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29.4.17

April Beauty Favourites

As much as I love makeup, all to often I'll get stuck in a rut until a change in season and I start to experiement and reach for old favourites a little more. I noticed this month I've been gravitating towards different products in my collection and I've rediscovered some old gems that are just perfect for spring/ summer... 

A foundation I've been wearing non stop is the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation. I got this for Christmas in a set from QVC and I've found it to be light weight and hydrating whilst still giving me a good medium coverage. It's water based so perfect for those days when my skin feels more on the dehydrated side. This doesn't last as long as my trusty Estee Lauder Double Wear bases, but set with powder it does give me a good 6-7 hours of wear with a lovely natural looking finish. Purchased from QVC it does come with a brush, to be honest I'm not a massive fan of that and I tend to reach for the So Eco Multi Tasking Brush* instead. This is by far my favourite foundation brush, it blends liquid foundations seamlessly with minimal effort, perfect for those mornings when I'm in a rush. Also I've never experienced any shedding with this brush which is always a plus.
It's only been the past few months that I've started getting into wearing blusher daily, recently I've been reaching for the Topshop Cream Blushers. These give a lovely dewy/ fresh looking finish on the skin, they don't move my foundation around underneath and surprisingly they last pretty well too. Another unusual favourite for me is a lipgloss, the only other lip gloss type products I have in my collection are the Clarins Instant Lip Perfectors, so liking this is a pretty big deal... Anyway, the product in question is the L'Oreal Infallible Lip Gloss in Resist Me. This is so pretty and works really well with the typical nude/ pink shades I wear on a day to day basis. I've been applying a small amount in the centre of my lips and blending it in for a more shimmery look. It isn't at all sticky or tacky and feels nourishing, it's also a pretty good dupe for Charlotte Tilbury's Ibiza Nights lipgloss! 

If you don't follow me on Instagram then you probably haven't seen that I recently had my hair done, it's now much darker and has more of a balayage effect rather than ombre. To keep it looking ashy I've been using silver shampoo and also the Davines Alchemic Conditioner in Silver Grey. If you have blonde hair/ light brown and want to keep it cool toned/ ashy you need to try this. It's nourishing and does an amazing job at keeping my colour the way I like it. Quite pricey but worth the investment if you're paying to get your hair done anyway!

What beauty products have you been loving throughout April?
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15 comments:

  1. Some of these products definitely sound like things I need to try, I have been wanting to try the Tarte foundation for a while now. I love the sound of the Topshop cream blushers too.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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    1. Both are lovely and perfect for this time of year!

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  2. Love the post Jodie, as always! I've been so curious about the Tarte foundation for so long butI have no idea where to purchase Tarte products in Australia. Unless it's online but shipping is a bit pricey and so is makeup in general here :(

    I have quite dry skin with an oily T-zone so a cream blush might actually be better for me, I haven't got any yet but the one you've mentioned looks lovely!

    -Sophie xx | Cherries & Perfume ♡

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    1. Thank you Sophie! Yeah I can imagine it would be pricey, I've heard it's super expensive to buy quite a few brands in Australia, so annoying! Oo yes that's similar to my skin type then, I think you'll love the Topshop blushers! x

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  3. I love the Infalliable lip glosses, I'm not a huge lip gloss fan but this stuff is great! x

    Emma | Reverie de Paris

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    1. They're like no other aren't they, nothing worse than a sticky lipgloss!

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  4. Wow, the Topshop cream blushes look absolutely amazing! Such a beautiful product for Summer :) xx

    Francisca | www.franciscamay.com

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    1. They really are beautiful and look amazing on the skin!

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  5. Ive got a cream blush from Topshop and I love it. I cant remember what shade it is but it was only £2 on sale!

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Wow, what a bargain! I picked mine up a while back now when they were £5, I would definitely pay the £7 though as they are lovely x

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  6. I love that blush shade, it's a gorgeous pick for spring! The Tarte foundation sounds nice as I have dry skin I often opt for hydrating foundations so that's another one added to the wish list haha! xo

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

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    1. It's really lovely! Oo I think you'll love it in that case x

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  7. I cant wait to pop into Topshop again now, I can't believe I forgot how amazing those blushes are, thanks for the reminder! xx

    www.fridayfaye.com

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  8. I'd love to try the tarte rainforest of the sea foundation, it sounds really good!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  9. Ahh I remember buying my first Topshop cream blush, they were all the rave in those days! Lovely post.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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