Monday, 4 December 2017

#WINTERISHERE | WINTER SKIN SAVIOURS + NOVEMBER BEAUTY FAVOURITES


December has arrived, in fact we are three days deep in December so you are fully sanctioned to freak out. Have any of you started your Christmas shopping? I need to get a move on, December is the month of birthdays for me as well so it is imperative that I get my shit together this year. If you have any great gift ideas, or you have read a helpful post please help me out, tweet me or comment or even leave me a covert email so no-one can stalk your internet activity and find out what you are buying them. Today I am actually going for my first Christmas dinner, it is raining outside and I have a red scarf so safe to say I am feeling pretty festive. The winter months always wreak havoc on my skin, it doesn't know which way is up and which way is down, of course the body weight in chocolate I consume daily doesn't help matters. Have you tried those giant Dairy Milk Oreo bars? So so good. 

Moving on, these six products are what have my skin and base looking somewhat healthy and normal. Your skin is so important so I try to pay additional attention this time of year with all the parties and celebrations and the inevitable weight gain I want my skin to be in ship-shape. I have three primers, a bougie hand serum and two foundations to talk about, but don't worry I will be quick and you can go back to enjoying your Monday post-haste. 


Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer (£30) I got this primer free after I had blown an extortionate amount of money in Space NK one time. No regrets. At first, I overlooked it as I have oily skin so in my eyes I had no need for a hydrating primer, but that was a mistake. Your skin can always use extra hydration and above everything this primer makes such a gorgeously smooth and plump base for makeup. This would be a great option for mature skin I think and a little goes a long way.

Too Faced Hangover RX Primer (£27) My sister complains about her dry skin from time to time so I purchased her this cute primer last Christmas and like most gifts I give to people I sneakily used it on the reg myself. It is a great primer and one of the reasons I love it is I feel it is moisturising enough that you can skip moisturiser altogether. My favourite thing about it though is it smells like coconuts. So when you are getting up at the crack of dawn and you have five minutes to look lively what better way to start your makeup routine. Coconuts forever will remain one of my favourite scents. I think it is because it reminds me of Bounty chocolate not holidays or the beach.

NYX Angel Veil Primer (£13) One of the best discoveries of this year for me, I have heard so many people rave about it and recommend it for me. Thank you to Nicole from The Glam Surge because of her I tried this and I have never looked back. This is a primer I use daily and I feel I can never use too much. Most mattifying primers in my experience tend to use the less is more ideology otherwise it makes your foundation weird, but this one is a complete fuss-free product for fussy skin. It leaves a slight white cast at first but doesn't change the colour of your foundation. Recommend to all. Eager to try Hourglass Mineral Veil as well, that is supposed to be a holy grail for oily skin.

Verso Hand Serum (£50) I reviewed this product for Really Ree, a fantastic UK beauty site, and the name serum really threw me for a loop. It is essentially a hand cream that does so much more, like a serum for your face this is anti-ageing and protective. It is thick and nourishing and you don't need to reapply a million times a day to get soft, beautiful hands.

Maybelline Matte + Poreless Foundation (£7) An affordable foundation with a high end formula, I am in dire need of a darker shade but the finish and wear of this foundation rivals some of the most expensive on the market. It blends and wears throughout the day beautifully, perfect for touch-up free days. One of the best foundations I have ever tried that actually looks good year-round. I have found people with dry skin and people with oily skin both adore this foundation.

L'ancome Teint Idole Utra Foundation Stick (£25.50) Stick foundations can be tricky, majority of the time they can be too creamy and can slip around or let oil through too easily. This stick foundation is a cut above the rest, if you are looking for a long-wearing stick foundation that truly lasts this will be a fantastic choice. The coverage is brilliant, the finish is beautiful and it has a built-in SPF 30 which can never hurt. One of the best foundations for oily skin I have tried, it doesn't look heavy, builds effortlessly and blends like a dream. 

Thank you so much for reading, hope you enjoyed this list of current favourites. It takes a little more effort these days to get my skin to co-operate but these products are the best of the best. I would love to hear about the products that save your skin on bad skin days, and what you reach for as we slip into the colder months? I hope your Monday starts wonderfully, have a great week. Take care. 

What are you favourite winter products?

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Kiran

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27 comments

  1. I love that Too Faced primer! I'm currently using either the Touch In Sol No Poreblem or Huda primer depending on how mu skin is looking or how dry it is. That hand serum sounds fabulous! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Really want to try Touch In Sol No Poreblem, heard good things! Xx

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  2. I have really been enjoying the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. Such a great foundation! I really need to get a better colour match, the one I have no is super light x

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  3. Yesss, the Dairy Milk Oreo Bars are so amazing. I haven't had one in ages! These primers sound really good. Ah, Maybelline Fit Me. The foundation everyone loves, I was so sad that it just didn't work for me. Luck you! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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    1. They are SO good! Ah that is a shame, I do think it gets mixed reviews, maybe the Dewy and Smooth might be a better fit for you? Xx

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  4. NYX Angel Veil is one of the rare primers that works for all skin types! I have dry-normal skin and I love it too.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  5. I love to Too Faced Primer! It's so moisturising!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    1. Yep and it smells so good, I love it! Thank you for reading Jennifer x

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  6. Ughh I'm so mad I passed up on the NYX Angel Veil when it was on sale at Ulta recently. Now I really want it :D

    Neha | dreamsandshades.com

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    1. I would snap it up quick-time, I really really like it! Thank you for reading Neha x

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  7. I'm so glad you like the Angel Veil primer, Kiran! It's such a good one, especially if you're on a budget. The Lancome foundation stick sounds like a good one. I've been using the liquid form, but you really have me curious about the stick now!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. It is really good! I find the shade names quite confusing though so it is worth spending some time swatching the different colours xxx

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  8. I need to try that NYX Angel Veil. I always hear great things.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. It is one of the top discoveries of 2017 for me, so good! Xx

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  9. I can't wait to give Fit Me Foundation a try!
    Great post dear!

    www.desiringsme.com/how-to-achieve-dreams/

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    1. Thank you, I would love to hear what you think of it if you do try it! Xx

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  10. Great post! I am loving the Angel Veil and the Hangover RX, but I haven't tried the others! My skin get's super dry in the winter, so I'm going to give these a go asap! Thanks for the post!


    Alex | SoFitSoPretty.com

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    1. I hope you found this post useful, two great primers! Thank you for reading x

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