Sunday, 2 July 2017

BEAUTY BREAKDOWN | JUNE FAVOURITES AND FAILS


These are the products I have been using in June, not only are they favourites but I have consistently been reaching for them over everything else for the past few weeks; they are that good. I only have one fail this month that I already discussed so we won't spend too much time on that. To read about why I have been loving these products and for swatches please keep scrolling. 


First up is the gorgeous Beauty Bakerie Neapolitan Eyes Cream Palette (£40), the colours in this palette are simply to-die-for. Every shade of warm brown, orange, gold and deep earth topped off with this delicious purple and some stunning shimmery shadows to create the perfect inner corner highlight. I have not been using anything else but this palette. The shadows are soft, minimal fallout, incredibly easy to blend and perform flawlessly on the eye lids. The finger swatches do not do them justice. A great all round palette


Another winner from Beauty Bakerie is their Pink Flour Setting Powder (£19.50). I think this setting powder is amongst the best of the best. One of my top favourites is the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder (RRP £18, currently £12.60 on Feel Unique) but this one beats that one too. I got the pink one which I love, it is brightening without leaving a cast and really helps wake up my under eyes on days I skip wearing concealer which is pretty much every day. 


Barry M That's Swell Plumping Lip Gloss (£5) is a fantastic lip product, it provides a slight gloss accompanied with a tingling sensation and a peppermint scent. It doesn't increase the size of your lips but it does make them look and feel plumper whilst providing hydration. I really enjoy this product, plus the packaging is stunning. The formula is not sticky in the slightest, the wand is long and thin and I would prefer a doe-foot applicator but generally this is one of my favourite lip products because it can be used as a gloss, a balm and a lip plumper

The Miss Baby Roll Mascara (£8) from L'Oreal has been my favourite for months now. There is something about this wand that does magical things to my lashes when applied properly. I have tried so many mascaras and I mean really high end, ridiculous, fancy mascaras and yet this is the one that I always notice on my lashes. It does the most. It is separating, defining, lengthening and volumising, plus it manages to really hold a curl. For best results, I curl my lashes first and apply the mascara over a lash serum I am currently testing out. I wipe off excess mascara first and then slowly work this through my lashes until I am happy with the fullness, length and separation.


Onto the skincare products I have been using non-stop. First is the L'Oreal Skin Perfection Correcting Day Moisturiser (£9.15). It is the perfect consistency, not too thin and not too thick, to be used both day and night. It isn't sticky but should be allowed a few minutes to properly sink into the skin. It gives an immediate glow and radiance but doesn't make my skin feel slick or greasy at all. I love using this every day either under primer or straight under makeup. It smells gorgeous and feels beautiful, already I am coming to the end of my pot, I have a few weeks worth left. Luckily, a little goes a long way. I have had the 50ml tub since May and think one pot will last 3 months.


Last but not least is the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (£39.50) this is a cult product. I don't know a single person who has tried and not loved this mask. For me, it took a little while for me to fully appreciate it and I think that is because it is unlike any other mask I have ever tried. Which happens to be why I love it. It smells of pumpkins which is glorious and makes me pine for autumn. To apply it you paint it on your skin - I use a brush but you can use your fingers - and then you rub it in gently with small circular motions for a few minutes. The texture is abrasive and the point of the mask is to exfoliate and essentially reveal brand new skin. Here is a video below on how to apply it and my thoughts on the product.


You can leave it on between 3-7 minutes and you will experience a tingling sensation. The first few times I tried this I didn't think it did much but if you really pay attention. My skin instantly looks brighter and healthier after using this. I believe with continued use, maybe once a week, it will make a real difference to not only the appearance of my skin but the texture as well. It is a really cool mask to use and I think all skin types would benefit but especially those with combination skin like mine. I have read some reviews where the mask has caused some irritation so if you have sensitive skin a patch test is definitely advised. You could even ask for a sample as it is a pricey product, the good news is the giant tub will last forever. 


Here are swatches of the L'Oreal Moisturiser, Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask and the That's Swell Lip Plumping Gloss from Barry M so you can see what they look like and get an idea of their consistency. For the L'Oreal Moisturiser you only need a pea-sized amount for your whole face and most of your neck as well. I swatched far too much product below. Of course, the That's Swell Gloss is completely clear so can be layered over other lipsticks if you like.


To finish, my fail of the month has to be the NYX Shine Killer Primer (review here), I don't want to spend too much time talking about it but rest assured it disappointed the shit out of me. I had high hopes for it but it didn't control any shine in the slightest or benefit my makeup application or longevity. I have heard the Pore Filler Primer and Angel Veil Primer are both a lot better, but I am reluctant to spend more money on NYX Primers for a while. Please leave your primer recs below.


Thank you for reading my June Favourites and Fails, please share your own beauty breakdown of the past month in the comments below. I would love to read all about them. I hope you are having a fantastic week and that July is the best month of your year yet. Don't forget to check out and follow my Bloglovin', I really want to get to a 1000 followers on Bloglovin' so please help me reach that goal so I can do an awesome giveaway for you all. It would mean the world to me. Take care. 

What have you been using in June?

