Its been a few months since I did a Loves & Letdowns so I’m a bit overdue; lets jump in, starting with what I’ve been loving!:
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream: This has been my go-to face product all summer because its just so easy to apply. I’ve got a full review on this product coming up shortly so I’m not going to get into too many details buy the Coles notes version is that I love it!
Delectable Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream: I go through hand cream like a mad woman because my hands are chronically dry, although less so in the summer. This one smells like lemon cookies and is thick and creamy without being greasy. Its made the list of one of my favourite hand creams!
Muji Canada Blush: I received this blush as part of StashMatters Muji giveaway and I can’t stop wearing it! The colour is gorgeous and the formula is fantastic – so happy with this!
BareMinerals Double Ended Brush: This was included in a BM set and its made me realize how much I love a good angled blush brush. Its been working really well with the blush noted above but it just blends any blush beautifully. The fact that it has a small flat eyeshadow brush on the other end makes it handy for travel too!
Barefoot Venus Lip Bliss (Spearmint): This lip balm was included in my final Luxe Box; I’ve been using it regularly since and its wormed its way into my favourites! It has a bit of a waxy texture but it melts nicely into my lips, leaving them feeling soft, smooth and moisturized. And while Spearmint isn’t my first choice for lip balms, the scent is really subtle. I’m getting to the bottom of the tube though so I need to figure out where I can repurchase some more of these!
Laura Mercier Transparent Setting Powder: I’ve only been using this for about 3 weeks but it’s quickly became one of my favourite products. I was looking for a setting powder that would keep me matte and wouldn’t settle into my pores – this does both. The powder is so soft and finely milled and applies beautifully and I really recommend it.
Kiko Milano Fusion 01 Powder Brush: I use this brush every day as a final step to ensure my makeup is completely blended. The fact that I only paid $12 US for this brush kind of blows my mind – it’s amazing! The bristles are so soft and fluffy and overall it just feels like a luxury, high-end brush.
Nivea Gentle Cleansing Wipes: These may be the worst makeup removing wipes I’ve ever used. I picked them up because they stated they were to be gentle on skin but they were anything but! They had a intense fragrance, made my eyes sting and irritated my skin. I made the mistake of using them prior to applying my makeup and they left a film on my skin that resulted in me not being able to blend my makeup. Would not recommend these!
CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer: I used the foundation in this line and was quite happy with it so I thought I’d give the concealer a try. Unfortunately this was a big disappointment. The formula is super thin so it does next to nothing in terms of concealing, plus it creases horribly under my eyes.
Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Eyeliner: This was a “YouTube Made Me Buy It” purchase but it wasn’t a good one. I can’t recall which Youtuber raved about this eyeliner but I found it to be extremely dry and difficult to apply. It also smudges like crazy.
That’s everything I’ve been loving and been letdown by – what products have you been loving lately? Let me know below!