Its the last month of the year with 2016 literally around the corner, I shared some of my beauty favs and highlights for Shahnaz Loves Beauty but there are a still a few more that I have loved this month. Its really been a lot about skincare for me this month as since holidays have started I am wearing minimal makeup and working my tan which means my skin needs more love than usual.
Starting with makeup I really am loving the Smashbox X-rated mascara that launches in Feb 2016 its been my go to on shoots and I have loved the way my lashes get amazing volume in a couple of coats. Plus no clumping or smudging just gorgeous lashes. Mascara is one of those items that I just can’t live without and I def love this one.
Blush is another item that I am quite partial too especially when I am in a rush and need to add a flush to the complexion. Blush is one of those products that lifts everything and looks oh so pretty. The Max Factor Creme Puff Blush (R119.95) they come in 4 shades with this one lovely pink gives a gorgeous shimmer glow with a hint of a pink flush. Its lightweight and enhnaces your skin tone and is a great way to add definition to your face after applying foundation and give an illusion of a a brightened complexion. The shade Alluring rose from the collection can be used as a bronzer and can be applied all over the apples of the cheeks, temples and chin. The lovely pink shade is perfect to also add to the collar bones, along the neck and on the brow bone.
Masks are a big part of my beauty regime and I normally opt for hydrating ones in the summer months. If you didn’t catch my post earlier this month I chatted about the Juliette Armand Vitality Cream Mask. Its a creamy texture that you can either apply and take off after 10 minutes for a quick hydration booster or wear it before you go to sleep and wash off in the morning to really give your skin the hydration it needs.
Oils are another big fav of mine as my skin gets pretty dehydrated from the sun and too many late nights. The Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate is seriously making my skin so soft and plump and really lasts the 24hrs as my skin is still so soft the next day. I apply 3 drops after cleansing my skin and I leave to sink in before applying any creams. Its infused with a blend of ginger root, sunflower and tamanu oils that help with signs of fatigue and basically boost your face to give a gorgeous glow so by the time you get to your base dewy skin is definitely the order of the day.
The Vichy Normaderm beuatifying anti blemish care moisturiser is perfect for women that suffer from imperfections like blemishes, marks, pores, shine and dull looking skin. I do suffer from blemishes and at times dull looking skin especially if I am tired and this cream definitely helps give me some serious hydration and add a glow. Love it.
Hope you all had an amazing Christmas.