My favourite products for July were: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer, Biotherm White D-Tox BB Cream, OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvellous, CK Brow Definition Pencil in Brunette and Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil.
As a testament to my epic failure of Project 20 Pan, here are the beauty products I’ve been spending money on lately. Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation (my holy grail foundation, and a replacement for the bottle that I am currently running dry on), YSL Touche Eclat (a re-purchase of a much loved product that I’ve not had in my collection for a little while now and I’ve fallen instantly back in love with it), Biotherm White D-Tox BB Cream (as per my recent review, this is a new infatuation of mine), Moroccan Oil Glimmer Shine Spray (I recently ran out of my Fekkai Sheer Shine Glossing Mist, so this was a replacement for that) and Essie’s Pink Parka Polish (I’ve been lusting after this ever since seeing it on Michele1218). Not a bad effort.
Ahh, BB Cream. BB Cream… What the hell is a BB cream?! Honestly I’m still not 100% sure but whatever it is, I’m loving it. From what I can tell (from my half a**ed research online) BB creams are sort of like skin care/makeup hybrids. Think tinted moisturiser with additional nutrients to benefit your skin. Sounds pretty good, huh? A few weeks ago I was set a sample of the Biotherm White D-Tox BB Cream to try out. I was pretty excited about it, as I had heard a lot of rave reviews about various BB creams but had never bothered making the effort to source one out for myself. And then this miracle appeared in my life.
As you can see from the pictures above, the BB cream does a pretty good job of covering up all of the redness and terrible pigmentation in my skin. It provides good coverage while being as lightweight as a tinted moisturiser, which I think is fantastic. As with most BB creams (from what I’ve heard) there is a very slight greyish tinge and I’m not sure this product would suit those with medium to darker skin tones – I tried it on my sister while she was visiting this weekend and it was too light for her olive skin. It works for me though, and I liked the sample sized tester of this product so much that I bought a full sized version for myself last week. If feel inclined you can do the same thing you can, for $49 AUD at Adore Beauty online.
Once again I find myself with very few items on my “I NEED THIS OR I WILL DIE” list this month, but of course I was able to rustle up four items that I would certainly be more than happy to own. These are –
01: MAC Blot Powder – For some reason I have been really curious about this lately. I’ve heard great things about MAC’s blot powder and now I’m curious to try it for myself. 02: Seven Wonders Detangling Moisture Spray – My hair has been a knotted wreck lately, and I don’t know why. I don’t have 1 detangling spray in my repetoire and as I am loving the rest of the Seven Wonders range I figured I might as well give their detangling spray a shot!
03: Biotherm White D-Tox BB Cream – I have been trying this out after being sent a small sample by Adore Beauty and I have to say, it’s amazing. I can’t wait to buy a full sized tube for myself. 04: Ultraceuticals Even Skintone Serum – I ran out of this over the weekend and nearly wept. It’s one of my holy grail skin care items and I have a hard time living without it! Must. Replace. Immediately.