April Favourites

April Favourites

Another month, another favourites post. We all say it, but April really has whizzed by. I only have two beauty favourites this month, but skin-care, nails and tools have really excelled.

The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in ‘Ping Pong’ featured in my last monthly favourites, and I’ve worn it so much this month that I felt it deserved a place in my April favourites too. It’s a really beautiful matte pink; I love to wear this with just a hint of mascara, or maybe a black eyeliner flick if I’m going out.

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in ‘Coconut’ is my one of my favourite pastels to wear on my nails, as it’s white but not too harsh. Barry M get nail varnish so right in my book, especially at a drugstore price point. At only £3.99 they’re very affordable, and because of the gel-like formula they last a really long time without chipping.

I have been really loving blue eyeliner this month, and my favourite is another Barry M product, in the form of the Barry M Bold Waterproof Eyeliners. I have one of these in ‘Black’ too, but I particularly love the shade ‘Blue’. It is a glittery, cobalt blue, and makes my eyes stand out without looking too crazy. I really want to pick up some other colours – ‘Bronze’ and ‘Gun Metal’ look particularly beautiful!

Moving onto skincare, I bought the Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser a few months ago, and having been able to stop using it throughout April. If you dislike a strong orange scent, you will probably hate this, but I love orangey, tangerine fragrances in skincare, so I was automatically drawn to this cleanser. It’s oil based, which is perfect for my dry skin, and it leaves the skin very bright and feeling nourished. Big favourite this month!

Another cleanser I’ve been trying recently is the Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser. This was given to my mum who received it as part of a set and didn’t really want it, so I happily took it off her hands to try. I don’t normally go for foaming cleansers as they tend to strip my skin, but this is actually very nice! I have been using this as my morning cleanser, as it can be removed with cold water, and there’s nothing more refreshing than a cold water cleanse in the morning. It doesn’t do much in the way of removing makeup, however it doesn’t sting my eyes or leave my skin feeling tight. My skin always feels super soft after using this.

Last but not least, I have fallen in love with a brush this month. I’ve been loving cream blushes, and the only brush I feel applies them seamlessly onto my cheekbones is the Real Techniques Stippling Brush. It doesn’t remove any of the blush, but more creates a very natural flush, making it impossible to see where the blush begins and ends. I have also been trying this brush with my foundation, and it makes the skin look very flawless and almost airbrushed.

What have you been loving this month? Do you love any of the products I’ve talked about?

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