Thursday, June 30, 2016

Goodbye June: My Every Day Face For The Month


How very cliché of me to say this, but it is totally true: June came and went in a jiffy and I can't believe how fast the year is passing by! June was a busy month at work (especially with the whole Brexit situation and a lot of people going on holiday), blogging wise the number of posts this month fell relative to previous months but that's ok as I've been really enjoying life and sometimes that gets in the way of blogging. Weather wise, June was a bit of a strange one with the odd sunshiny day but mostly rain, and lots of it. Despite the washout start of summer, temperatures have risen and inevitably my beauty routine had to be adjusted. June consisted mainly of natural and minimal make-up looks; less was definitely more both in terms of numbers of product used and time spent doing my make-up, which really sped things up in the morning and meant being able to stay in bed for that little longer; win win right?! Here's what I reached for this past month:


BASE
For my base, my go-to option has been the Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream (£9.99) which colour corrects my skin, is very lightweight and dewy (something I long for during the hotter months) and contains SPF15 saving me an extra step in the morning. I do love a heavier foundation with fuller coverage and matte finish for summer night outings (but mostly for winter), but a lighter foundation or BB/CC cream translates summer perfect skin!

For concealer, I've been really enjoying the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (£22) in shade Vanilla. I confess I wanted to re-buy the Urban Decay concealer I adore, but since my shade wasn't available I went with this instead and I'm not disappointed. Is it better than UD? No, it isn't but it's not half bad either. I covers my dark circles well and doesn't crease which is exactly what I need from a concealer. My only concern is how much of it I use every time as I find that the product doesn't spread well and unlike the UD concealer where I only need a tiny bit, this is less than a month old and almost running out. Do you have the same problem?

To seal all of the above goodness, the next product I reach for is the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder* (15). As per my review on it (read here), the thought of loose powder scared the hell out of me but its effectiveness and overall greatness has made it a firm favourite and must have in all of my make-up looks. In short, it reinforces the hold of the base without looking too unnatural or cakey and being translucent, it doesn't change the colour of the foundation which is always a plus. This contains SPF30 so I honestly cannot think of a better option for summer.

CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT
NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (£18) has every single shade I possibly need for both contouring and highlighting and whilst I do have my favourite shades and repeatedly stick to those, the palette is such great value for money, I am really pleased I picked it up. I have bronzers and highlighters to last me a few months if not years and if you want to read a more in depth review, check it out here.


EYES
I've talked about the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Pomade (£15) endlessly here on the blog but that's because I have yet to find a product that will make my eyebrows look as good as they do when I use this. The pomade is smooth, pigmented and waterproof meaning it gives you everything you possibly need to up your brow game and make sure they stay put throughout the entire day, no matter what the temperature outside is. 

In terms of mascara, I know my original review (see here) of the Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara (£7.99) stated that this was a wet, clumpy mess but guess what, all it needed was to age a bit. I've had this for a few months now and the formula is a lot easier to work with and with one coat my lashes are already massively lengthened and volumised.

LIPS
I'm a sucker for pretty lipsticks so when I had enough points on my Boots points, I knew I wanted to get the famous Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick (£26) and I went with the shade 44 Nude Lavalliere, which is a gorgeous pinky nude shade. The formula of the lipstick is so moisturising this will not only be my go-to during winter but for summer too when my lips get sun burned and need extra TLC. Thanks to the combination of oils within the formula, hydration is spot on. It's definitely on the luxury end of the scale and I feel very fancy schmancy when I whip it out to re-apply.


Tell me, what products did you love during the month of June? Let me know below!
Thanks for reading beauties and have a nice end of the week!

xoxo





* Contains PR Samples. All opinions are my own (disclaimer here).
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52 comments

  1. That YSL lipstick is everything I need! :D
    Kisses ♥
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  2. That lipsticks looks lovely, I just love the packaging! I need to check out that BB cream as it sounds like something I would wear :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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  3. Ugh, such a pretty lipstick color! Lovely that it moisturizes so well too! Xx

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  4. I'm so in love with the NYX contour & highlight palette, too! ♥

    xoxo
    Selly
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  5. This is a great post, Pam! On my side I have been using Hourglass Ambient Powder in Dim Light to set my eyeshadow primer and it makes the perfect base for other eyeshadows to blend. I've also been using L'Oreal Butterfly Sculpt mascara almost everyday.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  6. Great items Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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  7. That YSL lippie looks gorgeous! Love the Vichy powder too, so lightweight!

