The Best Bronzers For Dehydrated, Dry, Or Mature Skin

Hey, Lovelies!

There’s nothing quite like a quick sweep of that perfect bronzer to make your inner summer goddess shine. That said, if your skin suffers from dryness or happens to be mature, you need to choose wisely. Apply the wrong one and your complexion will be saying less goddess and more ‘my skin issues are now available in widescreen.’

For those with dehydrated, dry or maturing skin, the advice is to steer clear of powders. Instead, you need to find a cream bronzer – and luckily, below is a list of the absolute best of the bunch. They instantly transform ‘meh’ into mesmerising. Seriously, the creators of these bronzers ought to be knighted. Ah, the sweet, sweet magic of makeup!

1.Chanel Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream Cream-Gel Bronzer, Universal, £37.80, www.johnlewis.com

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Looking for that flawlessly natural sun-kissed glow? Nothing achieves it quite like Chanel (yup, I am a serious fan). Lightweight, luxurious and creating a gorgeous, glowing complexion; what more could you want? Better yet, the shade is ‘Universal’ meaning it suits everyone, no searching or stress required.

2.Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer, £36, www.chantecaille.co.uk

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This is such a great product. It gives you a natural luminosity whilst enriching your skin with much-needed moisture. The formula can be worn with or without foundation – enhancing your tan or providing a beautiful glow to fairer skin types, you can expect a radiant and smooth finish for a good 12 hours. Job done!

3.Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer, £28, www.spacenk.com

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I literally have the fairest skin in the world – which is a total pain in the ass and prevents me from ever tanning. However, since discovering Nars’ liquid bronzer, life is definitely better. The liquid bronzer has quite a cult following. It effortlessly blends into the skin, achieving an incredible golden and healthy complexion. Furthermore, the formula is loaded with antioxidants and hydrating properties that kick any dryness straight into touch. This is another great product that can be worn with or without your foundation. Perfect for days like these!

4.Essence Bronzer Brush, £3.50, www.feelunique.com

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There are some fabulous (and pricey) bronzing brushes out there. However, you do not need to spend bags of wages on a good brush. This one from Essence enables Insta-worthy results that stand up to any by Benefit or Glossier. The money you save can go towards next year’s holiday.

All 3 of these cream bronzers are out-of-this-world awesome. However, I would have to say my favourite is the Chanel Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream. It perfectly suits my skin tone and sweeps away any inkling of dryness in seconds!

Have you tried any of these and which one do you love the most? Leave me a message and as always, have a stellar Sunday. Stay safe.  Xx

5 Amazing Beauty Products To Carry You Through Lockdown With A Smile

Hey Lovelies!

Feeling a little frazzled from the lockdown? This weekend, give yourself some TLC with these amazing beauty products, guaranteed to carry you through lockdown with a smile. Rest assured that by Sunday, your mind and body will look and feel totally rejuvenated and able to cope. with anything. Take that, Corona. #Beautifullychill! Read on:

1.Bentonite Clay Mask, £12.98 (2kg), www.amazon.co.uk

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Formed from volcanic ash, this clay is an incredible skin saviour.  used for thousands of years, this component still retains is credibility for outstanding beauty benefits today. Brimming with nutrients and having the ability to absorb excess oils and bacteria, the ingredient is fantastic for creating a healing DIY mask or adding to your bath to infuse your body with utter nourishment and TLC. Also, this bag will outlast the pandemic (hopefully).

Should you suffer from breakouts, create a mask by mixing a tablespoon of bentonite clay with a few drops of tea tree oil.

If the lockdown heating system has caused dryness or redness, simply mix a tablespoon of clay with a tablespoon of honey and drop of water – and hello radiance!

2.The Ordinary 5% Granactive Retinoid and Squalene, £11.90 (30ml), www.cultbeauty.co.uk

5 amazing beauty products to carry you through lockdown with a smile
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For those of you who are well acquainted with retinol, this may seem like a step back. However, if you are a retinol newbie, have a bad reaction to retinol, or suffer from acne, this product may be a must-have. The Ordinary’s fabulous Granactive Retinold 5% with Squalene serum combats acne, will help to even out skin tone, whilst simultaneously hydrating and nourishing your complexion. What’s more, it is totally affordable. Take note as with all retinol or retinoid products, results are NOT immediate. You need to use this consistently and check in with your skin after a couple of months before you see good improvements.

