I can’t believe it’s July! With the patches of gloomy weather we’ve been having in Toronto, it doesn’t even feel like summer. The muggyness has my hair in perma-frizz and to be honest, I haven’t even bothered to brush through it (think Mia Thermopolis pre-makeover). My bitterness about the weather and semi-unkempt nature aside, I do have beauty products I used constantly last month that picked up my beauty slack, including a new drugstore mascara, a bomb face cleanser and .. a bust cream? Yup, that’s a thing. Read more below!
1. Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Moisturizer
I’m a big fan of Olay moisturizers in general but, this one from their Luminous collection has been a game changer for my skin. The cream itself is thicker than most moisturizers, which makes dryness not even a concern for a solid 24 hours and has been helping to fade away dark-spots, leaving a natural don’t-even-need-to-wear-makeup glow. The best kind of glow, amirite?
2. Maybelline Lash Sensational
For three years, Maybelline’s Falsies has been my holy grail mascara. I would not buy any other lash apparatus since nothing compared to its greatness, until now. Maybelline’s Lash Sensational mascara was recommended by KellyLovesBeauty1 on YouTube. She swore by the formula and her lashes were out of this world so, I decided to give it a try. The wand is slightly curved and layers of small bristles fan lashes out while providing volume, length and separates. Yes, it’s does everything a great mascara should do, including rarely smudging onto my lid. Ya need to get it girl.
3. 803 Sam H Cream
I got this product in my Memebox a few months ago and am devastated it’s on its last leg. I use this cream on my bust each time I get out of the shower which, I don’t think is how you use it? I apply the cream there because it smells clean, is made with shea butter and firms/plumps all the areas your want it to firm/plump ifyouknowwhatImean.
4. bareMinerals bronzer in Faux Tan
I first discovered this bronzer a few years ago when I noticed my friend was a glowing goddess, every time the light hit her face a certain way she illuminated the room. I literally couldn’t stop staring at how her skin (creeper status?). She told me her best kept secret was this bareMinerals bronzer. Since it is a loose powder I pour a little product on a tissue, dab with a bronzing brush, tap off excess product and sweep onto my cheekbones and toward the temples of my forehead. Beautiful, radiant skin can be so simple.
5. Lancome Energie De Vie Micro Foam Cleanser
I sloppily slab this Lancome cleanser all over my face after a long day and it easily takes off my makeup (including eye makeup), leaving my skin feeling hydrated and clean. It smells slightly like a cheap mens cologne, but it removes dead skin cells and actively revives my skin to prepare it for the next day so, I let the man stank slide.
6. Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream
When you don’t want to apply heavy foundation but you still want to cover any imperfections, you need CC (colour correcting) cream all up in your life. This one by Smashbox evens out complexion, is super lightweight and has SPF 30 – perfect for summer since it protects and does not melt away. If I could recommend trying ONE product from my June favourites, it’s this one. You’ll love it, I promise.