November was another great month for discovering some new beauty favourites and there's a little bit of everything in this post, from makeup to skincare to haircare. Enjoy!
I'm always on the hunt for a new concealer to play with and when this one from ReCover arrived through my letterbox, I was instantly intrigued by its unusual and fancy-pants 23kt gold-plated tip applicator (well, who wouldn't be?!). This yellow-toned concealer is specifically formulated to cancel out any redness in the skin, something that I have problems with especially around my nose and chin area. The applicator is a little fiddly, but once the product comes out, it blends onto the skin almost seamlessly and is super lightweight, yet offers amazing coverage. It doesn't go cakey, or oxidise, or go dry, so it's perfect for this time of the year when my skin is feeling more temperamental than ever. I'm totally smitten with this and luckily a little goes a long way!
Eylure Brow Amplifier* (3ml, £9.99, link)
Eylure launched a bunch of new brow products last month, and their Brow Amplifier has been something I've been using everything time I've been applying makeup. It's a tinted gel formula that you sweep onto your brows to add definition, shape and to keep them in place, and it does all three of these things beautifully.
Scott Cornwall Precolour Protein Spray* (200ml, £5.99, link)
This is a brilliant multi-purpose leave-in treatment spray that you can use either before you colour your hair to protect it, or as a general leave-in conditioner if you have dry hair like I do. I tend to use it 1-2 times a week after washing and towel-drying my hair, but before blow-drying it, and it leaves it much softer and less damaged. Budget friendly and readily available from Boots.
Clinique Pop Lip Colour in Nude Pop
I picked up this uber-cute mini lippie from Glamour magazine last month (post here) and I just love this shade. It's a great, everyday friendly colour and feels moisturising on the lips.
B. Pure Micellar Oil* (150ml, £3.45, link)
Regular readers will know that I'm a big fan of B.'s Micellar Water which has popped up in numerous empties posts, so I was thrilled to find out that they'd released an oil version recently. Naturally, I had to give it a whirl as a I adore oil based cleansers and this is really bloomin' marvellous stuff! I apply it to a dry face full of makeup, add a little warm water and massage it all in. It turns into a milky cleanser and removes every last trace, including stubborn waterproof mascara. No stinging eyes and no residue afterwards (as long as you don't use too much and remove it properly of course). Another budget friendly winner from the highstreet - I had to pick up a cheeky backup already (as shown in pic)!
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blusher in Gentle* (15ml, £12.99, link)
When it comes to the world of liquid blushers, I have yet to find any that beat Daniel Sandler's Watercolour offerings in terms of quality, shade range and longevity. The latest addition to my makeup collection is the shade Gentle which is a gorgeous peachy-pink that warms up my complexion without the need for any shimmer. A tiny dot is all that's required and it blends out so easily.
Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo* (56g, £22, link)
Last but not least, I have to mention the new dry shampoo from Aveda. Their Shampure scent is one of my favourites from them so I was so happy to discover they were bringing out a 99.8% natural dry shampoo, and boy, this is really, really good. The scent is a lot more subtle than I thought it was going to be, but the product works exceptionally well. You just squeeze the bottle, shake a tiny amount of the powder onto your roots and massage it in. It instantly absorbs any excess oil, adds a bit of much needed volume too and doesn't leave my dark hair looking like I've had a run in with a bag of flour. Excellent stuff.
What are your current beauty favourites?