For once I will upload my Monthly Favorites post on time. That has to be a first and there is one proud blogger right here *waving* haha! That’s probably because May was a total blast on the beauty field and I barely contained my excitement for this post. I’ve found some brilliant beauty bits that left me completely smitten. Foundation and bronzer for flawless face, stunning purple lippy and beaut eye shadow to make my eyes pop and gorgeous turquoise nail polish to make me dream about summer vacation. Dream team.
Finding a new favorite foundation doesn’t happen very often but when it does it usually deserves to be banged about a lot. Meet the new love of my beauty loving heart – the incredible L’Oreal True Match foundation (here). This supposed-to-be drugstore version of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk ticks all the boxes and left me completely smitten. It offers beautiful medium-full coverage, which covers all imperfections and leaves my complexion look flawless. True Match blends so seamlessly into the skin for an oh-so-natural look, which I adore. It wears for hours and hours and the gorgeous semi-matte, yet dewy finish is to die for. Love. It.
Gorgeous non-orange bronzer, which smells of cocoa? Yes please! I confessed my love for the incredible Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (here) last summer and this year it is back on. It’s the best bronzer for pale gals I’ve found and I swear by it! It’s matte, which makes it perfect both for contouring and for dusting all over the face and I adore that it’s not muddy or orange. The pigmentation of Chocolate Soleil is spot on and it applies like breeze. The bronzer feels almost hydrating and doesn’t look powdery or cake-y as well. And if you are a chocolate lover – the divine scent will capture your heart in no time. Full review here.
I’ve been into the whole ‘make your eyes pop’ thing this past month and to help me with that I dug out my first ever MAC product – the Vanilla eye shadow (here). This muted white with very subtle sheen is the perfect brow bone highlighter but I cheated a bit and have been using it all over the lid instead. It adds such beautiful light into the look and I love how it illuminates my eye area. The shadow could also be used as base color and the pigmentation is pretty decent and is not chalky. Score.
The most exciting product discovery for the month of May has been this absolutely gorgeous Revlon Colorboost Crayon Matte Balm in Shameless (here). It’s the most unique deep purple lippy I’ve found and I am obsessed with it. I know that I should probably be rocking more vibrant and brighter colors this time of the year but I couldn't help it – it’s just too beautiful. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I adore intense shades like this. Plus purple lips and green eyes is quite the combo, don’t you think? The formula is far from ideal as it does cling to dry patches and fine lines but after a good scrub and under lip balm it’s all good. Review is coming your way veeeery soon.
For the majority of May I have been sporting Essie Mezmerised on my nails but since I raved about it enough here, I thought I’d talk about number two in my May most-loved-lacquers list. The ever so gorgeous Barry M Gelly in Greenberry (review here) has been keeping me a great company and I fell in love with it all over again. It is this beautiful turquoise polish with perfect blend of green and blue, which reminds me of nothing but summer and beaches. Greenberry is bright and bold and the faff-free formula allows easy application and days of wear without chipping. Get involved!
Have you tried any of these products before? Which is the one product that you have been loving during May?