If you have been wandering where I have been recently, apologies, but I have just returned from 10 days in Antigua in the Caribbean, which was amazing! It was a family holiday to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary and if you follow my Instagram, then you would have seen lots of tropical beaches and fun vacation snaps!
I did a bit of beauty shopping before I left, where I purchased some new launches, along with some necessary holiday essentials, which became staples in my time in the Caribbean. The first product that I have fallen head over heels for is the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream which was a much raved about launch from last year. After trying a couple of lightweight bases that broke me out due to the chemical SPFs in them, I was on the hunt for a product that only contained mineral sunscreens, felt lightweight on the skin and gave me a decent amount of coverage. I am going to do a full review of this soon, but suffice to say this is pretty amazing stuff. It ticks all the boxes for me as well as being long-lasting even on my oily t-zone.
The new launches that came on my travels with me were the Urban Decay Beached Bronzer and the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara. I am obsessed with the packaging of both of these products, the palm trees on the bronzer just had me from the start, whilst the raised water droplets on the matte aqua metallic tube of the mascara is simply a pleasure to hold. The Urban Decay bronzer in Sunkissed is a great everyday bronzer that you can’t overdo and applies smoothly and evenly. The jury is still out on the mascara though, it undoubtedly gives good volume and length, but I found it to be quite smudgy and flaky. It held up fairly well when I was in the swimming pool but the formula has not blown me away unfortunately. I shall test it further in the coming weeks and report back!
A new product to me, but one that I think is being discontinued is Nars Blush in Gina. I have wanted this for so long and couldn’t find it anywhere, but recently spotted it on the Nordstrom website. It is the most beautiful deep peach shade that really compliments the bronzy tones of the summer and I have literally worn it every day since buying it!
Finally, I have two products from the Tom Ford Soliel Collection, the newly launched Ultra-Rich Lip Color in Solar Affair and the Cream & Powder Eye Color in Naked Bronze, which I missed out on last year and have been obsessive about it ever since! The lipstick is the most gorgeous coral that looks beautiful with a tan and has a lovely hydrating formula, whilst the eyeshadow duo gives you that bronzed goddess vibe. I have a post coming up on this collection soon so stay tuned for that.
What summer launches do you have your eye on?