Lush Mask of Magnaminty (Self Preserving) – £5.50
This month my skin has not been looking it’s best. You know those spots that hurt for days before they even appear? That’s what I’ve been dealing with. This peppermint face and body mask from Lush is what I reach for when I’m particularly spotty. It has a fairly thick, lumpy consistency with a super fresh minty scent. I coat my face in a generous layer and leave it on for ten to fifteen minutes. The lumps look a little gross, but they exfoliate as you wash the mask off so you’re left with a really fresh clean feeling. It really helps calm angry skin.
Stila Stay-All-Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery – £15
This lipstick is a bit of an old favourite. I recently pulled it out again after not using it for probably a year or two and I fell in love again. I think this may have been the first liquid lipstick I ever owned; and what an introduction into matte liquid lipsticks it was. Stila’s liquid lipsticks are some of the best. My only small criticism would be that the application can be a little fiddly. A lot of product comes out on the applicator, so I always have to wipe off a fair amount before I start applying. I would also advise taking your time with it. Once it’s on, it’s set matte, so can be tricky to fix up if you make a mistake. Aside from that, I love these lipsticks (I also have the shade Amore). They have a flat matte finish and will last for hours. I put this on yesterday at around 11am and didn’t see any fading until I ate dinner at 8pm, no reapplying.
This colour, Fiery, is in my favourites this month because I fell in love with the colour again. All summer I’ve been wearing bright orange-reds, so I had forgotten how flattering these deeper blue-reds can be; they really make your teeth look whiter.
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Barrier Repairing Balm – £6
Now the weather’s getting chilly, everyone needs a good lip balm. Or at least I do, otherwise my lips get so dry they crack when I go to take the first mouthful of my cereal in the morning (yeah, ew). I bought La Roche Posay’s Cicaplast lip balm a while ago when it was in the feelunique.com sale, and I really like it. There’s nothing fancy about it (aside from the price); no fruity flavour, no lovely scent, no exotic oils. But it really does my lips some good. It doesn’t feel like it just moisturises, but that it’s actually helping my chapped lips heal. And there’s no feeling that I need to constantly reapply like with most of my dozens of other lip balms. I think I’m going to be thankful I bought this when the really cold months come around.
Topshop Chameleon Glow in Shuffle the Cards – £9
Last, but not least, is a product from Topshop that I have been using recently to jazz up my day makeup for the evenings. This is a beautiful metallic powder that I use as an eyeshadow but, according to Topshop, is also a multidimensional highlighter. These photos really don’t do the product justice. It’s a gorgeous metallic rose gold which changes between green, gold and pink depending on the lighting. This looks incredible as an accent colour on a neutral smokey eye.