It’s been a hot minute since I talked about my favourites. To be honest I don’t easily get excited about products these days. It probably sounds a bit snooty, but it’s just that I’m exposed to so much new product all the time through work that it takes a lot for something to stand out. On the bright side, now when I love a product I really love it. And I usually have a lot to say about it. So… you know… bear with me while I ramble on for a bit. Please and thank you.

Make Up For Ever Cream Contour Kit in Fair

Imma be honest. I just tried this for the first time yesterday, but it blew my socks off straight away. I don’t like a lot of cream contour products because I feel that they’re either difficult to blend (Anastasia), or they blend away too easily (Lancome), or the colours are too orange (Benefit, NARS, CoverFX), or there are too many useless colours in the palette (Anastasia I’m looking at you again)… etc etc. This palette, however, nailed it. First off, I love the contour colour. It’s fantastic for fair girls. It leans nice and ashy, just the way I like it. The formula is emollient and easy to blend and the fact that they threw a blush tone into the line up is just swell. The palette really allows you to achieve that supermodel skin as it’s so chic and effortless looking.

Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in Kitten

When I first tried to apply this highlighter I thought that it must be a piece of garbage. Then I stuck my finger in it and realized what had gone wrong. It’s one of those “not quite cream, not quite powder formulas.” Once I reapplied it with a dense synthetic brush I was most tickled. You get a beautiful, intense, almost glossy looking highlight. It’s interesting because the product itself is somewhat transparent so it doesn’t look like you’re wearing anything until the light catches it and then it’s wham bam thank you Pam.

Benefit Galifornia Blush

I can hardly remember the last time I was excited about a Benefit launch. Their two toned They’re Real Eyeshadows and Lipsticks reallllly didn’t do it for me. Chundercano. But the new Galifornia Blush has turned things around. It’s a stunning, vibrant coral that would look great on any skin tone, particularly those with a tan. It also smells like delicious coconut summertime dreams. Plus, cutest packaging yet for their boxed blushes! Su kewt.

Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self Tanning Oil

How did I miss the memo on this one until now?! This gives the most beautiful healthy glow to the skin with the easiest application process I’ve ever experienced. The oil base makes the product so easy to blend and it doesn’t stick to dry patches on the skin like a mousse would. It’s more on the subtle side of self tanners and it doesn’t last quite as long as average, but it’s completely worth it to me given how beautifully it applies. Also, the smell is top notch. It truly doesn’t have that biscuity smell that most tanners claim that they don’t have, but really do.

Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum

I was so excited when our work gratised us a travel size of the Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum. I love the philosophy of the brand and I was curious to try such a high percentage acid serum. I can tell you that I have not been disappointed thus far. It’s not something I would use every night, but on the nights that I do, I wake up with buttery smooth skin. I can’t wait until the Drunk Elephant Baby Facial comes to Sephora so I can give that one a go too.

  • Wow that packaging for the benefit blush is stunning! These all sound like great spring dewy products 🙂

    Kate xo // http://www.beautybabbles.com

    • I know. They nailed the packaging. And the smell is the best so far to me.

  • that stila highlighter looks so pretty *o*

    • I’ll have to do a look with it one day because it’s definitely shot right up on my list of favourite highlighters. The tone is just perfect.

  • I’m really intrigued by the Benefit blush, I love all of the ones I have from them so far so this is no doubt a lovely one, I am just not sure the shade is for me.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

    • Yeah their boxed blushes are definitely a right high point in the collection. I have quite a few of them and I like them all.

  • Very interested by the new benefit blush, does look absolutely stunning I must say!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • The colour reminds me a lot of Coralista but punched up a notch so it’s more fun and vibrant.

  • I’m with you, it takes so much to get me interested in a product these days! Over exposure for sure.
    I am totally in want of the GALifornia blush though! Like you I’ve been completely bored of benefit for ages now but I’m a sucker for coral blushes.

    • haha honestly I’ve had such a laugh about some of the weird stuff Benefit has come up with.