Pretty tones for a summer berry makeup look and some favourite recent additions to my beauty drawer.
A SUMMER BERRY MAKEUP LOOK
Today I just wanted to share a quick little beauty update since it has been foooooreeeeeverrrr since I had! Plus, I’ve been doing a few mini shops at both Mecca and Sephora lately, so I have some new favourites to share. Actually, I filmed a video with these last week that I will edit and pop up soon. That video goes into more depth on the things I’ve been using. Follow me on YouTube here to stay up to date. Above, I put together a summer berry makeup look inspired in part by the abundance of fresh berries I’ve been eating and the products I’ll go into below.
BOBBI BROWN CRUSHED LIP COLOUR
After a surprise delivery last week with three of the new Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour Balms (I was kindly gifted these), I’ve been testing them out daily. They are liquid lipsticks that feel comfortable and effortless while delivering a saturated punch of colour. They come in fourteen shades, are Paraben, Phthalate, Sulphite, Talc, Mineral Oil and Gluten-free and vegan. I love that they feel like wearing a balm, with a non-stick gloss finish. They remind me if anything of the Nars Lip Glosses (of which I have a small collection, I love them!) but are less sticky.
I was gifted Hippy Shake, a pale pink tone, Give a Fig which is more like an everyday hue and Cool Beets, a darker beetroot/ berry tone. I’ll end up wearing Give a Fig the most, it is a good go-to shade. However, as you can see from my final look above I decided to create a summer berry makeup look before heading out the other night using Cool Beets.
TOO FACED JUST PEACHY VELVET MATTE PALETTE
Now, this is one that I feel like I’ve possibly talked about already, or should have since I have barely wanted to use any other shadow palette since I got it! Toward the end of last year, I bought this Too Faced iconic palette from Mecca Maxima. I can honestly say I’ve not even scratched the surface of the colour options I want to create with this beautiful palette! The twelve highly pigmented shades are all so pretty, I just love playing around with them.
Of course, this palette also has the extra drawcard of being peach scented which is so addictive! haha given they are now in season too, I’ve been eating more peaches than I have in years, no doubt sparked by constantly smelling the palette. While it has the pretty peach shades, it comes with berry tones, buttery creams, and browns that compliment as perfect neutrals. Formulated without parabens, sulfates & phthalates, this palette is just a dream.
Inspired by the berry tone of the Cool Beets Crushed Liquid Lip, I ended up creating a look with Chocolate Dipped, Peach Sangria, and Just Peachy. (These are all swatched together below). They also went perfectly with my all time favourite blush- Nars Orgasm. It’s the perfect glowy, peachy hue but this time I only applied it lightly.
DRUNK ELEPHANT D-BRONZE ANTI-POLLUTION SUNSHINE DROPS
When I went into Mecca Cosmetica last, it took all of about 30 seconds to convince me to drop the $ on this one! haha In a move dangerous to my bank account, I didn’t go in looking for a tanning drop style product but somehow walked out with one. My first foray into Drunk Elephant, a skincare brand I’ve had friends swear to me has transformed their skin, I was really keen to give this one a go. Since I’m trying to use up a lot of the skincare products I own before buying any new double ups, this was one of the only Drunk Elephant products I could safely say I didn’t have anything like in my cupboard.
So, what the heck is it? The highly concentrated serum drops are formulated to be blended with a moisturiser, primer or foundation to add a bit of glow and boost of protective antioxidants. Enriched with omega-rich virgin marula and black currant seed oil, as well as vitamin F, the serum supports the healthy barrier function of the skin in combating environmental stressors. I’ve worn it mixed with moisturiser when I am popping down to the gym if I want a little glow or blended with my foundation for extra colour during the day. Not really an essential to have on hand but I tell you what, I haven’t gone a day without using it since I got it.
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WHAT ARE YOUR BEAUTY GO-TO’S AT THE MOMENT?
This really just only scratches the surface of things I have been loving lately, so I’ll make sure to update again soon with skincare, fragrance and hair care. In the meantime, I would love to know what you are using and loving or have tried and didn’t really like lately? Let us know below. Which of the Crushed Liquid Lip Colours did you like the most? Got any requests for beauty looks I should try? I’m feeling a little more experimental, so let me know.