Friday, 27 May 2016

May Beauty Favourites 2016

I've finally remembered to do a monthly favourites post, yay! Usually I forget to write them or I even forget to take note of what my favourites are anyway haha. So these have all been my favourite beauty products to use throughout May and I can honestly say I haven't stopped using them and I haven't even really swapped any of them round, so that shows that I really like all these products.

First up is the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom eyeshadow palette. This is the follow up to their original Tartelette eyeshadow palette. Whilst the original palette focussed on more cool and purple based tones the Tartlette In Bloom has more of a warmer feel to it and it's definitely more brown based overall compared to the other palette. It's the only palette I've been using this month, which just shows you how much I love it. Also the packaging is just beautiful! I'll do a review of this product later down the line with swatches so you can see what the shadows look like.

In terms of lip products my favourite lipsticks this month are from Mac and Revlon. Mac's Velvet Teddy is now such a staple in many beauty blogger's makeup bags, one because of the whole 90s trend being in and also because of KJ (we have to admit that is a reason even if we don't want it to be) and I absolutely love it and can't get enough of it! It's the lipstick that made me realise that I actually suit brown lipstick really well, who knew! It's a lovely entry level brown that suits lots of different skin tones because even though it's brown it's a light/warm toned brown, so it's easy to wear and it's the perfect lisptcik if you want to channel the 90s trend. Another brown lipstick I've been loving is Whirl which is a fairly new lipstick from Mac as it came out last year. I bought it a few months ago and I really, really like it. Whirl is more of a traditional 90s brown as it's very dark and slightly cooler in tone but if you are into you're brown lips I guarantee you will adore it. If you also wore it with a very 90s inspired outfit then you'll have the look nailed! From Revlon I've been loving the Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie which is a very light berry pink shade. Usually I don't get on with berry shades but as this is more of a pink based berry shade with most of it being pink, I can get away with wearing it and I will also definitely be wearing it when it gets into the colder months.

Next we'll move onto skincare. At the end of last year I received a free sample of Lancome's Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector which basically fills in any pores or fine lines that you may have and considering I have lots of open pores that need filling in this is great. I kind of use it as a moisturiser before I put my makeup on as I find it provides the moisture I need without feeling too heavy on the skin. Also a little goes a long way which is good as it's quite a pricey product, but it's so worth it as it's skincare that works! (plus since using it I've hardly had any spots which is amazing considering I have oily/combination skin).

I've been sticking to primer for once which is a good thing. I've been using the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser which really does minimise pores and it helps the foundation and concealer glide so smoothly over your skin which makes for an easier application which is great. I reviewed it here if you want to find out more about it.

A quick mention to a single eyeshadow I've been loving which is the Natural Collection Eyeshadow in Milk Chocolate. I watched a video once where someone mentioned this was a dupe for Mac's Cork eyeshadow so I instantly bought it after that. I've had it for about 6 months now and this month I rediscovered it. It's the perfect mid tone brown shade to have and you can't afford not to try it at £1.99 for one eyeshadow.

NYX has recently entered some Boots stores and when I went up to London a few months ago I noticed that they had a stand so I picked out two different products to try. One of them was the Butter Glosses and the other was the Soft Matte Lip Creams. My favourites out of the Butter Glosses so far are Tiramisu and Eclair and my favourite out of the Soft Matte Lip Creams is Zurich. I won't go into too much detail now as I want to do reviews on those products but so far I'm very impressed by them, especially with how affordable they are.

A mention also needs to go to the mascara I've been trying out which is the L'Oreal Paris False Lash Sculpt mascara. It has such an unusual and thin wand but it somehow is able to give your lashes amazing length and volume which I was surprised with. It does give off that slightly clumpy look but if you don't mind that then you'll like this mascara.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my May Beauty Favourites, let me know what your beauty favourites have been this month, I'd love to know.

Thanks for reading

Chantal x



  1. I've been loving Velvet Teddy this month also, and I really want to get my hands on MAC whirl - it looks gorgeous! xx

    1. Yeah it is! Such a rich proper brown shade that packs a punch xx

  2. Velvet Teddy is my favourite lip colour right now too, I wear it literally everyday! I definitely need to check out NYX too xx

  3. NYX is in Boots!? I looove the matte lip creams, they are like the Tarte ones!

    T x

    1. Yeah I know it's great! :) Are they really like the Tarte ones, that's great to know they are dupes for them x

  4. The tartelette in bloom palette is gorgeous and though I haven't tried that exact shade of the Nyx matte lip cream, I really love the ones I purchased!


    1. Yeah the Tarte palette is so amazing and yeah the matte lip creams are fab too xx

  5. looks great !

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