January has been a bit of a slow month for me in regards to beauty, actually, it’s been a slow month for most things. What is with January?! It’s such an odd month, you are sort of in holiday mode yet trying to get you life together for another year. Anyway going off topic, here’s a wee summary of the beauty bits that I picked up during the month.
I had mostly a ‘make up free’ month due to some skin issues aka the dreaded dermatitis flare up (more to come on this!) so I wasn’t really in the mood for a big beauty haul but the first thing i needed to try was the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer. I’m not crazy about primers and can usually take or leave them. They always seem like a bit of an unnecessary step that mum life doesn’t allow time for. But this one. This one is a primer PLUS moisturiser in one. So it’s like an extra layer of hydration that smoothes out your skin and helps your foundation stay all day. Since purchasing this I’ve reached for it every single time i’ve worn makeup. It’s a beaut!
Next up was the Bobbi Brown Bronzer in the shade Golden Light. This one is perfect for my skin tone, not too orange, not too light, not too dark. Blends out like a dream. Love.
For the first time in a longe time I branched out and tried a new mascara (gasp!) I’ve been loyal to my trusty L’Oreal Sculpt for years now but this new one maaaay have just topped it. It’s the Lancome Monsieur Big. It seriously gives you all the volume and length. I’m not huge on ‘definition’ mascaras. Give me plump and volume anyway and this one does just that. I find it does smudge slightly around your eyes so it does require a bit of powdering under the eye to prevent this.
Next, the Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil – this has definitely changed the brow game! I was never keen on a small pencil nib as I usually find they break off with every stroke and I end up so frustrated! But this one! You just have to try it. I’ve already brought 3 back ups as I never want to be without it. I use the shade number 3.
Lastly, what’s a makeup haul without a new lippy? As a bit of an impulse purchase I grabbed the new Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colour Lipstick in the shade 3 Almost Bare. Still not sure about this one. For me it’s a little too coral/orange/peachy for my taste – i’m almost always a nude pink girl. But I don’t have any other colour like it therefore it’s warranted it’s place in my lipstick draw!
Bring on February!