New In Beauty: The Latest Additions to My Makeup and Skincare Collection

31 July 2016

As this post is going up later than originally planned, it doesn't include the beauty bits I got for my birthday (but if you're interested in that click here). But what it does include are some very recent additions to my beauty stash that I've been loving, flatlay-ed on the aesthetically pleasing concrete kitchen tops of Shore CottageSo starting from the top centre of the first photo, I'll work my way around clockwise. 

So first we have the Super Facialist by Una Brennan Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish Purify & Refresh Facial Scrub which may be a mouthful to say, but is pretty great at giving my oily, blemish prone skin a deep cleanse and great at removing any flakes of dry skin caused by lingering blemishes. The micro-beads in this scrub a little larger than most, so this might not be the best formula for sensitive or really aggressive spots/acne. As it was on offer I also recently picked up the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water as a lighter/summer alternative to my usual makeup remover Super Facialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renewal Cleansing Oil. It's super gentle on the skin and great value for money, but I find my ol' trusty oil to be more effective at removing makeup so I don't think I'll be repurchasing this when it runs out. Talking of an old trusty product, I also recently picked up a small Lush Tea Tree Water toner. I won't bore you here, all you need to do is type "tea tree" in my search box at the side to get an idea of how much I love this formula and just how easy it is to apply - seriously if you are a no fuss person when it comes to a skincare routine, this spray is your bestie.

When a NYX counter finally landed in my local Boots, I rushed straight to the liquid lipsticks and picked up the Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes - a gorgeous super long-lasting dark pinky nude matte, which doesn't leave your lips feeling dry at all. Another makeup product ticking my boxes at the minute is the Soap and Glory Kick Ass All is Calm Anti-Redness Concealer. My complexion has been really red recently, and so this has worked wonders as a colour corrector under my foundation but the formula is quite heavy - so if anyone has any colour correcting recommendations on the thin/light formula side, send them my way! I was kindly gifted the Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo in Script* shortly after its launch and it's a lot more of a sheerer, glossier finish of lipstick to what I would opt for (I am pretty much a matte-lip kinda gal) but this again is a dark dusky pink nude which makes me feel v sophisticated when wearing it. It's been a while since I last picked up a L'Oréal Paris Super Liner Ultra Precision Black, but I was having difficulties with a dried up felt-liner and so thought I'd return to a trusty favourite. This formula is the best longevity for a liquid liner that I've tried from the drugstore but is easy to correct when you make a mistake during application and has quite a wet/shiny finish to it, which I really like. 

Although this is the mini version of the Clinique High Impact Mascara*, it still packs a punch. It leaves my lashes super volumous (is that even a word?), long and fans them out - I think this is possibly my favourite mascara formula ever, but when it runs out I'll be investing in the waterproof version because I once got caught in a storm and was left looking like a sad panda. For a spot fighting moisturiser, I've had a recent love for Avène Clearance Expert  - it's a creamier and denser solution than my usual pick of La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo[+], but smells heavenly and melts into the skin dreamily. Last but not least is the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Chunky Cherry*, which is super easy to apply, a gorgeous hot pink colour and the balm leaves a sheer layer of colour and a lot of moisture. 

What are the latest additions to your makeup and skincare collections? And have you tried any of these products?
C x

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7 comments

  1. Lovely post! I really want to try out the Tea Tree water from Lush!! <3

    Amelia | Amelia Grace

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    1. Aw thank you Amelia - glad you enjoyed this post! The Tea Tree Water, is such a great product - I honestly couldn't recommend it more. Thanks for reading :) x

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  2. The toner from Lush is .... LUSH! Also, I love the Garnier cleanser so much, I have a strict daily routine! Lovely post, I definitely need to try everything else!

    Whitney xoxo | Whitney Loren.

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    1. Haha it really is isn't it, I feel like the name Lush is apt for all their products really! It is a lovely gentle cleanser and I love how it doesn't irritate my eyes at all. Aw thank you, so glad you enjoyed this post - let me know if you end up trying any of these out :) x

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  3. Need to try more skincare from Lush!


    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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    1. Ooh yes I love their face masks and this toner is pretty much a holy grail product for me - so I want to try out more too! Thanks for stopping by on my blog :) x

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  4. I have the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes as well and it's such a gorgeous shade isn't it? Cannes is the only soft matte lip cream that I have so far but I really want to pick up more, just not really sure which shade to go for next...

    www.thesundaymode.com

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