It’s Beauty Hit List time – the first one of 2018! What I love most about these posts is that they allow me to really geek out over something as simple as a rad new lipstick or kickass body lotion (it’s the little things, huh?) and know that I’m in good company.
Our December and January Beauty Hit List is all about FACE, FACE, FACE! From skincare heroes to new makeup launches, this edition focuses on the products that have been making my mug a little more presentable. Let’s dive in and take a look…
MatteLast Liquid Lip by Pixi Beauty
I think it’s safe to say that liquid lip colours aren’t going to be leaving my makeup bag anytime soon and the MatteLast colours by Pixi Beauty leave a non-sticky, non-crumbly colour that packs a wallop! The petal-shaped wand proves that everything really IS better when it’s themed and makes applications on a bumpy double decker bus (ha!) super easy. At the moment, this product comes in a good range of nude tones but fingers crossed Pixi create a red shade for all us bold lip gals!
The POREfessional Pearl Illuminator by Benefit
Primer genuinely used to be one of those products that I never understood the point of… until I started using it, that is! Benefit have given their best-selling The POREfessional primer an extra pink upgrade by adding a radiant pearlescent effect, which can be worn on its own to achieve that I get 8 hours sleep a night and glow from within look (fake it ’til ya make it, right?!) OR under makeup to minimise pores and act as a soft, smooth base for foundation.
Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolate by Next
As far as own-brand beauty lines go, Next are really knocking it out of the park right now with products that have the luxe look (and QUALITY!) of the likes of Charlotte Tilbury at a lower price point. This little eyeshadow quad is no exception, coming in at a cool £7.50 with a few different colour options available. The palette is perfectly paired with my daily eyeliner flicks but the Berry and Smoky quads are also great for creating a statement eye – and at 3 for 2, it’s tempting to pick up a few more…
Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm by Kiehl’s
Oh, bittersweet winter – I love your snow days, hot drinks and jumper dresses but I DON’T like what you do to my skin! Flaky patches and dehydration, anyone? Ugh. I thought not. When dry skin strikes I love a balm, almost as much as I love to over-pronounce the ‘L’ in balm. Ballllm. Kiehl’s are my go-to guys when it comes to skin woes and I’ve been slathering this bad boy onto clean skin lately, letting it sink in and do its thing. Altogether now: ballllm!
MAC Studio Fix Foundation
Whenever I bring up MAC Studio Fix, there’s always at least one person that professes their deep-rooted love for this classic foundation. After using it for a solid month for the first time in ages, I can see why it’s one that people go back to again and again! It gives me the full coverage, matte look that I like, it comes in an impressive 46 (!) shades and it lasts for about 8 hours. Sidenote: I’m also convinced that mine is in a magic bottle* – it never seems to run out…?
Have you guys tried any of the items on my latest Beauty Hit List? Which cosmetics are making you shout from the rooftops this season? Geek out with me!
*no genie though! What gives?!