!