Monthly Favourites

Things I have been loving recently – November 2021.

Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Foundation – 0N1 Porcelain.

Foundations are one of the hardest things to get right when you are as pale as me, they are often too pink or end up turning orange. I have used Doublewear sporadically throughout my makeup career but have never been committed 100% – the colour was always one of the closest matches, it lasted all day but the finish was never quite right. Futurist Hydra Rescue is a medium-full coverage (buildable depending how many pumps you use) that has the glowy, radiant finish I look for in a foundation. It lasts all day and requires no touching up, even through mask wearing it lasts up pretty well. I apply it with either a beauty blender or my Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush. 

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser.

This was part of the recent John Lewis Beauty Weekend goody bag and is a cleanser that is going straight to the top of my ‘to buy list’ when it runs out. It is designed to remove makeup, dirt and oil but I have only ever used it as a second cleanser or when I am not wearing any makeup. It doesn’t foam up but instead forms a rich lather which doesn’t strip or dry out the skin. A great option for all skin types, especially those that are dry or sensitive.

Loreal Elvive dream Lengths Nourishing Waves Waterfall Mousse.

I have only recently started using a mousse when blowdrying my hair, after bad experiences many years ago with crispy, dry curls. As it was a bit of a gamble, I opted for a budget option so that it wasn’t a big financial hit if it turned out to be a disaster. I have been applying it to half dry hair before blowdrying and styling to set it in to place. I have naturally frizzy, curly hair and I have found using the mousse not only keeps my hair smoother for longer, but if I straighten my hair then it stays straight until it is washed again.

L’Oreal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Wonder Water.

I was probably the last person to try the Wonder Water but like the Waterfall Mousse, it has found a firm place in my haircare routine. True to it’s name it is a water texture that you apply to the mid lengths and ends of your hair and it works in just 8 seconds, making it the ideal treatment for people who are short of time. It does get slightly warm but it only lasts a couple of seconds and from what I read is a really common observation. I use it every other wash, alternating with my usual conditioner.

Mac Paintpot – Painterly.

Since starting my new job I have been wearing an awful lot less makeup, I guess that was bound to happen on leaving the cosmetic industry and starting at 7.45am. Day to day I have been using my Mac Paintpot to blur out any redness or veining on my eyelid and on the occasions that I do wear makeup, to ensure my eyeshadow lasts as long as possible. The colour is the perfect nudey pink for my pale complexion and is almost undetectable. 

What have you been using this month? 

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One Comment

  • Timmy

    Oh MAC Paintpoints, what a stroll down memory lane. They were certainly a cult favourite for a reason and sound the perfect choice for an early start on a working day.

    I really must try the Kate Somerville Goat Milk, I just have so many cleansers that I must behave and not open anymore.

    Mouse before drying and straightening sounds so counter intuitive but if you say it works then I shall believe you!

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