I know you must be getting tired of me starting each post with an apology for being away for a few days, but here it is anyway! It's been a busy couple of weeks; graduating from University (with a 1st Class Honours, thanks very much!) and job and flat hunting - basically getting organised for the future.
So, that said, my June Favourites has been late - let's get right to it.
1. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light (£7.99): I've been testing out a few BB Creams as part of my current series, and this is one I've been using pretty regularly since I tested it. It's been raining constantly but yet still humid here, and this is light and fresh enough that my skin doesn't feel clogged and heavy. Here is my original review.
2. Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Printemps Perfume: I couldn't find a link for this online, so it might be discontinued. I love this though; it's sweeter than some of the perfumes I'd normally gravitate towards, with top notes of blood orange and bergamot, and an adorable glass bottle. Here's my review as part of a perfume series.
3. Models Own x Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix (£5.00): I've never reviewed this on the blog (see swatches below), but I have spoken before about how I love Models Own polishes because of their consistent great quality for a low price point. I'm nearly always impressed by their colours and consistency. This glitter was no different - I've been wearing over loads of different colours - it wears very well over a nude.
4. Revlon Lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon (£7.49): Again, not a lipstick I've reviewed individually, but you can see (more) swatches and thoughts here. It's just been such an easy, wearable colour to sweep on before I walk out of the door in the morning, and it goes well with almost any look. Revlon's lipsticks are my absolute favourite on the high street.
5. Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy (£7.99): I reviewed this as part of a set of reviews on the Lip Butter collection in general. This has been my most used of the six I got. It's an easy, neutral pink that doesn't apply super pigmented but rather adds a neutral tone and gloss to the lips.
6. Real Techniques Contour Brush (£21.99 as part of Core Collection): I don't love the whole Core Collection, but I've been using this as a contour brush with Taupe blush by NYX, and while it might be a little small, it's been working great for working the colour into the hollows of my cheeks and my temples. It's soft, washes well and retains it's shape well too.
7. Soap & Glory Thick and Fast Mascara (£10.00): I got this free in a magazine a few months ago, and when my Clinique mascara ran out, this is what I turned to. It's not the most shocking or amazing mascara of all time, but it doesn't make my eyelashes feel crisp or brittle, and lets them darken and fan out, which I like.
8. NYX Blush in Taupe (£5.50): This has been an especially good contour recently. I love it - it works really well for me and is incredibly soft and blendable - it's neither too strong and chalky or too translucent. Here is my original review.
9. Topshop Cream Blush in Neon Rose (£6.00): This blush is great - a cream to powder that applies and blends pretty seamlessly - and the colour is a lovely milky coral rose that works so well with my skintone. See my original swatch and review here.
10. Vivo Baked Blush in Peaches & Cream (£4.00): Popping up consistently in my monthly favourites, this blush is soft, pigmented and blendable - if I had to use one blush for the next year I'd pick this one. I get the feeling this is the first blush I'll hit pan on. And now Vivo do international shipping so you can all get it! Here's my original swatch and review.
For those of you that don't want to click on individual reviews/swatches, here are some swatches for you:
|Revlon Lip Butter Cotton Candy; Revlon Lipstick Pink in the Afternoon|
|NYX Blush Taupe; Vivo Baked Blush Peaches and Cream; Topshop Cream Blush Neon Rose|
|Models Own Ibiza Mix (2 coats on blank nail then 2 coats over Models Own Red N Black)|