Long-time, no see! Now that I’m done with university and I have a bit more time on my hands, I hope to be doing some more blog posts, woo! My first post back is one that’s taken some time to get to do because I obvs only have one face and only moisturise twice a day. But, here’s my moisturiser low-down on what I’ve been using over the past few months and whether I think it’s oily-combo/acne-prone skin approved.
I have a new skincare fave! I’ve been loyally testing out the Pixi Glow Tonic since it hit Boots and, spoiler, I’m loving it.
It’s always risky for me, with my sensitive and acne-prone skin, to try out new skincare or just change my routine in general. But, thankfully, it really paid off and I would love to recommend it to you guys.
Really not clickbait guys, I did! I created my own eyeshadow palette that is legit for sale (and you can too!). Find (and purchase) my palettes at my Beautonomy store. If you want to purchase my palette, any singles, or any of the other amazing palettes, purchase through this link and save 20%!
My collection of makeup brushes for an average makeup wearer is both embarrassing and something I’m proud of – I guess I can only be as good as my tools! So, I’m going to get into all the different brushes and sponges I have and what I use them for.
I’ve included pictures of the brushes as a whole and then close up so you can see their density and size. Also, please excuse the lack of cleanliness lol (in my defense, they’ve only been used once since cleaned last week so aren’t due another yet haha)
HOLY GRAIL! This concealer is by far the best concealer I’ve ever used and I have repurchased time and time again. Absolutely the best concealer for using, especially under the eye and I cannot recommend it more.
Facial SPFs are so important to protect our skin in the short and long term, even if the sun isn’t out. But, as a brown girl, it’s hard to find an SPF that doesn’t give a white cast. But, keep reading to find out more about the melanin friendly one!
Honestly, removing makeup is one of the worst tasks to do at the end of the day. Couple that with needing sleep and having to tirelessly work through three or four products to completely cleanse my skin and you’ll understand why I jumped at the ad I saw for the ‘Face Halo’.
Face masks are the ultimate pamper session must and I love to try different face masks all the time!
Below is a collection of my absolute favourite face masks that tackle different skin issues and are also at different price points.
After searching long and hard, and going through some pretty rubbish palettes, I have found my two holy grail eyeshadow palettes that are pigmented enough for brown skin and compliment my skin tone perfectly!
I’ve included an example look from each palette to show the pigment, and starred the shadows I used in the palette. My eyeshadow skills really aren’t amazing, and my looks could be a lot more adventurous, but I hope it simply shows that the shadows have so much potential and do an amazing job even with me!
There is one brand who I absolutely adore that I keep coming back to and that is (surprise!) NYX! Although not all my makeup is from there (obvs) I use many of their products in my go-to makeup routine.
Here’s a rundown of my favourite products and let me know if there’s anything you swear by that I need to try out!
I own a ton of lipsticks by NYX, but I’m saving them for a lipstick collection post, so stay tuned!