Skincare is something we are always told to get right, as when that is perfect it creates the best possible foundation for our make up. And obviously it helps to keep your skin looking young and beautiful too!
I'm no expert at all on what skincare is best etc., but these bits that I have picked out as my favourites are ones that have made a noticeable difference to the condition of my skin.
I bought Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair after seeing so many positive reviews on other blogs, and I really love it. I've had it since around December and I've still got over half of it left, so it earns it's price tag in lasting power. I love the non greasy formula and I do believe that my skin, especially my eye area, looks better and smoother since using it.
Now I know that this technically blurs the line a bit between skincare and make up, but Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster has made it here because it is mixed with my moisturiser to enhance my complexion and give it a boost of much needed colour. I love that I can just mix a couple of drops of this into my night cream and by morning my face has a subtle and totally natural looking tan. I cannot recommend this enough, if you have a very fair complexion like me then I'd definitely consider this if you're after a easy way to get a golden glow.
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and the Instant Boost Skin Tonic are two products that I will always repurchase and use for taking my make up off at night. The hot cloth cleanser is gentle yet removes my make up easily and thoroughly, along with the muslin cloths that help to exfoliate too. I use the skin tonic afterwards as a toner, and it makes my skin feel squeaky clean and refreshed - I think it's always good to use it as it can sometimes feel that cleansers leave some trace behind.
Clinique Superdefense SPF 25 eye cream is a product that I wear over my moisturiser to give my eye area some extra protection from the sun, and I would always repurchase it now. I think sPF is so important, and as the eye area is extra fragile and prone to aging, I think this cream is excellent for giving it a boost - and the bonus is that it isn't greasy and the formula is really light!
Benefit It's Potent eye cream is something I use a small amount of to hide my dark circles. I'm not sure what kind of magic it is but somehow this cream seems to fade my dark circles so that they are much less noticeable and therefore much easier to conceal! I end up using much less concealer and therefore no little creases appear throughout the day. You also need only the tiniest amount of this so it is going to last absolutely ages.
Last up is Charlotte Tilbury Lip Magic, which is probably the priciest but best lip balm on the market! I won this in an instagram competition, and I love it! My lips get dry all year round, and this contains Propolis which is made by bees and has powerful healing properties. On top of that it also has vitamin e, hyaluronic acid, argan oil and shea butter - a pretty impressive list of ingredients! I love how it leaves my lips feeling super soft and conditioned, and it works a a long term fix rather than just hydrating them for a few hours before needing to be reapplied.
My last post will be my favourite drugstore skin care products! What are you favourite high end products? Do you like any of these? xx