31.8.12

Beauty & Skincare Weekly Favourites


Hola amigos! I hope everyone's having a lovely week so far. Mine has been great with so much work and so much happening around me. But in all honesty, I do love life to be a bit hectic now and then. It keeps me going :)

So I loved the make-up a receptionist was wearing at this certain salon and she told me how she always opts for warmer tones, even slightly warmer than her natural skin shade to brighten up her complexion. Also, luminous skin does not always equals oily is what I learnt. 

Ditching my trusty Clinique Stay Matte Foundation, I came back to my all time favourite MAC Face & Body which I had been ignoring since months. For more coverage on the top, I tried dabbing Cover FX Cream Foundation in M60 which is such a tanned, olive colour for me and voila, the combination looked just my skin but photoshopped, not to forget amazingly dewy NOT oily skin. I think they will accompany me for my trip to India for sure. 

You guys really need to check out this cream foundation if you haven't already. 


I hate traditional liquid liners. Period.

Especially the ones that come with a thin and flimsy brush that is difficult to manoeuvre around the eye. This one by Natio however somehow manages to give me a thin, crisp line. It's really not me. My hands are still as shaky as a jelly. I guess the super fine and long tip does help in keeping it neat and thin. 

Plus the colour is the darkest black I have ever seen. It dries matte and lasts all day without cracking, flaking or peeling. Two thumbs up!




Whenever I wear the Boombastic Mascara by GOSH, I always get asked if I am wearing falsies or what is it that I am wearing on the lashes. I doubt the super chunky brush is the key here. The formula is fantastic itself. As soon as it touches any lashes, be it short and spiky, it coats them carbon black in seconds, curls them and makes sure the curls hold in place for the entire day. 

Ingenious. The only con - if you have a small eye area, this is likely to get all over your lids. Keep a cotton bud soaked in make-up remover ready. 


Coming to the slightly boring but equally loved Skincare. I am still sticking to what usually works for my skin besides the odd Moisturiser as we all know how quickly our skin drinks it up. My current favourite is Organic Surge Blissful Daily Moisturiser. It's meant for normal skin but I have to point out how great this will be for those with oily/combination skin. 


It is deliciously soft and mushy regarding texture but once in contact with skin, absorbs within seconds, leaving skin plumped and hydrated. How it's different is that it leaves no greasy, oily or tacky residue at all and leaves skin matte. Perfect to keep oil at bay and still keeping skin soft and supple. 



I love hand lotions on my dresser especially those that come in a pump dispenser bottle and smell of roses. This one inspired from the garden at Sissinghurst castle smells like a full bloom garden! It has a soft and romantic scent to it, nothing too sickly or offensive. Besides the beautiful floral packaging and the delicious scent, it's also superbly hydrating for the Autumn/Winter. If you're looking for a new skincare addition for your dresser, this is a bargain for £9 from Boots. 


I am off to India for two weeks from 8th September. I am not sure how I feel about it. I have a love hate relationship with the country so hoping for the best this time. On that note, I am quite excited to do a post on make-up, skin care and hair stuff that I will be travelling with. I have already started filling in some bits and bobs in my travel bag, so that should be up soon.

8 comments:

shifa said...

Im also loving the cover fx foundation, i used to use a beauty blender to apply it but found the real technique buffing brush gave me a flawless finish!

Great post shifaa :) xxx

Hannah said...

MUST buy MAC face and body!! its supposed to be amazing! xx

Katy said...

I've never tried that cream foundation, but I want to try it as I've heard good things x
Sirens and Bells

Get Gawjus! said...

@Hannah - You have to try it to believe how awesome it is :)

@Katy - You should! They have a great counter at Harvey Nichols where they'd match you perfectly.

themaryfairy said...

Hmm I didn't get on with the blissful daily moisturiser. I have oily/combination skin. :/ Glad it worked for you though! Maybe my skin was just having an off couple of weeks :P

I'm going to have that 'Mr Bombastic' song in my head all night now LOL.

Unknown said...

Hi there,

Does the Cover FX cream foundation give a white cast in flash photography because of the SPF content? Ive heard good things about this product but im worried of how it looks in photographs.

Cant wait for your response.

Danica
xoxo

Unknown said...

Hi there,

Does the Cover FX cream foundation give a white cast in flash photography because of the SPF content? Ive heard good things about this product but im worried of how it looks in photographs.

Cant wait for your response.

Danica
xoxo

Get Gawjus! said...

@Danica - I just tried it today and fortunately it doesn't! In fact looks pretty natural :)