3.SkinCeuticals 1% Retinol Cream, £74.55 (30ml), amazon.co.uk

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Should your skin be accustomed to retinol and of late, it just doesn’t seem to cut the mustard, you may need to up your game. Yes, SkinCeuticals is pricey, but it is SO worth it. Like Obagi, SKinCeuticals offer outstanding skincare results. Containing 1% pure retinol, this is the most potent non-prescription retinol you can get your hands on – and it is like gold dust! Fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, problematic pores will soon become nothing more than a bad dream.

Furthermore, there’s never been a better time to jump on the retinol train. As you may know, you can react to this ingredient and your complexion looks a tad worse before it begins to transform. So why not make the most out of the not going out situation and give it a go? As previously mentioned, don’t expect to slap on the product and wake up to a complexion of your dreams. You need to be in this for the long haul – but believe me, you will glad you did!

4.The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £5.99, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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Everyone’s skin benefits from moisture, and hyaluronic acid is that golden ingredient waiting to give your skin that much-needed moisture boost. This ingredient is awesome for all skin types currently suffering from dry lockdown skin. Additionally, each year we age, the need for extra moisture grows that little bit more. I love The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid for several reasons:

It combines 3 strengths of hyaluronic acid to achieve optimal absorption and efficacy.

It Contains B5 to offer extra skin nourishing and smoothing results

At £5.90, it is totally affordable and provides incredible results.

5.CeraVe Moisturising Cream, £13 (30ml), lookfantastic.com

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Another can’t live without product is this Moisturising Cream by CeraVe. Including 3 key ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide, this amazing product is my go-to night-time moisturiser. Literally, it combines everything my skin needs to help it achieve optimal restoration whilst I sleep.

I begin with some retinol and then apply this and sleep, knowing my skin is receiving the best care during slumber time. As with The Ordinary, I can’t rate CeraVe highly enough. Not only does it tick all the right skincare boxes, but it is also so cheap – just £13 for 30ml! Life may be a lockdown, but right now, life is good. Now, I just need to find a new hair dye…

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and has a stellar Saturday people xx

Review of Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

Hey Lovelies!

The dreaded winter skin look appears to have taken up permanent residence on my face; thus, I couldn’t have been more excited to review Smashbox’s new Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation. Just as I began to wonder if cosmetic procedures were needed, Smashbox’s foundation swooped in and actually delivered on its promised abilities. This foundation is SO impressive. Read on:

Ultra-lightweight, oh-so soft, this high-performance and oil-free foundation is definitely one to behold. You will find that just a little will go a long way, and with 40 shades from which to choose, along with a huge variety of undertones, you are certain to find the perfect match.

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I am a sucker for too much Red Bull and not enough water – and if my skin could talk it would be screaming, “Stop dehydrating me, NOW.”. Additionally, pores are my sworn enemy. For these reasons, Smashbox’s liquid formula really comes to my rescue. Fine lines, pesky pores and dehydrated skin fade into the shadows like a distant bad dream. The Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation ROCKS. It literally sinks into the skin, to morph and achieve that flawless second skin look with minimal effort required!

Key Features:

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1. Ultra-lightweight

2. 40 Shades

3. Seamless blend

4. 24 Hour Wear

5. Hydrating

6. Does not settle into pores

7. Medium-to-full coverage

8. Oil-Free

9. Cruelty-free

Conclusion:

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Smashbox’s Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation actually delivers awesome results. Although I didn’t wear it for a full 24 hours, it lasted from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. the same day. By this time, I was exhausted, and my bed was calling. However, unlike other foundations, this formula worked like a total dream. I checked my reflection several times throughout the day/evening and there was no caking; my complexion looked just as perfect as when I had first applied it. One word – incredible!

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For optimal results use alongside the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizer, £28, www.smashbox.co.uk

Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation is priced at £29.50 (30ml) and is available at www.smashbox.co.uk.

Have you tried this foundation and are you as hooked as me? Leave me your thoughts in the comment section below. Happy Friday people xx

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