When you use as much make up and skincare as I do, it’s inevitable that you are going to work your way through one heck of a lot of beauty products. And, for the most part, while I feel a certain pang of sadness every time I finish up a product, I’m always excited to move on to trying the next big beauty bit.
However, there are a certain few pieces in my make up and skincare stash which leave me devastated whenever they are finished up.
And as (bad) luck would have it, FIVE of those products dried up into nothing-ness all within the space of one week. One week! Ridiculous.
First it was my beloved Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Perfume ($55). This unique fragrance has been one of my favorites for months – ever since I picked it up during my trip to New York back in June – and I confess I’ve already picked up another one from Sephora. There’s just something about this rich floral scent that I can’t get enough of. It’s floral without being overwhelming, or at all old lady-esque (if you know what I mean) and it lingers on the skin in that perfectly-subtle but detectable way all the live long day. It’s just ace.
And after the perfume ran out, it was the turn of the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner ($19) and the Kat Von D Lock-it Tatoo Concealer ($25), both of which are consistent staples in my day-to-day make up. The liquid liner, and I know I do go on about it, but it really is the best I’ve ever tried. And as for the concealer, well. It manages to completely cover up any and all blemishes, lumps and bumps, while blending so beautifully into my skin. Not a cake-y patch in sight.
Then there’s my Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime Blur and Redness Control Primer ($9.99). I don’t think I’ve actually had this for any longer than two months – and yet I’ve already managed to drain the bottle, a sure fire indicator of its brilliance. It smooths skin, calms redness and prolongs my make up all throughout the day – in other words, it’s pretty dreamy.
Last, but by no means least, is the Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara ($24) which is, and I mean this quite literally, pretty much impossible to get hold of here in the US. Hardly any stores sell it, and those that do are completely sold out. Woe is me.
What beauty products are you guys loving at the moment?