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January 07, 2014

mascara | blemish treatment | lipstick | primer | moisturiser

Max Factor Masterpiece Max
While I don't always use Max Factor Masterpiece it's the one mascara I faithfully return to time and time again. Either Masterpiece Max or the standard Max Factor False Lash Effect produce long, fluffy lashes without causing mischief on the face. As much as I've enjoyed using Origins Ginzing for the past few months, I have to say the results are the same as either of these alternatives so why pay more?

La Roche-Posay A.I.
I won't ever shut up about how La Roche-Posay A.I. changed my life. Cystic spots don't scare me anymore as a dab of this helps eliminate them almost overnight. You can read my adoring review for more information on how wonderful this product is, I wouldn't be without it anymore.

Christian Dior Lip Glow
If I could only have one lipstick, this would be it. Christian Dior Lip Glow works with everything, producing a wicked tint unique to each individual. If I'm undecided on colour or just want something easy to wear, this is what I throw in my bag and often it's left there indefinitely.

MAC Painterly
I use MAC Painterly as an eye lid primer or base and sometimes as a neutral finish for lazy make-up days. The dull pink tone evens out skin tone, laying a foundation that helps colour to stick around all day, and shows shades off to their full potential.

Norwegian Formula Deep Moisture Comfort Balm
I have yet to find a moisturiser that is as lovely as Norwegian Formula Deep Moisture Comfort Balm; this moisturiser is light, non-greasy, quickly absorbed, and totally affordable. I might try more sophisticated products but I alway keep a pot of this around to return to.

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  1. Anna Blush1/07/2014

    I'm a regular user of La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo but have never tried A.I. Think I may have to because I tend to suffer with those horrid cystic spots.


  2. It is AMAZING. I have never found something to work so well for cystic spots. Overnight they change from being nasty, hurting, painful things into pain-free bumps overnight and then, within a couple of days, are completely gone.

    I have recommended this to friends and a couple of people have said it hasn't work for them and quite a few said it did, so it's not guaranteed to work but I would encourage you to try.

  3. Lets Talk Beauty1/07/2014

    The Max Factor Masterpiece Max will be one mascara I try this year for sure. I love long fluttery lashes


  4. i've got the la roche-posay A. I. and while i like it i don't think it's a miracle product for me (though i wish it were!) it diminishes spots but doesn't get rid of them completely but i'm glad to hear it works so well for you!

    little henry lee

  5. I just bought the Max Factor false lash effect mascara yesterday, I'm really looking forward to trying it out!

    Tiny Alis.

  6. LettersFromBee1/07/2014

    I love the Dior lip balm! I need to give the Neutrogena balm a try now too!


  7. i would love to give that dior stick a try! sounds wondrous! if you ever find any of fresh's sugar lip treatments, i highlyhighly recommend!

  8. Natalie Stubbs1/07/2014

    I just bought LRP A.I so I have everything crossed it works for me in the same way it does you. I was looking for a review on it actually so I'm pleased I've finally found one! x


  9. I always use drugstore brand mascaras. L'Oreal Voluminous has been my go-to for over a decade. It works as well or better than more expensive ones, so I'd rather splurge on other things!

    I just started using the Effaclar DUO and am in love. I hadn't heard of the A.I. until after I purchased it, but it seems to not be easy to find in the US, anyway.

    Painterly is on my list to try.

    Don't you love rediscovering beloved products, though?! I just recently wrote about the same thing.

    Shani x

  10. Dior Lip Glow sounds incredible! I do love the Dior Addict lipstick in Bow though, it's a beauty

    lillies and lipbalm

  11. Chelsea Leigh1/07/2014

    Wow i've never even heard of the lip glow before, sounds great!


  12. MAC Paint Pots are awesome x

  13. Celina1/08/2014

    MAC Paint Pots are great! I have mine in Soft Ochre and I'm looking to get more because they're so easy to work with.

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’


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