WITH AN EXORBITANT NUMBER of beauty
products on the market, one can spend hours wandering through boutiques
and department stores trying to decide which beauty or make-up brand
to settle on. Trial and error is the game and that can be a bit
risky when money isnt flying out of your ears. Being someone
who has tried a fair few products and parted ways with a lot of
money, I can provide insight into some fantastic products that I
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
I pretty much own almost everything MAC
in terms of make-up. This foundation combines a natural matte finish
and a great coverage without feeling or looking too heavytheres
nothing worse than seeing someone with an inch of foundation caked
on their face. It has a broad spectrum UVAUVB
SPF 15, is long-lasting and contains
specially treated micronized pigments that makes the skin look almost
flawless. Another great feature is that it has special skin-conditioning
ingredients and is oil-free. I have used this for as long as I can
remember so if youre looking for something to try, this is
a great product.
Cheap and long-lasting. Just a really great pencil to use. Im
very keen to find a liquid one-when I find a fantastic one, youll
be the first to know.
Lancôme Hypnôse Precious Cells
There are a few exceptions to my all-MAC
collection. One of them being my mascara. This is a really good
one because the wand is created in just the right way so that it
separates eyelashes, produces minimal clumping and gives great length.
Now, that is almost perfection right there.
This is 100 per cent tried-and-true product. When something that
a million people swear by, it is normally that good. It is au
naturel, made entirely from fermented papaya and provides a
clear gloss if you dont feel like going all out with lipstick.
Garnier Sensitive Skin make-up remover
This product is fantastic for getting make-up off without drying
your skin out. It gets the make-up off really quickly and easily,
which is why I dont ever consider any other.
Environ Alpha-Hydroxy Gel
This cleanser is great because I get a congested T-zone. This is
an exfoliator designed to clear out extreme congestion. Makes the
skin feel amazingly soft and promotes new skin cells and cell renewal,
while clearing the skin. I have noticed my skin has been looking
so much better since I started using it.
Bio Actives Purastat Cleanser
This product is amazing and, unfortunately, you do pay for it. Its
free from a whole pile of bad things most cleansers normally have
including parabens, artificial colours, fragrances and much more.
It purifies and renews skin by removing imbedded dirt, make-up,
excess oil and damaging pollutants. It restores with lactic milk
extracts, which penetrate and attract moisture into the deepest
skin layers increasing skin hydration. It protects the skin due
its seven botanical ingredients, creating a coat of armour
against anything that would be harmful to your skin in the environment.
The bottle is huge, so it lasts for a long time-definitely an investment.
Bio Actives Extreme B
Applied after cleansing, regulating your skin. My skin is normally
combination being really dry, but it also gets pimples. Since Ive
been using this product it's become a whole lot clearer and less
dry. It infuses skin at a cellular level with a blend of B vitamins
and five super skin-boosting sea plants which is why it is so great
for your skin.
Environ AVST 1 moisturizer
This is the introductory moisturizer for the AVST
step-up system. It contains a low level of vitamin A and powerful
antioxidants to combat free radicals, repair and rejuvenate skin.
You have to start at the lowest level of vitamin A because the skin
is not used to having it directly applied, so irritation can occur.
Overall the benefits are amazing, including assisting with the repair
of damaged skin from sun, pigmentation and fine lines, aiding in
the repair and restoration of skin cells. The combination of all
the products means my skin looks and feels really healthy.
Cosmedix Reflect SPF 30 Sunscreen
With the sun out in full force, it is not to be reckoned with. Always
apply sunblock before going out in the sun. This sunblock is great:
it is light but very protective without feeling greasy. I always
carry some around with me for reapplication. Getting your face burnt
is a big no-no.
St Ives body moisturizer
Just from the supermarket, St Ives is great with no scent and great
coverage. It soaks in straight away and doesn't feel greasy or too