Makeup Musings #3

It’s been a bit of a beauty packed month so far with lots of new bits that I’ve been trialling! Some are new launches, but some are hidden gems that I’ve only just discovered and bought. 

The Pixi Glow Tonic was a product I finally got my hands on after waiting out and trying dupes (like the Freedom Glycolic Glow Tonic which I’ve reviewed here). I’ve been using it everyday since it arrived and I can happily say that it works really well at giving my skin that radiance boost that it needs after cleansing. In comparison to the Freedom one, I can see why there is a difference in price. There is a higher concentration of glycolic acid in this one which means it’s a stronger formula for getting instant results (the Pixi one has 5% (£18) and the Freedom one has 2.5% (£6)).

Eyes wise, I’ve picked up six of the NYX Prismatic Eyeshadows to try. Like most other NYX products, these are ridiculously pigmented and are a dream to apply. I’ve got some beautiful shades which I will share in more detail later on this month in another post.  

I also reviewed the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette last month which I absolutely loved – so I guess it comes as no surprise that when I caved and purchased the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, I loved that too. I had heard about this countless times from so many other bloggers and I just could not wait any longer. I’m so glad I bought it – this is just one of those products where it really is worth the hype. It’s pricey but it is gorgeous. The texture and pigment of each powder is soft and glowy, so I can see this being a keen favourite of mine all throughout the summer months. The packaging is stunning too – all sleek and gold (perfect for blog photos, might I add).

There’s going to be a LOT of beauty reviews this month because I’ve also picked up the Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon Palette. I’m so thrilled I waited out and bought this instead of the holiday palette last year – this one is such amazing value! There are five full size powders in this kit (usually £23 each), but this whole palette is only £44.50. I’m not going to say too much here because I’ll have a full review up in the next week or so… but know this: it’s one of the best beauty purchases I have ever made. 

I’ve also been trying out a new matte nude lipstick. You might remember I’m obsessed with Gerard Cosmetics 1995 which is a slightly duskier pinkish matte brown shade. The new shade I’ve been loving is none other than Mac Velvet Teddy – I finally bought it! It definitely lives up to all that hype from last year, and I promise you it’s totally gorgeous. You need it if you haven’t got it already. I pair it with Mac Whirl Lipliner (another cheeky purchase) which I find gives that 90s vibe with a brown nude toned lip. Pair this with some jet black eyeliner and there’s some serious Clueless flashbacks going on. 

Have you tried any of these products?

What new skincare/beauty bits have you discovered this month?

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