Sunday, June 2, 2013

May 2013: Top 10 Beauty Products

Posts like these are my favourites not only to write but also to read.  In a world full of pr samples and reviews I always find it interesting to see what people are actually using and loving (or even hating).  I've been keeping mine to a top 10 format each month so that I don't go overboard and also don't bore you with a list as long as my arm of products I love haha.  Without further ado here are the products I've adored in May:

1.  NYX Colour Lipbalm - a lovely fruity hydrating lipbalm with a hint of coral colour

2.  Beauty Blender - this little pink sponge has changed my foundation routine for the better.  My newest holy grail item that I can't live without.  Read my full review here!

3.  Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat - I use this famous little beauty under my eyes as a concealer/brightener and it's amazing as everyone says!  I've had this for quite a while now but have rediscovered it this month.

4. Mac Mineralize Eyeshadow in "Pink Union" - I picked this up recently in a blog sale and I've been loving both colours in this shimmery pigmented duo.

5. Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation in Buff - I picked this up in the last Chemist Warehouse sale and I'm loving it.  Full coverage with a really nice finish this cream style foundation applys beautifully.

6.  Maybelline Color Tattoo in "Bad to the Bronze" - This is another item I picked up in the Chemist Warehouse sale and after using "Tough as Taupe" for the last couple of months I thought I'd pick this colour up to change up my base colour a bit.  The color tattoos are amazing - they last all day and provide a perfect base for layering other shadows on top.  I've been using this as a base all over the lid and then using a slighter darker brown for the contour.

7.  Benefit "Hoola" - I'd had this little number for a while and always been too scared to use it because I'm very pale and this is quite a dark bronzer.  With a very light hand I've been using this as a contour and it's lovely.

8. Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense* - I've been using this oil in my hair 2-3 time a week and its amazing.  My favourite part is that it's not full of silicons but do check out my full review here.

9. The Natural Source Camouflage Colour Crayon - This came in my March Lust Have It beauty box and its a great neutral colour I've been using every day in my waterline.  It's much softer than using white in the waterline and gives a much more natural look.

10. Bombshell Cosmetics Blush in "Beach Please" - I only got this in May's Lip Factory box but I have used it every single day since I got it.  Having not been into blush much before I have a feeling this may be the start of a new obsession.  This is a beautiful pink colour that is not as scary on the cheeks as it appears!

What did you think of my favourites this month?  Do any of my favourites match yours?

Kayte xx

*Items marked with a * show items that were provided to me for my consideration.  As with everything written on this blog you will only see my honest opinion and reviews.

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  1. I NEED a beauty blender. I have never seen anyone speak badly of them. Do you use the beauty blender to apply the Revlon whipped? That's my everyday foundation :)


    1. It really is amazing Sarah :) I've been using it with the Colorstay whipped - i just scoop a bit out onto the back of my hand and then dip the sponge onto my hand to pick up the product :)

    2. I'm convinced I need one haha. Where did you buy yours?

    3. Haha Yup you so do :) i got mine from
      Lipstick republic - came in 2 days, great service and she usually chucks in a freebie too. You can use code RepublicVIBs to get 10% off :)

    4. Aww thank you for the code! I may just place a sneaky order :P x

  2. The Mac eyeshadow duo looks gorgeous. Do you find that it's easy to pull off? I'm a neutral girl when it comes to eyeshadows, and colours like that scare me, even though they're beautiful.

    1. I have green eyes so I love wearing purple eyeshadow. With this duo I usually put the shimmery pink all over the eyelid and do a bit of contouring with the purple and it looks really nice - it's not so bright that you can't wear it to work (in my opinion)

  3. I love your favourites been using quite a few the same as you, big fan of the whipped foundation in Buff. Absolutely love the Beauty Blender too!!

    Jac x0x

    1. The beauty blender is fantastic isn't it - who would've thought!!

  4. Revlon's foundation was in my favorites for May too!
    Hope you enjoyed the weekend! :)

  5. What an awesome post <3 loved it :)


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