January’s 2015 favourites

Discover what has been my cup of tea this month;

This will be a pretty long post, so grab a cup of tea or coffee…or soda, and let’s get started!

For a more interactive version, go check my youtube video HERE.

Let’s start with skincare, shall we?

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Skinceuticals Serum 20 AOX: 20% Stabilized L-Ascorbic acid with ferulic acid. Very light, does not break me out and a little goes a long way.

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Dermalogica Skin Smoothing cream: Basic moisturiser, but does a splendid job at calming irritated skin and not making it over reactive. It also is superb to hydrate deeply.

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Neostrata Bionic face serum: 10% Lactobionic acid along with pro vitamins. Great to hydrate and brighten the complexion without irritation.

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Neostrata Bionic Lotion: 15% lactobionic acid, great for irritated skin, post-procedure or eczema skin. Takes care of any flakiness from using topical or oral retinoids. It is also a great antioxidant.

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Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM: Amazing retinol product (1,5% retinol, along with vitamin C and E). Delivers great results without the irritation.

 

Next, beauty tools;

 

 

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Real Techniques Crease blending brush: Love it to contour my eyes with cream products.

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Bobbi Brown concealer brush: Looks like a lip brush so it is very thin and can apply concealer very precisely.

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Mac 187: Amazing to buff in highlighters or powders on the skin. Very soft and imparts a nice glow.

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Beauty blender: I only like it to ‘blend’ everything together, including eye concealer.

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MsChic Buki Brush: Super to apply liquid foundations. Helps to achieve the fullest coverage the foundation can give.

 

Now onto complexion products;

 

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Giorgio Armani Face sheer 12: Beautiful plum coloured additive that I use as a bronzer / blush. Gives a very realistic flushed look.

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Kevyn Aucoin Celestial bronzer in Tropical nights: This has 3 shades in gradation, from light to dark. Great to contour or warm up the skin. Has a very cool undertone.

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Nacara blushes in Fuji-Yama and Azuri. (Top and bottom)

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YSL Colorama palette: Nice highlighter, gives a ‘baby’ glow.

 

 

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Dior Capture totale serum foundation in 010: Luxurious and very high coverage. Covers pretty much everything, has a glowy matte finish and gives an amazing radiance. The shade that I use, 010…unfortunately isn’t super pale (I would say NC/NW 13-14)

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Smashbox Photo Finish primer spf 20 with dermaxyl: Bought it for the peptides, but really helps to extend the wear of the foundation, fill in any textural irregularities…yet giving a nice glow.

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Amazing cosmetics amazing concealer in Ivory: OMG, full coverage and pale!!! This is seriously an awesome concealer. Been using it ever since I got it in november. I would say it is lighter than NW10, probably NW07.

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YSL Le teint touche éclat in B40: Beautiful as contouring product.

Mini-Palettes

 

Kryolan Dermacolor camouflage palette in Fair: All possible shades you might need for a pale skin. It is wax-based (Like LM SC), so it might be odd to work with it at first…but really is a brilliant concealer with full coverage.

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Giorgio Armani lipgloss in Beige 106: Beautiful grey/pink nude gloss, with lot of pigmentation.

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Mac candy yum yum: Need I say more? I am obsessed.

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Giorgio Armani Lip maestro in 405 and 406 (I love lip maestro’s anyways)

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Collistar Gloss in 21: Gorgeous neon coral color

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Anastasia Dipbrow in Caramel and Auburn: Still too dark and not reddish enough for my taste, but LOVE the formulation. Can’t beat it.

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RMK Eyebrow mascara in 04 copper: Amazing copper shade, fills in and adds hold to the eyebrows.

 

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Burberry Brit Rhythm: Smells elegant, fresh, powdery and intense.

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Lush African Paradise: leaves the skin super smooth

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Jordan multiaction floss

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Big Sexy Har volumizing shampoo and conditioner

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Living proof Full thickening cream: Adds a lot of body without the texture
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