April + May Beauty Favourites 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016
April + May Beauty Favourites 2016
I haven't published a beauty favourites post for ages so this will be a culmination of my April and May beauty favourites...even though it's almost half way through June, oops! Some of these products are new discoveries and others are products that I've loved for a year or more.

My favourite product that I've discovered so far this year is the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder which is probably the best setting powder I've ever tried. It is so lightweight but it helps mattify the skin without ever looking dry, caky or noticeable on the skin. It's perfect and I've been using it every time I wear makeup. Next up is another product I've been using constantly and I'm so surprised I haven't run out of it yet, as I use it so much, is the Max Factor Smooth Effect Foundation - I think it is discontinued but you can still buy it online. It's the best foundation I've come across, especially for dry/very dry skin, as it doesn't emphasis flakiness or dryness so naturally it's my go to foundation.

April and May have been great months for quick, easy and reliable products for me and the Benefit Gimme Brow is definitely all of those! I've pretty much run out of it but I can't part with it as it makes filling in my brows a few seconds job instead of it taking minutes. I want to try the Essence version so if anyone has tried it, let me know in the comments! My penultimate makeup item is the new(ish) Freedom Pro Studio Strobe Cream which is perfect for adding to your foundation as it is very subtle but it gives my skin a gorgeous natural radiance. Lastly, the Too Faced Hangover Primer which I received months and month ago and I've been using it consistency since then - it is a silicone free primer which is great for me as I don't like the feeling of silicone primers on my skin. It helps my makeup last and it doesn't irritate my eczema, win win.
April + May Beauty Favourites 2016
I don't really have any body, nail, hair or fragrance favourites, apart from the gorgeous Bodhi and Birch Ylang Ylang Incensa Shower Gel and the Molton Brown Ylang Ylang Lotion but I'll talk about them more in the June favourites.

I do have two skincare favourites though, the first of which is a long term favourite of mine, the Jurlique Balancing Mist which I sadly finished a couple of weeks ago and I definitely need another as the weather has been so hot recently which is so odd for Manchester and the Jurlique mist is the perfect refresher and hydrator. Lastly for my April and May beauty favourites, the Dermalogica Super Sensitive Shield which I'm surprised I like as much as I do because my skin can be a bit sensitive to SPF but it's fine with this. I do always tend to forget to apply SPF but I'm been using this in place of my primer on sunny days and even though I don't know if it's working, it feels good to protect my skin...if that makes any sense at all!

What beauty products have you been loving in April or May? 


  1. I adore the Vichy powder! it works sooooo well and lasts all day long :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. I absolutely adore that TF primer! I would love to try that Max Factor foundation because I have dry skin - typical that it's been discontinued! xx

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  3. Lovely post, the Too Faced primer seems like the perfect match for me, I need to give it a go.

    Olivia // Olivia // BLONDE LA MODE

  4. Lovely picks! I am so tempted by the Too Faced Hangover primer- my skin doesn't like silicones and is also quite sensitive, so it sounds perfect! xo



  5. I love the Vichy setting powder as well! Such a good product x

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  6. Haven't tried the hangover primer from Too Faced#on my list👙👙

  7. The setting powder sounds amazing, must add it to my shopping list!

    Parie x

  8. The Vichy powder is amazing i love how it literally is waterproof haha!


  9. HAHA I just read a post talking about Benefit Gimme Brow and I said I really wanted to buy it now I know I really should!! Great post! <3

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

  10. Loving the quick post, I'm dying to try out Benefit's brow stuff

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  11. I've heard so many great things about the Too Faced Hangover Primer, I definitely need to try it!

    Gem. x | slightgem.com

  12. I really like the Vichy powder - underrated in my opinion! Tried and love both the Too Faced Hangover primer and the Jurlique face mist too :)

    Jasmine xx

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