Hi everyone! I hope you are all really well. I’m very excited to say that I’m back and will be blogging much more again from now on! I’ve finished uni, so have more free time to spend improving my blog. I also have a brand new camera, so hopefully you will see an improvement in my photography, too!
Today I’ll be sharing with you my favourites from the month of May. There’s a few new beauty products that have firmly found their way into my everyday makeup bag, so I can’t wait to talk about those! Let’s get started.
First up, i’ll be talking about a couple of incredible new products from Benefit; they are the Shy Beam highlighter and the Dew the Hoola liquid bronzer. Let’s just take a moment to admire the beautiful packaging on these two products! Shy Beam has a delicate, baby pink bottle and Dew the Hoola has bronze, bamboo-style packaging.
Now, most importantly, let’s talk about the products inside! Shy Beam is a matte, pale pink highlighter which gives the prettiest natural glow to the face. Although I prefer to wear this on my cheekbones, you could definitely mix it in with your foundation and i’ve even seen someone applying this underneath the eyes for a brightening effect. It gives a very subtle sheen to the skin and looks beautiful for everyday.
Dew the Hoola is a matte, liquid bronzer. I’d never tried liquid bronzer before and was really intrigued to try it out when I realised Benefit were releasing this. It’s beautiful! I use it for contouring or to simply bronze up the face – it has an incredibly subtle, natural finish that is perfect for your everyday makeup routine. I’ve found blending with a buffing brush gives the best results for this product and I’ve been using a Real Techniques buffing brush.
Next, I’ve been loving another bronzing product, Guerlain’s Terracotta Bronzing Powder. On the image below this is showing up a more orange than in person – I’m still getting used to my new DSLR so please bear with me while I test out the settings! It is a very warm-toned bronzer and I love it applied with a large, fluffy brush to add a sun-kissed glow to the skin. It gives a warm, bronzed effect which looks lovely for summer. Some of you may be put off by the fact that it is a heavily scented powder, as those of you who have tried Guerlain before will know – most of their products have quite a heavy, perfumed scent. However, I personally don’t mind the scent and I’ve been loving this product!
Dewy, glowing skin has been a huge trend this year and I’m seriously loving it – it’s the perfect trend for those of us with dry skin as dewy products are normally also pretty hydrating. I’ve been loving Benefit’s “that gal” primer, which I bought a miniature version of from Boots. Even though this is a tiny size, it’s lasted me for quite a while and I would go as far as saying this is my favourite primer ever.
It smooths and hydrates the skin, as well as giving a beautiful, natural glow when you apply it underneath your foundation. I will 100% be buying the full sized version of this once the miniature is empty, as I feel like this has made the biggest difference to my overall makeup. If you’re looking for a brightening primer, then definitely give this one a try!
The next product I’m sure many of you will love, too – it’s the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer. I’m using the shade ‘light warm’ and this could be my new all-time favourite concealer. It gives great coverage and also really brightens the under-eyes. It feels really light on the skin too, which is great for summer. I considered purchasing this for a while and I’m so glad I did!
I’ve also been loving the new Lancome Juicy Shakers and own the shade ‘Boom Meringue,’ which I believe is the lightest shade. A beautiful baby pink, the formula is really hydrating and gives high shine with a subtle wash of colour. I will be reaching for this all summer long!
Finally, an old favourite – Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb. I found this perfume again when I moved out of my uni flat and have been reaching for it a lot this past month. It’s such a summery, floral scent and the bottle is beautiful. I have very little left of this so will possibly be making a repurchase soon!
That’s everything for my favourites this month! I really hope you enjoyed reading, please let me know what you’ve been loving this month as I’m always looking out for new products to try!