I know I am rather late, but better late than never, right?
Unfortunately I missed my December faves since I was travelling, so I have quite a few products in this post for December and January.
Dirty Works Miracle Cream is a rich cream without being greasy or oily. It absorbs almost immediately and really helps my skin look radiant and healthy and feel soft and smooth. The best part of this product is the price, R99.95 for 50ml! I would highly recommend this product. I use this at night, since the summer days are so hot, but it doesn’t specify whether it is a day and night cream, so it is a great all-rounder!
*Maybelline Babylips Intense Care. I usually use Carmex or Lip Sano on my lips, but for summer I decided to try this Babylips, and I am glad I did! Beside it being extremely hydrating, it also has spf protection! I didn’t expect it to be as moisturising as my usuals, but it was, add the sun protection, and this is a huge hit!
Garnier BB Cream for combination/oily skin has good coverage without being heavy, so it is perfect for summer. I find it gives better coverage than the original one without being as rich. This is great for hot weather and gives a flawless finish.
MAC Archie’s Girls Pearlmatte Face Powder in Flatter Me, a gold/peach highlighter with built in coral heart blushes! The highlighter is MAC Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl, and the blush is MAC Powder Blush in Foolish Me. I love the idea of having the highlighter and blush together, where you can either use them seperately or together. For a picture of the open product, click here
Caudalie Anti-wrinkle Fluid, a broad spectrum SPF 20 fluid with antioxidants to stop free radicals and visibly correct wrinkles. I love how lightweight this product is, it reminds me of La Mer sun protection fluid, but with added skin benefits. It is also way more affordable, and available on Rubybox.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in ‘Soft and Gentle’ is a great highlighter, it gives a subtle lit from within glow, without too much shimmer. Love it and I highly recommend this! I use it with a fan brush to highlight above my cheek bones.
Clarins Gloss Prodige in Papaya, I am loving this, it isn’t a very sticky gloss, but it is long lasting, and gives a subtle colour to the lips. It is moisturising too!
Sharon Osbourne Blush in Peaches and Cream, when I initially saw this blush I thought it was going to be way too light for me, but I actually love it! It is a very soft pink which gives a flushed and healthy look.
*Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50 is a broad-spectrum sunscreen which utilises lipid-rich Oleosome microspheres that boost sun protection (SPF50!) and antioxidants to help defend the skin. I took this on holiday with me, and it was a huge saviour! The humidity and heat in Thailand and Malaysia were enough to make any product melt away, but this waterproof product stayed put through all the sweating and swimming. I love that it can be used on face and body, so it means one less product to carry around! Dermalogica has this to say:
The formula includes a blend of essential oils to soothe irritation from UV exposure, while Hyaluronic Acid binds moisture to the skin without greasiness. This new product is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes and is a must-have for extreme sport enthusiasts who are frequently practicing and attending sporting events outside. Protection 50 Sport SPF50 can be used for both face and body, making sunscreen protection easy for busy people on-the-go.
Revlon CC Cream, I have had this product for less than a year, and I loved it. I even featured it in my June Favourites here. I wanted to use it again recently, and the colour and texture has completely changed, it seems as if the spf part seperated, so it is really runny and has a white liquid layer as you can see above. Definitely a fail for me if a product has a shelf life of less than a year!
I went to Dischem a couple of days ago, and couldn’t help myself. This body cream smells amazing and is affordable which is always a bonus. I finally gave in to the hype of Catrice Camouflage Cream! A new release from Catrice is the Multi Style Matte Eyeliner, it is so black and long lasting, I love it! And this brow palette from Eyelure looks promising with a brow wax, a dark brown powder, and a lighter powder to help shape the brows.