It’s January. It’s bleak. Everything is grey, and cold, and expensive (and how is it still not payday?!) so it’s time to have some cheery makeup picks. I’ve got three new favourites that have quickly joined the ranks of my daily makeup additions and they’re all pretty fab…
First up is the Glossier Wowder powder… the cutest packaged powder, ever. This is a finely milled setting powder designed to set makeup, blur imperfections and banish shine. Glossier’s entire aesthetic is about natural skin-enhancing makeup so this is not one of those powders that you can bake your under eyes with and go extreme for a velvet finish. It does a lovely job as the finishing step in your makeup routine, but I don’t think it’s a miracle solution for those in serious need of a hardcore powder. Consider it a great powder to touch-up makeup without the fear of it ever looking cakey.
Then there’s the Bybi Babe Balm. I’d been eyeing this product up for ages and ages and finally grabbed a tube – this is amazing! It’s essentially a multi-purpose balm that can be used anywhere, to perk up skin. The ingredients are all natural, and it looks and smells deliciously peachy. The balm can be used to naturally highlight any high points on the face and as a moisturiser on the lips, skin and cuticles. It’s got a bit of a cult following, and I can see why – the perfect addition to any makeup bag or kit.
Lastly we have another balm that you absolutely need. The Pixi Rose Flash Balm is a beautiful treat to nourish the skin before makeup application, and to make sure foundation is as smooth as can be. It’s the perfect pep for skin that looks a little dull or tired (so definitely me most mornings). It’s also beautifully hydrating for the skin – I’ve been applying about a pea-sized amount all over the face right before makeup and I can notice an immediate difference in how fresh and revitalised my skin looks. It does smell very rosy (a good thing in my books), but maybe not the one first thing in the morning if you have an aversion to all things floral.
Have you found any new favourites lately?