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Weekly Favourites: MAC, Clinique, L'Occitane...

Oilatum Natural Repail Face Cream: It's simply, effective, no frills moisturiser found at a reasonable price at Boots. Packaging seems more like a pharmaceutical brand and with zero promotion, it stays unhyped compared to other moisturisers. Claims and reviews say its targeted mainly towards extremely thirsty skin. I have combination/oily skin and it seems to work just fine without causing any breakout. The consistency is like a traditional, cold cream but in a tube so it will actually moisturise and repair skin. 

Clinique Stay Matte Oil-free Makeup: I have reviewed this before, check it out here. It has slowly become an ultimate favourite of mine, defeating Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum which required blotting every 2 hours as the hot weather arrived. This on the other hand only requires blotting once in a day. Even if it you do a lot of activity on a busy day or walking or travelling which requires your face to perspire, it will only ever become pleasantly dewy to the max and not reach the verge of cringe worthy 'oily', 'disco ball' ever. 

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer: Yes that's NW35 you see in the picture and its superbly dark isn't it? Apparently the concealer shades run dark in the Pro Longwear range. This however is my mum's shade. Now I usually do her make-up for occasions, weddings and so on and as she is 45 plus, suffers from dark brown under eye circles and pigmentation on cheeks, its usually a bit tedious to cover up her face using an assortment of concealers. Hence I took the plunge to try this out finally and I'm glad I did as half a pump of this is all I need to cover up her entire face, literally. It's actually not as thick as you'd image, is nice and dewy, dries up matte and lasts all day. Full review coming soon. 

Clinique Skincare: After hearing a lot of negative reviews on how harsh Clinique's Skin care is and how it makes people break out, I was a bit sceptical about trying it but surprisingly enough, its Liquid Facial Soap and Clarifying Lotion have become a staple in my skincare since a month. The Facial Soap is a foamy face wash and not harsh at all, in fact perfect for sensitive/combination skin type. The Clarifying Lotion which is a toner with exfoliating properties, although smells a bit too alcohol-y,  has helped my skin get rid of breakouts on regular use and has not dried out my skin or made it worse at all. You should try it out for the Summer! 

L'Occitane Pivoine Flora: I usually lose the motivation to wear any eye shadow in the summer. It's more of a winter thing don't you reckon? But the shades in here are so cheerful and pretty, just adding a dash of colour on the lids without looking too cakey or made-up. All the shades have gorgeous iridescent particles which reflect so well in the sunlight. 

And lastly, after I had my highlights done at Lisa Shepherd, I was lusting for my original black hair but I have been enjoying flaunting the sunkissed highlights in the Summery days lately and I hope they go lighter!

Soph. said...

Would love to try the clinique make up. Love their products.
Hair looks lovely.

Xox Soph


Unknown said...

I love my long wear concealer it def works for me. I agree they do tend to be dark. I may havee to try that fooundation been hearing great things about it.

Lorina ♥ said...

The L'Occitane palette is very pretty , love the pro long wear concealer , thanks for sharing



tackyblueeyeshadow said...

Love your hair, it's such a lovely colour. I really want to try the Pro Longwear concealer. Sounds really good. x

Anonymous said...

You look so pretty, I love your hair!

Emma x

Gauri said...

I ♥ those highlights on your hair! So pretty!!

Star Vogue said...

love clinique :) now following :)

Hira said...

Your highlights took lovely!


Maddy said...

Even I love MAC pro long wear concealer. It doesn't crease on me which makes it even better.




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