Wednesday, 7 January 2015

December Beauty Favourites

The very cold winter has well and truly had a negative effect on my skin this year. My lips have been exceptionally chapped, my hands bone dry, my skin dry and flaky and my makeup has developed a disappearing act. 

Every year there are a handful of products I reach for to help me through the frosty months and the king of them all is the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Skin Protectant. This stuff saves my lips every time, a small amount on my lips left overnight works miracles. I have very very dry lips and a tendency to chew on them, so this makes sure I get the moisture I need and also helps with the healing of all those chew marks. 

My hands are another area that need a little TLC over winter. I cannot stand the feeling of dry hands and I've been keeping this Jasmine scented L'Occitane hand cream on my desk at all times. It soaks in super quickly so I can keep typing and working away without the usual greasy hands. 

As for my makeup, my foundation has been an absolute nightmare due to my dry and uneven skin. I wrote a review of the Benefit Porefessional a couple of months ago and I wasn't that impressed. In the summer, this did nothing but make my face feel dry and tight, but oddly enough, it works wonders in the winter. I notice a massive difference using this under my current favourite foundation, the L'Oreal True Match. The two together help to achieve a flawless base that covers my many imperfections and allows my makeup to stay in place for much longer. 

The final beauty favourite of the month is the Bourjois Liner Feutre Eyeliner pen. I can't even begin to describe how much I love these things. I recently saw them on offer in Superdrug and I ended up buying 3 different ones! They are so easy to use, don't drag on the eyelid and have amazing pigmentation. 

What beauty products have you been loving in December? Anything new in your collection that you think will become a firm favourite? 

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean, I have chronic dry skin and only recently discovered the magic of hand cream. I really want to try the L'oreal True Match but ironically haven't been able to find a good match yet.


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