I’m back from my little trip, and now have quite the selection of new Parisian purchases to show you – I’ll be sure to pop up a haul video during the week, but until there here’s a look at the bits and pieces I’ve been using and loving every day this week.
The first is the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (£20) – I never thought this little shadow compilation would ever top any of my ‘most loved’ lists but here you go. I have to admit that first time round I didn’t think much of this offering, there’s only one shimmery shade and the rest are matte finishes that don’t look all that special. However, I gave it a chance after so many people told me they’re loyal to the Basics palette, and as I’m not a massive fan of the other Naked offerings (too much glitter, too much choice) well, it seemed that this would be the one for me. Despite there being a limited number of shades in the palette, I’m hooked – there’s no money stressing over which shades to go for as I like them all, and it didn’t take me long to get acquainted with them. I’m sure there’s a brow shade in there if you use that method, too.
Next on my list is the Erborian Sleeping BB Mask (£32), I grabbed this in Sephora in Paris and can’t believe it isn’t more loved amongst us bloggers! To be fair, I hadn’t seen it in the UK but I now see Space NK stock it, which is great news as I was getting a little nervous about using it up! I know Erborian are quite a cult brand, their BB cream is a must have apparently! The Sleeping BB Mask is an overnight treatment that cocoons the skin while you snooze, making sure it’s radiant, revived and hydrated come morning. It also helps to reduce imperfections and uses Korean technology to ensure skin is velvety smooth come morning. It works miracles, my skin feels like new upon awakening and I love how light it is – I usually bypass night creams as they’re a little heavy but this is so dreamy.
The Jurlique Soothing Foaming Cleanser (£24.75) was at one point my favourite cleanser, it was one of the first products I tried from the brand and I was completely sold. I tend to avoid foaming cleansers as they can be stripping on the skin but this is just divine, it hydrates the skin and leaves it feeling smoother and more supple than ever. I find it’s such a lovely, gentle but effective cleanse and it’s one of those products that I reach for time and time again – I usually use it as the second step in my routine, after cleansing to remove makeup.
Lastly is the Estée Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Cream (£29) which is a new release from the brand. I’ve always loved the staying power of Double Wear but never how heavy it looks on my skin – I know some people that can get it looking natural and beautiful but I never really loved it. When I got this BB offering, however, I knew I would be a fan. All the stay-in-place properties of the original formula but with a sheerer finish and a lovely dewy result. It manages to cover any imperfections but still look beautiful and natural on the skin, and it lasts incredibly well. Look out for a full review soon!
What have you been loving this week?
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