The Monthly Favourites: April '13

Last month I missed my favourites, I think I went through a phrase of being stuck in a rut with my make up but now I'm back in action. This month I've gone back to basics with a new tinted moisturiser and neutral make up altogether.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser in Nude has been something I've wanted for a year or so, but after finally getting my hands on a sample, I was in love after one day so I headed over to Selfridges to buy it immediately. I was surprised at the shade range, not the best range for different skin tones, however I found that nude was my perfect shade for the summer. Major plus points as it has SPF 20 in it too and a little goes a long way with this, leaving you with a lightweight flawless finish. Combining it with my next favourite, Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning, I have a great 'summer glow' going on at the moment. On the same shopping trip, I talked myself into getting the self tanner after feeling a little too pale in the sunlight. I apply it at night, as my last step in my skincare routine so that in the morning, I wake up with the 'been out in the sunshine for 2 days' look. Origins GinZing eye cream has been waking me up in the morning and adding a little glow to my face. I apply this under my eyes and along my cheekbones for a little extra highlight, which shows up lovely underneath a tinted moisturiser. I've mentioned this a few times but I'm not a blush gal, I'm only just venturing into that world but starting off with Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful, well has been, bliss. It's a perfect peachy pink which gives me a little extra flush to the tops of my cheeks, which helps slim my face slightly. On my eyes, there has been L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Iced Latte, a gold pearl shimmer. Not only is it great for the eyes, but it doubles up as a highlight for brow bone/tear duct/cheek bones. Be aware it's very extremely pigmented so you don't want to make the mistake I did one day, I was looking a little too glittery. My scent on the month has been Tom Ford Violet Blonde, a musky masculine smell but a little more feminine version of Black Orchid. 

I've been sitting reading Allure magazine carefully these past few weeks, trying to educate myself with all the knowledge inside there. I'm passing it onto my sister this week so she can read it too. If only she can pop over to the US every month to get it as I don't feel like buying it for the ridiculous price over here. This month I have new favourite blogger, Suzie from Hello October, someone who I'm constantly chatting with on twitter and someone who has encouraged the majority of my purchases this past month. She works full time and posts every day, major respect to that! I'll be popping over hers in the summer for a cuppa and a rummage in her make up bag...

Luce x