The best beauty products I’ve (re)discovered this month
And another Christmas has come and gone.
I hope you all got the chance to spend it with your loved ones and eat tons of delicious food.
Speaking of which… I feel like I’m still full from a 3-day marathon of big meals (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, AND Boxing Day). At the moment I’m lying motionless (except for my tapping fingers) on the couch and enjoying the warmth of the sun filtering through my big skylight… I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the sea lions at San Francisco’s Pier 39, but today those chubby creatures lying in the sun and I look remarkably alike.
Despite I haven’t looked like a stranded marine mammal all month long and have actually enjoyed putting on makeup quite a lot, I haven’t discovered too many new products in December.
The biggest shout-out definitely goes to The Ordinary skincare range. I love all of the four products I’ve tried, but the one that gave the most visible results is without a doubt the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, which really helped me get rid of the breakouts I had around my jawline over the past few months.
As for makeup, there are only two new (to me) products I’ve tried and loved this month, and they’re both Chanel neutrals.
One is the Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in 404 Julia, which really is “ultra hydrating”, but somehow pretty long-lasting, too. On Christmas Day, I applied it at about 11 am (on top of an old Urban Decay nude liner) and when I checked it in the mirror around 6 pm I noticed that its sheen and creaminess were still hanging around, even though I’d had a massive meal – very impressive!
The other Chanel product I’ve been loving this month is the Longwear Nail Colour in 505 Particulière. The formula is super long-wearing and the color is pure neutral perfection. I highly, highly recommend it!
Last, it wouldn’t really be December without a red lipstick, would it? As you probably know, I have (and love!) many red lipsticks, but this month I’ve had the pleasure to rediscover the KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 312 Cherry, which is a bright cool red that I find perfect for the Holidays. Plus, it has a creamy matte formula that is both comfortable and long-lasting.
Aaand that’s it for today!
Actually, that’s it for the year! I wish you all a fun and safe New Year’s Eve. I’ll see you on the other side! 😉
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