October favourites and wishlist
GOSH Mineral Powder
This is my first mineral foundation after many years, which I got it more because the shade is light than because it’s mineral and I ended up liking it a lot. It covers well when I layer it, it hides redness and doesn’t look flat matte. It works best for me when I combine it with a bit heavier skin care (since my skin is on the dry skin) and it removes the shine of SPFs. I’ve been applying only liquid foundations for years, so using this took some used to, but it goes ok with a big flat kabuki, as long as you don’t mind some powder flying around.
BENEFIT Dandelion WANDERful World Mini Blush
My third Wanderful blush and this is the only one that stayed after they discontinued their old blush shades. It’s not nearly as pigmented as Benefits other shades I have, Shellie and Willa, but I expected that and don’t mind building it up. I don’t get the colour I see in the pan, instead it’s a type of shade that is so light that it doesn’t overpower your natural skin tone and it looks more peachy pink on me.
MAX FACTOR 2000 Calorie Dramatic Volume Mascara
I’ve been testing several regular formulas in the last months and I grew tired of using mascaras I just don’t like, so I opened my spare 2000 Calorie. This mascara is so good. It creates the most beautiful effect of enough volume, length and definition, it just makes the lashes look their best. Sadly that only goes for the regular formula that doesn’t have hold for my lashes, while the waterproof one fell short of my expectations, since it’s much thinner and less volumising. This and Pupa Vamp are my favourite regular formulas.
ESSIE Nail Lacquer
I finally reached for my deep shades after sticking to classic reds and nude nail colours. I used to wear such colours all the time and I still have a couple in my collection even though they are ancient. Luckily Essies last a long time. Sole Mate is a deep, almost black burgundy shade that is perfect for autumn.
MOROCCANOIL Smoothing Conditioner
This turned out as good as I hoped it would be. It works pretty much the same as the mask and my hair dries so smoothly after using this. It’s much lighter than the mask, yet it’s nourishing enough. It’s one of the best conditioners I’ve tried.
MOROCCANOIL Glimmer Shine
This is the same as La Croa Protect & Shine Hair Oil Spray and Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment, it just smells nicer. It’s a great product for dry hair when I need to make it look more polished and shiny quicker. It’s an oily liquid, so also nourishing and I appreciate it’s not one of those alcohol based shine sprays.
DOVE Gentle Scrub Shower Gel
Dove keeps discontinuing versions I like, but in the latest selection, I found one I really like. It’s rich like the original and smells lovely creamy. This one also has small beads in it that don’t do anything for me, but it doesn’t matter.
A’PIEU Madecassoside Fluid 2x – a (I’m guessing) a toner with centella asiatica, madecassoside, ceramide, panthenol, beta-glucan and some extracts. My skin tends to love stuff with madecassoside.
SKINTEGRA Infrared Superpotent Skin Supporting & Correcting Concentrate – a serum with ectoin, niacinamide, panthenol, centella asiatica and madecassoside, so another calming serum.
ALVERDE Festes Duschpeeling / Solid Scrub – a scrub in a bar form like those from Lush. I never had anything like it, but I’d like to try it now that’s easy to get and affordable.
NUXE Reve de Miel Honey Lip Care – new by Nuxe and the packaging is so cute. I used to have a Nuxe lipgloss back when they had them years ago and it was nice.
L’ERBORISTICA Pure Skin Tonico Viso – I saw this brand on DM’s website and I like the ingredients lists. This one has aloe vera, zinc, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, panthenol, urea, malic acid, allantoin and lysine. It sound like a promising exfoliating toner.
L’ERBORISTICA Perfect Glow Crema Viso – moisturiser with shea butter, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, bakuchiol, allantoin and urea
SCHAEBENS Milch & Honig Tuch Maske – I’m not sure we have this version here, but it has propolis, which not many products do in our drugstores. My skin tends to like sheet masks with propolis most. This one also has macadamia oil, almond oil, honey, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and squalane.