If you’ve come here from Fluff and Fripperies, welcome! I’ve been making pretty with a few new favourites, but mostly relied on old gems. Here are my top five for April.
I’m revisiting Roger and Gallet Fleur De Figuier perfume, €39.75. I associate all of summer 2013’s best memories with it, and the scent itself is refreshing take on traditional spring notes.
Floral, fruity and a little bit zesty, it stands out from other delicate fragrances in the best way.
Sigh sigh sigh. My Dior Color Reviver Lip Balm in Coral, €33, is nearly gone. I predicted as much when I first reviewed it, but the reality is sinking in – I’ve flown through it.
I’m scrambling to think of ways I can make use of the tube once I run out – holding on to stuff like this is a must when the rest of your life is as glamorous as Penneys knickers showing through cotton leggings – but can’t find my inner upcycler. Hoarders, share your tips!
Design appreciation aside, this is a beautiful balm. The wash of colour stains, the finish is a flattering gloss and the texture is comfortable, so you can understand why I’ve been reaching for this above all other lip products.
Clinique Cheek Pop in Plum Pop,€20, has the best texture of any blush that I’ve used. It adds a flush of colour (or full on block of pink, if you’re as application enthused as I am) without altering the finish of your foundation. Altogether absolutely brilliant, my favourite of my favourites.
Peeking out in the above pix is Barry M Flawless Matte Finish Foundation, €9.19. It’s just easy – goes on with no faff, provides enough coverage to skip concealer and lasts all day. Hats off, Mr. M.
Those with champagne tastes on a cider budget should check out NYC Individual Eyes in Midtown Mauve, €3.99. Sophisticated-lady shades of taupe, pearly pink and aubergine make for a palette that punches way above its price point.
I take my unskilled hands and whack this on with invariably good results – shout out to the subtle shimmer and light pigmentation for that achievement. Other colour options are available, but this is my pick.
Anything rocking your world this month?