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5 Beauty Products I've Been Testing Recently

Monday, 23 March 2020

-If a product is marked with an * then it was PR/Gifted to me. This post contains no paid content-
 I thought I'd do a little round-up of some beauty products I've been testing out recently because I haven't done a round-up like this for a while and there's a nice array of products to talk about. Some of the products are actually new to the market and some are just new to me.

Got2b Farewell Flyaways Styling Serum and Wand RRP £4.19
I decided to pick up Got2b's new Farewell Flyaways because I thought it would be good for when I'm leaving the house with my natural, frizzy/wavy hair in a messy bun because I always get some flyaways at the front which basically looks like someone has rubbed a balloon on my head (lol). So I thought it might help to keep everything in place and looking a bit more polished. I know the whole point of a messy bun is for it to look messy, but there's a messy bun and then there's a messy bun. The stying serum has a really nice fruity scent and it comes with a mascara brush wand which makes it easy to glide through your hair. The serum also doesn't leave your hair greasy, sticky or crispy, which I was a bit worried about. For £4.19 I think it's a good little product to have at hand, especially when I saw a company advertise something similar on my Facebook ads for £19.99 recently!

Revolution Conceal & Define Infinite Concealer 5ml RRP £6 
I just had to pick up the new Conceal & Define infinite Concealer when it was released because I love the sound of the 20% more coverage and 20% more pigment claims. There are also 60 shades available which is amazing, although I think I picked up my concealer in one shade too light (oops!). Another factor that pulled me in is the fact that it contains niacinamide which is one of my go-to spot-busting products when my skin is acting up, especially as my skin seems to have a love/hate relationship with tea tree which is most people's go-to when their skin is breaking out. The concealer itself definitely has more coverage than the original conceal and define and I also think the formula is better too as it's not as creamy and it just feels more stable on the skin. Although I like the original Conceal and Define, I felt like it was almost slippy on my oily skin if that makes sense. Whereas the Infinite concealer lasts longer on my skin. I definitely should've bought C2 instead of C1 but it still sorts out my under eyes and blemishes well. I will definitely be repurchasing this concealer in the XL.

REN ClearCalm Non-Drying Spot Treatment 15ml RRP £17.50
A lot of spot treatments tend to be quite drying on the skin and as someone who has quite a sensitive but oily, spot-prone skin type, that's not ideal. So when my last spot treatment ran out I decided to check out what REN offered for spot-prone skin and I found that their offering was almost half the price of what I was paying for my usual go-to product for the same amount of product. I've also been using REN's Anti-Redness Serum and Global Protection Day Cream from the EverCalm range recently and I've really been enjoying them. The first couple of days using the Non-Drying Spot Treatment, I didn't think it was doing much at all and I'm not going to lie, I was quite disappointed but then all of a sudden, I started to notice a difference in how my skin was looking (both the spots and the area around the spots) and the fact that they were actually going away which is great because normally I'm left with the remnants of a spot for around a week, sometimes more. I can also confirm that it doesn't dry out your skin like other spot treatments do, so I could imagine this being quite good for people who dry skin who get hormonal spots during that time of the month too. 



Evolve Beauty Cotton Fresh Deodorant Cream RRP £10*
I've also been trying out Evolve Beauty's Cotton Fresh Deodorant Cream* because I ideally want to make the change to natural deodorant soon if possible. Evolve Beauty's deodorant cream is blended with organic Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Kaolin, Biocarbonate of Soda and natural essential oils which they claim all work together to give you effective long-lasting freshness. I like that the deodorant comes in a glass jar because I've tried a few natural deodorants and had some issues with the packaging and I just think you can't really go wrong with a glass jar, can you? It has a light clean scent which I think the majority of people who try it will like and it doesn't feel greasy. It also doesn't feel gritty like some other natural deodorants I've tried that contain Bicarbonate of Soda. It definitely works as a deodorant and keeps you feeling fresh but I wouldn't say it lasts all day, but most of the day, so you would probably be best popping it in your bag just in case. 


-Bottom to top - Moonlit, Rose Gold and Sunkissed-
Bali Body Highlighter Stick in Moonlit, Rose Gold and Sunkissed RRP £25.95*
Bali Body have released a new cosmetics range and they've recently released a highlighter stick which is available in 3 different shades - Moonlit, Rose Gold and Sunkissed. The highlighter sticks have a creamy formula which blends into your skin effortlessly creating a gorgeous luminous glow. I would say the best shade for me is Moonlit which is more of a champagne shade but I could probably get away with Rose Gold in the summer when my freckles are out. It does dry down on your skin quite quickly so you have to make sure you blend it in as soon as you apply it. It is shimmery but not too shimmery. I apply it with the wand applicator and then tap it in with my finger to get a quick dewy glow. You can also use the highlighter sticks as a blush, bronzer or eyeshadow. I've actually tried the shade Sunkissed as an eyeshadow as the shade is too dark for me to use as a highlighter and it looked really pretty! P.S I did take some swatch photos but they didn't turn out very well but the Bali Body website has some accurate swatches.

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