‘Pink Outside The Box’ Look

For my most recent look I created a subtle neon pink eye look with a bright lip. As usual I wanted to share with you all my thoughts on some of the products used to create this!

Firstly I must mention the base. I used The Ordinary High Coverage Foundation in 1.2P Light. The best thing about this is what a bargain it is! It’s just over a fiver which is such a great deal for such a good quality product. The coverage is full but not at all cakey and the finish is a natural demi-matte. I have super sensitive skin and this foundation did not cause a single issue. LJL Rating: 10/10

For my concealer I used the cult favourite ELF Camo Concealer in ‘Fair Rose’. I hate to say it but I just don’t think this product is worth the hype. I found it to be very drying and too heavy. It was not easy to blend into my makeup and just sat on top of my base. It costs £5 but I think there are so many drugstore concealers for less that work much better so unfortunately I will not be buying this again. LJL Rating: 4/10

For my lips I used Revlon HD Matte Colour in shade ‘Love’. This is £8.99 but I did actually find it recently in TK Maxx for £3! This is the smoothest matte lipstick and I would actually say it acts as more of a lip stain based on how long it lasts without creasing or drying out. The colour payoff is high as you can see but I think this shade would work with many looks. If you like a bold lip I would absolutely recommend this! LJL Rating: 9/10

Dry Skin Saviours

Today I thought I’d share my beauty routine when it comes to my skin. I’ve noticed a lot of beauty bloggers have normal to oily skin, and there’s not much advice out there for us dry skin people. I keep my routine very simple as my skin reacts badly to anything harsh, So if you’re looking for budget friendly beauty, keep on reading!My everyday all time fave is Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Day Cream for £5.99. This gives me instant hydration and makes my skin look so glowy and healthy! In this range I have also tried the Naturally Radiant Overnight Mask which gives such a glow!                              LJL Rating: 10/10For deep hydration I use The Body Shop’s Intense Vitamin E Face Cream for £14. ALthough this costs a little extra, it really does provide slightly more hydration. If you prefer a light moisturiser I’d suggest the naturally radiant cream, but if you have very dry skin, then this is perfect. I use this when my face is super flaky and dry.                                                                                      LJL Rating: 9/10For healthy and plump skin I use It’s Skin Power VE Serum for  £15.50. I add this to my moisturiser, or apply it on it’s own and it even outs my skin really well. Also worth noting how cute the bottle is! To wake up glowing I mix this with Avene Hydrance Optimal Rich which has such an impact.                                                                                                                          LJL Rating:  8/10For instant hydration on the go, I use B. Hydrated Hyaluronic Acid Spritz for £8.50. I use this first thing in the morning (partly to wake me up!) and it really refreshes the skin. I’ve been using this for a month and it’s made such a difference already!                                                      LJL Rating: 8/10

Let me know which products you’re loving right now!