You may have noticed that things are looking a little bit different around here? Well, I finally got my act into gear and moved Good Golly Miss Hollie over to being self-hosted and using the WordPress CMS (About 10 years later than everyone else mind) BUT I’ve done it, chosen a cleaner, more user-friendly theme and dabbled with a fresh new logo. I hope you like it as much as I do! Here’s to Good Golly Miss Hollie 2.0!
And with the original essence of my blog being beauty-focused, in today’s post, I’m sharing my thoughts with you on 4 makeup and skincare products that are new to my beauty bag. All of them have been thoroughly tried, tested and have fast become staples that I absolutely love using on a daily basis.
4 Beauty Products To Try This Month
- £23 | Cruelty-Free + Vegan
I have had my eye on the Glossier Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid since it came out earlier in 2019, however, I was already using up other skincare and I couldn’t justify spending money on more products… That was until Black Friday came around and I decided to take advantage of the 20% Glossier discount and snap up the Futuredew Oil Serum hybrid. Blurring the lines between makeup and skincare, Futuredew is nourishing and luminising whilst being suitable for use on all skin types.
The texture of Futuredew is supple and silky without being greasy – You can tell that it’s oil-based, however, it is light and absorbs into your skin quickly giving your skin a healthy and radiant glow. I use Futuredew after applying my SPF moisturiser which is from The Body Shop and before I apply my base of choice. (Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation if you’re wondering).
Is Glossier Futuredew worth the money?
Do you need Futuredew in your collection? Not really, as it doesn’t have any real skincare benefits other than making you look more dewy-skinned whilst helping your makeup to apply more smoothly, but it’s a great cheat product for when your skin is looking dehydrated and dull. Perfect for the day after a big night out!
Being super pale and all, hues of dark blue/purple are pretty prevalent underneath my eyes. I need something pretty heavy duty to paste over my dark circles and even out my skin tone on days when I’m wearing makeup. Step forward the iconic Bobbi Brown Corrector in the shade ‘Porcelain Bisque’ which has a neutral undertone just like my natural skin tone.
The packaging may look small, but this heavy-duty corrector packs a punch – especially when your eyes are looking particularly tired. I use my ring finger, or a flat brush to pat the product under my eyes and sometimes around my nose and chin where I have a lot of redness. The formulation is super creamy and although not intended for this purpose, it does a mighty fine job of covering up spots.
- £20 | Cruelty-Free + Vegan
Truth be told, I actually bought this for use on my legs! I had a dressy occasion coming up and I decided to embrace the pale and not wear any fake tan. I did, however, want to even out my skin tone on my legs and so the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, I figured would be a good shout due to how light in coverage it is.
Glossier says that this product sits between bare skin and makeup and provides the perfect light wash of colour. Serving up a seriously dewy finish, diamond powder *fancy* offers a brightening, soft-focus effect while good old Glycerin moisturises the skin. The Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint comes in 12 shades that adapt to your natural skin tone without caking or masking.
It worked a treat on my legs see this pic and works equally as nice on my face. Sure, it’s super light in coverage but it really does offer that ‘your face, but better’ kind of vibe.
- £25 – £70 | Cruelty-Free
I have always been extremely intrigued by this product, most likely because Charlotte Tilbury is an expert saleswoman and sells it with such mystery and allure. Charlotte’s Magic Cream (as the legend goes) was apparently created backstage by Charlotte to quickly transform any tired, sallow or hungover models skin. It soon became so well known that people were asking Charlotte for a pot of her ‘magic cream’.
I have recently tried a pot of Charlotte’s Magic Cream for myself and the thick unctuous but non-greasy cream is super moisturising, plumping and luxurious to use on the skin. Containing ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin A, Magic Cream works really beautifully before applying your makeup, acting as a wonderful canvas. For firm, plump and dewy skin this is a pocket rocket product that is for sure.
So if you’re looking for some new products to add to your beauty bag, definitely give these a try, if you haven’t already.Follow my blog with Bloglovin