Monday, 12 February 2018

Kick Off Your Skincare Routine With Bravurađź’•

A strict skincare routine is crucial in my eyes. In order to achieve flawless makeup, you need a beautiful, blank canvas too. I do slack some days where I'm feeling tired and I'm too lazy to actually bother. On the whole, I'm not too bad, and one brand who I rely on to give me perfect results is Bravura London*. A skincare brand who caters all skincare types, are inexpensive and deliver high quality products.

Revitalising Ginseng Toner*; this toner honestly works wonders for my skin because as soon as I stop using this toner, I notice a massive change in my skin. It's so gentle on my skin and I feel as though it leaves it looking fresh and glowing. I love how clean my skin feels after using it. Apparently, it's a dupe for the Pixi Tonic and if there's a dupe, I'll give it a bash. Unfortunately I cannot compare it but I do know they're made with the same ingredients. This toner does have a slight scent but it's nothing too powerful.

Glycolic Acid 10% Peel*; The Bravura chemical peels are brilliant. They work well if you use one that's suitable for your skin type. This one fades any hyperpigmentation as a result of sun damage or acne, reduces appearance of fine lines, helps to exfoliate dry skin and reduces any breakouts. For me, the only thing it would do for me is reduce any breakouts, which I tried on my chin which keeps breaking out. It helped to dry them up which I guess is a bonus in anyone's books. Personally, I feel this is aimed more towards those with dry skin but hey, it's not a bad product!

Salicylic Acid Peel*; I've already got another bottle of this and I do love it. I find it works well with my oily skin as it helps to unblock pores, and I have a lot of this problem specifically around my t-zone area. My skin always feels squeaky clean and smooth afterwards. I also use it on breakouts, and I've found it works quite well. It doesn't sting nor burn which of course is vital.

Both of the chemical peels come with a dropper style packaging. I don't need to use a lot of product per use because a small bit goes a long way where this is concerned.

Azulene Moisturiser*; This is hands down my favourite product of the lot. It's the most beautiful, luxurious moisturiser ever and is just perfect for these cold, Winter months. It's thick but not too thick but isn't too thin either, so for me, it's an ideal consistency. My skin drinks it up and honestly, my skin looks super healthy whenever I use it. I tend to use it in the evenings because I prefer using a thicker moisturiser before I sleep.

I've actually reviewed some products more in-depth in a previous blog post which you can read here.

My love for Bravura hasn't decreased at all since I last used the products, and every time I use them, I fall in love with them even more.

Have you tried Bravura?


Monday, 5 February 2018

A Handy Multipurpose Product♥

Multipurpose products are just brilliant. They are a 2 in 1 which are handy to have - 2 for the price of 1 in some circumstances. One thing I love is highlighters. Wait, let me re-word that. I blooming love highlighters. Shimmer bricks are basically the quad version of eyeshadows as it contains more than one shade in the compact. Two I particularly love are the Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick*, and MeMeMe Shimmer Stack in Gold*.

The idea of shimmer bricks is that they are created with four different varieties of highlighter - you can either use the shades individually or mixed together. Being pale means I can only get away with using the first two, either together or themselves. The first two shades are gorgeous - light but glowy. They are more on the low-key side of highlighters - they are more natural looking as opposed to bright and blinding. Although you know I love my highlight to be striking, sometimes a subtle highlight looks better with certain makeup looks, especially those that are minimal (aka the "no makeup" makeup look). It's definitely more suitable to wear on a daily basis!

The other two shades? Too dark to use as a highlighter on my pale skin, however, this is where it comes in as a multipurpose product. Simply, I use them as an eyeshadow. I love brown and gold eyeshadows, so using these two is a brilliant idea. It looks beautiful as an eyeshadow and you wouldn't ever think it was a highlighter. Even though they are formulated differently to an eyeshadow, they still blend really well. The golden shade (the third one) is beautiful with a tan, so I imagine these two shades looking stunning on darker skin tones!

I actually took this quad with me on holidays because it meant that I had two highlighters to choose from but I also had eyeshadows with me too. No need to complain about room, eh? Not to mention that I've had many compliments using this quad as either eyeshadow or highlight.The texture of these as a highlighter overall has a buttery finish and blends dreamy.

Have you tried this quad? Any other multipurpose products I should try?

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