Another month down, another favourites post. May has been a busy month, I've finished university and have been working up in London but it's also been a month for rediscovering old favourites, or perhaps products I once discarded.
As with April, there's only one skincare product, as I've found a skincare routine I'm pretty happy with and I didn't want to bore you by banging on about the same products. The La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo is another one of those crazily hyped products that almost everyone has heard of and tried. This product is supposed to correct and unclog pores to eventually leave you with clearer looking skin. It's also quite mattifying and makes for a great base under foundation. I use this in the mornings before moisturiser and my skin has definitely been a lot better lately (*touches wood*). I've had this since the beginning of the year and I'm yet to run out, but if you're looking to buy it, it's currently on 3 for 2 at Boots. Speaking of Boots, I dug out No7's Essentially Natural Foundation in Calico from my stash and have been setting it with MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural this month for the perfect luminous complexion. Essentially Natural is a buildable light coverage foundation which leaves a natural finish to the skin.
Cream products have definitely had a moment in May. First of all, my new love in the form of the Bourjois Cream Blushers. I have shades Nude Velvet and Rose Tender and they are both beautiful. I reviewed them earlier this week so I won't bore you with the same details but they are pigmented, smooth to apply and give a gorgeous colour to the skin. The next cream product is one I have a love hate relationship with. I've had the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze for a while now and whilst I love the colour (anyone know of a similar powder shade?), I find it always slides off my eyelids too quickly and up until this month I just threw it to the back of my drawer. Whilst for me it's not the most long lasting colour, I still use it and in conjunction with the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, I find it lasts a little bit longer. This with a slick of mascara and a nude lip is a quick and easy, good to go look, which is something I've needed whilst working in London. Another look I've been enjoying comes in the form of the Naked Basics palette. For an easy everyday look, I've been applying Walk of Shame over the entire lid, whilst using Naked 2 for added definition in the crease.
So those are my May favourites, but what have you been loving this month?