Tuesday, June 2, 2015

May 2015 Beauty Favourites

This months favourites are very much those I discovered, rediscovered or just enjoyed whilst on holiday in Dubai.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Fluid
Despite appearing in my 2014 Foundation Favourites post I haven't used Chanel Les Beiges for some time. Anticipating the Dubai heat I thought there would be evenings I'd prefer this than Make Up Forevers HD Foundation so took it away with me. As expected I ended up casting aside the heavier coverage and it was this I wore every evening. This was the perfect base for my lightly toasted skin which was in the best condition it has been for some time. As such I am forgoing all other base products and packing this for my next trip to Ibiza.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder
My holy grail product was bound to appear in a favourites post sooner or later and it really proved it's worth in the heat of Dubai. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder is always in my handbag and will always accompany me on nights out but its more as a back up and lipstick touch ups. Despite everyone telling me that the air conditioning would protect from the heat that wasn't always the case. With a camera at every opportunity and Ben's love of the flash I need regular powder applications to try and battle the shine.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick, 01 Le Rouge*
It's well documented how much I love a red lipstick and I certainly have a new favourite from the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Range. Part of a World Duty Free Limited Edition set I couldn't be more impressed with the formula of these lipsticks. As I mentioned in my previous posts the formula is deliciously creamy and long lasting.

Benefit The POREfessional Primer
Once again I reference the excessive heat in Dubai as a reason that primer was a must have during my trip. The combination of Benefit's POREfessional and Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder ensured that at the end of the evening my make up wasn't sitting down my face. Whilst I know not everyone loves the silicone formula of this primer I have no issue with it and it feels like it's creating the base for my make up to be applied to. Once again this is a must have for me on my next trip and throughout Summer that I'll be picked up a replacement in Duty Free as my current tube is nearing the end of it's life.

Tom Ford Lipstick, Flamingo
I purchased the appropriately named Flamingo lipstick from Tom Ford when I was in LA and it's been a constant in my make up arsenal ever since. It's pretty much the closest I get to a nude lip. Of course it isn't a nude lip at all, it's very much pink but a soft enough pink that it goes with anything yet bright enough that I feel like I have something on my lips. Due to the clothing choices I made on my holidays I had to steer away from my regular reds more often than usual and as such it was Flamingo that came to my aid.

Caudalie Divine Legs
I have had Caudalie Divine Legs for years and it has remained untouched. Another of those 'the beauty blogger made me do it' purchases I was alway petrified of it. For some reason I decided to take it on holiday despite it's un-travel-friendly glass bottle thinking that with some colour on my usually pasty pins I would be a little braver. I'm not very good with tanning products or even this style of tint and always worry about streaks and then seem to rub the product to such a degree it disappears from sight. The first time I used it I panicked and was not a fan but as I'd deemed it worthy of space in my luggage and I persevered and found I rather enjoyed the additional sheen and colour it added to my legs (and arms). I applied with a mitt to avoid messing with my hands and do find this darker than I thought although I was very pale before so it's one to be cautious with. Once again I liked it so much that I will take it to Ibiza to ensure I get maximum usage.

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads
The First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads received a glowing review in my holiday skincare post and for that reason they of course could not be omitted from this months favourites. Back from my holidays I had decided to use other products and save these to take away with me again being so travel friendly and my skin has not thanked me for it. They are currently being pulled from my half packed suitcase to rectify the situation.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Fluid*
I intended to publish a blog post on La Roche-Posay's Anthelios range during my holiday but unfortunately too many cocktails and lazy days on the beach allowed my schedule to go awry. I still intend to publish that post but in advance I thought I'd share the love in particular for the Ultra-Light Fluid. I actually arrived in Dubai armed with all manner of La Roche-Posays Anthelios skincare range which we all shared between us. As I've said my skin was in great condition and that might not have been the case had I been doing what many women do and using the SPF's for the body on their face or even worse forgoing it at all. It speaks highly of the Anthelios range that I didn't suffer any break outs from this light weight formula.

So that's this months favourites, hopefully you will find some of these useful for any forthcoming holidays you may have coming up. Spot anything you think you need?

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  1. Flamingo looks like a stunning shade. Tom Ford lipsticks are one of my guilty pleasures! La Roche-Posay's Anthelios range is one of my favourites too. It's definitely far kinder to the face than regular SPF.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

    1. I was going to pick a red from Tom Ford but when I saw one called Flamingo I couldn't resist!

  2. Yay for the beach and the cocktails and the lazy days - who cares about blogging on holiday?! x

  3. I love the radiance pads! I definitely need to purchase a Tom Ford lippy! xx
    Glossy Boutique

  4. The Tom Ford lipstick looks so beautiful! <3


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