June’s Beauty Bag
There are only two makeup products this month. One is just ok and the other I have been dying to shout about from the roof tops so I’ll get straight to it.
Let’s get the just ok one out of the way. The latest addition to my nail polish collection is L’Oréal’s Colour Riche Le Vernis A L’Huile in the shade rose ballet. Initially the colour caught my eye, a beautiful dusty pink and the packaging well, that kind of helped too! I’ve only worn it once so far and possibly didn’t give it a fair go. I had no top coat on and unfortunately it didn’t last very long. Another thing I didn’t like about it and someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I think these polishes are subtly scented. This is not for me at all especially as I found it to be a rose scent which I find disgusting. Thankfully the scent didn’t last very long but overall I’m not a fan.
Right let me get to the good stuff. I have found my new holy grail foundation and it ticks all of my boxes when it comes to foundation. At the start of the month a dear friend kindly notified me that there was a sale on in one of the local department stores and with that I hurried down to get my hands on a few samples. I got four different foundations samples and boy did it pay off. The winner; YSL Fusion Ink Foundation. The colour range is outstanding and I found what I think is my perfect colour match. It lasts really well on my skin and although I am a little oily at the end of the day, it’s not enough for me to want to cover my face with a paper bag. Whether it is the colour match or the magic properties of this foundation, I feel like this is how I would want my natural skin to look on a really good day. The product description really sums it up,
’24 hours of soft-matte perfection and comfort. Our exclusive fine-as-ink formula perfects the skin yet wears weightlessly all day. Never cakey or heavy. Feel the difference of all day perfection and freedom.’
The consistency is nothing I’m used to. It is more on the watery side and I thought it would slip and slide on the skin when applying it but not at all. It blends well and I apply it with my fingers and finish it off with a stippling brush just to make sure everything is blended well. Another positive; a little goes a long way. I got this pot of gold at the start of the month and besides the odd day of testing the other samples, I have used it every day and only now am I coming to the end of this little bottle of magic. I haven’t even opened the full size bottle I bought.
This is the most expensive foundation I’ve used at around €40 but on sale I was lucky enough to buy it for €33. For such a standout product, I’m happy to hand over my cash.