It’s that time again for my monthly favourites so get ready for my rundown of my most used products in the month of November! We have a moisturiser that will stave off any winter dryness, a drugstore powder that performs just as well (if not better) than many of it’s high end counterparts and a hair treatment that encourages hair growth. Let’s get started!
This product is by no means new to Liparazzi and you will have seen me waxing lyrical about it a few times before in the past. However I somehow forgot how incredible it made my hair feel and after purchasing it again, I haven’t been able to stop using it. It makes my fine hair super shiny, silky soft, manageable and most importantly, weightless. Too many intensive treatments just make my hair greasy, lank or static. I really do believe that this treatment aids the growth of your hair and makes it look mega healthy in the process!
I often struggle to keep my dry/sensitive skin hydrated in the Winter months and having the added difficulty of having a skin condition (psoriasis), it’s really important that I switch up to a more emollient moisturiser as the temperature drops. It can be tricky to find an intensely hydrating daytime moisturiser that’s suitable for use under makeup. Often heavier moisturisers cause your foundation to slide off your face as the oils break down the product. However I have started using Oilatum Natural Repair Cream and it’s been the perfect antidote to the dry skin that began appearing around my nose and mouth. I apply a thin layer every morning and a heavier layer at night to keep my skin looking healthy.
Although I only bought this perfume a few days ago, I was replacing an older bottle I had been using in November. I absolutely adore this scent which features Jasmine, Ylang, Bergamot, Apple, Vanilla and Musk. It’s delicate enough for daytime but has the strength to settle and infuse into your skin for a lingering fragrance. I know everyone has different preferences for perfume but I think this one could really be a universal favourite!
I was recommended this next product by the lovely Ashly from AshlyLondon whilst browsing in Boots. I had been looking for a really good staple face powder from a drugstore brand – something with a great texture and staying power. Maybelline Super Stay 24h Waterproof Powder in Ivory has been my go-to face powder for the last few weeks and I must say it has really impressed me! I have tried powders from many high end brands and this equalled, if not bettered many of them. The texture is silky smooth, it lasts for hours without the need for retouching, there’s a good colour range and it has a good bit of coverage, which I wasn’t expecting from such an affordable product.
Regular readers will remember my recent review of Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in ‘In Love With Ginger’ here. It’s been my red lip of choice for weeks now because the hydrating formula makes it easy to wear and the formula gives good wear for the relatively low price point. This lipstick is the perfect way to ease yourself into the red lip trend – without breaking the bank.
I recently wrote a rave review about the Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Millennium – you can see my full review here. I won’t spend too much time singing it’s praises because you know how much I love this product. It’s hands down the best cream eyeshadow I’ve ever used.
If you haven’t tried anything from the Korres brand yet then I highly suggest you sample either their Wild Rose foundation, Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder, their Lip Butters or this amazing full coverage concealer. I have recently been using this over my Bobbi Brown Corrector to completely erase under eye circles. You only need a tiny amount for each application and it sets to a lasting finish. This concealer is also incredible for hiding blemishes and redness due to it being slightly yellow toned in colour.
Last on my list for November are these two nail polishes – Maybelline Color Show Brocades in Knitted Gold and Barry M Nail Effects in Countess. Granted the Maybelline polish is a pain in the backside to remove by the effect it gives your nails is just too gorgeous to resist! On the other hand the Barry M shade gives you a lovely matte glitter effect that’s easy to remove. Both are perfect for the festive season if you want to add a bit of glamour to your fingertips!