Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The 4 Products That Have Totally Transformed My Skin


Unfortunately my skin hates me so I have to be pretty damn selective when it comes to a routine, I have finally learnt to cut down on the amount of products I use and instead focus on the quality, which is great for my face and not so great for my inner skincare junkie.

So here is my current list of beauty gems, the ones I would re-purchase again and again and again.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

You've probably read 14, 675784 times how amazing this is so here is your 14,6758785th.

This stuff is the bomb.

I was so unsure of whether to take the plunge, £27 for anything isn't cheap in my eyes and I was worried that the lightest shade would be too light but then the second lightest shade looked a tad too dark, what's a gal to do. I know the simplest thing to do would have been to ask for a sample but honestly the beauty counter staff scare me half to death and make me feel so awkward, especially when I rock up without a scrap of make-up on. Anyway, I took the plunge and I am so glad that I did, you know that patchy, cakey look you get to your skin after wearing foundation for 6 + hours, you don't get that with this. You get a smooth, flawless base that gives your skin such a gorgeous healthy glow, it's not going to cover a multiple of sins but it does give a lovely fresh, brightening effect to your face, which we could all do with come Monday morning.

I deffo can't wear it on a night out cause minimal makeup under strobe lights = eww but on a day to day basis I love it but in all honestly on a bad skin day you need a good concealer, think of it as a 'your skin but better' kinda base.

Pixi Glow Tonic

You know when you love a product so much and it's your absolute world and then day you one you think oh I know, I'm just gonna STOP using it cause I like living my life on the edge but then your skin has a mahoosive breakdown and you remember just how much you NEED that one product in your life. Honestly this is single handedly the best skincare product I have ever bought, it is the ONLY thing that calms down and completely clears my angry hormonal spots, it brightens, it smooths and it leaves my face looking considerably better.

I also breakout from every skin care product known to the beauty blogger and this doesn't break me out, Emma Hardy I am looking at you. I know the word acid is slightly terrifying but this is a good acid, seriously if my skin hasn't erupted into a million tiny teeny spots then I am convinced you will be just fine.

If you are going to buy even just one new skincare products this year then please let it be this.

Totally worth the slightly pricier investment.

Seventeen Skin Wow Concealer

I must start by saying this has the most beaut packaging, I get this out my makeup bag every morning and I actually feel like I am ready for the world, it's gold, I need say no more.

Now on to the important stuff.

This makes my face so glowy, seriously this alongside the bare minerals complexion rescue is pretty much dewy heaven, probably not a great combo if you prefer a matte finish but I'm all about the glow so for me it's the most amazing combo.

The concealer doesn't fade, it doesn't streak or cling to patches, it also doesn't darken over time and leave me with orange patches, winner.

Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser 

I am all about that Pixi hype, although in my defence I do only have the two pixi products at the minute but I intend to buy more, obvs.

Again, this stuff has the magic ingredient, glycolic acid, I never realised how much my skin loves the stuff.

This sounds like quite a harsh cleanser, you kinda imagine a thick consistency with a grainy texture on application but actually this is the loveliest smooth cleanser, it's soft and easy to apply, not thick or clingy on the skin at all. I still like to give my skin a good going over with a micellar water beforehand to get the majority of my makeup off as I'm not sure my eyes would take too kindly to this stuff getting in them but all in all it's super effective at brightening and clearing the skin and is a pleasure to use in the morning and before bed.

Pixi I LOVE you.