Things have got a little bit mixed up with scheduling last month. I missed monthly faves simply because I didn’t feel like I had too many products to feature and then this post was supposed to go up two weeks ago but my Charlotte Tilbury ordered took 26 days to arrive. Let’s just move on. I switched up my base products yet again. It’s definitely still a light base with a luminous finish but there is a new powder in town (nah, just my makeup stash) and it’s a good one for combating the summer heat bit-too-shiny effect.
Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream in Fair. Of course, I wrote a review on it. I’m still amazed at the fact that you cannot see it on the skin and yet it evens it out beautifully. I like to apply it with a brush, it just doesn’t blend in right with my fingers. At the moment I’ve been enjoying the Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face. It feels well in your hand being pretty short and makes blending in so effortless. I don’t think I could bear to cake on a foundation right now so this hits the spot perfectly and is so comfortable on your skin.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral. It has been a recent blogger favourite, often chosen over the Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer. I haven’t tried that one but from what I hear, my dark circles could benefit from a tube. This one is a very lightweight and non-drying formula. I have many lines under my eyes and I just hate when concealers look heavy and bring attention onto that. This one really doesn’t and it’s a love. I will however say, that sometimes it is not enough to cover my blue veins or completely erase a red blemish. In those cases, Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Bisque and Mac Studio Finish Concealer in NC15 respectively come in handy but yup, I need to give the Nars one a go!
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Powder in Fair. I was sold at the Art Deco compact and the most divine fragrance as Charlotte Tilbury has infused this baby with almond oil and rose wax to nourish the skin. Move away, rose-scented Chanel blushes, I need this blend of rose and almond oil bottled. I was a tiny bit sceptical though when I noticed this powder is only 8g. In comparison, Hourglass Ambient powders are 10, Chanel Les Beiges is 12, Chanel Poudre Universaille is 15. Part of me thought I might not exactly get my money’s worth but… I am impressed with the performance. The real test is always my forehead which is the only part of my face that gets the unwanted shine these days but it really held up beautifully from morning to evening without any touch-ups. Oil-controlling for sure even if you’re wearing a base as luminous as the Burberry BB cream. I apply with the Powder & Sculpt brush and the powder is so finally milled that even if you’re willing to just use it as a setting powder, it will never look heavy on the skin.
Rose and almond oil fragrance ode done. Base products applied. I’m really happy with the finished look. So natural on the skin! What have been your go-to products lately?
Blog update: for the past few months, I’ve been posting on Tuesdays and Thursday but this month, I’m planning something that takes up most on my energy and that’s why for the month of August, there’ll be post for you each Wednesday with an occasional extra on Friday.