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I have always been about the eye cream its one step in my skincare routine that never gets missed. Especially as I am in my 40’s my eye contour needs a lot of love. Its such a senstive area that can get dehydrated quickly which means fine lines. Which of course I do NOT want.  So with that I want to introduce the latest Filorga NCEF Reverse Eyes Supreme Multi-Correction Eye Cream. This eye cream takes eye creams to the next level and my under eye area has never felt better.

For those of you who haven’t used Avene you need to check the French Skincare brand out. The heart of the brand is the Thermal Spring Water which has healing properties and really focuses on sesnitive skin. If you follow me on instagram you would have seen me banging on about the Thermal Water, its a must have for everyone. Its really all about getting gorgeous skin with Avene as they have such wonderful products on offer. Today I am chatting about two products the Soothing Moisture Mask and the Refreshing Mattifying Fluid. Loving them both.

Love the Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsule Radiance Renewal System so much. I would say for me by far one of the best skincare products Elizabeth Arden have launched. Since I first got my hands on these bad boys its been all I can chat about. If you are looking to add some Vitamin C into your skincare routine you need to try these. As you all know Vitamin C is key for our skin and Elizabeth Arden have got it so right with these capsules.

I am all about hydrating skincare now that I am in my 40’s of course anti ageing is in there too and so much more. However I found as I got older my skin gets more dehydrated and it needs all the moisture it can get. In this post its all about getting hydrated with Dermalogica. The Skin Smoothing Cream that has been relaunched plus the new Instensive Moisture Cleanser. These 2 have been great for me over the colder months but I still need hydration in ths summer months too. You definitely can’t go wrong with this combo. Even though I layer up my skincare this combo have been key in helping me keep my skin looking and feeling great.

So how do these Dermalogica products work?

Elizabeth Arden have upped their game on a whole other level each time I test something out I am blown away. The 8HR range has grown from the cult cream to a whole range to include a face oil, face mist, sun screen, lip balm and now a moisturiser. I have been getting my glow on with the Elizabeth Arden 8HR Daily Defense Moisturiser Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35. Its got so many skincare benefits and it leaves skin so hydrated you literally can’t go wrong here. Its my go to moisturiser and will definitely invest in one for my pro kit.

For those of you who haven’t tested out the affordable skincare brand African Extracts you must definitely check it out. I had seen the brand in stores but always just strolled right on past. Until a fellow makeup artist started chatting about some of the products and how great they are. Its so affordable so if you are looking for something to start out with this may be it for you. Obviously you need to add in an exfoliator and mask (they do have in the oily prioblem skin range), serum and an SPF but there are some good products to add in to your skincare routine. Sadly skincare is something you have to spend money on there is just no getting away with that.

I have been busy testing out the latest Ren Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen and so far so good. Its a 25% zinc based mattifying sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, blue light protection, with non nano technology and its vegan. I don’t normally go for mattifying face sunscreens because usually I am all about the glow but it actually is a good one for me. I put it to the test yesterday on insta stories to see how it looked and felt. Not sure how great it will be on a dark skin tone so still need to put that one to the test.

Bioderma is one of those French affordable beauty brands I just love. Known for their cult Micellar Water they have now launched a new range focusing on brightening and pigmemtation. Two things that are super important for me. Introducing the Bioderma Pigmentbio range that also has a Brightening Micellar Water which I love love love love. I have been testing the products for the last couple of months in and around my other products. I always like to give skincare time rather than report back after a week. Whether its really helped my issue with pigmentation I am not sure but it has definitely added to hydration and brightening of my skin.

Due to the effects of sun, pollution, ageing, pregnancy, or breakouts the skin gets marks and dark spots. This is excactly what has happened to me over time so I am always on the look out for products that can help reduce or lighten them. Bioderma created this new range for sensitive skin to help combat hyperpigmentation. The products contain a LumirReveal Technology that acts on the steps of pigmentation: reduce dark spots, prevent new ones appearing and restore the skin’s brightness .

Dermalogica celebrates 25 Years of of amazing skincare this month of July and I have luckily been included to be involved to celebrate with them. You have only today to enter to stand a chance to win the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil giveaway worth R1379 (30ml). If like me you struggle with dehydrated skin this oil is a goodie. I know lots of people freak out when they hear face oil but this one is amazing. Apply it and it melts into your skin leaving a gorgeous glow and super soft skin.

I wanted to chat about a few of my favourite Chanel beauty products today especially for those thinking of splurging but not sure what to get. Of course their eyeshadows are lovely and basically everything Chanel is lovely but here is a little selection. I have selected mostly makeup items but also with one skincare product too from the Hydra Beauty range. For me makeup is all about good skin that’s contoured and glowing so that’s why I have chosen the makeup items in this post. Chanel have quite a few foundations to choose from and it can get confusing what to go for. Here I have gone for a dewy one but their latest matt foundation is also amazing. It really depends on what look you are going for.