I was going to say it’s a random collection of favourites this month, but it always seems to be a random collection, so rather: Here are my May favourites.
This brand is sadly no longer available in the country, but you can get Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (£19) on Cult Beauty (free shipping on orders over £40). It is the hair-repairing mask to end all masks. I’ve used it once a month for years.
It is a bit of a mission to use because you apply it to damp hair BEFORE you wash it. So there is an awkward 15 minutes hanging around in a towel before you shower, but I promise you it’s worth it! It leaves you hair soft, silky and feels like you’ve just stepped out of a salon.
I got the Clarins Cream-to-Powder Iridescent Long Lasting Eyeshadow in Silver Rose (R355) ages ago, but never really used it. I’ve been playing around with eyeshadow a lot the last few weeks, and have reached for this to add a beautiful iridescent sheen over the top. It looks beautiful when worn alone, but it really shows off when added over the top of darker shades. There are 7 shades in the collection, so if rose isn’t your shade, have a look at the others.
I cannot champion Wet n Wild enough at the moment. There are such good products on their stands. I’m currently obsessed with the Wet n Wild Megaglo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter in Halo, Goodbye (R120). The most beautiful liquid highlighter that I’ve been using on my cheekbones all month! There are also a few shades of this, so have a look in your nearest Clicks store to see the colour options.
I love the whole OPI Gel Break collection for its repairing properties, but I’m actually most excited by the fact that I’ve found the absolute perfect nude nail polish shade for my skin tone. There are 3 shades, each designed to suit different skin tones, but my match is OPI Gel Break Colour in Properly Pink (R320). It is literally is ‘my nails but better’ shade.
I’ve been really struggling with breakouts over the last few months, and have been treating them with the sk.in Pure Medi Shot (R700) It contains a prescription-grade maximum strength 2% concentration of salicylic acid to fight breakouts and blackheads. It also helps to fight post-inflammatory pigmentation, so my skin is also brighter as a result.
I wrote a full review on the Filorga Oxygen-Glow range last month, but I’ve continued to be super impressed with the Clean Skin-Effect Super Cleanser (R360). It’s a non-foaming gel cleanser that has done wonders for my skin. I use it as my second cleanse, and it cleans the skin without drying, which is what I need from a cleanser, but don’t often get from a gel formula.
I’m SO lazy when it comes to cleaning my makeup brushes – I just have loads so I don’t have to clean them too often. But when I do, I’m always so impressed with what light work the Beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid (£15 from Cult Beauty) makes of getting squeaky-clean brushes.
What are your current beauty favourites?