Love 
Kiran


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  1. It's a shame that the NYX Primer didn't work. I'm glad I didn't buy it but I've heard that the Angel Veil one is the best and is a dupe for something wayyy more expensive. I love the BB Eyeshadow Palette; looks stunning on the skin! x Nikita

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    1. I have the heard that too, need to try it! Thank you for reading x

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  2. I've had bad experiences with the NYX Shine Killer so I know where you're coming from. Never heard of that eyeshadow palette but I'm going to have to check it out know.

    Alexis||https://lidsandtricks.com/

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  3. The Loreal skin perfection day cream sounds nice, I like lightweight products that leave skin feeling radiant these days and it would be perfect for this season since it's too hot and I use less products every day! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. It is a really nice cream but it is slightly thick in texture and does take some time to sink in, so don't know if it will suit your needs x

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  4. That palette looks absolutely gorgeous!!
    Liv x
    livslack.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Rest assured, it is! I can't stop using it x

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  5. I love the look of that palette, it look stunning!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  6. I love the sound of the pumpkin mask. Such a shame the shine killer didn't work. I have Angel Veil which I do love because it give this subtle blur/Veil look to the skin. However it doesn't keep my oiliness in my t-zone at bay for very long. Xx


    Toni | sheergloss

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    1. Oh really, Mineral Veil from Hourglass is supposed to be an excellent primer for oil control x

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  7. Those Peter thomas exfoliating masks sound really interesting! I definitely need to check them out! I've been a long time fan of the L'Oreal Paris skin perfection serum, so i definitely need to get onto trying the day cream. Lovely post!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. Oh I didn't know they do a serum too, might get that x

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  8. That's pretty good when you have one fail! I think I have more. :X

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    1. I couldn't think of many to be honest x

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  9. I can see why you love the Beauty Bakerie palette so much. The eye shadows look nice and the packaging is way too cute! xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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  10. Wowsers, the shades in that palette are absolutely stunning! I'm not mad about the packaging so probably wouldn't have looked twice at it without your swatches! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I can see why you would overlook it, the palette doesn't look like it costs forty pounds ugh x

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  11. The palette is so pretty. I also love that mask and loved you video hun xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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  12. The Baby Roll mascara is amazing isn't it?! It does everything I want in a mascara.. I've never seen the Beauty Bakerie Neapolitan Eyes Cream Palette before, but I need it.. the eyeshadow shades are stunning!!

    Ronnie
    www.veronicabizzarri.com
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    1. 100% agree to both statements, thank you for reading!

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  13. I need the pumpkin mask in my life!! x

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    1. It took me a while to like it tbh but now I am loving it x

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  14. That palette is right up my alley! And I am still impatiently waiting for Baby Roll mascara to launch here but so far no news yet.

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    1. I am waiting for Lash Paradise to launch over here, I can't find it anywhere!

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  15. I love the PTR Pumpkin mask, I have a sample of all 6 of them and that one is my favorite. I've been wanting to try BeautyBakerie, especially their liquid lipsticks, but omg this palette looks so gorgeous! It's definitely my type of palette and reminds me of the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly. And I'm glad to hear that the powder is really good!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. I haven't got the Peanut Butter and Jelly palette but I will check it out. Their Lip Whips are really nice as well x

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  16. The palette is so pretty !
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  17. You know what i really want to try? the Beauty Bakerie Flour Powder it looks soo cute!!

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    1. It is! And it's really working on my oily af skin x

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  18. I really want to try the L'oreal mascara, I keep looking at it but haven't picked it up yet. Great post lovely xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  19. I'm so glad you mentioned the NYX primer because I've been wanting to try it out but always hesitated! I don't think I'll be purchasing it now, thank you for saving me from a disappointment! Lovely post, The LOreal Skin Perfection sounds amazing! xx

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume ♡

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    1. Thank you Sophie! It is a lovely moisturiser, plus it's pink, what's not to like? xxx

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  20. I have that Beauty Bakerie eyeshadow palette and love it. I think I'm going to get that pumpkin mask for my mom. I have sensitive skin, so I think it would be too much for me.
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  21. The palette is so pretty!

    xx
    graciellashiaryn.blogspot.com

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  22. Thanks for the detailed reviews, I must try that mascara!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  23. Great faves! The Beauty Bakerie palette looks like a good one. I'm subscribed to their emails and their packaging is so attractive. Such a shame about the NYX primer. I really do like the Angel Veil primer though and think it's worth the money!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. I definitely need to try it! Thank you Nicole x

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  24. I've never heard of Beauty Bakerie before, but it sounds like a really lovely brand! Shame about the NYX primer, I haven't heard anyone really talking about that one. Thanks for testing it out for the rest of us!
    Ivory Avenue

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  25. The eyeshadows look so pretty!

    Gemma
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  26. I've heard great reviews about that mascara, must try it when my current one runs out! Never heard of the mask but it sounds great as well.

    I would recommend The Ordinary's Rosehip Oil. I use it as the last step in my skincare routine at night and it's so good for my skin.xx

    Coco Bella Blog 

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    1. Definitely adding it to my list, thank you! Xx

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  27. I really have to purchase the baby doll mascara, you are making me want it even more!

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  28. Ok, why have I not heard of Beauty Bakerie before?! That palette looks beautiful! X

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  29. The palette looks amazing!!!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx, Kris
    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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