I hope you are all enjoying the month of love and are celebrating your love for your partners, friends, family, pets, hobbies and most importantly, the love for yourself.
Following my January Beauty Appreciation Box, here are my choices for this month’s beauty appreciation box featuring some of my favourite skincare and make up products.
The first thing in this month’s box is a skincare product which I received with my LookFantastic Advent calendar, the Avant Moisture Surge Overnight Treatment. I am a sucker for beautiful scents so this one had me at hello. It’s the first time I am trying anything from this brand and so far I’ve loved using it. This treatment is rich in antioxidants, contains vitamins A and E for anti-ageing and antioxidant action, as well as shea butter and sweet almond that smooth the skin reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It also contains Polyacrylamide which forms a thin coating on the skin helping as a barrier against UVA/UVB rays. I have been using this product for about 3 weeks now and I love the feeling of instant hydration it gives to my skin. I also feel my skin much softer when I wake up in the morning.
Another skincare product I am currently in love with is the new Matis Paris Caviar The Essence*. Most of you know that I do the Marketing for this brand in the U.K. so I was very lucky to try this product before it officially launched in the U.K. market. Now it’s my special treat! The Essence is a toner which French caviar, rich in Omega-3, proteins, vitamins, and minerals, with marine collagen. It feels like silk on the skin and its scent is divine. I use it after my make up remover and before my serum.
Now I know that the point of the appreciation box was to help me use the products I already have, but this one is a new purchase simply because I was out of foundation. The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation is a makeup-skincare hybrid I’ve wanted to try for a while as apart from good coverage it also has hydrating, anti-pollutant and anti-ageing actives. One pump feels like a lot at first and it needs to be worked on the skin for a couple of minutes in order to to be applied properly but once it’s applied it has great coverage that also feels moisturising and lightweight on the skin. Lasts quite well too. Since I’m using this foundation, I thought I’d also try a sample of the Wonderglow Primer that came with one of my Charlotte Tilbury online orders and I haven’t used yet. It promises to hydrate the skin, blur imperfections and give a dewy finish so I’m looking forward to trying it.
Another make-up product to go in this month’s beauty appreciation box is my NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer. I love the velvety texture of this concealer and its easy application. It works wonders for my dark circle and a biggish pigmentation mark I have under my right eye. It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamins A, C, and E for a hydration, brightening and anti-oxidant boost. Another thing that I love about this product is that its jar packaging allows you to use every last bit of it.
Finally Glossier Cloud Paint is an old favourite that I want to revisit this month. I love how easy this cream/gel blush is to apply and the naturally healthy look it gives to the face. I really like using it on my lips too.
What are you loving this February?