September Favourites and Disappointing Products

I am aware that it is currently the 8th of October and I am over a week late, but its better late than never right?

This past month has been absolutely crazy for me, ive worked lots, been on holiday, and started my second year at uni so finding time to blog has been a struggle, but here I am. I have some exciting products to share with you this month so lets jump straight in.

As usual, lets start with my favourites.

1) Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette 

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This month I finally managed to get my hands on the most wanted palette of 2017, and holy cannoli it did not disappoint. This is BY FAR the best morphe palette yet and possibly the best palette ive ever tried. I know I don’t need to say much about it as I’m sure you guys have seen tonnes of reviews and swatches online, but this is honestly the most pigmented palette ive ever used. From mattes to shimmers, this palette is packed full of pigment. You also get a nice range of colours from everyday mattes to bold pops of colour meaning you can create endless looks. The only thing I’m not so keen on is the packaging. Dont get me wrong, its beautiful but where its white and cardboard, things get messy fast. If you guys didnt manage to get your hands on the palette this month, it is landing back on beauty bay on the 12th of October so set some reminders!

2) Too Faced Peaches and Cream Collection

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Again, this is a set of products I don’t need to say much about- check out my last blog post for my full review. I only purchased three products from the range but I love every single one of them whole heartedly! Not only do all three smell absolutely incredible, the eyeshadow palette is super pigmented, the setting spray is super mattifying all day and the powder helps control my oil- what more could a girl want? I have used the setting spray and the powder EVERY DAY since I received them at the beginning of September so they have fast become some of my ride or die products! I’m currently saving up to purchase some more items from the collection so keep an eye out for my review.

3) Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturiser 

I brought this product at duty free for my holiday as I hate wearing foundation when I’m on holiday as the heat, combined with my oily skin gives it a life span of about 0.2 seconds. I brought this on recommendation from my sister, who like me, has oily skin. For a tinted moisturiser, this baby has some coverage! This gives a nice medium coverage which can be made full  by adding concealer over the top. This is also a gel creme formula so is great for oily skin and this lasts a surprisingly long time on my skin. I have found myself reaching for this product a lot throughout the month when I don’t want to wear a heavy face of makeup, but still want to look presentable.

4) Makeup Revolution, Ultra Sculpt and Highlight Palette 

Makeup revolution is fast becoming my favourite drug store brand. Their products are so cheap, but such good quality, and this isn’t an exception. This palette is so pigmented and so bendable, it compares to some of my high end palettes. The highlight is so blinding its unreal, and the bronzer is a perfect shade for my skin tone. For £3.50, you can’t go wrong!

5) Pixi Brow Tamer 

I received this product in my glossy box and decided to give it a go, and id say its pretty much completely replaced my Benefit gimme brow this month! This is a clear brow gel so it doesn’t alter the colour of your brow products, but it does an amazing job of keeping my eyebrows in place all day without them feeling… crunchy? Does anyone else get crunchy eyebrows sometimes or is it just me? Some eyebrow gels leave an almost hairspray feel to your eyebrow hairs which feels gross, but this one doesn’t! The only thing I don’t like about this, is that the tube is clear so you can see the gel get mucky after uses as your brow product mixes with the product in the tube and goes a gross muddy colour, but this isn’t enough to put me off!

6) Lush I Love Juicy Shampoo 

As you all know, I have oily skin, so it won’t come as a surprise to you to know that I have very oily hair too. I normally have to wash my hair everyday to avoid it looking like a greasy mess but this shampoo has changed that. The natural fruit enzymes in this product help to absorb the oil my hair produces meaning that I can go two days before I need to wash my hair again, which saves me a lot of time in the mornings! This shampoo also gives my fine hair a lovely voluminous bounce when blowdried. It also smells incredible and is cruelty free!

7) Iconic London Fan Brush

This brush has changed my contour game big time. This is the perfect brush to get a perfectly precise, straight, blended contour that makes you look like your face has been chiselled by gods- (can you tell I’m a fan?.. no pun intended). Not to mention this brush is super soft so feels nice on the skin! I got this brush in a set with 6 others for £65 which is pricey, but definitely worth it.

And now for my disappointing products, theres only 2, so its been a good month!

1) Smashbox Pore Minimising Primer 

I really want to like this product, but I just don’t. I really don’t. I’d heard such good things about smash box primers and I love my benefit porefessional so I wanted to give this a go, but nope not for me. This product feels so silicony, its unpleasant and when i apply it to my skin, instead of blending into my skin, it rolls off in little balls? I don’t even know how to describe it, but I definitely don’t like it.

2) Rodial Nourishing Lip pencil

This is another product I received in my glossy box from September. Don’t get me wrong, the colour of this pencil is a gorgeous berry shade. But this pencil claims to be nourishing and non drying but it’s not, at all. This product dried my lips out so so much, I had doubts that even my La Mer lip balm could bring my lips back. This is however, a good product for filing in the inside of sfx wounds.

So guys, thats my favourites and disappointing products for the month of September! Let me know if you tried any of the products mentioned and how they worked for you. Also let me know if you have any products you’d like me to try!

-T xx

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