May & June Favourites 2017

May & June Favourites 2017 - Maybelline Matte & Poreless Foundation, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Duo, Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder, Urban Decay Ultimate Naked Basics Palette, Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara, Burt's Bees Acai Berry Lip Balm, Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant, Essie Nail Polish in Shall We Chalet?

June was definitely a weird month – after the craziness on the site in May, I had a lot of craziness in real life through June (including a birthday and a trip to Sydney!) so I just wasn’t getting as much time as I would’ve liked for the site. But now, as we enter July, I’m refreshed and revitalised and can’t wait to get regular content going once again. Anyway, here’s a look at the products that I’ve been loving lately.

May & June Favourites 2017 - Maybelline Matte & Poreless Foundation, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Duo, Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder, Urban Decay Ultimate Naked Basics Palette, Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara, Burt's Bees Acai Berry Lip Balm, Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant, Essie Nail Polish in Shall We Chalet?

Maybelline Matte & Poreless Foundation

AVAILABLE FROM: Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Adore Beauty.

This Maybelline base has been hanging out in my drawers for about six months and although I liked it from the first try, lately I’ve been reaching for it constantly. To begin with, the shade match is about the best that I’ve found in the drugstore for me which is a huge win. But the formula is also worth raving about. It has just enough coverage for my everyday makeup and lasts beautifully all day long. The finish is perfect for this cooler weather so this has been my go-to for a little while now. It’s quickly becoming one of my favourite budget bases on the market.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Duo*

AVAILABLE FROM: Mecca, Adore Beauty, David Jones, Myer, Bobbi Brown Australia.

I was dealing with a bit of a skin flare-up at the end of May and this creamy concealer was my life-saver when it came to covering the spots appearing on my chin and jawline. The formula is thick but blends in beautifully to the skin. And the pigmentation really packs a punch. I only need the tiniest bit to cover a spot and it does a great job at correcting any redness, too. It’s no wonder that I’ve been hearing great things about this formula for years now.

Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder in Afterglow*

AVAILABLE FROM: Milani AU, Milani USBeauty Bay, Vama Cosmetics, Discount Beauty Boutique.

Another monthly favourites post, another highlighter love. Lately, I’ve been reaching for this one a lot because the shade is just beaaautiful on my skin tone. Pearlescent, a little bit golden and very glowy. The formla is just as lovely as some of my higher end formulas so I’ve been very impressed with this one. It’s also great to see a product with such an extensive shade range for a budget price.

Urban Decay Ultimate Naked Basics Palette

AVAILABLE FROM: Urban Decay, Mecca, Sephora (US), Ulta (US).

I’ve been all about a neutral, matte eye lately and of course, it doesn’t get much better than a palette called the ‘Ultimate Naked Basics’. This one’s full of pretty much any shade I’d need to put together a matte eye look, with plenty of options depending on how intense or smokey I’d like it to be. And the formula is absolutely lovely. It’s super blendable and easy to work with. Urban Decay definitely know how to put together a beautiful eyeshadow palette.

Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara

AVAILABLE FROM: Priceline, Chemist Warehouse.

Just another Maybelline mascara favourite. There’s something about their range that just works for me. The latest addition to the line-up has been just as impressive. Plenty of volume, lots of lengthening and it holds a decent curl throughout the day. The wand can be a little messy on the lash line if you’re not careful but nevertheless, I’ve been reaching for this one pretty much every day.

Burt’s Bees Acai Berry Lip Balm

AVAILABLE FROM: Priceline, RY.com.au.

The winter weather has well and truly taken it’s toll on my lips so I’ve been keeping a lip balm within reaching distance at all times. This simple, acai berry option has been my top pick, however, for during the day. The formula feels incredibly hydrating on the lips without feeling heavy and also works as a great base for lip products. No surprises that this has been the last step of my skincare routine each morning.

May & June Favourites 2017 - Maybelline Matte & Poreless Foundation, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Duo, Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder, Urban Decay Ultimate Naked Basics Palette, Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara, Burt's Bees Acai Berry Lip Balm, Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant, Essie Nail Polish in Shall We Chalet?

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser*

AVAILABLE FROM: Glossier.

I picked this up in my Shopandbox haul last month and since then, I’ve been reaching for this most nights after already removing my makeup. The texture is definitely different to any other cleanser I’ve tried but I have been loving this one. It leaves my skin feeling subtly hydrated and super fresh – exactly what I’m after at night time. This first foray into Glossier skincare has definitely been a success.

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant*

AVAILABLE FROM: Adore Beauty, Mecca, Active Skin, RY.com.auDavid Jones,

Another rave about this exfoliating powder-to-paste wonder product. As I already mentioned, my skin cracked a bit of a hissy fit towards the end of May and using this religiously every couple of days made a huge difference. Not only to the overall texture of my skin but also to the lifespan of the spots on my chin and jawline. If you struggle with texture or angry spots, definitely add this to your wishlist.

Essie Shall We Chalet?*

AVAILABLE FROM: Priceline, Cosmetic Capital.

As I try to make the most of my nail polish collection, I’ve been trying to reach for a different shade every time I paint my nails. But that plan went out the window when I put reached for this shade in early May. Since then, I’ve worn this shade four times now. To the extent that I’d fully painted my nails with another shade, changed my mind, and reapplied this. It’s such a classy, winter-appropriate shade and the formula is incredible, as is always the case with Essie. It’s from a previous Winter collection but if you spot it in stores, snap. it. up.

What were your favourites this month?

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  • So many of my faves as well! I’ve been loving the Maybelline Fit Me foundation and the Dermalogica Superfoliant! I’m actually just about to crack open that new Maybelline mascara- I’m so keen to try it!

  • Glossier skincare is everywhere at the moment! It sounds amazing!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  • Bernadette

    That glow powder from Milani sounds incredible! I’ve also been curious about that milk jelly cleanser for a while now, I definitely need to try it out.

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

    • It’s a really beautiful budget option! 🙂 and yes! if you can get a chance to try Glossier, definitely take a look!

  • The Sunday Mode

    Do you think Milani Afterglow would suit my super pale skin as well? I’m always up for new highlighters to try!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • Shilpa Shetty

    Even I’m in love with MAYBELLINE Volume Express Colossal Big Shot Mascara ,..

  • I’m so curious to try the Glossier cleanser – it’s so hyped and the fact it has limited availability outside of the States only adds to its allure :p The UD Ultimate Naked Basics Palette looks so versatile and beautiful – though I am a shimmery eyeshadow girl at heart, I do appreciate a well formulated matte and I just know that if I ever did get it, chances are I won’t be disappointed!

    • Aah I know! It’s a clever move from Glossier 😛 and I’m the same! normally a shimmery girl but I’ve been using this a lot and then making use of some of my single eyeshadows for some shimmer on the lid!

  • I NEED to get my hands on a Milani Highlighter! They look simply beautiful! Love the variety of products lovely! x

    Tash // The-happening-collective.com

  • I’m desperate to get my hands on that Glossier cleanser! I’ll have to start saving up for a US haul so I’ve got a few goodies to post over rather than just one thing.

    My June favorite is definitely my Estee Lauder Doublewear Light foundation – I think I’ve found my holy grail base!

    • Yesss! Start adding to your wishlist now 😉 and ooh I haven’t tried the light version of Doublewear, I’ll have to give it a go! 🙂

  • Thank you!