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  8. You did very well, dear Pam, enjoy your days, life and blogging can wait a bit, but still, I have been reading more now, so I am here again :) And yes, the month flew! I loved this lipstick, YSL is always so good and I want to give it a try - I have very dry lips, even Dior produces allergy, so I have to test lipsticks, knowing that some that I love the color, will likely be ditched :( But I want to try, hopefully it is good for me too!
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  9. Dear Pam, I should try out the concealer from Nars since it covers dark circles well :))) I was shocked, I didnd't think Brexit could really happen...

    xoxo
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  10. I love that Maybelline mascara, it's such a great drugstore find!

    xo, Liz
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  11. gah I SO wanna try a YSL lippy. that colour looks so gorgeous. xxx

    hannatalks

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  12. This is such a lovely post, love all the products you've featured - gorgeous! :)

    Layla xx

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  13. That YSL lipstick looks amazing !!

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  14. Loving all of these products, that lipstick is just to die for! I'm always looking for new blog friends and I think your blog is lovely, let me know if you want to stay in touch and follow each other! x

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  15. My mother bought the palette as a first time contour set, and while it is great, I didn't care for the formula.
    Angie
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  16. This lipstick is a beautiful colour 💗
    Happy July Pam

    xxx
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  17. I don't have any special favourites from last month... I love color of your lipstick <3

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  18. Great product selection, I need to try that base!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  19. Love the color of YSL lipstick! I would like to try NARS concealer.

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  20. Adoro rotinas assim simples e eficazes e gostei das tuas escolhas! Fiquei curiosa quanto à base e o batom tem uma cor linda *-*
    Kisses,
    Messy Hair, Don't Care

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  21. Your YSL lipstick shade looks so lovely + the packaging is already worth a purchase :)
    Nati xx
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  22. I've recently discovered Urban Decay concealer which I love. But I need to reevaluate my beauty routine for diff seasons. I don't do that yet.

    Mich x
    michjosephblog.wordpress.com

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  23. You have such a lovely collection of products <3 That YSL lipstick looks so beautiful!

    Enjoy the weekend, Pam :)
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  24. I love YSL lipsticks!! Great collection!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  25. I am a believer that we stop and smell the roses every so often. Blogging can always be returned to but life is fleeting. Great choice girl! Lovely products. The YSL lipstick is so dope and I love every darn thing Nars. I haven't used a lot of NYX but I know they have great products. Happy July babe!

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  26. Nice products hon, my favorite has to be maybelline matte and poreless foundation, and although it's summer I'm not sure I'll be giving it up, I just can't find another foundation I adore this much, hope you're having a great weekend.
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  27. Ah you can't beat the luxury of the YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks - the packaging is just stunning xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  28. Lovely colors for lips.
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  29. I would love to try the YSL lipstick. Lovely choices of make-up.

    xx, Richel Goes Places

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  30. I love this lipstick! Great products!
    XX
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  31. Lovely products - they're all beautiful and perfect for this time of year too!! Hope you're having a lovely weekend and looking forward to seeing more from you :)

    Layla xx
    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  32. All these makeup products look absolutely gorgeous! That Nyx contour palette looks incredible, i definitely need to pick it up.

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  33. Such a lovely post! That lipstick looks stunning, need that! I love the look of the contour palette! I need to try NYX so so bad!
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  34. Really interesting products! Especially love the lipstick :)

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    Caro x

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  35. Loved reading this. Please check out my latest summer hair tutorials with ghd.

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  36. I'm all about a beautiful lipstick. Nude Lavalliere looks like the most perfect & versatile color to wear. :]

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  37. Love your blog style.

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  38. ohhh i love your picks for your every day face :) The mascara is one of my favs too, the new miss hippie from loreal and this one are now my favs :D Your makeup always looks so perfect so I love reading your products*_*
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  39. I've tried the mascara and I just have to say I'm not a fan! It's interesting to see though that after it dried you started to enjoy it.. maybe I'll give it a shot again as it has been open for a while now! Great post :)

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  40. I have been loving my YSL lippies as well! They're just perfect for summer since they don't dry out the lips at all and are so lightweight.

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  41. Hello,

    Love color of your lispick ! :D

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.com/

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  42. Aquele batom era bem vindo por aqui!



    Isabel Sá
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